@Chindonan Dive Resort

PADI Discover Scuba Dive

At Chindonan Dive Resort, Coron Bay, Palawan

The well-renowned PADI ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ (DSD) is an established, respected introduction to the joys and wonders of scuba and the underwater world. Under the secure guidance of an Instructor, you will have the opportunity to explore the local oceanic world and complete some basic dive skills. DSD is not a certification but an experience. If you’re unsure whether you want to go on to take your certification, the PADI DSD is an ideal way to make your mind up.

We're a 5 Star PADI Dive Resort

As a 5 Star PADI Resort, you can feel comfortable and safe when booking your dives and ongoing diving education with Chindonan Dive Resort. Our professional team of Dive Instructors will ensure your comfort and safety whilst creating a unique learning environment, tailor-made to your personal needs. 

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Dive Sites Within 2-5Min

Conveniently located in the heart of Coron Bay, Chindonan Dive Resort offers the enviable position of being within 2-5 minutes of all local dive sites, which makes it a joy and an easy beginning experience for your first dive as a non-certified diver!

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Learn From Professionals

Our PADI Dive Instructors are highly experienced to teach the full range of PADI recreational scuba courses. Our Instructors are happy to adapt to your wishes and can facilitate the very best fun dives and courses that ensure your learning and safety.

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  • Minimum age 10 years old
  • No prior experience is required
  • Minimum 2 hours


  • All necessary gear
  • Max 3 other students
  • 1 Training session
  • 1 Open Water Dive
  • Taught by PADI Instructor
  • Continue towards Open Water Diver
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PADI Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the world's leading entry level certification in recreational scuba diving. It's the first step on a life changing adventure and has been for decades. Over an average of 3 days, you will learn and master all of the necessary skills and competencies that will ensure you leave us as a competent and safe diver.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

PADI Advanced Open Water

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is - for many recreational divers - the natural progression after completing their Open Water certification. The course is uniquely designed to build upon the skills and competences you learnt in your Open Water course. Under the guidance of your PADI Instructor, you will complete 5 adventure dives, 2 of which are mandatory – deep & navigation dives – and 3 of which you will select with your Instructor.

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PADI Wreck Speciality Course

PADI Wreck Speciality

A very popular specialty course here at Chindonan Dive Resort! The PADI Wreck Specialty Diver course takes you through 4 dives during which you will work closely with your PADI Instructor, learning how to identify and remediate the potential hazards associated with wreck diving, discovering the best ways to map diving through wrecks and safely make penetration dives.

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PADI Nitrox Course

PADI Nitrox Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox specialty course is one of the most popular specialty courses. Under the guidance of your Instructor, you will learn about the reasons for diving with enriched air blends, the benefits and potential hazards associated with using enriched air. You will learn how to analyse enriched air tanks, record the required data and how to set your dive computer to the accurate gas blend and percentage.


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