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PADI Divemaster Course

At Chindonan Dive Resort, Coron Bay, Palawan

The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional rating in the PADI system. PADI Divemasters are able to independently guide certified divers and provide extensive support to PADI Instructors teaching student divers. Divemasters can also conduct some limited teaching as specified in the PADI Instructor manual. The course is an extensive professional entry-level course consisting of dive theory, dive-resort operations, assisting Instructors in teaching classes & fine-tuning all dive related skills. You will also learn about customer care. This course is a pre-requisite for divers interested in becoming PADI Instructors in the future.

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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Get Worldwide Certification

As the world’s largest diver training organisation, PADI certifies approximately 70% of all divers across the world. You can rest assured your PADI certification is recognised worldwide and your certification is valid for a lifetime.

Worldwide certification for divers

Become A Professional

Working alongside your PADI Instructor, you will join classroom-based learning with student divers and participate fully in confined and open water training sessions, learning the latest teaching techniques and Instructor tips & tricks to facilitate personalised learning for student divers.

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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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E-Learning Opportunities

As a 5 Star PADI Resort, Chindonan Dive Resort is fully aligned with the very latest in PADI’s technological advances. With this system, all academic portions of the course, including reading, quizzes and knowledge reviews can be completed here at the resort, or before your leave home.

E-learning for divers


  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Rescue Diver, EFR & +40 Dives
  • Minimum 3 weeks


  • Max 1 other student
  • 10 Guide Dives
  • 1 on 1 training with Instructor
  • Reading material
  • PADI Divemaster Certification
  • Gear not included (10.000PHP)
Deep Dive on Irako Shipwrecks with divers from Chindonan Dive Resort

PADI Deep Diver Course

PADI Deep Diver

As one of the most popular specialty courses in the PADI system, the Deep Diver course introduces you to concepts that build upon what you have learned previously. You will learn about the reasons for deep diving, planning, organizing, procedures for deep diving and potential hazards.

Wreck diving in Coron Bay at shipwreck Morazan

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.

Diver at night with flashligt - Chindonan Dive Resort

PADI Night Speciality Course

PADI Night Speciality

The PADI Night diver specialty course is an exciting and thorough introduction to diving at night-time. During the course, you will learn about the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night. You will also learn about underwater communications, hand-signals and the proper use of a flashlight for night diving. 

Diving inside Irako shipwreck - Chindonan Dive Resort

PADI Nitrox Course

PADI Nitrox Course

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.


Pre-ordering your course gives up to 15% off on accommodation rates.
(only on direct bookings).

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