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PADI Open Water Course

At Chindonan Dive Resort, Coron Bay, Palawan

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. The PADI Open Water Scuba course certifies you to dive up-to 18 meters using the PADI buddy system. Book your stay and course with Chindonan Dive Resort in beautiful Coron.

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

Dive Sites Within 2-15Min

Conveniently located in the heart of Coron Bay, Chindonan Dive Resort offers the enviable position of being within 2-15 minutes of all local dive sites, including the most famous attraction for divers coming to the area – the sunken wrecks of the World War II Japanese fleet!

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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 Oppertunities

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 10 years old
  • Be able to swim 200meters
  • Minimum 3-4 days


  • All necessary gear
  • Max 3 other students
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • 5 Confined water sessions
  • Elearning material
  • Certification card for 18 meters
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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.

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.

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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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