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Looking to get my dive masters

  • alexsmith903

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    Hi All,

    Does anyone know anywhere I can get my dive masters as cheap as possible even if this means working for training anywhere in the Philippines?
    I have been looking at Cumiguin islands so far

    Thanks for your help

    #1 Posted: 26/4/2014 - 01:32

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  • Cassiedee

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    You can check In El Nido (palawan), lots of diving clubs there and wonderful places. Palawan divers for example.


    #2 Posted: 22/10/2014 - 02:40

  • edinsac

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    You question is so open ended. Way to many variables. It depends on where you will be staying, how long and what are your requirements. Are you looking to progress to instructor? Or working as a dive master?
    There are numerous PADI resorts that can issue you a Dive Master card. However if your intent is to get the best training possible, I would recommend intern ship at a 5 Star resort that has a Course Director. Internships is a fantastic way to get experience, some resort allow their DMI interns unlimited diving while assisting instructors. If your really good they might offer you a job upon completion. In my case I just volunteer and get al the free diving I want.
    Camiguin is a beautiful isolated island. However the number of divers going there are not as numerous as Bohol, Dumaguetti, Puerta Galara, Moalboal, El Nido, Coron, Malipasqua so internships and training resorts would be very limited. Often the cheapest training cost maybe more expensive in the long run due to living and transportation issues. Your best bet: go on line and research, determine where you want live, research cost of living at that location, then visit the resort, meet your instructors then make your decision.
    Best of luck!!

    #3 Posted: 29/10/2014 - 11:41

  • opheliafae

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    Hi Alex,

    If you're interested in visiting Puerto Galera I know that Scandi Divers and Campbell's Beach Resort both offer several certification courses: PADI Dive Master Course, Master Scuba Diver Course, and professional courses if you want to make scuba diving a career thing. I'm not sure how much the professional courses cost (you can email them -, but I know the Dive Masters is around $1250 USD.

    #4 Posted: 5/1/2015 - 21:42

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