FAQ's about Scuba Diving

Scuba World Inc. provides the foundation for you to succeed in the Recreational Dive Industry; all you need to do is decide where you want to go. Take your dive experience to a deeper level…with Scuba World.

As you build your skills and confidence during your professional training, Scuba World will help you build your marketability in the dive industry. Part of your training will include seminars on finding a job, skills workshop, resume building, and employment opportunities with Scuba World.

This specially designed program will prepare you for the real world of diving.

With its extensive network worldwide, Scuba World will ensure successful candidates are placed in the job of your dreams.

Where is Scuba World?

The head office of Scuba World is located in Makati City, Greater Manila, Philippines. Our physical address is 1181 Vito Cruz Ext and we are open Monday – Thursday 9am –7pm, Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.

Our head office has in house instructors, administrative staff, dive equipment workshop and on-site pool facilities. For a complete listing of all of our locations in and around the Philippines please refer to Contact us.

How do I get to the Philippines from abroad?

The Philippines is situated in South East Asia just south of Hong Kong. Flights from North America are routed through Vancouver or LA usually though Hong Kong or via direct flight. Access to the Philippines from Europe is either through Dubai or Hong Kong. If you would like some routing suggestions please contact your local agent.

Things to do in the Philippines?

After your fabulous diving adventures with Scuba World or Expedition Fleet there are lots of interesting and adventurous things to do in the Philippines! For more information please visit www.wowphilippines.com.ph

  • See one the of the Wonders of the World – Rice Terraces
  • Marvel at the Hanging Coffins
  • Snorkel with Whale Sharks
  • Hike a Volcano or Mountain
  • Take an Aerial Tour or Go Skydiving
  • Book into one of the Premier Spas for a day of pampering
  • Shop Till You Drop – From local markets to high end fashion
  • Visit the world’s smallest monkeys!
  • Visit Heritage Sites and Religious Shrines
  • Get involved in a cultural event

Is the Philippines safe?

When you travel half way around the world you do have to be a little more careful where you go and a little more aware of your surroundings. We recommend you carry comprehensive travel insurance and have a planned itinerary.

Please be a responsible traveler, get off the beaten track a little and experience all the Philippines has to offer but please check with a local before you go for some sound local advice!

What is the Diving like in the Philippines?

Welcome to world class diving in the Philippines! As part of South East Asia, the Philippines is blessed with the best diving in the world, with the advantage of biodiversity of Micronesia with both Macro and Pelagic life calling these waters as their home. One of the unique diving attractions in the Philippines is the availability of local dive boats or outriggers called “Bankas”. These comfortable boats are able to get into shallow areas with expert precision, in order to let you enjoy your dive experience to the fullest. Certain dive operations also operate with traditional dive boats.

What are the costs associated with Scuba Diving?

When you sign up for a course such as Open Water Diver, all of the materials, gear and certification fees are usually included. We always recommend that students purchase their own basic gear as soon as possible in order for them to feel comfortable in the water (this includes mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit). Other dive gear is usually purchased depending on finances and how much diving you are actually doing.

In the more advanced levels of diving the course fees usually exclude equipment rental and certification fees. If you need more information please email us at info@scubaworld.com.ph and someone will be happy to answer your questions.

Is Scuba Diving safe?

The simple answer is YES scuba diving is safe if you are a safe diver. Most accidents that happen in scuba diving are a result of diver error. If you have the proper training, keep current on developments in the dive industry, follow the appropriate dive tables, know the industry standards and always dive with a buddy in safe conditions you will not have a problem. It is safer to go for a dive then go for a drive!

Where do you dive as a beginner?

After you are certified you may want to dive with a Divemaster or Instructor for advice on appropriate dive sites. We recommend many of the dive sites in the Philippines; wherever you go there are usually sites that are appropriate for beginners and some that need more training.

What equipment do I need?

Below is a list of equipment that is generally used by the majority of divers in most conditions. This list is only a guideline and you should consult your dive professional for any additional gear that may be appropriate for you.

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins
  • Weights
  • Wetsuit, Gloves, Boots
  • BCD
  • Regulator, Octi, Dive Computer, SPG, Compass
  • Signaling Device – Safety Sausage, Tank Light, Dive Alert, Whistle
  • Torch / Dive Light
  • Dive Knife / cutting devise (for entanglements)

What do you wear diving?

This is a great question from one of our divers. Most divers here prefer to wear close fitting swim wear under their wetsuits. And depending on how you react to temperature; divers in the Philippines wear anything from just a rash guard to a 5mm full suit.

What is the process for becoming certified?

If you have never been diving before we would like to invite you to one of the Scuba World locations for a FREE Discover Scuba Dive! This introduction will help you decide if diving is something you are going to enjoy.

The first level for any diver is an Open Water Diver Course. This certification with Scuba World is a PADI certification which is recognized all over the world. It allows you to dive to 60ft/18m with a dive buddy following safe diving regulations. To sign up for a course or for further information please send us an email.

What is PADI?

PADI stands for the Professional Association of Dive Instructors. It is a world wide organization that is recognized as one of the leaders in the dive industry. Their standards for safety and education are unequaled and they have the most dive professionals working around the world. www.padi.com

How do I become an instructor?

If you are interested in working in the dive industry and becoming a dive professional Scuba World has the program to take your dive experience to a deeper level! Please see our Scuba Career Training Pages to answer all of your questions! info@scubaworld.com.ph

How to set up a dive club in my company?

If your company has an R&R program or you know other divers that are interested please let us know and we can help you create a dive club with incentives for trips and special deals on programs such as corporate training and resort get-a-ways! For enquiries please forward them to info@scubaworld.com.ph .