PADI - Diving Courses

PADI - DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

Course price
P2,200 per diver
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

Big Apple’s dive facility offers a version of this program, in our swimming pool and on the reef out front of the resort. You can try it while you’re on vacation, just talk to us about it and we will help you arrange the experience.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

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PADI - SCUBA DIVER

Course price
P12,500 per diver
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Thinking of getting certified for an upcoming vacation, but don’t have the time to put into a full Open Water course? Now there’s a quick and easy program designed especially for you! This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and Learn PADI Scuba Diver, qualifying you to dive to 12m under the supervision of a PADI PRO.

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PADI - SCUBA TUNE-UP

Course price
P2,200 per diver
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Time to brush up your skills if you have not dived for a while. Have a Padi Instructor go through the open-water skills with you in our swimming pool, then answer a quick review on basic dive safety rules and go off the beach and take an easy dive on the beautiful house reef to gain some confidence back after not diving for a few years.

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PADI - OPEN WATER DIVER

Course price
P14,500 per diver
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Considering taking the plunge? Then the PADI Open Water diver course is for you! If you are between 10 and 70 years old, have a basic swimming ability and want to discover the beauty of nature’s coral reefs and underwater life forms then read on. The Open Water course is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and see ‘first hand’ the wonders of the deep oceans all around us on these amazing Philippine islands.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

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PADI - ADVANCED OPEN WATER

Course price
P10,000 per diver
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Want to go deeper? Then the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is for you! Now that you have learnt to dive and have seen some of the wondrous dive sites we have to offer, why not train for some more advanced diving?

The Advanced Open Water course is a great way to polish up your dive skills and add some new ones! Advanced divers see more and can visit a wider variety of dive sites so get kitted up! In as little as two days you can get this license and see more dive sites!

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PADI - RESCUE DIVER

Course price
P14,000 per diver
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The PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging course yet, next to PADI Divemaster. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

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PADI - EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

Course price
P7,000 per diver
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Prepare yourself for an emergency medical situation in readiness for the PADI Rescue Diver course with a comprehensive Emergency First Response program.

As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies — not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too.

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PADI - DIVE MASTER

Course price
P39,500 per diver
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Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with our professional dive team at Big Apple Dive Resort, you will expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level in this program.

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

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PADI - GROUP 1 - Enriched Air Nitro

Speciality Courses Group 1
P9,000 per course
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SCUBA DIVING WITH ENRICHED AIR NITROX

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

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PADI - GROUP 1 - Drift

Speciality Courses Group 1
P9,000 per course
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THE PADI DRIFT DIVER

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by ‘going with the flow’, staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

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PADI - GROUP 1 - Multilevel

Speciality Courses Group 1
P9,000 per course
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THE PADI MULTILEVEL DIVER COURSE

Maximize your dive time so you can explore more! In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all.

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PADI - GROUP 2 - WRECK

Speciality Courses Group 2
P11,000 per course
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PADI WRECK DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.

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PADI - GROUP 2 - DEEP

Speciality Courses Group 2
P11,000 per course
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PADI DEEP DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE          

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s memorable and exhilarating.

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PADI - GROUP 2 - NIGHT

Speciality Courses Group 2
P11,000 per course
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PADI NIGHT DIVER SPECIALTY COURSE         

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

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PADI - GROUP 2 - NAVIGATOR

Speciality Courses Group 2
P11,000 per course
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THE PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR COURSE

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

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PADI - GROUP 3 - PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

Speciality Courses Group 3
P7,000 per course
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PADI PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY SPECIALTY COURSE

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing.

Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.

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PADI - GROUP 3 - AWARE CORAL REEF CONSERVATION

Speciality Courses Group 3
P7,000 per course
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PROJECT AWARE CORAL REEF CONSERVATION COURSE

The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the frailness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them.

The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how you can help.

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PADI - GROUP 3 - PROJECT AWARE

Speciality Courses Group 3
P7,000 per course
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PROJECT AWARE SPECIALTY COURSE

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. You can make a difference. Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

Project AWARE Foundation is the scuba diving industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to conserving the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Besides completing the Project AWARE Specialty course, you can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment.

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Reef Bud initiative

REEFBUD-PARTIAL

Make a partial donation to our Reef Bud initiative
P1,000 per partial donation
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Big Apple Initiative has embraced reefbuds for three reasons. The first is, quite simply, that they work - very well! Provided they are deployed in suitable locations, rapid colonization by algae, small fish and soft corals is guaranteed. These, in turn, promote growth of the building blocks of coral reefs, hard corals, which is why reefbuds also come with built-in mounting points for transplanting young corals from coral nurseries.

Their track record of success has already been established in regenerating reefs damaged by illegal fishing methods, infestations of crown-of-thorns starfish, and other negative impacts. Biri Initiative Org. is continuing this important work offshore from the fishing community of Biri Town. But reefbuds are also ideal for tourist destinations like Puerto Galera. By building new reefs, resort operators can offer snorkelers and divers more options, closer to home, and in so doing relieve pressure on existing reefs. Everyone wins: operators, visitors and the environment! As if that were not enough, healthy reefs also provide protection for our precious beaches! 

The second reason is that the track record of reefballs worldwide makes it easy to obtain permission from authorities to deploy them. Over half a million reefballs are already at work, in some 3,500 projects in 42 countries. Their effectiveness is backed up by solid bodies of scientific research and media reports.

The third reason is that reefbuds are truly an investment in the future. Although they will eventually degrade once their job is done, reefbuds feature high-strength, abrasionresistant concrete that will be stable for centuries - an important consideration when building reefs that will last for thousands of years. Not only will loyal visitors to Big Apple be able to watch their reefs grow year after year, they will also be passing on a legacy for countless generations to come.

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REEFBUD

Donate a Reef Bud
P15,000 per reef bud
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Big Apple Initiative has embraced reefbuds for three reasons. The first is, quite simply, that they work - very well! Provided they are deployed in suitable locations, rapid colonization by algae, small fish and soft corals is guaranteed. These, in turn, promote growth of the building blocks of coral reefs, hard corals, which is why reefbuds also come with built-in mounting points for transplanting young corals from coral nurseries.

Their track record of success has already been established in regenerating reefs damaged by illegal fishing methods, infestations of crown-of-thorns starfish, and other negative impacts. Biri Initiative Org. is continuing this important work offshore from the fishing community of Biri Town. But reefbuds are also ideal for tourist destinations like Puerto Galera. By building new reefs, resort operators can offer snorkelers and divers more options, closer to home, and in so doing relieve pressure on existing reefs. Everyone wins: operators, visitors and the environment! As if that were not enough, healthy reefs also provide protection for our precious beaches! 

The second reason is that the track record of reefballs worldwide makes it easy to obtain permission from authorities to deploy them. Over half a million reefballs are already at work, in some 3,500 projects in 42 countries. Their effectiveness is backed up by solid bodies of scientific research and media reports.

The third reason is that reefbuds are truly an investment in the future. Although they will eventually degrade once their job is done, reefbuds feature high-strength, abrasionresistant concrete that will be stable for centuries - an important consideration when building reefs that will last for thousands of years. Not only will loyal visitors to Big Apple be able to watch their reefs grow year after year, they will also be passing on a legacy for countless generations to come.

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