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A dream team composed of not just dive professionals, but business professionals and real corporate executives as well. This is where passion for the marine environment, scuba diving and teaching are ultimately expressed.

 

When you consider getting a training from a PADI shop, make sure that the instructors teaching each of the segments of your course are indeed instructors, and that they are renewed, and authorized to teach the PADI system. It has come to our attention that some shops in Mactan will let unqualified people pose as instructors and train you so they can lower course fees and attract people. They let the certifying instructors dive with you on the last day to legitimize it. REMEMBER, only PADI RENEWED and TEACHING status OWSI or higher rating instructors are qualified to train you for PADI courses!

We spend over 90% of our time running courses, the rest are spent on marine conservation efforts. When it comes to training, choose the guys who train people day in and day out. We even train instructors for other shops in Mactan. After all, we are an Instructor Development Center, we train people to become instructors!

You get what you pay for. All our instructors are highly qualified, current, renewed, and teaching status PADI Instructors. We even have 2 Course Directors. We put our reputation and professional membership status on the line. Our professional diving team advocates responsible diving, frowns upon divers stomping, kicking and destroying corals in all shapes and forms. The core members of this center represents experts in their fields, who are bound together by common core values.

We are unmatched when it comes to value for your money, superb customer experience, reasonably priced PADI courses, and unparalleled professionalism.

We do not compete with pricing, our fees are reasonable and transparent. No misleading published rates, No hidden fees and No surprises, No cutting of corners, No substandard instructors to handle your courses. Our services are not cheap, nor they are expensive, just priced right.

These are just a few reasons why Dive Funatics is the best scuba diving school you can find in the Philippines!

REMEMBER, WHEN THE OFFER LOOKS TOO CHEAP TO BE TRUE, VERIFY. CONSULT US, WE WILL HELP YOU VALIDATE DETAILS, QUALIFICATIONS AND AUTHORIZATION OF YOUR INSTRUCTORS!

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Read through what our students and guests has to say specifically about our courses.

One of the best dive shops I have ever used in my travels around the world
Keith Michel
Keith Michel
2019-04-09T17:28:55+0000
5 starsMe and my girlfriend, Ceci, did our Open Water certification with DiveFunatics and the choice couldn’t be better. The DM Jojo was very good, patient and always happy and smiling. This helped us to feel very comfortable. Thanks also to Kae that joined us for the last dive to shoot pictures and video, nice and fun. The organization was perfect and the management very helpful providing all the info we needed by mail before join the course. Moreover, they provide very good price rates for the content of the courses. I would surely recommend to whoever wants to approach scuba diving and enjoy the incredible experience of the big blue. Thanks guys to realize a dream!
Matteo Ros
Matteo Ros
2018-12-08T10:11:06+0000
Highly recommend Dive Funatics. Myself and my girlfriend completed our PADI open water with them and our instructor Joe was awesome! The course was also the best price in Cebu, and if you do the online training before you book your dives it only takes two days to complete. This can all be booked through their website.
Joe Franchi
Joe Franchi
2018-11-24T09:17:33+0000
Three thumbs up for this great crew!
James Peso
James Peso
2018-11-17T14:41:09+0000
5 star dive funatics!!!!!
Padar King
Padar King
2018-08-17T14:42:29+0000
Highly recommend diving with them. King and Darwin make you feel welcome and teach you all you need to know. They are very professional and have everything you need to dive. I took basic,advanced open water PADI and deep diving with nitrox specialty. It was awesome.
Chris Vores
Chris Vores
2018-08-09T05:07:40+0000
it was awesome side mount dive!!
Sea-nty Claus
Sea-nty Claus
2018-07-30T06:25:30+0000
Made me feel safe whilst enjoying the colourful underwater scenery of Cebu. Had a fantastic time doing a DSD I came back the next day for some more diving.
Noel Cruz
Noel Cruz
2018-06-28T12:15:55+0000
Finally deciding to go for a diving course, my best friend saw this company online and found great packages for the open water and advanced open water courses. Being skeptical people, we asked numerous questions before booking and Darwin was very accommodating and answered all questions. Also assured us of our safety and that we would enjoy the course. Location seems lacking above water but below there is flourishing marine life and good terrain for training. I enjoyed the course very much! and was able to gain ample amount of knowledge and skills from the team for my future dives! Would gladly recommend Dive Funatics to family and friends 🙂 Thank you so much for time well spent! 'Til next time!
Pat Gotohio
Pat Gotohio
2018-06-24T13:47:11+0000
Thank you Dive Funatics (Darwin, Jojo and Kenneth) for your patience and understanding! �Inspiring, relaxing and fun! :)Go for it! �
Diane Ty
Diane Ty
2018-06-22T13:24:40+0000
Without knowing my friend, Rikka, is directly associated with this center, I went there with my best friend to join her for a fun dive. The location is easy to find, the person who welcomed us (Jojo) was very jolly and the DMs who dived with us (Kenneth & Jeremy) were very accommodating. My first dive was very pressuring (but still fun) but my 2 dives with these guys were just equally exhilarating and amazing! I am sooo looking forward to getting certified (via Rikka, of course!) for OW soon! Thank you, DF! To more dives with you!
Celeste McBeth
Celeste McBeth
2018-04-12T16:46:08+0000
It has been a wonderful and fruitful two days dive with DM Jojo... Everyone in Dive funatics are helpful, friendly and efficient.. everything went smoothly from pre booking of dives to the end of our dives.. Darwin and Kae have been great help with registrations.. will definitely come back for more course and dives.. thank you once again!
Athena Faustina
Athena Faustina
2018-03-04T14:26:59+0000
Excelent service, professional team and the location is just right for entry level diving. Fully recommend �
Andrei Anghel
Andrei Anghel
2017-12-22T12:35:47+0000
If you're reading this because you're trying to decide whether to book a PADI course with Dive Funatics, stop reading and go book it right now.I booked the Open Water Gold package, which included a complimentary Advanced Open Water course. While they're probably not the cheapest dive shop in Cebu, honestly price is my last consideration when deciding where to do something as potentially dangerous as diving. You want attentive, safety oriented instructors, and on that front Dive Funatics delivers in spades.Even before I turned up, Darwin answered all my emails quickly and thoroughly at any time of day. When I had concerns that I wouldn't be able to perform some of the practical skills required, he really put my mind at ease.As well as Darwin, I was lucky enough to be taught by two other instructors during my time there - JoJo and Earl. All three have a fun and friendly attitude that belies their razor-sharp attention to detail. Despite my nerves, I always felt very safe. When I saw other students struggling with some of the tasks, they assigned additional instructors to help, even if it was three instructors to one student - rather than some dive shops who just take your money, at Dive Funatics they really want you to succeed.I won't go into all of the highlights - there are so many - but the most memorable time was the Night Dive portion of the Advanced course. Earl pointed out beautiful bioluminescent jellyfish, squid and shrimp that I otherwise would have missed. I will always remember it.In summary: I am so glad that I chose to learn with Dive Funatics. I miss them already, and I am counting the days till my return.
Sarah Gillespie
Sarah Gillespie
2017-12-20T14:26:50+0000
I can’t say enough good things about Darwin and his staff. They go above and beyond to make sure you have the best dive experience and enjoy your travels. They will go out of their way to show you amazing parts of town and even take you on trips out of town. Darwin helped my boyfriend and I feel completely comfortable taking different courses, working with our schedules and treating us to VIP services all over Cebu-Mactan, and Moalboal. Our trip wouldn’t be nearly as memorable without Darwin and we are so appreciative. Also I never write reviews so this is really saying a lot! Choose Dive Funatics, you really will have FUN!
Hope Melissa Vernon
Hope Melissa Vernon
2017-11-10T14:02:49+0000
Excellent service and teaching. My wife and I were able to find out everything we needed before arrival and finished the open water course with tight schedule under superb guidance of coach Earl. Accommodation was also finely arranged to be so close to training site. Highly recommend those who have no diving experience to go with Dive Funatics!
Steven Law
Steven Law
2017-11-05T13:32:39+0000
Adam Williams
Adam Williams
2017-10-09T11:21:10+0000
Elvince Niño Codilla
Elvince Niño Codilla
2017-09-15T03:31:19+0000
Excellent dive shop. Great staff and customer service. Refreshing approach to environmental awareness and reparation. Highly recommended.
Wayne Budgen
Wayne Budgen
2017-04-03T06:19:08+0000
This was our first open water dive, the experience was indescribable. The instructor and assistant instructors were so friendly and accommodating. They helped us throughout the experience. me, my brothers and my girlfriend had so much fun and we will definitely be going back for more! <3 I would 100% be recommending Dive Funatics to my friends . :)
Reymond Buenaviaje
Reymond Buenaviaje
2017-03-02T01:48:39+0000
Organization was great, "a la carte" for what we wanted to do and for the choice of accomodation. The selected diving centers are very good with great quality of equipment and nice & friendly staff ! Everything was easy and smooth and the crew is very nice 🙂
Carole Real
Carole Real
2016-11-21T09:51:45+0000
The training was awesome. Its been a while since I dove and I was going for my advances open water license, but they put no pressure on me and were very helpful in refreshing and advancing my skills. Really friendly and would highly recommend!
Matthew Ha
Matthew Ha
2016-11-13T22:50:25+0000
Diving with Funatics was amazing! Earl was a great leader and we saw pretty cool stuff 🙂 they are very well organized and everything was taken cared of. I highly recommend ��
Sarah Cohen
Sarah Cohen
2016-10-22T08:53:56+0000
Perfect! Detailed trainings... patient instructor... and most importantly, fun!
Al McWalter Lim
Al McWalter Lim
2015-07-27T12:27:01+0000
George Romea
George Romea
2014-09-08T04:41:05+0000
Linneah Gonzales Manuel
Linneah Gonzales Manuel
2014-01-06T13:57:14+0000
Lovely C. Balboa
Lovely C. Balboa
2013-12-29T14:44:22+0000
Jennifer Buenaventura
Jennifer Buenaventura
2013-12-24T10:08:01+0000
Tata Bisabis
Tata Bisabis
2013-12-19T05:05:12+0000
GLendz Pacatang
GLendz Pacatang
2013-12-19T04:53:42+0000
Kim Archiele Tampus
Kim Archiele Tampus
2013-12-17T10:54:06+0000
Anne Jela Abatay Lajera
Anne Jela Abatay Lajera
2013-12-12T13:49:12+0000
Lyle Togono
Lyle Togono
2013-12-12T04:30:52+0000
Jhon'z Baterna Mahinay
Jhon'z Baterna Mahinay
2013-12-10T03:00:59+0000
Darren Angelo Bawasanta
Darren Angelo Bawasanta
2013-11-06T07:04:58+0000
Trisha Fung
Trisha Fung
2013-11-02T09:38:42+0000
It was an amazing experience and really fun to do the Open Water course withe Dive Funatics. Our dive instructor Jojo teaches us, with his 37 years experience, within 2 days all the safety procedures and skills to become a certified open water diver... The atmosphere is very relaxed and Darwin and Jojo are great guys. If you want to start diving these guys are highly recommended. Cheers Mounir and Peter
Peter van Binsbergen
Peter van Binsbergen
15:00 28 Dec 18
I did my Open Water and Advanced Open Water certifications with Dive Funatics and it was an amazing experience. My instructors King and Rikka were always gave clear explanations and made sure we both were safe and had tons of fun while diving. They always took care of me and I’m really grateful for that. Thank you both!
Lily Gao
Lily Gao
02:07 30 Oct 18
I honestly can not recommend these guys enough. I did my dive master internship with them and had the best experience of my life. They make you feel part of the team and are friendliest group of people I’ve ever met. My training was also way better than I expected, the instructors are very thorough and instantly made me feel comfortable and helped me enjoy my experience to the fullest. If anyone is looking to dive in Asia I highly suggest you use this company you will not be disappointed. Thanks again dive funatics!!!
jeremy baker
jeremy baker
17:31 17 Jul 18
I decided to do my Advanced open water with dive funatics and I really enjoyed my time with them. Will definitely use them again when I go to Cebu
Adriaan Terblanche
Adriaan Terblanche
10:39 01 Jul 18
Perfect! I did my open water and advanced open water course with dive funatics. Since the theoretical part is online, I could finish it before I got there and it only took me 4 more days to get my licences (usually it would be 5-6). I have done some fin dives with different schools now which only strenghtens my opinion about Dive funatics. They let me dive with a computer without making a big thing about it whereas in other schools you have to rent it. Additionally you dont start in a boring pool. On my first ever dive we went in from the shore which offers a way more realistic view but still has a pool-like feel, so no current or anything.Last but not least I must say that I not only got my licence but felt like part of the team as well. Jojo is probably the funniest and most passionate dive instructor or master I had so far. Darwin also is very patient and makes sure you understand every part of diving.I will definitely come back and I have been recommending this dive shop to everyone I met.
Kathrin Ganser
Kathrin Ganser
02:57 21 May 18
My first diving trip to Cebu and engaged Dive Funatics. I had a great and fun dive experience with Darwin, Rikka and JoJo. They are not business mind set but very caring and concern to me and my dive buddies. My next diving trip to Cebu will definitely look for them again.
Hosh Ho
Hosh Ho
08:26 02 May 18
Been to numerous dive centre for dives and course and dive funatics is the only dive centre that do not make me feel “commercialised”. Darwin and team were very accommodating to me and my friends and we had a lot of fun. Definitely will be going there again for my courses and dives.
Chua Tiow Keng
Chua Tiow Keng
06:56 02 May 18
A great bunch of instructors who tirelessly taught us the basics of rescue. When we had difficulties with our slightly unique BCD, everyone gave ideas enthusiastically and we had a fruitful session in the end. Now we are rescue and a bit more because we know how to deal with jacket BCDs (chicken feet) and the non-conventional type that has harness. Thank you Darwin, Rikka, Jojo, Christina!
Matthew Ng
Matthew Ng
00:07 01 May 18
I did my PADI Open Water and then the Advanced Open Water combined and Dive Funatics were simply amazing! I did the theory part of the course online before I got there which in hindsight is a great idea as scuba diving really takes it out of you when you're learning so not having to study after your lessons is great, you just get to relax. The dive area is right by when you set up (like 5 steps into to the water) so there's no long walk with all your gear before you get into the water. I had Jo Jo as my instructor and he was great, extremely experienced (found out he'd be diving longer than I've been on this earth!) and has been all over the world. He made the classes fun with his humour and made it all very relaxing and easy to learn. The team I met (Jo Jo, Darwin & Kenneth) were all very nice and extremely helpful. If you're planning on learning to Scuba Dive in Cebu I highly recommend Dive Funatics.
Toby Brooks
Toby Brooks
03:40 08 Mar 18
Excellent Instructing from Earl of Dive Funatics, Had a great two days learning. Booking process was very easy via Paypal, all corresponding emails were answered very quickly and I met a lot of very nice people in the process. Thanks Dive Funatics for a great experience!
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
10:52 20 Nov 17
Excellent service and teaching. My wife and I were able to find out everything we needed before arrival and finished the open water course with tight schedule under superb guidance of coach Earl. Accommodation was also finely arranged to be so close to training site. Highly recommend those who have no diving experience to go with Dive Funatics!
steven law
steven law
13:40 05 Nov 17
The best PADI dive certification company you can choose. Darwin and his team have your best interest at heart. Everything is fun and most importantly you feel so safe!
Hope Vernon
Hope Vernon
18:10 03 Nov 17
I wouldn't wish it to go anywhere else. The instructors were great, made the experience more fun. DIVE FUNATICS I would recommend to anyone who wants to try diving.
Francis Brylle Hilario
Francis Brylle Hilario
05:59 19 Oct 17
My friends and I had a great experience with Dive Funatics for our Open Water Diver Certification course! The course was two days long, with online self-study required before arriving. Earl and JoJo were our instructors for a group of 4 and they were fabulous! Experienced and patient instructors, they helped even the most nervous of us feel at ease and competent under water. Dive Funatics includes all course materials in the cost - all we had to do was show up with our swim suits and a change of clothes. Darwin, who manages the administrative tasks was extremely responsive to our inquiries and pro-active in making sure we had everything we needed before we arrived. All in all, it was fabulous value, great instructor:student ratio with experienced instructors, and opened up a whole new world for us! We had a seamless experience and unanimously agree that we'd all be happy to come back again! Thanks Dive Funatics team for a great time!
Joy Lee
Joy Lee
08:59 12 Oct 17
I had a wonderful experience in Dive Funatics! I took the Open Water Course with my group of 4 friends. We are assigned two instructors for two people. We could get a systemic well scheduled lessons from very experienced instructors. Even though I am the person who is afraid of water, I could successfully enjoy the whole process thanks to our instructors. Thank you so much. I hope to take advanced course with them next time!
Mae Yoo
Mae Yoo
03:19 06 Oct 17
Super easy booking! Quick contact from Darwin and easy to use site, phone friendly too!
Ivana Lucic
Ivana Lucic
05:17 25 Sep 17
The best training provider in Cebu so far when it comes to specialty dive courses. Shout out to Mr. Darwin Bawasanta, our head facilitator, for being so patient to all our demands and for being very understanding all throughout the process and who gave all his effort for the training to materialize. Mind you, it is not easy to find a facilitator who can give in to all demands and who will help you from the start (proposal) up to the very last day that the training has been successfully done. Definitely, we are Dive Funatics Fanatics!!! =)
Rachelle Yoro
Rachelle Yoro
01:45 30 Aug 17
I've been looking for a small but professional local dive shop in Mactan Island, and found Dive Funatics. I visited to talk to one the their instructos about my plan to get advanced open water and recue diver license. He sounded professional, so I tried one day fun dives with this team. I had a really good time diving so I finally dicided to join this team by have tranining for Advanced Open Water. I just finished AWO the day before yesterday. They provided very affordable and professional training, so I will futher dive with them and get more training. I like this dive team much.
SEUNGWON CHOI
SEUNGWON CHOI
15:35 26 Aug 17
Passionate and friendly instructor. Precise briefing and wonderful diving experience. Recommend everyone to get their license here.
Johnson Chan
Johnson Chan
16:03 25 Aug 17
"its been a very exciting journey. Throughout the course, the staffs were very friendly and thoughtful. Also, they are very professional as far as giving us some experience talks and techniques to get us up to speed. I would say this was overall a very pleasant and unique experience. I'd like to recommend this diving course to all the new-comers like myself xoxo" ??
Ka yi Wong
Ka yi Wong
14:53 23 Aug 17
This was our first open water dive, the experience was indescribable. The instructor and assistant instructors were so friendly and accommodating. They helped us throughout the experience. me and my girlfriend had so much fun and we will definitely be going back for more!
Reymond Buenaviaje
Reymond Buenaviaje
01:48 02 Mar 17
There is only one thing I can say about Dive Funatics, this team is beyond awesome. They treat you as a friend never a customer. I have been diving with them three times (and counting) already , I like diving with them because they are very organized, professional and most of all respect diversity. Thank you so much Dive Funatics and looking forward for more fun diving with you guys soon.Keep up the good works and keep up the dives!
Tanya Lape
Tanya Lape
01:53 27 Feb 17
Divefunatics is my first love. They have shaped me into the diver that I am now. No matter who or what center I dive with, #divefunatics is always on top of my credits. It's just natural to never forget what your first dive was like and the people who made it sure you had the best first dive ever. Having taken both OW and Advanced OW courses with them has not taken away that feeling. Every dive is still like the first, the only difference is the confidence they have built in me. Every dive is still like the first--euphoric, refreshing, invigorating... the moment I break the surface, it feels like being born again. Only Divefunatics could have hardwired that into me. I look forward to advancing my status with them this year, and you should, too.
mina bee
mina bee
13:33 25 Feb 17

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