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Course Referral Program

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Complete your scuba diving certification with Dive Funatics.

If you’ve started your course with another center but for one reason or another, you haven’t completed all the requisite training, you may complete them with us by way of course referral program.

If you only need one more day or less to complete the course, you may contact us prior to booking the course.

Come and learn scuba diving in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines where you are assured of genuine instructors teaching your courses.

After the completion of your Open Water Diver Certification, you may join fun dives up to a maximum of 18m in conditions that you are trained for or better.

This package includes

  • Join a small class of 4 OW students
  • Max 2 in-water training days
  • Use of gear for the duration of the training
  • Tanks, weights, instruction and certification
  • Generic Logbook
  • Light Lunch (for Private class add-on)
  • Add-ons may be selected for total flexibility

Not included, are

  • Accommodation
  • Other Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, and refreshments

What to learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases, they are as follows:

Knowledge Development ( independent study using your digital manual accessible via your browser or with the use of the PADI Library App on Android or IOS) to understand basic principles of scuba diving;
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills; and
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

This course is designed to be completed in 2 in-water training days. It is important that you complete your independent study prior to the start of your training with us otherwise, you will not be allowed to join the scheduled training until eLearning is completed.

Sample Schedule

This is a general schedule of the Open Water course. Referral cases generally integrate with the day’s scheduled of activities as generally outlined. The course is performance-based so your instructor may introduce changes depending on some unforeseen variables. This could also mean that schedules sometimes extends until everyone in the class is able to satisfactorily meet performance requirements.

Day 1 (9am to 4pm)

Administrative paperworks (including collection of your eRecords)
Orientation
Confined water trainings 1 to 3
Open water dives 1 and 2
Flexible skills
Water-skills assessments (swim, float, skin dive, etc)
Lectures

Day 2 (9am to 4pm)

Confined water trainings 3 and 4
Open water divers 3 and 4
Flexible skills
Closing

Reminder: Please do not forget to bring your eRecord, signed referral form, your original medical certificate (when applicable), swim wear (rashguards, board shorts, swimsuits, etc), set of dry clothes, lunch and transportation money. Wetsuit, boots and towels will be provided for use onsite.

Where we train?
Unless otherwise arranged or specified, training will be conducted at the house reef of Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu. We meet and center inside Kontiki Marina Resort.
Remedial Day(s)
In the event that you cannot meet the minimum requirements for earning certification or completing a portion of your training to move forward to certification, in 2 days, you may choose to:

extend your training days and conduct remedial sessions to satisfactorily fulfill all performance requirements for the course. The cost of remedial training per day is P3,500 PHP, excluding the rental of specialized equipment listed, but not limited to underwater camera, strobes, oxygen analyzers, etc.
get certified as PADI Scuba Diver; or
arrange for another center, instructor to complete the remainder of the required performance requirements to earn your certification

Rescheduling

We are committed to low training ratios and does not over-book its classes.

Our commitment to the highest level of quality training and safety is our number one goal. When you schedule a class, confined, or open water training session, you are prohibiting another customer from booking or reserving that spot.

Once you schedule your class, confined, and/or open water training sessions, you may reschedule your training sessions as long as you notify us a week before your scheduled booking with no additional penalties.

Any and every change in schedules made after the 1 week window shall be subject to P2,500 PHP rescheduling / rebooking fee provided that the notification of such change is done not later than 24 hours before the commencement of the booking date, otherwise, the booking is deemed cancelled by the customer.

Rescheduling or rebooking is only permitted within six (6) months from the initial booking date.

Booking / Deposit

We require advance booking of at least 3 days before the start of the in-water training. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.

We require a payment of at least 50% as deposit to confirm your booking. Balance is payable and due on the first day of the training. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.

We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.

ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.

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Darwin Bawasanta

Darwin Bawasanta

About the author/product creator. Darwin Bawasanta is the Founder & CEO of Dive Funatics He is a PADI Course Director, holds Specialty Instructor Trainer Rating for over 10 PADI Specialty Courses. He is likewise an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFR IT) and has been a consistent PADI Elite Instructor Award Recipient for three (3) consecutive years. Darwin has run a number of successful Instructor Courses, certified a lot of PADI Divemasters, and has worked with several Instructor Development Courses in Cebu, Bohol and Palawan. His professional profile may be found at LinkedIn.
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