Boracay, as a magnificent national marine preserve, is one of the most popular
diving areas in Southeast Asia with currently eighteen state-of-the-art dive
schools offering the entire range of dive activities from basic demonstrations
through to advanced level certifications. Boracay is a great dive holiday location,
simply because it combines a wide range of dive activities with one of the best
beaches in the world plus the numerous good quality resorts, restaurants, bars
and night time events.
Most dive schools offer P.A.D.I. courses in English plus one or two
additional languages. On surveying the various languages offered by the
dive schools centred around Nigi Nigi on White Beach we find dive services
and instruction in English, French, Hebrew, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian,
Spanish and Swedish. For safety reasons it is preferable for beginners
to receive instruction in their mother tongue. If you require detailed
information about dive courses conducted in a language other than English,
let Nigi Nigi select the most suitable dive school for you.
In order for non-divers to experience the wonders of the underwater
world most schools offer short P.A.D.I. Discover Scuba Diving Introductory
plus Beginner's Open Water Courses. White Beach, with its warm tranquil
waters and gentle sandy slope, is the ideal place for those first training
sessions followed by shallow yet exhilarating dives to the local coral
reefs, where the student can enjoy the vast richness of tropical reef life,
while still training within a calm protected environment. The Discover
Scuba Diving program is purely an introductory course completed within
one day, with intro-lectures, video, shallow water equipment demonstration
followed by the first chaperoned dive. For beginners wishing to proceed
to the first level P.A.D.I. certification, all schools offer 4 day Open
Water Courses (O.W.), which is the most recognized international certification.
The O.W. course includes thorough equipment familiarization and basic scuba
diving techniques and includes extensive lectures and three to four adventurous
dives designed to progressively increase the skill level of the student.
For those wishing to upgrade their P.A.D.I. certification level the Boracay
schools offer the full range of P.A.D.I. courses from Advanced level to
Instructor training programs.
For certified divers Boracay and its surroundings offer a wide variety
of dive excursions including spectacular coral gardens, deep wall drop-offs,
drift and night dives. With a well planned dive schedule a qualified diver
can complete up to four exciting dives a day. To expand your diving enjoyment
many schools offer overnight dive safaris to the surrounding islands, each
with unique underwater treasures.