Boracay Island has always been famous for having one of the best beaches in the world. Still, many people are surprised to discover that scuba diving is a major activity here. In fact, we issue a huge number of diving certifications, and our divers keep coming back year after year.
The natural beauty of our coral and fish is a draw, of course. But unlike some other diving destinations, we are constantly striving to improve our dive sites. For example, we have two artificial wrecks – a cargo vessel and an airplane – which has become very effective Fish Attraction Devices.
Besides the underwater scenery, Boracay also boasts of extremely safe surface conditions which are perfect for training beginners and experts alike. Most of the time, we don’t even need a swimming pool because the crystal-clear shallow waters just offshore are usually sufficient to create a secure learning environment.
What comes next after earning the PADI Open Water Diver certification? At this point, there are two ways for you to go. One is to simply pick up more dives, while another is to continue to learn.
In the Advanced Open Water Diver course, not only will you gain more experience, but you will also learn new skills and further your knowledge of different types of scuba diving activities.
The ability to recognize and prevent a problem from occurring is critical to safety. In case an emergency arises, the proper knowledge and skills go a long way.
Students who enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course learn how to prevent, manage and assist in emergency situations. This is a course that all scuba divers should take to become complete recreational divers.
"And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."