Sea Explorers - Dumaguete

The Sea Explorers PADI Career Development Center (CDC) is located directly on the beach and is managed by European and local instructors, whom are able to teach PADI dive courses in many different languages.

The dive centre has a large air conditioned classroom with state of the art facilities, modern and well-maintained rental equipment, ample gear storage and rinse areas, five dive boats that can accommodate several divers comfortably, and the friendly staff welcomes all divers back from their dives with fresh fruits. Oxygen, first aid and communications are on all of the dive boats and in the dive centre.

The professional scuba diving staff offers fun dives in small groups (max. four divers) with personal service. Divers can choose to do an orientation dive if they have not had dived in a long time or just to feel more comfortable in tropical waters.

The following PADI courses are offered:

  • Bubble maker and Seal Team for children
  • Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Diver
  • Open Water Diver up to Dive master
  • Specialty Courses (NITROX, Night, Naturalist, Drift, Deep, Photo)
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Instructor Development course (IDC)

Other services available:

  • Dive trips around the Visayas
  • Dive Safaris and Island Hopping
  • Underwater camera and flashlights for rentMeditation Dive Experience-Get up very early, walk to loosen up, listen and then submerge yourself in a weightless atmosphere. Be at one with nature while balancing your mind, body and spirit. Only available on request with our own "Dive Zen Master" Chris.

Information about Sanctuary Fees

The dive centre is very fortunate to be able to dive in several marine sanctuaries in their area. For divers it means that they get to dive where others are not able. Also, it means that divers have to pay some fees to dive in them. These fees go toward the preservation of these sanctuaries. Of the total fees collected at Apo island, 75% is returned directly to the island people and is put toward water, electricity, schooling and medical services. These sanctuary fees are not included in the diving rates and packages.

Pura Vida Housereef

Located just in front of the resort is the Pura Vida housereef. What used to be an underwater “Sahara” has now become small oasis for marine life. This artificial reef consists of several smaller wrecks, old tires, interesting concrete blocks, and a steel pyramid where lionfish, seahorses, stingrays, snappers, and batfish are at home. Sometimes rare species like wunderpus, hairy frogfish and ghostpipe fish are also found here. This site is also suitable for night diving.

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