Learn to dive with us. We offer different courses for ALL levels. And we make sure it’s fun 😉

Introduction Dive (PADI)

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.


To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

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PADI Discover Scuba

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience let’s you safely view the underwater world in only one day. We will teach you the basics of diving at one of the beaches, and our qualified PADI Instructors will lead you on an exciting tour of the fringing islands reefs.

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PADI Open Water

All we require is 24 hours notice. Please find a good explanation of the PADI Scuba Diver and the PADI Open Water Course. As always, Contact LibertyLodge with any questions. The path to the PADI Open Water Diver Course can lead to two possible dive education certifications:

  • PADI Scuba Diver (S/D)
  • PADI Open Water Diver (O/W)

The PADI Open Water Diver certification (O/W) is the full entry level diver certification you earn by successfully completing the entire Open Water Diver course. The PADI Open Water Diver certification qualifies you to:

  • Dive independently (with a certified diving buddy) while applying the diving knowledge and dive skills that you learned within the course, within the limits of your dive training and experience. You shall be licensed to dive to a recommended maximum depth of 18 meters.
  • Gain air fills, scuba equipment and other service for going scuba diving.
  • Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives when equipped properly and accompanied by a buddy in conditions which you have dive training and or experience.
  • Continue your diver training with a specialty dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water program, and or in PADI specialty courses – LibertyLodge offer a lot of PADI diver specialty training courses..
    The PADI Scuba Diver (S/D) Qualification is earned by completing only a portion of the Open Water Course. Maybe the diver runs out of time on vacation or cannot meet the performance requirements for the FULL PADI Open Water. In this instance the diver shall be reimbursed (re-funded) for the portion of the open water that they do not enter.


The Scuba Diver course is a pre-entry (to the Open Water) level certification and qualifies you to:

  • Dive under the in water supervision of a PADI Dive Master (or dive professional with higher certification) while applying the knowledge and skills that you learned in the scuba diver course, within the limits of your training and experience. You shall be licensed to dive to a maximum of 12 meters.
  • Gain air fills, scuba equipment and other service for scuba diving whilst under direct supervision.
  • Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives when equipped properly and accompanied by a buddy in conditions which you have training and or experience.

Continue your scuba dive training to the PADI Open Water Diver certification and some selected specialty courses.

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Open Water Referral

Same as the Open Water above except you get a discounted rate if you referred someone to dive.


Holding either of the SD or the OW certifications quantify that you successfully completed the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water course according to the training standards and requirements established by PADI. Scuba diving centers and dive resorts require a person to be a certified diver or in training before they will rent or sell you scuba equipment, fill scuba tanks for you, or let you participate in scuba activities.


PADI have an excellent system whereas if you lose or forget your PADI certification card on holiday – your diver credentials can be checked on computer. Simply by entering your name, DOB and cert level we can find your details and qualify that you are indeed the diver that you say you are.

When you are certified as an Open Water Diver you are able to dive to a maximum recommended depth of 18 meters with a buddy of equal or higher scuba training to yourself… or even head for further dive education with the PADI Advanced Diver Course at LibertyLodge.

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Advanced Open Water (PADI Certification)

The Advanced Course will afford you an additional 5 scuba dives under the direct supervision of a PADI dive instructor to hone your skills.


You’ll get to experience many of the different areas of diving such as drift, night diving, photography etc
The PADI Advanced Scuba Diver certification allows you to dive to a deeper recommended depth of 30 meters exposing you to many more dive sites that the professional scuba diving shops and centers would not have allowed you to explore as an Open Water Diver if too deep.
The PADI advanced course is conducted over 2 days giving you approximately 15 hours of supervision and 5 dives in total. You’ll be exposed to 2 “core” dives being:

  • A navigation dive
  • deep dive (30 meters approximately – slightly over)

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Rescue Diver (PADI Certification)

The PADI Rescue Diver course is where you begin to be more self and buddy aware.


During the PADI Open Water Course you focused mainly on yourself and mastered dive knowledge and dive skills for taking care of yourself underwater and on the surface.


In the Advanced Open Water course, your focus broadened to include the environment in a variety of situations such as shipwrecks, using Enriched Air or fish identification. In the PADI Rescue Diver course you’re about to enter the next stage in which your focus broadens to include other divers (your dive buddies) and people around you – on and off the dive boat.


The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares the diver to help prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies, minor and major, with a variety of techniques.
Your diver training and dive educational skills and confidence will be enhanced. Most certified Rescue Divers look back on their rescue diver training as one of the most challenging – sometimes demanding – and therefore most rewarding programs. The subject is serious but the training is superb fun.

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Emergency First Response (PADI Certification)

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED and Care for Children courses follow the emergency considerations and protocols as developed by the members of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Among members of ILCOR are American Heart Association and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC). Emergency First Response Corp. is a corporate affiliate of PADI.


The Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course is a “hands on” program that provides qualified individuals with the additional training necessary to teach Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED, and Care for Children. This course builds on the instructor candidates’ skills as primary and secondary care providers and focuses on developing their instructional abilities. Through independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, instructor candidates learn to conduct the Emergency First Response courses.


The Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course prepares the candidate to become an Instructor who organizes, markets, promotes and teaches the EFR course not only for scuba divers but for others within the community as well. As a PADI Instructor being an Instructor in CPR and First Aid is a requirement of certification and enables the instruction of the CPR/First Aid requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

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Underwater Naturalist (PADI Certification)

Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

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PADI Dive Master Course

At LibertyLodge and Dive Resort APO Island, Dauin Negros Oriental, Philippines we have been training PADI Dive masters since 1998 and our highly qualified and experienced dive staff will help you get the most out of your dive training.


We take the training very seriously obviously with serious amount of fun thrown in. Our training has been deemed as the most comprehensive in Philippines by those that know our methods. We treat our Dive master intern candidates like customers, not like slaves, so you can focus on learning the material and not on carrying tanks.


There is a common misconception that the “internship” option is the “free” Dive master course, this is not true. With the internship you work with actual students as opposed to shop staff simulating students. We feel the internship provides a far better learning experience and it is the only option we teach. We love to train PADI divemasters but place the emphasis on great dive training and the fact that there is much more to being a dive master than possessing the certification card.


Many divemaster candidates don’t realize that their instructor level training begins with the PADI Divemaster course. The PADI Instructor Development Program assumes that all components of the Divemaster course have been mastered and does not re-cover any of the confined waters skills or knowledge development. The PADI IDC assumes you got a good divemaster course, so you owe it to yourself to get one! A lot of the DM knowledge and skills are tested in the Instructor Examination.

By bringing your own equipment, Dive Master Course will cost Php 35,650.00 only!

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