Malapascua Island's Thresher Shark Divers


Malapascua Dive Sites
PADI Courses
PADI IDC Instructor Courses
Diving Internships
Dive Packages
Technical Diving

Malapascua & the Philippines

Getting Here
Malapascua Island
The Philippines

More Info

Philippines Travel Tips
Dive Shop Facilities
TSD Awards

TSD Community

Shark Conservation Links

PADI Scuba Diving Certification Classes
in Malapascua, Philippines

Open Water    Advanced   Nitrox   Specialties   Rescue   Divemaster   Instructor   Technical

Dive Courses at TSD

PADI Dive CoursesThresher Shark Divers offers a full range of PADI diving courses from beginner certification through to professional. Our experienced and knowledgeable diving instructors have been through PADI's (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) rigorous training procedures and have taught hundreds of people to dive. We want you to get the most out of your diving lessons and so we teach in very small groups, usually one-on-one. This means you can take as long as you like doing your course. If you are in a hurry you can go faster, if you want to take it easy, go slower. We have male and female dive instructors if you have a preference. We are the top PADI Dive Center on Malapascua and one of the top in the Philippines as shown by our annual PADI awards. Find out more about us.

About the PADI System of Diver Education

PADI has three scuba diving courses that are essential to becoming a safe, competent, and well-rounded diver. These are the introductory Open Water Scuba Diver certification, the Advanced Open Water Diver and the Rescue Diver courses. In addition to these core courses we offer:

PADI has recently introduced an e-learning program - do the academics online in advance and complete the water work in Malapascua. It means you can spend less time studying and more time enjoying your vacation. PADI e-learning his available for many PADI courses; new courses and languages are constantly introduced.

Brief course descriptions follow, click on the links for further details. If you want to take a diving class and have ever had any medical conditions, please see this form.

New to diving?

Getting your scuba diving certification in the Philippines is a great choice. You can learn easily in Malapascua's calm, clear waters. After certification you can progress to other dive sites such as the shark dive.

You have several options if you have never dived before:

Intro Dive / Resort Dive / Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba DivingIn only 2-3 hours you can learn the basics and complete a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience with one of our PADI instructors. It is a great way to try out diving. You will have a brief diving theory lesson, complete a few skills in shallow water, then go on a dive. If you like it, you can credit the experience and the cost towards your Open Water Certification.

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Course

The PADI Open Water Diver Course is PADI's entry level scuba certification course and is recognized everywhere around the world. We make diving interesting, safe, and above all, fun. Average time is 3-4 days and we will go at your pace. Start the reading in advance with PADI's e-learning program.

PADI e-LearningPADI Scuba Diver

If you don’t have the time to complete the Open Water course, finish half of it in Malapascua and become a PADI Scuba Diver, or do as much as you can and get a PADI Referral. Complete the rest of your course at any PADI Dive Center around the world.

Already a Certified Diver?

Advanced Open WaterThere is always more to learn! Whatever your level, choose from a wide variety of courses. During any course at Thresher Shark Divers we will also help you improve your basic diving skills such as buoyancy and breathing.

Scuba Tune Up / Refresher

Has it been a while since your last dive? Why not take our refresher course? PADI advises a refresher if you have not been diving in 6 months.

PADI Advanced Open Water

Now you know how to dive, have some fun with it! During the Advanced Open Water Course you will explore five specialized diving activities and develop your diving skills. You will be amazed at the improvement in your diving by the end of this course on Malapascua. Dives include Deep, Navigation, Photography, Wreck, Naturalist, Night, Multi-level, Boat... You can also do any of these dives separately and credit it towards you Advanced course at a later date. New from PADI - do your reading before you come with PADI's e-learning program.

Enriched Air Nitrox PADI Nitrox Enriched Air Course

Nitrox is the future of diving. Stay down longer and reduce your nitrogen load.

Malapascua has several dive sites that are perfect for Nitrox. Find out why.
E-learning is available for Nitrox.

Thresher Shark Diver Specialty Course

The PADI Thresher Shark Diver Specialty Course is exclusive to TSD.  It was written by TSD owners in conjunction with PADI.  The course will teach you many fascinating facts about sharks in general, and specifically thresher sharks.

PADI Specialty Courses

As you dive more and get to know other divers you will probably become more interested in specialized forms of scuba diving. Participate in these new activities under the guidance of our instructors and at the same time explore of Malapascua's diverse underwater environment. We offer over 20 specialty courses such as Wreck, Photography, Deep Diver, and Naturalist.

PADI Rescue Diver

See another side to scuba diving. During the Rescue Diver course you will gain the confidence to look after yourself and others in the water. Learn how to prevent mishaps and to deal with problems in the unlikely event that they should occur. Most people feel this is the most enjoyable course of all! This builds invaluable self-confidence and teaches you priceless diving skills.

EFR (Emergency First Response)

PADI EFRLearn basic medical emergency care including CPR and first aid. Ever wished you knew more about how to help your loved ones in the event of an emergency? This is a non-diving course in preparation for the Rescue Diver course but is available to divers and non-divers alike. Also available, the EFR Instructor Course, Care for Children, and PADI's brand new Emergency Oxygen Provider course.

PADI Master Scuba Diver

PADI's highest non-professional qualification, the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating is the sign of an overall well-rounded and competent diver. Complete Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and five specialty courses to become a Master Scuba Diver! Contact us to get a great deal on the Master Scuba Diver training package.

PADI Professional Level Diver Certifications

Go Pro! and become a PADI Divemaster, PADI Instructor and higher!

PADI Divemaster and InstructorPADI Dive Master

Become a professional diver and earn money doing what you love to do the most! This course includes free diving!!!

PADI Assistant Instructor

If you are on your way to becoming an instructor, this is the course for you. We offer a great experience package tailored to your instructional needs to prepare you for your IDC (Instructor Development Course). Contact us for our current special offer on the AI course.

PADI Instructor

Why not go all the way and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with TSD?! As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development IDC Center we offer a full range of Instructor Development Courses for all levels of Instructors including Specialty Instructor, IDC Staff Instructor and Status Updates.

Technical Diving

Find out more about our technical diving courses.


Copyright © 2019

Thresher Shark Divers   |    |   +63 917-795-9433 

facebook      twitter      RSS feed                  e-mail