Of course we love to offer one dive guide per 2 divers depending on the level. Nevertheless most dives are with 4 divers to a dive guide. If it's very busy, or when you make a group booking then this ratio could be 6 to 1. The dive center claims the right to make that decision but will always consider the level of the divers to have harmonious dive groups diving together. Nearby dive sites are accessed by speedboats equipped with sunroofs and mounted with Yamaha outboard engines
Further out dive sites are reached using local outrigger boats also referred to as bangkas. These boats can hold up to 14 divers, the dive guide and the helpful crew. We are proud to have the biggest bangka in Panglao, which can take up to 20 divers excluding the guides and crew.
A log book and scuba certification card should be shown at the dive center upon arrival. If you have a medical history that could affect you while diving, then please see a doctor prior to your dive holiday and provide a doctor's certificate declaring that you are fit to dive and show this at the dive center upon arrival.
Dive centers and bangkas have 100% medicinal oxygen onboard, first aid and communication facilities for quick and adequate reaction in an emergency situation. To avoid emergency situations there are strict depth limits, maximum depth is 40meters/130 feet and no deco-diving. There is a fully equipped recompression chamber centrally located in Cebu City.
Non-divers are also welcome to the dive boats. They can join and enjoy the snorkeling at the dive sites or just laze around on the boat.
In the dive centers there are showers, rinse tanks, towels, coffee/tea and drinking water available. Each diver has an own crate in the dive shop to store their dive gear overnight and gear can be hung out to drip dry. Mostly all of the dive center rental gear is new Scubapro equipment and of the well-known Italian brand - Cressi. 10, 12 and 15 liter tanks with international and DIN valves are available. The dive cylinders are filled (200 Bar) by Bauer and LW compressors. Nitrox cylinder fills up to 32% available.
Buy a discounted dive package in one of the dive centers and you can spread the dives out over the 2 different locations.