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PADI Open Water Course and Thresher Shark Dive

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    What to Expect
    You are about to embark on what we hope will be one of the most most amazing activities in your life, so we hope you are excited!

    The Open Water Course takes 4 days. And leave a spare morning afterwards for the thresher shark dive (no flying that day!). Contact us for scheduling questions or if you have less time. 

    The package includes the full PADI Open Water Course, which consists of:
    • Theory
    • Shallow water work
    • 4 Open Water dives.  You will then be certified to dive to 18 metres! 

    Also included is a PADI Deep Adventure dive, which certifies you to dive to 30 meters. You will do this dive at Monad Shoal, home to our magnificent thresher sharks!!!

    In advance:

    We will contact you to register you for your online manual if you would like that option. Elearning is also another option. 

    We will arrange your initial schedule by email. 

    We can also book your resort and airport transport. 


    This is variable, but will generally be from about 9am to 5pm every day with a break for lunch. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Thresher Shark Divers
    Departure Time
    To be confirmed on arrival to suit you.
    4 days
    • Full PADI Open Water Course and either a Deep Adventure dive on the shark dive, or the Full Advanced Open Water.
    • Open Water Manual — either (a) hard copy on site or (b) online, in advance or on site
    • Open Water Course - 4 Open Water dives plus confined water sessions
    • Either a) Deep Adventure dive to certify you to 30 meters, done on the thresher shark dive or b) Full Advanced open Water Diver Course, 5 dives plus manual.
    • Equipment rental
    • Boat fees for the dives
    • Certification fees
    • Instructor fees
    • Free Log Book
    • 10% off equipment purchase.
    • Free celebration Shark Bite shot in the Pub!
    • Marine park fees PHP 150 per day (required)
    • Marine park fee P50 (shark dive only)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off - not required as Malapascua is very small.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Age 10 and above, shark dive age 15 and above.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We decided to do our open water course certification with Thresher Shark Divers (TSD for friends) in Malapascua. At our arrival, Leon welcomed us warmly and went into the details of the course and our stay. He took his time to go over our concerns and questions. Our designated
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our open water course with Sylvia (instructor) and Laura (Dive master). They were amazing and can’t fault their teaching. Sylvia was very patient and clear with all the briefs and knowledge reviews. We always felt confident on each dive we knew what we
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    Excellent organization- I had not dove in quite a while and went through my Adv Open Water Certification and Nitrox. My dive instructor was great and quite patient. The crew, the location, the restaurant, the friendliness of the staff were all awesome. This is the best dive
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    I did my advanced open water course through Thresher Shark Dive centre and could not recommend more highly. My dive instructor was Toby and he was fantastic, all of the staff were friendly and the dive sites were incredible. Lots of beautiful coral, wrecks, turtles and close
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    I got my open water and advanced diver certifications here. The team was great and I felt very supported. Everything was smooth sailing, both literally and figuratively. Traveling as a solo woman I felt safe and it was a great place to learn. Would love to come back in the
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    Response from scbrdvr, Owner at PADI Open Water Course and Thresher Shark Dive
    Responded 5 Jun 2019
    Hi Rachel, Thank you for your lovely review! So pleased the team looked after you so well. Huge congratulations on learning to dive, and may this be the first of many diving holidays for you throughout your life! Do come back and see us again, hopefully with wonderful tales of all the places you've been and marine life you've seen since your very first taster at TSD 😊 Best regards, Andrea (Owner)
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    About the operator
    By: Thresher Shark Divers
    Facundo F
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Amazing experience
    We decided to do our open water course certification with Thresher Shark Divers (TSD for friends) in Malapascua.
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    Professional Dive Shop
    TSD is a very well organized dive shop. They are attentive and make sure all is all right before you do anything
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    Graham R
    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Just enjoyed a 15 dive package here, highly recommended
    A group of 8 of us have just returned from a weeks diving here (15 dive package), and had a fabulous time. The
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    Joshua C
    Double Shark Dives with TSD!
    We finally got here! After getting stranded at Maya last August after a typhoon warning that prevented boats from
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    phillip l
    Scam artists
    We recently came to Malapascua to dive with threshers and we went to see these about an adventure dive (deep sea
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    Amelia F
    Thresher shark dive
    I visited in Dec 2019 with a friend to do some diving, I was lucky to go diving with instructors Toby and Sylvia
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    Marcus E
    Singapore, Singapore
    TSD Never Again
    Booked 60 dive package online in advance with Thresher Shark Divers (TSD) for two divers. Mistake! 1. Not able to
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    Hong Kong, China
    Exceeded expectations despite weather challenges
    Family of divers with diverse experience levels. Daughter ended up upgrading from Scuba certification to OW cert.
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    Luzon, Philippines
    A top OW1 course
    Together we started our OW1 diving course at TSD after a try out dive in NL. After 1.5 day my partner decided to
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    Good dive company
    The people at TSD were friendly and professional. I would like to especially thank my local DM Richard, and also
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    Key Details
    • Thresher Shark Divers Bounty Beach
    • Duration: 4 days
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