SURFING

Siargao is well known as one of the worlds primo surfing hotspots, with our most famous, world class surf spot – Cloud 9. Local islanders begin surfing before even starting school, so we have a lot of experienced and professional surfers. Riding crystal blue wild waves is something that people on Siargao get addicted to. Surfing in Siargao is the reason that the vast majority of visitors come to this island. Want to add surfing on your vacation bucket list? We have everything you need – from surfboard rentals and surf guiding, individual lessons with some of the most experienced Filipino surfers, to exciting surf trips and photo shoots in the water.
Learn how to surf with Siargaos very own surfing ROCKSTAR Marlo Gallardo! Individual surfing lessons one on one with the instructor, including the board rental run 600php per hour.
Whether you are an intermediate or experienced surfer and it is your first time in Siargao, having a local surf guide will help you to discover best surf breaks around the island. Hiring a guide for the whole day is 1500 php.
Trying to catch a wave is not an easy game, especially when you are just a beginner. But of course, everybody wants their moment riding the oceans heartbeat to be perpetuated, and here we can make sure that you have a memory to last a lifetime. Our professional photographer will take care of capturing your best moments riding the corduroy. 3000 php for 1-2 hours session.
Siargao is well known as one of the worlds primo surfing hotspots, with our most famous, world class surf spot – Cloud 9. Local islanders begin surfing before even starting school, so we have a lot of experienced and professional surfers. Riding crystal blue wild waves is something that people on Siargao get addicted to. Surfing in Siargao is the reason that the vast majority of visitors come to this island. Want to add surfing on your vacation bucket list? We have everything you need – from surfboard rentals and surf guiding, individual lessons with some of the most experienced Filipino surfers, to exciting surf trips and photo shoots in the water.
Learn how to surf with Siargaos very own surfing ROCKSTAR Marlo Gallardo! Individual surfing lessons one on one with the instructor, including the board rental run 600php per hour.
Whether you are an intermediate or experienced surfer and it is your first time in Siargao, having a local surf guide will help you to discover best surf breaks around the island. Hiring a guide for the whole day is 1500 php.
Trying to catch a wave is not an easy game, especially when you are just a beginner. But of course, everybody wants their moment riding the oceans heartbeat to be perpetuated, and here we can make sure that you have a memory to last a lifetime. Our professional photographer will take care of capturing your best moments riding the corduroy. 3000 php for 1-2 hours session.

FREE DIVING

As Freediving Planet Siargao, we teach all AIDA and PADI freediving courses, from beginner to professional. Our experienced freediving instructors, certified by AIDA or/and PADI, and labeled by Freediving Planet, will teach you how to hold your breath, stay longer and go deeper!

SURFER SURVIVAL

This freediving course was originally created by us, Freediving Planet Siargao/Palaka Dive Center and validated by AIDA worldwide. Surfer Survivals name speaks for itself – it is for surfers. If you like surfing but you are uncomfortable under the water after a wipe out, this course is a great solution. Our instructor will teach you how to hold breath longer and improve your skills for surviving beneath the crashing waves.

AIDA FREEDIVING COURSES

AIDA 1 Freediver:        1 day                         6600 php
AIDA 2 Freediver:        2 days 1/2              14900 php
AIDA 3 Freediver:        3 days                     21300 php
AIDA 4 Freediver:        4 day                       27600 php
AIDA Instructor:                                             on demand
SURF SURVIVAL:         1 day                       6000 php
TRAINING SESSION:   1/2 day                  2000 php

PADI FREEDIVING COURSES

PADI Basic Freediver:         1/2 day                   6900 php
PADI Freediver:                     2 days                 15300 php
PADI Advanced Freediver: 2 days                   18900 php
PADI Master Freediver:     2  1/2 days             23800 php
As Freediving Planet Siargao, we teach all AIDA and PADI freediving courses, from beginner to professional. Our experienced freediving instructors, certified by AIDA or/and PADI, and labeled by Freediving Planet, will teach you how to hold your breath, stay longer and go deeper!

SURFER SURVIVAL

This freediving course was originally created by us, Freediving Planet Siargao/Palaka Dive Center and validated by AIDA worldwide. Surfer Survivals name speaks for itself – it is for surfers. If you like surfing but you are uncomfortable under the water after a wipe out, this course is a great solution. Our instructor will teach you how to hold breath longer and improve your skills for surviving beneath the crashing waves.

AIDA FREEDIVING COURSES

AIDA 1 Freediver:        1 day                         6900 php
AIDA 2 Freediver:        2 days 1/2              15300 php
AIDA 3 Freediver:        3 days                     20300 php
AIDA 4 Freediver:        4 day                       26900 php
AIDA Instructor:                                             on demand
SURF SURVIVAL:         1 day                       5800 php
TRAINING SESSION:   1/2 day                2000 php

PADI FREEDIVING COURSES

PADI Basic Freediver:         1/2 day                    6900 php
PADI Freediver:                     2 days                    15300 php
PADI Advanced Freediver: 2 days                   16900 php
PADI Master Freediver:     2  1/2 days             23800 php

SCUBA DIVING

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As an Official PADI Dive center, we offer all PADI Scuba-Diving courses from 8 years old to senior.
We also go out diving every day with certified divers, going for 2 dives in the morning (8:30 am to 12 pm, and 2 dives in the afternoon (1:30 pm to 5 pm).
The deep Pacific Ocean and the shallow lagoon gives us a very nice diversity of dive sites.
From shallow dives on Secret Garden, to the famous Blue Cathedral in the Pacific Ocean, you will have plenty of options to discover Siargao waters!
All necessary equipment is available for hire. To make sure everything will be perfect for you, here are some answers to the most frequent questions:
What to bring?
We are a full service PADI Dive Center which means we can offer you everything it takes to dive starting with full gear, tank re-fillings, dive equipped boats and professional guides! But it will be helpful to us and maybe more convenient for you to bring some things along:
  • Medical Certification: It is recommended to visit a specialized doctor before practicing scuba diving, particularly if you plan to take a diving course.
  • Dive Certification Card: If you are already certified, we will need some proof of dive training, no matter if it’s with PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI or any other recognized dive organization. If for some reason you have forgotten or lost your card, we can only check PADI certifications on-line.
  • Log-book: for certain dive trips or certification courses we need to know about your experience. We will ask you to pass a refresher course for divers who have not been diving for more than a year.
  • Dive gears: You can hire all your dive gear from us or you can bring along your own equipment. Check with your flight company about extra charges for additional sports gear.
When to come diving?
Palaka Dive Center is operating all year round, 365 days to explore and discover Siargao surrounding! Seasonal changes do add to the variety of marine life during the year it’s so interesting to dive at any moment of the year!

 

FUN DIVES RATES

Dive trip, (includes 2 tanks, equipment, w/o computer)       3 800 php
Dive trip, (includes 2 tanks, own equipment)                               2 800 php
Blue Cathedral, one tank (incl equipment, computer)           2 600 php
Torch rental (night dive, Blue Cathedral)                                        300 php
Computer rental                                                                                            400 php
Boat ride for non diver                                                                               800 php

 

PADI SCUBA-DIVING COURSES

We are offering all PADI courses, for beginners or experienced divers.
The new e-Learning PADI program gives you the change to do all academic (theory) part online, before coming here. That means you will not have to study during your stay, and will just enjoy being in the water! Please visit padi.com for more details about e-Learning.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? To feel zero gravity without going to space?
If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, our Discover Scuba Diving ½ day course will let you experience SCUBA to see if you like it. The ½ day introduction to scuba diving includes basic knowledge about the important rules of diving and the equipment that you will be using, followed by a confined-open-water session in our very own swimming pool to practice some basic skills that will make you more comfortable underwater. This is followed by an open water dive up to a maximum depth of 12m with one of our world class PADI SCUBA Instructors.
If you enjoy it, you will be able to continue the program and finish your Open Water Diver Course.

Discover Scuba Diving: 1 or ½ day

3900 php (2 students or more)

4800 php (1 student)

PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a great option for people who want to learn diving but have a limited amount of time, or a tight budget.
In only 2 days you can become a certified lifelong diver. After certification you will be able to dive to 12m depth, guided by a professional Dive Instructor or Dive Master. As you will already have the theory book you will be able to finish the course where you want in one of the 30,000 PADI center around the world; PADI Scuba Diver is already half the Open Water Course.

Scuba Diver: 2 to 3 days

13600 php (2 students or more)

15500 php (1 student)

PADI Open Water Diver

THE license to dive freely down to a maximum depth of 18m! Where you want, when you want, with at least one other certified diver!
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive and discover new adventures or a new world, this is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular SCUBA diving course, and has introduced millions of people to this incredible and hugely unexplored universe. By completing your Open Water Diver certification, it opens up the door to diving all around the world, for the rest of your life!

Open Water Diver: 4 days (3 days if PADI e-Learning is completed prior to arrival)

21,200 php or 17,200 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (2 students or more)

24,700 php or 19,200 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (1 student)


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you to increase your confidence and build your scuba skills to become more comfortable in the water and master key skills such as buoyancy and navigation.
This is a great way to get more experience whilst continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you’ve already learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Advanced Open Water Diver: 2 days / 5 dives

16,300 php or 14,300 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (2 students or more)

19,300 php or 17,300 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (1 student)

Emergency First Responder

Want to be ready in an emergency?
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports or even just in general. This certification is also a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lives saving skills – and they’re for everyone, in many activities and workplaces around the world, not to mention real life scenarios in any location! Diving is just one of these many areas.

EFR Course, 1 Day

10,100 php (1 Student) or 8,800 php (2 Students or more)

PADI Rescue Diver

When you feel comfortable underwater, and you start to think about the safety of other divers and ocean goers, it is the time for the Rescue Diver course!
The PADI Rescue Diver course is described as the most rewarding and fun diving course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you know about how to anticipate and subsequently prevent problems, how to manage them if they occur in a diving situation and what to do after you have given all you can to any emergency and it’s time to hand the situation over to the professionals. The PADI Rescue Diver course will broaden your experience and change the way you and those around you dive.

Rescue Diver Course, 3 or 4 Days

24,200 php or 20,200 with PADI E-Learning package (Sold Separately) (1 Student)

21,200 php or 18,200 with PADI E-Learning package (Sold Separately) (2 Students or more)

PADI Specialty Courses

PADI Specialty courses are a great opportunity for you to fine-tune your diving skills. Some of the most popular PADI Specialty Courses are Digital Underwater Photography and Night Diving as well as Peak Performance Buoyancy or Deep diving but there are many more types of Specialty courses to choose from, just ask us which ones we currently offer when contacting Palaka.

PADI Dive Master

Looking for the first step in a career in the diving industry?
Your adventure into the professional level of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Dive Master program. Working closely with the PADI Instructor, in this program you will expand your dive knowledge and improve your skills to the professional level. PADI Dive Master training develops your leadership capabilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with diving students as well as learning how a dive operation works behind the scenes and away from the action on a day by day basis.
(Minimum Length of Course – 2 Months)

PADI Bubblemaker

Bubblemaker is the PADI program for children of 8 years old minimum. They should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be excellent swimmers. With a maximum depth of 2 meters this program is conducted one on one with the PADI Instructor in a private program.

Bubble Maker, 2 hours: 4600 php

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As an Official PADI Dive center, we offer all PADI Scuba-Diving courses from 8 years old to senior.
We also go out diving every day with certified divers, going for 2 dives in the morning (8:30 am to 12 pm, and 2 dives in the afternoon (1:30 pm to 5 pm).
The deep Pacific Ocean and the shallow lagoon give us a very nice diversity of dive sites.
From shallow dive on Secret Garden, to the famous Blue Cathedral in the Pacific Ocean, you will have plenty of options to discover Siargao waters!
All necessary equipment is available for hire. To make sure everything will be perfect for you, here are some answers to the most frequent questions:
What to bring?
We are a full service PADI Dive Center which means we can offer you everything it takes to dive starting with full gear, tank re-fillings, dive equipped boats and professional guides! But it will be helpful to us and maybe more convenient for you to bring some things along:
  • Medical Certification: It is recommended to visit a specialized doctor before practicing scuba diving, particularly if you plan to take a diving course.
  • Dive Certification Card: If you are already certified, we will need some proof of dive training, no matter if it’s with PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI or any other recognized dive organization. If for some reason you have forgotten or lost your card, we can only check PADI certifications on-line.
  • Log-book: for certain dive trips or certification courses we need to know about your experience. We will ask you to pass a refresher course for divers who have not been diving for more than a year.
  • Dive gears: You can hire all your dive gear from us or you can bring along your own equipment. Check with your flight company about extra charges for additional sports gear.
When to come diving?
Palaka Dive Center is operating all year round, 365 days to explore and discover Siargao surrounding! Seasonal changes do add to the variety of marine life during the year it’s so interesting to dive at any moment of the year!

 

FUN DIVES RATES

Dive trip (two tanks, without equipment) 2 800 php
Blue Cathedral, one tank (incl equipment, computer & torch rental) 2 600 php
Torch rental (night dive) 300 php

Computer rental 400 php
Boat ride for non diver 800 php

 

PADI SCUBA-DIVING COURSES

We are proposing all PADI corses, for beginners or experienced divers.
The new e-Learning PADI program gives you the change to do all academic (theory) part online, before coming here. That means you will not have to study during your stay, and will just enjoy being in the water! Please visit padi.com for more details about e-Learning.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? To feel zero gravity without going to space?
If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, our Discover Scuba Diving ½ day course will let you experience SCUBA to see if you like it. The ½ day introduction to scuba diving includes basic knowledge about the important rules of diving and the equipment that you will be using, followed by a confined-open-water session at Naked Island to practice some basic survival skills that will make you more comfortable underwater. This is followed by an open water dive up to a maximum depth of 12m with one of our world class PADI SCUBA Instructors.
If you enjoy it, you will be able to continue the program and finish your open water diver course.
Discover Scuba Diving: ½ day
3900 php (2 students or more)
4800 php (1 student)
PADI Scuba Diver
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a great option for people who want to learn diving but have a limited amount of time, or a tight budget.
In only 2 days you can become a certified lifelong diver. After certification you will be able to dive to 12m depth, guided by a professional diving instructor or dive master. But you will also have all your life to finish the Open Water Diver course; the Scuba Diver level is half of it. You will already have the theory book and will be able to finish the course where you want in one of the 30,000 PADI center around the world.
Scuba Diver: 2 to 3 days
15800 php (2 students or more)
16900 php (1 student)
PADI Open Water Diver
THE license to dive freely down to a maximum depth of 18m! Where you want, when you want, with at least one other certified diver!
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive and discover new adventures or a new world, this is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular SCUBA diving course, and has introduced millions of people to this incredible and hugely unexplored universe. By completing your Open Water Diver certification, it opens up the door to diving all around the world, for the rest of your life!
Open Water Diver: 4 days (3 days if PADI e-Learning is completed prior to arrival)
21200 php or 17,200 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (2 students or more)
23600 php or 19,300 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (1 student)

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you to increase your confidence and build your scuba skills to become more comfortable in the water and master key skills such as buoyancy and navigation.
This is a great way to get more experience whilst continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you’ve already learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Advanced Open Water Diver: 2 days / 5 dives
18200 php or 15500 php with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (2 students or more)
20600 php or 17900 with PADI e-Learning package (Sold Separately) (1 student)
Emergency First Responder
Want to be ready in an emergency?
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports or even just in general. This certification is also a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lives saving skills – and they’re for everyone, in many activities and workplaces around the world, not to mention real life scenarios in any location! Diving is just one of these many areas.
PADI Rescue Diver
When you feel comfortable underwater, and you start to think about the safety of other divers and ocean goers, it is the time for the Rescue Diver course!
The PADI Rescue Diver course is described as the most rewarding and fun diving course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you know about how to anticipate and subsequently prevent problems, how to manage them if they occur in a diving situation and what to do after you have given all you can to any emergency and it’s time to hand the situation over to the professionals. The PADI Rescue Diver course will broaden your experience and change the way you and those around you dive.
PADI Specialty Courses
PADI Specialty courses are a great opportunity for you to fine-tune your diving skills. Some of the most popular PADI Specialty Courses are Digital Underwater Photography and Night Diving as well as Peak Performance Buoyancy or Deep diving but there are many more types of Specialty courses to choose from, just ask us which ones we currently offer when contacting Palaka.
PADI Dive Master
Looking for the first step in a career in the diving industry?
Your adventure into the professional level of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Dive Master program. Working closely with the PADI Instructor, in this program you will expand your dive knowledge and improve your skills to the professional level. PADI Dive Master training develops your leadership capabilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with diving students as well as learning how a dive operation works behind the scenes and away from the action on a day by day basis. (Minimum length of course – 2 months)
PADI Bubblemaker
Bubblemaker is the PADI program for children of 8 years old minimum. They should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be excellent swimmers. With a maximum depth of 2 meters this program is conducted one on one with the PADI Instructor in a private program.
Bubble Maker, 2 hours: 4600 php

EXCURSIONS

EXCURSIONS

Because we really mean it when we say “Discover, learn and enjoy”, our excursions are not limited to diving and snorkeling, but we have a whole range of trips for you, your friends, family and kids to experience the beauty of Siargao Island and Pacific Ocean. All our excursions are accompanied by a guide who will help you identify tropical flora and fauna. Trips also include lunch and drinks on the beach. For your complete enjoyment, we will of course take care of all safety precautions and all you’ll have to do is to relax! Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen!
All diving excursions are a full day trip including speed boat ride, diving and snorkeling sessions in the morning, lunch, and a second dive/snorkeling session in the afternoon.
Destinations:
Anahawan/Mamon/La Janoza 2750 php/pax
Casulian Island 2550 php/pax
BESIDES DIVING TOURS WE ALSO OFFER OTHER ISLAND TRIPS WHICH ARE MUST DO ACTIVITIES IN SIARGAO
SUGBA LAGOON
Get ready to spoil your eyes with the spectacular turquoise waters of Sugba lagoon. A perfect getaway from the crowd and you will be amazed how beautiful nature can be. On your way to the lagoon you will explore stately mangrove forests, untouched small islands and secluded villages. When you finally reach the lagoons, all you have to do is just to take a paddleboard and cruise around at your leisure.
Trip start times change depending on the tide, but usually it is after breakfast time. A one hour drive in a van and then a 30 minute ride on a boat through mangrove forests, small islands and local villages. Spending a few hours at the lagoon before returning to the resort just before the sunset.
A minimum of 6 people per group is needed for the trip. Rate is 2000 php per person, all inclusive with transportation, entrance fees, snorkeling gear, paddle boards, lifejackets, drinks and island style lunch.
ISLAND HOPPING
This tour gives you a possibility to explore three remote islands – Naked Island, Daku and Guyam. Perfect spots to enjoy crystal blue ocean waters, white sand beaches and see the splendor of the underwater world. Getting on a boat in the morning after breakfast, spending all day exploring and enjoying a selection of palm dotted paradise islands and watching a stunning sunset on your way back to the resort – one of the best options for any visitor!
At least 6 people per group are needed for the tour. Rate – 1000 php per person, all inclusive: boat ride, entrance fees, cottage rent, food and drinks. For your convenience we can combine island hopping trip with surfing, snorkeling or diving sessions.
MAGPUPUNGKO ROCKPOOLS
Like swimming in the pool? Imagine yourself floating in a transparent natural infinity pool surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific ocean and rugged coastlines while listening to the sound of ocean waves. Magpupungko Rockpools is one of the most popular attractions here in Siargao with a breath taking view on low tide. Also known as Magpupungko because of the gigantic rock balancing on top of another, perfect for thrill seeking cliff jumpers. It takes roughly 45mins to get there by bike or taxi, but you will enjoy every minute of the drive and capturing all the amazing views of the islands spectacular interior. It is easy to drive there yourself, but we can also arrange a driver upon a request.

EXCURSIONS

Because we really mean it when we say “Discover, learn and enjoy”, our excursions are not limited to diving and snorkeling, but we have a whole range of trips for you, your friends, family and kids to experience the beauty of Siargao Island and Pacific Ocean. All our excursions are accompanied by a guide who will help you identify tropical flora and fauna. Trips also include lunch and drinks on the beach. For your complete enjoyment, we will of course take care of all safety precautions and all you’ll have to do is to relax! Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen!
All diving excursions are a full day trip including speed boat ride, diving and snorkeling sessions in the morning, lunch, and a second dive/snorkeling session in the afternoon.
Destinations:
Anahawan/Mamon/La Janoza 2750 php/pax
Casulian Island 2550 php/pax
Sohoton (does not include caves entrance fee) 3150 php/pax
BESIDES DIVING TOURS WE ALSO OFFER OTHER ISLAND TRIPS WHICH ARE MUST DO ACTIVITIES IN SIARGAO
SUGBA LAGOON
Get ready to spoil your eyes with the spectacular turquoise waters of Sugba lagoon. A perfect getaway from the crowd and you will be amazed how beautiful nature can be. On your way to the lagoon you will explore stately mangrove forests, untouched small islands and secluded villages. When you finally reach the lagoons, all you have to do is just to take a paddleboard and cruise around at your leisure.
Trip start times change depending on the tide, but usually it is after breakfast time. A one hour drive in a van and then a 30 minute ride on a boat through mangrove forests, small islands and local villages. Spending a few hours at the lagoon before returning to the resort just before the sunset.
A minimum of 6 people per group is needed for the trip. Rate is 2000 php per person, all inclusive with transportation, entrance fees, snorkeling gear, paddle boards, lifejackets, drinks and island style lunch.
ISLAND HOPPING
This tour gives you a possibility to explore three remote islands – Naked Island, Daku and Guyam. Perfect spots to enjoy crystal blue ocean waters, white sand beaches and see the splendor of the underwater world. Getting on a boat in the morning after breakfast, spending all day exploring and enjoying a selection of palm dotted paradise islands and watching a stunning sunset on your way back to the resort – one of the best options for any visitor!
At least 6 people per group are needed for the tour. Rate – 1000 php per person, all inclusive: boat ride, entrance fees, cottage rent, food and drinks. For your convenience we can combine island hopping trip with surfing, snorkeling or diving sessions.
MAGPUPUNGKO ROCKPOOLS
Like swimming in the pool? Imagine yourself floating in a transparent natural infinity pool surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific ocean and rugged coastlines while listening to the sound of ocean waves. Magpupungko Rockpools is one of the most popular attractions here in Siargao with a breath taking view on low tide. Also known as Magpupungko because of the gigantic rock balancing on top of another, perfect for thrill seeking cliff jumpers. It takes roughly 45mins to get there by bike or taxi, but you will enjoy every minute of the drive and capturing all the amazing views of the islands spectacular interior. It is easy to drive there yourself, but we can also arrange a driver upon a request.