Where to find the best diving courses on Siquijor? There are many dive centres offering diving activities and scuba dive courses on the island, and few of them offer really professional diving activities as well as courses for diving passionate at any level. Most of the places, as it is everywhere around the world, have PADI certification in their offer. That is the most popular diver training organisation worldwide, so it is nothing unusual to find them wherever you go with the intention of taking scuba dive course.
Therefore the only challenge you may face might be ensuring the best quality course to choose. How to do that just after you put your feet on the island and started thinking about diving on Siquijor?
Well, the question, which should be asked here, is – where to find best diving instructor on the island.
If all the places here offer same range of trainings and you know exactly, that if only you choose PADI certification, training standards would be exactly the same all over the world, then how to take decision? Not so easy, huh?
Start from small research obviously. Study prices each centre offers, study divers’ opinions which are available in the internet, study numbers if available and most of all – visit few spots and meet people working there, as they will be the ones you will spend your time in and under the water and the ones, who will teach you how to make you Siquijor diving safe and full of fun.
You may start from the south-west part of the island, where most of water activities spots are located. Near San Juan there are at least 4 good dive shops and centres, which can take you for Siquijor diving adventure and provide you with the courses. They all offer similar solutions and can take you to the same diving spots and that is why visiting them, taking a look at their equipment, facilities and getting to know people is so important.
Last but not least – diving is not only about diving itself and fun. It is also to show you how beautiful nature is and how important it is to preserve it. Value those dive centres and those dive masters who pay lots of attention on this. Yes, that’s true that PADI or any other diving school generally empowers divers to become ocean stewards and encourage them to support all the efforts to preserve oceans and underwater life. The truth is the people are directly responsible, so choose those instructors who are really aware and care. Good luck!