Diver Down International in Subic Bay - Philippines
The Diver Down International is a resort / diving school that caters to both casual divers and those that want to go beyond the basics of scuba diving. There are also amenities provided at its affiliated resort.
The site offers a wide range of training courses in English starting at as low as 500 Php ($10). As the only international training facility in the area, the most fundamental of techniques, from learning how to put on the scuba gear, and the rudimentary swimming skills are taught. For those who want to go further, there are special courses covering the many aspects of technical diving, deep breathing, underwater photography, all the way to becoming a diving instructor yourself.
The Diver Down International is found at Rizal Road in Subic Bay and right at Baloy Beach. Aside from the swimming and diving courses, it is also affiliated with the Blue Rock Dive Center, and thus allows you to take advantage of the accommodations available. There are 37 rooms for use, and all are equipped and furnished with all the basic necessities you will need. They have IDD phones, air conditioning, cable TV and deposit boxes.
There is also a store in the vicinity so you will be able to purchase all the equipment and tools you need, as well as some souvenirs and knick knacks. There are also several packages that you can avail of.
There is also a restaurant open 24 hours a day where you can have your fill of Philippine cuisine, as well as Western and Asian delicacies. The Diver Down International also has a swimming pool, and you also get to enjoy music from live bands and musicians. It has also implemented wireless Internet technology, and there is also the very popular Nightly BBQ, featuring grilled foods and assorted seafood including shrimps, lobsters and many more.
When you are through with your diving lessons for the day, you can go relax at the Floating Bar. With a cool drink in hand you can sit back and enjoy the view of the spectacular sunset, all the while listening to some great music. Also, you need not miss out on your favorite sports events, as there are exclusive sports channels available.
Learning how to dive is essential for beginners, and even if you are experienced, the techniques taught at the Diver Down International, not to mention the amenities and location, should make it a place worthy of a look see.