We pride ourselves on being one of the finest dive shops in the Philippines, flexible and dedicated to your needs. We are located on the grounds of the stunning Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort, situated on beautiful Puerto Galera bay, here in the Philippines. We offer you the highest standards of personalized service along with uncompromising safety - and of course World-Class diving! We are on the doorstep of some the most biologically diverse waters on the Planet. Most of our dive sites are within a 20-minute boat ride, with some of the best sites only minutes away! From exhilarating drift dives, wreck dives and wall dives to leisurely ‘muck’ and night dives. All offering incredible photo or video opportunities!
We offer a full range of PADI dive courses, from Discover Scuba all the way to Divemaster. Technical diving is also available.
We can conduct your courses and lessons in English, French, and Japanese.
Paul Arpin is Edgewater’s Diving Instructor and Resort Manager. Born in Montreal, Canada,. He’s been living in the Philippines and has been an active member of the Puerto Galera dive community for over 20 years.
His first dive ignited his passion for diving which has grown ever more intense over the years. Paul has logged thousands of dives and has travelled to over 40 countries. He’s lived in Australia, Japan, Fiji, Bermuda, the Philippines and, his birthplace, Canada. He served as adviser to the Minister of Health and Welfare, Bermuda, in the creation and development of an aquatic-sports program and is an accomplished underwater photographer and videographer.
Paul began scuba diving in 1989, and became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in 1993. He can speak English, French and Japanese - his dedication, passion and leadership in the dive industry has seen him certify close to 1000 students in all three languages.
With a 100% safety record, what sets Paul apart from the vast majority of diving instructors is his experience and versatility. He teaches all of his courses, from Discover Scuba Diving all the way up to Divemaster, with the highest level of professionalism. His students are his #1 priority, offering them his personal attention, while instilling comfort and confidence.
See what his students have to say about his top-notch instruction in these testimonials:
Thanks for a great dive. Paul was an excellent instructor and took great care of my fiancé during her DSD. It was just the 3 of us for the dive.
Reviewed April 7, 2017
I hadn't dive for many years but Paul was very helpful and made me feel comfortable with the diving again and helped me to refrech my diving knowledge. I did 2 dives with Paul and the 3:rd I joined the group. The dive master had an extra eye on me when diving with the group since he knew I was a beginner, which I appreciated. I felt very comfortable and safe diving with them, and they really knew the diving places by heart. If I ever come back, I will dive with them again. The equipment was good and diving places amazing :)"
Reviewed July 26, 2016
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*All prices include book, full gear rental, certification.