Taiwan Scuba is based out of Taichung.
Typically, the good folks in Taipei usually dive on the North East Coast.
Being that much closer to Kenting and some Southern dive spots, we do the majority of our diving down South.
As far as prices for courses go, the price of our Open Water certification is exactly the same as one would pay on Boracay and elsewhere in the Philippinnes.
We charge 12,000 NT for an Open Water Course.
Use of all PADI Materials
All equipment rental
- It does not include transportation and accomodation fees.
Of course, there are places in Asia and elsewhere where you can pay less for a course. Places like Thailand have dive resorts destinations that are right beside the ocean and have a very high volume and throughput of students and are able to provide cut rates for courses.
To use something of an analogy, it is also possible to get an inexpensive tattoo, but to my mind, I prefer a service that concentrates more on quality and not quantity.
As a Dive Instructor, I have to say, that I have seen some shops throughout Asia that ‘stack’ courses with students.
We try to provide low student / instructor ratios and instill a sense of confidence amongst our student divers. A confidence that lasts, not just for the duration of the course, but for however long the diver chooses to engage in the sport of diving.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor