About us

 


"At White Beach Divers, we are focussed on providing flexible, friendly, safe, fun and professional diving with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet and exceed your expectations"


Why us?

 

Small, friendly, flexible and fun. If you want to dive in Boracay, you are in safe hands, we have been here since 1994, which makes us one of the oldest dive centers on the Island, the oldest European owned. In time reputations are built and experience gained, we are proud of the excellent standing we have among the Philippine diving community.

 

Our Instructors hold PADI and SSI teaching credentials, are extremely professional and work hard to provide our customers with the most enjoyable experience possible. Safe with flexibility and fun.
 

Whatever your dive level or experience and preference, we will find the right dive site for you. If you have never dived before we take pride in introducing you to diving through our Introduction Dives, Scuba Diver and Open Water Courses and can take you through Advanced, Rescue and Specialites  and all the way to Divemaster through our internship program. 

 

Over the years we have worked very hard to build our reputation of providing great service to satisfied customers. Much of our business is built on recomendation and we want our customers to return and dive with us again. That is why we always take the view that our customers today are also the key to our future success.

Our Instructors have many years combined teaching experience, have certified hundreds of students, and mentored many Divemasters. Knowledge and professionalism are the words that describe our Instructors. We speak many major languages including English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, French and Filipino.

We recognise that diving is better in limited small groups, for the fun divers no huge boat loads and for students, closely supervised attention. most courses are only one or two people per instructor and fun dives are usually a maximum four divers per guide.

Our team look forward to seeing you soon here with us in Boracay!


 
Facilities
Large banka boat for upto 10 divers
2 Small Zodiac rubber boats for up to 4 divers
Aluminium speed boat for upto 6 divers
First Aid and O2 emergency equipment
Full range of quality Scuba Equipment
Underwater camera hire
Camera preparation work station
Showers and toilet
Course study materials
Customer equipment storage area
Equipment servicing
Nitrox




 

The Team

Paul Leggott - PADI IDC Staff Instructor & SSI DCS Instructor

Paul is White Beach Divers General Manager with responsibility to look after the day to day operation of the diving centre. He has lived and worked in Boracay for more than 5 years and has amassed more than 3500 dives and more than 600 certifications. Before settling in Boracay, Paul Managed several Diving Centers and worked as a PADI instructor in the UK, Thailand and Malaysia.

Diving is one of my passions in life. I have been very lucky to follow my hobby as a professional and use that privilege to introduce so many people to new and amazing underwater experiences

To Contact Paul;- facebook paulleggottdiving Tel+63 036 2883809

 

Core Credentials

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • PADI Dive Master

  • SSI Open Water Diver Instructor

Special Credentials

  • Emergency First Response Instructor

  • React Right Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings

  • PADI Deep Diver Instructor

  • PADI Wreck Diver Instructor

  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor

  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography instructor

  • PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialist  Instructor

  • PADI Project Aware Instructor

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

  • NRC Nitrox Instructor

  • SSI Deep Diver Instructor

  • SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Level 1&2 Instructor

  • SSI Stress & Rescue Instructor

  • SSI Perfect Buoyancy Instructor

  • SSI UW Digital Photography Instructor

  • SSI UW Naturalist Instructor

  • SSI Science of Diving Instructor

  • SSI Wreck Diving Instructor

  • SSI Dry Suit Instructor

Professional Level Teaching Credentials

  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor

  • SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor

  • PADI Divemaster Instructor

  • PADI Assistant Instructor, Instructor

  • SSI Dive Guide Instructor

  • SSI Divemaster Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor Digital UW Photography - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Enriched Air Nitrox - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Deep Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC instructor Wreck Diving - Instructor

  • SSi SC Instructor Science of Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor  Stress and Rescue - Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor UW Naturalist - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Dry Suit Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor Perfect Buoyancy - Instructor


 

Bev Harness - PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor & SSI Open Water Diver Instructor

Bev is our English Rose, a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.  After working as a Dive Master in Malaysia, Bev started to instruct in Malapascua before assisting on the construction, opening and management of a new dive centre in Malaysia; prior to her move to Boracay in 2015.  Her teaching and customer service skills are exemplary, with her passion for Fish Identification enhancing the dive experience of our guests with information on their underwater encounters.

 

After many years in the UK Recruitment Industry, I decided to pack my bags and head off travelling in 2013. It wasn't long before my passion for diving developed into an obsession and the next thing I knew, I was an Instructor! I like to share my love for the ocean with others, creating new adventures and exploring our amazing underwater world.”

Core Credentials

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • SSI Open Water Diver Instructor

  • PADI Dive Master

Special Credentials

  • Emergency First Response Instructor

  • React Right Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings

  • PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Speciality Instructor​

  • PADI Project Aware Instructor

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

  • PADI ​Deep Diver Speciality Instructor

  • PADI Nitrox Enriched Air Speciality Instructor

  • PADI Emergency 02 Provider Instructor

  • SSI UW Naturalist Instructor

  • SSI Perfect Buoyancy Instructor

  • SSI Enriched Air Nitrox level 1&2 Instructor





 
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Alice Tessari - PADI Open Water Instructor, SSI DCS Instructor and CMAS Instructor level 1.

Alice is our Italian, a PADI and SSI Instructor.  After working many years as an instuctor and dive centre manager in Eygpt, The Caribbean, Spain, Italy and Maldives  Alice has recently moved to Boracay joining the White Beach Divers team in August this year   Her thorough teaching style, attention to detail and experience adds to the teams drive to give our customers the best possile experience Alice can teach in several languages including Italian, English, Spanish, French and some Arabic.

“With many years divning experience from a young age i still have a great passion for the underwater world. 73% of this world is coverd with water and I love to introduce this world to those new to diving and show off the fanastic diving here in Boracay to experienced divers comming here to dive for the first time.”

Core Credentials

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • PADI Dive Master

  • SSI Open Water Diver Instructor

Special Credentials

  • Emergency First Response Instructor

  • React Right Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings

  • PADI Deep Diver Instructor

  • PADI Wreck Diver Instructor

  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor

  • PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialist  Instructor

  • PADI Project Aware Instructor

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

  • SSI DPV Scooter

  • SSI Deep Diver Instructor

  • SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Level 1&2 Instructor

  • SSI Stress & Rescue Instructor

  • SSI Perfect Buoyancy Instructor

  • SSI UW Naturalist Instructor

  • SSI Science of Diving Instructor

  • SSI Wreck Diving Instructor

Professional Level Teaching Credentials

  • PADI IOpen Water Instructor

  • SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor

  • PADI Divemaster Instructor

  • PADI Assistant Instructor, Instructor

  • SSI Dive Guide Instructor

  • SSI Divemaster Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor DPV Scooter - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Enriched Air Nitrox - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Deep Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC instructor Wreck Diving - Instructor

  • SSi SC Instructor Science of Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor  Stress and Rescue - Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor UW Naturalist - Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor Perfect Buoyancy - Instructor

 


 

Michael Parvus - SSI Master Instructor

Mike is the original owner of White Beach Divers, he has lived in Boracay for 27 years. Originally from Germany, Mike also speaks fluent Filipino, French, Spanish, and English. (pictured with his dog Brownie)
 
Diving has been at the center of my life for nearly 30 years. I arrived in Boracay before there was mains electricity, telephones or internet and have seen many changes. It has been a privilege to introduce so many people to  the beauty of Boracay both under and above water
 

Core Credentials

  • SSI Master Instructor

Special Credentials

  • React Right First Aid and CPR Instructor

Professional Level Teaching Credentials

  • SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor

  • SSI Dive Guide Instructor

  • SSI Divemaster Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor Boat Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Deep Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Enriched Air Nitrox - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Navigation - Instructor

  • SSI SC instructor Wreck Diving - Instructor

  • SSi SC Instructor Science of Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Stress and Rescue - Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor UW Naturalist - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Night & Limited Visibility Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC/DCS Instructor Perfect Buoyancy - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Waves,Tides & Currents - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Computer Diving - Instructor

  • SSI SC Instructor Equiment Techniques - Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings

  • SSI Navigation Instructor

  • SSI Wreck Diver Instructor

  • SSI Deep Diving Instructor

  • SSI Enriched Air Nitrox level 1&2 Instructor

  • SSI Night and Limited Visibility Instructor

  • SSI Science of Diving Instructor

  • SSI Tide Waves and Currents Instructor

  • SSI Boat Diving Instructor

  • SSI Computer Diving Instructor

  • SSI Equipment Techniques Instructor

  • NRC Nitrox Instructor

 

Tatania Leskova (Tanya) - PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Tanya is our Russian PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.  Tanya arrived in Boracay more than 5 years ago, after learning to dive on the Island Tanya decieded to take her Divemaster course, after her course she worked as a Divemaster to supplement her income and three years ago ecame an Open Water Scua Instructor, Originating from Vladivosok in the east of Russia Tanya has ecome a great favorite with our Russian speaking guests as well as teaching and leading English speakers on their underwater encounters.

 

I decided to head off travelling the world eventually settling on this beautiful Island of Boracay, It wasn't long before the clear calm water tempted me to try out diving, wow I was instntly hooked !  My passion for diving developed into an obsession and the next thing I knew, I was first a Divemaster working part time then an Instructor! ”  For me the great thing about diving is I earn money from my hobbie in a great location and also have the complete satisfaction of introducing new people to this amazing activity.

Core Credentials

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor 

  • PADI Dive Master

Special Credentials

  • Emergency First Response Instructor

Speciality Instructor Ratings

  • PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Speciality Instructor​

  • PADI Project Aware Instructor

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

  • PADI ​Deep Diver Speciality Instructor

  • PADI Nitrox Enriched Air Speciality Instructor


     








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