Submariner Diving Center
Submariner Diving Center
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
SUBMARINER DIVING CENTER is the first PADI 5 Star IDC and PADI TecRec Resort in El Nido, Palawan Philippines. Submariner is also certified as a AQUALUNG PARTNER CENTER who offers high standards in Diving and Education as well as diving gear branded by AQUALUNG and APEKS. Not only is the equipment considered a high standard, the staff are highly qualified and we ensure that everything is kept to international standards. For us diving is fun and enjoyable and that's what we want our guests to experience. We are located in the middle of the Main Beach of El Nido, come and visit us and learn more about Submariner and diving with us. From November 2012 Submariner have also been offering Diving Safari's to the world-famous WW2 wreck destination, Coron. After diving, we welcome you to our new JellyFish RoofTop Bar at the 3rd Floor.
El Nido, Philippines
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Khia Mae J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I enjoy my dive here in submariner and I really enjoy it. The crew are friendly and funny. Dive instructor Abel is a professional and a great guy. Thank you submariner❤️
Written February 9, 2024
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Αντωνης Κ
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My day started with a scuba diving session, but there were delays due to a malfunctioning engine on the small boat that shuttles us to the main vessel. Despite a 15-minute wait for repairs, the issue persisted. Eventually, instead of resolving the problem, the company resorted to using a kayak, which proved to be both unprofessional and dangerous. The kayak capsized due to small waves, causing damage to our equipment and posing a safety risk to all on board. Despite voicing my concerns to the manager, there was no satisfactory response. Considering the high prices charged by the company, this level of irresponsibility is unacceptable. Therefore, I can only rate my experience with one star.
Written February 8, 2024
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KEI
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Three days of diving at Submariner Diving Center was an amazing experience.

We were transported to the dive sites in a comfortable boat with great views. The divemaster EL FIVE's humor and careful guiding made the diving fun and relaxing.

SAMMY and the owner MARK were always friendly and attentive to details.

I look forward to going back to El Nido and seeing everyone again. Thank you.

3日間ダイビングをしましたが、快適な船でダイブサイトへ移動し、ダイブマスターEL FIVEの丁寧なガイドで安心して楽しめました。

SammyとオーナーのMarkもいつもフレンドリーで色んなケアをしてくれました。

またエルニドに行った時は、皆に会いにいきたいと思います。
Written January 22, 2024
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John F
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Very professional divemasters and good service. They know the best diving spots.
David was my divemaster, a very friendly guy and helpful.
Written January 2, 2024
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Steve
Dallas, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Friendly and helpful dive shop. JoJo was a great dive master. No pier or dock so plan on swimming out from the beach to your dive boat!
Written December 5, 2023
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Pernille L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I’ve been doing some diving in other countries some years ago. And I had to do a refresher course before starting my fun dives. We have an expression in danish saying: “It’s just like riding your bike” which means everything you’ve learned will come back to you quickly and easily. Which it did.

I felt safe from the moment Samy emailed me with concerns about taking a flight right after our last dive. And when we were greeted by him at the diving center. My experience and expectations didn’t change. He really made us feel welcome, and would always check up on us after a day of diving. And with four full days back to back, that says a lot. He would also ask us about special diving preferences and places to see, which enhanced the experience.

During the three dives a day I had the pleasure of having Ronnel as my dive master. With him you will always feel safe. He’s amazing at checking up on you both above and below water. We did a dive and stay and every morning at breakfast Ronnel would come over with diving shoes in our size and check in ahead of time. Approximately 45 minutes ahead. And he’s always ready with some banter and jokes to make the day even better. You can tell he has a good relationship with both the other dive masters/instructors and the boat crew. I would definitely recommend and dive with him again.

There are of course multiple dive masters, instructors and other people worth mentioning, who was always ready to make us laugh and feel part of the family. Some are AJ, Eddie, Jojo, Anto, Kevin, Win, the boat crew of explorer 1 and I could go on.

Submariner have different divesites which fits you level of experience, and they are willing to do everything so you can do maybe a tunnel dive as the first dive and then dive with your buddy who’s OW. I’m very grateful for them for giving me some of my best dives to this date.

We also had the pleasure of meeting and talking with the owner Mark. Which was an experience that match everything else we’ve felt during these days. He made us laugh and gave us a sense of even more security, if that’s even possible, which was the dot over the i on an amazing trip.

Thank you♥️
Written December 3, 2023
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Lucy T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Couldn’t recommend these guys more. Did a 1 day/ three dives trip with them and had a brilliant time. Safety felt the upmost importance both before and during the dives. Ronnel was such a great dive master, checking on us regularly and ensuring we didn’t miss any of the amazing fish and turtles!!
Written December 1, 2023
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Agnete Castor L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great view, great staff, great place in general. Very attentive to your every need both while staying at The Beach House connected to the diving center and during diving trips.

The manager Sami takes care of you the second you arrive, and makes sure everything is in order with your diving certification and other formalities before you go in the water.

Dove with Divemaster Ronnel three days out of the four. Great guy! Makes you laugh and you feel totally comfortable with him while diving because he keeps cheking in and makes sure you dont drift off😂

The dormrooms at The Beach House are nice to, really spacious and well working air condition. Only thing is the lack of room for your luggage. Make sure you bring a lock for you suitcase and/or other because it has to be placed outside the dorm.

Highly recommend this place for your next diving experience in El Nido! I’ll be back for sure
Written December 1, 2023
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Brittany B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amazing diving! Peter did an amazing job showing us all the sea life during our tour!

The staff was so helpful getting us all setup and ready for each dive.

We even got to swim with a turtle! Amazing!

Highly recommend!
Written November 7, 2023
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Andrea A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Our scuba instructor, AJ, was outstanding! I was pretty hesitant for my first-time scuba diving, but AJ was supportive and alleviated my fears. He ran through the instructions multiple times and made sure all our questions and concerns were answered before getting in the water. He was professional, informative, friendly, AND fun! Additionally, we rented their underwater camera and AJ choreographed all our pictures and videos for us. They were stunning... All of the images and videos looked like they were taken from National Geographic. I highly recommend spending extra to rent their high-quality underwater camera. I received the images right when we got back to land. My husband and I were beyond impressed with our experience at Submariner Diving Center!
Written November 2, 2023
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