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Tabanka Divers El Nido

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| Outpost Hostel, Lugadia Beach, Brgy Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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Best Dive Center in Town!

Tabanka Dive Center has outstanding dive masters (special thanks to Eugene and Chris for all the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lindameve
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Hannover, Germany
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Good instruction

My husband and I did our PADI open water with them. Oliver had been really easy to contact and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AditiNaik
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London, United Kingdom
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Looking for Scuba Diving in El Nido, Palawan? Tabanka Divers is a professional PADI Dive Resort at unique beachfront location only 5 minutes out of busy downtown. We offer the full range of quality dive service, all Level of PADI Dive Courses and loft-style beachfront rooms. Join our daily trips to the best dive spots of the Bacuit Archipel. Meet our local crew and international instructors. We speak English, Filipino, german, french and Spanish. Our homebase is Lugadia Beach, an amazing strip with chilled Sunset-Bars and a hand full of Boutique Hotels and Hostels, all managed by young community who loves the area. For sure it's one of the most laid-back travel destinations in the Philippines. The best price for diving in El Nido is only one klick away. Book online with Tabanka Divers to save time and money.
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| Outpost Hostel, Lugadia Beach, Brgy Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tabanka Dive Center has outstanding dive masters (special thanks to Eugene and Chris for all the perfect dives!) and an excellent team!!! You couldn’t think of any better ‘dive center captain’ than Joy! :-) We felt so welcomed and well taken care of - Thank...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did our PADI open water with them. Oliver had been really easy to contact and helpful prior to our arrival. The teaching, equipment, boats and crew were all great, making the whole experience enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was excellent, helping my wife complete her PADI Open Water Certification and took us on some really beautiful dives. You would have to look long and hard to find anything that compares to this Dive shop, the most excellent staff, (whom we bought...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Padi instructor and have enjoyed this dive operation very much. Everything is perfect; staff is nice, dives are great and the boat is spacious and ideal for diving. The lunch provided is epic and everything is all just perfect. Thanks to the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I booked the Best of El Nido diving tour after only having recently gotten my PADI Open Water cert. I was a bit concerned about my lack of experience, though Oliver quickly responded to my emails I'd sent before arriving and always reassured me that...More

Thank Chris H
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hey Chris, it was great fun having you on board. Next time we will make you an advanced open water diver!!! Cheers, Team Tabanka Divers

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I had an awesome time diving with Tabanka Divers! everyone was very friendly and accommodating! i was the only one filipina and solo in the group who went diving that time but i never felt alone and out of place, thanks to all the dive...More

Thank Anne T
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hey Anne, your diving was far beyond beginner! Come back and we nail it with a PADI certificate. Great fun having you on board and around! The tabanka kuyas

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

After diving in some quite remote locations in the philippines I came to El Nido to desat an people would tell me that diving there could not compare to what I've seen before. Don't be fooled, there are some really beautiful reefs in the bay...More

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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Martin, Thanks again for joining us and sharing your experiences and latest updates about Decompression Treatments as a Doctor working at a Deco Chamber in Germany. Very interesting chats, hope to see you again one day. Team Tabanka Divers

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Spent a week with these guys doing my OW and AOW, Professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Great team!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Really nice and professional Crew, really good food, I had an awesome expirence diving with them, totally recommend.

Thank Gustavo M
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Gustavo, our divemaster Chris is happiest DM in El Nido. Thanks so much for joining us and specially for leaving a great gift! Hugs from the whole crew, see you again one day here in El Nido.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I can only recommend the diving school. It was a lot of fun and a lot of time was spent to convey the skills. The crew was very friendly and the diving trips were a lot of fun. very helpful and very accommodating. any time!

Thank Lars M
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Jdoms
25 November 2016|
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Response from Oliver B | Property representative |
Update 2018: Tabanka Divers have moved to Lugadia Beach, Corongcorong and offer now brand new Beachfront rooms with swimmingpool.
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Jdoms
25 November 2016|
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Response from Oliver B | Property representative |
Hello, thanks for your request. if you contact us via our contact form with your dates of travel on tabanka-diverscom I can send you pictures and a proposal. we have no pool, but the ocean is only 5m aways from our Seaview... More
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325sunnyp
8 January 2016|
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Response from Oliver B | Property representative |
Update 2018: open water course is only 21000p (3 days), advance open water course is 18000p (2 days, 6 dives).
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