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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
+63 905 225 3464
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Best Value For Money!!!

Seriously the best value for money in El Nido. We went on 3 dives at 3 different locations and had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis J
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Best Dive Center in El Nido!

Very professional dive center with European standards. Oliver and his Crew is amazing. We had a... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Fabian S
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously the best value for money in El Nido. We went on 3 dives at 3 different locations and had a private dive master! Fed an amazing lunch and beers afterwards. Highly recommend to go with this crew as they were on time, relaxed and...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Very professional dive center with European standards. Oliver and his Crew is amazing. We had a really good time there and spotted so many amazing things like jackfish, sharks, turtles, eagle rays...

1  Thank Fabian S
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hey Fabian, you guys have to come back in 4 years...I got a good feeling for FIFA Worldcup 2022!!! Thanks a again for joining, it was great fun!

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I spent 2 days diving with Tabanka and we could not fault them. The service was absolutely fantastic from the moment we entered. Joy, who works in the shop, is a credit to the company and is so warm, welcoming and friendly....More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We were staying right next door, so the dive shop was at a convenient location. Joy was wonderful and made us feel very welcome. Dives and instructors were wonderful, and the lunch served on the boat was good.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 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

1  Thank lindameve
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 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.

1  Thank AditiNaik
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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

1  Thank Chris H
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

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

1  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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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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