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Tabanka Divers El Nido

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Address: Abdula Extension, in OG's Beachpension | Brgy. Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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+63 905 225 3464

Tabanka Divers are based in OG's Beachpension, in El Nido, Palawan - one of...

Tabanka Divers are based in OG's Beachpension, in El Nido, Palawan - one of the most laid-back destinations in the Philippines. As both PADI and SSI Dive Resort with only Scubapro equipment we offer the full range of quality dive service: We teach courses up to Divemaster Level, our staff speaks filipino, english, german, spanish and french. Whether you want to experience breathing under water for the first time or you want to go pro, join us on one of the 30 most beautiful Dive Sites that the Bacuit Archipel in Northern Palawan has to offer. With more than 15 years Local Dive Experience we find the best spot for you.

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I just finished my open water divers course at Tabanka Divers. I had started it at home before my holiday and wanted to finish it in El Nido. However, my instructor in Denmark had... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
Christine L
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

I just finished my open water divers course at Tabanka Divers. I had started it at home before my holiday and wanted to finish it in El Nido. However, my instructor in Denmark had forgotten to give me my PIC number and many other dive shops would not certify me without this number. The other places could not even come... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We did our PADI open water here last month and couldn't have been happier with the experience. The owner Oliver is a really nice guy, gave us a great price and worked around us to make sure we got our course completed before we left El Nido, which is such a beautiful place to dive, and in geberal. Very professional... More 

Thank AfricanAdventure17
Ningbo, China
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

My wife and son had 3 discover dives with Chris, he was very pro, careful, didactic and the permanent smile he had on his face helped to make this moment a memorable day. They both would like to pass their PADi now… For my part, I had 3 fun dives with Thomas and 3 other PADI certified divers. Thomas was... More 

Thank bribosianingbo
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Very good diving experience, highly reccomended!! El Nido has many wonderful diving spots, really beautiful. Tabanka shop was very friendly and professional, with good diving gears, good instructions before diving and the trip included 2 dives, coffee break and lunch in the boat. Our diving guide, Chris, was very pleasant, funny and made our diving very smooth and comfortable.

Thank thimazza
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

In comparison to the other dive shops, Tabanka was the only one that really stood out to us. All others seemed to have uninterested staff sitting at reception who did not seem too fussed whether we chose them or not. My brother and I went on a 3 dive trip with and took our sister to do her DSD. Oliver... More 

Thank Serena L
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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Started by sending email to Tabanka and thanks to Oliver as he is very fast to respond to the email with clear instructions, he is the owner and he was there to meet us me and my wife when we arrived at the dive center one day before the dive. On the day of diving we were lucky as the... More 

Thank Mahmoud E
Galtur, Austria
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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

we had an amazing time during our stay in el nido. tabanka divers was definitely the right choice for our open water course. after preparing the theory online before our travel, we immediately felt home in og's pension and the great staff from tabankas. oliver was super flexible and helping and marc was the best diving instructor one can imagine.... More 

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Latina, Italy
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Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

El Nido provides a wildlife and coral rich environment - Tabanka Divers gets you to the best of it! I took my Open Water license here and loved it, also thanks to Oliver, who provided a super funny learning experience. Totally recommended! :)

Thank XiaoXin
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Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

I took the open water course at Tabanka divers El Nido and it was a great experience, thank you Oliver!

Thank Mads H
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Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

I had not initially planned to go diving in Palawan (even though I'm open water PADI certified) and decided upon arrival in El nido that I wanted to go. I was recommended to go to Tabanka and I am happy that I used them. They are very safe, organized, and accommodating. There are so many dive shops in el nido... More 

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