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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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OW and AOW

Spent a week with these guys doing my OW and AOW, Professional, friendly, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen S
Awesome dive

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gustavo M
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We offer professional scuba diving services and beachfront accommodation at the most beautiful sunset spot in El Nido, Palawan: Lugadia Beach. Get your PADI certification with Tabanka Divers and start your Open Water Course online today!
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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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I did fun diving three days in a roll, and seemed it was not enough. Tabanka dive ship located on a lovely and uncrowned beach which can enjoy the sunsets. Our dive master, Eugene,was professional and knowledgeable. And the ship crew was...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I was recommend through a friend of a friend and since day one, They were very quick and personable when answering my questions and concerns. Not to mention the help received when the hotel i booked with lost all electricity and water the day i...More

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

Hey Emily, next time we want to teach you twin sis!!! So much fun to have you on board, see you around. Regards from the whole pack

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

A great diving base, which we recommend. I did my OWD and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to Oli, Eric and the good fairy Joy for your patience, trust and total chilling :) We will come back

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

Sounds like a plan. If you can...come in may, water is warmer and clear (31C instead of 25C now). Regards from the beach :)

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I opted to try out the Discovery Dive and we absolutely loved our experience here!! We were so impressed by how professional and wonderfully run Tabanka Divers is. The boat and teaching groups weren’t overcrowded, the staff are so friendly and patient...More

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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Hey Jade and Sam, Happy to hear you had a good time. Maybe next time you can do the PADI open water course and get certified. We registered you online so you can continue with every other PADI Dive School worldwide. Regards from Daniel and...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

We did the two day PADI open water course with Tabanka Divers and it was absolutely amazing. The places we were diving at were wonderful and the food on the boat was very good. Carlos was our instructor - he is the best. We felt...More

Thank HenrikHonka
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Henrik, we are happy you enjoyed the time on board. Carlos is walking around with a big smile now :) come back one day and he will make you advanced open water diver... Cheers, team tabanka divers

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great time with the Tabanka's divers team. Everyone was very welcoming and sociable. We went for a beginners scuba dive and our instructor "Aurelie" was just perfect. I higly recommend Tabakanka Diver if you're staying in El Nido as...More

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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us. Discover scuba diving is a great first experience. Next time you can do the PADI open water course. If you study online the training takes only 2 days :) Team tabanka divers

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Went diving for the first time ever and took the two day PADI open water course with Carlos as an instructor. It was a fantastic crew, food and location of both their office and dive sites. Carlos was a great teacher, very patient and reassuring...More

Thank Kevin V
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Oliver B, Owner at Tabanka Divers El Nido, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hey Kevin, we are happy you had fun and got addicted to scuba ;) Cheers from the tabanka tribe

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Jdoms
November 25, 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
November 25, 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
January 8, 2016|
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Update 2018: open water course is only 21000p (3 days), advance open water course is 18000p (2 days, 6 dives).
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