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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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Amazing PADI with Oliver - cannot recommend enough!

My girlfriend and I passed our PADI with Oliver at Tabanka and it was an amazing experience! We were a little apprehensive about diving, but Oliver was so patient, kind and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neuchâtel, Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Neuchâtel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I passed our PADI with Oliver at Tabanka and it was an amazing experience! We were a little apprehensive about diving, but Oliver was so patient, kind and helpful throughout to make this the highlight of our trip in the Philippines. Thank you!

Thank Fludy888
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Tabanka Divers to do my Open Water course. Couldn't recommend them more! Unfortunately started off with a few issues regarding the PADI e-learning (nothing to do with Tabanka) but the owner Oliver was very helpful, and we came to a solution. The night before the first day of diving, I went to the shop to check equipment and fill... More 

Thank Ria S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Together with a friend we did a Padi DSD course at Tabanka Divers. The diving center is directly at the beach and you just have a few steps to board the boat. It's also directly connected to OG's which is convenient if you'd like to have breakfast before or a drink when returning. We did 3 dives on that day.... More 

Thank Michael V
Hoi An, Vietnam
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start ????? We were travelling as a couple, one Advanced Open water certificate, and 6 fun dives for the other one (all at a very good price !!!!) As soon as you come in, Joy will welcome you with the most genuine smile you will find in El Nido, then Oliver... He took us through all the different... More 

Thank Blsta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome diving place! The staff/instructer/guides is very helpful, funny and talented. The equipment is fresh, the food at the boat is very Good and you could choose between several things. You have to come here👌🏽

Thank Fanny P
2 reviews
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 

Thank Christine L
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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