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El Dive

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Address: Hama Street, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 926 702 9738

We are a cosy and professional dive shop with PADI certificate instructors...

We are a cosy and professional dive shop with PADI certificate instructors and brand new Mares equipments. We take time for our guests, want to create an unforgettable experience and would like you to enjoy the surroundings of El Nido, on surface and offshore, it's not only about the diving, it's about the heart of the sealife! Therefore our slogan is: take your time, go slow, definitely no rush!

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Joshy and his crew and amazing. We did 3 fun dives with them and it was simply great. We were 4 divers and 3 dive masters according to the diver's level. Simply awesome!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Narbonne, France
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Narbonne, France
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joshy and his crew and amazing. We did 3 fun dives with them and it was simply great. We were 4 divers and 3 dive masters according to the diver's level. Simply awesome!

Thank GabriCapToxo
El_NidoYoshi, Manager at El Dive, responded to this review

Thank you for nice review,,, Yoshi,,,,Manager instructor,,,, More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a couple of great dives with my girlfriend. I'm a CD/Dive shop manager and have been working in the dive industry for some time. Its great to see a operation of such high calibre.

Thank Brendan A
Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had such great moments with these dive shop. Extremely professionals, all dives very well planned, good lunch served on the boat, equipment very new and well mainteined. Carla was our instructor and she was really nice.

Thank Rafaella P
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Went through a few reviews on TripAdvisor looking to do my Open Water, and went with El Dive. So happy I did! The organisation, attentiveness and kindness of Yoshi and Tom made my time diving so much fun!!! Would highly recommend El Dive

Thank Michelle O
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Been shopping with a number of bigger 5* schools but we finally decided to let my 15-y-o daughter get her AOW with El Dive. We were really happy with our choice. Despite it was a simple dive shop, El Dive will make you confident to enjoy a fun dive or a training. Large enough boat with air pump and a... More 

Thank Quynh Chi L
Turku, Finland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

First of all, we are very riskaverse when it comes to diving - El Dive has exceeded our expectations. We have been on a boat with 7 other divers and two dive masters. Also two very experienced divers 3500 and 2500 dives joint this tour for their fun dives - which showes the reputation of this diving school. Don't let... More 

Thank Marco S
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed November 30, 2016

As a couple, we did our Open Water Diver at El Dive with Thomas and beeing assisted by Rina, training for her divemaster. From the first moment on, everyone was amazingly helpfull and anticipating our needs to make us feel comfortable. On the day of our first dive, my partner felt sick due to a small food poisoning and it... More 

Thank Chris-travel87
2 reviews
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I had 4 days of fun diving with El dive while my other friends taking AOW with them. El dive is a small shop but they are really professional and setting the safety as their priority. I like they do everything slowly, no matter underwater or on surface, I feel very relaxing for all 4 days with them. They also... More 

Thank Nunu C
Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

Amazing crew (really, all of them are doing a great job!!!); perfect service; very tasty food; ... Although we stayed only for three days in El Nido, they managed to dive all the spots I had on my wishlist. No matter if you're an experienced diver like I was or thinking about doing your Open Water course, you can't be... More 

1 Thank redbutterfly52
1 review
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We had an amazing diving experience in El Nido with El Dive. El Dive are very accommodating. I love the post-dive conversation about experience and sightings. Also during the dive, they write down the species we encounter. Thank you El Dive.

Thank Hazel Anne G

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