PADI Courses, Fun Dives and the best Diving Spots. All you need to know about Scuba Diving in El Nido, Palawan, the Philippines.

info@tabanka-divers.com # Whatsapp: +63 0905 2253464 # Globe: +63 0916 6135423

Tabanka Divers in El Nido is a PADI and SSI Scuba Dive Shop under german management. Since 2012 based in Palawan we are focused on quality, safety and professional scuba diving education. We teach all levels of PADI scuba diving courses in multiple languages with PADI eLearning. Every day we go for fun diving trips in El Nido and visit the only the best diving spots in Northern Palawan.


IS IT SAFE TO VISIT EL NIDO FOR SCUBA DIVING?

  • YES - El Nido is open for foreign tourists. And Tabanka Divers are getting ready to re-open !!!
  • Domestic transport is working with direct flights to Manila/Cebu/Boracay and ferries to Coron, Busuanga
  • Follow *El Nido Tourism* and *Airswift* on FB for updated travel-regulations
  • Central Palawan (Port Barton) is still affected by the aftermath of a Taifun that hit the island in 2021
  • An increasing number of international travellers is returning to the Philippines
  • Tabanka Divers will start operating again in January 2023
  • Send us your questions by email oliver@tabanka-divers.com and Whatsapp +63 9052253464

LEARN SCUBA DIVING IN EL NIDO

Professional dive education with international Instructors and only local Divemaster. Our team is focused on highest standards in training and service.



ABOUT TABANKA DIVERS

Deep down you want the best! An experienced crew. High-end gear. And professional service. Meet our team...

  • Established 2012 in El Nido, Palawan
  • Under german management
  • Certified Pure Air Station (Bauer, Germany)
  • Scubapro Dive-Centre
  • PADI and SSI Member
  • Member of PCSSD and DOT Philippines
  • Fun Dives in small groups (max. 4:1)
  • Training average ratio 2:1
  • International PADI Instructor
  • We teach english, french, deutsch and mandarin
  • We support a plastic-free Palawan
  • Strict no touch policy
  • Third Party Liability Insurance


TABANKA DIVERS' BOAT

Our Bangka - a local outrigger boat - is designed for scuba diving. You can feel the difference in comfort, safety and fun. Welcome on board!

Scuba Diving, Boat, Ocean, Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Tabanka Divers at Dilumacad Island
  • A Dive-deck to gear up in sitting position
  • Easy entrance with full gear
  • Comfortable exit with extra long ladders
  • Capacity of 16 Divers
  • Lots of shade to rest
  • Kitchen for fresh BBQ 
  • Toilet on board
  • Emergency O2 + First Aid


OUR LOCATION

Tabanka Divers are based at Lugadia Beach, only 5 minutes from town. It's the place to be when visiting El Nido. Trust us!

El Nido, Palawan, Drone Shot, CorongCorong, Tabanka Divers
We are where you want to be

Tabanka Divers are based at Lugadia Beach in the Barangay CorongCorong. Only 5 minutes from El Nido downtown and 15 minutes from El Nido Airport. We are spoiled with LSD-Sunsets and a funky neighbourhood. Miami-Style Hotels. Rocking Hostels. Beach-Clubs with Ibiza-Beats. Plus Restaurants, Pharmacy, ATM, Scooter Rental, Yoga, Massages - all you need is in walking distance. CorongCorong is THE PLACE TO STAY when in El Nido.

 

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DIVING SEASONS IN EL NIDO

Wind, visibility and public holidays. There are a lots of factors to consider when planning your dive trip to El Nido, Palawan. Some important things to remember:

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  • Diving is possible all year around
  • High-season: December to May 
  • Typhoon season (Amihan) November to January
  • Please note: around Christmas and New Year we can still have wind and waves
  • Dry season: February to May
  • Rainy season (Habagat) June to September
  • October is often stabile and nice
  • Stay updated with windy.tv and PAGASA
  • Best visibility: mid April - end November
  • Divers get a full refund if we or the Philippines Coast Guards cancel trips for safety reason


HOW IS SCUBA DIVING IN EL NIDO?

Amazing Coral-Reefs surrounded by some of the most beautiful island in the world. Diving in El Nido is a blast, above and under water. The best chance to see a Whale-shark is December to April when Plankton is blooming.

whaleshark in el nido. butanding.
April 2018

Scuba Diving in El Nido rocks! You could chill forever on those countless beaches. But you don't know what your missing: we visit around 20 dive sites for all experience levels. Shallow beach entries with sea-gras as well as the Dilumacad Tunnel (+50 logged dives). Surrounded by 45 islands the Coral Reefs in El Nido are full of life. We can't guarantee big fish every day - but we surely look out for it. Best chances for Whaleshark and Manta Ray in El Nido, Palawan:  December until April. To see the WW2 Shipwrecks you have to travel to Coron, Busuanga. It's a perfect diving vacation if you combine both places and easy to get there vice versa by speed ferry. Check our travel tips.



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Tabanka Scuba Diving Inc

Lugadia, Brgy Corong Corong

5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

+63 0905 2253464;

info@tabanka-divers.com