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Tabanka Divers is a Scuba Dive Resort under german management in El Nido, Palawan. Since 2012 we focus on professional scuba diving services and education in one of the most spectacular travel destinations in the Philippines. We teach all levels of PADI courses in multiple languages with PADI eLearning. On our daily dive tours we bring certified divers to the best diving spots in Northern Palawan. Check our dive packages for the best prices for diving in El Nido.

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  • Tabanka Divers are back in the water - come and join us !!!
  • Philippines and El Nido, Palawan are open for international Tourists
  • Proof of full vaccination is required for certain activities or entries
  • Domestic transportation including direct flights to El Nido with AirSwift are operating
  • Feel free to contact us with any questions


Join our daily dive trips. Visit only the best Dive Sites around El Nido, Palawan.

  • Daily Fun Dive Trips from 8am to 3pm
  • 3 Dives in one day:  4800p
  • Dive in small groups (4:1) with local Divemaster
  • Equipment and lunch included
  • Reservation needed
  • Check our Fun Dive Packages for Discounts

Not sure yet? Check this out - a perfect dive day by Tabanka Divers in El Nido, Palawan.


Start your online class today. Learn scuba diving in El Nido. 

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Since 2012 we follow highest standards in equipment, service and entertainment

  • Under german management, with filipino heart
  • Breath Certified Pure Air (Bauer, Germany)
  • We use Scubapro rental gear
  • Deep down you want the best
  • Our Instructors are members of PADI, SSI, SDI, DOT and PCSSD (what does that even mean???)
  • Dive in small groups
  • Personal training (2:1)
  • We teach english, french, deutsch and more
  • We are not perfect - but pretty good in improvising

What does Tabanka mean?


Tabanka Divers are based at Lugadia Beach, CorongCorong. The place to be!

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

Our home-base is Lugadia Beach, five minutes south of El Nido town. It's THE PLACE TO BE when visiting El Nido. The area is called CorongCorong and spoiled with LSD-Sunsets and a pretty funky neighbourhood: Miami-Style Hotels. Rocking Hostels. Romantic Villas. Beach-Clubs. Plus Restaurants, Pharmacy, Doctors, ATM, Scooter Rental, Yoga, Massages - all you need and in walking distance.


Ask any local where to stay and you will end up right here.


How to travel to El Nido, Palawan


Important to know about Diving in El Nido, Palawan

sea-turtle, scuba diving girl, nudie brunch, banner fish, dive boat
  • Diving is possible all year around
  • High-season: December to May 
  • Typhoon season (Amihan) November to January
  • Dry season: February to May
  • Rainy season (Habagat): June to September
  • Best visibility: mid April until October / November
  • Cold water (21C surface): December - March
  • We recommend 3mm long suits (or more)
  • Stay updated with and PAGASA

Weather and Visibility in El Nido, Palawan


What to expect when diving in El Nido?

whaleshark in el nido. butanding.
April 2018

Scuba Diving in El Nido rocks! Surrounded by 45 islands the coral reefs here are full of big and small life! We visit around 20 dive sites for all experience levels. From shallow beach entries to Dilumacad Tunnel for divers with more than 50 logged dives. 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 is between December and April.

And don't get confused: to see the WW2 Shipwrecks you have to travel to Coron, Busuanga. For a perfect diving vacation you can combine both places.


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Tabanka Scuba Diving Inc

Lugadia, Brgy Corong Corong

5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

+63 0905 2253464;