Welcome to Tabanka Divers, your gateway to unforgettable underwater experiences in Palawan. If you want to get certified as PADI Open Water Diver or experience the thrill of scuba diving - you are in the right place. As a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort under german management Tabanka Divers is a trusted name in Scuba Diving education and adventure situated in one of the world's most renowned travel destinations: El Nido, Palawan. And we also opened the rooms in our Boutique Dive Hotel Hardy & Banx.

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Unlock a world of adventures. Visit only the best dive sites in El Nido, Palawan

  • Daily Fun Dive Trips with 3 dives
  • Meeting time: 8am, Return time: 3pm
  • Visit 3 top-notch dive sites every day
  • Equipment, refreshments and lunch included
  • Comfortable dive boat with shade and CR
  • Small groups (4:1 ratio)
  • Reservation required
  • 2 Dives: 4800p; 3 Dives 5400p

Click on this picture to check out a perfect dive day on our youtube channel.


Discover our Blue Planet with professional PADI courses from Tabanka Divers

With a focus on safety and professionalism we ensure that each students gets the most out of his PADI course in El Nido, Palawan. We focus on your needs - our PADI Instructor take only 2 students per Open Water Diver Course. Our Services:



Deep down you want highest standards in equipment, education and safety.

  • PADI 5 Star Resort with own rooms
  • German management, local crew
  • Comfortable dive boat with kitchen & CR
  • Emergency Oxygen & First Aid on board
  • High end scuba equipment included
  • Certified Pure Air (Bauer, Germany)
  • Our Instructors are members of PADI, SSI, SDI, TDI and SGE (Eintracht vom Main)
  • Individual training (2:1 course ratio)
  • Small Groups (4:1 fun dive ratio)
  • Multiple languages available
  • We are not flawless - but we're adept at improvisation

What does Tabanka mean?


Explore our Boutique Dive Hotel located within walking distance of the dive shop. 

Seeking a cozy beachfront room in a vibrant neighborhood? Or a boutique dive hotel with a chill out lounge and infinity pool?  Look no further, we've got both. Stay with us and wake up to the sight of dive boats on the horizon, and indulge in breathtaking sunsets every evening.


Tabanka Divers Dive Centre is based at Lugadia Beach, CorongCorong.

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We are where you want to be

Our home-base for diving 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.


Our new Dive Hotel "Hardy & Banx" is only a 4 minutes walk away.

How to get 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 (27°C - 24°C): December - March
  • We recommend 3mm long suits
  • Stay updated with windy.tv and PAGASA

Weather and Visibility in El Nido, Palawan


What can you see during a dive in El Nido?

whaleshark in el nido. butanding.
April 2018

Dive into the beauty of El Nido! With 45 surrounding islands, our coral reefs teem with life big and small. Explore 20 dive sites suitable for all experience levels, from easy beach entries to the challenging Dilumacad Tunnel for divers with 50 or more logged dives. While we can't promise big fish sightings daily, we always keep an eye out for them. For the best chance to spot Whale Sharks and Manta Rays, visit El Nido, Palawan, between December and April.


Remember, to explore WW2 Shipwrecks, head to Coron, Busuanga. For the ultimate diving vacation, combine both destinations!


Best Dive Sites in El Nido


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Tabanka Scuba Diving Inc

Lugadia, Brgy Corong Corong

5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

+63 0905 2253464;