All you need to know about Scuba Diving in El Nido, Palawan # Whatsapp: +63 0905 2253464 # Globe: +63 09166135423

Welcome to El Nido, Palawan - maybe the most astonishing place in the Philippines. Tabanka Divers is a PADI and SSI Dive Resort under german management. Since 2012 in El Nido we are not the biggest but the funkiest dive school around. We teach all levels of diving courses and go for fun dive trips to only the best dive sites every day. Looking for a beachfront room right next to the dive school? You want to start your Open Water Course online? Find everything you need to know about Scuba Diving in El Nido on this page or contact us now.


Scuba Diving in El Nido is for everyone: First-timer can try Discover Scuba Diving. Experienced diver join our daily Fun Diving Trips. You want to learn diving? Start with PADI eLearning now!

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The landscape of El Nido above and under water is a blast! We add the Quality and Service. For your perfect dive trip to Palawan.

  • Scubapro Equipment
  • Certified Pure Air
  • Daily dive trip from 8am to 3pm
  • Visit 3 different diving spots
  • Fun Diving in small groups (4:1)
  • Dive only with local Divemaster
  • Learn diving with international PADI Instructor
  • English, French, German, Spanish + Mandarin on demand
  • Training in small groups (2:1 average ratio)
  • Support a plastic-free Palawan
  • Leave only bubbles. No-touch-policy.


We go for full day dive-trips from 8am to 3pm. Ready to enter our comfortable and safe diving boat?

Scuba Diving, Boat, Ocean, El Nido, Philippines
Built for scuba diving with comfortable entrance + exit
  • Dive-deck to gear up in sitting position
  • Easy entrance
  • Comfortable exit with extra long ledders
  • Capacity of 18 Divers
  • Lots of shade to rest
  • Kitchen with freshly cooked BBQ 
  • Toilet on board
  • Emergency O2 + First Aid
  • Our local style banca was built and designed for scuba diving


Wonder where to stay in El Nido? Whats better than being three steps away from the Ocean? Right next to the dive school. With Sunset-view and Pool. Better book now.

Dive Resort in El Nido. Sunset. Swimming Pool. Modern Design.
Rooms with sunset-view
  • 3 steps from the beach
  • Next to the dive shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sunset-view
  • Terrace
  • AC + Hot Shower
  • Fridge
  • Double-room with 1 Queen-size bed
  • Breakfast included
  • WiFi (island speed)
  • No generator - sorry folks


Lugadia Beach is THE place to be in El Nido. Folks from all-around the world come here to chill for sunset, only 5 minutes from town. A different planet.

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 Pukka Beach Hotel. Rocking Outpost Hostel. Panorama Beach Club for Ibiza-Feeling. And Buko Beach Resort, a quality-retreat. Sunset-Bars, Restaurants, Pharmacy, ATM, Scooter Rental, Yoga, Massages - all you need is in walking distance. CorongCorong is THE chilled beach-suburb of El Nido. Planning your trip here? HOW TO GET TO EL NIDO 2020.


You guessed it - also in El Nido the weather isn't as reliable as it used to be. But there are a couple of things to consider when planning a dive trip.

sea-turtle, scuba diving girl, nudie brunch, banner fish, dive boat
  • Diving is possible all year around
  • High-season: December to May - reservation needed 
  • Typhoon season (Amihan) November to January
  • Dry season February to May
  • Rainy season (Habagat) June to September
  • October is often stabile and nice
  • Stay updated with and PAGASA
  • Best visibility: mid April - end November


What can you see when diving in El Nido? It's not a Zoo - we don't feed animals to come or stay. But everything is possible, the last Whaleshark we saw in September 2019.

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 May.


We are a funky mix. Like family we laugh and fight and laugh again. And in-between we give our best to make your trip to El Nido an unforgettable experience.

We come from Philippines, Germany, Taiwan, France, Slovakia, Colombia, Spain and Pukka Bar. Some stay for a Season others for good. Our most important team member: the one-and-only Dogmaster Bronson.  What we all got in common is our passion for the Ocean and the beauty of El Nido. Join us.

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Tabanka Scuba Diving Inc

Lugadia, Brgy Corong Corong

5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

+63 0905 2253464;