Lugadia Beach, El Nido, Palawan - - Whatsapp: +63 0905 2253464 Globe: +63 09166135423


Professional Scuba Diving Services since 2012 in El Nido

As a PADI Dive Resort, Scubapro SEA Center and Bauer Pure Air Filling Station Tabanka Divers in El Nido, Palawan follow highest standards in the dive community. Charge your Camera and let us show you around. Avoid the crowds. Enjoy our unique Beachfront-Location. Let's explore this blue planet together. Our daily scuba dive trips bring you to 3 amazing Dive Sites. Every day, all year long.

Wir sprechen auch Deutsch.



  • Join a small dive center with personal service
  • 6 years experience in El Nido
  • Stay with us at the nicest sunset-beach of El Nido
  • Own rooms with pool plus plenty more choices nearby
  • Restaurants, Shops, Pharmacy, Yoga, Scooter Rental...all you need in walking distance


  • Online Classes: start your OW course now with PADI eLearning. In El Nido we focus on in-water training with a Ration of 2 students with 1 Instructor.
  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Tagalog. Chinese on demand.
  • Daily Fun Dive Trips to 3 different Dive Sites. Small Groups (Ratio 4:1). Scubapro Equipment and Lunch included. For certified Divers.
  • Discover Scuba Diving: Try Diving for Beginner with a Professional (Ratio 2:1). No theory, no exam, no certification. Just for fun. 
  • Safety + Comfort: Scubapro Equipment. Certified Clean Air. First Aid and Emergency Oxygen on board. Dive Boat with toilet and a kitchen.
  • For Non-Divers: join us and explore amazing snorkeling spots and beaches.
  • For Dive Clubs: We host groups up to 14 divers. Inquire here.


Check out our funky beachfront rooms with Swimming Pool and Sunset view - right next to the Dive Shop. We have double rooms with a terrace, AC, fridge, hot shower, queen size bed. For December until May early reservations are required. Use our contact form to inquire now.

Dive Resort in El Nido. Sunset. Swimming Pool. Modern Design.
Standard beachfront room

Diving Seasons and Typhoons

Diving is possible all year around. High-season in terms of visitors starts Christmas and lasts until end of May when PADI Courses, Fun Diving and accommodation need to be reserved in advance. 


Official rainy season (Habagat) is from June until end September with Southwest-Monsoon. In that period LPA's and Typhoons affect mostly North-East Philippines, not so much Palawan.


In October wind starts blowing from the North (Amihan) and Typhoons can affect also Palawan. Peak is November and December with periods of stormy days and periods of perfect sunshine. Note: Boat and air-traffic can be affected until mid January!


Keep heads up with the official Philippines Weather Forecast here and find out more about diving conditions in our FAQs.

How is Diving in El Nido?

Diving in El Nido rocks! The Bacuit Archipel presents around 20 sites for all experience levels: shallow beach entries with seagras fields for beginners as well as the amazing Dilumacad Tunnel (+50 logged dives required). Surrounded by 45 islands the eco-system here is full of life: with 447 species of corals, 888 species of fish and 5 species of marine turtles there is always something new to discover. We can't guarantee big stuff - but we surely look out for it. Turtles are always around and very relaxed fellows. Best chance to encounter Whaleshark and Manta Rays is December until May. Find out more in our FAQs.

How to find Tabanka Divers?

Tabanka Divers are based at Lugadia Beach, CorongCorong, a 6 minutes ride by trycicle from El Nido town. Check us out! Beside having the best sunset-view we are spoiled with a funky neighbourhood: Pukka Beach Hotel with Miami-Beachfront-Flair. Outpost Hostel where the young folks meet. Panorama Beach Club for Ibiza-Feeling and Buko Beach Resort with a green heart and quality service. Find out how to travel to El Nido, Palawan here.

Crew, you!

Meet some folks of the Tabanka Crew: Chris, PADI Divemaster and Anchorman. His wife Joy is the heart and soul of Tabanka Divers. ClipClip is our supply chain manager. Oliver, founder of Tabanka Divers, tries to bring some german routine to the Filipino Reggae-Mentality. And always around our best friend Bronson, since 2014 in charge of BBQ-leftovers and exclusive Palm-tree-marking on lonely islands.

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