Contact Tabanka Divers in El Nido: Whatsapp: +63 0905 2253464


Mabuhay! Meet Tabanka Divers in El Nido, Palawan. Professional Scuba Diving Courses and daily Dive Trips since 2012. As a PADI and SSI Resort we are focused on quality and service. Our new homebase is Lugadia Beach with direct access to the best Diving Sites and Beachfront Rooms only 5 Minutes out of town. Ready for Diving? Check our FUN DIVE DEAL and ask for group-discount on PADI OPEN WATER COURSES.

Join our Tribe

  • Daily PADI courses: PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver. We speak filipino, english, german, french and spanish. SSI Courses on demand.
  • Start your Open Water Course now: Prepare all theory at home with PADI eLearning. In El Nido we focus on your in-water training. Average ratio: 2 Students, 1 Instructor.
  • Enjoy full day-trips on our comfortable dive boat. Optional two or three dives per day. On Board: Lifewest, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, cooking area and a toilet.
  • Small groups: 4 Divers with 1 Divemaster, briefings in english. 12l Alu Tanks DIN/Yok (Hydro Sep. 2017) and Scubapro Equipment. Air-Quality gets tested annually.
  • Discover Scuba Diving for beginners who want to 'try scuba diving' under professional supervision.
  • 20 dive sites nearby and the surface-breaks are a real blast. We combine diving with island hopping, Snorkelers are welcome.
  • Travelling with friends or a dive club? We accept groups up to 15 divers. Inquire here.

How is the Diving in El Nido?

We dive all year around. High-season is Christmas until end of May when diving courses and accommodation needs to be booked in advance. December and January have constant winds, not all dive sites are accessable. Please read our FAQs to understand the rhythm of nature here. The Bacuit Archipel has dive sites for all levels: shallow beach entries and seagras fields for beginners as well as the famous Dilumacad Tunnel for those with 50+ logged dives. 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.


Looking for Big Fish?

The best chance to see Manta Rays and Devil Rays is January to April. This is also the season when the Butanding (Whaleshark) is visiting our area and it's possible to spot Whales and Dolphines passing by our boat as we transit. It's still the open ocean and no Zoo like Oslob in Cebu, where the Whalesharks are fed to stay all year round. Here we can't guarantee any of this but promise to show you our favorite diving sites in Northern Palawan.

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