Big words from a small dive school, huh? Tabanka Divers is a PADI and SSI Dive Resort under german management. Since 2012 in El Nido we are not the biggest but maybe the funkiest dive school around. We teach all levels of PADI diving courses - from Zero to Hero. And every day we go for fun diving trips to only the best diving spots around Northern Palawan. Looking for a beachfront room next to your Diving School? We got it. Or you want to start your PADI Open Water Course online? Done. On this page you find everything you need to know about Scuba Diving in El Nido, Palawan in 2020.
End of April 2020 there are first victims reported in Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, who were tested positive for Covid-19. The municipality of El Nido is still free of positive Covid-19 cases but as everyone can imagine, options for fast and efficient testing are limited on remote islands. That's why we support the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Tabanka Divers are closed since mid March, when most travellers left the Philippines. Our boat is in a safe bay, the diving gear in storage and all our staff has returned to their families. Tabanka Scuba Diving Inc as employer takes it's responsibility and will keep supporting the local team - in good time and in bad times.
It's impossible to forecast the development of this pandemic and for how long it will effect global tourism. We don't expect to re-open before Christmas 2020 - but it might also be eastern 2021..?
If you are planing a trip to Palawan: as for now we can't forecast when flights will operate again. Let's hope for the best in 2021. We will be ready to offer you the best scuba diving service once travelling is safe again.
Scuba Diving in El Nido is for everyone: First-timer can try Discover Scuba Diving. Experienced divers join our daily Fun Diving Trips. You want to learn scuba diving? Start with PADI eLearning now and take the exam online at home!
Deep down you want the best! The landscape of El Nido above and under water is a blast! We add Quality Dive Gear, Service and Professional Dive Training. For your perfect scuba dive trip to El Nido, Palawan. Some of our assets:
We go for full day dive trips from 8am to 3pm. A comfortable and safe diving boat is essential. Spacious, with safety gear, emergency Oxygen, kitchen and toilet on board. Find extra long ladders on both sides and an equipment deck to gear up.
What's the best place to stay in El Nido? At the beach! Three steps away from the water. With a sunset-bar, pool and a priceless view. We have own rooms. And there are many more choices nearby Tabanka Diver. Check our favourites bellow.
Tabanka Divers are not based in busy El Nido town anymore. Because Lugadia Beach is THE PLACE TO BE. Folks from all-around the world come here to chill for sunset and enjoy the unique vibes. Only 5 minutes from town. A different planet.
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?
Weather, Wind, Visibility. It's not in our hands. Also in El Nido the climate isn't as predictable as it used to be. There are a couple of things to consider when planning a dive trip to Palawan. For example: the ocean doesn't know Christmas.
It's surely different than in Coron, Busuanaga. There is no Wreck-Diving here, but amazing CoralReefs. What can you see when diving in El Nido? It's not a Zoo and we don't feed animals to come or stay. But everything is possible. The best chance to see a Whaleshark is December to April when Plankton is blooming.
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 April. To see the WW2 Shipwrecks you have to travel to Coron, Busuanga. It's a perfect diving vacation if you combine both places and easy to get there vice versa by speed ferry. Check our travel tips.
We are a funky mix from allover the world. And our JOY is holding the team together. People come and go and come again. Like family we laugh and fight and laugh again. And every day we all give our best to make your scuba diving trip to El Nido an unforgettable experience. Come and join!
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.
Tabanka Scuba Diving Inc
Lugadia, Brgy Corong Corong
5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
+63 0905 2253464;
Tabanka Divers is a PADI + SSI Dive School and Resort under german management in El Nido, Palawan. Established in 2012 we follow highest standards in the scuba diving industry. The set up includes Scubapro Equipment, certified clean air and a modern dive boat. Our services include intro-diving, PADI Open Water Courses for beginners up to dive-master internships and daily fun dive trips to the best diving sites in El Nido, Palawan. Find the best prices and packages for scuba diving in El Nido, Palawan
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