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Submariner Diving Center

Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 905 484 1764
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Ranked #1 of 22 Activities in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: SUBMARINER DIVING CENTER is the first and only PADI 5 Star Dive Resort in El Nido, Palawan Philippines, which is operated by the German Ronny Oliwka... more » Owner description: SUBMARINER DIVING CENTER is the first and only PADI 5 Star Dive Resort in El Nido, Palawan Philippines, which is operated by the German Ronny Oliwka who is PADI MSDT and TDI AN Instructor. Submariner is also certified as AQUALUNG PARTNER CENTER who offers high standard in Diving and Education as well as diving gear branded by AQUALUNG and APEKS. We are committed to 100% PADI AWARE. Not only the Equipment considers a high standard. Also the staff is highly qualified and we keep international standards. For us diving is Fun and Joy and that´s what we want to experience to our Guests. We are located directly in the middle of the Main Beach of El Nido. Just visit us and learn more about us and diving. Submariner is also offering Palawan Diving Safaris to the World famous WW2 Wreck destination Coron with a 60ft. Liveaboard. After Diving we welcome you at the 1st floor in our Bar & Restaurant “Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe” where you can hang out and enjoy great Food, Drinks and maybe a Shisha after your Dive or in the evening and chat with great People. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

In one word? Professionalism. From the very first contact via email to the moment we stamped the logbook. 3 dives, a big boat with toilet and kitchen, complete and detailed briefings, amazing lunch, friendly staff, skilled local and international divemasters. And awesome prices (3500 for the full day). Coming back for sure!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to book our DSD here with its good review from tripadvisor. Reservation through phone was easy. Everyone on this diving center was very friendly. Our DM was Romeo, we were given an orientation and training before we did the actual dive. Since we were beginners we had some difficulty at first but Romeo was very good in mentoring... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First dive after the open water course. Was worried we'd slow other divers down, but we were put with Freddie as our divemaster and another diver similar to our level of experience. Best price on the beach and a whole day on the boat. Having done island tours in flotillas of boats, being almost entirely on our own out in... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had no idea about a PADI 5 start resort was till I dive with Submariner. Does not matter if you are new to diving or if you have a thousand dives. In this place they will spoil you from the moment you enter the shop till you fill up your log book. Really nice service when explaining the sites... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have to go with the herd on this one - all the previous reviewers are correct in saying this was a great dive experience. I did my open water certification with instructor Steph who was fantastic. Submariners have a great boat, large enough to give everyone a bit of space and stable if it gets a bit choppy. The... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This dive center and their staff did a great job when we dove with them last November. I would highly recommend them. If you are planning on diving in the Philippines, El Nido is a MUST and Submariner is the perfect choice for your dive operator.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great time with Ronny in Submariner Diving school. Totally recommend it to all my friends travelling to Philippines.

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El Nido, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Everyone is saying this place is amazing... and they are totally right: 100/100 for them! I may just say that when I arrived I did not like at all any kind of sea sports... They got me to love diving now... And is not magic, just professionalism and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I walked by submariner at my first night to El Nido and Joy, like the name, was the reason i joined the course there. Joy's super effecient, super helpful, she managed to arrange a AOW course as well an island hopping tour during my short stay there. Both were extremely fun. Visibility's super, water temperature nice, crew on board super... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

For my first ever dive, i chose Submariner Diving centre as safety was paramount and the instructors where extremely professional. Each instructor only takes 2 people out at a time, therefore providing optimum safety and giving us the best opportunity to make the most out of it. As a newby to the open water i was nervous and didn't have... More

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