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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
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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After walking around a few dive shops in El Nido, I opted for Submariner. Wow what a great selection. From the minute I booked my 2 dives in the shop to conducting the dives the service was excellent. The staff on the boat were friendly and Freddie the dive master was very professional. He made me feel at easy as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

They are very organized, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic! Ma'am Charo and her husband were very accommodating. Submariner really is the perfect choice for diving in El Nido.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went diving twice in El Nido with Submariner mid August 2014 and had such a great time. Joy is a total babe, really friendly and helpful. The dive masters Freddie (ask him about Asylum) and Eugene were fantastic: they'll show you so many things you might not spot normally: eels, seahorses, octopus, crabs etc. Plus their boat is the biggest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Was diving with Submariner last week and had a great experience. My girlfriend was doing her open water and she was extremely satisfied with her instructor, Stephanie. We met the Submariner crew the day before diving and they helped us out with learning equipment and fitting of gear for the next day. The first day of diving went smoothly, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We make a live aboard with submariner, they don't use to have schedule on August this trip but they do with us (5 persons). The diving was great, the boat so comfortable, the boat staff help always, the chef cook maybe the best food in Philippines, and the diving staff the funny Freddy and no words about aoibheann.. amazing! We... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I should have written this review a few years ago. I begun my diving "career" in this school when I did my PADI open water with them. They were fantastic all around, the staff, the equipment and the boats were all excellent! The journey to get to El Nido was worth the effort and maybe someday I'll go back, even... More

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el nido
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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