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Palaka Siargao Dive Center

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Palaka Siargao Dive Center
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Palaka Siargao Dive Center is the only international scuba diving and freediving school on Siargao Island. We are teaching all PADI diving courses and all AIDA Freediving courses in 4 languages, from beginner to professional levels. From local and...more
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Marketplace | Purok 1, General Luna, Mindanao 08419, Philippines
+63 918 626 2303
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not a question of if, rather question of when… the accident will take place in this dive shop. My take would be that it’s pretty poorly run. Let’s start with the center piece of operation - the boat. It is probably adequate for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Imis I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends and I went to palaka dive centre to do some scuba. Thoroughly impressed with the dive master Jake, a likeable guy, totally enthusiastic about diving and the local marine life. Able to be professional and take charge in a very pleasant manner. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Morgan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my open water in December with Theo as the dive master. It was really great! Theo was a great instructor, I felt very safe and the diving was amazing. Good location also of the dive center. I would really recommend Palaka Dive Center!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ammeliefors
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got the warmest welcome when enquiring with Gel. Great ambassador for the centre. Two awesome dives with Jake . The most chilled out, patient and helpful chap you could meet. Theo the manager has the perfect approach to diving in this island paradise. Highly recommended,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Idlavelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful time diving with Chie! Chie and skipper Ampi were more than accommodating and patient with us. Chie took great care in taking us to interesting places and showing us all kinds of fish. The visibility is fantastic, we saw among...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stefnavj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only dive center as far as I know in Siargao. Email communication was easy and timely . But when I actually called , the answers to my questions weren’t direct . Even when we were checking in for the dive, they acted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cesmunch
johnsmith232, Manager at Palaka Siargao Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dives with us! I do apologize if there were any issues in communication - as I recall, you couldn't come in to the shop the day before (as we prefer all clients to do to have everything prepared...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

If you looking for Pro service to dive in Siargao , Palaka is perfect for you, Chie as a Dive Master will take care of you professionally : btw order the best margarita drink and calamary after dive in club bar . Best Greg

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gregory G
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Friendly and accomadating team. They have an eye on safety and I thouroughly enjoyed my diving with them. Especially when we dived the cathedral.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John G
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Even though Siargao is not the best place for diving, the Palaka team made it into a great experience! Kudos to Chie for being very professional and very fun. Her passion for the ocean made us enjoy the whole experience even more! She’s a great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ryan Y
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Together with some friends we decided to take a break from surfing and tried diving during our trip to Siargao. What a great experience! Starting with the dive center manager Peach who welcomed us with a huge smile to Chie who gave us a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stuart072016
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February 5, 2018|
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Response from JimiRocknroll | Reviewed this property |
Around 2000 per dive, minimum 2 dives. Diving, for now, no special, other spot to be discover... plenty. Not bad though, sonif unreally want to dive, still can. If u are lucky with the weather u can ask for bli cathedral... More