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Plankton Divers El Nido
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Owner description: The Ultimate Dive Experience
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Wynnzl, the dive instructor, made diving in El Nido exceptionally fun. He is one of the most easy-going guys to dive with and really strives to make each dive awesome! I took the Open Water Advanced Course through him and couldn't have had a better experience. My experience with Wynnzl was so great, that I am returning to dive with him this winter.

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

My friends and I did a discovery dive with Wynnzl and his family. It was our first time diving and a great way to experience what El Nido has to offer, under the water. We had no prior experience, but Wynnzl took us to a great learning location to learn the basics before we did a few dives. He was a great teacher, very patient, and was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He even took our underwater camera and snapped endless amounts of photos for us while diving. The lunch provided was delicious, and Wynnzl and his family were awesome. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is a first time diver. If we had had more time we would have gotten our diving certification through Plankton Divers.

2  Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Plankton Divers has been the best operation I have ever dove with. The staff is helpful, professional and amusing all at the same time! Extremely easy to get along with and have a great dive! The sites are one of a kind and not always the most popular which brings the diving to a whole different level. I feel Palnkton Divers has offered me a more unique experience than I have found at any other dive shop.

And seriously, I cannot say enough about the family that runs this place! Salamat po Corunas!

1  Thank agbearoc
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Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Where to begin....

Wynnzl "kaka" ofcourse! the super relaxed owner, instructor, officemanager... a local guy who is pulling strings to set up his own company with all he's got!

Looking after years of being above surface for somebody who takes cares beneath.. we ended up with plankton divers. Just started up as a local entrepeneur, Wynnzll gave us the right feeling!

The personal attention, love and passion was absolute a difference! We choose not to be on a boat with unknown numbers of others, but we choose for the small shop! This was the right choice!

Just outside of el nido is corong corong... better to stay anyways... nicer beach, a sunset, more quiet, same roosters ;)...

Plankton is set across the street of greenview resort... first look isn't impressing because you looking for safety when looking for diving... but... look through this!
And... while typing... Wynnzl is building a new shop at the seafront, expanding his succes!

For every diver or future certified diver I would recommend Plankton Divers!

Why:

1. Wynnzl
2. Supporting local entrepeneur
3. Personal attention
4. Safety and Quality

Otherwise: the complete package!

Walk in, have a chat.. and you'll find out!

Support his future dream... it's definitly worth it!

1  Thank Ilse K
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

There are about 7 dive shops to choose from in El Nido and we were lucky to have found Plankton Divers with Wynnzl, a local dive master in Corong-Corong. Not only is he super friendly and fully certified, he even came to our resort the night before we were to go diving to greet us and brief us on the dive sites.

We did four dives in total with Wynnzl and we really enjoyed it. Me and my boyfriend felt safe at all times and it was like a private tour since we didn't have to share the boat, or divemasters with anyone else (we always had 2 with us, one to lead and one at the back to make sure everything was alright).

After each dive, the crew served us hot coffee on board, which was a nice touch. Lunch was simple but delicious (made by Wynnzl wife) -- chicken adobo with rice and salad.

Wynnzyl is very professional and briefed us on all of the gear, dive spots and underwater signs ahead of time, and once underwater, he was very patient and alert. He was also very good at taking pictures and helped us photograph amazing creatures underwater (like a cuttlefish, banded sea snake, giant puffer fish). He even turned the camera on us too for some great memories! Great service as some dive masters would refuse to do this.

The only negative we experienced was the boat's engine broke down for a while during lunch on the first day, and it took some time before we got another battery. But, we didn't mind too much as it was so beautiful on the water.

So if you're looking for a more personalised diving tour in El Nido, with locals leading the way, we recommend trying out Wynnzl and his team at Plankton Divers! They also organize island hopping tours too in case you want to customise your day with a few dives + island hopping. It's all possible with them.

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