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Palaka Siargao Dive Center

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Open Now: 08:00 - 18:00
Open today: 08:00 - 18:00
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Great experience

Friendly and accomadating team. They have an eye on safety and I thouroughly enjoyed my diving with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John G
via mobile
Awesome dive with great people

Even though Siargao is not the best place for diving, the Palaka team made it into a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan Y
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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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| Purok 1, General Luna, Mindanao 08419, Philippines
+63 918 626 2303
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Ryan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank stuart072016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took both the OW and the Advance course in Palaka Dive Center. Nice spot, totally different from other Philippines dive spots, and excellent staff (both technically as divers and as instructors). I would highly recommend to dive with them as a complement for surfing...More

1  Thank Nacho B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did my open water certification at Palaka with my husband and a buddy of ours in July. We had never done any diving before and though originally I was not nervous about it at all, the more I started reading about it through the...More

1  Thank Ismini P
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I came to Siargao with my family this past July for four days on the island with no real plans on diving. But decided to give it a try despite some disappointment from my last dive in the Philippines in Malapascua. I dove with Chie...More

1  Thank hoangtv1
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I was a bit concerned in booking because of the bad review and the fact that Siargao is not really a very popular diving destination. What a delightful surprise it was to do it anyway!!! Theo was so professional and patient with me and really...More

1  Thank genevieve88
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Had a great experience with Palaka recently. Theo was very accommodating from the beginning and helped me with scheduling the dives. Upon arrival at the resort, people at the restaurant were all smiles and very attentive. Chie was assigned as our DM. She's really passionate...More

1  Thank joyful-mermaid
Reviewed 31 July 2018

in July 2018 I have been diving at Palaka. After a period of bad management at Palaka everything is well now. Theo, the new dive instructor is a very pleasant and professional dive instructor with a lot of experience. Safety is his fist priority and...More

2  Thank Gabie V
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I visited the Palaka Dive Center in May to get certified for scuba diving. I did the PADI dive homework, and when I showed up for the first session I expected it to be in a pool. Ben said that the pool was green and...More

8  Thank williams3377
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Toni C
5 February 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