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Submariner Diving Center

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Address: Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 905 484 1764
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00

SUBMARINER DIVING CENTER is the first PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and PADI...

SUBMARINER DIVING CENTER is the first PADI 5 Star Dive Resort and PADI TecRec Resort in El Nido, Palawan Philippines, which is operated by the German Ronny Oliwka who is PADI MSDT and PADI Tec Deep 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. 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. Started in November 2012 Submariner is also offering Palawan Diving Safaris to Port Barton and 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.

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I did 6 dives with Submariner Diving Center and I highly recommend them. All the dives were very nice, relaxing and each in different diving spot. From efficient communication... read more

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Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw, Poland
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I did 6 dives with Submariner Diving Center and I highly recommend them. All the dives were very nice, relaxing and each in different diving spot. From efficient communication before my arrival to El Nido to organization of the dives and good quality of equipment, boat and especially great divemaster I dived with - everything went smoothly. I realy enjoyed... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a 3 dives trip with submariner and it was just perfect from A to Z. The shop was very clean and modern and the whole booking and fitting process was swift and painless. The gear was in a good shape and the people working there were friendly and helpful. We had a great day on nice dive... More 

Thank Fabian U
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a diving trip with Submariner that included 3 dives and a lunch. Our DM Jojo (I hope I'm spelling it correct) was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He gave us a full brief of the area, the sea life and the corals we are expected to see, as well as guidelines for keeping the reefs complete and safe while... More 

Thank Naama G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought a day package with three fun dives with submariner last month. Really good diving with lots of underwater life and coral. Food was really nice as well and equipment in good state. They are slightly more expensive than some of the other places, but I think that's worth it because they are a more professional outfit than other... More 

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We have been diving for several years, Maldives, Bali, Thailand, Iceland, coron and I can easily say that the gun diving package at submariner was the best diving! Easy, warm water, fantastic safety brief, loads of marine life, coral and colour! We had to change one day which was no problem, they washed all our gear and were super friendly... More 

Thank Stacey B
County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

5 out of 5!!! We looked into a lot of the dive shops in El Nido before we decided to go with Submariner. I was doing the Advanced Open Water course and my fiance was doing the Deep Diver specialist. Our decision was based on price and confidence in the dive shop. When we spoke to other dive shops in... More 

Thank ValerieMcLean
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very helpful in allowing our group of 4 to do as much diving together as possible while 2 did an intro to SCUBA and 2 of us did a fun dive. Instructors were helpful, knowledgeable and gave us a full day of diving with a great lunch!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been diving for more than 25years and been to different diving operations around the world. Enjoyed the services of Submariner Diving Center in El Nido. If you are looking for a professional Dive Center then go for them. In d beginning when you enter d shop, you will be like hmm... so small d shop but was impressed when I... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one day diving with them before I had to head back home. The refs are not bad. If you are a fan of hundreds of different nudibranches, it is a must. The dive shop is very professional and the have very good and big boats with a lot of space. Thanks to Gogo (my divemaster) for the awesome dives.

Thank Stefan D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Submariner is well located in the center of El nido beach. The shop is not very big, but there is a bar/restaurant upstair where the instructors do briefing/debriefing. I did my Advanced Open Water, and some fun dives (total of 10 dives). My instructor cough a cold, the night before I start, so Ronnie, who run the business, took care... More 

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