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El Dive

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Hama Street, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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Great diving school, I will come back next time

I done open water diver course, and I chose this dive center from all others around, because it is... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Mauro D
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Rijeka, Croatia
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good fun dive experience

Originally, I booked fun dives with Deep Blue Seafari on 17 and 18 Feb several months ago (July... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
instincten
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Hong Kong, China
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We are a cosy and professional dive shop with PADI certificate instructors and brand new Mares equipments. We take time for our guests, want to create an unforgettable experience and would like you to enjoy the surroundings of El Nido, on surface and offshore, it's not only about the diving, it's about the heart of the sealife! Therefore our slogan is: take your time, go slow, definitely no rush!
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Hama Street, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I done open water diver course, and I chose this dive center from all others around, because it is small and there is not too much poeple on the boat as I prefer. Diving instructors are great and helpful, and I would recomend this dive...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Originally, I booked fun dives with Deep Blue Seafari on 17 and 18 Feb several months ago (July 2017). We confirmed everything and I have paid the deposit as well. Before departure, I have reminded them that we will have our fun dives on 17...More

Thank instincten
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have done our Padi open water course last week with El dive and absolutely loved it!! The owner, Yoshi, welcomed us on the day we were checking out several diving schools. He was the first one to actually sit down and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The diving center itself consists in a desk in the corner of a beach bar, some chairs and books on marine life, and a map of Bacuit Bay. No showers, no tanks to rinse the gear, no shop with gadgets. So why 5 stars? Because...More

Thank Gianluca C
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

When I went here i still don't have PADI license but i have history of scuba diving. Yoshi is a very good dive master/owner. He is very meticulous in every details which is important. All in all I had 9 dives with them and all...More

Thank Mon J
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

When I came to the diving school I had a very good feeling. They took in my qualification and asked what I wanted to see and told me about the possibilities. All dives were with a boat and the divemaster knew the divesites very good....More

Thank Jörg D
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely, friendly and knowledgable staff. Eric was our instructor, it was our first dive and I panicked a little bit in the water and he was great. Held my hand the whole time and took things very slowly. Equally has a real passion and will...More

Thank Ashleigh J
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Yoshi the boss is a very kind and caring man. Genuinely wants you to have a good time, not a business man. We booked to do our padis and last minute decided we would prefer to do the introductory course as this would be our...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Instructor Yoshi and the other staff of El Dive were very friendly and accommodating from the moment we stepped in. They are good at what they do and do it with pride - even the dive equipment fitting was done with a lot of care,...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing service, excellent equipment, lunch provided was the best food we had had in the Philippines (had been travelling there for a month at the time), and the best dive sites in the philipines. Would 100% highly recommend diving with El Dive. Yoshi, Larry, Rina...More

Thank Shenali K
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Qicn S
11 June 2018|
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Response from Mauro D | Reviewed this property |
It was around 400 euros, you have 6 dives in 2 days and lunch on the ship. And you must take test after.
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Anuja1610
9 September 2015|
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Response from bob172727 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I was a beginner as well go to the place the night before and do the introduction and they take u out the next day for your first lesson . All up lesson and two dives lunch boat all included cost me $115. Australian... More
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3 May 2015|
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Response from El_NidoYoshi | Property representative |
We offer discounted price. Our PADI Open Water Course for 3 days is 18,000 php/pax instead of 21,000 php/pax, equivalent of 4 dives and our 4 days course is 21,000 php/pax instead of 24,000 php/pax, equivalent of 6 dives.
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