Palawan El Nido Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners with Equipment, Tank, Weight Belt & Snacks

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El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
4 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
15 years old


Explore the underwater attractions of El Nido in Palawan when you book this beginner scuba diving experience. This tour is perfect for those who want to try scuba diving for the first time. You don’t need to worry about arranging everything yourself, as it already comes with the assistance of a divemaster, the use of rental gear with a tank and weight belt, and snacks. Children aged 15 and above can also take part in this experience but will need to secure the permission of their parents or guardians.

You need to meet with the divemaster at Turtle Divers in El Nido on the day of your dive. Once you are there, the divemaster will brief you about the activities for the day. You will learn the basics of scuba diving, like how to use the equipment, breathe underwater, and communicate with fellow divers. Since this is just a Discover dive, you will not get a certification for completing this course. 

The whole activity will take about four hours as you will be going on two dives to help you better get the hang of moving underwater. You may also pick which diving spots you want to explore. Some of your options are South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Paglugaban Island, Popolkan Island, Helicopter Reef, Natnat Beach, and Address Reef. Please note that the availability of these dive sites also depends on the weather during your tour. 

After you are done with all of your dives, you will be brought back to the mainland so you can enjoy the rest of your time in El Nido on your own.

Immerse yourself into the underwater world of El Nido with this Discover scuba diving experience. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Complimentary snacks
Complete equipment with tank and weight belt
Discover scuba diving (2 Dives)
Choice of diving spots (weather dependent): South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban, Popolcan, Helicopter Reef, Natnat, and Address Reef
Tour itinerary: South Miniloc, Twin Rocks, West Entalula, Pagluguban, Popolcan, Helicopter Reef, Natnat, and Address Reef
Not included: transfers, other activities, tips and gratuities:


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What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Swimming gear
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private session but you are going to share the boat with other divers. No diving experience is necessary. The 250.00 Pesos mandatory eco-tourism development fund is not yet included this may be settled at the airport or upon arrival at the dive shop. We recommend that you fit your diving gear the day before your dive schedule so that it may be reserved for your use.

Children Friendly: Yes. 15 years old and above with adult supervision are allowed in this activity.

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: No. Unless given permission by a licensed doctor senior citizens and PWDs are not encouraged to partake in this activity as this is a medium to extreme activity. Same goes for pregnant women and guests with other mobility impairment or medical condition.

Meet-up time is either 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM Philippine Standard Time at Turtle Divers. To change the meet-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the boat schedule and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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