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Palaka Siargao Dive Center

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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 May 2013

You'd love the quality and service at Palaka. Damien is a very good instructor and dive guide. Siargao's best dive site is the Blue Cathedral. There are many more sites that are worth looking at. His diveshop actually is connected with most of the nice...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The fun dive I did with Palaka was enjoyable and professional, however the remainder of my experience with Palaka was very disappointing: *With the intention of performing the blue cathedral cathedral dive I payed 1800php to do a "check dive" at a close and easy...More

13  Thank Daniel_Mossman
mamamouchi21, Owner at Palaka Siargao Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Dear Sir, I am very surprise to read your comments. I am just one of the owners; I do not manage the activity like you are saying. Your review looks to be a personal attack, but I will still answer you. The couple who is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you looking for Pro service to dive in Siargao , Palaka is perfect for you, Chie as a Dive Master will take care of you professionally : btw order the best margarita drink and calamary after dive in club bar . Best Greg

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Reviewed 21 September 2018 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 12 September 2018 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 12 September 2018

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 11 September 2018 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 20 August 2018 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
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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
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