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Address: 33 Serena Street | Barangay Buna Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5310, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 905 217 3973
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If you are looking for a dive center that has just that little extra, this...

If you are looking for a dive center that has just that little extra, this is the place for you!

In La Salangane Dive Center, we believe there is more to diving than the time you spend under water. That is why we want to make sure you enjoy your travel time on our spacious "banka" (local boat) as much as your time in the ocean.

We keep dive groups small, offer healthy snacks and drinks in between the dives, customize the lunch to your needs and more. A lunch that you will enjoy on a tropical beach that is totally postcard material!!

When it comes to diving courses, El Nido has it all! The amazing seascape offers perfect conditions for beginners as well as more challenging dive sites like a tunnel and deep underwater forests for those who like to improve their skills through continuing education. Our multilingual dive masters and instructors have years of experience in this area, making them experts in the local marine life.

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Highly Recommended!!!!!

We shopped around El Nido to a few different dive shops and decided to dive with La Salangane after eating in their restaurant and meeting the dive instructor and the manager... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We shopped around El Nido to a few different dive shops and decided to dive with La Salangane after eating in their restaurant and meeting the dive instructor and the manager behind the bar. Our dives were very organized and the staff was extremely accommodating. We felt very well prepared and safe during our three dives. The dive sites vary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I had the privilege to experience my first dive ever in the #1 island in the world with the best dive centre in El Nido! I had no prior experience in diving and Krysta the dive instructor took me to two of my first dives ever. The equipment was flawless and skills instructions for DSD (discover scuba diving) was great!... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We been there today for three fun dives as we made some bad experience with another dive center in El Nido (tabanka). We took it, because they said they have a small boat and we could have a private guide. After we arrive there in the morning about 08:45 they said they need more time to prepare things, so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

When I arrived in El Nido, I had no intention of learning how to scuba dive. After meeting so many people who were there to dive, I was curious. I spoke to several other dive shops, but came upon this one literally to get out of the rain one night. It was meant to be - immediately Dalila impressed me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

I settled on La Salangane for my open water after investigating and visiting a number of dive companies in El Nido. El Nido is not the cheapest place in the Philippines to do your open water, but it's definitely a beautiful place to do so. I wanted to get my open water before going to Coron (we were headed there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great dive shop, friendly, cost effective, good equipment. Sebastian and the crew were professional, and great. Lunch was a treat fresh fish! Saw my first turtle, schools of barracuda, yellow snapper. Totally awesome experience. And private- low season has the advantage no crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

great dive shop. the staff was amazing and very intune with our needs. both profesional and fun. by far the best dive shop in El Nido. they have several dive courses in different languages. dalila is the manager and instructor, she is incredible and turned this adventure to an unforgetable one!!! lots of fun on the boat and under water!!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We liked the place from the first visit, the approach is more customer oriented than some others we had checked, groups are smaller, 2-3 dives per day possible, with great quality lunch on the beach, if weather allows. Dive masters are amazing, open and patient, helpful both above and under the water. Also the side restaurant is cute and has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

When we arrived in El Nido, one of the person we met was Dalila at the Salangane (restaurant). she introduced herself and we finally discover that she was the responsible of the Salangane Dive center. My cousine and I told her that we could be interested by diving but we were really scared because we never tryed before... and yet,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

My boyfriend and I signed up for a day of diving (for him) and snorkelling (for me). He had an awesome day with the amazing dive masters, and said it was some of the best diving he had ever done in his life. In particular a tunnel near Helicopter Island which had so many fish and cool coral. I went... More 

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