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Visiting Palawan?

If you are visiting Puerto Princesa City, Palawan and interested in diving courses and Scuba Diving Trips, then let us help you.

If you need vacation rentals, great hotel deals or general help on planning your trip. Our friendly staff is always happy to extend help. Just give us a call, email us through ourcontact page. You may also visit our company page in Facebook and interact with us there.

 

 

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Hot Dive Deals

We are proud to be over 30 years of providing outstanding service to the traveling dive community!

Our Hot Dive Deals are special value packages that we offer during certain time periods of the year.  These Hot Deals are often last minute specials or special values such as free night, free day of diving free truck rental etc. that are offered for short periods of time.

Dive Deals vary according to dates and availability. Taxes are subject to change until dive trip is paid in full. No dive package is confirmed or guaranteed until deposit is received. Dive Packages do not include Airfare.

Dive Deals may vary depending on the season. Click here to inquire about our current promotions and value packages.

 

Marine Life

Palawan: The Last Frontier

One thing very unique to Puerto Princesa or Palawan, in the general sense is its megadiversity.-

Over the years, the city of Puerto Princesa’s bountiful resources, thriving wildlife and extraordinary natural beauty are known not only to its local people but also to some other daring settlers who wanted to live in an unpolluted environment.

It was the 70’s when the island=province first attracted foreign attention when it became the United Nations Vietnamese Refugee Center. During this time, there was also a disturbance in Kenya and several endangered animals were transported from its savannas to the plains of Calauit Island.

However, it was only a sea accident in 1979 that eventually led to the opening of Palawan into tourism big time.

As the story goes, a tuna line disabled a dive boat’s propeller in the middle of the night forcing it to drop anchor in an inlet. The following morning, the divers woke up to an amazing scenery of skyscraping dark cliffs, thick green forest, white-sand beach, sparkling water and, rising above it, a series of magnificently sculpted jade islands. And thus was how El Nido was discovered.

Ecology awareness is at a high level throughout the province. Puerto Princesa prides itself as the cleanest city in the Philippines. To protect its megadiversity, only eco-friendly programs are adhered to by tourist establishments. And there are strict ordinances against dynamite fishing, with only net and line fishing allowed.
Palawan may have opened itself to tourism but it has also taken serious efforts to preserve this last frontier.

Island Divers Location

Island divers location is only ten minutes from the seaport and airport and 10 to 40 minutes away from dive sites teeming with rich marine life.

Island Divers: Manalo Extension, Barangay Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa City 5300

Palawan Philippines

Telephone numbers: (6348) 434.2917/723.2917 Fax: (6348) 434.2917 Email: islanddivers.ph@gmail.com

 


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Services

Dive Tours

Palawan waters are among the best in the world. A diver’s paradise, it has miles of sub-surface coral and rainbow reef wall which surround the coasts and coves teeming with rich marine life. Dive with one of nature’s most fantastic marine creations in Puerto Princesa!

PADI Diving Instructions

From introduction of breathing underwater to professional diving: Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver, PADI Scuba Review, Advance Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and Divemaster.

Gear Rental

Of course, we only have recent equipment from top manufacturer. A knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right choice for your personal style of diving. All of our rental equipment is serviced on a regular basis so you will never be diving with old or worn out gears.

Boat Rentals

We offer charters or boats for dive trip or bay cruise or sunset cruise. Please let us know so we can work out with your plan.

Repairs

We have technicians that has the ability to repair almost anything. From a simple replacement of your mouthpiece to complete rebuild of your dive equipment and gears.

Divemaster Services

Includes among other things: PADI Instructors with students; Lead PADI Scuba Divers with on guided dive tours; Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers, Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs, Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers; Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences; Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Norman Songco

Norman Songco

–          Founder and PADI Dive Instructor (OWSI 35811)

–          With over 25 years of experience in diving.

–          Started Island Divers in 1980, the first Dive Shop in Puerto Princesa City

–          Other interests and ventures include manufacturing fiberglass utility boats ideal for diving and fishing trips.

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Angelique Songco

Angelique Songco

–          PADI Dive Instructor

–          MSDT 52638

–          With over 20 years experience in diving.

–          Also involved in Marine conservation as Park Manager of Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park and World Heritage Site.

–          Founding member of “Sagipin: Gubat at Dagat – Palawan” (SAGUDA), a NGO based in Puerto Princesa and concerned in environment protection.

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Omer Alanis

Omer Alanis

–          PADI Dm462703

–          14 years experience in diving.

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Ghislaine Songco

Ghislaine M. Songco

–          PADI OWSI/EFRI 496916

–          15 years experience in diving.