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Palaka Siargao Dive Center

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Amazing experience!

I was a bit concerned in booking because of the bad review and the fact that Siargao is not really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
genevieve88
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Manila, Philippines
Awesome dive crew

Had a great experience with Palaka recently. Theo was very accommodating from the beginning and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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+63 918 626 2303
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Gabie V
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I visited the Palaka Dive Center in May to get certified for scuba diving. I did the PADI dive homework, and when I showed up for the first session I expected it to be in a pool. Ben said that the pool was green and...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The gear I rented was in perfect condition and the boat we took as we went diving was comfortable and cool. Our divemaster Damian was not only easy to get along with but he knew a lot about the dive sites and gave me more...More

1  Thank Juancho34
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Even though I had booked 2 days in advance full payment was needed to confirm the booking. The first dive at Daku hills was fine although not a lot of sea life, my guide, sorry I don't know her name she never introduced herself, did...More

3  Thank Glynis_gm2013
mamamouchi21, Propriétaire at Palaka Siargao Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear Glynis, I am very sorry about your bad experience with Nadia [-] (ex co manager/instructor). She have been fired few weeks ago, as soon as I realize the unprofessional work she was doing, her and her boyfriend also Co manager, Ben [-]. They have...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Sadly, Palaka is the only dive operator in Siargao so it is not particular with quality of service. We were not told that their tanks can only accommodate yoke connectors despite pre-booking our dives 3 months in advance. We told them we will bring our...More

1  Thank E T
mamamouchi21, Propriétaire at Palaka Siargao Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Dear E T, I am Damien, the owner of the Palaka Dive Center. I feel very, very sorry for your bad experience in our dive center. Ben and Nadia, the ex co managers have been fired few weeks ago, as soon as I realize the...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Attained my Open Water certification here on April 2018. Nadia was patient, kind, and very helpful during my training. Staff is awesome and they have some great grub at the restaurant housed in the dive center.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Unfortunately I can not recommend this dive center at all. I booked 2 Fun Dives with this Dive Center. First of all the full payment of the dives needed to be done in cash at the day of the reservation. It was not checked if...More

5  Thank Barneyw33d
mamamouchi21, Propriétaire at Palaka Siargao Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Barneyw33d, I am Damien, the owner of Palaka Dive Center. I read your post few days ago, and I was shocked! The 2 co managers have been fired just after reading your post and having confirmation of your bad experience with us. I am...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Natacha is great. She helped me feel comfortable and make my dive easy. All the staffs at Palaka were accomodating and helpful.More

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Steve N, Manager at Palaka Siargao Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi Allan! Thank you for your nice review! Congratulation again on your Scuba Diver Certification! Natacha had pleasure to teach you this course, and we hope to see you again at Palaka to show you some more nice dive spots! We hope the future will...More

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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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