About Submariner Diving Center in El Nido


SUBMARINER DIVING CENTER El Nido is the first PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort and PADI TecRec Resort in El Nido, Palawan Philippines, which is operated by the German Ronny Oliwka who is PADI Master Instructor and PADI Tec Deep Instructor. Submariner is also certified as AQUALUNG PARTNER CENTER who offers high standard in Scuba Diving and Scuba Education as well as diving gear branded by AQUALUNGAPEKS & OMER. Not only the Scuba Diving Equipment considers a high standard. Also the Submariner Staff is highly qualified and we keep international standards. For us diving is Fun and Joy and that´s what we want to experience to our Guests. We are located directly in the middle of the Main Beach of El Nido. Just visit us and learn more about us and diving. Started in November 2012 Submariner is also offering the El Nido / Coron Scuba Diving Seafaris to the World famous Japanese WW2 Shipwreck destination Coron with a 60ft. Liveaboard. After Diving we welcome you at the 1st floor in our Bar & Restaurant “Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe” where you can hang out and enjoy great Food, Drinks and maybe a Shisha after your Dive or in the evening and chat with great People.

In February 2016 we also opened the Freediving Academy El Nido to extend our offers and the increasing demand on Freediving Courses in El Nido.


When you Scuba Dive with Submariner everything is easy. All you  do is on arrival come to our shop sit down and we will do the rest. We carry your Equipment to the boat set it up and will help you into your scuba unit.  After the dive don’t even think about walking your kit back to the shop the Submariner Team will do that all for you. Apart from the obvious safety issues associated with heavy exertion and lifting after diving we believe that as you are on holiday you should have the hard work done by someone else.  We will also rinse your kit at the end of the day. You just go up to our bar, relax, have a drink and our Instructor and Divemaster Team will join you to fill in your Logbooks and talk about your day of Diving.


You as the customer are the most important thing to us. We  do everything to ensure that you will have the best time on your vacation in El Nido! We believe the diving here is amazing and we want to show you the best of what we have. We know you will have the most fun with us quite simply because everyone here from the owners to the boat staff love diving and we all dive on a regular basis. The staff are always laughing and joking with each other and with you which makes the boat a fun place to be.

And the fun doesn’t end with diving. The dive shop is right on the beach and is a relaxing place to hang out. There is  always someone around for a chat or you can grab a drink and browse through our Fish ID books and dive magazines or just browse in our free Wi-Fi. Our bar & restaurant is a great place for beer and has a lively Happy Hour and evening crowd. Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe is open all day for drinks, meals and if you like an Arabic Shisha.


Submariner Diving Center started in 2011 as a tiny operation with only 3 members of staff. Over the 2 years we have continually outgrown ourselves and we are now one of the larger and respected dive shops in Palawan. We started as a small Diveshop in January 2011 and qualified as PADI Dive Resort in September 2011. Only 1 year later we managed to qualify as the first PADI 5 Start Resort in El Nido. We got the PADI Green Star Award and the Greenfins Award. In July 2013 & 2014 we received an Award from PADI Asia Pacific for outstanding contributions to Diver Acquisition & Retention. In February 2015 became the first and Padi TecRec Resort in El Nido/Palawan. Our consistent reputation has been built on our high standards of customer service, our professionalism and our dedication to all things in diving. But safety has always been our main priority and our safety report is second to none in El Nido.


Noa the Explorer“, is a Philippine-Style Banka. We built it with divers in mind, and are proud to say, it is one of the fastest and most comfortable dive boats on the island. We will get you to the dive sites as quickly as possible, so you can spend more time in the water! Maximum capacity is 20 divers. We have a big Sunroof with Cushions so you can Relax during the Surface interval. This boat will also be used for our Diving Seafaris to Coron. The Boat has an own Bauer PE300 Compressor with Nitrox Mixing Chamber on Board for the Perfect Mix on each Dive, if you like. We can even offer up to 100% Oxygen for Technical Stage Tanks. In July 2013 we have decided to re-design the Boat again to make it even more comfortable for or Guests.

Noa Explorer

Noa Submariner I” is smaller than Explorer with a max. capacity of 16 divers with the same features as above (No Compressor).