• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Where to go in Palawan

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by scubadiver888, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: North America
    1,514
    286
    Greetings,

    I'm thinking about going to Palawan in December/January. Any recommendations on where I should go? I'm bringing my girlfriend, who does not dive or even swim. But she'd be happy to sit on the beach and read a book.

    Thanks,
    Darrell
     
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.
  2. Scandi Divers

    Scandi Divers Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Puerto Galera, Philippines
    122
    110
    Think about heading to Coron, there are some nice resorts with beaches for your girlfriend, then you can go and explore the WW2 shipwrecks, Barracuda lake and maybe go to Catherdrale cave if you like that kind of thing. You can also look into seeing the Dugongs if you like. It's better to fly directly from Manila into Coron for this trip.
     
  3. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal
    7,185
    12,254
  4. pfirejack

    pfirejack Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Saskatoon, SK Canada
    111
    68
    Spent 3 nights @ Coron & 5 nights at El Nido in March /19. Both locations were very good. Diving was great. Lots do when not in the water. Lots of restaurants & bars. Would definitely return to both locations.
     
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    9,689
    3,542
    El Nido is THE place especially for non diver.
     
  6. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: North America
    1,514
    286
    Thanks everyone. There are so many great places to go in the Philippines I'm always overwhelmed.

    It sounds like El Nido is the place to go... this time. When I map El Nido it is a big area. I focused in on the Cathedral Cave, Palawan, Philippines and I'm seeing a lot of resorts south of the El Nido Airport on TayTay - El Nido National Highway. Is this the right area?

    @pfirejack where did you stay when at El Nido?

    Anyone have recommendations for resorts they stayed at?
     
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.
  7. pfirejack

    pfirejack Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Saskatoon, SK Canada
    111
    68
    I stayed at Rosannas Pension. Room # 4. Right on the beach. Dive boats left right from in front of my room. Dove with Palawan Divers which was just across the street from my room. Very handy for me in the morning. Good breakfast included with the room. Could be delivered right to your room if you wanted. Was very happy with the diving & the room. I took ferry from Coron to El Nido & return. Flew to Clark from Busuanga. Was a good trip hope to return to both locations someday.
     
  8. YYCLuke

    YYCLuke Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Calgary
    35
    10
    I found that there was only a little bit of trekking and island hopping in Coron if you are a non diver. Beautiful if you ARE a diver however! I haven't been to El Nido though, so I can't comment.
     
  9. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    794
    289
     
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.
  10. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: North America
    1,514
    286
    Having a hard time finding accommodations. Seems most places are already booked for December 21 and 22. I can find stuff before this and find stuff after but all the 2 adult rooms are booked for the weekend before Christmas. :(
     
    Blueringocto_73 likes this.

Share This Page