3 Best Spots and Diving Centers in Coron

3 Best Spots and Diving Centers in Coron

2nd Jul 2019

Photo credits to travel-palawan.com

Coron is known for its world-class diving sites, so it’s the best way to enjoy the place’s hidden treasures. After all, a Coron experience isn’t complete without trying this activity!

First, pick a diving center to teach you the skills. There are plenty of diving centers in Coron, so that won’t be a problem.

Top Diving Centers in Coron

Reggae Dive Center

Barangay 5, National Highway 5316

Coron, Palawan Philippines

Contact numbers: +63928 835 56 57 | +63906 316 14 54

E-mail: reggaedivecenter@gmail.com

Reggae Dive Center is considered as a PADI Five Star Dive Center; they offer a full-range of PADI scuba diving education, complete with equipment and experienced instructors. They also offer eLearning, which lets you take your class anywhere in the world.

Diving Tours/PADI Courses Duration/Number of dives Price
Discover Scuba Diving 2 dives Php 4,500/day
Scuba Tune-Up 2-3 dives Php 4,500/day
Open Water Course 2-4 days Php 17,500 (2-4days)
Advanced Open Water Course 2 dives Php 14,000
Enriched Air Diver (Eanx-Nitrox) 1 dive Php 7,000 (half-day)
Enriched Air Diver (Eanx-Nitrox) 2 dives Php 9,500/day
Emergency First Response (EFR) Php 6,200 (half-day)
Deep Diver Specialty Course 4 dives Php 12,500 (2 days)
Wreck Diver Specialty Course 4 dives Php 12,500 (2 days)
Rescue Course Php 17,500 (3-5 days)
Sidemount Diver Specialty Course 4 dives Php 19,000 (2 days)
Divemaster Course Php 48,000 (3-4 weeks)

Neptune Dive Center

National Highway, Coron

Contact number: +63-921-760-7492

Email: info@neptunedivecenter.com

Neptune Dive Center offers a full-range PADI courses from beginners to expert level. You can choose to just try diving once, or take a full certification course, and you’ll be guided by their experienced instructors. Certified divers can avail their daily trips to WWII recks and reefs.

Diving Tours/PADI Courses Duration/Number of dives Price
Discover Scuba Diving Experience 1 day Php 7,000 (includes accommodation)
Wreck Diving 1 day Php 6,000 (includes accommodation)
Get Wrecked 3 days (9 dives) Php 15,000 (includes accommodation)
Zero to Hero (Scuba Diving Program) 6 weeks to 2 months Php 105,000
PADI Divemaster Package Php 60,000
PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating Length of the course and number of dives depend on the Specialties chosen. *Prerequisite Rescue Diver with current EFR training or Equivalent. Php 50,000
PADI Open Water Course, and Project Aware Specialty 3-4 days Php 22,500
PADI Advanced Open Water & Nitrox Course 2-3 days, 5 dives

*Prerequisite Open Water Diver or Equivalent.

Php 24,000
PADI Deep and Wreck Combo 3-4 days, 8 dives

*Prerequisite Advanced Open Water Diver or Equivalent.

Php 24,000
PADI Nitrox Course, including Suunto Zoop Dive Computer 1 day

*Prerequisite Open Water Diver or Equivalent.

Php 23,000

Corto Divers

Coastal Road, Bancuang Baba

Contact number: 0915 726 2248 (Oliver)

E-mail: cortodivers@cortodelmar.com

Corto Divers offer a variety of courses from introductory dives to Dive Master professional level. You can pick from their Filipino, English and French speaking instructors and they’ll guide you all the way. They also have a hotel called Hotel Corto del Mar, where you can easily book your accommodation when in Coron.

Diving Tours/PADI Courses Price
Fun Dives Php 200 (2 dives), Php 900 (3 dives), Php 800 (non-diver)
Discover Scuba Diving Php 2700 (Php 1800 per additional dive)
PADI Open Water Course Php 20,000
PADI Advanced Open Water Course Php 15,500
SDI Open Water Course Php 18,000
SDI Advanced Open Water Course Php 13,500

Best Diving Spots in Coron

Some of the best diving spots in Coron include the following:

Bugor Reef

credits to Club Paradise Palawan

This diving reef is hard to miss; it is home to some of the most unique species you’ll come across. If your bucket list includes swimming with sea creatures like leopard sharks, sea turtles, and guitar sharks, then this is for you.

7 Islands Reef

credits to Choose Philippines

Perhaps one of the most popular diving spots in Coron, 7 Islands Reef or more known to locals as Siete Percados, is an underwater bliss. It’s a protected marine sanctuary where you’ll see the diverse and colorful underwater life. Don’t forget to bring your underwater camera to capture this view of a lifetime! Try night diving for a unique way to explore this paradise.

Barracuda Lake

credits to Dugong Dive Center

Diving in Barracuda Lake is not easy, but it’s sure to be worth it. This spot feels like a different world: it’s too breathtaking. The huge lake is like a wallpaper that has come to life, and the underwater cliffs are too good for the camera.You can go freediving here, but make sure you’re skilled enough to do it.

How to Get to Coron, Palawan

Manila to Coron

Flying from Manila is the easiest way to get to Coron.

You can book via Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Skyjet thru PHBus.com.

If you prefer traveling by sea, you can book a 2Go from Manila to Coron. The ship to Coron departs every Friday. Book via PHBus.com

El Nido to Coron

From El Nido, you can ride a Montenegro ferry that travels back and forth daily. Book via PHBus.com

Puerto Princesa to Coron

You can catch 2Go ferries travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron every Wednesday and Saturday. Book via PHBus.com