Best Dive Spots and Diving Centers in Coron

Best Dive Spots and Diving Centers in Coron

11th Dec 2020

Coron is known for its world-class diving sites. The multitude of marine life, colorful corals, and stunning shipwrecks make for the best underwater views. Naturally, diving is the best way to enjoy the place’s hidden treasures. While you're at the  Calamian group of islands, grab a snorkel or dive suit and jump in!

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Top Diving Centers in Coron

Don't know how to scuba dive? That's okay! There are plenty of diving centers in Coron, so that won’t be a problem.

Reggae Dive Center

Address: Barangay 5, National Highway 5316, Coron
Contact numbers: 09288355657, 09063161454
Email: reggaedivecenter@gmail.com

Reggae Dive Center is 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 e-learning, 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

Address: National Highway, Coron
Contact number: 09217607492
Email: info@neptunedivecenter.com

Neptune Dive Center offers a PADI courses from beginner to expert level. You can choose to try diving once or take a full certification course. Either way, you’ll be guided by their experienced instructors. Certified divers can avail of their daily trips to the WWII wrecks 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

Address: Coastal Road, Bancuang Baba
Contact number: 09157262248
Email: 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 that will guide you. They also have a hotel called Corto del Mar. If you're already taking lessons from them, it might be more convenient if you  book a room at their hotel too

Diving Tours/PADI Courses Price
Fun Dives Php 200 (2 dives)
Php 900 (3 dives)
Php 800 (non-diver)
Discover Scuba Diving Php 2700 
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

Here are some of the best spots for snorkeling and diving in Coron.  

Bugor Reef

Photo 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

Photo 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

Photo 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

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Manila to Coron

Flying from Manila is the easiest way to get to Coron. You can book via Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Skyjet. If you prefer traveling by sea, you can book a 2Go from Manila to Coron. The ship to Coron departs every Friday. 

El Nido to Coron

From El Nido, you can ride a Montenegro ferry that travels back and forth daily. Lots of other travelers take this route.  Secure your tickets early by booking online.

Puerto Princesa to Coron

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

Other Activities & Tours in Coron

As one might expect, island hopping is a major highlight of any Coron trip. We made another blog post about the other island hopping tours and activities in Coron.  Read it here.  

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