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Qi Palawan

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Qi Palawan

3 star hotel
Sitio Palabuyan, San Vernando, Palawan, El Nido, 5313, Philippines
8 rooms
No Internet

Qi Palawan

PADI dive center
Max 4 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Qi Palawan is a stunning resort set among lush, unexploited vegetation in north-eastern Palawan, offering secluded relaxation and crystal clear waters
  • Dive remote and unexploited sites, alongside uncrowded islands and beaches and superb, memorable encounters with manta rays and sharks
  • Post-dive, dig deep into local experiences: go mountain biking, swimming, explore the island interior, do yoga or try out kite boarding during the trade wind season (November to March)
  • Accommodation is in airy rustic cottages, with thatched roofs and wood furnishings, offering a gorgeous and peaceful environment to enjoy this isolated paradise
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Apr 22, 2021

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Body thermometer, Contactless check-in/out, Daily disinfection in all rooms, Daily disinfection in common areas, Exterior corridor, Face coverings on staff, First aid kit, Free face masks, Hand sanitizers, Individual air conditioning, Physical distancing of at least 1 meter, Protective screens in common areas, Safe dining setup, Staff trained in safety protocol, Temperature check for guests and staff
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 15%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel less than 52 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfait 100%; you will forfait 5% if you cancel 52 days or more prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : You can cancel your trip until 30 days before arrival date without any penalty.

Explore diving around the Qi Palawan

Best dive sites in Palawan

Tubbataha Reef – This is a major highlight of diving in Palawan and not be missed. Tubbataha Reef offers dramatic underwater terrain and awe inspiring marine biodiversity including 600 fish species, 360 coral species and 11 shark species. Look out for resident reef sharks, turtles and manta rays. Mares Rock – Located at the mouth of Puerto Princesa Bay, this sloping reef site drops down to 34 metres / 112 feet and is a must for underwater photographers and macro aficionados. Critter highlights here include octopus, crustaceans, nudibranch and interesting bottom dwellers. If you prefer ‘big fish’, tuna, turtles, barracuda and jack fish are also spotted here. Cuttlefish Shawl – This relatively shallow site has a max depth 20 metres / 66 feet and is home to sea turtles, angelfish, barracuda, and of course cuttlefish – which are often seen here in numbers. Other marine life highlights include passing reef sharks, schools of fusiliers and occasional dugongs which are spotted in the bay. Morazan Maru – Located in Coron, in Palawan’s north, this passenger cargo vessel was built in 1907 and later commandeered for WWI by the British. She was later captured by the Japanese who utilised her in WWII. At just under 100 metres / 330 feet, the cargo holds are empty but the steel boilers in the engine room are still intact. The large cargo holds and engine room make this a suitable wreck for newly certified or experienced PADI Wreck Divers. Dilumacad Tunnel – Located in El Nido, in Palawan’s north, this 35 metre / 115 foot long tunnel was discovered in the early 1990’s. Starting at 12 metres / 40 feet, with a memorial plate at the entrance, the tunnel has a sandy bottom and several ceiling holes. The tunnel gradually narrows towards the exit. It’s a stunning dive for experienced divers.
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What to see

Around Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron Island, expect healthy coral reef awash with the different colors of reef fish like angelfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, pufferfish, groupers and schools of lunar fusilier and yellowtail snapper. Sandy bottoms often reveal bluespotted ribbontail rays and blacktip sharks patrol the reefs. Green sea turtles are also frequent visitors and lookout for other critters like eels, nudibranch and crabs.

Out at Tubbataha Reef, be astounded by the rich marine biodiversity of the area. Whale sharks are often seen cruising by the reef and manta rays come to visit cleaning stations. The stronger the currents, the more large creatures you are likely to see. Sharks like grey reef sharks and whitetip sharks are common and if you are very lucky, you might see a tiger shark or a hammerhead shark. Otherwise, keep your eyes to the blue for the likes of eagle rays and game fish like mackerel, trevally and tuna. From the surface, whales and dolphins have been spotted.

Dive Center


  • An established PADI dive center offering fun dives along the gorgeous virgin east coast
  • Range of courses on offer, taking you from OWC through to Divemaster
  • A commitment to add new dive sites, ensuring divers continue to enjoy access to the most uncrowded sites
  • Chance to dive with mantas and sharks


Qi Palawan Dive Center operates out of Qi Palawan resort and specialises in taking divers to the very best unspoiled dive sites in the area.

Diving takes place on unexplored sites, perfect for divers who enjoy uncrowded and relaxed underwater exploration and don't want to find themselves alongside several other boats in the same area.

Just like the resort, the dive center aims to reduce its impact on the environment, using as little plastic as possible and wherever possible using biodegradable products to preserve the marine ecosystem for generations to come.


PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Resort Description

Set in blissful isolation on the east coast of El Nido, Qi Palawan is a secluded, lush resort combining superb underwater experiences with airy and rejuvenating surroundings.

The resort offers just eight rustic, thatched-roof cottages, ensuring you receive undivided and personal attention whether you're enjoying home-made vegetarian cuisine or joining an island tour.

Diving takes place on unexplored sites, perfect for divers who enjoy uncrowded and relaxed underwater exploration and don't want to find themselves alongside several other boats in the same area.

How to get there


  • The best airport to fly into is El Nido Airport (ENI). 
  • Arrival and departure transfers are free from El Nido airport only. However, we need you to share your flight details and pick up time with us in advance.
  • The journey time is around 45 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 
  • If you would like to arrive early or leave late, you are welcome to stick around the resort grounds and use the facilities until your time of departure. However, you will need to check in or out of your room at the pre-defined times (12pm and 2pm). 


  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • Having checked out, the resort will drop you back at El Nido airport (advance notice required). 


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