About Us

Introduction

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WELCOME to CORON DIVERS your local and only friendly Filipino dive center in the whole islands of Calamianes Group of Island, Palawan.

Coron Divers (Pabelonio Dive Shop) is located in Poblacion Bgy.3 (Below ZURIC PENSION HOUSE Bldg) Coron Town which and operated by the Professional Dive Instructor Arni I. Pabelonio with his Filipino Staff and SSI Instructor Trainer / PADI Instructors/Divemaster.

Coron Divers is a newly SSI Instructor Training Facility, which offers Open-Water Courses to Dive Professional Dive-Instructors. It also offers PADI dive courses from basic to professional diver, Kayaking, Island Hopping, Freediving and Island Tours

For your accommodations in Coron, Coron Divers is now offering Budget Fan-Room Accomodation and linked with Hotels, pension house and lodgings like: Emy’s Place, Coron Gateway Hotel, Hilltop View Hotel, Mt. Tapyas Hotel, Princess of Coron, Kokosnuss Garden Resort, Darayonan Lodge, Village Lodge, Zuric Pension House, Sea Coral, Palanca Guest House, Balai Binda


Meet the owner

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Arni Pabelonio

He graduated in MSU-IIT with the Degree of Physical Education and post graduated in Philippine Normal University with the degree of Master of Arts in Physical Education.

He was a former Provisionary 2LT of Philippine Army, 1st Infantry TABAK Division. He was also an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Chi chapter and civic organization in Coron Palawan.

He started his PADI scuba diving in King Abdulaziz Naval Base (A UN Forces Base), Saudi Arabia in the year 1992 and started teaching in 1998 until present. He left Saudi Arabia along with Otto Putz and Brigitte Janzen and came to coron in Sept 2000, where he started working with Pearly Shell Diventure, Discovery Resort and Seadive Resort as a dive manager. He left Seadive in Nov 2006 and started to put up his own diveshop named CORON DIVERS. It was fully established on January 29, 2007.

Since then Arni upgraded his own dive center from 3 sets of diving equipment to 28 sets of diving equipment and not to mention from 6 cylinder tank to 130 cylinder tanks. This was thru his prayers and effort along with his family.

At present he is a SSI Instructor Trainer and PADI IDC Staff Instructor which specialized in Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Deep Diving, Nitrox Diving, Emergency First Response Instructor and Multi Level Diving.

He was also involved in Galleon Exploration with Discovery Channel under the supervision of Capt Steve Morgan and formerly in-charge of Recompression Chamber in Seadive.

He was also a guides of formerly Philippine Pres Gloria M Arroyo and cabinet members for twice when they visited Coron and came out in local TV shows such as Knowledge Power (By Ernie Baron), Born to Be Wild, I-Witness, Trip na Trip, BBC World (Last Woman Standing and Blue Planet as a safety diver).

He also trained Tagbanua Tribesmen to become an Open Water Diver and LIFEGUARDS. (Due to a tragic accident last March 13,2017 when two (2) tourist from Czech Republic died in freediving) Arni was the one who search, rescue and retrieved the 2 died bodies at 22.8 meters at Kayangan Lake. (Check in youtube GMA 7, I-WITNESS: Naglaho Sa Lawa) for more details about the tragic accident.

He has more than 15,000++ dives and certify 2,000 + + student divers and still growing up!!!

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You can reach him by cell phone# :
+63 920-945-7637 (smart)
or by email corondivers@outlook.com


Our Team

Mike Pabelonio

Mike Pabelonio | PADI dive pro

Jayson Tirol | PADI dive pro

Jzon Nuevas

Jzon Nuevas| Dive coordinator

Born in Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro), now a full-time resident of Coron – Jzon is always glad to coordinate with you, our divers & guests with any inquiries, concerns or requests you might have for your Palawan adventure.