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Tubbataha Reef

92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City | Naturephilippine. Com, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Mount Sinai, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I was totally blown away by the Tubbataha Reef. Our group booked on the advice of a friend with Palau Sport. The Palau Sport spends part of the time in Palau and part of the time on the Tubbataha Reef due to the high seas. Since I just got back, and it is April then the spring should be OK.... More

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Alameda, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I have always been hasitant to write a review of the tubbahata Reef. My motives are pure selfish. I have dived the reef twice on livaboards and after 20 years of diving all over the world, this reef easaly holds the number spot in diving experences. No kidding it's that good. Better than the Great Barrier Reef, Galapogos,and Sidapan which... More

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manila
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60 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is included when you go island-hopping. Entrance fee is 50php for those who will swim only. There is a cordoned spot where corals are so abundant and but you can peek around. Though we went almost 2pm, it sometimes go cloudy so its hard to see under. Corals are the best but fish are not so abundant i prefer... More

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england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

this reefs was absolutely beautiful! the awesome richness is unbelieveable, with all the underwater creaures one can only see on movies/films..worth whole-day spending, expect more or less the whole day for this activity...

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Antipolo City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It was awesome seeing the life underwater via snorkling I couldn't imagine how much more magnificent it is to dive in this sanctuary and swim along with those living being. Seeing those beautiful and interesting creatures under water makes me feel like I belong to their world. It was really an unforgettable experience and a must one to see.

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Manila
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7 reviews 7 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Hands down the best diving in the Philippines ! The fact that divers can only visit 3 months (mid march-mid-June) out of the year due to weather and sea-conditions guarantee that the reefs and fish life are exceptional. It is in the middle of a vast body of water so there are no run-offs from beaches or rivers. The visibility... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I never had snorkled before. this was the first time for my wife and me. It was great. I could have done it all day. Unfortunately I forgot my sun tan lotion and was fried floating around. Live and learn.

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Macau
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I joined a safari trip to Tubbahata from 27 March to 2 April, and it was far beyond fantastic to me. I went onboard the Stella Maris Explorer, a well-equipped and spacious vessel, where all the divers were well served and entertained by the friendly & helpful crew. There supposed to be a lot to see underwater, but of course... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Stayed on the liveaboard H.C. Andersen, for 6 days. We had 4 days of diving around Tubbataha, which wasn't long enough. It was surely the best dive site I have visited in the Philippines, and I have been at Apo reef and Apo island as well. I saw, 7 hammerheads at the same time, manta rays, eagle rays, big sting... More

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Just stayed in a liveaboard boat to dive in Tubbataha Reef. The place is great, you can see most of the underwater creatures here. And the landscape and coral garden is also wonderful, although people are all focus to see the big stuff...

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