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Tubod Marine Sanctuary

In Front of Coco Grove Resort | San Juan, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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- Sep 13, 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Put some buoys in the water and call is a marine sanctuary....that is what this is - you can find snorkling like this many other places.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Teeming with coral and fish, and just in front of the Coco Grove resort where we had a wonderful stay.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Tubod Marine reserve is accessible from shore, via Coco Grove. Snorkelers pay 50 pesos each for an all-day pass - and you'll want to go in again & again! The reserve is large with many different landscapes - deep coral gorges and shallow urchin-filled sandy stretches. I swam for hours and never saw the same thing twice.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Right out front Coco Grove Resort (a great place) is this nice marine sanctuary. Not the best in the Philippines but pretty good for being just off the beach!

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed at coco grove so snorkelling at the marine sactuary was real easy. We could just go into the water from the beach and snorkel. And yes, the snorkelling was very very good. No turtles (I guess for that one must go to apo island), but a lot of live corals, and the usual colourful fishes like butterfly, angel,... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a great reef to spend the day kayaking and snorkeling. It's eight to twenty feet deep, with big corals and a variety of fish. There's even the occasional sea turtle.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

You have to prepare for a walk on the weeds before you can swim to see their sanctuary because the water are too shallow to swim by the beach. Byy the beach you can see star fishes scattered and some fishes, clams, crabs, trapped between the rocks due to low tide. :)

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Entrance fee is 50pesos. The weather and timing need to be perfect in order to enjoy this sanctuary. My parents, siblings and I stayed directly in front of this marine wonderland while staying at Coco Grove Resort. We first snorkeled at 10am during an overcast morning (slight drizzle, strong winds, no sun) and the visibility was terrible. We didn't see... More

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

You will need to pay 100PHP each but it's well worth it. Swim amounst shoals of fish.

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QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

footies would definitely be helpful as there can be sea urchin lurking on the beach floor. Mornings are the best time to go snorkeling as fish can be plentiful round the corals. Afternoons, not so much. Nemos and Dories abound in mornings along with starfish and parrot fish. Just watch out for the occasional sea snake. They arent really aggressive... More

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