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Address: 92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Phone Number: 639054935435
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Fabulous diving on a wonderful liveaboard

Marvellous diving trip to Tubbataha on Stella Maris. The boat is under new management, runs like clockwork. Rooms are very very comfortable, this is a fabulously fitted out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2016
David O

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Marvellous diving trip to Tubbataha on Stella Maris. The boat is under new management, runs like clockwork. Rooms are very very comfortable, this is a fabulously fitted out boat. All the crew were were very friendly, very efficient and the food was delicious. Couldn't fault it. We dived in two chaser boats, 8 people per boat, everything was done for... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I was glad that I picked this reef to explore. I am a surface snorkeler so the depth is important to me. I don't want to have to dive to see the reef and fish.

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1 Thank colduser
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I feel a little silly giving a star rating to one of the world’s great coral reef systems. How many starts would you give the Grand Canyon? I was here in 1992 on an inadequate boat and it was spectacular although there was much evidence of dynamite fishing. Now the reefs have National Park status, much greater protection, and there... More 

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1 Thank JucaChaves
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great diving, excellent crew and divemasters, many sharks and 1 whaleshark. healthy corals, even between the dead corals of fishbombing in the past. Visibility was not great, 10 to 15 meters. Water temperature 26-29 Celcius.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Tubbataha reefs is a fine example of successful eco tourism and conservation. The efforts put into educating and preserving the bird and marine life is well enforced. Only open to diving 3mths in a year. There are a total of 17 boats operating in season, compared to maldives of 50 or more. Less chances of over congestion and other divers... More 

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Manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This spectacular barrier reef has marine protected area status, which seems to be working as fish are plentiful, creatures many and corals are in good condition. We saw many large fish schools as well as solidarity whalesharks, rays, barracuda, tuna and various shark species. I personally witnessed and videoed a pack of White Tip sharks attacking the reef for more... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Travelled on the Philippine Siren to the reef on a sea that could be described as a millpond. Most of the dives we did featured dramatic walls,pristine coral reefs and few other divers. Every dive had white-tip reef sharks,most had grey reef sharks. We encountered plenty turtles,a few sightings of hammerheads,a thresher shark and a silver tip shark. The group... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We recently did a week trip to these amazing atolls and were lucky enough to see whale sharks on four separate dives in different locations, manta rays, marble rays, big eye jacks who are very territorial, a wide range of reef sharks, schools of barracuda, turtles, pigmy sea horses and the grand finale was five hammerheads. This trip is defiantly... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

everyone in our group raved about their diving and snorkeling experience. The variety of fish, coral, etc. was amazing to stunning. We were on our ship (Caledonian Sky) cruising through the Philippine Islands (not a local boat - keep that in mind). We were closely watched by the marine park rangers, etc. to make certain that all rules were followed.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a review specifically for S/Y Philippine Siren. THE BOAT: The rooms were surprisingly spacious. The decor was nicely done with wood floors, a ton of shelving for your clothes and things (more than you would need), a swivel fan, and a much-needed a/c unit. They politely encourage you to not throw used toilet paper into the toilet, but... More 

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