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Tubbataha Reef

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92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 905 493 5435
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Stunning

What a great place to dive - wonderful corals and such biodiversity. The whale shark and manta's... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Julie B
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Retford, United Kingdom
Tubbataha reef with Atlantic Azores May 20 to 27 , 2018

I done about 10 liveaboard in last 7 years and this trip is one of the best I could share . The... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
Josco W
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Hong kong
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92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

What a great place to dive - wonderful corals and such biodiversity. The whale shark and manta's were a bonus - amazing volumes of fish here

Thank Julie B
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I done about 10 liveaboard in last 7 years and this trip is one of the best I could share . The boat start to welcome guest around 5 pm then sailing at 6 to 630 pm . A video show the rules and regulation...More

2  Thank Josco W
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Considered as World Heritage Site is an appropriate title to a well preserved marine park. The limited months in a year that it is open to the public (research is year round) with limited liveaboards at a time and strict dive protocols help maintain a...More

Thank Norman S
Reviewed May 24, 2017

The crew was freaking awesome! We had great guides, cruise manager Nori has dedicated his life to conservation and his passion for Tubbataha is so contagious! Such a beautiful place, great food, great service--there were 22 passengers and 24 crew! Hard to believe this place...More

3  Thank rdubadub
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We did 16 dives here in 4 days and they were all amazing: amazing visibility, 3 massive whalesharks, so many reefsharks, manta rays, stingrays, giant trevallies, tuna, turtles and beautiful reefs. The divers on our liveaboard (Zamerdius) were all very experienced which was a great...More

3  Thank Jacq129
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Diving Tubbataha Reef with friends on live-aboard M/Y Sakura. Pods of dolphins 60+ Manta Rays x 6 Whalesharks x 2 Schools of giant Barracuda, Tuna, Trevally, Turtles, Clown Triggerfish, nudibranches and more. A blanket of hard and soft corals - an aquatic garden of Eden...More

Thank Mick-0000000
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Excellent 7D6N liveaboard diving trip with MV Stella Maris! One of the most healthy coral reef I've ever dove. Diving: Stunning! Words are too plain to describe this national gem. We encounter hammerheads, manta ray and whale shark, also see the tiger shark chasing turtle...More

2  Thank Lumin S
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The reefs and fish life are healthy in Tubbataha reef. Some of the dive sites provide some interesting coral landscapes. My favorite dive site was Delsen wreck on the south atoll - due to the giant schooling jacks - almost like a bait ball. At...More

Thank waejae_jae
Reviewed April 28, 2017

The M/Y Resolute (former M/Y Vasco) isn't the typical liveaboard boat. She has more the feel of an old expedition vessel (ever wanted to feel like Jaques Cousteau?) than a micro cruise ship like some of the more modern liveaboards. So yes, there's no Jaccuzzi...More

Thank Irpajaqi
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Tubbataha is absolutly mindblowing. The amount of fish and corals is fantastic. I have been working as a dive pro for many years in indonesia and got now around 4500 dives. still this was surely en par with the best dives i head around Komodo...More

1  Thank Stefan S
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June 15, 2017|
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Response from Steven T | Reviewed this property |
Tubbataha Reef is definitely not a place to learn to dive. As others have said currents can be unpredictable and the depths off the edge of the reef can drop off to 80m so buoyancy control is important. In addition guides... More
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Josco W
June 1, 2017|
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Response from omrini | Reviewed this property |
Tubbataha itself is safe as only a small handful of boats have licenses to be in the waters of the reef. The ISIS news you're hearing/reading is in Mindanao which is far away. I'd be much more concerned being on land than... More
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May 21, 2017|
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Response from Josco W | Reviewed this property |
snorkel is great there , excellent coral and fish life able to see from snorkel . but go toward end of April and may . that is the time with less wave in the ocean , March have better visibility and more big fish come more... More
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