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Tubbataha Reef

92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 905 493 5435
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Tubbataha versus Raja Ampat

We boarded the Atlantis Azores in Puerto Princessa for a special trip to Tubbataha, Apo Island... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Andrew K
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Singapore
World class diving

Most divers have a bucket list and Tubbataha was one of the destinations on mine. It was a dream... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2016
wil298
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Huizingen, Belgium
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92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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+63 905 493 5435

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

We boarded the Atlantis Azores in Puerto Princessa for a special trip to Tubbataha, Apo Island, Oslob and Dumaguete. The boat was one of the best we have travelled in terms of dive deck facilities, crew, food and dive guides. Accomodation could be improved but...More

8  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Most divers have a bucket list and Tubbataha was one of the destinations on mine. It was a dream come true. Amazing wall covered with soft and hard corals, wunderful reefs, rich marine life. Lots of currents (tidal and oceanic) often very strong and changing...More

4  Thank wil298
Reviewed May 24, 2016

AZORES TUBBATAHA REVIEW Boarded the Azores live-aboard for a 7 night dive trip to the Tubbataha reef system in Puerto Princessa. I had cabin 3, which was fine for 1 person but would have been quite tight for 2. There is no drawer storage space...More

6  Thank DiverMiguelito
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Did a LOB on board MV Stella Maris. The diving was good with healthy coral reefs and abundant school of fishes. Visibility wasnt as good as expected ~10-15m, but we did see plenty of turtles, reef sharks and all kinda of fishes. Also saw a...More

4  Thank nibelung
Reviewed May 17, 2016

I joined the Atlantis Azores trip to Tubbataha in May 2016 after the trip I had booked was cancelled on day 1 due to a fatal diving accident, which cut the trip short after only the second dive and necessitated an immediate return to Puerto...More

19  Thank RL_Adirondack_Woman
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...More

7  Thank David O
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.

1  Thank colduser
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...More

1  Thank JucaChaves
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.

5  Thank lannykho15
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,...More

1  Thank Thomas S
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Bryanladd
Hi, I'm trying to decide if it's worth while, since I can't dive anymore, to go to Tubbataha and snorkel. I'm a strong snorkeler and have done drift dives in diverse locations including the Galapagos Islands, the Philippines, Bali, Flores Is, Komodo Is, the Caribbean, Honduras, .... In your OPINION, of the dives you did, how many could a strong snorkeler have done? Were there any people who only snorkeled? Please give me the exact date of your trip and what the weather was like as well as the sea conditions. Thanks, Bryan
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Response from maskiano | Reviewed this property |
I do not think it is advisable for non-divers to waste time in Tubbataha! In fact, there are areas that prohibit snorkeling because it may cause destruction of the corals. Thisnplace is really for divers...
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Fred G
What is the price per person
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Giannina P
Hi there!, Would like to know if there's another option to go to Tubbatah without Stella Maris? Thanks!
February 26, 2017|
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Response from maskiano | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of providers. Just google them and you will be able to have a list to choose from. My suggestion is that you should keep asking before you book with any one of them. Tubbataha is really great! Just make... More
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