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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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Narayana Liveaboard In Tubbataha

We had a fantastic trip diving Tubbataha with Narayana. Besides the natural beauty of Tubbataha, we... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
mantaandsharks
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Manila, Philippines
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Stella Maris

I can't say enough good things about Stella Maris. Great customer service from my correspondence... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
moodbeast
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San Francisco, California
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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 April 23, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic trip diving Tubbataha with Narayana. Besides the natural beauty of Tubbataha, we loved it for the following reasons: - the boat offered an intimate environment with a relatively small size group (ours was 10 divers). The crew was extremely friendly and...More

2  Thank mantaandsharks
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Stella Maris. Great customer service from my correspondence with Janis, to the crew: Nori, Chard, my guides KF and Shao. The food was fantastic! My room was spacious and well appointed. The dive briefings, rental equipment, chase boats...More

2  Thank moodbeast
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I went on a liveaboard in Stella Maris. The crew and ship are awesome and the diving was astonishing to me. The corals are in very good condition and there are thousands of small and big fish (sharks, tuna, jacks) around you on every single...More

2  Thank Stefan D
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

From a liveaboard in this price range I expect two things: great diving support and great dining. Atlantis Azores delivered on both counts. The crew were very efficient and the new ops manager, Ferg, has things running very smoothly. Our dive guides were very skilled...More

2  Thank Brazeneyes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

That's definitely the best reef I've ever seen. Is a bit far from land and it's a bit overpriced, but if you love diving, or even snorkelling, you can't miss it

3  Thank ternus13
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We are a family of divers and we are lucky to have gone diving in Maldives, Yap-Micronesia, El Nido, Amanpulo, Great Barrier Reef, and the Red Sea, among others, and we can categorically say that nothing compares to Tubbataha Reef! It is unfortunate that the...More

11  Thank maskiano
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Tubbataha is a gem that very few people have access to - the diving season is only 4 months - March to June. Liveaboard is the only option as it takes 10 hours to get there. Wall and drift diving, pelagics galore - turtles, manta,...More

2  Thank Dipen M
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I suspect that the majority of Tubbataha bound U.S. divers choose the Atlantis Azores or Siren liveaboard. After extensive research, I chose Stella Maris. My travel agent at Dolphin Destiny was weary of this decision, and encouraged me to reconsider. I went back to the...More

10  Thank cooper-smith1
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Boat trip need to be booked in advance. Only limited number of boats is allowed there. Diving is great. Some big fish is there (manta, wale shark) but also lots of macro.

1  Thank gepo2015
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Tubbataha is one of the world's diving gems. The rating reflects how I feel about Tubbataha. Read on for info to help you choose your liveaboard. This was going to be a great trip aboard the Flying Dolphin. Only 5 guests, so we had 3...More

23  Thank RL_Adirondack_Woman
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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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Bryanladd
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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