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Tubbataha Reef

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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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We went to Tubbataha in March on the Philippine Siren (which is a great liveaboard). The diving in Tubbataha was better than we were expecting. Extremely healthy coral, fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We went to Tubbataha in March on the Philippine Siren (which is a great liveaboard). The diving in Tubbataha was better than we were expecting. Extremely healthy coral, fish populations (including massive dog tooth tuna) and plenty of reef sharks. We also saw a couple of whale sharks, hammerheads and mantas. The water temperature can vary from 24-28C in the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This was my second time visited Tubbataha reef through liveaboard trip. The first time went back to 2007 and I was so disappointed as the marine life was very poor due to over fishing, we couldn't see any fish longer than 2 feet at that time, surely no shark at all. This time, the situation improved a lot. We could... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

This ranks among my two or three favorite dive sites. We were aboard the Philippine Siren for a week (18 dives). Among the 3 atolls we dove there was quite a bit of variety of fish. It was all about the fish as far as I was concerned, especially the pelagics. We saw a huge number of sharks from nurse... More 

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San rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We spent 7 days diving Tubbataha and Apo reefs on a transition trip on board the Stella Maris live aboard. Tubbataha reef is only available to dive for a short period from March to June due to rough conditions. Thanks to the team on the Stella Maris, we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to dive in these waters.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

5 days diving aboard the Narayana. 3 whale sharks with six encounters. 3 manta rays. Countless reef sharks of all types. Nurse sharks, silkies, and a thresher. Turtles and corals in abundance and good help. An example of how given protection reefs can recover and flourish.

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Looking at these sea creatures in their pristine and protected habitat is just so amazing! Tubbataha is just for those who could appreciate underwater and the peacefulness of in isolation. Witnessed the coral wall, colorful coral and not just a school but i would say 'college' of fishes, big and small! The school of big trevally (talakitok) swimming towards our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

the trip to the marine reserve sanctuary where they man this place 24/7 was a very cool sidetrip to see how a bunch of men can live with one another for months on end. their island comes and goes witht the tide, but the marine life is just spectacular and lives and breathes

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is one of the best dive sites I have visited. four days and five nights, pampered by the ships crew. Two people to a room, well stocked bar and kitchen. Warm water is one privilege here.

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Dorset uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Not as wonderful as it is made to sound but still beautiful and not enough time on trips to do as you would like

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Tubbataha Reef is a spectacular place to dive, and when in season, you get your fair share of turtles and lots of sharks. We had the pleasure of seeing a few whale sharks, and a short glimpse of a tiger shark in the distance. Not much macro here though, and probably not a night dive kinda place. So just sit... More 

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