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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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The ULTIMATE DESTINATION for Any Diver

This is our third time to dive in Tubbataha and one would think that we would be so accustomed to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maskiano
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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dont do the transition trip

we were assured by many boat operators that the transition trip would not experience any weather... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rc14dec
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Mumbai, India
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“stella maris” (28 reviews)
“whale sharks” (30 reviews)
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92 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third time to dive in Tubbataha and one would think that we would be so accustomed to the surprises that the place offers and it would not merit our excitement unlike the first visit. Yet, Tubbataha never ceases to amaze any diver!!!...More

2  Thank maskiano
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were assured by many boat operators that the transition trip would not experience any weather problems even though it is on the shoulder of the dive season. they were totally wrong. we had strong winds and extremely choppy seas all through the trip. people...More

1  Thank rc14dec
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Tubataha aboard the Stela Mares Explorer in May of 2018 and everything was perfect. The boat is very comfortable and is careful and renovated with air conditioning throughout. The diving is very well planned because there are 4 dives a day (nitrox...More

Thank juliokite
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst live aboard ever! We missed a full day of diving because the boat had to turn around in order to fix a broken generator. The management was completely ineffective with communication or offering compensation. M/V Discovery Palawan is NOT worth your time. Find a...More

1  Thank FiveStarScuba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful week diving Tubbataha on Atlantis Azores. Saw 3 whale sharks and mantas, lots of reef sharks. Bug schools of jacks and barracuda. Huge fan corals and barrel sponges. The boat provided us with great service and food. Excellent crew.

Thank ClareVS
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had an excellent experiance on the MV Dolphine, she was fitted out in a really good way. The cabins had pleanty of room and the water strength in the shower was ok. The food onboard was of a very high standard and there was...More

Thank Del_Boy3059
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great diving since I manage to see my first whaleshark. Good amount of marine life but site is small for a 5-day liveaboard. Many repeating dives at same site. Mainly wall dives.

Thank ngung chia s
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We have been diving for 2 years around the Philippines and this has been the best dive spot. Beautiful reefs, thousands of colourful fish, manta rays, whale sharks... we were lucky!

Thank betty w
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Took the trip 3-9th May 2018, supposed the best time to visit in a year and it was booked 15 moths ago. Search & book (5/5): Checked with numbers of fleets and my experience with Discovery Fleets (ie. Gen) is being very responsive, whereas Stella...More

Thank 294sandy
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We stayed on Stella Maris Explorer for 6 nights mid-May 2018 staying in Room B3 which was bigger than we expected it to be. The room had a queen-sized bed, a large bathroom (by liveaboard standards) with a hot water shower. There is air conditioning...More

1  Thank TetleyJeff
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Jake T
6 May 2018|
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Response from 853canadians | Reviewed this property |
you must be an experienced diver to visit Tubbataha. there are rules to be followed. and diving conditions can change quickly. do a discovery dive at a beach resort
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Jake T
6 May 2018|
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Response from Jeny M |
Visit the site of dolphinbay-divers and check how much it cost.to do diving on tubbataha....You can only reach Tubbataha by boat during the short season of March to June, when the park is officially open. Therefore... More
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Michael Y
19 March 2018|
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Response from Alexandre N | Reviewed this property |
hi... diving in Tubbatuha starts in March and finishes by June which is the best season to dive overthere. If you are in Palawan in December, you still can have some nice dives in Coron to see amazing wrecks or El-nido... More
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