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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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Divers dream

Two dive boats go from Puerto. Moonshadow ( German speaking) and Sakura ( English speaking) both... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas G
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
BEST EVER

This is one of the best places to diving. I went with the people but when they diving i snorkeling... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
MAU1967
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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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 3 weeks ago

Two dive boats go from Puerto. Moonshadow ( German speaking) and Sakura ( English speaking) both good rides and both know what they are doing. Prices check their internet sites

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed July 22, 2017

This is one of the best places to diving. I went with the people but when they diving i snorkeling ( Not the same !! ), but all the people ( amateurs and profesionals ) said this is one ot the best. Other good place...More

1  Thank MAU1967
Reviewed July 15, 2017

Excellent and pristine reefs with colourful coral and big fish. On 6 days of diving had whale sharks on 5 days. One of the most cleanest reefs I have ever seen in my life. Well protected and abundant with fish and live coral. Saw Whale...More

2  Thank premc69
Reviewed July 14, 2017

This was my first liveaboard experience and I LOVED IT! Divemasters were some of the best I have ever met. Our boatman was so helpful and thoughtful which made gearing up a breeze for me. By the end of the first day , I already...More

3  Thank sandralight
Reviewed July 9, 2017

I visited this reef system last year; I was not disappointed this year. The reef is in pristine condition and guarded day and night by Philippine wildlife rangers. Spent several days on this magnification reef. Despite late in the season the weather and seas were...More

Thank mantamoon
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Nature was not cooperating and all boats had to go to the same spots due to strong winds and currents in other spots. This made for some crowded dives, but the boats successfully tried to organise themselves. Due to the weather visibility was often low...More

1  Thank mnm_travelling
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Spent a week diving in the amazing Tubbataha Reef nature reserve on board the M/Y Sakura. Tubbataha Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage marine reserve, protected since the 80's. It is composed of extinct underwater volcanoes forming “true atoll” structures. The reef is remote and...More

Thank Shmuel8070
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Myself, my husband and 2 friends spent a week diving in Tubbataha with the MY Resolute liveaboard (formerly called MY Vasco - which is still the name of their website). As we have done scuba diving trips in Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, and Central America, we...More

1  Thank vancouvergirl14
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Tubbataha Reef is magnificent. The corals are large and healthy, the fish variety and size of schools is large, the visibility is 20m+ (usually even 40m is no problem), and it offers the chance to see the "big boys" too if you're lucky. You are...More

5  Thank omrini
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

One of the best liveaboard dive trips one can do in a truly amazing reef system. Remote with lots to see and experience. MY/Sakura liveaboard was fantastic. Not a huge boat, but definitely one I'd use again due to the size of the boat, great...More

2  Thank Steven T
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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 22, 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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