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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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dont do the transition trip

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

Reviewed today
rc14dec
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Mumbai, India
the best diving of all philippines

We were in Tubataha aboard the Stela Mares Explorer in May of 2018 and everything was perfect... read more

Reviewed yesterday
juliokite
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Madrid, Spain
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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 today

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

Thank rc14dec
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just finished a week of diving aboard Seadoors and we loved every minute of it! The boat is clean and comfortable, the beds comfy. The staff will assist you whenever you require help. The cruise was sold out; we were a...More

1  Thank 853canadians
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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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