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

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Thomas G
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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This is one of the best places to diving. I went with the people but when they diving i snorkeling... read more

Reviewed 22 July 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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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 22 July 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 15 July 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 14 July 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

7  Thank sandralight
Reviewed 9 July 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 2 July 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 1 July 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 28 June 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 31 May 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

7  Thank omrini
Reviewed 31 May 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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jysel2011
9 November 2017|
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Response from daaktur | Reviewed this property |
Sipadan is great. But Tubbataha is way better! It has more of everything. More fish, more coral, most of which is pristine, more sharks, more turtles, and more diving. The problem with Sipadan is that they restrict the... More
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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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