Tubbataha Reef is an exciting and renowned diving destination located in the middle of the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. It's extremely remote location, along with protection status as a National Park, and World Heritage UNESCO Site help to keep the reefs and marine life in nearly pristine condition. Tubbataha Reefs National Park consists mainly of two large atolls, the larger North Atoll and smaller South Atoll, both separated by a deep 8 km wide channel, and have nearly sheer vertical coral walls that drop to depths of over 100 meters.

As this area is located within the greater Coral Triangle, which extends from the Great Barrier Reef to Northern Philippines, and east to Borneo, the marine biodiversity in the Park is very high. Tubbataha Reef supports over 1,000 different species of marine animals, including 350 coral species and over 600 fish species, along with many cetacean and turtle species. And because of it's remoteness in the middle of the Sulu Sea, more than 100 different species of birds use the atolls as a sanctuary for nesting and migration.

You can only reach Tubbataha by boat during the short season of March to June, when the park is officially open. Therefore, liveaboard trips are the only option for divers to reach this amazing destination. Most trips depart and return to Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island, with the season's beginning and ending transition trips including either Cebu or Coron. The park is located 150 km south east of Puerto Princesa City, and takes an overnight sail to reach and return from.

As the region is only open and accessible for a few of months of the year, weather is almost always clear and calm during this season, with April and May providing completely flat seas and unimpeded visibility. Water temperatures are tropical and stay above 27 C, with visibility ranging from 15 ñ 20 meters in the beginning of the season, and then improving to 30+ meters towards the end of the diving season.

Featured boats

Tubbataha Reef, Apo Reef, Coron on-board MV SeaDoors is a probably the best mid-budget solution for any divers looking for safety and quality. CMAS Management will take care of you. Perfect for group of 16 Divers wishing to charter the boat.

Atlantis Azores is a professional steel dive liveaboard offers diving trip all around the Philippines, it can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Philippine Siren is a professional dive yacht runs by Siren Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Tubbataha, Southern Visayas, Malapascua, Southern Leyte and Bohol according to dive season, it can accommodate up to 16 guests.

The motor yacht Discovery Palawan is a spacious and comfortable vessel able to welcome 32 divers on board, offering one of the best options to discover the magic of the Philippines' islands.

Coming trips

08/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Palausport is running by a Japanese-US team, it provides professional dive liveaboard trips in Palau, Tubbataha (Philippines) and Malapascua(Philippines) according to the season, it can accommodates up to 24 divers.

08/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Tubbataha Reef, Apo Reef, Coron on-board MV SeaDoors is a probably the best mid-budget solution for any divers looking for safety and quality. CMAS Management will take care of you. Perfect for group of 16 Divers wishing to charter the boat.

08/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Solitude One is a luxurious dive liveaboard runs by Solitude Fleet, it offering dive liveaboard trips in both the Philippines and Palau according to dive seasons, it can accommodate up to 22 guests.

08/06/2019 to 15/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Atlantis Azores is a professional steel dive liveaboard offers diving trip all around the Philippines, it can accommodate up to 16 guests.

09/06/2019 to 15/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Azalea is a budget friendly dive liveaboard with German management. It offering dive liveaboard trips in Tubbataha, Coron Bay & Apo Reef, Sulu Sea and South China Sea. It can accommodate up to 10 guests on board.

12/06/2019 to 19/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Discovery Adventure is finally back to the market after a long renovation from 2014 to beginning of 2016. It offers different diving routes in the Philippines for up to 28 divers at a time.

13/06/2019 to 20/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

Stella Maris Explorer is a high standard dive liveaboard vessel runs regular dive trips in Tubbataha Reef and Apo Reef & Isla Verde area according to the seasons. It can accommodate up to 21 guests.

13/06/2019 to 20/06/2019

Tubbataha Reef

The motor yacht Discovery Palawan is a spacious and comfortable vessel able to welcome 32 divers on board, offering one of the best options to discover the magic of the Philippines' islands.

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