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Tubbataha Reef

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I will go back, take a boat -hotels arrange that and usually to 3 or 4 islands all are worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ali A
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UNESCO World Heritage Site A Place Named Tubbataha One Of The Best Marine Park in the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will go back, take a boat -hotels arrange that and usually to 3 or 4 islands all are worth it ,snorkling swimming ,food ,diving all in areas ,

Thank Ali A
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

UNESCO World Heritage Site A Place Named Tubbataha One Of The Best Marine Park in the World Testimonials 2018 From May 27th to June 12th Thank you for playing for 16 days. The original enjoyment of this trip is a perfect combination of beautiful ocean...More

Thank 900tomn
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and pristine reefs, a bit of currents but worth every fin kicks :-) will visit again. Went there with MV Sakura, a budget liveaboard, you get what you've paid for so no complaints, got food to eat, got bed to sleep, just an outdoor...More

Thank Kanjana K
Reviewed 29 June 2018 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

7  Thank maskiano
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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

2  Thank rc14dec
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

2  Thank juliokite
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

2  Thank FiveStarScuba
Reviewed 12 June 2018 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.

1  Thank ClareVS
Reviewed 4 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
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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Jake T
6 May 2018|
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
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
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