Tubbataha Reef

The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is widely acknowledged as the apex of Philippine Diving. It is made up of 2 Atolls separated by a deep 8 kilometer channel plus the adjacent Jessie Beazely Reef. It is guarded 24/7 by a composite team of rangers and has been recently hailed as a marine conservation model.

Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is both a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was nominated recently as one of the new 7 wonders of nature. There are only 2 small island in the park, both of which are off-limits to visitors.

This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive. Expect to encounter white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks.

This 100,000 hectare natural park is only accessible from April to June due to sea and weather conditions. This small weather window guarantees the pristine conditions of the marine flora and fauna. An average of only 1200 divers visits the park every year. Their fees contribute approximately 60% of the funds needed to protect and conserve this jewel located in the middle of the Sulu Sea.

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Transfer from the airport to M/Y Vasco. Early arrivals will have the chance to do some last minute shopping and lunch in the city. Service starts with a welcome drink and a boat briefing followed by dinner before departure to Tubbataha Reefs. The ship will lift anchor at approximately 5-6 pm.

Day 2: Arrival in Tubbataha early in the morning. One diving day includes 4 dives.

Day 3-5: Diving days in Tubbataha.

Day 6: Departure late afternoon for Puerto Princesa.

Day 7: Arrival early morning in Puerto Princesa. Breakfast will be enjoyed before transfer from M/Y Vasco to the airport.

 

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