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Most definitely the jewel in the crown of diving in the Philippines, this is where it is at if you want deep walls, beautiful reefs, fish life, including big stuff and all in an environment where Nature still rules.

Right bang smack in the middle of the Sulu Sea are two rather special atolls, collectively known at Tubbataha. With Palawan to the west and Negros to the east, either way it is 98 nautical miles or, about 8 hours to the nearest land, which is Puerto Princesa.

About Diving

Tubbataha is the jewel in the crown of diving in the Philippines. Steep deep walls covered in life with anything possible to come and take a look at you. It is the last place in the Philippines where nature rules and allows you for a short while to take a peek at her underwater beauty.

Good to know

  • Best time of year: Mid March through to early June
  • Dive Qualification:Advanced, with Nitrox very good to have
  • Favourite dive sites:Delsan Wreck, Black Rock, Shark Airport
  • Sunset drinks:Discovery Palawan Cocktail bar
  • Local Highlights:The Ranger Station, see how the Rangers live.

Tubbataha – on the map

Resorts and Dive Centres

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Atlantis Azores

 ———- Atlantis Azores provides the highest standard of liveaboard in the Philippines. With their proven premium set up in service, food and comfort, its no wonder that guests return to dive some of the some of the most renowned dive locations in the country.   A purpose built liveaboard boat, the Atlantis Azores has pretty much got everything...

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Philippine Siren

The beautifully constructed Philippine Siren luxury liveaboard offers spacious and comfortable accommodation and diving trips throughout the year with a number of routes taking in Tubbataha, Visayas, Malapascua & Donsol and Leyte. There’s no doubt about it, the Philippine Siren is a magnificent vessel; with the sails up on, she is a picture postcard shot all by herself. Constructed of...

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Discovery Fleet

Discovery Fleet offers diving and non-diving programmes with two routes in the Philippines. Divers can get to see the spectacular reefs of Tubbataha, the Japanese WW2 wrecks in Coron and the rich diversity of Apo Reef. Non-divers can snorkel, island visits, beach hopping and kayak, whilst cruising around the beautiful scenery of the Philippines. The Discovery...

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