Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is the most remote and pristine reef in the Philippines. It is only accessible by liveaboard, and this UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts some of the richest biodiversity in the world. It boasts 360 species of corals, 13 species of dolphins and whales, 11 species of sharks, and countless fantastic critters! With only nine liveaboards holding a permit to go to Tubbataha, these spots are highly sought after and sell out quickly, so plan your trip early.
The dive operator donates to the NGOs Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), Marine Research and Conservation Foundation (MARECO), and Manta Trust to support research and conservation of whale sharks, turtles, sharks, and rays. Scientists are invited onboard as well to conduct research. Single-use plastics are prohibited in Tubbataha per local regulations.
For advanced divers who like big and small. Divers are required to have an Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent, a minimum of 30 logged dives, and have experience with strong currents. If you have the experience but not the certification, you can do the Advanced Open Water course on board; just ask us.