Dive in Tubbataha, the Philippines’ Most Biodiverse Reef!

Why We Love It

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. We love the super friendly team of this liveaboard and their professionalism.


The dive operator is in the board of SeaSave NGO, which goes to the United Nations and other global bodies to effect international change. The liveaboard is also committed to aiding local communities by providing essential supplies to those in need - food, educational materials, pharmaceutical necessities, and other commodities, which they deliver to remote areas. Single-use plastics are prohibited in Tubbataha per local regulations.

Who Is It For?

For advanced divers who like big and small. Divers are required to have a minimum of 40 logged dives, and have experience with currents. If you have the experience but not the certification, you can do the Advanced Open Water course on board - just ask us.

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What's included?
  • Twin-share or quad-share accommodation
  • Full-Board Meal Plan with in-between meal snacks and all non-alcoholic beverages
  • 18 dives in the 6 nights-cruise; 24 dives in the 9 nights-cruise
  • Return Airport transfers to Puerto Princesa
  • Philippines VAT/GST
What's not included?
  • Marine park fee: ₱5,000 (about ... EUR)
  • Nitrox if certified: $135 (about ... EUR) for 6-nights trips
  • Gear rental
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for the crew
Dive Briefing!

Marine Life

  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park comprises North Atoll, South Atoll, and Jessie Beazley Reef and is often rated as one of the world’s best diving destinations.
  • Large trevally, tuna and barracuda, grey reef and white tip reef sharks, stingrays, and marble rays can be spotted on the majority of the dive sites.
  • Green and hawksbill turtles are commonly sighted too, whilst mantas, whale sharks, and eagle rays are occasional visitors.
  • Expect to dive along with big schools of surgeonfish, rainbow runners, and sweetlips too, and of course, you'll get to see many angelfish, butterflyfish, rainbow runners, Moorish idols, fusiliers, jacks, and snappers.
  • The macro life is rich too, with nudibranchs, ornate ghost pipefish, seahorses, and frogfish to name a few.

Dive Conditions

  • Season: from April to June
  • Currents: medium to strong on some sites
  • Visibility: 10 to 35 m (30 to 115 ft)
  • Water temperature: 27° to 30°C (81° to 86°F) with some thermoclines
  • Depth: mostly deep dives

Dive Sites

  • Crossing time from Puerto Princesa to Tubbataha is between 12 to 16 hours. There is no diving on embarkation day.
  • Dive sites consist mainly of vertical walls or near drop-offs rising out of great depths, with shallow reef tops teeming with local reef fish.
  • Some of the sites you'll visit are Delsan Wreck, Washing Machine, North East wall, Shark Airport, Amos Rock, Staghorn Point, Jessie Beazley Reef, and Malayan Wreck.
  • Dives are limited to 60 minutes.

The Team

  • Operation created in 2013, operating in the Philippines since 2016
  • PADI courses available onboard: Advanced Open Water, Nitrox - asks us
  • Languages spoken on board: English, Italian, Spanish, Filipino
  • 6 people maximum per dive guide

Safety Information

  • Equipment Recommended: a 3mm wetsuit is usually enough. Note that gloves are forbidden in Tubbataha unless you have a medical condition for which you'll be asked to present a doctor's certificate. The use of reef hooks, tank bangers, and nudi pointers is also forbidden in Tubbataha.
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe which has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote
  • Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: nearest chamber is in Coron or Cebu.
Visas, Flights, and More!

Visa Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport to enter the Philippines, and a return ticket
  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the period you intend to stay
  • Most citizens do not require a visa to stay in the Philippines for up to 30 days
  • Please check current visa policies that apply for your country on Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs website

How to Get There

  • There are direct flights from Manila (MNL) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) with Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, or Philippines Airlines. Return airport transfers are organized by the liveaboard as follows:
    • Guests can check in from 14:00 on the first the day
    • Check out is at the latest at 09:00 on the last day
  • Important: We advise that all guests carry ALL dive-related equipment (including a regulator) in their check-in luggage rather than their carry-on luggage. The Philippine Office for Transportation Security includes 'scuba equipment' on a list of blunt instruments that are NOT allowed to be carried in hand luggage on flights originating in the Philippines


  • The Philippines is subject to malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. Take necessary precautions to avoid them
  • Bring reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, and a rash-guard
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