Imagine diving in the middle of the Sulu sea to find a massive school of mamsa or jacks, whale sharks, manta rays, barracudas, sharks, and more--all alongside massive reefs that resembles a rich, underwater mountain! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Philippines’ best diving location and one of the best in the world thanks to its beauty and biodiversity.
What to expect when you're there: Reserved for more experienced divers, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is only open to the public during the dry months, normally from March to June. As it is in the middle of the Sulu Sea--and with its sandbars being off-limits!--the only way to travel and stay in Tubbataha Reefs is via liveaboard or a boat with all the amenities you would need to spend a few nights.
Most trips take about 5 days and can be booked in any number of safe, accredited dive operators from Puerto Princesa City. Make sure to follow all the guidelines and packing lists provided by dive operators to best prepare for this remarkable dive experience!
Make sure to include Malaya and Delsan Wreck, Black Rock, and Shark Airport to your itinerary!
How to get there: The only way to the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is via a liveaboard and dive tour, usually taking off from Puerto Princesa City. Make sure to book your dive trip to one of the most beautiful dive spots in the world with reputable dive operators in Palawan and follow their safety regulations to make the most of your trip and to protect the marvelous Tubbataha Reef.