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Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An amazing variety of marine life is found here ranging from colourful reef fish, spiny lobsters, immature manta rays, and turtles in shallow waters to shoals of Moorish Idols, jacks and snappers in the deep. The sheer walls are covered in huge barrel sponges and gorgonian sea fans. On patrol nearby, barracuda, tuna and reef sharks can be seen with manta rays and eagle rays, grouper and sometimes hammerhead sharks passing by. This area is best explored by liveaboard in season (Mar-Jun).

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: spotted eagle ray, scalloped hammerhead shark, white-tip reef shark, black-tip reef shark, reef manta ray

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Tubbataha Liveaboard

Liveaboards visit this remote area of the Philippines in season, offering access to world-class dive sites. Discover colourful reef fish, manta rays and turtles, and experience a thrilling drift dive with sharks.

  • When to go: Mar-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,495 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip
Suggested liveaboards are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

S/Y Philippine Siren

A traditional 40 metre long phinisi, this is one of the most spacious vessels in the Siren Fleet. A variety of itineraries are available throughout the Philippines, depending on the season.

Atlantis Azores

This luxurious liveaboard offers a number of seven and ten night trips throughout the year in different areas of the Philippines, including Malapascua, Tubbataha Reef and the Visayas. A great option for groups.