Tubbataha Philippines

Mid & LATE MAY 2023

BACK TO BACK BOAT TRIPS!

DISCOVER THE CORAL TRIANGLE!

2 x 5 days of warm water, tropical diving!

We are running back to back dive trips in May next year in Tubbataha Reef Natural Park, often considered the worlds’ most pristine reef! Join us for one (or both!) 5 day trips to dive this natural wonder for yourself.

 

Tubbataha Reef Natural Park is a stunning marine sanctury located 150km south of Palawan Island, in the middle of the Sulu Sea. It was declared a UNESCO World Herritage site in 1993 due to being an excellent exmple of pristine coral reef with an extremely high density of marine species.

 

 

The Marine park is accessible to divers between March and June and due to its distance, it can only be reached by liveaboard, making it easy to control human activity, especially fishing, adding to the insane abundance of marine life.

 

With visibility usually between 20m and 30m and a water temperature of around 30 degrees, Tubbataha provides some of the best warm water diving in the world! Mantas, mobulas, eagle rays, white tips, black tips, hammerheads, whale sharks,  green and hawskbill turtles are all commonly seen here, plus huge schools of jacks, morish idols and fusiliers.

 

You can be certain there is no such thing as a boring dive!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Not include
Obligatory :
  • Entry Visa
  • Local Port Fees and Taxes
Extra :
  • Flights
  • Cabin upgrades and sole occupancy
  • Rental equipment
  • Nitrox
  • Dive courses
  • Private dive guide
  • Alcohol
  • Tonic and Soda Water
  • On Board Merchandise

6 nights

full board accomodation with 3 meals a day and snacks in between dives. Water, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Bed in a twin cabin.

5 days

of diving with up to 4 dives per days

Transfers

between local airport/hotel and liveaboard on days of embarkation and disembarkation.

Camera operator

capturing you and the amazing wildlife we come across on every dive.

Memory video

of the trip filmed over
and underwater.

Equipment

12 litre cylinder with
air fills and weights.

Photography tips

As much advice as you can ask for!
Use different cameras, get photo reviews etc

Liane will be on board helping all those budding photographers who are willing to learn. She will also be filming the trip from beginning to end to put together a memory video for all of the guests to take home.

Want to know more about the experience?

Check out the memory videos from our previous trip to the Galapagos!

ITINERARARIES - TUBBATAHA - MAY 2022

Trip 1 - Mid May
Depart : Puerto Princesa, Palawan - 9th May 2023
Arrive : Puerto Princesa, Palawan - 15th May 2023

Trip 2 - Late May
Depart : Puerto Princesa, Palawan - 25th May 2023
Arrive : Puerto Princesa, Palawan - 31st May 202

We will board the boat at 2pm on the 9th/25th, before sailing over night to the North Atoll of Tubbataha Reef

We will board the boat at 2pm on the 9th/25th, before sailing over night to the North Atoll of Tubbataha Reef

Our first dives will take place on the famous North Atoll, initially as a test dive in an easier location. Once everyone is properly weigheted, kit is tested and ready to go, we head to the North Atoll’s main attractions for next 3 days of wild diving!

On the 5th day, we will wake up in the stunning surroundings of the South Atoll, where will continue the days diving in the best these atolls have to offer. That night we have a short hop to Jessie Beazley Reef. 

Jessie Beazley is n incredible reef north of the Tubbataha Atolls, where mantas and devil rays are commonly found, as well as a host of other pelagics, although the colour and abundance of the coral reefs are also one of the main reasons this is used as a stop off. After our final dive of the day the boat will begin the trip back towards Puerto Princesa. 

Around 10am on the 15th/31st, the boat will pull back into Puerto Princesa harbour, where sadly our beautiful trip will have come to an end.

PLEASE NOTE

All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. So, the itinerary is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed.

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UNDERWATER MEDIA

This trip is designed with underwater media in mind!

Photographers and videographers, make sure you bring your cameras. In addition, those who dont yet have a camera will have the chance to test different set-ups provided by Freeflow Media.

Liane, an underwater photographer and videographer will be on board to not only to film and photograph the trip, but also to provide tips and feedback to anyone who wants to learn more about their camera, improve the shots their already taking, or wants to make the first steps into investing in their set up. 

 

Here are some of the topics she can help with:

BASIC OF
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

TOPICS

  • Natural light photography
  • Flash photography & video lights
  • Type of camera
  • Type of photography, videography & lens

UNDERWATER
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

TOPICS

  • Intro to diving with a camera
  • Underwater light behavior
  • Housing set-ups & maintenance (Pre & Post dive)
  • Photo reviews & feedbacks

The Boat : M/Y AZALEA

  • Year Built : 2005
  • Fully refurbished : 2016
  • Capacity : 26
  • Lenght : 38m
  • Breadth : 8.3m
  • Engines : 2 x Cat 764HP
  • Generators : 2 x Cat
  • Contruction Materials : Wood
  • Desalination Units : 6000Ltr/day
  • Capacity : 10 + crew
  • Lenght : 22m
  • Breadth : 5m
  • Engines : 2 x Hino Dielsel Engines
  • Generators : 2 x Cat
  • Contruction Materials : Wood
  • Desalination Units : 6000Ltr/day
  • Twin Cabins : 5
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Towel Change : Midweek
  • Living Room
  • Galley
  • Sun Deck
  • Dive School : ✔
  • Equipment rental : ✔
  • Nitrox Membrane : ✔
  • Charging Station : ✔
  • Photography Friendly : ✔
  • Compressor : 2x260Ltr Bauer
  • Tenders : 2
  • Guides : 2
  • First Aid : ✔
  • First Aiders : ✔
  • Emergency Oxygen : ✔
  • Oxygen Administrators : ✔
  • Life Jackets : ✔
  • Life Rafts : ✔
  • Tag & Dive System : ✔
  • Tender Safety Boxes : ✔
  • VHF Ship TO Tender Radios : ✔
  • Fire Fighting Equipment : ✔
  • Engine Room Fire Control System : CO2
  • AED : ✔
  • Smoke Detectors : ✔

Standard cabin: 1,980 USD

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