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Tubbataha Reef Liveaboards

Devil Ray In the center of the Sulu Sea lies the Tubbataha Reef National Park. Declared a World Heritage site by the World Conservation Union in 1993, the park is composed of 2 coral atolls separated by an 8 km wide channel. These picturesque tropical atolls, known as North and South Tubbataha, host an amazing variety of tropical reefs, turtles and large pelagics. Manta and eagle rays, white and black tip reef sharks, gray reef sharks, turtles and Napoleon wrasse are seen on many of the dives. Nurse, shovelnose, leopard and hammerhead sharks are common. Schools of jacks and snappers congregate on the wall, while sleek barracudas patrol.Make sure you visit the Malay Wreck with its amazing school of sweetlips and bumphead parrotfish. Terrain ranges from gentle slopes to sheer walls in excess of 914 meters (3000ft.)! The spectacular explosion of life and color make this an experience never to be forgotten. Visit the magnificent Tubbataha Reefs between the months of March and June. The first and last trip of the season are "Transition Trips" which are one extra day and also go to Apo Reef or Coron.

There are two sets of trips for Tubbataha, those aboard the Expedition Fleet and those on the M/Y Hans Christian Andersen.

Itinerary

Day
Regular Trip
Transition Trip
(March/April)
Transition Trip
(June)
1
Arrive PPS/Embark Arrive Batangas/Embark Arrive PPS/Embark
2
Dive Tubbataha Apo Dive Tubbataha
3
Dive Tubbataha Cuyo Dive Tubbataha
4
Dive Tubbataha Dive Tubbataha Dive Tubbataha
5
Dive Tubbataha Dive Tubbataha Dive Tubbataha
6
Dive Tubbataha Dive Tubbataha Cuyo
7
Arrive PPS/Disembark Dive Tubbataha Apo
8
NA Arrive PPS/Disembark Arrive Batangas/Disembark
Above itinerary subject to change without prior notice, dependent on weather conditions. Fuel surcharge may apply.

Grey Reef Shark

Schedule 2014

Trip Type
Discovery Palawan
Vasco Tubbataha
Transition Trip 1
March 25-Apr 1
Mar 25-Apr 1
Regular Trip
Apr 3-9
Apr 3-9
Regular Trip
Apr 10-16 Apr 10-16
Regular Trip
Apr 17-23 Apr 17-23
Regular Trip
Apr 24-30 Apr 24-30
Regular Trip
May 1-7 May 1-7
Regular Trip
May 8-14 May 8-14
Regular Trip
May 15-21 May 15-21
Regular Trip
May 22-28 May 22-28
Regular Trip
May 29-June 4 May 29-June 4
Transition Trip 2
June 5-12 June 5-12

2015 schedule below

Rates 2014/2015

(USD, per person based on twin sharing)

Discovery Palawan (Formerly Hans Christian Andersen)
All trips
Standard
$2,100
Upper deck
$2,500
Vasco Tubbataha
All trips
Standard
$1,900

Itinerary and prices subject to change without notice
Fuel surcharge may be applied at any time without prior notice

Barracudas

Details

 
Regular trip
Transition trip
Package inclusions:
  • 7 days/6 nights accommodation on board
  • Full board meals
  • 3 boat dives per day plus one night dive (except last night in Tubbataha)
  • Use of tanks, weights, belt, boat and services of a Divemaster
  • Transfers - Puerto Princessa airport to boat
  • 8 days/7 nights accommodation on board
  • Full board meals
  • 3 boat dives per day plus one night dive (except last night in Tubbataha)
  • Use of tanks, weights, belt, boat and services of a Divemaster
  • Transfers
Package exclusions:
  • Air tickets to/from Puerto Princessa
  • Gear rental
  • Tubbataha conservation fees, currently P3,000
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dive and travel Insurance
  • Fuel surcharge may apply without prior notice
  • Other incidental charges
  • Air tickets to/from Puerto Princessa and Manila
  • Land transfers in Batangas
  • Gear rental
  • Conservation fees, currently P4,500
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dive and travel Insurance
  • Fuel surcharge may apply without prior notice
  • Other incidental charges

How to Get There

Guests going to Tubbataha have to take domestic flight out of Manila or Cebu to Puerto Princessa and back. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines are flying to this route. Transition trips in March embark from Batangas, and in June disembark at Batangas. The June HCA transition trip disembarks in Cebu.

Liveaboard boatThe Boats

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M/Y Vasco
M/Y Discovery Palawan (formerly Hans Christian Andersen)

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Schedule 2015

Trip Type
Discovery Palawan
Vasco Tubbataha
Transition Trip 1
Mar 18-25
Mar 25-Apr 1
Regular Trip
Mar 26-Apr 1
 
Regular Trip
Apr 2-8 Apr 2-8
Regular Trip
Apr 9-15 Apr 9-15
Regular Trip
Apr 16-22 Apr 16-22
Regular Trip
Apr 23-29 Apr 23-29
Regular Trip
Apr 30 - May 6 Apr 30 - May 6
Regular Trip
May 7-13 May 7-13
Regular Trip
May 14-20 May 14-20
Regular Trip
May 21-27 May 21-27
Regular Trip
May 28-June 3 May 28-June 3
Transition Trip 2
June 5-12 June 5-12

 

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