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Tubbataha Reef is home to the best diving in the Philippines. Liveaboards start in mid-March and run until June for six night and five diving days. Great walls, fantastic reef life and close shark encounters all make for a fantastic dive experience.

Why not join us on our March 28 to April 3, 2019 guided tour, aboard MY Resolute. U$2200 per person plus park permit.

March 28 to April 3, MY Resolute
U$2200+ park fee.

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Dive Tubbataha with Frontier Scuba, Mar 28 to Apr 3, 2019

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More about Tubbataha Reef and it's marine life

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Tubbataha is located 150 kilometres southeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. All our safaris start in PPS and we can help book domestic airfares from Manila or Cebu City.

Tours start with an overnight boat ride from PPS. We arrive in the morning ready to dive. Dives are made from speedboats and the main boat only moves during the surface interval to maximize dive time. Most of the dives are spectacular wall dives and at some times in the season there can be strong currents.

If you are not an advanced diver already, you must be an advanced diover with at least 40 logged dives. If you are short of dives you have from now until March to get logging !

Under each boat heading we have put more about the boat, the rate, schedule & current availability. As the boats can fill quickly please email us for the latest availability

 

MY Resolute

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MY Resolute

M/Y Resolute is a Philippine registered Dive and Pleasure Yacht. She has been cruising in the Philippine waters since 1998 and is currently one of the longest running live-board vessels in the country with a highly experienced crew.

Resolute carries just 16 divers and so is a more intimate experience than some of the larger boats visiting Tubbataha

As a former trawler Resolute is an exceptionally stable boat and ideally suited to off-shore diving. The rear deck has plenty of space for gearing up and briefings. Dives are made from two speedboats. The rear deck also fresh water deck showers for rinsing off after the dive

The sleeping area has eight cabins, each with twin bunks. The en-suite bathrooms are shared between two adjacent cabins. Meals are taken on the forward top deck and are served buffet style.

 

MY Resolute - U$2200 per person, twin share

2019 Dates
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March 20 - 27 Transition Trip 5 places
March 28 - April 3 Regular 8 places
April 11 - 17
Regular 4 places
April 25 - 1 May
Regular 10 places

 

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Dive Tubbataha with Frontier Scuba
April 25 to May 1
MY Vasco - U$2200 per person plus park fee

We have ten spots available and if we can get at least 8 divers then one of us will join you as another guide.

We love Resolute as a dive boat. The hull is a true ocean going design which makes for very stable sailing. The rear deck is also extremely large, with just a short step down to the speedboats. No squeezing to find room, or steep stairs to get into the dive boat.

Diving will be made in the largest speedboat, with both Resolute divemasters as guides. This means that we can split up during the dives. Divers wishing to go a bit deeper, or photographers will love the chance to dive in a smaller group.

The rate includes airport van transfers, twin share cabin, all meals, coffee, tea & drinking water and fup to our dives a day.

Exclusions: drinks, marine park permit [$100] nitrox and equipment rental

The five days means that we can have a flexible itinerary, hit almost all of the dive sites and diving the best sites several times. On the last day we have the option to dive Jessie Beazley Reef, depending on dive conditions.

Email Rick and book your adventure now !

 


 

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Package Inclusions

  • Van transfers from / to PPS airport
  • Full board accommodation in a twin share cabin.
  • Meals, snacks, tea,coffee and drinking water.
  • Diving - up to four dives a day, service of a dive master,dive tanks & weights belts.

Package Exclusions

  • Dive, travel & medical insurances - please note that we require all divers to have dive insurance and highly recommend general travel insurance.
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits
  • Tips, laundry
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Nitrox fills
  • Park fee of $100

 

 

Marine park mapTubbataha Reef (Tagalog: Bahurang Tubbataha) is an world heritage site and a Natural Marine Park in the Sulu Sea comprising two huge atolls and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef.

The marine park is located 150 kilometres southeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. All our safaris start in PPS and we can help book domestic airfares from Manila or Cebu City.

Tours start with an overnight boat ride from PPS. We arrive in the morning ready to dive. Dives are made from speedboats and the main boat only moves during the surface interval to maximize dive time. Most of the dives are spectacular wall dives and at some times in the season there can be strong currents.

If you are not an advanced diver already, we advise getting advanced diver, nitrox and drift diver training.

 

Tubbataha Reefs are considered to be the global center of marine biodiversity and have the best diving in the Philippines. The reefs have beautiful corals and tropical fish and are home to large sharks, rays and barracuda. It's remote location and short window of good weather helps protects the fish life.

Reef sharks are common, with blacktip, nurse, grey reef and whitetips on most sites. It is also possible to see larger animals such as whale sharks, manta rays, as well as the occasional tiger shark and hammerhead

The reefs serve as a nesting ground for sea turtles. Both green turtles and hawksbill are seen on almost dive site.

 

We love all of the dive sites, but some of our favourites would be

South Atoll

  • Staghorn Point - great for a late afternoon dive
  • Dalsan wreck - sharks, sharks, sharks and lovely for the first dive of the day and good for a full day of diving
  • Black Rock - if strong current the big stuff comes out. If you are lucky maybe even an hammerhead shark.

North Atoll

  • Shark airport - as the name suggests sharks, but also great fish life in the shallow water
  • Seafan alley - beautiful wall with gorgonians and turtles in the shallows
  • Malayan wreck - beautiful fish life, bumphead parrotfish and sharks sleeping on the sand
  • Wall street - great fish life and lots of sharks

Jessie Beazley

  • Two dives - SW and NW points - Jessie has the most fish life of all of the reefs. Good for up to four dives and always good viz. However, currents can be strong and difficult to hide from, so it's usually done at the end of the safari, at the discretion of the boat captain.

 

 

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Mar 28 to Apr 3, 2019
MY Resolute

 

U$2200
per person twin cabin

plus park permit