Tubbataha in a Nutshell
This isolated and protected marine park can only be reached by liveaboard. It has a short diving season of only 3 months per year. Known for its biodiversity and its dynamic underwater terrain, Tubbataha Reef also hosts large marine animals such as sea turtles, manta rays, and a variety of sharks.
Tubbataha is a UNESCO World Heritage site, playing an important role for fish spawning and breeding. It hold signifiicant importance in terms of marine life species diversity and richness. It consists of wall dives - dropping down to the deep blue where numerious shark species can be seen. As you move more shallow, you'll find the never-ending reef fish species, lobsters, stingrays, mantas and turtles. Some divesites hold strong currents, while others are more relaxed.
To sum up - its just fantastic. Each divesite boasts it's own things to see. Whether your looking to see mantas and sharks - check out "The Washing Machine" - North Atoll to ride the currents and see all the big-stuff. Or if you are a fan of macro, get some great shots at "Malayan" - Tubbataha Reef, for some nudibranchs, crabs and shrimps. More of a coral person? Don't forget to dive "Seafan Alley" - North Atoll which is just filled with gorgonian sea fans (keep a lookout for pygmy seahorses!)
It is only possible to get there via liveaboard. Due to this, topside activites are limited to whatever entertainment your dive organization has to offer. Better bring a book and some sunscreen!