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Liveaboards in Tubbataha Reef

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in the Philippines has been growing in popularity as a liveaboard destination. This UNESCO World Heritage Site[1] is renowned for its out-of-this-world biodiversity and is often referred to as the best place to dive in the Philippines.  There are now around a dozen Tubbataha liveaboards to choose from, from mid-range to luxury.

Tubbataha Reef is easier to get to compared to other world-class liveaboard destinations in the Coral Triangle, namely Raja Ampat, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Fly internationally into Manila (MNL) then take another short flight to Puerto Princessa (PPR). Most liveaboards will pick you up at the airport, either for free or with a reasonable surcharge.

A Tubbataha Reef liveaboard is the only way to dive in this protected marine park. Note that the diving season in Tubataha is brief, lasting only from March to June, with some transition from trips offered before and after each season. Book your Tubbataha liveaboard trip early to secure your spot!

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The rates shown below are per person in USD. Some of the operators quote in other currencies and the pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest exchange rates.

While Tubbataha might not have the marine life density that Raja Ampat is famous for, the "big fish" action in Tubbataha is more prominent. At certain dive sites, divers can see plenty of sharks, various types of rays, the occasional whale sharks. Macro photographers can find smaller marine life like nudibranchs, ornate ghost pipefish, seahorses, and frogfish.  

  • Diving Season: March to June 
  • International Airport: Manila (MNL)
  • Local Airport: Puerto Princessa (PPR). Some liveaboard trips may begin or end in a different location.
  • Water Temperature: 80-86˚F (26-30˚C)
  • Wetsuit: 3 mm wetsuit
  • Required Diving Skill Level: Intermediate level/min. 20 dives recommended. Strong currents might be present at some of the sites.

Learn more about  Scuba Diving in Tubbataha Reefs, or for a similar destination, check our guide to Wakatobi National Park.

LIveaboards in tubbataha REefs

Bluewater Travel can help you book a liveaboard in Tubbataha, and over 30 other destinations in the world at the same price or even lower than booking any other way. We know the boats, cabins, diving, and logistics better than anyone else in the industry. Email us today or leave us a message through the live chat box to start planning your dream dive vacation in Tubbataha! 


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