Tubbataha Reef

SEASON: MARCH – JUNE

TUBBATAHA REEFSEASON: MARCH – JUNE

General Information

The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is widely acknowledged as the apex of Philippine Diving. It is made up of 2 Atolls separated by a deep 8 kilometer channel plus the adjacent Jessie Beazely Reef. It is guarded 24/7 by a composite team of rangers and has been recently hailed as a marine conservation model.
Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is both a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was nominated recently as one of the new 7 wonders of nature. There are only 2 small island in the park, both of which are off-limits to visitors.

This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive. Expect to encounter white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks.

This 100,000 hectare natural park is only accessible from April to June due to sea and weather conditions. This small weather window guarantees the pristine conditions of the marine flora and fauna. An average of only 1200 divers visits the park every year. Their fees contribute approximately 60% of the funds needed to protect and conserve this jewel located in the middle of the Sulu Sea.

TRANSITION TRIP 1

    Anilao – Apo Reef – Cuyo – Tubbataha

    EMBARKATION PORT: ANILAO, BATANGAS
    DISEMBARKATION PORT: PUERTO PRINCESA

    INCLUSIONS:
    • Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin.
    • Meals, snacks, tea, coffee, juice and drinking water.
    • Diving (4 non deco dives a day), service of a dive master, full dive tanks and weights belts.
    • Land transfer to/from the ship.
    • 16-18 scheduled dives. Subject to change depending on weather, sea, tide and current conditions.
    • 12% VAT inclusive

    EXCLUSIONS:
    • International or domestic air transportation, hotels and meals before and after the cruise.
    • Dive, travel and medical insurances.
    • Soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits.
    • Tips, laundry.
    • Diving equipment rental.
    • Nitrox fills.
    • Park entrance fees.
    • Dive Permit (US$100/person – Tubbataha | USD68.00/person – Apo Reef )

REGULAR TRIP

    Tubbataha

    INCLUSIONS:
    • Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin.
    • Meals, snacks, tea, coffee, juice and drinking water.
    • Diving (4 non deco dives a day), service of a dive master, full dive tanks and weights belts.
    • Land transfer to/from the ship.

    EXCLUSIONS:
    • International or domestic air transportation, hotels and meals before and after the cruise.
    • Dive, travel and medical insurances.
    • Soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits.
    • Tips, laundry.
    • Diving equipment rental.
    • Nitrox fills.
    • Park entrance fees.
    • Dive Permit (US$100/person -Tubbataha)
    • Fuel surcharge – USD100.00/person

TRANSITION TRIP 2

Tubbataha – Cagayancillo – Mactan

    EMBARKATION PORT: PUERTO PRINCESA
    DISEMBARKATION PORT: MACTAN, CEBU

    INCLUSIONS:
    • Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin.
    • Meals, snacks, tea, coffee, juice and drinking water.
    • Diving (4 non deco dives a day), service of a dive master, full dive tanks and weights belts.
    • Land transfer to/from the ship.

    EXCLUSIONS:
    • International or domestic air transportation, hotels and meals before and after the cruise.
    • Dive, travel and medical insurances.
    • Soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits.
    • Tips, laundry.
    • Diving equipment rental.
    • Nitrox fills.
    • Park entrance fees.
    • Dive Permit (US$100/person | USD68.00/person – Apo Reef )
    • Fuel surcharge – USD100.00/person

    Gear Rental Rates

    – BCD – USD10.00/day
    – Regulator – USD15.00/day
    – Dive Computer – USD12.00/day
    – Wetsuit:  USD7.00/day
    – Mask, Fins & Booties –   USD5.00/day 

    Nitrox Rate:

    Nitrox Special Rate (EAN32 only): USD25.00 (4 tanks) per person/day.
    – Unused tanks are non-refundable.
    – Not applicable for twin tanks.

Sample Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
    • Transfer from the airport to M/Y Resolute. Early arrivals will have the chance to do some last minute shopping and lunch in the city. Service starts with a welcome drink and a boat briefing followed by dinner before departure to Tubbataha Reefs. The ship will lift anchor at approximately 5-6 pm.
  • Day 2: Arrival in Tubbataha early in the morning. One diving day includes 4 dives.
  • Day 3-5: Diving days in Tubbataha.
  • Day 6: Departure late afternoon for Puerto Princesa.
  • Day 7: Arrival early morning in Puerto Princesa. Breakfast will be enjoyed before transfer from M/Y Vasco to the airport.
Schedules

Tubbataha 2019 – Transition Trip 2

Date Availability Price  
June 20, 2019 - June 27, 201914 of 16 slots2095 USD / slotBook Now

Tubbataha 2020 – Transition Trip 1 (9 days/8 nights)

Date Availability Price  
March 16, 2020 - March 24, 202016 of 16 slots3475 USD / slotBook Now

Tubbataha 2020 (7 days/6 nights) *April 15-23 & May 15-23 Trips (9 days/8 nights)

Date Availability Price  
March 25, 2020 - March 31, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
April 1, 2020 - April 7, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
April 8, 2020 - April 14, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
April 15, 2020 - April 23, 202016 of 16 slots3475 USD / slotBook Now
April 24, 2020 - April 30, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
May 1, 2020 - May 7, 20200 of 16 slots2688 USD / slot
May 8, 2020 - May 14, 20200 of 16 slots2688 USD / slot
May 15, 2020 - May 23, 202016 of 16 slots3475 USD / slotBook Now
May 24, 2020 - May 30, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
May 31, 2019 - June 6, 201916 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
June 7, 2020 - June 13, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now
June 14, 2020 - June 20, 202016 of 16 slots2688 USD / slotBook Now

Tubbataha 2020 – Transition Trip 2 (9 days/8 nights)

Date Availability Price  
June 21, 2020 - June 28, 202016 of 16 slots3475 USD / slotBook Now

Note: that package rates are inclusive of government 12% value added tax (VAT)

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