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Tubbataha Reefs - Philippines - Only by Liveaboard!

Tubbataha Reefs - Philippines - Only by Liveaboard!

North Atoll and South Atoll


Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a marine protected area and world-renowned scuba diving site. It is home to more than 1,200 marine species, including sea grasses and algae, corals, sharks, rays, fishes, sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals. The Park is an exceptionally healthy reef ecosystem and its strong no-take level protections ensure this biodiversity stays safe.


Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is an important asset for global conservation, as 181 of the species found there are threatened to some degree, from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered. Tubbataha is made up of two atolls dense with biodiversity that serve as nesting grounds for endangered turtles and more than 100 species of birds. It is a breeding and rookery ground for many species of migratory and resident seabirds, including the Critically Endangered Christmas Island frigatebird, as well as the Endangered green sea turtles and Critically Endangered hawksbill sea turtle.


Because it’s so far from land, Tubbataha only started to feel the effects of human exploitation in the 1980’s. Recognizing its great biodiversity value, the government of the Philippines first protected the area through legislation in 1988. Protective regulations have only been strengthened since then, leading to international recognition including its Platinum Blue Park award. This UNESCO World Heritage Site might be your best bet to see whale sharks, manta rays, hawksbill turtles, hammerheads, spinner dolphins and schooling gray reef sharks all in one day.

 

Diver’s Notes

Average Water Temperature: 25° C to 29° C / 78°-85° F

Visibility: 12-36 meters / 40-120 feet

Seasonal Access Only: March thru June 

Liveaboards we offer: Seadoors, Philippine Siren, Infiniti, Atlantis Azores, Solitude One.

Five Popular Dive Sites

·      Amos Rock, also known as Southwest Rock, is one of the popular scuba dive sites found on the North Atoll of. It features a breathtaking wall that is covered in a variety of corals, including whip corals, and you will also find massive gorgonian fans along it as well. A variety of large fish, including groupers, snappers, mackerels, and even Napoleon wrasses are also found drifting in the currents of this dive site. During a dive, you may encounter sharks, such as grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks, often seen in this area.

 

·      Shark Airport, found on the North Atoll, is one of the best places for spotting a variety of marine life. Endangered sea turtles can be seen here, along with white-tip reef sharks and plenty of different corals. This relatively shallow site is also popular for night dives, during which you may get the chance to see eels, different types of pufferfish, and other nocturnal creatures. 

 

·      Black Rock is a dive site found on the South Atoll. You can follow the steep wall and see what marine life you encounter, but this site is not really known for its corals. Instead, you can wait for the sharks, particularly the white-tip reef sharks, to come out, as well as manta rays and the huge Napoleon wrasses. 

 

·      Washing Machine is named for the unpredictable currents which sometimes change direction in the middle of a dive, the Washing Machine is located at the exposed northeastern edge of Tubbataha. Known for having some of the best visibility of any dive site within the Marine Park, this dive site is home to grey reef sharks and an amazing diversity of tropical coral reef fish.

 

·      Bird Island is a very popular site that is also located on the North Atoll. There is something for everyone here, from crevices and swim-throughs to explore, as well as a steep wall with overhangs that may be home to a variety of marine animals.  Strong currents occur in certain spots, so beginner scuba divers may want to only stay in certain areas of the site or avoid it altogether. An advanced open water certificate is usually required for this site. The reef is home to a variety of different types of colorful corals, and you will more than likely find a tranquil shark resting on the sandy bottom of this breathtaking site. Eels and rays are also common here. If you get lucky, you may even see a giant ray swimming by.

Siren Fleet Liveaboard May Specials - 20% Discounts

Siren Fleet May Specials - 20% Discounts

Must Book by 31 May 2017 - Contact Us Fast...!

Fiji Siren  -  Dive Beyond the Bligh 

 

• 10 nights: 25 August - 4 September 2017  


Indo Siren  -  Komodo National Park

 

• 10 nights: 1 - 11 September 2017 

 

Palau Siren  -  Dive the Rock Islands 

• 7 nights: 21 - 28 August 2017 

 

Philippine Siren  - Malapascua & The Visayas

• 10 nights: 28 August - 7 September 2017

Magic Resorts - Philippines

Diving is great in the Philippines...! Book a trip to Magic Island or Magic Oceans Resorts. We have some great packages...! Contact us for a discounted deal to the Philippines.

Magic Island Resort

FROGFISH BONANZA

The Philippines is already very well known for frogfish, but just lately the sightings keep on coming. From large gray and green ones, to tiny little bright orange ones, the variety is quite astounding. After a dive to Pescador one diver's comment was “they’re hanging off the walls everywhere”. Take a look at some of these very special and unique creatures of the deep. Interesting fact; frogfish have an expanding stomach and can eat a fish twice its size in one gulp, they also have a voracious appetite and will even eat other frogfish. Good thing they don’t grow too big!

 

Thalatta Resort - Maluay, Philippines - Book 6 Nights, 7th Night FREE

The Thalatta Resort is offering a great special for travel between February 1 to October 1, 2016. Book 6 nights at the resort and your 7th night is FREE. The special is also extended to the dive packages.

Book more, dive more:  Book 5 dives, get 1 FREE * Book 10 dives, get 2 FREE * Book 15 dives, get 3 FREE.

Experience the Philippines underwater world with over 3000 species of fish and over 450 species of corals.

Located just south of Dumaguete City, and about a 20 minute ride from the airport, Thalatta Resrt is the perfect vacation resort for the entire family. Thalatta Beach Resort faces Apo Island and is located in Maluay Zamboanguita, close to the Apo Island Pier. 

We are offering a Summer 2016 deal valid for travel from February 1 to October 1, 2016. Book a 6 night stay and get the 7th night FREE. And for the dive package, 10 dive package gets 2 FREE dives; 15 dive package gets 3 FREE dives.

Thalatta all inclusive package for 2 divers, 7 nights accommodation, full board meals,15 dives and round trip transfers from/to Dumaguete: total for 2 divers $2000 USD.  Ask for our discount!

Magic Resorts - Philippines

Magic Resorts - Philippines

MAGIC ISLAND and MAGIC OCEAN

Just opened in July, the new Magic Ocean Dive Resort is ready for your visit.

MAGIC ISLAND RESORT - Moalboal, Philippines

We'll take you to the most beautiful diving spots in Moalboal, Philippines. Walk from the dive centre straight into the water for a dive by day or night on our fabulous house reef. We also offer a variety of PADI courses. he resort features ten spacious cottages for two persons. Five of the cottages are big enough for an extra bed if it's needed. All of the cottages have everything you need for a relaxed holiday including air-conditioning, a fan and a hot shower. Every one has a private veranda with seating and either a sea or swimming pool view. We are offering special 7 night rates and 13 night rates also available (13 nights, 10 dive days). 

MAGIC ISLAND SPECIAL OFFER 7 NIGHTS

Transfer Cebu airport - resort – Cebu airport
7 nights stay Superior de Lux cottage with aircon and breakfast
7 days full board
5 days unlimited diving
Special offer USD 1195 (SAVE USD 315 pp) 

MAGIC OCEAN RESORT - Anda, Bohol, Philippines

On July 1st 2015 our new resort will open in Anda, on the super green island Bohol. 16 bungalows are hidden in a lush green surrounding. Relaxing or diving, at Magic Oceans everything is possible. Magic Oceans Resort offers bungalows that are detached and have flower gardens all around. The balconies are big and cosy with bamboo seats and a towel rack and offer amazing views of sea and land. The energy saving air-conditioning is super-silent. Inside the bungalows you’ll find native style furniture including a king size bed and a single bed which can be used as a sofa. The cabinets include a safe for your valuables and a fully stocked mini bar and coffee and tea set. The desk has a good light above it so you can easily fix your camera. We are offering special 7 night rates and 13 night rates also available (13 nights, 10 dive days). 

MAGIC OCEANS SPECIAL OFFER 7 NIGHTS

Transfer Tagbilaran, Bohol - resort – Tagbilaran, Bohol
7 nights stay Superior de Lux cottage with aircon and breakfast
7 days full board
5 days unlimited diving
Special offer USD 1250 (SAVE USD 325 pp) 

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete Summer Sale

Atlantis Resort Dumaguete - Philippines

Summer Sale - Save 15%

Inclusions:    Accommodation in deluxe room; All meals at Toko's Restaurant (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees  are included); Coffee, tea and  filtered water are available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast); Unlimited internet access; 2 day trips to Apo Island or similar; Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives  a day including night diving; excludes equipment rental, dawn dives, additional day trips and Nitrox fills).

Exclusions: Transfers to/from embarkation/disembarkation; Marine Park Fees; Nitrox; Land Excursions.

 
Price for this vacation is US$1,639 per person including all taxes.


Atlantis provides round trip transfers between Manila and Dumaguete at a cost of $260.00 per person.  Rate includes roundtrip domestic economy airfare between Manila and Dumaguete with 30 Kg of checked luggage per person,  domestic terminal fees, private air conditioned van between international terminal and domestic terminal in Manila, round trip private air conditioned transfers  between Dumaguete Airport and resort, personal airport ‘meet and greet’, and luggage assistance.  This rate assumes at least 4 passengers traveling together on the same transfers.

Scandi Divers - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Scandi Divers & Campbell's Beach Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Seattle Dive Show Special

We have just returned from the Seattle Scuba & H2O Adventure Show with some great offerings, the Scandi Divers and Campbell's Beach Resort are two great deals. If you are looking for friendly staff, clean rooms, good food, and solid dive teams, this is your destination. And the resorts serve Starbucks coffee direct from Seattle…! How good is that? Ask for our Dive Show Discount.

We have two packages, 7 night or 12 night, including standard room accommodations, meals, and unlimited diving at either resort. Room upgrades from Standard are available. 

  • 7 Nights with All Meals $1,269 USD per person. Nitrox add $95. Single diver add $200
  • 12 Nights with All Meals $1,995 USD per person. Nitrox add $135. Single diver add $350 
  • Ground Transportation $153 USD One Way for 6 PAX

Atlantis Resorts - Puerto Galera, Philippines - Buy 1, 2nd Diver 50% OFF

Here's a great opportunity to stay at one of our most popular resorts in the Philippines, Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort. Of course our other favourite is the Atlantis Dumaguete Resort…! Now at the Atlantis Puerto Galera, book one diver and the second is 50% OFF. This offer is valid for travel through December 31, 2015. And if you are traveling solo there is a 25% discount off the usual single supplement rate.


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