Scuba diving in Tubbataha Reef

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From Boat
Diver level
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 25 m
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 20 m

Located in the middle of the Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reef is a part of National Marine Park of Philippines that is proud of its healthy coral reef. This dive site is composed of 2 reefs, featuring some great swim-throughs, walls, rocky and sandy bottoms. The current is often strong and changes a lot, which makes Tubbataha Reef a good spot for drift diving. Tubbataha Reef has a lot to offer when it comes to diverse marine life.

When to go

The diving season around this site lasts from March till June, but other times when the sea is not too rough are available as well. The water temperature is within the range of 26-28C/85-92F, while the air temperature is about 27-30C/89-98F.

What to see

Such species like frogfish, lionfish, wrasses, jacks, barracudas and mackerel can often be spotted around here. The most exciting inhabitants of this dive site are large sea turtles.

Reachable from

Puerto Princesa

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