TUBBATAHA 3 to 4 dives a day, the classic route is 6 nights.
Departure at evening heading to East 90 nautical miles.
The marine park is made of two atolls, North and South Atolls, plus a reef called Jessie Beazley Reef. Whale sharks, dolphins, sharks, turtles and Napoleon wrasses are listed species living into the park.
We can count more than 350 coral species, 11 species of cetaceans, 11 species of sharks and, according to the UNESCO estimations, 479 species of fishes .
We find the largest density of white tip reef sharks in the world, many pelagic species such as dog tooth tunas, Jack fish, barracudas, also manta ray, guitar shark, whale sharks, and green sea turtles.
The dives site are mostly infinite coral gardens, surrounded by deep walls more than 100 meters. Hammerhead sharks , tiger sharks , whale sharks can be seen in the blue, and manta ray, turtles, huge pelagic shoals like baracudas or jack fishes are mostly seen on the reefs.
The itinerary and the dive number can be modified by the diving Director acording to the local conditions.
The Boarding is 13H.....17H at Port of Puerto Princesa , from the airport or from your hotel in Puerto Princesa a guide will drive you to the boat, embarkement, briefing, and presentation of your cabin.
Dive 1: TUBBATAHA Checkdive on a very healthy reef with stairs of giant coral tables. It will be our first interaction with sharks and other reef fish..
Dive 2: TUBBATAHA Drift dive on a wall covered by seafans, we often see hamerhead Sharks. Grey sharks and whitetip Sharks are always in the area. The very nice reef gives refuge to nurse shark. We end the dive on the wreck with Bumphead Parrotfishes . The spot of Wall Street is on a sharp corner in powerful current appreciated by the grey sharks and schools of juvenile sharks. Night dive on Malayan Wreck with the Bumphead Parrot fishes and the turtles.
Dive 3: TUBBATAHA extraordinary night dive on Malayan Wreck with bumped parrot fishs, marble ray and pygmy seahorses as well..
Dive 4: TUBBATAHA In the blue we'll find school of hammerheads coming from the deep, the dive ends on a magnificient plateau darken by shool of jacks..
Dive 5: TUBBATAHA special dive site with a large crack on the reef. This is a hunting place for all type of predators. We can be surprised by anyof the big predators as tiger sharks or hammerheads... The dive contiinue drifting on a magnificient plateau of corals..
Dive 6: TUBBATAHA a drifting scuba dive above a shinning white sand plateau in contrast with Japanese gardens, the sun lightning the corals give an extraordinary dimension to this dive..
Dive 7: TUBBATAHA .
Dive 8: TUBBATAHA To dive to enjoy the huge manta ray cleaning station. This is a long drift dive (hundreads meters) where we can be surprised by anythingas big pelagics, Tiger sharks, hammerheads grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and black tip sharks..
Dive 9: TUBBATAHA Strait wall with strong currents, we can observe whale shark passing but as well manta rays, grey reef sharks, hammerheads... The dive ends on the manta cleanning station..
Dive 10: TUBBATAHA Looking for school of hammerhead sharks in the blue, we continue on a magnificent coral plateau under the shadow of school of jack fishes. .
Dive 11: TUBBATAHA The biggest cleanning station in Tubbataha reefs is a perfect dive site for the divers. It's a drift dive on an healthy plateau where any sighting can happen as silky sharks, schools of grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks. The most lucky divers will see whale sharks or even the guitar shark.
Dive 12: TUBBATAHA It's a deep wall covered by seafans on hundreads meters. We'll be looking for pymy seahorses.
Dive 13: TUBBATAHA North East corner of the North Atoll where currents are meeting. This drift dive allow the mostluchy divers to see the whale sharks and to pass through schools of jack fish or barracudas.
Dive 14: TUBBATAHA Extraordinary ambiance on this plateau covered by acropora tables.
Dive 15: TUBBATAHA It is an outside reef in the north west of the atolls. An outstanding atmosphere for a dive with extreme feelings. Hammerhead sharks, silky sharks and grey sharks are frequent. The coral garden, very protected makes gigantics stairs of acropores . The current is there sometimes strong and attracts the big pélagiques and the whale sharks to eat plankton.
Dive 16: TUBBATAHA
Dive 17: TUBBATAHA A special wall covered by soft corals and barrel sponges. We'll meet reef sharks and school of juvenile sharks as well.
Return to Port of Puerto Princesa, the disembarkation is from 08H.....11H, we will drive you to the airport or to your hotel in Puerto Princesa
The route can undergo modifications according to the weather conditions or the safety conditions . The description of the dives is based on what we were able to observe regularly, but every dive is different
TUBBATAHA LIVEABOARD Your contact: Pierre Laurent phone 639176885182
Departure from Puerto Princesa heading to the East, 90 Nautical miles, more or less 10 to 12 navigation hours , to reach Jessie Beazley reef and the Tubbataha Atolls .
Your arrival at Puerto Princesa airport must be scheduled on early afternoon.
Your return flight must be scheduled on early afternoon to respect the security interval (last dive 1 pm previous day)
Boarding time: port of Puerto Princesa from 1 to 5 pm
Disembarking time: port of Puerto Princesa from 8 to 11 am
The boat is docked to the seaport of Puerto Princesa. You must be on board at 6 pm for the Tubbataha Management briefing . The boat sails at 7 pm .
THE TRANSFERS TO THE BOAT
They are included .
We wil pick you up at the airport at your arrival, or at your hotel around 1 pm and 5 pm. (the exact time of your transfer will be sent to you by email one week before departure)
The disembarkement is from 8 to 11 am we will drive you to the airport or to your hotel.
THE LOCAL FLIGHTS
If you come from Manila, you can reserve on-line local flights on www.cebupacificair.com, www.philippineairlines.com
Don’t forget to ask for an extra bagage weight (up to 30 KG a person)
Airport of Puerto Princesa, 10 minutes away from the boat.
Boarding: port of Puerto Princesa between 1 pm and 5 pm
Disembarking: port of Puerto Princesa between 8 am and 11 am
CRUISE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE
Seadoors sails at 7 pm
Electricity 220 Volt, international electric plugs, towels are provided
Water temperature 28 to 30 degrees celsius , Shorty or wetsuit 3 mm
There are 8 passenger cabins, all spacious and confortable, with many storage spaces, a desk, many portholes, they are air conditioned, all cabins have a private bathroom and toilets, hot water, the towels are provided. All cabins have two beds lower couple bed and upper single bed.
We acomodate only two persons in each cabin.
THE DELUXE CABINS. N1 N2 (Extra charge 50 Euros per person)
The two deluxe cabins are on the first deck, near the salon, They are the biggest, they allow an access to the bed by both sides.
THE STANDARD CABINS ON THE FIRST DECK. N3 N4
These two cabins are located on the first deck on the front of the boat.
THE STANDARD CABINS ON THE SECOND DECK. N5 N6 N7 N8
These four cabins are located on the second deck, between te dining room on the back and the Wheelhouse on the front.