Tubbataha and More - 13 nights
- 25 Feb 21
- 14 days / 13 nights approx 41 dives
- 10 Mar 21
- Refer to departure port
- Refer to arrival port
- Puerto Princessa
The 40 metre S/Y Philippine Siren liveaboard was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area), you will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in waters of the Philippines.
This extended 13 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 41 dives, including up to 8 night dives. You will spend 5-6 days at the spectacular National Marine Park of Tubbataha as well as covering some of the highlights of the South Visayas such as Apo Island.
Accessible only by liveaboard, the Tubbataha Reefs were proclaimed as a National Marine Park in 1988 and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, in recognition of their outstanding universal value in terms of marine life species diversity and richness. These reefs consist of vertical walls or near drop off's rising out of great depths where hammerheads, thresher sharks and whale sharks can be seen. The shallow reef tops are teeming with local reef fish; in many places stingrays, spiny lobsters, immature manta rays and turtles are found. The Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea offers some truly amazing diving.
150km South East of Puerto Princessa, on Palawan Island, the Tubbataha reef system covers 970km², with 100km² of pristine coral reefs for divers to explore. Formed Millennia ago along the Cagayan ridge, Tubbataha consists chiefly of two atolls (North and South) and the Jessie Beazley reefs. This delicate reef system supports over 600 different fish species and over 300 coral species, whilst providing a haven for nesting hawksbill and green turtles and numerous birds. A field station on the north atoll is manned by rangers year-round and during your trip you can visit the rangers to learn more about conservation and reef protection.
Arrival Time for Tubbataha Itineraries
Guests planning to arrive at the embarkation location on the day their liveaboard commences are kindly asked to book flights which arrive no later than 12:00. Guests arriving earlier will be transferred from the airport to the meeting point and then to the vessel for embarkation at 13:00.
The authorities in the Philippines who operate the permits on Balicasag Island, which forms a small part of the Tubbataha and More itinerary, require a copy of dive certificates/ licenses for every diver booking onto this itinerary. Please ensure that you send a scanned copy of your certification to email@example.com once you have confirmed a booking. Without a scanned copy of guests' certifications, there is a strong risk that the authorities will not issue the permit. This would result in the whole boat being refused dive permissions for Balicasag Island.
Diving in Tubbataha National Park can be challenging due to its exposed location which makes it susceptible to strong currents. We recommend that guests wishing to join a Tubbataha trip on Philippine Siren be certified as PADI Advanced Open Water, or equivalent, with a minimun of 30 logged dives, preferrably with experience diving in similar conditions.
Want to go? Check out availability on this itinerary HERE >>>
For information regarding passports and visas, health or foreign office advice, please click here.
The itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.
Accepted Payment Methods:
Payments can be made over the phone by debit or credit card, or by bank transfer.
For bank transfers, our GBP bank details are:
IBAN: GB50 BARC 2068 2363 8053 01
SORT CODE: 206823
ACCOUNT: BLUE O2 LIMITED
ADDRESS: Barclays Bank PLC, 19 Princess Street 50 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, PL1 1LU
If you wish to make payments in other currencies, please contact your Reservations Consultant for the details.
For customers paying in any currency apart from USD, the final price can only be confirmed at time of booking. This is due to fluctuations in exchange rates.
Payments must be made to Blue O Two by the dates as stated on your invoice
Blue O Two reserves the right to cancel a booking at any point where payments have not been made on time.
Please view our Payment & Cancellation Terms for more information