Tubbataha Reefs National Park's Scuba Diving

Tubbataha Reefs National Park is a protected marine park in the Philippines washed by the Sulu Sea in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated on the Cagayan ridge which used to be an underwater volcano. The reef is divided into 3 atolls: 2 big and 1 small. The National Park is extremely popular with divers thanks to its excellent visibility and abundant marine life. Here you can see picturesque, pristine coral reefs. Tubbataha is a centre of biodiversity where you will encounter a plethora of flora and fauna representatives. This is a breeding ground for sea turtles. The National Park is a unique place where you will get an unforgettable diving experience.

Getting There

You can reach the Tubbataha Reef National Park by flying from Manila to Puerto Princesa, then taking a taxi or a bus to the dock and going by boat. The journey will take over 10 hours.


The climate of the Tubbataha Reef National Park is suitable for diving all year round. But the park is open only from March through June when the average air temperature reaches +30-32 °С, and the water temperature is +28-30 °С. During that time, you will be guaranteed calm sea and excellent visibility. The warmest water is in May.

Dive Spots near Tubbataha Reefs National Park

Reefs, rocks, walls and wrecks are the main dive spots of the Tubbataha Reef National Park. The following sites enjoy great popularity: Amos Rock, Black Rock, Shark Airport, North and South Tubbataha. A small Delsan Wreck is lying at a depth of 10-30-meter and boasts excellent conditions for drifting.

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Tubbataha Reefs National Park