Dive in Tubbataha

    Jessie Beazley North End Tubbataha, Philippines

    Gradual slopes are rich in corals. There is also a drop-off which is undercut, giving the reef the overall shape of a mushroom. Shark sighting is guaranteed on any dive, with barracuda and Spanish mackerel as common visitors. Currents in the area can change direction within minutes.

    Jessie Beazley Reefshark Point Tubbataha, Philippines

    Jessie Beazley White Sand Cay Tubbataha, Philippines

    Jessie Beazly South End Tubbataha, Philippines

    Gradual slopes are rich in corals. There is also a drop-off which is undercut, giving the reef the overall shape of a mushroom. Shark sighting is guaranteed on any dive, with barracuda and Spanish mackerel as common visitors. Currents in the area can change direction within minutes.

    North Atoll - Amos Rock Tubbataha, Philippines

    The wall is wonderfully covered with huge gorgonian fans and whip corals and if there is some current this place is just packed with large fish! Here you can see so many sharks you'll give up on counting, mostly white tip reef sharks and gray reef sharks. There are also plenty of mackerels,…

    North Atoll - Gorgonian… Tubbataha, Philippines

    North Atoll - Malayan Wall Tubbataha, Philippines

    Adventurous divers looking for a glimpse of schooling hammerhead sharks in the deep blue choose to take the plunge at Tubbataha’s Malayan Wall.Named after the wreck of the Malayan (a small shipwreck at the beginning of the dive), divers swim out into the open Sulu Sea as far as they can…

    North Atoll - Malayan Wreck Tubbataha, Philippines

    You can see the remains of a Malayian ship that stranded here from the mooring place. You can have a strong current in one of the sides, but lots of fish will hang around there too, a large group of dogtooth tuna and even an eagle ray. On the reef top you can see moray eels, angelfishes,…

    North Atoll - Marine Park Tubbataha, Philippines

    North Atoll - Ranger Station Tubbataha, Philippines

    There is a channel going to the ranger station.

    North Atoll - Seafan Alley Tubbataha, Philippines

    North Atoll - Shark Airport Tubbataha, Philippines

    Known as one of Tubbataha’s most fertile dive sites, the Shark Airport is made up of a wide plateau at 15 m dropping off to a shelf at 25 m.Endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles can often be found searching the sunny shallows in search of corals to munch on while whitetip sharks cruise…

    North Atoll - Terraces Tubbataha, Philippines

    North Atoll - Wall Street Tubbataha, Philippines

    One of the most popular coral reef wall dives within the Tubbataha park, ‘Wall Street’ is a sheer wall dive plunging deep into the blue of the Sulu Sea. Notable sightings at the ‘Wall Street’ dive include Napoleon Wrasse, and blacksaddle coral grouper. Lucky divers have even…

    North Atoll - Washing Machine Tubbataha, Philippines

    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…

    South Atoll - Black Rock Tubbataha, Philippines

    Steep wall not covered with much corals. In-between sandy channels coming from the reef top. There are some sharks patrolling, mostly white tip reef sharks and a few Napoleon wrasses. Sometimes mantas are spotted in this area.

    South Atoll - Black Rock North Tubbataha, Philippines

    Located at the northeast corner of Tubbataha’s South Atoll, the Black Rock plateau slopes gently from 15 to 25 m in depth. Whitetip sharks can often be seen sleeping on the seabed or cruising in search of prey with a bluefin trevally in tandem.This dive is also known for sightings of 2 titan…

    South Atoll - Delsan Wreck Tubbataha, Philippines

    Named for the remains of a small ship which sank at the southeastern edge of South Atoll, this dive is known for sightings of big fish.When the current is running, grey reef sharks are often found hunting schools of fish feeding within ‘The Cut’—a 30m meter deep by 20m wide…

    South Atoll - Eiger Wall Tubbataha, Philippines

    South Atoll - Garden Wall Tubbataha, Philippines

    South Atoll - Light House End Tubbataha, Philippines

    South Atoll - Lighthouse Tubbataha, Philippines

    Steep wall and a large reef top area. Hard and soft corals, anemones with anemone fishes, lots of anthias.

    South Atoll - South West Wall Tubbataha, Philippines

    An array of staghorn coral on a short slope runs down to 15 meters and the start of the drop-off. Rainbow runners and jewfish frequent the area.

    Turtle Reef Tubbataha, Philippines

    Ancient sea turtles swims beside a coral reef garden in Palawan.

    South Islet Tubbataha, Philippines

    This area presents good drift-diving opportunities. A wide range of pelagic fishes can be seen in the drop-off, which has a depth in excess of 60 meters. Moorish idols, and crayfish can be observed in great numbers. Snorkeling is possible around the stern of the wrecked log carrier, the Delsan, but…

    North Rocks Tubbataha, Philippines

    Expert back-up both above and under water is required. A slope runs to 15 meters ending in a wall which seemingly has no base due to its depth. Big snappers and grunts that do not seem to favor the southern reef can be seen around the North Rock. Sharks are a common sight but pelagic fish might not…

    North Atoll - Bird island Tubbataha, Philippines

    This is a steep wall with overhangs, swim throughs and crevices. Some areas have sand trickling down from above like a waterfall and there is a corner where you feel strong currents coming from both sides. The reef top is quite nice with lots of hard coral heads and sandy areas in-between. There are…

    North Atoll - South Rock Tubbataha, Philippines

    Steep wall with a lot of gorgonian fans, and some overhangs. It's easy to encounter large group of tunas and longface emperors. On the sandy areas there are always a lot of sea cucumbers like the special looking Thelenota ananas. As during nearly every other dive, there are several turtles.

    Jessie Beazeley Reef Tubbataha, Philippines

    The name of this reef is also written as Jezzly Beazley on some maps. This reef lies about 23 km northwest of the Tubbataha reefs but is not protected as a Marine Park, so fishing is allowed here. The reef here is so small, you probably have visited it in two dives.This place is not sheltered at…

    Arena Island Tubbataha, Philippines

    Arena island, 89 km northeast of the Tubbataha reefs and Cavili close by are small coral islets and sand cays with fringing reefs. Arena has a lighthouse and seaweed farms.Further north lie Caluse and Cagayancillo, both surrounded by reefs. This whole area is not so nice to dive, since there has…

    Bastera Reef & Oceanic Wreck Tubbataha, Philippines

    Bastera (Maeander Reef) is a sand cay 93 km southwest of Tubbataha south island. The wreck of the Oceanic lies on the east side. Bancoran island, a further 60 km southwest of Bastera, is densely wooded and inhabited.