Abundant marine life
Stunning reef systems
Something for every diver
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.
Maps & Itinerary
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.
This extended 13 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 39 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.
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.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive (No night dives in Tubbataha). The diving day is usually scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
- Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.
- As well as the Tubbataha National Marine Park highlights above, you will also visit some of the Southern Visayas sites such as Apo Island
- The use of gloves, reef hooks, tank bangers or pointers is not permitted in Tubbataha National Marine Park.
- Tubbataha Marine Park Authorities have banned all single use plastics, including drinks bottles, plastic bags and wrappers on all vessels. Guests are therefore requested to bring their own reusable drinks containers. Alternatively, you can purchase an Eco Tumbler onboard.
- The use of drones in Tubbataha National Marine Park is prohibited unless a permit has been obtained in advance from the Tubbataha Management Office.
The 40 metre 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.
Philippine Siren is the largest vessel in the Siren fleet to date, welcoming up to 16 guests in eight cabins: Two fixed doubles, four fixed twins and 2 cabins that are flexible doubles/twins. Each cabin is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning units and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. For added luxury, towels are provided.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Marine Park & Port fees, Rental equipment, Nitrox and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Airport Terminal Fee (domestic)
Airport departure tax (international)
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Tea & Coffee
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Kayaking (subject to availability)
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
U/W Torch/Flash light
*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.
Packages available from US$11.50 per day
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
CCR cylinder set – 3L or 2L cylinders
US$12 per day
On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
PADI EANx- Nitrox
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
PADI Advanced Open Water
Other PADI Specialties
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
Please note that the course prices listed above include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).
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