Tubbataha and More

Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent - minimum 30 logged dives - comfortable in currents

itinerary-duration

Duration

13 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Advanced

Tubbataha and More

Overview

Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Pristine Corals
Stunning reef systems
Great Visibility
Something for every diver
Mountain ranges
Stunning Topography
Tropical beaches

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.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

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 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.

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 day dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive. The diving day is 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
  • Dinner
Detailed itinerary

*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.

Please note
  • 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.

Accommodation

9.7

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

No

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

Yes

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.

S/Y 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 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.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Rental equipment, Marine Park & Port fees, and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking. For our technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • On-board extras
  • Equipment
  • Nitrox, Rebreather & Cylinder
  • Diver Training
Per person
Airport Terminal Fee (domestic)
20-200PHP
Airport departure tax (international)
750PHP
6 night Visayas / Leyte itineraries
US$75
7 nights Visayas / Leyte itineraries
US$120
10 nights Visayas / Leyte / Malapascua itineries
US$155
13 nights Tubbataha / Visayas itineraries
US$160
6 nights Tubbataha marine park fees
US$120
Soft drinks
Free
Tea & Coffee
Free
Beer
US$2
Wine (per bottle)
US$30*
Spirits (per shot)
US$6
Cocktails (per glass)
US$8
Laundry (per item)
US$0.75
Massage (per hour)
US$30
Merchandise
Prices vary
Kayaking (subject to availability)
Free

*High price due to Philippines tax.

Equipment
per day:
6 nights
7 nights
10 nights
13 nights
Full set
US$ 30
US$ 150
US$ 180
US$ 270
US$ 360
BCD
US$ 12
US$ 60
US$ 72
US$ 108
US$ 144
Regulators
US$ 12
US$ 60
US$ 72
US$ 108
US$ 144
Mask
US$ 5
US$ 25
US$ 30
US$ 45
US$ 60
Snorkel
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Fins
US$ 5
US$ 25
US$ 30
US$ 45
US$ 60
Boots
US$ 5
US$ 25
US$ 30
US$ 45
US$ 60
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
US$ 10
US$ 50
US$ 60
US$ 90
FOC
Dive Computer
US$ 6
US$ 30
US$ 36
US$ 54
US$ 72
U/W Torch/Flash light
US$ 6
US$ 30
US$ 36
US$ 54
US$ 72
Surface Safety Kit
$5

*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.

Price
Nitrox
Free
Rebreather Supplies
Oxygen per litre
US$0.07
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
US$290
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 Courses
Cost:
PADI EANx- Nitrox
$190
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
$290
PADI Advanced Open Water
$350
Other PADI Specialties
Please enquire*

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).

*A range of other speciality courses are available. Please enquire with our travel team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course.
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Customer Reviews

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Best Diving of my life...great staff, ship and more
Best Diving of my life...great staff, ship and more
Indo Siren, October 2019
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There really are not words to describe what an incredible experience this voyage has been. Not only are we looking forward to sailing again in a few years on Palau Siren we are planning a trip to the dive resort Atmosphere in Negros; we were lucky to experience cocktails there one evening and one tour of the resort was all it took to sell us on it.
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Indo Siren, Sept 2018
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There really are not words to describe what an incredible experience this voyage has been. Not only are we looking forward to sailing again in a few years on Palau Siren we are planning a trip to the dive resort Atmosphere in Negros; we were lucky to experience cocktails there one evening and one tour of the resort was all it took to sell us on it.
Can't go back to any other liveaboard
Can't go back to any other liveaboard
Indo Siren, August 2018
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My dive buddy just wanted to be on a Siren boat and now I know why. The boat was very nice, with spacious cabins and ensuites and the staff was so great at taking care of us. The diving was good, including whalesharks, thresher sharks and this one dive with a huge school of sardines. There were just about as many crew members as divers and they completely spoiled us.
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