Tubbataha National Park

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

itinerary-duration

Duration

6 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Advanced

Tubbataha National Park

Overview

Great Visibility
Something for every diver
Pristine Corals
Stunning reef systems
Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Stunning Topography
Tropical beaches
Pelagics
Pelagic encounters

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 (noon). Guests arriving earlier will be transferred from the airport to the meeting point and then to the vessel for embarkation at 13:00.

This 6 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 19 dives, including up to 4 sunset dives and in and around Tubbataha National Marine Park.

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 (dives no longer than 60 minutes). There is no night diving 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.

Extras

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.

  • Taxes & Surcharges
  • On-board extras
  • Equipment
  • Nitrox, Rebreather & Cylinder
  • Diver Training
Per person
Airport Terminal Fee (domestic)
50-220PHP
Airport departure tax (international)
750PHP
6 nights Visayas itineraries
75 USD
7 nights Visayas/ Leyte itineraries
100 USD
10 nights Visayas/ Leyte/ Malapascua
155 USD
13 nights Tubbataha & More itineraries
160 USD
6 nights Tubbataha itineraries
120 USD
Beer (per can)
2 USD
Spirits (single shot)
6 USD
Cocktails (per glass)
8 USD
Wine (per bottle)
from 30 USD
Laundry (per item)
1 USD
Massage (per hour)
30 USD
Merchandise
Prices vary
Kayaking (subject to availability)
Free

On-board pricing is subject to change without notice. While we try to keep information as up to date as possible please be aware that, although unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.

Equipment
6 nights
7 nights
10 nights
13 nights
Full equipment set*
150 USD
180 USD
270 USD
360 USD
BCD
60 USD
72 USD
108 USD
144 USD
Regulators
60 USD
72 USD
108 USD
144 USD
Mask
25 USD
30 USD
45 USD
60 USD
Fins
25 USD
30 USD
45 USD
60 USD
Boots
25 USD
30 USD
45 USD
60 USD
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
50 USD
60 USD
90 USD
120 USD
Dive Computer
30 USD
36 USD
54 USD
72 USD
U/W Torch/ Flashlight
30 USD
36 USD
54 USD
72 USD

*Full equipment set does not include dive computer or torch. If required these must be requested separately.

All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.

Price
Nitrox – 6 nights
90 USD
Nitrox – 7 nights
100 USD
Nitrox – 10 nights
130 USD
Nitrox – 13 nights
150 USD
Rebreather Supplies
Oxygen per litre
0.07 USD
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
290 USD
2L or 3L CCR cylinder set
12 USD per diving 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 Advanced Open Water
350 USD
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)
190 USD
PADI Deep Diver Speciality
290 USD
Other PADI Specialities
Please enquire*

The course prices listed are inclusive of the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).

*A range of other speciality courses are available, on request. Please contact our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course.

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.

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Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboard in the Philippines

Great diving, great boat and guests!the staff
Great diving, great boat and guests!the staff
Philippine Siren, February 2020
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Vibrant reefs even though most dive sites had lots of day boats. The crew is amazing! Happy, accommodating, playful, thoughtful (underwater birthday celebration). The food is excellent and plentyful.
Tubbataha on the Siren - wonderful experience
Tubbataha on the Siren - wonderful experience
Philippine Siren, April 2019
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Best dive guides and crew, beautiful boat and facilities. Fantastic food. Spacious cabins.
A caring & professional crew
A caring & professional crew
Philippine Siren, October 2018
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The diving was excellent, the food too (!), and the whole crew was very professional & caring. Thanks!
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Do yourself a favour and get on board
Philippine Siren, September 2018
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Not a single thing to complain about and everything to rave about. Chrissie and Jona made everything so easy, and the entire Siren crew made this "Princess Diving" at its very best. Accommodations were superb, the showers were the best after a dive, the food was absolutely excellent - chef and kitchen staff awesome. The dive boats and crew were top notch, and the support staff were simply the best. And this doesn't even start with the diving, which was fantastic (vis, temp, dive guides, and marine life). Philippines Siren is simply one of the best live aboard dive adventures going.
Magnificent Live Aboard
Magnificent Live Aboard
Philippine Siren, September 2018
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A well organised and facilitated 6 days. Departed from Cebu City. All the staff on board were fantastic and assisted without question. On board facilities are fantastic. Dive guides were brilliant and guided us around some fantastic dive sites. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Money well spent, great value and I'll be doing this again. As far as guidelines, bring your dive gear, minimal clothing and have a ball. A big thanks to the Cruise Director Chrissie, her backup Jona and all the staff on board. You are all a credit to the organisation.
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