The Great Tubbataha 2015

Tubbataha – world class diving in the Philippines ( Late March – Mid June)

 

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is recognized as being the best diving destination in the Philippines .

This 100,000 hectare natural park is only accessible from Late March to Mid June due to sea and weather conditions.

Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is both a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was nominated recently as one of the 7 wonders of nature.

This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive. Expect to encounter  white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks.

A Tubbataha  dive safari  on the Discovery Fleet is the perfect way to explore the wonders of this special
Place and during this period the ship turns into a full-fledged diving live aboard whose activities center around diving exclusively.

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Itinerary  for Tubbataha only liveaboard

Day 1 -> Guest embarkation, lift anchor in the evening. Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Day 2 -> Diving in Northern part of the North Atoll
Day 3 -> Diving in Southern Part of the North Atoll
Day 4 -> Diving in Southern part of the South Atoll
Day 5 -> Diving in Northern part of the South Atoll
Day 6 ->  Diving in Northern part of South Atoll, lift anchor after 4th dive for Puerto Princesa
Day 7 -> Disembarkation after breakfast, 8am onwards

*Itinerary is subject to change  due to Tide Tables and Sea conditions.
Transition Trip Batangas to Tubbataha

Day 1 -> Embarkation at Batangas Int’l Container Port (between 2-4 pm)
Day 2 -> 3 dives in Apo Reef (no Night dive)
Day 3 -> 3 dives in Cuyo Islands (No night dive)
Day 4-6 -> 3 dives per day /1 night dive TRNP
Day 7 -> 3 day dives (no night dive) TRNP
Day 8 -> Disembarkation after breakfast, 8am onwards

 

Transition Trip Tubbataha to Batangas

Day 1 -> Embarkation Puerto Princesa Port (Between 2- 4 pm)
Day 2-5 -> 3 day dives/1 night dive  in TRNP
Day 6 -> 2 dives Cuyo
Day 7 -> 3 day dives Apo Reef
Lift anchor after 3
Day 8 -> Disembarkation Batangas Int’l Container Port after breakfast, 8am onwards

 

*The Discovery Fleet will make best efforts to follow the established itineraries but reserves the right to change it due to sea conditions, weather and safety considerations during the actual voyage.

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photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

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Photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tubbataha Route Schedules/Rates – 2015

For the Transition trip to Tubbataha , Port of embarkation is Batangas Int’l Port. Disembarkation will be Port of Puerto Princesa

For Regular Trips, Ports of embarkation & disembarkation is Puerto Princesa (PPS)

For the Transition trip at the end of the season, Port of embarkation is Port of Puerto Princesa. Disembarkation will be at  the Batangas Int’l Port.

Guests are requested to be on board by 4 pm.  There will be  a boat briefing at 5 pm and ship will lift anchor by 7 pm.
On the day of disembarkation, guests are disembarked after breakfast . (8 am onwards)

Round trip airport to ship transfers are provided only from Puerto Princesa.

 

Tubbataha (March 18 – June 12, 2015)
Puerto Princesa – Tubbataha
ROOM CATEGORY DIVE PACKAGE (Tubbataha)
USD
STANDARD ROOMS USD 2,100
UPPER DECK ROOM USD 2,500
Prices based on double occupancy. Single occupancy surcharge of 50%

 

Schedule 
7 Days/6 Nights (extendable by 1 or 2 days for full charters)
DATE TRIP

AVAILABILITY

March 18 – 25,  2015 ( Batangas-Apo Reef-Cuyo-Tubbataha-PPS ) Transition Available
March 26 – April 1,  2015  Regular Available
April 2 – 8, 2015 Regular 10 pax
April 9 – 15, 2015 Regular Available
April 16 – 22, 2015 Regular Available
April 23 – 29, 2015 Regular Available
April 30 – May 6, 2015 Regular 15 pax
May 7 – 13, 2015 Regular Available
May 14 – 20, 2015 Regular Available
May 21 – 27, 2015 Regular Available
May 28 – June 3, 2015 Regular Available
June 5 – 12, 2015 ( PPS-Tubbataha-Cuyo-Apo Reef ) Transition 22  pax
** “Optioned” means that the date has been reserved and we are just waiting for the deposit.
*Maximum 32 divers.

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
Welcome drinks

Tea, coffee and juice

Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower

Full-board meals (buffet) for the whole cruise, excluding drinks.

Tubbataha: 3 day dives and 1 night dive (except on the last day in Tubbataha), tanks, weights, weight belt, boat, services of a divemaster.

Roundtrip transfers from Puerto Princesa airport/hotel within PPS  to boat and back.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
Rental of snorkel – and dive gear

All beverages and mineral water

Park Fees which will be collected in advance and to be included in your invoice:

Tubbataha Park Fee: USD75 per person

Diving Transit Cruises: USD118 per person

Note:
Above schedule is subject to change without prior notice and dependent on sea and weather conditions.

Northern Routes depart every Saturday and Tubbataha is every Thursday unless otherwise indicated.

Corkage Fee: USD10 per bottle

 

Photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

Photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

 

Violet C. Imperial    

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfitNGO)

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