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Why Dive Tubbataha Reef | Scuba Diving Blog

Updated: Jun 19, 2023


With the short diving season in Tubbataha Reef, Philippines in full swing, we're celebrating the UNESCO World Heritage Site by listing the top reasons to dive Tubbataha. Reachable only by liveaboard from March to June every year, this destination is well-known and sought after by scuba divers worldwide. Why? Read on!

 

Pristine Coral Reefs

Known for its stunning and well-preserved coral reefs, Tubbataha is home to some of the most diverse and healthy marine habitats in the world. The reefs feature a variety of hard and soft corals that enable a unique and thriving ecosystem.


Biodiversity

Situated in the Coral Triangle, Tubbataha boasts incredible marine biodiversity with over 600 species of fish, 350 species of corals, and numerous species of sharks, dolphins, and whales. Massive schools of fish, plus turtles, rays, and more await underwater at Tubbataha.


Pelagic Encounters

Tubbataha is a prime destination for pelagic encounters, including various species of sharks, and whale sharks. Schooling barracuda, trevallies, and jacks are common sightings around Tubbataha's reefs.


Dive Site Variety

With plenty of exciting dive sites to choose from, Tubbataha diving includes a mix of wrecks, reefs, macro, and strong drift dives. Every diver will be thrilled to experience the variety of diving available at Tubbataha Reef.

 

It's easy to see why Tubbataha is one of the most popular dive destinations in the world. With a short diving season, it's important to book a Tubbataha liveaboard well in advance, so contact the experts at Bluewater Travel to plan your trip to Tubbataha Reef!


Further Reading


Learn more about diving in the Philippines here.


Check out our guide to diving Tubbataha Reef here.



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