Palawan & Tubbataha

The ideal Philippines region for wrecks and pelagic lovers.

The island province of Palawan is one of the most diverse and captivating in the Philippines archipelago home to rugged steep limestone rocks, white sandy beaches and rich turquoise waters creating amazing sceneries.

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The island province of Palawan including Tubbataha is the Philippines most western area and offers some of the most diverse and captivating diving within the Philippines archipelago. This region is home to rugged steep limestone rocks, white sandy beaches, and rich turquoise waters.

Palawan and its surrounding area are often described as the Philippines last frontier because of the large number of remote islands, the low population density, and the most incredible sceneries.

Coron Bay is home to the best wreck diving in the Philippines with 11 Japanese WWII ships lying in nearby waters, Coron has become a world class diving destination attracting wreck diving enthusiasts from around the globe.

Tubbataha diving holidays is the pinnacle of all diving adventures and this beautiful reef can be found approximately 50km southeast of Puerto Princesa City in the middle of the Sulu Sea. Due to the remote access and diving exposure to this area, demand for trips is always very high so we recommend always planning well in advance for this trip of a lifetime.

Tubbataha was the first National Park within the Philippines and it is undoubtedly one of the best diving destinations in the world comprising of over 100,000 hectares of protected reefs. Not only is this home to half of all the coral species in the world but the area is only available to divers during a very short season between Mid-March and Mid-June which means these healthy reefs are isolated from divers for the rest of the year.

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OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTS

Beginner, All

Nov -May

14 Nights

Macro & Reefs

From £3150

Malapascua & Sangat Island (14 Nights)

Philippines, The Visayas

Why not combine the exhilarating thresher shark diving at the wonderful Exotic Dive Resort in Malapascua with a week at the beautiful Sangat Island Resort exploring the 11 wrecks.

  • Dive with Thresher sharks
  • Ideal for small groups & clubs
  • Beachfront divers resorts
  • 11 WWII wrecks closeby
  • Pelagic Diving
  • Great variety from macro diving

Advanced

Mar - Jun

14 Nights

Pelagic & Wrecks

From £5769

Tubbataha & Sangat Dream

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

A Philippines archipelago home to rugged steep limestone rocks, white sandy beaches and rich turquoise waters creating amazing sceneries.

  • 11 WWII wrecks closeby
  • Ideal for small groups & clubs
  • Optional Manila City tour available
  • Beachfront resort
  • Pelagic Diving
  • Luxury Liveaboard

All Levels

Pelagic & Reefs

Oct-May

Philippines

UD Rating – 4 Star

Atlantis Azores

Philippines, The Visayas

The Atlantis Azores is a luxury 33 metre boat allowing you to experience the finest diving in the Philippines by offering 4 route options including Bohol, Malapascua, Cebu and Tubbataha Reef.

  • Maximum 16 guests
  • 4 to 5 dives per day
  • 4 route options
  • Dive from tenders
  • Nitrox available
  • 7, 10 and 12 night itineraries

3 Stars

Nov-May

19 Hours + Overnight

Advanced

From £2650

Sangat Island Dive Resort

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

Sangat Island Dive Resort is one of the Philippines best kept secrets with an abundance of colourful fish life and eleven WWII wrecks close by, it is a heaven on earth for every scuba diving enthusias

  • Close to 11 WWII wrecks
  • Tropical island resort
  • 300 metre private beach
  • 300 metre private beach
  • Hot springs close by
  • Secluded location

4 Stars

Nov - May

19 Hours + Overnight

Advanced

From £2750

Busuanga Bay Lodge

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

This boutique hotel is located on the island of Palawan, a nature sanctuary known worldwide for its ecological diversity and stunning physical features.

  • Where luxury meets adventure
  • PADI Dive Centre on-site
  • Nestled on the beach
  • Tours & excursions available
  • Gym & spa available
  • Close to 11 WWII wrecks

4 Stars

Nov-May

19 Hours + Overnight

Beginner, All

From £2595

El Rio Y Mar

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

The beautiful and intimate resort, El Rio Y Mar is located on a picture perfect white sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear blue waters filled with an abundance of marine life! Perfection!

  • Romantic resort location for couples
  • Just 15 cabana style bungalows
  • A’la carte restaurant menu
  • Choice of BB and HB basis
  • Very quiet location on private beach
  • First Class Service/Spa/Infinity Pool

4 Stars

Nov-May

19 Hours + Overnight

Beginner, All

From £2250

Club Paradise

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

Club Paradise is set on the beautiful Dimakya Island amidst sparkling turquoise waters filled with delights such as dugongs, green turtles and the Japanese freighter Kyokuzan Maru wreck.

  • Private island resort
  • Explore the island on foot
  • Great house reef diving
  • Dive with dugongs
  • Choice of BB or HB basis
  • Dive centre on-site

3 Stars

Nov-May

19 Hours + Overnight

Advanced

From £2295

Coron Hilltop View Resort

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

Coron Hilltop View Resort is ideally located near the airstrip and jetty, this magical resort offers peace and tranquillity with access to breath taking WW2 wreck diving.

  • 19 uniquely formed villas
  • Dive centre close by
  • Wreck and reef diving
  • Surrounded by lush greenery
  • Swimming pool & cocktail bar
  • Close to Busuanga airport

Marcelina

Friday, 17 January 2014

David and Emma Mason – Philippines Siren

Diving holidays in Coron, Philippines aboard the Philippines Siren.

David and Emma Mason – Philippines Siren

Calauit Wildlife Safari Tour


Tour Type: Wildlife Tours

Explore the Philippines’ game reserve and wildlife sanctuary in Calauit Safari Park, a 3,700 hectare island off the coast of Palawan.

Island Escapade


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Spend time with friends or a loved one on a beautiful uninhabited island. Take a pick from 3 romantic island destinations. Each has its own kind of enchantment, yet with the same romantic ambiance. Definitely not to be missed!

Island Hopping Tour


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Experience the precious ecosystems, sheer beauty and tranquility of one of the world’s great natural playgrounds, Palawan. Discover three uniquely beautiful private islands perfect for true connoisseurs of indulgently laid back escape.

Coron Island Tour


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Be enchanted by the beauty of the picturesque Kayangan Lake or take a dip at the invigorating Maquinit Hot Springs as our whole day tour brings you to Coron Town and Coron Island.

Paradise Escape Palawan & Cordilleras


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Manila + Tagaytay + Banaue + Sagada + Puerto Princesa

Visayan Loop with El Nido


Tour Type: Soft & Easy

Manila + Tagaytay + Bohol + Pamilacan Island + Cebu + El Nido

Destination Fact File

The ideal Philippines region for wrecks and pelagic lovers.

Just imagine yourself cruising along the beautiful limestone islets whilst passing by and diving multitudes of coral reefs with their wonderful pastel colours and shades of aqua greens! This is exactly what you have waiting for you in this part of the Philippines.

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Destination Details

Internal Flights & Luggage When flying between islands with Philippine Airlines you are allowed 10KG hold luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage. Excess luggage will be charged at the airport at PHP200 (VAT inclusive) per kilo - this is around £3 per kilo
Tranfer to Coron From Busuanga airport to Coron: 1 hour
Tranfer to Sangat Island From Busuanga airport to Sangat Island: 2 hours by car and boat
Tranfer to Dimakya From Busuanga airport to Dimakya Island: 2 hours by car and boat
Tranfer to El Nido From Manila to El Nido: 55 minutes on the Island Trans voyager followed by 45 minutes by boat
Transfer to Harbour From Puerto Princesa to the harbour: 10 minutes
Dive Season It is possible to dive Coron and surrounding area year round. However, you may experience some bad weather during the wet season which runs from June to September and can sometimes prevent some of the diving activities. The best diving season is from December to the end of March as this is when the sun is shining and the visibility is at its best and up to 15 metres.

Due to its isolated location, Tubbataha can only be visited on a liveaboard boat and between mid-March and mid-June when divers can experience the reefs' dramatic underwater terrain and awe-inspiring biodiversity with clear skies, calm seas and visibility between 30 and 45 metres. Due to its isolated location, Tubbataha can only be visited on a liveaboard boat and between mid-March and mid-June when divers can experience the reefs' dramatic underwater terrain and awe-inspiring biodiversity with clear skies, calm seas and visibility between 30 and 45 metres.

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Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

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Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

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