CAGAYANCILLO & TUBBATAHA REEFS

Give yourself the best vacation experience – diving, exploring and conservation research in a world class diving destination, all in a sustainable approach.
  • buddy up with WWF-Philippines’ researchers and immerse in their daily work
  • engage in sustainable activities through our diving and shore programs
  • enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, eating, sailing, kayaking and our relaxed “life aboard” atmosphere

Tubbataha UNESCO world heritage site since 1993 – Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) encapsulates every diver’s dream of experiencing one of the few remaining healthy and pristine coral reef ecosystems on the planet. We work hand in hand with local and international scientists to gain access to unexplored and less frequented areas of Cagayancillo and Tubbataha as we continue our commitment to conservation efforts in the region.

DATES, ITINERARY & BOOKING

DestinationTour NumberDatesDurationStatusSuite 1-3Master Suite
Cagayancillo and Tubbataha Reefs2020-1106. April - 15. April 202010D/9NAvailable5950 USD6250 USD
Cagayancillo and Tubbataha Reefs2020-1403. May - 10. May 20208D/7NAvailable4920 USD5160 USD
Cagayancillo and Tubbataha Reefs2020-1622. May - 31. May 202010D/9NAvailable5950 USD6250 USD
  • Prices per guest
  • Special Booking Discount for WWF Members: 250 USD/CHF
    (with proof of Membership)

IN PRICE INCLUDED

  • Transfer Puerto Princesa Airport or Hotel Pickup and return
  • Full board fine dining onboard Primetime
  • Participation in WWF research activities
  • Personalized Primetime guest services
  • Diving service, air and nitrox tanks, weights
  • Snorkel equipment with wetsuit for all guests
  • Use of Grabner Fun Board, Mega and Mustang
  • Hot and cold homemade drinks, club soda
  • Homemade local bar drinks

EXTRAS

  • Flight/Transport to Puerto Princesa
  • Padi courses / Diving equipment rental
  • Wine and spirits
  • Tips for crew (5-10%)
MAPS & NAVIGATION
TRIP NO. 2020-11
TRIP NO. 2020-14
TRIP NO. 2020-16

TUBBATAHA DIVING AREA

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is prominent for being one of the best diving spots in the region. Located in the middle of the Sulu Sea, about 100 miles from Puerto Princesa, this Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a highly exclusive recluse for avid and serious divers keen on exploring Tubbataha’s well-protected waters.

In compliance with the Philippines’ commitment to protect Tubbataha, a Ranger Station can be found on the southernmost tip of the north atoll. A dedicated team of 10-12 men regularly patrol Tubbataha’s waters in collaboration with local and international researchers in order to conduct periodic scientific research and monitoring.

Map

Gagayan Main Island
Photo: Sally Snow

Arena Lighthouse & Stilthouses
Photo: Sally Snow

Arena & Cawili
Photo: Sally Snow

Cagayan Marine Lake
Photo: Sally Snow

DIVE SPOTS

Photo: Sebastian Pena Lambarri  – unsplash.com

DELSAN WRECK (South atoll)
Delsan Wreck gets its name from a 70m long oil tanker that sunk in 1988. The wreck has since been home to large schools of oriental sweetlips and barracudas. Around a large dip along the wall known as «the cut», grey reef sharks, trevallies and occasionally tiger and whale sharks are spotted. Drift dives are usually the result of strong currents coursing through this dive site.

STAGHORN POINT (South atoll)
As implied from its name, Staghorn Point has the highest concentration of staghorn corals in Tubbataha. These colonies compete for space. Tons of green sea turtles can be spotted throughout this relaxed dive. Look in the shallows for eagle rays and devil rays. Due to its relatively calm paced dive, Staghorn point is often offered to divers as a sunset dive.

MALAYAN WALL
Named after a small shipwreck at the beginning of the dive, Malayan Wall leads divers towards a coral reef wall fit for drift diving. Moray eels, snappers, angel fish, and several species of groupers take refuge along this colorful wall. With a bit of luck, whale sharks can be found cruising along the wall, while hammerheads can be spotted out in the blue.

Photo: David Clode  – unsplash.com

Photo: Marek Okon  – unsplash.com

WASHING MACHINE (North atoll)
As its name suggest, this fast-paced dive throws divers in all directions and calls for some experience. Reef hooks are highly recommended as divers may find themselves holding on to dead sections on the reef during the dive. In doing so, they must take care to look out for heavily camouflaged stonefish or scorpionfish and sea urchins wedged in between the cracks and not damage the reefs in the process.
The strong currents however give divers potential to spot schools of trevallies, tunas and pelagics like whalesharks and hammerhead sharks. On slack tide, this site is also a beautiful spot for some good macro photography.

Photo: Primetime

JESSIE BEAZLEY REEF
One of the highlights of Jessie Beazley are the different types of sharks that can be seen while diving, from white tip reef sharks to black tips, whalesharks, hammerheads and bull sharks. Manta rays also cruise along the edge of this reef. Corals of all shapes and sizes pack this stunning reef. Meanwhile, different species of anthias add color and life. This absolutely beautiful and healthy reef ecosystem makes the perfect final stop before our departure back to mainland Puerto Princesa.

Photo: Jonas Allert  – unsplash.com

TUBBATAHA REEFS
Give yourself the best vacation experience – diving, exploring and conservation research in a world class diving destination, all in a sustainable approach.
  • buddy up with WWF-Philippines’ researchers and immerse in their daily work
  • engage in sustainable activities through our diving and shore programs
  • enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, eating, sailing, kayaking and our relaxed “life aboard” atmosphere

Tubbataha UNESCO world heritage site since 1993 – Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) encapsulates every diver’s dream of experiencing one of the few remaining healthy and pristine coral reef ecosystems on the planet. We work hand in hand with local and international scientists to gain access to unexplored and less frequented areas of Cagayancillo and Tubbataha as we continue our commitment to conservation efforts in the region.

DATES, ITINERARY & BOOKING
6. April – 15. April 2020

TRIP NO. 2020-11
10 Days / 9 Nights
– 5950 USD Suite 1-3
– 6250 USD Master Suite

3. May – 10. May 2020

TRIP NO. 2020-14
8 Days / 7 Nights
– 4920 USD Suite 1-3
– 5160 USD Master Suite

22. May – 31. May 2020

TRIP NO. 2020-16
10 Days / 9 Nights
– 5950 USD Suite 1-3
– 6250 USD Master Suite

  • Prices per guest
  • Special Booking Discount for WWF Members: 250 USD/CHF
    (with proof of Membership)
IN PRICE INCLUDED
  • Transfer Puerto Princesa Airport or Hotel Pickup and return
  • Full board fine dining onboard Primetime
  • Participation in WWF research activities
  • Personalized Primetime guest services
  • Diving service, air and nitrox tanks, weights
  • Snorkel equipment with wetsuit for all guests
  • Use of Grabner Fun Board, Mega and Mustang
  • Hot and cold homemade drinks, club soda
  • Homemade local bar drinks
EXTRAS
  • Flight/Transport to Puerto Princesa
  • Padi courses / Diving equipment rental
  • Wine and spirits
  • Tips for crew (5-10%)
MAPS & NAVIGATION
TRIP NO. 2020-11
TRIP NO. 2020-14
TRIP NO. 2020-16
TUBBATAHA DIVING AREA

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is prominent for being one of the best diving spots in the region. Located in the middle of the Sulu Sea, about 100 miles from Puerto Princesa, this Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a highly exclusive recluse for avid and serious divers keen on exploring Tubbataha’s well-protected waters.

In compliance with the Philippines’ commitment to protect Tubbataha, a Ranger Station can be found on the southernmost tip of the north atoll. A dedicated team of 10-12 men regularly patrol Tubbataha’s waters in collaboration with local and international researchers in order to conduct periodic scientific research and monitoring.

Cagayan Marine Lake
Photo: Sally Snow
Arena & Cawili
Photo: Sally Snow
Arena Lighthouse & Stilthouses
Photo: Sally Snow
Gagayan Main Island
Photo: Sally Snow
DIVE SPOTS
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