Give yourself the best vacation experience – diving, exploring and conservation research in a world class diving destination, all in a sustainable approach.
- Assist WWF Philippines and their Navorca vessel on their annual Sulu Sea program in Cagayancillo and Tubataha.
- Immerse in WWF projects by working alongside the crew and researchers in their daily work and learn about the WWF Philippines activities along with the progress (optional program).
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) boasts the best diving in the region. Located in the middle of the Sulu Sea, about 100 miles from Puerto Princesa, this Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an exclusive recluse for avid and serious divers keen on exploring Tubbataha’s well protected waters.
Attesting to the countries dedication to protect Tubbataha, a Ranger Station can be found on the southernmost tip of the North Atoll. A team of 10-12 highly dedicated crew, in collaboration with local and international scientists, regularly patrols Tubbataha’s waters to conduct periodic scientific research and monitoring.
The Cagayan Islands are located in the Sulu Sea, between Palawan and Negros, and are home to about 7000 cagayans. The capitol is Cagayancillo with 2500 people, lot of the others 30 islands are uninhibited and the atolls feel a bit like Maledives. The archipelago lies on the Cagayan ridge, a former connection from Cagayan Islands, Arena, Cawili, Tubbataha and all the way to Borneo, thousands of years ago. Ancient volcanic activities built those platforms and Islands, home to these unique reef formations and marine life.
Its unique remote location, far away from large settlements and isolation in the middle of the Sulu Sea, translates into a region of clear water with visibility of up to 40-50 meters with good conditions. Local municipality and WWF have setup Marine Park Areas, also called “no take zones”, in the last decades, with increasing numbers to protect the region. The neighboring islands also offer great diving experiences; around the Cagayan islands we count more than 500 species of fish and more than 380 species of soft and hard corals.
Among local white and black tip sharks, grey shark, different rays, Tuna, Napoleon, Bump head parrot fish and many more, there are also recent sightings of Hammerhead shark, tropical Tiger shark, Wale shark, Dolphin and Manta – Explore it yourself.
Not many boats cruise the waters of Cagayancillo, unlike the Tubbataha Reefs National Park, it is a hidden gem to discover. Besides of the diving we will visit the shore based WWF projects as well – optional for you to join, but very unique and a firsthand experience – go for it!