Diving Packages in the Philippines: Cebu Island and Tubbataha Reef

The Filipino archipelago, known as the Philippines, is one of the biggest tropical archipelagos in the world. It is composed of thousands of islands and islets, sheltering amazing landscapes and unbelievable underwater marine life.

The archipelago is bathed by the Sulu Sea in the West, the Sulawesi Sea in the South and the Pacific Ocean in the east. All the area of the Sulawesi Sea is the only place on earth which was unaffected by the last ice age ; this incredible fate makes the place the only place in the world where some species are endemic (specific) to the place. Marine biologists are discovering new underwater species every year in this unique ecosystem.

The variety of marine life in the Philippines is simply magical and this underwater tropical paradise is host to an incredible amount of stunning life, from the huge pelagics (manta rays, whale sharks, barracudas) to the tiny beautiful inhabitants of the coral reefs. Water is warm and very clear with visibility ranging around 20m (65ft) or more.

We recommend land based diving packages in Cebu and liveaboard diving cruises in Tubbataha reefs off Puerto Princesa in Palawan or the Visayas Islands.

Tubbataha reef off Palawan in the Philippines, classified "World Heritage" by UNESCO , is one of the best remote dive sites in the world, with walls coming up from some 3,000 meters to the surface.

The clarity of the water and the extremely rich marine life is second to none, and Tubbataha reef has become a diver's logbook must. Access to the reef is from Puerto Princesa in Palawan and divers will be picked up at the airport following their Manila domestic flight. They will be then transferred to the vessel. For divers already in the area, pick up will occur on departure day from your hotel within Puerto Princesa town's limits. If divers stay outside the city, please meet the vessel at the pier by taxi in early afternoon on departure day.

We can arrange the return domestic flight Manila / Puerto Princesa (PPS) if needed, just let us know.

Land based Diving Package: 7 nights in Cebu

Accommodation in resort, breakfast, 10 boat dives with tanks, weights and Divemaster

Price: 550 US$ per person in twin/double accommodation

Liveaboard Diving Cruises in Tubbataha with the MV SeaDoors

Saturday to Saturday, 6 nights cruise

Tubbataha season from Mid-March to mid-June every year

Price: 1,720 Euros per person

Price includes: transfers from and to airport in PPS, accommodation in twin/double cabin, all meals, 20 dives, tanks, weighs and dive guide

Price excludes port and park fees: 78 US$ per person for Tubbataha reef

From mid-June to November the vessel transfers to the Visayas Islands in the region of Cebu/Bohol.

Then in November and December, cruises are run in the Puerto Galera zone.

7 nights Visayas cruise: 2,050 US$ per person + park fees

7 nights Puerto Galera (Verde Island) cruise: 2,000 US$ per person + park fees

Liveaboard Diving Cruise Tubbataha on board the MV Vasco

Price: 1,900 US$ per person + park fees

Liveaboard Diving Cruise Tubbataha on board the MV Palawan Discovery

Price: 2,100 US$ per person in twin/double cabin + park fees

6 nights diving trips with departure on Thursdays, return on Wednesdays.


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