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Travel Period
Jun 01,2017 - Jun 07,2017
Booking Period
Sep 06,2016 - Sep 17,2016

DISCOVERY PALAWAN TUBBATAHA LIVEABOARD

Travel Date: 1 June 2017 - 7 June 2017
Destination: Tubbataha, Philippines
Starts: 
Puerto Princesa Port, Philippines
Ends: Puerto Princesa Port, Philippines

 

INCLUSION

  • Y
    Welcome drinks
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    Tea, coffee, Juice (morning only), Filtered Water
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    Full-board meals (buffet) for the whole cruise, excluding drinks. (Starts with Dinner on the first day; Ends with Breakfast on the last day)
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    Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower
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    Tubbataha: 4 dives per day (except on the last day in Tubbataha), tanks, weights, weight belt, boat, services of a Dive Professional.
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    Free use of VHF Radio with GPS – NAUTILUS LIFELINE (for divers only)**
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    Roundtrip transfers from Puerto Princesa airport/hotel within PPS City to boat and back (hotel must be within 10km from port within PPS City)

EXCLUSION

  • N
    Flight ticket 
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    Dive and travel insurance
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    Rental of diving equipments
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    Nitrox
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    Transfer outside Puerto Princesa City
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    All beverage, alcohol and mineral water
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    Tubbataha Park Fee: USD100 per person
 

POLICIES

  • 1
    No refunds, cancellation or ammendments allowed upon confirmation of bookings.
  • 2
    In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.

About

Discovery Palawan | Philippines Liveaboard 

Built in 1972 in Groningen, Holland as a three-masted schooner that cruised the Caribbean. She was later rebuilt as a navigation training ship then refitted in 2006 with a new and more powerful engine with all modern navigational equipment. She was moved to the Philippines to serve as an adventure cruise ship. In 2013, she was renamed Discovery Palawan and underwent a USD 1.5 million renovation for a fresh, modern look.
 

The Discovery Fleet offers full diving and non-diving programs. Avid divers can expect a full day of scuba diving the spectacular coral reefs, wrecks and marine life of this sun-kissed archipelago while their non-diving companions have a full day or snorkeling, island visits, kayaking and beach hopping.

Diving

Itinerary  for Tubbataha Trip

Day 1: Guest embarkation in Puerto Princesa Port between 2 – 4pm, lift anchor in the evening.
Day 2: South of North Atoll (Dive sites: Ranger Station, Amos Rock, Wall Street)
Day 3: South of South Atoll (Dive sites: Delsan Wreck, Southwest wall, Triggerfish City)
Day 4: North of South Atoll (Dive sites: Black Rock, T Wreck, Ko-ok)
Day 5: North of North Atoll (Dive sites: Shark Airport, Seafan Alley, Washing Machine)
Day 6: Malayan Wreck of North Atoll and Jessie Beazley
Day 7: Disembarkation in Puerto Princesa Port after breakfast, 8am onwards.
 

 

Diving In Tubbataha

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is recognized as being the best diving destination in the Philippines .

 

This 100,000 hectare natural park is only accessible from Late March to Mid June due to sea and weather conditions. 

 

Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is both a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was nominated recently as one of the 7 wonders of nature.

 

This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive. Expect to encounter  white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks.

 

A Tubbataha  dive safari  on the Discovery Fleet is the perfect way to explore the wonders of this special place and during this period the ship turns into a full-fledged diving live aboard whose activities center around diving exclusively.

Travel Info

Tubbataha Travel Information

 

Embarkation

The ship embark for Tubbataha between 6-8 pm on the day of departure. Arriving guests are picked up at the Airport and transferred to the ship, assigned a dive crate and checked into their rooms.
 
They have the whole afternoon at leisure to take in the city attractions, go last minute shopping for toiletries. A pre- departure briefing will be done during the evening of arrival when guests will be asked to fill out forms and sign waivers, be given boat assignments and informed of dive schedules as well as ship/park safety regulations and procedures.
 
Disembarketion
On the day of arrival, the ship is usually in port by 6 am and guests are disembarked after breakfast . 8 am is the usual disembarkation time but guests who have later flights are free to remain on board until airport transfer time.
 
Airport Transfer
Puerto Princesa Airport/ship transfers are included in your package.
 
Getting There
The jump off point is the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. This city is accessible by daily flights from Manila and flights from Cebu City on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays.