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DISCOVERY PALAWAN TUBBATAHA LIVEABOARD
Destination: Tubbataha, Philippines
Starts: Puerto Princesa Port, Philippines
Ends: Puerto Princesa Port, Philippines
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.
Itinerary for Tubbataha Trip
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.
Tubbataha Travel Information