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Dive Review of Infiniti Liveaboard in

Infiniti Liveaboard: "Great diving in Tubbataha", Jun, 2022,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 11959 has 3 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We had been to Tubbataha in 2016 (on the Azores) and always wanted to go back. Pre-Covid, it seemed like the boats to Tubbataha booked up years in advance. We booked spots on back-to-back weeks on the Infiniti for May/June 2022 in Feb/March. It is my understanding that the Infiniti started running sometime in 2018 or 2019, not that long before Covid. The owner is based in Washington state/British Columbia. The first week that we were on the boat was the first week that they ran after Covid and the owner was there when we first arrived. He seems very committed to getting the boat running smoothly and running a class operation. (He did not stay for the trip. I guess he was there to check on everything before the boat left.)

The diving was generally great, although we remember bigger schools of fish and more sharks when we were there in 2016. We also remember more dives with crazy currents on the previous trip so it is possible that the currents affected some of the sightings of pelagics. We saw lots of grey reef sharks and white tip reef sharks. One manta and one whale shark the second week; none the first week. Reefs are healthy. Lots of so ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, GBR, Fiji, British Columbia, Monterey, Puget Sound, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Lake Superior, Solomon Islands, St. Croix, St. Vincent, Socorro, Cuba, Lembeh etc.
Closest Airport Puerto Princesa Getting There short flight from MNL.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco; dives mostly limited to about 60 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments See above re: camera room. There was a dedicated rinse bucket for cameras and electronics on the dive deck. Since diving was off pangas, you had to get your camera on to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory S Bruce in WA, US at Jul 07, 2022 10:55 EST  
Excellent report and thanks for taking the time to write it up!
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