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Dive Review of Palau Sport in
Philippines/Tubbataha

Palau Sport: "World Class Diving Aboard Sturdy Vessel", Apr, 2024,

by Catherine May, ON, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 12940 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Diving:

Tubbataha overall is the most pristine diving we've had the privilege of experiencing, thanks to its limited dive season, lack of nearby inhabitation, & designation & protection as a World Heritage Site.

The diving is all about being big, big schools of fish (trevally, snapper, barracuda, & assorted smaller fish), lots of various reef sharks, dogfin tuna, turtles, bumphead parrotfish, etc. & big, unpredictable currents. The other dive group saw a whale shark, 3 mantas, & 2 divers saw a hammerhead.

The corals are wonderfully diverse, plentiful, healthy, & colourful.

Other than 2 morning dives on the last day of diving, 4 dives were offered daily, 2 morning & 2 in the afternoon. Night diving is not permitted i ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Palau Sport   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Bali, Palau, Banda Sea, Raja Ampat, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Hawaii, Maldives, Caribbean, Mexico, USA, Canada
Closest Airport Puerto Princesa Getting There Manila flight to Puerto Princesa airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-100 Ft/ 12-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 45 - 50 minute dive time.
Night diving not permitted in area. No gloves. No pointer sticks. No touching corals or critters.
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 5 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
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Subscriber's Comments

By Allen Wood in NV, US at Apr 24, 2024 12:30 EST  
Great review. Gave me some things to think about. This location is on the short list for our 2025 Philippines trip, so the info is very helpful.
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