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Tubbataha National Marine Park Philippines 2024

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Tubbataha Reefs National Park comprises North Atoll, South Atoll and Jessie Beazley Reef and is often rated as one of the world’s best diving destinations by those who have been fortunate to dive there.

 

When: Two trips available, chose one or both.

             Option 1 departing on 20 March 2024
             Option 2 departing on 27 March 2024

What: 6 - Night Itinerary aboard the Philippine Siren.

Cost: 3912 USD per person based on double occupancy - *Airfare not Included*

Dive sites consist mainly of vertical walls or near drop offs rising out of great depths, with
shallow reef tops teeming with local reef fish. The angelfish, butterfly fish, rainbow runners,
moorish idols, fusiliers, jacks, snappers and sweetlips follow you around, while stingrays,
marble rays, spiny lobsters and juvenile reef sharks are also common sightings in many places.
There are several species of turtle known to inhabit the waters of this gigantic natural park; the
most commonly sighted being green and hawksbill.


Large trevally, tuna and barracuda as well as grey reef sharks and white tip reef sharks can be
spotted patrolling the reefs on the majority of the dive sites, while manta and eagle rays are
occasional visitors. Groupers and wrasse flourish here and sightings of hammerheads and silver
tip sharks have been amongst the large elasmobranchs spotted by guests of the Siren Fleet
during our cruises.

In addition to breath-taking dives, you will have the opportunity to visit the ranger station on the North Atoll to learn more about the marine protection of the area.

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The Boat

The 40 metre Philippine Siren liveaboard was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area),

you will find no other diving liveaboard as beautiful in waters of the Philippines.

This itinerary involves some long distance travel to and from Tubbataha National Marine Park
and, although we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad
weather can affect cruising time and may impact on the number of dives that are possible.
Number of scheduled dives: Up to 19

Marine park and port fees are 120 USD pp.

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PAYMENT
SCHEDULE

1st Deposit:

898 USD due upon booking.

2nd Deposit:

391 USD due 1st June 2023

3rd Deposit:

1056 USD due 1st Sept 2023

Final Payment:

1567 USD due 1st Dec 2023

*Please note*

Price is Per Person

Airfare is not Included.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

NOTE NO REFUNDS

Total cost of each spot is 3912 USD, there are no refunds. Be sure to get travel insurance to cover any foreseeable and unforeseeable need to cancel!

No liveaboard company refunds any deposits at any time, or for any reason.

We will attempt to fill the spot for the remaining balance since the liveaboard company reserves the right to place a random diver on the boat.  

You can see photos of the boat below. All rooms are the “same" but some are closer to the stairsand/or further from the engine room.


●  Meeting point for embarkation: Hotel Centro, Puerto Princesa at 12:30
●  Embarkation Point: Baywalk Pier, Puerto Princesa at 13:00*
●  Disembarkation Point: Baywalk Pier, Puerto Princesa at 10:00


Transfer from Puerto Princesa Airport and local hotels to Hotel Centro, and from Hotel Centro to Baywalk Pier are provided free of charge on embarkation day.
Transfer from Baywalk Pier to local hotels or Puerto Princesa Airport is provided free of charge upon disembarkation at 10:00.Transfers from and to hotels and resorts outside of the Puerto Princesa area can be arranged for an additional charge.


*IMPORTANT*


●  It is imperative that all guests are ready to embark at 13:00
●  Before Philippine Siren can depart from Puerto Princesa, a mandatory check by the coasts guards, and briefing by the Tubbataha Management Office must be conducted when ALL guests are on board.
●  If the briefing and coast guard check are not accomplished, the boat cannot leave the port.
●  Crossing time from Puerto Princesa to Tubbataha is between 12 - 16 hours; any
delays to departure due to late arrival of guests may result in Philippine Siren being
refused permission to leave port or in dives being missed.


Marine & Port Fees: 120 USD per person
It is a mandatory requirement for all divers to have insurance which covers scuba diving activities, including emergency evacuation and recompression

chamber costs.

Participation in this liveaboard itinerary is subject to acceptance of our Terms & Conditions as outlined here: www.masterliveaboards.com/terms-conditions


Minimum dive certification and experience
Diving conditions in and around Tubbataha are not suitable for entry level or inexperienced divers due to strong currents, deep walls and surge.
Divers wishing to join our Tubbataha itineraries are required to have Advanced Open Water certification*, or equivalent, with a minimum of 30 logged dives and experience in strong currents.

Guests who do not fulfill the minimum certification and experience requirements may be denied participation in some or all dives.


Tubbataha Reefs Information


The following are prohibited in Tubbataha:
●  All Single use plastics Dive operators are mandated to follow the No-Single-Use
Plastics which includes all drinks in plastic bottles, snacks in plastic wrappers, etc.
●  Diving with gloves (unless for medical reasons)*

●  Use of reef hooks, tank bangers and nudi pointers
●  Use of drones without a permit
●  Dives longer than 60 minutes
●  Night dives
∗guests who have medical issues and are advised to wear gloves for protection underwater
must carry medical certificate for this purpose. There is no exception to this rule.

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Interested on joining this liveaboard trip?

Click below and let us know your interest and we will be in touch with more detailed information  about this trip.