• Watch Tubbataha's newest video

    Witness one of nature's greatest spectacles in this latest video of Tubbataha Reefs. Learn more of its unique features that are truly beyond beauty

  • Tubbataha to seek PSSA Designation

    Escalating shipping activities in the Sulu Sea pose imminent threats to the park's values. A Particulary Sensitive Area designation in now being sought from the IMO. Read more

  • Tubbataha, now a Flyway Network Site

    Conservation of seabirds in the park is strengthened with the inclusion of Tubbataha in the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership.

  • World's Premier Dive Site

    Tubbataha is known for its extraordinary biodiversity, abundant marine life and breathtaking drop-offs into the open ocean. Experience the world's best-dive Tubbataha.

  • Beyond Beauty

    Located at the heart of the Coral Triangle, Tubbataha plays an important role in the larger ecosystems. Learn more of its unique features beyond beauty.

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Dive Tubbataha

Since divers discovered Tubbataha in the late 1970s, it has become recognised as one of the most remarkable coral reefs on our planet. The CNN travel website, cnngo.com, ranks it among the top eight dive sites in the world.

Because of its isolated location, Tubbataha can only be visited on a liveaboard boat. Divers can experience the reefs' dramatic underwater terrain, awe-inspiring biodiversity and encounter large marine animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays.

As a visiting diver you play a key role in Tubbataha's future, as your conservation fees provide the funds we need to protect the park from illegal exploitation.

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HawksBill Turtle

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), one of seven marine turtle species in the world and one of five in the Philippines, is thriving in Tubbataha!

Named after their beak-like mouth that is used for crushing, biting and tearing off their favorite food – the sponges – Hawksbills are otherwise highly valued for their shells. For centuries, their amber colored carapace (upper shell), with a striking pattern of light and dark streaks and mottled brown-black colors radiating to its sides, were targeted as tortoiseshell material used in jewelry-making, furniture and other ornaments. >>

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