Now is the right time to dive into the world-renowned Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

You need to hurry up and get your fins on because optimal conditions for clear skies, calm seas and 30-40 metre visibility are from now to mid-June.

What awaits you once you get there?

Schools of tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks swim over massive coral walls that descend more than 100 metres down. More than 600 species of fish, 360 species of coral, 100 species of seabirds, and 13 types of dolphins and whales coexist in their underwater playground.

How has the Tubbataha Reefs avoided the bleached-out fate of other reefs in the Coral Triangle? There are two answers.

Firstly, the reef’s remote location in the middle of the Sulu Sea, southeast of Banwa Private Island. Secondly, a Filipina woman called Angelique Songco. Angelique first dived at the reef as an instructor, 40 years ago. Although by that time the reef had already been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, she witnessed first-hand fishermen using dynamite and cyanide for fishing while gathering turtle and bird eggs.  She was so distressed that in order to rectify the situation, she became the Director of the Tubbataha National Park Management Board. Thanks to her passionate efforts alongside her band of committed ex-army officers,  the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park not only survives but is one of the best dive sites in the world.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is accessible from Puerto Princesa by private yacht or when booking a liveaboard dive boat. Due to its remote location, a minimum of three nights and four days is needed for an authentic Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park dive experience.

To experience an adventure in an extraordinary underwater garden that has defied the odds of survival – now is the right moment to dive right in! Banwa Private Island is a great stop-over after a dive excursion for a perfect private island R&R reward.

For more information and enquiries, please contact the Reservations team through mobile/WhatsApp: +639178882864 or send an email to [email protected]

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