It has become recognised as one of the most remarkable coral reefs on our planet. Divers can experience the reefs’ dramatic underwater terrain, awe-inspiring biodiversity and encounter large marine animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays.
|JESSIE BEAZLEY||Gradual slopes are rich in corals. There is also a drop-off which is undercut, giving the reef the overall shape of a mushroom. Shark sighting is guaranteed on any dive, with barracuda and Spanish mackerel as common visitors. Currents in the area can change direction within minutes. The site is divided into parts namely the North End, Reefshark Point, White San Cay and the South End.|
|NORTH ATTOLL||The wall is wonderfully covered with huge gorgonian fans and whip corals. Here you can so many sharks but mostly it’s white tip reef sharks and gray reef sharks. here are also plenty of mackerels, snappers, some large groupers, several Napoleons. This area is great for night dives but check the current here before diving. This area has is abundant in sceneries that you will be amazed everytime you turn around. These sites are namely the Amos Rock, Bird Island, Gorgonian Channel, Malayan Wall, Malayan Wreck, Marine Park, Ranger Station, Seafan Alley, Shark Airport, South Rock, Terraces, Wall Street and Washing Machine.|
|SOUTH ATOLL||This area has a lot of sharks, but fret not because they are the good kind. Most of it are the whitetip and grey reef sharks. Mantas and titan triggerfishes are also spotted in this area. Remains of a small ship, namely the Delsan Wreck can be found in this area. Like the North Atoll, this are also has a lot of sites which are the ff: Black Rock, Delsan Wreck, Eiger Wall, Garden Wall, Lighthouse and the South West Wall.|
|TURTLE REEF||Visibility in this are is very good. Accessible by riding a boat. Ancient Turtles are the main attraction here that swim beside the coral reef gardens.|
|SOUTH ISLET||This area presents good drift-diving opportunities. A wide range of pelagic fishes can be seen in the drop-off, which has a depth in excess of 60 meters. Moorish idols, and crayfish can be observed in great numbers. Snorkeling is possible around the stern of the wrecked log carrier, the Delsan, but care is necessary because of the currents.|
|NORTH ROCKS||Expert back-up both above and under water is required. A slope runs to 15 meters ending in a wall which seemingly has no base due to its depth. Big snappers and grunts that do not seem to favor the southern reef can be seen around the North Rock. Sharks are a common sight but pelagic fish might not be plentiful as elsewhere in Tubbataha. The corals are good, particularly to the northeast of the site.|
|ARENA ISLAND||Arena island, 89 km northeast of the Tubbataha reefs and Cavili close by are small coral islets and sand cays with fringing reefs. Arena has a lighthouse and seaweed farms. Further north lie Caluse and Cagayancillo, both surrounded by reefs. This whole area is not so nice to dive, since there has been a lot of dynamite fishing and large parts of the reefs are destroyed.|
|BASTERA REEF & OCEANIC WRECK||Bastera (Maeander Reef) is a sand cay 93 km southwest of Tubbataha south island. The wreck of the Oceanic lies on the east side. Bancoran island, a further 60 km southwest of Bastera, is densely wooded and inhabited.|
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