Here you have some of the reasons of why we have decided to add Tubattaha ( Philippines ) to our Solitude One’s liveaboard diving service.
It’s no surprise that scuba divers would want to experience Tubbataha firsthand. Recently nominated as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the Natural World’, this marine protected area is home to a staggering wealth of biodiversity.
It is located in the Sulu Sea, Philippines – at the geographic centre of world marine biodiversity – lies an underwater nature reserve that is considered both a mecca for scuba divers, model for coral reef conservation and the largest marine protected area (MPA) in the Philippines.
Tubattaha Reefs Natural Park contains roughly 10,000 hectares of coral reef, lying at the heart of the Coral Triangle - the global centre of marine biodiversity in keeping our oceans alive.
Scientists have been visiting these reefs since the 1980s, and their research has shown that Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is home to no less than:
600 species of fish
360 species of corals (about half of all coral species in the world)
11 species of sharks
13 species of dolphins & whales
100 species of birds
And also nesting Hawksbill & Green sea turtles.
Since it was discovered by divers in the late 1970s Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) has been considered one of the most extraordinary dive sites in the world, a dream trip for most scuba divers.
It is only reachable by boat, as everyone knows MV Solitude One will be there, starting in 2016…book NOW and don’t allow anyone to tell you the beauty of Tubattaha live the experience by yourself!