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Tubbataha Reefs National Park - Philippines


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Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is home to some of the
most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Rising from the volcanic
depths of the Sulu Sea in the western Philippines, these magnificent
atolls encompass an astonishing diversity of marine life.

The park is an underwater sanctuary where nature thrives. Tubbataha is the Philippines’ only
marine natural park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
a place of global importance being preserved for future generations of humankind.


Tubbataha supports an unparalleled variety of marine creatures.
Colorful reef fish crowd corals growing in the shallows while sharks
and pelagics haunt the steep drop offs to the open sea.

A team of rangers are stationed on the reef year-round and, from
March until June, divers visit Tubbataha to experience the wonders of
this unique underwater world.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) lies in the middle of the Sulu Sea
and falls under the political jurisdiction of Cagayancillo, an island
municipality situated 130km to the north. The park is 150km southeast
of Puerto Princesa City - capital of the Province of Palawan - the
usual jump-off point for visitors and dive boats going to Tubbataha. It
is composed of North and South Atolls and the adjacent Jessie Beazley
Reef.

Comments

Eliel - 11/02/2008 7:02 AM
Accessible only by liveaboard. Great diving, well preserved atoll and lots to see! Best time to go is between Mar-May.

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