Tubbataha Reef, Puerto Princesa
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Witness the biodiverse wonder of Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site. Located the Sulu Sea, the reef plays home to some 1,000 animal and plant species, with plenty of manta rays, sharks, clownfish, and lionfish, plus endangered species like hawksbill sea turtles. It includes a colorful coral wall rising 100 m (328 ft), as well as two coral islands. If you like diving, don't miss the opportunity to delve into this top scuba attraction, but be careful as the currents can get strong. Above water, keep your eye out for some of the 100 bird species in the sanctuary. Make Tubbataha Reef a part of your Puerto Princesa vacation plans using our Puerto Princesa day trip planner .
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Im Juni 2018 waren wir zum zweiten Mal betaucht. Beide Male im Rahmen einer Tauchsafari. Warum ist es immer noch so toll? Es darf nur ca 3 Monate lang im Jahr betaucht werden und ist nur mit einem Saf... more »In June 2018 we were dived for the second Time. Both Times as Part of a Diving Safari. Why is it still so great? It can only be dived for about 3 Months a Year and can only be reached by a Safari Boat, as it is located about 150 km off Palawan in the Middle of the Sulusee. It is not only a Nature Reserve, but also protected by Unesco. There is a Naval Station, which then also implements the Protection. Last Year, it sunk a Chinese Fishing Trawler-after warning beforehand. Without Personal Injury, of course. So, so much for the HInterground. Tubbataha consists of a large Atoll and two small Atolls. The rise a bit out of the Water at low Tide, sometimes there are small Islands that you are not allowed to enter, because Birds breed here as well. From the Atolls it goes really into the Depths, there is good Flow, that is, big Fish full. We had large Schools of fish of Mackerel And Barracudas On the two Dives, lots of sharks, lots of Manta rays, even Hammerhead shark and Last Year three Whale sharks, two on a Prank, which then also swam through a Barracuda school. Gigantic! This Dive Area is definitely not for Beginners. In 2018, as with some Spots, had very strong Currents, so even with my over 500 Dives it got weird. The Reefs are largely intact, from time to time the Traces of Dynamite Fishing are seen from the Time before it became a World Heritage Site. May it be preserved for a long time to come. Most Safari Boats, by the way, head to a tiny Sandbank on which the Ranger Station stands. This is quite idyllic and you should also appreciate their Work.
日本人の観光客も多く、必見です。 ガイドが日本語を話せる人だったのでとても楽しい1日になりました。ジョークも最高。 more »It is a must-see for many Japanese tourists. Because the guide was a person who can speak Japanese, it became a very pleasant day. Jokes are also the best.
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