Tubbataha Reef 1



In the Sulu Sea, about 100 nautical miles east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, lies the Tubbataha Reef, which is a Philippine marine sanctuary

and open to scuba divers only three months of the year.  It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and without question, one of the greatest

diving experiences on the planet.  Only slivers of the reef are above sea level, but beneath the surface is an unbelievably rich and diverse ecosystem.

Learn more about Tubbataha at www.tubbatahareef.org



A Spotted Eagle Ray flies effortlessly overhead




Moray Eels are easily found throughout the reef







A close encounter with a Manta Ray










Many species of Anemone Fish live at Tubbataha







A Blackspotted Pufferfish




Blue Giant Clam




One of the islets is a nesting ground for Brown Boobies and other marine birds




An underwater canyon







An unbelievable variety of hard and soft corals make up the reef




Emi, Axelle, Danny, and Paul, the dive masters of Stella Maris - what a job!
















A Harlequin Fish, also known as a Many Spotted Sweetlips




Very large school of Trevally



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