Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park

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' first national marine park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a place of global importance being preserved for future generations of humankind.
 
Credits to the original uploader
Tubbataha has become a popular site for seasoned sports divers because of its coral "walls" where the shallow coral reef abruptly ends giving way to great depths. These "walls" are not only wonderful diving spots but they are also wonderful habitats for many colonies of fish.

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. 

The Tubbataha National Marine Park is open to live-aboard diving excursions between the months of April to June. It is in this period where the waves are most calm. As of March 2011, the park entrance fee is pegged at USD $75.00 or PHP 3,000.00. Due to global warming, it is advised that divers book their trips towards the middle or end of April as the waves are still strong and may cause problems for dive excursions and underwater visibility.

Although the sand bars around Tubbataha are considered off limits to human beings, tourists are allowed to set foot at the Ranger Station where they can purchase souvenirs and tour the facility.

Credits to the original uploader
If you want to know more about Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park, you can visit
 their site by following this link.
  • Stumble This
  • Fav This With Technorati
  • Add To Del.icio.us
  • Digg This
  • Add To Facebook
  • Add To Yahoo

11 comments:

Ferry I said...

bagus sekali pemandangan bawah lautnya itu

Hariyanto said...

great blog and nice share post :)
happy visiting here

Health Information said...

nice place in this world, i like it

EDI MULYADI said...

wIEEEHHH... mantap gan :D

Jennylicious Babe said...

ang ganda ng mga posts mo.. salamat sa pagtaguyod sa turismo ng Pilipinas

Edy Sant said...

wauw amazing friend

B'art said...

nice post here,,,good info,,nice blog

basri said...

good article nic e info thanks for your sharing

HD Cafe said...

An awesome article, thanks for sharing it.

HD Cafe

Icahbanjarmasin said...

Beutiful...beutiful...I like it.

Animexited said...

I LIKE MARINE ANIMALS

Post a Comment

Followers