Declared a marine park in 1988 and a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993, the Tubbataha Reefs comprises three coral atolls, barely visible above the surface at low tide. Being so far from shelter, the reefs are only accessible for 3 months every year, when the risk of storms and typhoons reduces. Underwater, the Tubbataha Reefs are pristine and healthy. With visibility underwater typically 40 meters and some times up to 100 meters, the words “gin clear” spring to mind. This kind of water clarity, combined with teeming marine life is a paradise for divers.
Copyright 2014 Peter Walker