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Tubbataha Reefs

Listed under Coral Reefs in Philippines.

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Literally hundreds of species of coral and fish live amongst this World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, including sea turtles, sharks, and the mighty manta ray. Understandably, diving at Tubbataha is extremely popular because of the unique and fragile underwater ecosystem. However, conservation is a huge issue at Tubbataha because of the recent decline in the world’s coral species.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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“Tubbataha Reef Marine Park”

'The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 33,200 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site i… Read more...

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How safe is it for me to be in Palawan?

I have been to the Philippines 7 times, 5 of those times in Mindanao. I will be going to Dipolog very soon, which will be the closest to Palawan (My dream vacation spot) I have ever been.

Im an American and Im concerned about my safety when staying at Palawan and snorkeling. Not my safety with animals but with the rebels. MILF, Abu Sayyaf and related. Does Palawan offer me any special security or protection from this threat?

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fly to Busuanga from Manila and stay at the Gateway hotel .... it is safe, 70% of the people there are related so they know who comes in and out ... the rebels are located 8 hours away by boat South of these islands and there has been only one incident in 10 years which was a staged kidnapping so the victim would not pay money he owed ... so enjoy buddy

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