Tubbataha Reef (South Islet, North/ Northeast end)

  • Tubbataha Reef (South Islet, North/ Northeast end)

    The northeast end of Tubbataha Reef South Islet is another rich slope with an average depth of 60 feet to a maximum depth of 200 feet plus. Here is a wall that has an abundant growth of gorgonian sea fans, soft corals and barrel sponges.

    The site hosts good numbers of reef fish and pelagic creatures as well. These include barracuda, mackerel, and rainbow runners. In the caves and crevices are spiny lobsters, soldier fish, squirrelfish, eagle rays, manta rays, hawksbill turtles and white tip reef sharks.
    The visibility can reach up to 130 feet. Currents are usually calm with some swell and sometimes can be strong.