Do you have to attempt a Tumble skill check for every threatened square you leave to avoid an attack of opportunity?
Was this ever clarified in any official capacity, directly or indirectly?
I know Combat Reflexes and Additional Attacks of Opportunity says that…
if the same opponent provokes two attacks of opportunity from you, you could make two separate attacks of opportunity (since each one represents a different opportunity). Moving out of more than one square threatened by the same opponent in the same round doesn’t count as more than one opportunity for that opponent.
…but if the Tumble skill check is successful, the movement didn't provoke at all. It seems to me that if you don't provoke by using the Tumble skill you must tumble through every threatened square.
Sorry I should of added this from the 3.5 FAQ (I know, not always trustworthy, but should be considered):
For example, imagine Ember begins her turn 10 feet from an orc and wants to use Tumble to move through its space and end up 15 feet away on the opposite side.
• Her first square of movement wouldn’t provoke attacks of opportunity (since she’s not leaving a threatened square), so she doesn’t use Tumble or move at half speed.
• Her second and third squares of movement take her through the orc’s space, so these effectively cost twice normal (that is, they each cost 1 extra square of movement), and this movement requires a DC 25 Tumble check. (If you’re using this system, it’s much easier to think of tumbling as costing extra squares of movement rather than actually changing your speed.) Ember has now paid a total of 5 squares of movement (out of the 8 allotted to her for her speed of 40 feet).
• Assuming that check succeeds, Ember now moves from a threatened square (adjacent to the orc), which requires a DC 15 Tumble check and costs twice normal (or 1 extra square of movement). She’s now paid a total of 7 squares of movement.
• Finally, Ember moves one last square, ending up 15 feet from the orc on the opposite side from where she began. She’s not leaving a threatened square, so she doesn’t use Tumble or pay any extra movement. Ember has paid for 8 squares (40 feet) of movement, and has covered a linear distance of 5 squares (25 feet).
Emphasis mine. Doesn't this example imply tumble per threatened square. If not, all the tables I've played at have ruled incorrectly on this.