April 2019 – Philippines

Puerto Galera (Resort), Azores (Liveaboard), or Dumaguete (Resort)

April 13-20, 2019 (RESORT)

April 20-27, 2019 (BOAT) (FULL)

April 20-27, 2019 (RESORT) NEW!

Puerto Galera Resort “The Heart of the Coral Triangle” 

Philippines-650x420This picturesque resort, located just 2 hours from Manila, is perfect for divers and non-divers. With pure blue water and beautiful beaches, Puerto Galera is a great adventure for those looking for something a little different from the norm. UNESCO chose Puerto Galera as the “most beautiful bay in the world” in 2005, and it absolutely lives up to the hype. 

For divers, the resort is extremely close to the dive sites, making the boat trips out to the reefs extremely easy. 5 boat dives a day are available to the divers. Meaning you can pick and choose when you’d like to dive during the day. Night dives are also a popular activity; offering one night dive every evening. Puerto Galera is a “natural” port where many ferries and other vessels will take refuge during storms, so the coral is pristine because it it well protected by the island.  

The rooms features climate controlled air conditioning, fully stocked mini bar, hot water, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities in your room, Wifi, DVD Player or movie selection,Cable TV, Ceiling fans, and a supply of emergency toiletries. 

Puerto Galera Land Package Includes:philippines4_atlantis

  • 8 days/7 nights deluxe accommodations at Puerto Galera Resort
  • All meals
  • Coffee, tea, filtered water (Breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are included during breakfast only)
  • Unlimited scheduled boats dives (5 a day and 1 night dive)
  • Nitrox available 
  • Tanks and weights

Azores Liveaboard “Best Liveaboard in South East Asia” (FULL)

aa-2The 107 ft. Azores liveaboard is the ultimate SCUBA experience. This boat is equipped with everything a diver could possibly need, including incredible food. 

This Azores itinerary for our trip is to sail Tubbataha reef. This trip is only available for about three months out of the year, and is considered to be some of the best diving in the world. Here is is possible to see Hammerheads, Whale Sharks, schools of Eagle Rays, Ghost Pipe Fish, and Pygmy Seahorses. Tubbataha is an amazing opportunity to see things you won’t see anywhere else. 

The boat is full at 16 people, making it extremely comfortable and spacious for everyone staying aboard. The partially covered sundeck is a great place to relax; this area features chaise lounges, a fully stocked wet bar, hot tub, and freshwater showers for after your dive.  

Azores Boat Package includes:main_900

  • 8 days/7 nights twin share accommodations on the Azores Liveaboard
  • all meals & snacks
  • non- alcoholic and social servings of local beer, wine, and rum
  • Diving (up to 5 a day including 1 night dive)
  • Nitrox available 
  • tanks and weights

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Dumaguete Resort “Lush and Luxurious”

The Azores liveabaord filled up extremely quickly for the week of April 20th, so we’ve added another week on land, at the Atlantis Dumaguete Resort. Dumaguete is at the heart of the Philippine’s diving community. From here you can reach some of the best diving the Philippines has to offer.
Dumaguete is located in the Municipality of Dauin. 

Dauin has established several sanctuaries, and just one reason for the stunning marine biodiversity exhibited here within which fishing and boating is absolutely prohibited. This includes sites such as Mainit, Luca, Dauin and Masaplod. These sites are well preserved and offer a huge variety and quantity of life forms; Blue ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Poison ocellate octopus, Ambon scorpionfish, Flambouyant cuttlefish, Bobbit worms and a wide variety of Nudibranchs are frequent sights.

The resort is beautiful. It offers a gorgeous beach to watch the sunset, and a secluded lagoon-like pool for reading or relaxing after a day of diving. All the rooms have an ideal bungalow-like vibe to them. You will really feel like you’re in paradise!

 

Dumaguete Land Package Includesimage

  • 8 days/7 nights deluxe accommodations at Dumaguete Resort
  • All meals
  • Coffee, tea, filtered water (Breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are included during breakfast only)
  • Unlimited scheduled boats dives (5 a day and 1 night dive)
  • Nitrox available 
  • Tanks and weights
  • Optional: Whale Shark Snorkel

 

This Philippines trip is completely customizable. Want to do just the resort or just the boat? Let us know and we can help arrange a trip to better fit your schedule. Another resort in the Philippines is also available for booking, Atlantis Dumagute. Check out atlantishotel.com to see all of your options and contact us to help you organize your trip! You can also c.ontact the store for any specialty courses that might be offered on this tri

 

TRIP LEADER: Pimmy Bruckner

DATES: April 13-20, 2019 (PUERTO GALERA LAND) & April 20-27, 2019 (BOAT) or (DUMAGUETE LAND)

Puerto Galera (Resort) Pricing:

  • Double-Occupancy Diver: $1,869.00
  • Double-Occupancy Non-Diver: $1,110.00
  • Single-Occupancy Diver: $2,250.00
  • Single-Occupancy Non-Diver: $1,495.00
  • Transfers to/from Puerto Galera: $100.00
  • Nitrox for the week: $156.00

Azores (Liveaboard) Pricing:

  • Double-Occupancy Diver: $3,995.00
  • Double-Occupancy Non-Diver: $3,795.00
  • Single-Occupancy Diver: $6,799.00
  • Single-Occupancy Non-Diver: $6,595.00
  • Transfers to/from Boat: $270.00
  • Nitrox for the week: $156.00

Dumaguete (Resort) Pricing:

  • Double-Occupancy Diver: $2,085
  • Double-Occupancy Non-Diver: $1,180.00
  • Transfers to/from Dumaguete: $264.00
  • Whale Shark Snorkel: $115.00

Airfare will need to be arranged by the individual. Let us know if you would like an example of a flight schedule. 

To reserve your space on this trip, call (859) 426-0020 or contact us online!

 

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