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Tubbataha & Dumaguete - A Philippines Land & Sea Adventure!!

Join us a for another epic adventure to the Philippines!  March 3-15, 2025

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Back to the Philippines! 

Join us for another Land & Sea Expedition to Dumaguete & Tubbataha!  March 3-15, 2025

Our trip begins in Manila, where the Atlantis resort with arrange our airfare and transfers to their wonderful, full-service resort in Dumaguete.  The diving here is so different from what you will experience in the Caribbean…much of the diving is “muck” diving where we will be introduced to a breathtaking array of small creatures most divers would miss without a guide.  Octopus, cuttlefish, juvenile frogfish…you never know what we will find!  We also have one day trip scheduled where we will dive a more traditional reef systems with lunch included on the boat.  And while at the Atlantis Resort you will treated with up to 3 meals per day, and up to 4 dives per day…a perfect way to vacation…eat, sleep and dive…

On our second leg of our Philippines adventure, we head to Tubbataha!  What and where is Tubbataha?  Tubbataha is a remote series of atolls with spectacular reefs in the Sulu Sea.  This reef system is so unique that it has been named an UNESCO World Heritage Site (just like the Galapagos), and is only open to divers a few months each year!!

We will explore Tubbataha onboard the luxury liveaboard, the Azores. This 107 ft yacht offers staterooms for up to 16 divers, with a large dive deck, camera table, galley, salon, and sun deck.  While onboard the Azores, all your meals are included, plus snacks are readily available throughout the day.  The diving in Tubbataha is very different from Dumaguete…here our dive sites will offer spectacular coral, walls, and this portion of the trip will focus on larger animals life.  Imagine yourself surrounded by pristine hard corals as far as the eyes can see, dramatic drop offs, thousands of reef fish, sharks & rays cruising by, with the occasional whaleshark, and manta rayAnything is possible in Tubbataha!

Upon completion of our excursion to Tubbataha, we will return to Puerto Princessa, where the Azores/Atlantis staff will bring us back to the airport for the return flight to Manila, and eventually we will head back home.

Needless to say, this is one of those epic dive trips, that should not be missed!

 

Get your $2500 deposit in NOW to secure our spot before this trip sells out!

$7400 per diver based on double occupancy

…or upgrade and secure your spot in the Owner’s Suite on the Azores Liveaboard, $7895 per diver based on double occupancy

 

Initial $2500 Deposit: Due upon sign up

2nd $2500 deposit: Due August 4th

Final Payment: Due Oct 1st

 

[This trip does not include international airfare or hotel in Manila.  March 3-15 are the days we will be at the Atlantis Resort or the Azores Liveaboard. Travelers need to be in Manila in time for an early morning flight on March 3rd from Manila to Dumaguete.  We strongly suggest coming into Manila 1-2 days early and staying at the Belmont Hotel which is the only hotel attached to the airport

And as always we HIGHLY recommend trip insurance, especially for a trip of this magnitude]

 

 

Our Philippines Expedition full details:

Dumaguete: March 3-8

Roundtrip Airfare from Manila/Dumaguete (based on minimum of 4 divers traveling together)

Meet & Greet at Airport

Luggage Assistance at Dumaguete airport

Air conditioned transportation to/from Dumaguete airport (based on minimum of 4 divers traveling together)

Deluxe Room accommodations (double occupancy)

All meals while at the Atlantis Resort (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Coffee, tea, and filtered water (from 6am to 9:30pm)

Italian & Specialty coffees are included during breakfast only

Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 4 day dives, and one night dive per day)

(excluded if day trips or dawn dives are scheduled)

Diving package includes tanks, weights, and guide

One Day trip to Apo Island or other nearby island

 

Optional add-on:

Whaleshark Snorkel Excursion $145 (includes roundtrip transportation & lunch)

 

Tubbataha: March 8-15

Airfare from Dumaguete to Puerto Princessa (based on minimum of 4 divers traveling together)

Return airfare from Puerto Princess back to Manila

Meet & Greet at Airport

Luggage Assistance at Puerto Princessa airport

Air conditioned transportation to/from Puerto Princessa airport (based on minimum of 4 divers traveling together)

Deluxe Staterooms (double occupancy) on the Azores Luxury Liveaboard (Owner’s suite also available)

All meals and snacks while onboard

Complimentary local soft drinks, beer, and wine

All diving (includes tanks, weights, & guide)

Use of Lounge, Deck and TV areas

 

Not Included:

International airfare to/from Manila

Accommodations if staying in Manila before or after our trip [we highly recommend coming into Manila 1-2 days in advance and we can offer suggestions on where to stay]

Meals/Drinks while in Manila

Meals/Drinks while traveling to/from Atlantis Resort or Azores Liveaboard

Marine Park fees in Dumaguete (currently PHP 210 per day dive, and PHP 500 per night dive)

Marine Park fees in Tubbataha (currently $120 USD)

Luggage Fees (up to 66lbs at no additional charge)

Rental scuba equipment

Tips

Additional Tours - City Tour, Twin Waterfalls, Market Tour

Nitrox ($289 for unlimited nitrox for both portions of the trip)

(Pay 100% of your trip with cash or check and get your nitrox for FREE!!)

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