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Visayas Philippines Dive Safari

Date: 2 May 2022 to 09 May 2022
Details:

The Visayas Philippines
By Sea Explorer Dive Safari
8 days 7 nights 6 dive days
Approx. 23 dives (18 day dives 5 night dives)

NOW RESCHEDULED TO 2022

Scuba Diving in the Visayas means diving in one of the most famous dive areas of the Philippines. The Visayas are a group of islands, in the central area of the Philippines, which hold a myriad of underwater wonders. It begins with the smaller macro life which comes in all shapes, sizes and colours.  Known as Muck Diving.  But size queens among you fear not, the size of the marine life increases up to the spectacular whale sharks, thresher sharks and more pelagics. Visayas scuba diving has something for everyone; underwater plateaus, wall dives, wreck dives, flourishing coral reefs and clear waters.

A Dive Safari is not a liveaboard - we don't sleep on the boat.  We sleep in comfortable beach front resorts on 3 different islands.  But there is no repacking of dive gear between one island and the next.  Our equipment stays on the same boat for the whole week.  You get to enjoy the comfort of a big room and spa services at selected resorts.  Enjoy relaxing on the beach after a day of diving at the top spots in the Visayas.  All meals at included but Gin and Tonics on the beach at your own discretion...

Day 1: 
Arriving at Dumaguete Airport DGT from Cebu CEB or Manila MNL. Transfer to the resort 50-60 minutes O/N Dauin Beach.  

Example of PRE-COVID flights into DGT
MNL to DGT 08:40 arrive 10:00 and 13:25 arrive 14:45
CEB to DGT 08:20 arrive 09:10 or 10:50 arrive 11:45 or 17:05 arrive 17:55 or 18:10 arrive 19:00 or 19:30 arrive 20:30

Day 2: 
3 day dives 1 night dive
Check dive + 2 dives along the coastline, possible night dive at the house reef O/N Dauin Beach

Day 3: 
3 day dives 1 night dive
Day trip to Apo Isl. (approx. 40 mins. boat ride), 3 dives, possible night dive at the house reef O/N Dauin Beach

Day 4:  
3 day dives 1 night dive
Option 1 Apo Isl. again or Option 2 coastal diving, plus possible night dive at the house reef O/N Dauin Beach

Day 5:  
3 day dives 1 night dive
Boat ride to Oslob (1 ½ hrs.), diving with whale sharks then to Sumilon Isl. then by boat (4-5 hrs) to Alona Beach, possible night dive Alona Beach O/N Alona Beach

Day 6: 
3 day dives 1 night dive
2 dives around Balicasag Isl. (approx. 30 mins. boat ride from Alona Beach) then travel to Cabilao Isl. for 3rd dive and 4th dive night dive. O/N Cabilao Isl.

Day 7: 
3 day dives finish diving by 3pm 
3 dives around Cabilao Isl. O/N Cabilao Isl.

Day 8: 
Short boat transfer from Cabilao to Mocpoc Pier (20-25 mins.), 1 hour by car to Tagbilaran Pier, then transfer to fast craft for approx. 2 hours to Cebu, then by car in about 1 hr. to the airport hopefully time for last group meal.

Example of PRE-COVID flights LEAVING from CEB on a Sunday
to LAX via HK or TPE or MNL departures from 5pm
to CGN via SIN or MNL or HKG departures from 7pm
to CDG via ICN or PVG or HGK departures form 8pm
to ZHR via DOH or SIN or HKG or TPE departures from 5pm
to NYC via MNL departure 2 pm
to SFO via MNL or HKG departures from 6pm 
to SEA via TPE departing 5 pm
to LHR via SIN or HKG departing from 7pm

Price for Divers
Price per person in PHP 
Per person sharing deluxe double room = PHP 100,000 (approx. 2,000 USD)
Per person deluxe single room = PHP 120,000 (approx. 2,300 USD)

Price for Non-Diver
Per person sharing deluxe double room = PHP 56,000 (approx. 1,100 USD)
Per person in deluxe single room = PHP 75,000 (approx. 1,500 USD)

Price Includes
- Own boat
- Dive Guides
- All day diving (max. 4 dives per day)
- Tanks and weights
- Full board (3 meals a day), water refills, instant coffee and hot tea included
- Snacks, fruits, coffee, tea and water on the boat
- Transfer from Dumaguete Airport/to Mactan-Cebu Int'l Airport
- Transfers between the Sea Explorers destinations
- Sanctuary fees (incl. 1x Whale shark diving/snorkling in Oslob)
- Accomodation in Deluxe rooms with private shower/toilet, air condition

Does Not Include
- Domestic or international flights 
- Dive equipment
- Drinks
- Tips
- Personal expenses

Extension Trip to Malapascua
Day 8:  Transfer to Malapascua: 1 hr. boat ride from Cabilao to Argao then 5-6 hrs. by car to Maya. Followed by 45 mins. boat ride to Malapascua
Day 9-10: Diving around Malapascua incl. early morning dives with the thresher sharks, Gato Isl., Calanggaman Isl. OR Capitancillo Isl.
Day 11: Transfer back to Mactan-Cebu Int’l. Airport, 45 mins by boat, around 4 hrs. by car

Malapascua Price per person in PHP for diver
Sea View Deluxe double room PHP 40,050
Sea View Deluxe single room PHP 47,250

Malapascua Price per person in PHP non-diver 
Sea View Deluxe double room PHP 24,050
Sea View Deluxe single room PHP 31,250

 

 

 

 

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