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Philippines June 21-July 1, 2019 Trip Information

 Atlantis Azores Liveaboard Dive Boat

 The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines. Azores is the perfect place from which to explore some of the best diving in the world. On this trip we’ll experience the best part of diving the Philippines has to offer from Dumaguete to Cebu and Malapascua.

 The Atlantis Azores Liveaboard has seven deluxe staterooms with double and single bunk-style berths, ensuite lavatory, private head and shower, hairdryer and shower gel, all situated below deck. The spacious dive deck allows you to gear up in comfort. A roomy three-tier camera table is available for photographers along with a charging station. All divers have their own storage area for dive equipment and there are fresh, hot water showers on the back platform. Most dives are done from two zodiac tender boats with a short ride to dives sites. The dive team will ensure you get the best from every dive; charters include five dives a day (including night) although personal preferences or logistical concerns may change this on a day to day basis.

 Trip Price: $3695 Per Diver

Trip Cost Includes: 
  • 9 Nights aboard the Atlantis Azores
  • Transfers from Manila to Atlantis Azores by Domestic Flight
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • Complimentary local soft drinks, beer and social servings of wine
  • All diving (tanks, weights, boat and guide)
  • Use of Lounge, Deck and TV areas
  • Free Nitrox

Trip Cost Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Manila (Airfare from Manila to Dumaguete were we board the boat is included) 
  • Marine Park Fees*
  • Rental Equipment
  • Land Excursions

 *Guests are responsible for paying marine park fees at the time of their stay on their personal bill; as these fees /are set by local Municipalities they can change at any time.  The current fee per day dive is $5dive.

 Your group Leader for this Trip is John Harman. Please feel free to email John with any questions. john@atlanticedge.com

  Notes: 

Suggested to arrive on June 21 and spend one night in Manila (Hotel Cost $130 for 2 divers).

  •  Payment Schedule:
  • $50 deposit Due for online registration.
  • $450 Deposit Due within 7 days of registration
  • $750 Deposit Due September 1
  • $750 Deposit Due December 1
  • $1695 Balance Due April 1, 2019

 Itinerary

June 21, 2019 Arrive in Manila at your leisure
 June 22, 2019 Transfer to Dumaguete Atlantis Resort to board Atlantis Azores by 5pm
 Malapascua-Cebu Azores Detailed Itinerary
 June 22, 2019 Board Atlantis Azores 5 p.m.
 June 23, 2019  Day 1: Oslob & Sumilon
 June 24 2019   Day 2: Moalboal
Snorkeling at Oslob with Whale Sharks. Diving around Sumilon Island in crystal clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches. Exquisite coral gardens and drop-offs. Perhaps manta rays and sting rays, sea turtles and sometimes whale sharks and hammerheads.

Impressive drop-offs and bottomless walls, beautiful hard and soft corals. Tropical reef fish, nudibranchs, turtles, and barracudas.

 June 25, 2019  Day 3: Pescador Island

 One of the Philippines top dive sites west of Moalboal. Vertical Drop Off into the abyss literally teeming with life; frog fish, stone fish, barracuda and turtles. The real draw is the sardine run and a chance of a thresher!

 June 26, 2019  Day 4 & 5: Gato Island, Monad Shoal & Malapascua

 A breeding location for the beautiful sea krait (sea snake) with whitetip sharks at Gato, nudibranchs, harlequin ghost pipefish and pygmy seahorses at Malapascua - one of the Philippine’s most talked about dive locations. Highlight: thresher sharks & manta rays at Monad Shoal where Azores will be parked right on top as you enjoy a morning coffee.

June 27, 2019  Day 6: Monad Shoal & Calangaman Island

White beaches blue waters, beautiful wall diving and occasional rays and sharks + a beach BBQ lunch.

 June 28, 2019  Day 7: Balicasag or Panglao/Visit Bohol Chocolate Hills

At a sandy coralline beach look out for jacks, mackerel and barracudas, large groupers, napoleon wrasses and snappers hiding in the over hangs of the dramatic multi-hundred-foot vertical walls. And also turtles, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, eagle & manta rays, schooling barracuda and trevally, frog fish, ghost pipe fish, pygmy and thorny seahorses, plus many different species of nudibranchs, among dramatic walls and reefs. Alternatively, 2 morning dives at Panglao plus an optional land excursion to Bohol’s renowned Chocolate Hills. We also visit the Tarsiers, the world’s smallest primate and a butterfly farm.

 June 29, 2019  Day 8: Half a day diving in either Apo Island/Siquijor

We dive either Apo Island or Siquijor based on conditions. Apo Island is one of the world’s bestknown community-organized marine sanctuaries. The island is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals. Siquijor is called Isla del Fuego or the “Island of Fire” and look out for… superb hard and soft corals, fusiliers, many nudibranchs, clown fish, parrot fish, schools of juvenile barracuda and razor #sh. Super pristine walls abound!

 July 1, 2019 Day 9: Disembarkation 8am

Notes: 

Airfare to Manila is only approximately $900 average from DC! (May fluctutate) 

 
  Start Date  
Friday 21 Jun 2019

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