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 Does Not Include:
*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 $5/dive.
Your group Leader for this Trip is John Harman. Please feel free to email John with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested to arrive on June 21 and spend one night in Manila (Hotel Cost $130 for 2 divers).
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 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
Airfare to Manila is only approximately $900 average from DC! (May fluctutate)