Dive the Fabulous Philippines
on an Island Dreams conducted group tour

Coleman Shrimp in Fire Urchin at Puerto Galera, Philippines - copyright Ken Knezick

Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao -and- El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera

Two resorts, eleven nights, all meals and diving April 19-30, 2017
Suggested dates of travel from the USA are April 16 or 17 through May 1, 2017
from $2240 per person (airfare to Manila is additional)

"We recently went to El Galleon on the Island Dreams group and Ken is such a pleasure to travel with. Always there to make sure everything is just perfect. He lets you have your vacation but checks in with you the whole time. Really relaxed group tour guide with attention to perfection. El Galleon was great! The staff was always available to help with any question. The food was amazing, the French Chef Antoine was always checking to make sure everything was just perfect. The diving was wonderful. The dive guides knew the sites well, and they checked the tide table to make sure the currents were right for the dive. They asked us what sites we wanted to dive. The boats and crew were great. Nice size so not overcrowded. Happy hour at The Point Bar was always a lot of fun. Massages were great. What can I say just an overall great vacation. We will be going back for sure. We are looking forward to our next trip with Ken as well."
Corby Van Druff -- San Francisco, CA

"The night dive at Anilao's "Town Pier" with Crystal Blue Resort should be mandatory. We were all breathless with fabulous finds our group of four made: blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus, two more octopi, squid, bobtail squid, warty yellow frogfish, crabs, ornate ghost pipefish, two cuttlefish mating, translucent snail, eight little pipefish all encircling each other, waspfish, tiny black frogfish, baby cuttlefish, a fire urchin, and so many other critters we couldn't even identify! The Crystal Blue Resort was beautiful and offered topnotch guides, fantastic food, very comfortable rooms with super A/C, and a perfect ending to a perfect trip. Thank you, Ken, for being the perfectionist you are and expecting and receiving the best!"
Karin M. - NV

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Join Island Dreams' Ken Knezick on a Philippines scuba diving adventure…

Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao -- Anilao is treasured for its variety of excellent diving and underwater photo opportunities, everything from critter diving to wrecks and lush reefs. Crystal Blue Resort is the perfect base for Anilao diving operations. Providing quality without formality, guests enjoy open-air dining and oceanfront living. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverage service are available in all rooms and public areas. They've got a great kitchen with menu items encompassing seafood, Continental, Oriental and Filipino Cuisine.

El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera -- Renowned for its peaceful beachfront surroundings El Galleon is on Small La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera. Thirty air-conditioned rooms have been carefully integrated into the tropical hillside, all in keeping with the area's natural beauty. Offering stunning views of Sabang Bay and Small La Laguna Beach, each room is complete with a fully stocked mini-bar, hot & cold water, and hotel amenities. All rooms include both a/c unit and a ceiling fan.

Asia Divers -- Located in-house at El Galleon, Asia Divers is the Philippines first PADI/CDC dive center. All dives are guided by experienced Instructors or Divemasters who lead the dive in the water giving you the best of each site, including areas not frequented by other operations. Some of the best diving in Asia, over 30 sites, are all within 15 minutes travel from the resort. There are dives suitable for all experience levels. It adds to diver comfort that the dive boat is generally able to return to dock between most dives. The exception to this would be the two-tank trips to the awesome diving of Verde Island...well worth the trip.

Bonus Dives to Verde Island -- Because it's such great blue water diving, the trips to Verde Island are always exceedingly popular. Rather than have you pay extra for Verde diving, our trip package includes two 2-tank boat trips to Verde (weather permitting).

Join the party! -- Phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or simply drop our manager Tina a note at: Tina@divetrip.com

Philippines Group Scuba Tour -- April 2017

April 19-23 at Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao
Including all meals, and ten boat dives

- followed by -

April 23-30 at El Galleon Resort, Puerto Galera
Including all meals, and up to four boat dives per day,
with two 2-tank boat trips to Verde Island (weather permitting)

*Have more time? A ten-night stay at El Galleon is available as an option*

4 nights Crystal Blue in Deluxe Room
7 nights El Galleon in Poolside Room
Five Poolside rooms are available
$2240 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$2670 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
4 nights Crystal Blue in Deluxe Room
7 nights El Galleon in Seaview Room
Four Seaview Rooms are available
$2310 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$2835 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
4 nights Crystal Blue in Deluxe Room
7 nights El Galleon in The Penthouse
One Penthouse is available
$2510 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$3240 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
Want a longer holiday, with even more great diving?
The following prices include ten nights at El Galleon Resort
4 nights Crystal Blue in Deluxe Room
10 nights El Galleon in Poolside Room
$2835 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$3375 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
4 nights Crystal Blue in Deluxe Room
10 nights El Galleon in Seaview Room
$2915 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$3605 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
4 nights Crystal Blue in Deluxe Room
10 nights El Galleon in The Penthouse
$3205 per diver, based on double occupancy
-- or --
$4185 per diver, based on SINGLE occupancy
NITROX Option, $105 -- Nitrox is one of the easiest and most effective ways to add an additional margin of safety to your diving. Island Dreams strongly recommends that you become Nitrox certified and use it whenever possible and practical. On this trip, all dive profiles are perfect for Nitrox. You will enjoy more bottom time each day, and be a safer scuba diver. When booked in advance, you can upgrade to unlimited Nitrox fills throughout the 11-night trip for an upcharge of just $105 per diver. Should you elect to take the tour extension, including 10-nights at El Galleon, Nitrox charge for the entire 14-night trip is $135 per diver.
All lodging options are comfortably air-conditioned.
This trip is a great value and will sell out. If you are interested, please do not delay.
Air travel to Manila, and any Manila overnight lodgings, are not included in these prices.

Your Island Dreams El Galleon group dive package will include:
  • Overland transfer from Manila to Crystal Blue Resort.
  • Four nights at Crystal Blue Resort including lodging, tax, three meals daily, and ten boat dives. At least one of these will be a night dive on the Anilao town pier.
  • Boat transfer from Crystal Blue Resort directly to El Galleon Resort
  • Seven nights at El Galleon Resort in the room-style of your preference, including lodging, tax, three meals daily, and up to four boat dives daily. Island Dreams has upgraded the program to include up to three trips to Verde Island (weather/dive conditions permitting).
  • Boat and overland transfer from El Galleon back to Manila International Airport
  • Please note that there is no shore diving at either location.
  • Island Dreams' conducted group tour includes the services of professional divemaster and tour guide Ken Knezick.
    Ken will do his very best to assure you of a superior Philippines dive and vacation experience.

Arrange your own air travel to Manila, or contact Island Dreams for assistance.
We will provide you with options for any overnight lodgings in Manila that you may require.

** Passport and Travel Requirements: Your passport must remain valid for at least six months following your planned departure from the Philippines. No visa is required for this trip. U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days. You must hold a valid airline ticket for your departure. A tax of 550 Philippine pesos will be levied at the airport upon departing the Philippines. At current exchange rates, this is approximately $14 USD.

Trumpet Fish Hunting, Puerto Galera -- copyright Ken Knezick
Prices are per person, based on single or double occupancy.
Prices, schedules and itinerary inclusions are subject to change.
Airfare to Manila is not included in this pricing. Call Island Dreams for fares.
No Manila overnight lodging is included in this package. You may book directly with the Remington or the Marriot.

Here is the basic itinerary:

Optional extension, four nights at Crystal Blue followed by ten nights at El Galleon Resort:

Confirm your place in the fun! -- A deposit of $500 per person will guarantee your spot on this Philippines diving adventure. Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to initial departure. You may book your own air travel to Manila, or enlist the aid of the dive travel experts at Island Dreams. Simply phone or email us for complete details.

Contact Island Dreams Now -- The Philippines combines great diving with excellent value. If this sounds like your kind of dive travel experience, contact Tina at Island Dreams now to join in the fun. Ring us toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or email Tina@islandream.com. It is our pleasure to serve you.

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Philippines Clown Fish, copyright Ken Knezick - Island Dreams

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