Tubbataha Reef and the Sulu Sea
Philippines Diving Adventure * April 13 - 20, 2019

Join Island Dreams' dive expedition to Tubbataha aboard M/V Atlantis Azores

Tubbataha Reef and the Sulu Sea -- Tubbataha is located in the Sulu Sea, at the center of the Coral Triangle between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rarely visited due to its location and its status as a marine preserve, Tubbataha is made up of two reefs, simply referred to as the North and South Reefs. The North and South Reefs both enclose a sandy lagoon. On the southern tip is an islet with a lighthouse. This is used as a rookery for birds and is frequented by turtles. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is home to no less than 573 species of fish, 373 species of corals, 11 species of sharks, 12 species of dolphins and whales, nestling hawksbill and green sea turtles. Visit this link for a complete description of the Cruise Itinerary

M/V Atlantis Azores Live-Aboard -- Fully refitted in 2015, Atlantis Azores is an aluminum monohull vessel, 107 feet in length, with an 18 foot beam. Azores has seven deluxe staterooms with double and single bunk-style berths, ensuite lavatory, private head and shower, hairdryer and shower gel. All deluxe staterooms are situated below deck. The one Owner's Suite is located on the upper deck, with double and single bunk-style berths. The suite is the largest guest cabin and has a desk, big picture windows and extensive storage space. The spacious dive deck allows gearing up in comfort. A three-tier camera table is available for photographers along with a charging station. Each diver has their own storage area for dive equipment. 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. Atlantis Azores' dive team will ensure you get the best from every dive. Charters generally include five dives a day (including night dives) although personal preferences or logistical concerns may change this on a day to day basis.

Atlantis Azores Tubbataha Cruise

Tubbataha is famous for the beauty and expansiveness of its coral reefs and prolific marine life

Tour Leader Ken Knezick -- Island Dreams' owner, Ken Knezick, has been conducting scuba diving expeditions for more than 30 years. He is a highly experienced dive tour guide and an accomplished underwater photographer, always willing to share his tips and tecniques. Ken has led many tours to the Philippines, and first dived Tubbataha in the early 1980's.

Additional Information -- For a great deal of valuable info, please consult this PDF file of the M/V Atlantis Azores -- FAQ

Need more diving? -- Philippines is a great value dive destination. Without any additional airfare, you may combine this dive cruise with a visit to Anilao or Puerto Galera. Island Dreams has an array of excellent options ready for you. Just give us a call.

Availability is Limited -- If you'd like to join in this excellent diving adventure, please contact Island Dreams now. 1-800-346-6116, or email Susan@divetrip.com. We are here to serve you.

Island Dreams Tubbataha Dive Expedition
M/V Atlantis Azores * April 13-20, 2019
Itinerary Dates onboard Pricing Deluxe Stateroom
price per person
Owner's Stateroom
price per person
7-night Tubbataha cruise April 13 - 20, 2019 Cruise price $3995 $4485
Round-trip transfers from Manila $ 270
Tubbbataha Marine Park Fee $ 120
Optional Nitrox Fills $ 150
Manila Hotel Overnight from $ 70, depending on hotel selection
All rates are per person on a twin-share basis in US dollars and are subject to change. If you are a solo traveler, Island Dreams may be able to match you with a same-gender roommate. Just email or give us a call.

Transfers: Transfer fee includes round-trip domestic airfare between Manila and Puerto Princessa, followed by land transfers to the Atlantis Azores. Flights are via Cebu Pacific airlines.

Program Includes: Transfers from Manila to the vessel, lodging onboard, all meals, and all diving. Manila hotel overnights may be arranged as needed. Nitrox fills are available as an option to Nitrox-certified divers.

Rates do not include: International airfare to Manila, gratuities, onboard purchases, dive gear equipment rentals, and all other expenses of a personal nature.

Optional Anilao Add-on -- Crystal Blue Resort
Select your package duration
Itinerary Dates at the Resort Double Occupancy Diver
price per person
Single Occupancy Diver
price per person
4-night add-on
with 9 boat dives
April 20-24, 2019 $ 799 $ 914
5-night add-on
with 12 boat dives
April 20-25, 2019 $ 942 $1167
7-night add-on
with 18 boat dives
Longer durations are not available - Resort is sold out beginning April 25
Round-trip ground transfers (for parties of two travelers) $ 95 USD per person, round trip
Round-trip ground transfers (for parties of four or more) $ 90 USD per person, round trip
Individual ground transfers (for a solo traveler) $ 115 USD per person, each way
Optional boat night dive $ 36 USD per person
Optional "black water" night dive $ 45 USD per person

Details: All rates are per person, in U.S. dollars, and are subject to change.

Transfers: Transfer fee covers private car transfer between Manila airport and Crystal Blue Resort.

Program Includes: Lodging, meals, and diving. Nitrox fills are included for all Nitrox-certified divers.

Outbound Flight: Accounting for transfer time from Anilao back to Manila, you can schedule an outbound flight departing Manila any time after 1:30 pm.

Atlantis Azores Tubbataha Cruise