Philippines Diving Adventure * March 16 - 23, 2019
Additional Sailing - Only Three Cabins Available
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.
Tubbataha is famous for the beauty and expansiveness of its coral reefs and prolific marine life
Program Includes -- Transfers from Manila to the vessel, lodging onboard, all meals, and all diving. Beverages are provided on board, including local beer and social serving of wine with dinner. Manila hotel overnights may be arranged, optionally, as needed. Nitrox fills are available as an option to Nitrox-certified divers.
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 easily 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 * March 16-23, 2019
|Itinerary||Dates onboard||Pricing||Deluxe Stateroom
price per person
price per person
|7-night Tubbataha cruise||March 16 - 23, 2019||Cruise price||$3995||SOLD|
|Round-trip transfers from Manila||$ 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. Beverages are provided on board, including local beer and social serving of wine with dinner. 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 Add-ons -- Pre or Post Cruise|
Additional Diving, Anyone? - Should you have the time and inclination, Island Dreams can arrange more diving for you, either before or after the Tubbataha cruise dates. Both Anilao and Puerto Galera are excellent options, accessible from Manila with no additional air travel required. Just give Susan a call or email to explore your options. 1-800-346-6116 or Susan@divetrip.com