We’ve chosen two of the Philippines premier diving destinations, Anilao & Tubbataha, to feature across this safari style itinerary that sees us based both from resort and liveaboard. From the north of the Philippines we’ll be based in Anilao diving the diverse surrounding reefs and getting up close to plenty of weird and wonderful marine life. Our next destination is Tubbataha – surely one of Asia’s premier diving destinations. Located far out in the Sulu Sea this remote atolls offer vibrant reefs and big fish encounters.
Anilao is located south of Manila requiring just a short land transfer to Buceo Resort which perches on the headland of Mabini province. Only recently opened (March 2014) we were among the first guests to stay and were lucky to experience to a number of the 50 plus dive sites within range of the resort. Anilao will suit all levels of interest, whether you prefer hunting for critters in the black sand, drifting over beautiful reefs or fining into the blue for big fish. Among the highlights include the plunging walls of Verde Island, Buceo Resorts’ very own house reef which is home to abundant critters and reef diving at Sombrero Island. On the last day in Anilao there are optional land tours on offer featuring local highlights.
From Anilao we’ll travel south to Palawan Island where we’ll embark on Atlantis Azores liveaboard and set off far into the Sulu Sea to a collection of atoll reefs known as Tubbataha. We have fully chartered the Azores for this part of the tour. With cobalt blue waters and some of the richest and most pristine reefs found anywhere on earth Tubbataha acts as a magnet for surrounding wildlife and passing pelagics. The reef walls are packed with healthy soft corals and colourful sponges, creating the perfect backdrop for gentle drift dives whilst gazing into the blue for manta, jacks and rays.
Atlantis Azores is one of Asia’s premier liveaboard, recently taking on a full refit and boasting plenty of extra luxuries including a jacuzzi on the upper deck, spacious dive deck and personal AC controls in the well equipped en suite cabins.
– 6 nights at Buceo Resort, Anilao
– Full Board
– 12 dives with tanks, weights & guide
– 7 nights Atlantis Azores Liveaboard with diving
– Return flights with Cebu Pacific including 30KG’s
– Roundtrip transfers and connections
– Marine Park Fees & Fuel Surcharges
– Equipment Rental & Nitrox
– Alcoholic and soft drinks
– Land tours
– Departure taxes and fees
Price: £3750.00 based on twin/double share
Single Person Supplement: On Request
Enquiry for Anilao & Tubbataha Safari | April 2017
Phone: 0117 369 0443
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