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| LGBTQ+ Liveaboard Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs
All Star Liveaboards Infiniti
April 24-30, 2023
per person Standard Cabin
$3299 per person Deluxe Cabin
Perfect add on to
Philippines For Women Only
April 16-23, 2023
Just a few months of the year, from mid-March through early June, conditions in the Philippines' Sulu Sea are reliable enough to dive the remote Tubbataha Reefs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some very exciting diving.
For your safety and comfort, we've chartered the All Star Infiniti, a sturdy vessel that can comfortably carry 22 divers.
As always, sea conditions and the captain's judgment determine the final itinerary.
This is advanced diving at some sites. You should carry a minimum of Advanced Open Water certification and be comfortable diving from a zodiac in current, with perfect buoyancy and the ability to complete a blue water safety stop while deploying an SMB. Contact us if you'd like to speak with the trip leader about the skills you'll need to enjoy this level of diving!
You can maximize your vacation and make sure your diving skills are at their peak for this expedition by joining us in Puerto Galera on our Philippines For Women Only vacation, April 16-23, 2023.
- Six nights aboard the All Star Infiniti liveaboard in air-conditioned double occupancy staterooms with private bath
- Meals and snacks
- Beverages, including local beer and wine
- Up to four dives daily, conditions permitting (17 dives total)
- Tanks, weights and weight belt
Not included: International airfare to Manila (see air info below), domestic flight and transfer between Manila and Puerto Princesa, Port and Marine Park fees (currently USD $210), fuel surcharge (currently $100), Nitrox ($125), crew gratuity, trip insurance, DAN or other diving insurance (mandatory), and minor departure taxes (currently PhP 200 for domestic departures from Manila and PhP 750 for international departures).
Arrive in Manila (MNL) by Sunday, April 23, to connect with the domestic departure for Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan on April 24. You must be on board by 4 pm on the afternoon of April 24, and late arrivals unfortunately cannot be boarded after the ship departs for Tubbataha. Invest in travel insurance!
It's safest to arrive in Manila or Puerto Princesa a day early (we can suggest hotels) or to join us in Puerto Galera the week of April 16-23 on Philippines For Women Only, and travel together as a group from there.
Suggested domestic flights between Manila and Puerto Princesa and return will be recommended when Cebu Pacific is bookable closer to departure.
Divers coming from Philippines For Women Only will fly together from Manila to Puerto Princesa on April 23.
We'll disembark from Infiniti on the morning of April 30, and your one-hour flight from Puerto Princesa back to Manila will depart around 10 am. You can book a flight home from Manila after 3 pm at the earliest. Please allow at least four hours connection time in Manila between the domestic flight and international departure.
Deposit: $700 to hold space;
second deposit of $1000 at nine months; third deposit of $1000 at six months;
final payment due 120 days prior to departure.
How to reserve your space:
We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Complete and return the trip application and waiver from the letter with your deposit by check or credit card.
Make your airline reservations. We're happy to help you find the best flights.