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| Gay Liveaboard Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs
S/Y Philippine Siren Liveaboard
April 12-18, 2018
Early Booking Discount!
when you book by August 31
Regular price US $3810
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.
We've chartered the S/Y Philippine Siren, a beautiful ironwood and teak gaff-rigged Phinisi liveaboard. All diving takes place from her two rigid hull inflatable tenders.
Dive site highlights of our planned Tubbataha itinerary can be viewed here:
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 the buoyancy skills to execute a blue water safety stop with an SMB. A reef hook is not required but is sometimes useful. Contact us if you'd like to speak with the trip leader about the skills you'll need to have fun!
You can maximize your vacation and get back in the water a few days early to make sure your diving skills are at their peak for this expedition by joining us at Atlantis Resort Puerto Galera April 7-12, 2018.
- 6 nights aboard the Philippines Siren in air-conditioned double occupancy staterooms with private bath
- Airport transfers between Puerto Princesa airport and the ship
- Meals and snacks
- Non-alcoholic beverages and local beer
- 4 dives daily, conditions permitting
- Free Nitrox for certified EANx divers
- Tanks, weights and weight belt
Not included: International airfare to Manila (see air info below), domestic flight and transfer between Manila and Puerto Princesa, Marine Park fees (100 Euro/USD $110), wine and liquor, crew gratuity, trip insurance, DAN or other diving insurance (mandatory), and departure taxes (currently PhP 200 for domestic departures from Manila and PhP 750 for international departures).
Arrive in Manila (MNL) by April 11 or earlier to connect with the domestic departure for Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan on the morning of April 12. We will recommend a domestic flight which you can then book online.
Divers coming from Atlantis Resort Puerto Galera will be escorted by the trip leader to Manila and on to our flight to Palawan.
Please plan to depart from Manila no earlier than 7 p.m. on April 18.
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.