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Dumaguete, Philippines

Allow the incredible staff at the Atlantis Dumaguete and Azores Liveaboard show you all the beauty the Philippines has to offer

We are extremely excited to offer this unique land and liveaboard diving trip. Atlantis has given us a rare opportunity to relax and enjoy the first four days of our trip at their luxury Atlantis Dive Resort in Dumaguete. The largest province in Dauin- Dumaguete is located just 30 minutes from the local airport, on a long stretch of sandy beach surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Perfectly located at the epicenter of of the Dumaguete dive scene. Dauin has several underwater sanctuaries that allowed marine life to flourish and has preserved the natural beauty of this underwater paradise. For those anxious to get underwater and explore the stunning biodiversity of the pristine sanctuaries of Dauin, there are five dives a day to ensure you get the most out of your stay. You can expect to see an impressive array of marine life including the Midring blue ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Poison ocellate octopus, Ambon scorpionfish, Flamboyant cuttlefish and Bobbit worms.  In between dives you can relax by the pool, beach or enjoy a spa treatment. You can also snorkel with whale sharks or take a trip to Apo Island from the resort.

After enjoying all that Atlantis Dumaguete has to offer, we head off for seven days on the Azores Luxury Liveaboard to explore the Islands of Bohol. We will be diving a different island everyday and enjoy a mid week land excursion to the Chocolate Hills and Alona Beach. We will be visiting the Islands of Sumilon, Cabilao, Balicasag, Panglao, Pamilican and Siquijor. In the crystal clear waters of Sumilon Island you will see excusitie coral gardens, drops offs, manta rays, sting rays, barracudas, sea turtles, snakes, whale sharks and hammerheads. Cabilao Island is a true paradise for divers- the drop off allows for many different kinds of sea creatures including pygmy and thorny seahorse, white and black tip reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, jack fish, barracudas and turtles. The sandy coral-lined beach at Balicasag Island is a site to behold. Jacks, mackerel, barracudas, large groupers, napoleon wrasses and snappers can be seen at this dive site. Our next stop, Panglao Island, has both dramatic walls and and beautiful reefs with turtles, eagle and manta rays, schooling barracuda and trevally, frogfish, ghost pipefish, pygmy and thorny seahorses and nudibranch. Pamilican Island has a stunning variety of hard and soft coral. You can also spot hawksbill and green turtles, dogtooth tuna, wahoo, manta and eagle rays and banded sea kraits. Siquijor Island- called Isla del Fuego or “Island of Fire” by the Spanish is considered to be a mystical island, full of witches and supernatural phenomena. Superb hard and soft corals and pristine walls along with fusiliers, nudibranch, clownfish, parrotfish, barracuda and razorfish can be seen at this dive site.

Join us and let the magic of the Philippines captivate you.

The Azores luxury liveaboard will be our home for the week.

The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines.

The Azores is a 107 foot luxury yacht that has been fitted for all your diving needs. There is a partially shaded sun deck with chaise lounges, complete wet bar, hot tub, an assortment of sitting areas and a large swim platform with fresh water showers. There is even a boutique with essential dive equipment if you forget anything at home. Delicious freshly prepared meals and snacks are provided on the Azores with the snack and drink bar open all day. All drinks on board including social serving alcohol are complimentary. You may also bring your own beverages with no corkage fee.

Cabins are double and single bunk style berths with ensuite lavatory, private head and shower. All cabins are below deck with the exception of the Owner’s Suite on the upper deck.

The following is included in this unique dive experience in beautiful Philippines

  • 4 nights at the Atlantis Resort Dumagete with daily housekeeping
  • 5 dives a day from the resort with nitrox included
  • 7 nights on the Azores Liveabord
  • 3-4 dives per day including macro and large sea creature dives, night dives, shallow dives, drifts, hard coral gardens, drop offs and reef walls
  • All meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, social serving alcoholic beverages (you can also bring your own beverages with no corkage fee)
  • Two trip leaders from Scuba Getaway to ensure you have the best experience possible

A liveaboard trip is an investment for an experience of a lifetime and we want to make it as easy as possible on your pocketbook!

To talk more about this incredible trip, please contact Gillian at 1-416-792-3483 or email gillian@scubagetaway.com

The following is our basic deposit structure for our Philippines 2020.

Due upon booking: $500 USD

Due September 1, 2019: $1,750 USD

Due  February 1, 2020: $1,750 USD

Remaining amount June 1, 2020

(If deposit dates have already passed, please email gillian@scubagetaway.com to discuss alternate payment options for the trip.)

What currency are trips priced in?

All currency for this trip is in USD.

What are your terms and conditions?

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully. It includes all the information you need to know about booking with Scuba Getaway. You will have the option to agree to these Terms and Conditions when you make your first trip deposit.

Do you provide trip insurance?

We highly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Do you provide dive insurance?

It’s required by Scuba Getaway and the Atlantis Resorts and Liveaboards that all divers have dive insurance. We will request proof of current dive insurance before the trip. If you need to purchase insurance, we recommend DAN (Diver’s Alert Network).

Do I have to pay everything at once?

We offer a deposit schedule for each trip so that it’s easy on your pocket book.

How does roommate selection work?

One of the benefits to booking with Scuba Getaway is that we find great divers and roommates for you, if you aren’t traveling with a friend or significant other. We don’t pair co-ed roommates and we are happy to introduce you to your roommate before the trip.

What level of certification do I need for this trip?

For our liveaboards you are required to be advanced certified. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area our sister company Toronto Scuba Centre can help with certification, practice sessions and dive gear.

I don’t have all my own gear. Can I rent gear?

The Azores Liveaboard does provide gear rentals, as does Toronto Scuba Centre. You can also purchase new gear with Toronto Scuba Centre as well.

Are you able to accommodate food allergies and/or restrictions?

The Atlantis Resorts and Liveaboards is happy to provide guests with a wide variety of options and has lots of experience dealing with food allergies.

I have never been on a liveaboard before and don’t know what to expect.

If diving is a new found passion of yours or you are an experienced diver that hasn’t yet made the giant stride onto a liveaboard, we can assure you that this type of trip is the best way to see the greatest dive sites in the world. There are always two representatives from Scuba Getaway on every trip that guide you and help you with all your diving needs. Our representatives are experienced divers and act on your behalf when dealing with all aspects of your trip from diving to accommodation to socializing we have your back and we are there to ensure you have the greatest trip possible. We only book premium liveaboards with the best crew in areas we are very familiar with.