Philippines: Off the Beaten Path – 2024 *NEW TRIP*

Philippines: Off the Beaten Path – 2024 *NEW TRIP*

Philippines: Off the Beaten Path – Feb 2024

Philippines: Off the Beaten Path

10 night trips aboard Atlantis’ Azores

Join Richard and Wendy’s ‘Our Beloved Seas’ expedition to explore some of the less frequently visited areas of the Philippines

Puerto Galera

The start and end location for each of the charters

Romblon

Trip 1: New Muck Diving must-visit location!

Apo Island

Trip 2: Mini, rarely dived, Tubbataha-like remote reef.

Coron Islands

Trips 1 & 2: Coron is full of newly discovered micro-endemics and some yet to be named!

Anilao

Trip 1: We’ll visit Philippine’s other big muck diving location, Anilao

3-13th February 2024

Trip 1: Romblon & Coron

Spaces available – Contact us below
14-24th February 2024

Trip 2: Apo Island, Anilao & Coron

Spaces available – Contact us below
As one of the six Coral Triangle countries, the biodiversity of the Philippines is second to none. We have visited Dumaguete, Tubbataha, Cebu and Anilao in the past and are keen to visit a different part of the archipelago. Rich visited Coron several years ago in search of the many micro-endemic species that are found only there. These include three of the four species of damselfishes found in the Indo-Pacific that brood their young. There are many other new and yet-to-be-named species here too, so both trips will visit this wonderful area! We were also keen to add some muck diving, so each of the two trips will have a different spot on the itinerary. The first trip will visit Romblon, which is the new kid on the block for Asian muck diving. Ordinarily it’s very hard to reach, so liveaboard makes it much easier! The second will visit Apo Island for pelagics, and Anilao for muck. We visit Anilao in the past and saw an array of incredible animals. All round, both of these trips will be unique and have something for divers wanting to dive a bit deeper in the Philippines.

TRIP ONE

Trip start: 3rd February 2024
Trip end: 13th February 2024
Prices start from: US$ 6,000
Availability: Spaces available
Depart from: Puerto Galera (group will meet in Manila)
Return to: Puerto Galera

TRIP TWO

Trip start: 14th February 2024 
Trip end: 24th February 2024
Prices start from: US$ 6,000
Availability: Spaces available
Depart from: Puerto Galera (group will meet in Manila)
Return to: Puerto Galera

The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines, and as many of our guests say, in Asia. Azores is the perfect place from which to explore some of the best diving in the world  only possible by liveaboard.

Food & Beverages
Nitrox
Diving
Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith

Prices start from $5,640.00 per person

AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!

Madeleine

Australia

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11 + 9 =

The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation

Martin

United Kingdom

Tubbataha April 2019

Tubbataha April 2019

Tubbataha Reef April 2019

Unparalleled in Asia, Tubbataha Reef is a reef to behold

A special 8 night itinerary aboard Philippine Siren

Join Richard and Wendy’s second ‘Our Beloved Seas‘ expedition to this pristine and remote wilderness

Tubbataha Reef

A jewel in the crown of Asia’s Oceans

14-22nd April 2019
Sold Out – Contact us to join waitlist
Tubbataha is actually two atolls in the middle of the Sulu Sea.  These atolls are World Heritage Listed and the only inhabitation is a small national park range station that we shall hope to visit during our visit.  Tubbataha can only be reached for a few months a year and as such, the reefs are absolutely pristine.  The shark population is second to none in Asia.
 

TRIP ONE
Trip start: 14th April 2019
Trip end: 22nd April
Prices start from: US$ 
Availability: SOLD OUT – Contact us to join waitlist
Depart from: Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Return to: Puerto Princesa, Palawan

 

 

14th April 2019
Embarkation day – arrive from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Join Philippine Siren for the journey overnight out to Tubbataha Reef, some 8 hours away.

15-21st April
Dive the various sites around Tubbataha

22nd April
Return to Puerto Princesa for flight onwards to Manila and through to International destinations.

Itinerary is subject to change without notice,

The 40 metre S/Y Philippine Siren was designed and built using the lessons learnt from our first yacht the S/Y Siren and has been modified to better suit the growing needs of our guests. The 8 cabins are all situated forward of the engine room with 2 fixed double bed cabins located at the bow and 6 twin bed cabins throughout the remaining lower deck quarters, however we offer flexibility with 2 cabins which can be converted from twin to double should guests require (cabins 5 & 6). The outdoor dining area offers a superb setting for all your meals, with comfortable bench seating set in a semi-circular shape.

Food & Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Diving
Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith
Transfers from Puerto Princesa airport to the Philippine Siren
Prices start from $ per person

Register your interest or join the waitlist

6 + 7 =

AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!

Madeleine

Australia

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The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation

Martin

United Kingdom

Anilao April 2019

Anilao April 2019

Anilao, Philippines April 2019

Visit the Philippine’s answer to Lembeh Strait

Enjoy the latest ‘Muck Magic III’ trip for 7 nights at Buceo Resort

Join Richard & Wendy’s newest Our Beloved Seas critter hunting adventure

Anilao 'Muck Magic III'

7-14th April 2019

 

Full – Contact us to waitlist

Anilao has been the Philippine’s best kept secret for many years.  Just a couple of hours drive from Manila, it is easily reached, and is fast becoming the country’s answer to Lembeh Strait.  This is true true muck diving, and so joins our hugely successful previous Muck Magic I & II trips to whet our critter hunting appetites. Anilao is particularly rich in nudibranchs, many of which you’ll probably never have even heard of before.  With the resort dedicated just to our group, it’s sure to be a fantastic trip!
ANILAO

 

Our Beloved Seas Muck Magic III – at Buceo Resort

Trip start: Meet in Manila on 6th April 2019, stay over night before transfer to resort on morning of 7th April

Trip end: 14th April 2019

Prices start from: US$ 1600

Availability: FULL 

Depart from: Manila

Return to: Manila

6th April 2019
Meet in Manila

7th April
Land transfer to Buceo Resort in Anilao

7th – 13th April
5.5 diving days (Inc. one dive on afternoon of 7th and one on morning of 13th), all other days 3 dives per day.

14th April
Morning transfer to Manila Airport, where those guests joining us in Tubbataha will go directly to check-in for flight to Puerto Princesa.

We have taken the entirety of Buceo Resort for our group.

The resort is located at the end of the peninsula at the heart of the Anilao diving.  The resort is built directly on the beach and rooms have stunning views over the ocean and enjoys spectacular sunsets.

It is the ideal place to experience the excellent service and the famous hospitality of the Filipino people. Local and European management, modern facilities, yet maintaining the country’s tropical and relaxed style. Located on a 5,000 sqm coastal property surrounded by reef full of abundant marine life, and designed to satisfy the taste of all divers, especially underwater photographers with highest expectations.

Twin share accommodation (unless otherwise specified)
Food & Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Diving & Nitrox
Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith

Exclusions
Transfer from Manila ($55 return)
Gear hire

Prices start from $1600 per person, please contact us for more information, availability and prices.

Register your interest or join the waitlist

12 + 9 =

AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!

Madeleine

Australia

Days to departure

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Hour(s)

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Minute(s)

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The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation

Martin

United Kingdom