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Program Apo Reef and Whaleshark Experience

offered by supplier M06160 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 12 people
Destination(s): Philippines  
Specialty Categories: Scuba Diving   Snorkeling  
Season: January - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1750 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arriving Manilla, Philippines. A representative from Prosafari bring you to Mabuhay manor hotel, a 15 minutes drive from the airport.

Day 2: Transfer to the domestic airport and flight to San Jose in Mindoro. After three hours ride with buss and boat, we reach Sablayan and Pandan Island. After check in and lunch we offer one dive around Pandan Island for those who wish to warm up.

Day 3: We break up early from Pandan Island and start our journey to Apo Reef, which takes approximately three hours if the weather is calm. When we reach Apo Reef we prepare for our first dive. If the weather conditions are good we are trying to do three dives this
very first day in Apo Reef.

Day 4: We wake up early and plan to make four dives around Apo reef. After the morning dive we are visiting the unique Apo Island and the rangers on the Island who protects the waters from illegal fishing. The surroundings are extremely beautiful and if you climb to the top of the lighthouse you will see around the whole Island and most of the great Apo reef. We spend the night at the boat.

Day 5: Early morning dive at Apo reef and we continue to Coron, Busuanga and Dimmakio Island, where we anchor outside club Paradise resort. If we have the right circumstances we can dive with the dugong that lives here. Here we have a great opportunity to see this strange creature, which feeds on seaweed. We take a day trip in the area to look for the dugong and see if it shows itself on the surface, breathing. To snorkel or dive with the dugong is an indescribable and fantastic feeling. Later on we are visiting the exclusive resort, where we can relax in the swimming pool or the Jacuzzi. We spend the night at the boat.

Day 6: After breakfast we have our first wreck dive at Kyokosan Maru. The visibility is between 10-30m, even though the wreck lying on mud bottom. With strong current the visibility can be less. The wreck is in a good shape and for you who has a wreck specialty, this wreck is very nice for penetration where you can find a lot of chinaware in the cabins. We make another dive on Kyokosan Maru, where after we continue to Maribacan where a jeepny is waiting for us for transportation to Coron town and Sangat Island. Here we check in at a beautiful resort, and we can relax in the paradise. We spend the night at the resort. Barracuda lake Busuanga

Day 7: We make two great wreck dives in the area close to Sangat resort. The wrecks are intact with a rich marine life and if we are lucky we can experience hawkbill turtle and even manta ray around the wrecks. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 8: We plan to do one very special dive in Barracuda Lake, which is a volcanic lake with three thermo clines surrounded by a fantastic landscape. To be able to reach this lake we have to climb and carry our divinggear for approximately 20 minutes. After this very odd dive, we recommend a canoe tour around the area, which is a very amazing environment with hot springs and exciting caves to see. We spend the night at the resort.

Day 9: Transport Day. We check out from the resort and continue to the local airport for transport back to Manila. The exciting flight with the propeller plane from Busuanga to Manila takes approximately one hour. We spend the night at Mabuhay manor hotel in Manila.

Day 10: Early transfer to domestic airport for travel to Legaspi City, approximately 50 minutes flight. From Legaspi we have one hour transfer to the whale shark city of Donsol. Now the whale shark and manta adventure begins. After registration and information about how to interact with whale sharks we are ready to face them. The rest of the day we experience the whale sharks close up. We stay overnight in Donsol at the resort close to the beach.

Day 11: We wake up very early and the day starts with a morning dive at manta bowl, where we plan for 2 dives. During this different drift dive we have great possibility to see big groups of manta and schools of tuna. If we are lucky, hammerheads and thresher sharks will pass by this sunken island. With the right current and other conditions it’s likely to dive with whale sharks here on Manta bowl. It is quite common that the whale sharks actually search for us divers out of pure curiosity. We do the third dive in San Miguel Island were we will experience world-class soft corals and those of you diving with camera will love all the small animals, which are perfect for great macro pictures. We move on to Ticao Island, where we check in at Ticao Island resort.

Day 12: We start the day with an early morning dive at Manta bowl, which is located only 15 minutes away from the resort. After the dive we are heading back for the last whale shark interaction in Donsol. We stay at the resort in Donsol.

Day 13: Transfer back to Legaspi city and domestic flight back to Manilla. The adventure is finished.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All transfers to and from airports in Philippines.
- Domestic flight Manila-San Jose and Busuanga-Manila.
- Domestic flight Manila/Legaspi.
- Hotel nights before and after the safari.
- Full board (incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner, excl drinks).
- Live aboard and accommodation in resorts during the safari.
- Tanks, weights and air.
- Dive guides and dive fees.
- Whale shark fees.
- Transports.
- Approximately 18 dives, depending on the weather conditions.

About This Supplier
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Location: Philippines
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2006

M06160 is Swedish-own diving centre We are specialized in various kinds of diving-safaris. After operating in Philippines for more than ten years we have built up a broad network of contacts and friends among the locals in the region. We know that we are a very serious dive-operator and the security is top of the line...

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