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Shark Explorer

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 12 - 24 people
Destination(s): Philippines  
Specialty Categories: Scuba Diving   Snorkeling  
Season: March - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1895 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arriving Mactan Island Cebu, Philippines. A representative from our company bring you to Cordova home village, a 30 minutes drive from the airport.

Day 2: We checkout early and depart for Malapascua Island. After approximately four hours drive with an aircon-van, we will reach Maya and the northern part of Cebu Island, where our safari-boat is waiting for us. We travel to the paradise island of Malapascua, where we check in at the resort. After lunch we prepare ourselves for two dives around Malapascua Island. We will do one of the dives at Lighthouse, where we can spot the beautiful and special mandarin fish. We spend the night at the resort.

Day 3: We plan to do four dives, where we look for the famous thresher shark, manta and devilry. After the morning dive, we will go back to Malapascua, After lunch we do two dives at Gato Island, where we will pass through the famous shark-cave, which take us from one side of the island to the other. With the right current and other conditions, there are usually a lot of white tip reef sharks along the walls in the cave. We spend the night at the resort.

Day 4: This day we will do three or four dives. We will start with an early morning dive at Kimod Shoal, where we will look for Hammerhead, thresher shark, manta and devil ray. We will have breakfast on the boat, where after we will do another dive at monad Shoal. Here we have a great opportunity to see thresher shark jumping out of the water to clean Itself from parasites.

Day 5: We do an early morning dive at Monad Shoal, where after we will then move on to GatoIsland to do another dive at the“Sweep”. We plan to do a night dive at the cave, which is classified as one of the best night dives in Southeast Asia. Here we have the possibility to see therare Coral cat shark.

Day 6: We checkout from our resort and we do one very early morning dive at Monad Shoal. After the dive we start our trip back to Mactan Island. In the evening same day we will travel to the pier in Cebu to catch the ferry to Masbate. The journey is a local experience which will take approximately 12 hours and we will arrive in Masbate early in the morning the following day.

Day 8: Now the whale shark and manta adventure begins. We check in at Woodlands resort where we will have lunch. After registration and information about how to interact with whale sharks we are ready to face them. During the evening we will arrange bonfire and BBQ on the beach. We spend the night at the resort.

Day 9: We wake up early and prepare for the whale shark interaction. If we are lucky we could experience ten to fifteen whale sharks in one day.

Day 10: After check out from Woodlands resort, the day starts with a dive at San Miguel Island, where we plan for 3 dives. Here you 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 Altamar resort. Here we will be served a nice buffet and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We spend the night at this excellent resort.

Day 11: We start the day with an early morning dive at Manta bowl, which is located only 15 minutes away from the resort. 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’ll have breakfast on the boat while we are waiting for the second dive. At the same time we’ll look for the thresher sharks to jump out of the water. We’ll eat lunch back at the resort. In the afternoon we will go back to Manta bowl for for another dive. We spend the night at the resort.

Day 12: We checkout from Altamar resort and we plan to do three dives on mantabowl. After the dives we go back to Donsol and check in at the resort.

Day 13: Whale shark interaction the whole day and transfer to Legaspi and flight back to manilla. We check in at Mabuhay manor hotel.

Day 14: The end of the safari and departure back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All transfers to and from airports.
- Domestic flight Legaspi-Manilla.
- Ferry to Masbate.
- Hotel nights before and after the safari.
- Breakfast included in the first part of the safari.
- Full board (incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner, excl drinks) during he second part of the safari.
- Accommodation in resorts during the safari.
- Tanks, weights and air.
- Dive guides.
- Diving fees.
- Whale shark fees.
- Transports.
* Approximately 23 dives, depending on the weather conditions.

Supplier Information
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Location: Philippines
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2006
Client Request Served: 78

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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