ATLANTIS AZORES I 12 - 19 DIC 2020 I VISAYAS - BOHOL SAFARI I 7 NIGHTS I PHILIPPINES

ATLANTIS AZORES I 12 - 19 DIC 2020 I VISAYAS - BOHOL SAFARI I 7 NIGHTS I PHILIPPINES
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The roomy and luxurious Atlantis Azores not only offers spectacular diving on the beautiful reefs of the Philippines, but 10 staff pamper their guests along the way, with only 16 guests on full 7 night itineraries. Nitrox available. Complimentary beer and wine with dinner.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 24 - 26 dives
  • Languages spoken: English Filipino
  • Tubbataha Reef, Bohol, Anilao, Apo Reef and the world-class wrecks of Coron
  • Macro life including microscopic frogfish, skeleton shrimp, cockatoo waspfish and pipe horses
  • Large marine life including hammerheads, whale sharks, mantas and white tips
  • Wrecks, sea walls, coral beds, large pelagics, macro life
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • Non-divers welcome / Snorkellers
  • Complimentary beer and wine with dinner
  • Bring your own alcohol - no corkage fee
  • Jacuzzi
  • This boat boasts beautiful accommodation and world-class service.

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from tenders
  • Tanks With Din Valves, Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox, Rental Equipment, Courses ($)
  • Air-Conditioning, Power Socket Adapters
  • Snorkelling, Land Excursions 
  • Buffet - Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee,  Wine with Dinner, Snacks
  • Alcohol – available to purchase on board. wine and beer included in your package.
  • Payments on board - Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher, Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit, Emergency Positioning. Radio Beacon, Automatic External Defibrillator
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OUR BOAT

The liveaboard Atlantis Azores is 108 feet (33m) long. Her 10 English and Filipino speaking crew members make complete guest satisfaction their number one priority. Up to 16 guests can be accommodated in the 8 air conditioned and roomy cabins. 

OUR CABINS

Choice of cabins include seven Deluxe Staterooms with Double and Single Bunk-style berths, as well as an Upper Deck Owner’s Stateroom with a Double and Single berth. This Suite has a desk, window and extensive storage space. All cabins feature a private bathroom with hot showers and are perfect for sleeping and private downtime between dives.

AMENITIES 

Guests of the liveaboard Atlantis Azores will enjoy their time above water as well as the spectacular diving. When not enjoying the world-class diving, guests will enjoy a variety of leisure time activities onboard. The vessel is designed with a large deck for relaxing in both the sun and shade on cushioned lounge chairs. Perhaps soaking in the hot tub while watching the amazing Philippine seascape is more your style.

Hang-out at the Bar and chat about the day’s dives or rest in the air conditioned Main Saloon with the audio/video entertainment system. A library with fish ID and other books are available as well. For more active options, guests can participate in the excitement-filled land excursion and see some of the incredible features only found in the Philippine islands. Dive amenities include a spacious dive deck, three-tier camera setup table, personal storage area, Nitrox, 2 tenders and hot water showers.

FOOD ON BOARD

Their exquisite dining comes complete with world-class ocean vista views. A Full time dedicated Chef will ensure the quality of the 3 daily meals and in between dive snacks, featuring Western Cuisine as well as local delicacies, served buffet style and a la carte. We proudly adhere to our principle of only serving freshly prepared meals and snacks. Our snack and drink bar is open all day – featuring a Keurig cup brewing center with multiple choices. All drinks on board including social servings of beer, wine and local rum are complimentary. You may also bring your own beverages with no corkage fee.

DIVING WITH US

Visayas the most beautiful and bio-diverse region in Asia, to the sunken World War II Wrecks of Coron Bay, and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Parks one of Asia's best diving spots and on the 'wish list' for most avid Divers. From the diversity of diving to Chocolate Hills shore excursions, Bohol's most famous tourist attraction, this is a Dive Safari Vacation you don’t want to miss.

DELUXE STATEROOM - LOWER DECK

Azores has seven deluxe air conditioned staterooms with double and single bunk-style berths, en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer and shower gel. All situated below deck.

  • Room size: 12 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Double + 1 Twin
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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OWNER SUITE - UPPER DECK

Located on the upper deck; it has a double and single berth. The suite has a desk, window and extensive storage space. Air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer and shower gel.

  • Room size: 15 m²
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Double + 1 Twin
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Dumaguete and ends in Dumaguete
  • The closest airport is Dumaguete (DGT)
  • If you arrange the flights with Atlantis, The crew member who will be welcoming you at the airport will wear an Atlantis Azores T-Shirt and carry a sign with your name on it.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 17:00
  • The boat departs Dumaguete in the evening on the same day
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Cash
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Dumaguete in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 07:30 and 08:00 on the last day. Checkout will be shortly after and you will be transferred to the airport

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • How to get there: Atlantis Azores must arrange all domestic travel arrangements (land, water and air transfers) associated with all Azores reservations. 
  • The Atlantis Azores liveaboards trips depart from a variety of locations.
  • Tubbataha: Boat departs from Puerto Princessa. You can fly here from Manila or Cebu. 
  • Bohol: Departs from Dumaguete. You can fly here from Manila or Cebu. 
  • Anilao, Apo & Coron: These cruises depart from Puerto Galera in Mindoro. After arriving in Manila this is a land transfer (2.5-4 hrs) to Batangas and a ferry ride to Puerto Galera (1-2 hrs).
  • Malapascua and Cebu: These safaris depart from Malapascua. You can fly to Mactan in Cebu from Manila. Some international flights also arrive in Mactan, Cebu. 
  • Domestic carriers strictly enforce a maximum of 7Kg/15lbs for hand carried luggage. You may carry an additional laptop bag.
  • Equipment rental has to be pre-booked.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The Atlantis Azores is positioned strategically to service remote diving areas with spectacular diving throughout the Philippines 7,107 islands.
  • The Visayas are one of the three island groups in the Philippines
  • Easy access to colourful reefs teeming with life, the sardine baitball off Pescador Island, thresher shark encounters at Malapascua, wall diving off Cabilao and the diversity of marine life at Apo Island.
  • Manta Rays, Stingrays, occasional Whale Sharks & Hammerhead sharks, sea turtles and snakes, Pygmy seahorse, Frogfish, Nudibranchs, Blacktip & Whitetip Reef Sharks, Ghost Pipefish, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna.
  • Expert dive guides on board
  • Fantastic night dives available during the trip

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing,  Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. 
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

Moalboal – Pescador Island

  • Rated as one of the Philippines top dive sites for many years this small island is just a couple of miles due west of Moalboal.
  • The exhilarating scene is set by a small plateau that surrounds the island before it drops vertically into the abyss.
  • The wall is literally teeming with life; frog fish, stonefish, barracuda and turtles are common but the real draw is the sardine run and a chance of a thresher!

Oslob and Sumilon Island

  • We spend the 3rd day snorkeling with Whale Sharks at Oslob.
  • The rest of the day will be spent diving around tranquil Sumilon Island, surroundedby crystal clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches.
  • Look out for... exquisite coral gardens and drop-offs.
  • ‘Might sees’ in this area include manta rays and sting rays, barracudas, sea turtles and snakes and very occasionally whale sharks and hammerheads.

Balicasag Island

  • Balicasag is a flat island four kilometers southwest of the DuljoPoint; the sandy coralline beach is a site to behold.
  • Look out for... jacks, mackerel and barracudas often seen in abundance as well as large groupers, napoleon wrasses and snappers hiding in the over hangs of the dramatic multi-hundred foot vertical walls.
  • Look out for... turtles, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, eagle & manta rays, schooling barracuda and trevally, frog fish, ghost pipe fish, pygmy and thorny seahorses, plus many different species of nudibranch, among dramatic walls and reefs.

Panglao Island

  • Panglao Island - Look out for... turtles, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, eagle & manta rays, schooling barracuda and trevally, frog fish, ghost pipe fish, pygmy and thorny seahorses, plus many different species of nudibranch, among dramatic walls and reefs.
  • A mid week land excursion is one not be missed. After two morning dives you still have time take in some of the best sites of Bohol.
  • The Chocolate Hills are probably Bohol's most famous tourist attraction - they look like giant mole hills; covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown.
  • We also take in the Tarsiers - the worlds smallest primate and a unique butterfly farm.
  • You can finish by exploring Alona Beach, famous for its coral white sand that stretches one and a half kilometers and ends in rocky clips at both sides.

Apo Island or Siquijor

  • Apo Island is one of the world’s best known community organized marine sanctuaries.
  • The island is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals.

DAY 7 

  • Last morning of diving

Siquijor

  • Called Isla del Fuego or the “Island of Fire” by the Spanish; it is considered by many Filipinos to be a mystical island, full of witches and other supernatural phenomena. Look out for… superb hard and soft corals, fusiliers, many nudibranchs, clown fish, parrot fish, schools of juvenile barracuda and razor fish. Super pristine walls abound!

DAY 8

  • Breakfast
  • Check out, transfers to airport

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks, beer and wine with dinner, snacks after dives and between meals
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
  • Free WiFi
  • Dive guides
  • Night dive

NOT INCLUDED

  • National park fees: 140 USD (per trip)Note: all listed prices are per person
  • Transfers from Manila Airport to the boat (round-trip)  PER PERSON (for groups of 4+): USD 208 (per trip)
  • Transfers from Manila Airport to the boat (round-trip)  SOLO TRAVELER: USD 400 (per trip)
  • Transfer from/to Manila Airport and the boat (round-trip) - PER PERSON (for groups of TWO): USD 280 (per trip)
  • Transfer from/to Manila Airport and the boat (round-trip) - add one PER PERSON (for groups of 16+ ): USD 200 (per trip)
  • Full scuba set: 35 USD (per day/person)
  • Fins, mask, snorkel (ABC): 5 USD (per day/person)
  • Dive computer: 15 USD (per day/person)
  • Flashlight (torch): 15 USD (per day/person)
  • Nitrox: 168 USD (per trip)
  • Rebreather: Ask after your reservation (per trip)
  • Domestic flights: USD (per trip)
  • Tips for the crew
  • Note: all listed prices are per person

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation
  • 30 % is non-refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before the trip = 70 % is refundable
  • 90 days before the trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

  • Make sure you meet the requirements for your nationality and entry into the country you are visiting,
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you plan to leave the country
  • Dive insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to take out a travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of dive vacation booked
  • Check the electrical standards (such as what plugs are used) in your destination country before you travel and bring the appropriate adapter if necessary.
  • Itinerary and number of dives are indicative and subject to weather and conditions: safety always comes first
  • The operator of the vessel is not responsible for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes to flight schedules, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and other circumstances beyond our control.
  • In the event of a change in the cruise itinerary due to a major cause there is no refund, if there would be a refund if the duration of a cruise were to change, the affected passengers will be offered a credit or refund of the cruise fare pro-rated for the number of days of reduction of the cruise itinerary that was scheduled.
  • In the event that a cruise is cancelled, the ship will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative including, the option to participate in another available ship.
  • If no alternative offered is accepted by the affected cruise passengers, the ship reserves the right to provide a refund of the amount of the cruise fare paid or not.
  • All divers must provide their dive certification card
  • Dive computers are mandatory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in oil prices, etc. Changes are beyond our control and increases must be paid upon request. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not give you the right to cancel the trip.

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