Philippines 27 Jun – 08 Jul 2020

R18,499.00

Start: June 27, 2020 Finish: July 8, 2020
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R18,499.00
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Dive 2 Hotspots of the Phillipines

The Pescador Island Protected Marine Park.
Abundance of fish & impressive biodiversity.

Diver: from R 18 499 per person, sharing
Non-Diver: from R 15 499 per person, sharing

(Excl. flights: Approx. R 12 500 subject to availability and pricing at time of booking)

White sandy beaches and the crystal clear warm water make this destination a divers paradise.
Vast coral reefs and mind-blowingly beautiful flora and fauna make the Philippines a true scuba
diver’s paradise. Scorpionfish, emperor fish, barracuda, Moorish idol, flutemouth, tuna, batfish,
trevally, pygmy sea horses, parrotfish, lionfish, triggerfish, unicorn fish, trumpet fish, wrasse,
mantis shrimp, squid, octopus, eagle rays, devil rays, manta rays and sharks.White sandy beaches

 

Package Includes:

MALAPASCUA: Ocean Vida Beach and Dive Resort:
“Famous for viewing Thresher Sharks on a daily basis. Devil Ray’s, Whitetip reef sharks, Manta Rays
and Mandarin fish are also often encountered.”

  • 5 Nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Sea View Air-Conditioned room
  • 3 Dives (2 days)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water
  • Local tax on package
  • Scheduled transfers
  • Wi-Fi

MOALBOAL: Quo Vadis Dive Resort:
“Famous for wall dives, shallow reefs and an array of makro life. Every now again you might find
something bigger such as the Thresher Shark or giant Trevally.”

  • 4 Night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Sea View room
  • 3 Dives (2 Days)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Local tax on package
  • Scheduled transfers
  • Wi-Fi

Package Excludes:

  • Flights and Airport Taxes
  • Travel & Dive Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • Marine Park Fee 100 person per dive (approx. R 30)
  • Additional Diving (Ocean Vida: R 650 per dive) (Quo Vadis: R 400 per dive)
  • Nitrox (Ocean Vida: R 60 per tank) (Quo Vadis: R 85 per tank)
  • Gratuities

Optional Upgrades:

  • 8 Dives : R 1 050 per person
  • 10 Dives : R 2 100 per person

Optional Excursions – Moalboal:

  • Electric Fat Bike Tour R 760 per person

Guided tours by electric powered mountain bike. This trendy sport from Europe and USA allows
everybody to join effortlessly on any of our established mountain bike trails. You can visit
waterfalls, rice terraces, caves and rain forest in the High Hill of South Cebu.

  • Canyoning at Kawasan Falls R 760 per person

The Canyoning tour at Kawasan Falls is a fun adventure for everybody. After we gear up we will
take a 5 min walk to the falls. We jump into countless fresh water pools up to 10 meter high,
swim down rapids, and enjoy the incredible nature around. After around 3.5 hours we will exit
at the Kawasan Badian National Park and waterfalls. Finishing the trip with a BBQ.

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Johannesburg Fly to Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
(Possible routing: JNB–HKG–CEB)
Day 2: Met on arrival and transfer to Ocean Vida Resort (approx. 4 hours). Check in and
spend the day at leisure.
Day 3 – 6: Enjoy 2 days diving, 3 dives in total (Optional afternoon dive)
Day 7: Transfer to Quo Vadis Dive Resort (Approx. 5 – 6 hours)
Day 8 – 10: Enjoy 2 days diving, 3 dives in total
Day 11: Transfer to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Approx. 3 hrs.) for flight back to
Johannesburg. (Possible routing: CEB–HKG -JNB)
Day 12: Arrive in Johannesburg

 

Dive Highlights Around MalapascuaD

Monad Shoal
Monad Shoal is the only place on the planet where
one can observe the thresher sharks on a daily basis,
which come to a shallower depth to visit the
cleaning stations in the morning.
Depending on the season, encounters with devil
rays, whitetip reef sharks or manta rays are
possible.

Chocolate Island
A small island located between Malapascua and the northern tip of Cebu. The shallow area is
mostly rocks covered in soft corals until it starts to slope down towards a sandy bottom. Leather
corals, barrel sponges, sea fans and other different soft corals are a perfect hiding place for most
critters around Malapascua.

Deep Rock
The tiny sunken island in the northern part of Malapascua is one of the best dive sites around. The
flat top of that rock lies in about 14m depth, all around are sheer walls down to 30m, with a slope
on the south side towards the east. The reef walls are covered in a stunning array of colourful soft
corals. Frogfish, nudibranchs, different shrimps and crabs are guaranteed, but Deep Rock always
has many more special surprises.

 

Lapus Lapus
One of the great dive sites around Malapascua Island. Strong currents create a perfect habitat for
different soft corals in a colourful coral garden. Great rock formations, small canyons, holes and an
overhang give plenty of hiding opportunities for nudibranchs, frogfish, flatworms and many more
species. Huge sponges and different sea fans are common, and even pygmy seahorses can be found
if the conditions are right.

Lapus II
At 12m two big rocks form a mini wall down to 20m when it turns into a sandy bottom with many
different coloured sea fans. Schools of anthias, butterfly fish and damselfish can also be found here.
Highlights include frogfish, sea snakes, lionfish, different nudibranchs and even sometimes whitetip reef sharks can be spotted here.

 

Dive Highlights Around Moalboal

Quo Vadis House Reef
“The Best House Reef for diving in Moalboal.”
Being guided out to the reef wall by mooring lines in the shallows, you end up reaching the drop off for our incredible reef. The reef itself is packed with some of the most beautiful and healthy hard corals the area has to offer. When descending deeper you can see a vast array of colourful soft coral, big barrel sponges and gorgonian sea fans. These are the home to some very special
creatures such as: hairy squat lobsters, ornate ghost pipefish, robust ghost pipefish, giant frogfish,
painted frogfish, sexy squat shrimps, peacock mantis shrimp, candy crabs, orangutan crabs, pygmy
seahorses and so on.

Umbrella Point
Umbrella is one of the best macro dives you can do in Moalboal area. Once you submerge, a
shallow sloping reef guides you from one coral bommie to another (and to another) and then to the little aeroplane wreck that lays at approximately 20-22m of depth. Apart from the strange sight of seeing a small aeroplane under water, this is the ideal place for underwater photographers to get a good shot of a variety of macro marine life, including Pegasus Seamoth, Robust Ghost Pipefish, Ribbon Eels, Octopus, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Harlequin Crabs and Spiny Devil Scorpionfish and if you have a really good eye, Stonefish.

Pescador Island
Pescador Island is located in the Tañon Strait. The name of the island is derived from the
Philippines’ Spanish colonial heritage and the great amount of fish living around it, and it means
“Fisherman Island”. As much as it is still called Fisherman Island, it is now a protected marine park
and so in turn, no more fishing is allowed.

 

How to book:

  • Booking Forms to Be Completed.
  • Copy of Passport and Dive certification.
  • A 30 % deposit is required to confirm your booking.
  • Balance payable 60 days prior to departure

Flights:

In the event that flights are quoted separately, on acceptance of the quote, payment is required within 24
hours to secure the airfare and airport taxes

Cancellation Policies:

  • Deposit is non-refundable.
  • Less than 60 Days = 100% cancellation fee applicable
  • Flights: Cancellation fees apply as stipulated by airline/s concerned and refunds may vary depending on the airfare paid at the time of booking. Pro Dive will levy an admin fee to assist with refunds.

Pro Dive Bank Details:
Bank Details: FNB, Acc No: 6201 576 7570, Branch: Newton Park, 261050

Please note the following:

Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations &
availability.

The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If
you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.

The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.

The above prices are based on EFT payments (no cash or credit cards are accepted).

 

 

 

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