Philippines 2020

Philippines : 12th – 21st March 2020

PRICE – R27 000 pp sharing

(This price is based on current exchange rates and may change based on fluctuations)

 Package Includes: Flights Johannesburg/Philippines,  local transfers,  Airport Tax, 7 nights accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, tea, coffee, and all drinks with meals,  8 boat dives, unlimited shore entry dives, cylinder and weight belt rentals, all air fills, conservation fees, island hoping day

 Package Excludes: visas, travel insurance, drinks outside of meals, Nitrox, staff gratuity, day excursions

IS PHILIPPINES FOR ME?

Of Course it is! This trip is for divers of all levels as well as non-divers!
This trip has been set up as a gate way for those that have a tighter budget, but still want the best that diving has to offer !!

SourceWith over 7,000 islands in the country, the Philippine archipelago offers unlimited opportunities for underwater exploration.

QUALIFICATIONS?

It is recommended that you are an Advanced Diver with a Deep speciality in order to fully enjoy all the dives, however some dives are appropriate for Open Water Course divers.

THE DIVING?

Philippines is located at the tip of The Coral Triangle, the global centre of marine biodiversity, houses 75% of all known coral species and 40% of the world’s reef fish species. Apart from the Philippines, the region includes Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Timor Leste, and the Solomon Islands.

The dives will be broken up into boat entry dives and shore entry dives. The boat dives will be done at a different site each day and depend on the conditions that day. There are over 30 dive sites to choose from. Nitrox is available for those who would like to maximise their diving each day. 

SourceSome dive spots can be reached by taking a bangka, a local boat typically made of marine plywood. In most cases, it has two outriggers made of bamboo. Bangka is commonly used for fishing, public transportation, and recreational purposes such as island hopping, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

Where will we be staying ? 

Planet dive is located in Anilao Batangas, approximately 2 hours away from Manila airport, between Batangas Bay and Balayan Bay. The lodge is made up of  15 rooms, able to accommodate 2 – 3 persons, with a few able to accommodate 4. Each 3 sleeper room consists of a queen bed as well as a single bed. Each room has an en suit room with a hot water shoer and a toilet, as well as air-conditioners in each rooms

The lodge has a large dining areas where breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be served, as well as an outdoor deck where meals can be served if weather permits. Tea and coffee can be served to clients relaxing in the pantry, where they can also make use of the free wifi within the resort.

The resort also has handing and drying facilities for all dive gear, as well as a camera lounge to allow assembly, disassembly and cleaning of camera equipment.

 

Where will we be diving? 

over the course of the week you will be doing 2 boat dives and unlimited shore dives. Wither over 30 dive sites in the area, we cannot depict exactly where you will be diving, until you are there and conditions can be taken into consideration. Non divers are also welcome to join on all the dives and do some snorkelling in the area.

TRIP DETAILS:

Thursday 4th March- Depart Johannesburg via OR Tambo International airport and arrive in Manila, Philippines, on the morning of the 5th. We will then be collected from Manila international airport and be transferred to our lodge in Anilao Batangas. We will then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge before being spoilt to a 3 course meal.

Saturday 6th March- After breakfast we will spend the day doing as many shore entry dives as we like, exploring the waters and reefs that surround the lodge and its beaches. In between our diving we will enjoy a beach side lunch and finishing the day off with a 3 course dinner.

Sunday 7th and Monday 8th March – On these two days, divers will be able to do 2 boat dives each day, exploring some of the many dive sites. After lunch you will then be able to do some shore entry dives. For those who are tired after the morning of diving, you can spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool and on the beach

Tuesday 9th March – Client will spend the day traveling to all the surrounding islands, exploring their beaches and snorkelling around them. Lunch will be served at one of the island visited this day. After a long day out, clients will return to a 3 course meal.

Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th March – These two days will work the same as the 7th and 8th .

Friday 12th March- Clients can spend their last day snorkelling around the island, relaxing on the beach, or going into town for a bit of touring. They will then be collected in the afternoon and transferred back to Manila International airport for their flight back to Johannesburg.

Saturday 13th March- We will sadly return back to OR Tambo after an amazing week of sun and diving. Clients will then have the Sunday to rest and recover before work the next day

INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodation at Planet dive
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners
  • All drinks with meals
  • 8 boat dives
  • Unlimited shore dives
  • Cylinder rental and airfills
  • Conservation fees
  • Island hoping day tour

EXLUDES:

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks outside of meals
  • Nitrox fills
  • Staff gratuity

This trip works on a first come first serve based on payments

Deposit for this trip is R4000pp. The remainder can then be paid off until the 1st March. Please contact us for more information on this trip and for payment plans.

The deposit is non refundable and only secures your booking. Without full payment you could loose your place on the trip

 training@divetek.co.za or 011 791 1095