Holiday Reference: TRP 34172

Holiday information

  • Deluxe or stateroom cabins available
  • Seasonal itineraries
  • Up to 5 dives a day
  • Free alcohol with dinner
  • Average Water Temp: 26 - 29 C
  • Average Air Temp: 26 - 30 C
  • Average Visability: 5 - 25m
  • Good for: Pristine reefs and massive bio diversity
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • The Southern Visayas tour is the best introduction to diving in the Philippines and includes some of its most famous reefs. Pristine corals and varied marine life big and small make this a must do Far Eastern itinerary.

Liveaboard Details

The Azores liveaboard has been lovingly crafted by the one of the Philippines' most successful dive operations, Atlantis. Built in the USA to the highest international standard, Azores feels like your home away from home in the Philippines, making i ...

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The Azores liveaboard has been lovingly crafted by the one of the Philippines' most successful dive operations, Atlantis. Built in the USA to the highest international standard, Azores feels like your home away from home in the Philippines, making it THE liveaboard to be on. Pouring their unparalleled experience and diving passion into every detail of your liveaboard holiday, Azores has come to define luxury liveaboard diving in the Philippines and she offers no less than 3 distinct seasonal itineraries guaranteed to blow you away. So sit back and let the sublime diving and superior service unfold before your eyes on a holiday with distinction.

The Azores sleeps only 16 guests across the 33m from bow to stern making this an exclusive and spacious liveaboard for sailing the seas around the Philippines. There are 7 deluxe standard cabins. The 7 cabins have been cleverly arranged so as to sleep doubles or twins. Each cabin has air con and en suite as standard. There is also 1 massive stateroom which is found on the upper deck with a double bed plus single bed but with even more space and storage and a window - soak in the azure sea as it passes before you.

The luxury experience continues throughout Azores. The food on board is some of the best you will ever find on a liveaboard and is cooked freshly for each and every meal time or snack. From the homemade bread to fresh sea food, Filipino local dishes and even home made soup, you will never be hungry! All drinks including some alcohol with dinner are included in your package. Between dives you can curl up in the sun or shade on a chaise longue. Or grab your shoes and head out on a land excursion. The jacuzzi is always a hub at the end of the day and the evening presentations given by the guides on local marine life and dive sites just add to your experience. From start to finish, a trip on Azores opens up the thrilling world of Philippines diving, relaxation and in complete comfort.

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Itinerary Details

Any scuba diving holiday to the Philippines will thrill but if you have never before been to this diving heaven, make the Southern Visayas itinerary on board our luxury Philippines liveaboard your first choice.

Southern Visayas Description

The Philippines are still undiscovered by most UK scuba divers and the myriad of islands make it ripe for liveaboard diving. From the decks of your Philippines liveaboard, you can explore a vast expanse of sea and island hop between the pristine, colourful reefs and diverse marine life. Any scuba diving holiday to the Philippines will thrill but if you have never before been to this diving heaven, make the Southern Visayas itinerary your first choice. This island group is arguably one of the most astonishing and bio diverse areas of Asia! Relax into the simple routine of liveaboard life as each perfect dive unfolds before you.

The southern Visayas tour starts from Bohol and from here your exploration of world class reef dives begins. Cabilao Island, Balicasag, Sumilon, Panglao, Pamilican and Siquijor... these are the exotic names that will stand out in your log book for years to come. The diving from in each area is diverse as you move from current swept walls to scenic coral gardens Siquijor is just one outstanding example of the dazzling pristine reefs that await. The Southern Visayas itinerary will get you closer to a huge range of marine life. From the biggest inhabitants to the very smallest and microscopic critters, there is a dive along this route that will get your attention. If your passion is macro, then Cabilao will thrill, home to great gorgonian sea fans and the tiniest pgymy seahorses hiding in the fronds. Giant frogfish, a cornucopia of nudibranch and ghost pipefish are all regularly seen. Balicasag throngs with schooling fish. Sardines, snapper and barracuda, these massive schools of fish are mesmerising. Turtles of all shapes and sizes can be found at many reefs along the route but these are not the only large inhabitants. Pamilican is the pelagic hot spot. Keep your eyes peeled for reef sharks, manta rays and eagle rays. Dogtooh tuna and wahoo swoosh around you.

The Southern Visayas itinerary will suit most experience levels although some dives will be speedy drifts. Dives vary in depth from shallow pinnacles to deep caves. You will rarely come across other divers on this itinerary so it is perfect for anyone looking for the ultimate dive escapism. Photographers and videographers will have no end of subjects to snap away at. The Southern Visayas are seldom seen by most divers and tourists - this is an exciting new itinerary in a secret corner of the world. Book your trip today before this secret gets out! And with all of the advantages of liveaboard diving, you can relax in the Philippines without a care in the world. Supreme diving meets utter convenience and comfort to make this itinerary a winning recipe.

Want to know more about Southern Visayas?

Southern Visayas contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

SPECIAL COMBO TRIP! Follow your liveaboard with 2 extra nights at Atlantis Dumaguete. Nobody knows the exceptional reefs, walls and marine parks of the Southern Visayas quite like Atlantis Azores. Your trip starts on arrival in Manila where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (twin share). The next morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dumaguete where you board the Atlantis Azores. Our trip package is based on a twin cabin (full board). All trips are fully guided by expert dive guides and include 12lt tank, weights, full board, soft drinks and local beer, wine and rum with dinner. There are usually up to 5 dives/day. You will return to Dumaguete for a further 2 nights at the Atlantis resort (deluxe room, full board) with up to 5 scheduled boat dives a day inc night dive. At the end of your trip you will fly back to Manila and onwards to the UK. We are able to book flights with a variety of scheduled airlines from a number of UK departure points. Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. All transfers are included. Excluded are the Philippine departure tax (approx 750PHP), local marine park fees (approx $150), land excursion entry fees, onboard courses, additional kit hire, nitrox, special day trips (eg Apo island) and any souvenirs.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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