Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 42116

Holiday Reference: TRP 42116

Holiday information

  • Affordable, ocean going liveaboard in the Philippines
  • Double, twin and quad cabins to chose from
  • Outdoor dining lounge
  • Camera suite with computers - "digital darkroom"
  • As standard your trip is based on a deluxe cabin space on a full board basis, and cabin upgrades are available
  • An average itinerary offers 3-4 guided dives a day, with air fills 12lt tanks and weights
  • All non alcoholic drinks are included in your full board package
  • Airport transfer to and from your embarkation/disembarkation point are included
  • International Flights from Heathrow to Manila and Domestic Flights to Puerto Princesa inclusive of an overnight stay in Manila before and after your International flights.
  • This holiday does not include any international flights to Puerto Princessa for Tubbata itineraries(PPS). Ask for a competitive quote to add international flights and any Philippines extensions.
  • Excluded are alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox ($135), 15lt or sidemount tank hire. Locally you will need to pay the park fees (3000PHP).
  • Manila transfers and hotel extensions can be added on request
  • Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Liveaboard Details

Solitude 1 is a true ocean going liveaboard, which makes her the ideal boat for cruising the the Philippines on the search for pelagics. The main focus of her time here is Tubbataha, a remote and dramatic marine park. But she also runs seasonal iti ...

Solitude 1 is a true ocean going liveaboard, which makes her the ideal boat for cruising the the Philippines on the search for pelagics. The main focus of her time here is Tubbataha, a remote and dramatic marine park. But she also runs seasonal itineraries to Malapasuca and Donsol, famed for threshers and whalesharks! What better way to spend your summer months!

There are 10 cabins across Solitude 1, sleeping up to 22 divers, in bright, airy cabins. All are beautifully finished, with your comfort in mind. Most of the cabins are below decks, with 1 double king bed and 3 double cabins with a single bunk above. There is then a quad share, with 2 bunks and 2 single beds. On the main deck there are 2 staterooms - one king bed double and one twin share. No matter how your cabin is configured, you will enjoy air con, safe, dressing gowns, a hair dryer and flat screen TV with USB support.

In between dives, you will tuck into a range of freshly prepared meals, served in either the indoor lounge or outdoors. No matter what time of day or night, there is always a tasty bite to eat on offer. Catch up with your fellow divers as you enjoy a cold beverage at the end of an astonishing day's diving. There is a spacious sun deck, where the on board massage therapist is often found hard at work! Or check our images in the dedicated digital dark room. This is the perfect place to charge all your camera gear and stow it safely. The dive deck itself is vast, with huge amounts of space to kit up. You can find all mod cons and safety kit on board. With the crew's help gearing up, in no time at all you will be diving into the Philippines.

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Itinerary Details

Escape from it all on the Tubbataha itinerary on our stunning Philippines liveaboard. Dive this is a remote national park in the middle of the Sulu Sea for sharks, turtles, dolphins and more!

Tubbataha Description

Do you want to escape from it all on your next scuba diving holiday? Then try Tubbataha on our stunning Philippines liveaboard. Tubbataha is a remote national park in the middle of the Sulu Sea with diving that is off the charts. This is a scuba diving holiday of pure escapism and breath taking moments underwater and only dived when at its seasonal best (Mar-Jun). Home to literally hundreds of fish, shark, dolphins and coral species, the Tubbataha itinerary will deliver inspirational diving, all from the comfort and luxury of your liveaboard home.

With an average of 3-4 dives a day the thrills will come in thick and fast. Tubbataha itself is comprised of two reefs, both of which can be diving in a number of ways. If you hanker after big fish head to the northern tip of the north or south reefs where greys, black tips and white tips patrol the drop off. Eagle rays, manta and sting rays all swoop around you (especially on the south reef!). Vast gorgonians sway in the currents. Trevally, tuna and barracuda just add to your pelagic tally. Where the currents are a bit gentler you find both green and hawksbill turtles. Move round to the south sides of both reefs to hunt for some of the macro life. Pygmy sea horses are there - we promise! Just relax as you watch small reef fish dance between clown fish protecting their anemones. Hunt out some of the rarer species such as leaf scorpion fish. It is quite remarkable just how diverse these two reef systems really are!

Tubbataha will suit any diver looking for fresh thrills but make sure you book early - these trips fill fast! If you want to get your nerves tingling again with excitement, then try this itinerary for it's remote nature and daring drop offs. Photographers will find a mass of subjects, both big and small. The diving is extremely varied in scope but Tubbataha itself can be quite challenging with huge drop offs and fast currents. This itinerary hits all the hot spots and in a single liveaboard holiday you will visit what are arguably the Philippines' most exciting dive sites. Let Scuba Travel jet you off on a diving holiday that will make others green with envy.

There are a select number of 9 night trips available, which also include time snorkelling with whalesharks at Oslob (Cebu) as well as the Tubbataha marine reserve.

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Your holiday details

Last Space Sail the remote marine reserves of Tubbataha onboard the new, modern and luxury liveaboard, Solitude One. Explore the incredible walls and Pelagic central of the Philippines. Tubbataha comprise of 2 reefs, both with numerous approaches to its diving. Head North to get your big fish fix or sail to the south for Grey Sharks, Black Tips and White Tip encounters. manta and Eagle rays accompany both areas with the south proving more opportunistic. Trevally, Tuna and Barracuda sail in the current and when the current ceases you can often find Green and Hawksbill turtles amongst the reef. The adventure begins on arrival in Puerto Princesa, where you board the Solitude 1. Your trip is based on a deluxe cabin space on a full board basis (tea, coffee and drinking water). To pay locally are local marine park fees (3000PHP) or land excursion entry fees, onboard courses, additional kit hire, Nitrox ($135) and any souvenirs. There are usually 3-4 dives a day with around 15/20 dives total. Tanks and weights are included. This holiday includes international flights and domestic to Puerto Princesa (PPS) along with local transfers. You have an overnight stay in Manila before and after your International flights. Regional UK airport departures may be applied at a supplement

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


 

Your Personal Information


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