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Atlantis Azores Liveaboard - Malapascua - Cebu

10 Days • €4487 per person

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    Atlantis newest liveaboard offering combines multiple world-class dive destinations with easy embarkation from our beautiful Dumaguete Resort. Diving there would have taken a month via land to accomplish but can be now experienced easily during our first class 10 days charter. Ten days charters include multiple dive days at several of our beautiful locations.

    Some of the trip highlights include Sumilon Island, Pescador Island & Malapascua’s Gato Island, home of a sea crate protected breeding sanctuary. Then on to another Malapascua favorite, Monad Shoal, known for frequent sightings of thresher sharks as well as manta rays. In addition to these pelagic species, the Malapascua area offers a wide variety of critter diving not to mention abundant reefs and wall diving.

    Leaving Malapascua we head to Calanggaman Island, one of the Philippines most beautiful islands. Next, we head to Bohol for a wide variety of reef, wall & critter diving as well as some land tour opportunities for those so inclined. As a Grand Finale, we finish the itinerary on the dramatic walls of Balicasag, one of our favorite dives. This itinerary is hard to beat if you want a wide variety of locations as well as incredible diving.

    These are special request full yacht 10 or 12-night charters between mid-June and December
    Air Temperature 28°C/82°F+
    Sea temperature 27°C/81°F
    Average visibility 18m/60ft+

    Itineraries

    We begin our journey snorkeling Oslob with the gentle giants, the Whale Sharks. We then spend the rest of the day diving around tranquil Sumilon Island, surrounded by 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.

    Impressive drop-offs and bottomless walls, divers enjoy the beautiful hard and soft corals. Look for tropical reef fish, nudibranchs, turtles, and barracudas.

    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! After diving, we cruise to Mala- Pascua.

    A sanctuary and protected breeding location for the beautiful sea krait (sea snake) with its resident whitetip sharks, Gato is a great introduction to Malapascua and one of the Philippine's most talked about dive locations. The island is alive with nudibranchs, harlequin ghost pipefish, and pygmy seahorses; photographers will find it hard to choose between macro or wide angle. Malapascua's reputation has grown due to the frequent close-up encounters with thresher sharks & manta rays at Monad Shoal. These mesmerizing creatures are a highlight to any trip. Rather than having a pre-dawn start from area resorts, Azores will be parked right on top as you enjoy a morning coffee.

    The perfect paradise island with its white beaches blue waters, Calanggaman offers beautiful wall diving with an abundance of small creatures, and the occasional rays and sharks. This is an excellent opportunity for a beach day, in which we offer a beach BBQ lunch.

    A flat island four kilometers southwest of the Duljo Point; the sandy coralline beach is a sight to behold. Look for jacks, mackerel and barracudas often seen in abundance as well as large groupers, Napoleon wrasses and snappers hiding in the overhangs of the dramatic multi-hundred-foot vertical walls. Look out for turtles, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks, eagle & manta rays, schooling barracuda and trevally, frogfish, ghost pipefish, pygmy and thorny seahorses, plus many different species of nudibranch, among dramatic walls and reefs.

    Look for turtles, barracuda and trevally, frogfish, ghost pipefish, pygmy and thorny seahorses, plus many different species of nudibranch along the reef. After two morning dives a land excursion to Bohol's renowned Chocolate Hills. They look like giant mole hills covered with grass, turning to magnificent chocolate brown at the end of the dry season. We also visit the Tarsiers, the world's smallest primate, and a unique butterfly farm. You can finish by walking down Alona Beach, famous for its white coral sand.

    We will dive either Apo Island or Siquijor based on conditions. 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. Siquijor is called Isla del Fuego or the ''Island of Fire'' and look out for superb hard and soft corals, fusiliers, many nudibranchs, clown fish, parrot fish, schools of juvenile barracuda and Razorfish. Super pristine walls abound!

    Disembark Azores at Dumaguete Resort at 08:00am

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