13 days / 12 nights
Arrive in Cebu. Chill-out, have dinner, night in the hotel
Early morning wake-up, transfer to Malapascua island (bus + boat). Check-in, lunch, relax on a white sandy beach. 2 dives are schedulled: day time check dive on housereef followed by sunset dive for mandarine fish and seahorses.
04:30 Early morning wake up, head to Monad shoal and be ready to see thresher sharks! After this dive we arrive back to hotel for breakfast. After we do 2 dives at Gato island. It’s a small rocky island 15-20 m deep. We can see there whitetip reef sharks sleepping under the rocks, and various frog fish among colorful soft corals, and if you are lucky enough, the pygmy sea horse (the smallest sea horse in the world which only grow to 5mm in size) and blue-ring octopus, diving trough the small cave. Back to DC, dinner, night in hotel.
04:30 Early morning wake up for those who would like to enjoy once again the graceful beauty of threser shark, we head again to Monad shoal.
Upon back to DC, we have breakfast, pack our bags and dive gear and check-out. Heading to Bohol isl: boat, mini-van, ferry, taxi.
Upon arrival to Bohol, check-in and have dinner.
Diving on Panglao is famous for its micro life, from different coloured frog fish, to vibrant nudibranches and elusive ghost pipefish. We are expecting to dive on Panglao, and the small islands around, for a few days with our professional and experienced filipino guides.
3 dives around Panglao (Arco, BBC, Kalipayan). Walls covered with various colorful hard and soft corals. Here you can find vibrant nudibranches, glass-shrimp, scorpion fish, morray-eel, frog-fish, razorfish etc.
3 dives on Balicasag isl – one of the best dive-sites in the Philippines! Where divers regularly see turtles, schools of barradudas and jack-fish, tuna tornado, beautiful soft corals gardens and endless reef walls!
3 dives around Panglao (Doljo, Puntod, Gak An). Endless walls covered with huge gorgonia, soft corals, frog fish, octopus, nudibranches, scorpion fish, mantis shrimp…
Picnic at Mag-Aso waterfall! We will leave the hotel at about 10 in the morning for the waterfall, visiting the Hinagdanan cave on the way. Маг-Асо – situated in the jungle this small, but cozy waterfall is about an hour drive from the hotel. For the dare devils you can jump into the water from the top of the cliff, or just enjoy the water and go for a swim. This will be followed by a freshly barbequed blue marlin or tuna, wine or local filipino rum, Tanduay.
Whaleshark trip! Early Morning (about 6:30 am) departure, 2-2,5 hours by boat – we arrive South of Cebu Island in the Oslob Village The whalesharks are more than friendly and will come close to the boat – ideal photo opportunity! Then it is time to put on the wetsuits and go for a dive with these gentle giants The second dive of the day is on the nearby Sumilon Island where you can spot blacktip reef sharks, tuna, jack fish
After 2 dives on Cervera shoal (or Snake island) – sea snakes area of habitant and arond Pamilacan isl, we head to Pamilacan shore and enjoy the white pristine beaches whilst tucking into a freshly made lunch. After lunch we have some time to walk to the local village, make nice pictures and see the ruins of old Spanish fort.
After breakfast we go to Bohol tour. This is where we visit the unusual Сhocolate hills, look out for tarsier monkey which can only be found in a few places around the world. Other stops on our tour include a butterfly farm, a 16th century Spanish Church and for the adrenaline junkies, a zip-line above the treetops. Not to mention that you will be having lunch at a floating restaurant on the stunning Lobok River
Free day. Additional dives, including night dives, are possible on request.
Check-out, transfer (port or airport in Tagbilaran)