TUBBATAHA REEF 2017

TUBBATAHA 2017 onboard MY Vasco.

 

Schedule tubbataha_map

April 6 – 12

April 20 – 26

May 18 – 24

May 25 – 31

June 01 – 07

June 09 – 16  (Transition trip 2)

 

Rate USD1,995.00/person in twin sharing.

 

INCLUSIONS:

–   Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin

–   5 diving days (4 dives/day including night dive with tanks, weights & belt, chase boat and dive master.

 

NOTE: 2-3 dives only on last diving day

 

EXCLUSION/EXTRA’s:

–   Domestic airfare (Manila/Puerto Princesa/Manila)

–   Dive permit: (USD78.00/person – Tubbataha) Included in the Invoice

: Apo Reef – USD55.00/person

–   Dive, travel and medical insurance

–   Drinks (soft drinks, juices, alcoholic)

–   Tips, laundry

–   Gear rental

–   Nitrox fees

– Land transfers to/from Anilao  (transition trip 2)

Scuba Diving

NOTE:

 

  1. The boat has 8 cabins.  Maximum diver  is 16 pax.  Bathroomsare ensuite but shared between 2 cabins. Note that for a single cabin, still have to share bath and toilet with another cabin.

 

  1. Note that we require 40 dives minimum each diver. Does not need to be an advanced but should be experienced.

 

  1. See itinerary below

 

REGULAR TRIP

 

DAY 01                        MANILA/ PUERTO PRINCESA

 

  • Transfer to port upon arrival in Puerto Princesa.
  • Briefing of Boat Manager/ Dive Master
  • Afternoon free at leisure
  • 1800H, lift anchor for departure to Bird Is., North Tubbataha (11 hours)
  • Accommodation & meals onboard Explorer

 

DAY 02                        NORTH TUBBATAHA

  • Arrive at BirdIsland, North Tubbataha
  • Dive Sites: Shark airport, washingmachine (larry’s reef), seafan alley
  • Whole Day Diving at North Tubbataha (4 dives include night dive)
  • Night Dive

 

DAY 03                        NORTH TUBBATAHA

–     Whole Day Diving at North Tubbataha  (4 dives include night dive)
Dive Sites: Rangers station, Amos Rock,

–     Night Dive

–     Early morning departure for Light House, South Tubbataha

 

DAY 04                        SOUTH TUBBATAHA

  • Arrive Lighthouse, South Tubbataha
  • Whole Day Diving at South Tubbataha (4 dives include night dive)
  • Dive Sites: Black Rock, North wall of south Atoll
  • Night Dive

 

DAY 05                        SOUTH TUBBATAHA

–      Whole Day Diving at South Tubbataha

–      Dive Sites: Lighthouse, Delsan Wreck, Staghorn Point (4 dives include night dive)

  • Night Dive

 

DAY 06                        SOUTH TUBBATAHA OR NORTH TUBBATAHA

–      Day Diving only   (2-3 dives)

–      Departure for PuertoPrincessaCity

 

DAY 07                        PUERTO PRINCESA/ MANILA

  • 0600H Arrive PuertoPrincesaCity
  • Breakfast onboard
  • 0800H . Transfer to airport/hotel

 

Note:  The above is a suggested itinerary ONLY and is subject to change depending on

tide, current, weather and sea  condition.

           

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

 

Violet C. Imperial    

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfit NGO)

6978729 (9am to 5pm Only)  / 09322439478 (Viber) / 09155101600 (globe)

EMAIL: mother_nature888@nacci888.org

BLOGSITE: https://philecotourism.wordpress.com

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The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (Filipino: Bahurang Tubbataha) is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. The marine and bird sanctuary consists of two huge atolls (named the North Atoll and South Atoll) and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef covering a total area of 97,030 hectares (239,800 acres; 374.6 sq mi). It is located 150 kilometres (93 mi) southeast of Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan province. The uninhabited islands and reefs are part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan, located roughly 130 kilometres (81 mi) to the northeast of the reef.

 

In December 1993, the UNESCO declared the Tubbataha Reefs National Park as a World Heritage Site as a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands. In 1999, Ramsar listed Tubbataha as one of the Wetlands of International Importance. In 2008, the reef was nominated at the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubbataha_Reef

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Scuba Diving P 2499 Experience

SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE for P 2,999 Every Saturday

W P 500 discount if you book 7days before the travel date or earliest pay only P 2,499/pax

Book now and avail this once in a lifetime experience of Scuba Diving and check this off from your bucketlist!

  • No experience needed
  • No license needed
  • No swimming skills needed
  • Just pure passion to learn
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Easy Diving at Dumaguete

Cheapest Dive Experience Ever!

Invite your friends, family, team, group, co-employees and boss! Let us all check off scuba diving in your bucketlist! =) Excellent for company outing, team building and barkada new adventure trip!

Inclusive of

  • Round Private Aircon Van
  • Resort Entrance Fee
  • Dive Instructor
  • Dive Gears (Fins, Booty, Dive Belts and weights)
  • Dive Tanks
  • BCD and Regulators
  • Lunch
  • Dive Certificate

FREE

  • Scuba Dive T-shirt
  • Side Trip to Taal Basilica and Ancestral Houses
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Easy diving at Apo Reef, Mindoro

BRING YOUR OWN

  • Mask and Snorkle
  • Medicine
  • Snacks
  • Water Bottle (water is free at the dive resort)

OPTIONAL COST

  • Additional Boat Dive P 800 (Tank, Dive Master, boat and boat crew)

 

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Easy Diving at Batangas

PRIVATE GROUP: Can book any day you want, 7 days before the trip for a minimum of 10 persons. Just in case your less than 10 pax, ladderized rate will apply.

DIVE COURSES Open Water Course

P 20,000 for CMAS  

P 28,000 for PADI

Inclusive of

  • Course Fee
  • Dive Manual
  • Dive Gears (Tanks, BCD and Regulator)
  • Dive Equipments (Fins, booties, belt, weights)
  • Instructors Fee
  • International Dive License (Ccard)
  • Resort Food (3 meals per day)
  • 3days/2nights Fan Room Shared Accommodation
  • Not Included: Fare to and from the site, snacks, tip to the guides, dive mask and snorkel

 

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FOR Inquiry or Temporary Reservation (Travel while you can)

  • Please Fill up the blanks below and email to mother_nature888@nacci888.org, 7 days before your target date together with the P 2499 Deposit Slip.
  • Company/Group: _______________________

Contact Person :___________________________

Land Line _____________________

Cellphone :____________________

Email Address:____________________

Target EcoTour/Location: _______________

Target Date of Travel :_________________

Number of Participants: _______________

 Incomplete information will not be entertained 

  • Please call  (02) 8061720 to check if there are still slots
  • Please make a book and buy payment at Las Pinas Home Office
  • deposit at Account of Nature Awareness and Conservation Club, Inc Banco de Oro Account number 000680755357 Savings (Bank SWIFT Code BNORPHMM)

Or at Land Bank Account for NACCI members and patrons

  • Scan the deposit slip and email at  Mother_nature888@nacci888.org
  • Then we will email back the Official Receipt and Certificate of Booking Confirmation, w more detailed itinerary.
  • Late Registrants will be accommodated if there are still space available.
  • Unused reservation fee, services, rooms, tickets, meals are non refundable, non-rebookable and non offsetable to other paid guest. BUT transferable to another new guest 3 days before the trip please notify the club, otherwise reservation will be forfeited.
  • FOR CSR/School Field Trips/Team Buildings/ : Please give your target date, trip specifications, and budget EARLIEST POSSIBLE, so we can work on customized package trip and logistics.
  • Upon confirmation of logistics on your target date, we will send Statement of Account soonest.
  • All cost and expenses outside the itinerary and package inclusions will be shouldered by the guest and not offsetable from other paid inclusions.
  • Reservation is guaranteed after the full payment.
  • Rate is subject to change with out prior notice

 

           

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

 

Violet C. Imperial   

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfit NGO)

6978729 (9am to 5pm Only)  / 09322439478 (Viber) / 09155101600 (globe)

EMAIL: mother_nature888@nacci888.org

BLOGSITE: https://philecotourism.wordpress.com

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Skype : Mothernatureasia

Twitter: MotherNature888

My Life is GOD’s Gift to Me, what I do with it, is my Gift to HIM.           

 

Scuba Diving Experience P 2,499

SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE for P 2,999 Every Saturday

W P 500 discount if you book 7days before the travel date or earliest pay only P 2,499/pax

Book now and avail this once in a lifetime experience of Scuba Diving and check this off from your bucketlist!

  • No experience needed
  • No license needed
  • No swimming skills needed
  • Just pure passion to learn
Dive3

Dumaguete Apo Island

Cheapest Dive Experience Ever!

Invite your friends, family, team, group, co-employees and boss! Let us all check off scuba diving in your bucketlist! =) Excellent for company outing, team building and barkada new adventure trip!

Inclusive of

  • Round Private Aircon Van
  • Resort Entrance Fee
  • Friendly Dive Instructor
  • Dive Gears (Fins, Booty, Dive Belts and weights)
  • Dive Tanks
  • BCD and Regulators
  • Lunch
  • Dive Certificate

FREE

  • Scuba Dive T-shirt
  • Side Trip to Taal Basilica and Ancestral Houses

BRING YOUR OWN

  • Mask and Snorkle
  • Medicine
  • Snacks
  • Water Bottle (water is free at the dive resort)

OPTIONAL COST

  • Additional Boat Dive P 800 (Tank, Dive Master, boat and boat crew)

 

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More of Dumaguete

Other DIVE COURSES Open Water Course

P 20,000 for CMAS  

P 28,000 for PADI

Inclusive of

  • Course Fee
  • Dive Manual
  • Dive Gears (Tanks, BCD and Regulator)
  • Dive Equipments (Fins, booties, belt, weights)
  • Instructors Fee
  • International Dive License (Ccard)
  • Resort Food (3 meals per day)
  • 3days/2nights Fan Room Shared Accommodation
  • Not Included: Fare to and from the site, snacks, tip to the guides, dive mask and snorkel

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FOR Inquiry or Temporary Reservation (Travel while you can)

  • Please Fill up the blanks below and email to mother_nature888@nacci888.org, 7 days before your target date together with the P 2499 Deposit Slip.
  • Company/Group: _______________________

Contact Person :___________________________

Land Line _____________________

Cellphone :____________________

Email Address:____________________

Target EcoTour/Location: _______________

Target Date of Travel :_________________

Number of Participants: _______________

 Incomplete information will not be entertained 

  • Please call  (02) 8061720 to check if there are still slots
  • Please make a book and buy payment at Las Pinas Home Office
  • deposit at Account of Nature Awareness and Conservation Club, Inc Banco de Oro Account number 000680755357 Savings (Bank SWIFT Code BNORPHMM)

Or at Land Bank Account for NACCI members and patrons

  • Scan the deposit slip and email at  Mother_nature888@nacci888.org
  • Then we will email back the Official Receipt and Certificate of Booking Confirmation, w more detailed itinerary.
  • Late Registrants will be accommodated if there are still space available.
  • Unused reservation fee, services, rooms, tickets, meals are non refundable, non-rebookable and non offsetable to other paid guest. BUT transferable to another new guest 3 days before the trip please notify the club, otherwise reservation will be forfeited.
  • FOR CSR/School Field Trips/Team Buildings/ : Please give your target date, trip specifications, and budget EARLIEST POSSIBLE, so we can work on customized package trip and logistics.
  • Upon confirmation of logistics on your target date, we will send Statement of Account soonest.
  • All cost and expenses outside the itinerary and package inclusions will be shouldered by the guest and not offsetable from other paid inclusions.
  • Reservation is guaranteed after the full payment.
  • Rate is subject to change with out prior notice

 

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

 Violet C. Imperial   

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfit NGO)

6978729 (9am to 5pm Only)  / 09322439478 (Viber) / 09155101600 (globe)

EMAIL: mother_nature888@nacci888.org

BLOGSITE: https://philecotourism.wordpress.com

http://www.facebook.com/ResponsibleNatureAdventuresPhilippines

Skype : Mothernatureasia

Twitter: MotherNature888

My Life is GOD’s Gift to Me, what I do with it, is my Gift to HIM.           

Scuba Diving

The Great Tubbataha 2015

Tubbataha – world class diving in the Philippines ( Late March – Mid June)

 

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is recognized as being the best diving destination in the Philippines .

This 100,000 hectare natural park is only accessible from Late March to Mid June due to sea and weather conditions.

Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is both a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was nominated recently as one of the 7 wonders of nature.

This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive. Expect to encounter  white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks.

A Tubbataha  dive safari  on the Discovery Fleet is the perfect way to explore the wonders of this special
Place and during this period the ship turns into a full-fledged diving live aboard whose activities center around diving exclusively.

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Itinerary  for Tubbataha only liveaboard

Day 1 -> Guest embarkation, lift anchor in the evening. Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Day 2 -> Diving in Northern part of the North Atoll
Day 3 -> Diving in Southern Part of the North Atoll
Day 4 -> Diving in Southern part of the South Atoll
Day 5 -> Diving in Northern part of the South Atoll
Day 6 ->  Diving in Northern part of South Atoll, lift anchor after 4th dive for Puerto Princesa
Day 7 -> Disembarkation after breakfast, 8am onwards

*Itinerary is subject to change  due to Tide Tables and Sea conditions.
Transition Trip Batangas to Tubbataha

Day 1 -> Embarkation at Batangas Int’l Container Port (between 2-4 pm)
Day 2 -> 3 dives in Apo Reef (no Night dive)
Day 3 -> 3 dives in Cuyo Islands (No night dive)
Day 4-6 -> 3 dives per day /1 night dive TRNP
Day 7 -> 3 day dives (no night dive) TRNP
Day 8 -> Disembarkation after breakfast, 8am onwards

 

Transition Trip Tubbataha to Batangas

Day 1 -> Embarkation Puerto Princesa Port (Between 2- 4 pm)
Day 2-5 -> 3 day dives/1 night dive  in TRNP
Day 6 -> 2 dives Cuyo
Day 7 -> 3 day dives Apo Reef
Lift anchor after 3
Day 8 -> Disembarkation Batangas Int’l Container Port after breakfast, 8am onwards

 

*The Discovery Fleet will make best efforts to follow the established itineraries but reserves the right to change it due to sea conditions, weather and safety considerations during the actual voyage.

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photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

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Photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tubbataha Route Schedules/Rates – 2015

For the Transition trip to Tubbataha , Port of embarkation is Batangas Int’l Port. Disembarkation will be Port of Puerto Princesa

For Regular Trips, Ports of embarkation & disembarkation is Puerto Princesa (PPS)

For the Transition trip at the end of the season, Port of embarkation is Port of Puerto Princesa. Disembarkation will be at  the Batangas Int’l Port.

Guests are requested to be on board by 4 pm.  There will be  a boat briefing at 5 pm and ship will lift anchor by 7 pm.
On the day of disembarkation, guests are disembarked after breakfast . (8 am onwards)

Round trip airport to ship transfers are provided only from Puerto Princesa.

 

Tubbataha (March 18 – June 12, 2015)
Puerto Princesa – Tubbataha
ROOM CATEGORY DIVE PACKAGE (Tubbataha)
USD
STANDARD ROOMS USD 2,100
UPPER DECK ROOM USD 2,500
Prices based on double occupancy. Single occupancy surcharge of 50%

 

Schedule 
7 Days/6 Nights (extendable by 1 or 2 days for full charters)
DATE TRIP

AVAILABILITY

March 18 – 25,  2015 ( Batangas-Apo Reef-Cuyo-Tubbataha-PPS ) Transition Available
March 26 – April 1,  2015  Regular Available
April 2 – 8, 2015 Regular 10 pax
April 9 – 15, 2015 Regular Available
April 16 – 22, 2015 Regular Available
April 23 – 29, 2015 Regular Available
April 30 – May 6, 2015 Regular 15 pax
May 7 – 13, 2015 Regular Available
May 14 – 20, 2015 Regular Available
May 21 – 27, 2015 Regular Available
May 28 – June 3, 2015 Regular Available
June 5 – 12, 2015 ( PPS-Tubbataha-Cuyo-Apo Reef ) Transition 22  pax
** “Optioned” means that the date has been reserved and we are just waiting for the deposit.
*Maximum 32 divers.

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
Welcome drinks

Tea, coffee and juice

Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower

Full-board meals (buffet) for the whole cruise, excluding drinks.

Tubbataha: 3 day dives and 1 night dive (except on the last day in Tubbataha), tanks, weights, weight belt, boat, services of a divemaster.

Roundtrip transfers from Puerto Princesa airport/hotel within PPS  to boat and back.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
Rental of snorkel – and dive gear

All beverages and mineral water

Park Fees which will be collected in advance and to be included in your invoice:

Tubbataha Park Fee: USD75 per person

Diving Transit Cruises: USD118 per person

Note:
Above schedule is subject to change without prior notice and dependent on sea and weather conditions.

Northern Routes depart every Saturday and Tubbataha is every Thursday unless otherwise indicated.

Corkage Fee: USD10 per bottle

 

Photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

Photo by Ms. Yvette Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

 

Violet C. Imperial    

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfitNGO)

6978729 (9am to 5pm Only)  / 09322439478 / 09155101600

EMAIL: mother_nature888@nacci888.org

BLOGSITE: https://philecotourism.wordpress.com

http://www.facebook.com/ResponsibleNatureAdventuresPhilippines

Skype : Mothernatureasia

Twitter: MotherNature888

My Life is GOD’s Gift to Me, what I do with it, is my Gift to HIM.      

 

Wonderful UnderWater World of Scuba Diving

SCUBA TRAINING COURSES

 Open Water Diver :

This beginner or entry-level training course is composed of 3 parts: Academic, Pool or Confined Water Sessions, and Open Water Training.

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Academic – student chooses manual or e-learning. With the manual the student reads each chapter and completes Knowledge Reviews after each chapter which is submitted to Instructor for review and discussion on missed topics. E-Learning provides students all chapters in the manual, plus videos of related topics. All Knowledge Reviews must be completed before students are allowed to move forward and take the written exam.

 

Dumaguete Apo Island

Dumaguete Apo Island

Pool or Confined Water Training: composed of 5 modules where student learns use of different scuba equipment and introduction of basic skills, then compounded with complex skills. With practice student learn mastery of such skills for confidence and survival in Open Water. Each pool session is app 2 hrs, and 3 pool sessions are required to generally complete the 5 skill modules, although additional sessions may be required if necessary. These sessions may also be done in confined or manageable saltwater areas.

 

Bonito Island, Verde Passage, Batangas

Bonito Island, Verde Passage, Batangas

Open Water Training: After Instructor evaluation student proceeds to make at least a minimum of 4 Open Water dives. First 2 dives to be done at an average depth of 30ft/9m, with last 2 consecutive dives at an average of 60ft/18m.

 

Nudies during night dive in Bauan Batangas

Nudies during night dive in Bauan Batangas

Exclusions: Students are to have their own Basic Equipment (Mask, Snorkel, Full Wetsuit 3mm, Booties, and Fins). Transportation and all resort, boat, and other diving costs not included in course fee.

 

Siargao Surigao

Siargao Surigao

PADI

Course Fee is P18,000. per student and includes Manual or E-Learning Access Code, certification upon completion, use of BCD/Reg during pool sessions, pool fees, use of tanks w/air & weights during pool sessions, and a Logbook.

 

Lemlunay, Sarangani

Lemlunay, Sarangani

SDI

Course Fee is P16,000. per student and includes Manual or E-Learning Access Code, certification upon completion, use of BCD/Reg during pool sessions, pool fees, use of tanks w/air & weights during pool sessions, and a Logbook.

 

Advanced Open Water Diver: SDI or PADI

This continuing education and training offers a variety of experience for new divers. It is composed of 5 dives with each dive focusing on specific dive objectives and experience. Diver Prerequisites: Open Water w/25 logged dives.

Navigation – students learn the basic use of the compass and learn its use underwater;

Drift Dive – general techniques and safety procedures in diving with strong currents;

Night Dive – preparations, general and safety techniques in enjoying night dives;

Northern Palawan 8D/7N cruise

Schedules

December 20 to 27, 2014

January 17 to 24, 2015

February 7 to 14, 2015

March 7 to 14, 2015

More schedules available upon request

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CRUISE & DIVE PACKAGE ( 18 dives)   USD

LOWER CABIN Double Occupancy      USD 2,500

UPPER CABIN  Double Occupancy      USD 3,100

Diving itinerary

Day 1   Departure from Batangas International Port Embarkation time is between 2-4 pm

Boat Briefing – Dinner

Day 2   Apo Reef

Apo Reef is regarded as one of the world’s best diving locations. We will make a total of 3 dives today, 2 day dives and a night dive for those qualified. You can look forward to some spectacular dives with visibility of up to 40 m or better. The reef begins at five meters depth, descending to approximately 40 m. The first dive will be a check out dive where you will be asked to demonstrate the 3 basic skills, mask clearing, regulator recovery and buoyancy control.

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Day 3   Barracuda Lake-Siete Pecados (7 Islands)-Maquinit Hot Spring-Kayangan Lake

Divers will do 2 morning dives in Siete Pecados and Twin Peaks  and 1 dive at the Barracuda lake

1) Twin Peaks is named after the two limestone formations that break the surface of the water. We descend along one of the rock walls adorned with large gorgonians. Turtles are frequently seen here.

This dive is suitable for Advanced Open Water certified divers or higher.

2) Siete Pecados is  home to a great variety of unusual tropical fish and a very rich coral environment. Scientists found 2 new coral species here within the last 5 years . This dive is suitable for Advanced Open Water certified divers or higher.

3) Barracuda Lake – a unique and highly unusual dive site. It is a deep, volcanic in-land lake where the water temperature increases with depth – roughly 1ºC per metre. The water is clear, but aside from some small c fishin the shallower parts, the lake is devoid of aquatic life.

Divers come to appreciate the underwater pinnacles. However, an ancient old barracuda reportedly lives in  the lake, hence the name. The lake is accessible through a short climb over stairs placed over jagged rocks.

Day 4   Sangat Island –Culion

Divers will be diving 3 wrecks today. Irako will be the destination for their first early morning dive. After a heavy breakfast, divers will depart for 2 dives with a packed lunch. Sangat or Tangat Wreck and the Olympia Maru are their 2nd & 3rd dives.  Divers will meet up with the ship in Culion Island after the 3rd dive. Night Dive at Dynamite Point is available for those qualified.

Day 5   Calumbuyan  & North Cay Islands

The Akitsushima is the one true warship of the Japanese Fleet that we will be visiting today. A Sea Plane tender, the crane lies in the sand not far from the hull, while an Anti Aircraft gun can be found right next to the deck lying on the sandy sea floor. Around the wreck is one of the few areas where divers can see Sea-whips in the  shape of a harp.

The second dive of the day will be at the freighter “Taiei Maru”. The ship now rests on the side. It was hit by three torpedoes that all went through the same hole. The gigantic hole is now visible at 14 metres depth. Inside the ship, the two large engine boilers can be seen. The top side of the wreck is completely overgrown with corals,  which attract plenty of crocodile fish. The afternoon dive will be at one of Calumbuyans beautiful reefs. Expect to find Coral bommies with colonies of giant sized grape corals.

At 6 p.m. it is time for a night dive. We will explore North Cay , where we may see octopuses on the hunt and big moray eels leaving their shelters in search off food.

  

 

 

Day 6   Dibotonai

Upon arriving at Dibotonai, we will cross to Black Island by boat where we will dive at the remains of the 50 m long “Nanshin Maru”. It is a civilian tanker converted to carry special fuels in small isolated tanks for replenishment of land-based depots. The wreck rests upright on a sandy bottom at a maximum depth of 32 m. Visibility here is much better than at the other wrecks, 20-25 m or better is common. Near the wreck you can see plenty of scorpion fish, lion fish, groupers, and bat fish.

In the afternoon we will make a dive at the northern reef of Dibotonai. If we are lucky, we may encounter the nearly extinct dugong (sea cow), which sometimes comes to graze on the sea grass in the area. A wide variety of crabs, octopuses, surgeon fish and puffer fish inhabit the reef.

Day 7   Tara Islands, Dimakya Island Club Paradise 

We will be doing 2 morning dives on the hard and soft coral gardens of Tara Islands on our last day at sea.  Very little divers , or people for that matter, have been on its reefs  or beaches. You will be one of the lucky few. We will set sail for our last stop, Club paradise during lunch time. The last dive will be at Club paradise house reef .  This is a chance to dive with its resident sea turtle and  schooling jacks in the sea grass areas, as well as observe the myriad of macro critters such as frog fishes and nudibranchs  on the reef itself.

Day 8   Disembark Batangas International Port 11am (subject to weather and sea condition)

 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

Welcome drinks

Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower

Full-board meals (buffet) for the whole cruise, excluding drinks.

Coffee and Tea

Dive & Cruise package includes 3 dives per day with tanks, boat, services of Dive Master for the Dive package

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS

Rental of snorkel and dive gear

All beverages and mineral water

Harbor and Island Fees, which will be collected in advance and to be included in your invoice:

Northern Route: USD 100 per person

Note:

Above schedule is subject to change without prior notice and dependent on sea and weather conditions.

Northern Routes depart every Saturday and Tubbataha is every Thursday unless otherwise indicated.

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

 

Violet C. Imperial   

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfit NGO)

6978729 (9am to 5pm Only)  / 09322439478 / 09155101600

EMAIL: mother_nature888@nacci888.org

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Aurora Adventures and Baler Beaches

Aurora Adventures and Baler Beaches

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October 21 to 23 Baler, Aurora Province

Baler Bay surfing, Pag-asa SunRise and Sun Set, Diguisit Snorkeling, El Pimitel Water Falls, Aurora Balete and more. Joining Fee P 500 for pre reservation for bus and accommodation. And pay only what you want to do according to your physical capacity and pay only what you want to eat according to you budget. Limited to 10pax only. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249744985051921

Aurora Province is located on the East-Central side of Luzon Island. It is the north-eastern most province of Central Luzon (Region III). It is bordered on the north by the provinces of Isabela and Qurino, on the west by Nueva Ecija and Nueva Viscaya, on the south by Bulacan and Quezon, and on the east by the Pacific Ocean. The province’s main link to the rest of Luzon is through a narrow mountain gravel road that twists through the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. The road is located between Baler and Bongabon, Nueva Ecija.

Aurora is a province blessed with an abundance of tourist attractions. It has its share of historical sights such as the home and resthouse of former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon. The province also has a beautiful Catholic church and several historical markers. Its natural attractions include picturesque waterfalls, lush greenery on mountainsides, and panoramic beaches. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain climbing and trekking are only some of the activities a tourist can enjoy in Aurora.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 0 Thurs Night 9 pm Estimated Time of Departure Manila

Day 1 Fri 6 am Est Time of Arrival/check – in/ freshen up

               7 am Breakfast at the Farm

               9 am Baler Historical Tour

              11 am Lunch in San Luis Water Falls

               2 pm Option to do Surfing Lesson or Scuba Diving (at pax account)

                       Or just beach bum.

               6 pm Back to Base / clean up and Dinner (at pax account)

               8 pm Talk on State of Baler Environment and Conservation projects (LGU/DENR)

                       Tentative if the LGU/DENR are willing to share.

Day 2 Sat AM Baler Beach hopping and snorkeling galore

               3 PM Mangrove Tree Planting.

               6 pm Beach Buffet Dinner and Fellowship

Day 3 Sun Beachy Bumming

               1 pm Estimated Time of Departure Baler

               8 pm ETA Manila

Rates upon Request

Inclusive of

  • RT Aircon Vehicle and around Baler
  • 3days/2nights Aircon Accommodation (3 to 6pax room sharing)
  • 3 Buffet Breakfast
  • 2 Buffet Picnic Lunch
  • 1 Buffet Fellowship and bonding dinner by the beach (night 2)
  • Resort Entrance Fees

Not Included: Tips to the local guides and drivers, other drinks, dinner on the first night, surfing or scuba diving cost.

Optional FREE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS wholesome games & CONSERVATION PROJECT Workshop FOR GROUP of 20pax & up, during or after the exclusive group or company or family outing.  (We are non stock/non profit (but for fund raising to sustain the project and operations of NACCI)  blessed NGO/travel club)

TRIP INQUIRIES & RESERVATION

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 Incomplete information will not be entertained          

• Payment can be made at Las Pinas Home Office or BDO or Metrobank (for patrons n friends)

• Book and Buy/PAY Reservation Earliest possible to get your travel goal well organized.

• Please scan the deposit slip and email it to mother_nature888@hotmail.com so we can email back the trip voucher, detailed trip info and official receipt.

•  All Reservation are non refundable, non rebookable, but transferable to chance passengers.

Thank you, Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

Violet C. Imperial

Nature Awareness & Conservation Club, Inc. (NonStock, NonProfit    NGO)

5157964 (9am to 5pm Only)  / 09194839250 / 09155101600 / 09229419632

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