When traveling to the Philppines, its validity date must be more than 6 months after the date of return to your country.
Visa is made directly at the airport upon arrival in the Philippines for a validity of 1 month.
Vaccinations against: diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A and tiphoid fever are recommended as well as rabies, hepatitis B, cholera, Japanese encephalitis and tuberculosis are to be considered. Malaria is present in this country. You may ask your doctor about these vaccines and consult the Government’s website of your country for travel advisories.
Cebu by plane: several companies serve Cebu as Emirates Airlines, Cathay Pacific; or by transit from Manila with Philippines Airlines (the most reliable), or Cebu Pacific several daily flights. Coron and Puerto Princessa: several daily flights from Manila and some from Cebu.
With your reservation, we will know your arrival time and we will drive you from the airport to the boat or the hotel if you arrive earlier.
We work with several hotels close to the office and the boat. If you wish, we can book a night for you.
Yes. We recommend traveling with insurance. Divers are required to take out specific dive insurance. We strongly recommend DAN or DAN Europe.
We recommend a minimum of 30 PADI Open water dives recorded in the logbook.
For Tubbataha, we recommend PADI Advance Open water level with 50 dives. However, if you are level PADI Open water, you will not exceed the 18 meters allowed by this level, you can train at the upper level with the instructor for $ 300.
There are two life rafts, lifejackets, lifebuoy, sea radio, satellite radio, visual and audio signaling devices (lightening bursts, horn) emergency oxygen and first aid kit.
Yes of course . Non-divers are welcome. You can snorkel, kayak and paddle.
You can pay with PayPal, which is the most reliable. You can also pay by credit card. For any extras consumed during the stay, you can pay by cash ($, € or Philippine pesos).
Yes. You will be asked to pay alcoholic beverages. Also, keep in mind that you might want to buy some souvenirs during your stay. It is customary to tip the staff at the end of the cruise, at your discretion ($ 50 to $ 100 per diver). All tips are shared between the 12 members of the staff (secretaire included). You can find an ATM (cash machine) next to our office but we advise you to withdraw money in your country before your trip, or at the airport when you arrive. We accept US Dollars, Euros and Philippine Pesos.
Yes, you can choose between a package or a partial lease. Essential dive package $ 35/day (includes: BCD, holder, wetsuit, slippers, fins, mask). Partial rental of equipment: regulator $8/day, BCD $8/day, full suit 3 mm $5/day, booties and fins $11/day, dive computer $11/day. Lead belts, diving cylinders are free and included. Nitrox (dive gas) is optional. Every diver must have a dive computer.
There are many plugs on the boat and in each cabin. Universal adapters are provided in each cabin.
There is a wifi network available on the boat, included in the price of the cruise. You can also buy phone packages (duration: 1 week or 10 days) from local operators upon your arrival. We recommend Globe or Smart.
With sufficient notice at registration, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and non-dairy diets can also be taken care of. Please inform us in advance of any dietary requirements or requests so that we can make arrangements. We will do our best to satisfy you.
You can bring books and music on usb stick, that you will be able to give to the captain who has a music player in his cockpit. There are loudspeakers on all the boat. Also, you may bring with you: suncream and sunscreen lip balm, toiletry products, sunglasses and hat, your dive log and all your dive equipment and the mandatory dive computer, cameras, chargers, anti-mosquitoes, medications, swimsuit, adapted shoes.
It is important to inform your doctor about the trip to the Philippines. He will indicate to you the possible contra-indications and the arrangements to be made according to your treatments. We have refrigerators in order to preserve your possible medications which would require a cold storage (+ 4 °C). Remember to keep your prescriptions with you during the stay and do not hesitate to contact our team for any request or information.
Since our activity is dependent on weather conditions, we reserve ourselves the right to adapt cruise itineraries and even shorten or cancel stays. We have for main consideration the safety of our passengers but also the quality of the cruise. We will try to adapt the stay in order to propose to you dive sites sure and pleasant according to the season.
We develop our routes and dive sites so that we can do 4 dives per day, adaptable according to the level of the divers. The first dive of the day is the deepest (about 30 meters maximum) and the following are less and less deep, in order to respect the safety rules inherent in the practice of scuba diving. At each dive, the ratio is 1 guide for 4 divers. Our dive guides are experienced, certified and know the dive sites.