Atlantis Azores has set new standards for liveaboard dive trips in the Philippines, and as many guests say, in all of Asia. Atlantis Azores is the perfect place to explore some of the best diving in the world. Three different itineraries are offered throughout the year, going to locations only possible to reach by a liveaboard.
Trips typically depart from one of the Atlantis Resorts in Dumaguete or Puerto Galera, both are fantastic resorts that many of our guests will spend a few nights in before or after their liveaboard dive trip.
The Apo reef & wreck of Coron is the newest itinerary and runs from January through early March. You will get to dive the many wrecks of Coron along with the colorful walls of Apo Reef.
Dumaguete is the home base for the months of June through December and the Visayas Safari is a unique opportunity to take in multiple islands in one week. During this time the special Malapascua “Thresher Shark Trip” is offered from the Dumaguete resort.
Tubbataha Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and only accessible by liveaboard three months out of the year. These pristine reefs, located 100 miles offshore in the Sula Sea, are protected by rangers year round and made up of North and South Atolls and Jessie Beazley Reef. Divers can experience wonderful visibility and some of the best diving the Philippines has to offer from March until June each year.
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is home to no less than 573 species of fish, 373 species of corals, 11 species of sharks, 12 species of dolphins and whales, nestling hawksbill and green sea turtles.
Daily dive schedule
Day 1: Northern top of North atoll
Day 2: Southern end of North atoll
Day 3: Northern tip of South atoll
Day 4: Southern end of South atoll
Day 5: Southeast of North atoll
Day 6: Jessie Beazley reef
The Visayas are one of the three island groups in the Philippines; this itinerary gives you 6 days diving from the Atlantis Azores around one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse regions in Asia.
Our exciting Malapascua – Cebu charter offers some of the best diving in the Philippines, including Sumilon Island, Pescador Island & Malapascua’s Gato Island, home of a sea crate protected breeding sanctuary. This charter includes 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 again a wide variety of reef, wall & critter diving as well as some land tour opportunities for those so inclined. With the dramatic walls of Balicasag and coral diversity of Apo Island, this trip has it all!
This itinerary is hard to beat if you want a wide variety of locations as well as incredible diving.
Dive Day Schedule
DAY 1: Oslob and Sumilon
DAY 2: Moalboal
DAY 3: Pescador Island
DAY 4 & 5: Gato Island, Monad Shoal & Malapascua
DAY 6: Monad Shoal & Calanggaman Island
DAY 7: Balicasag
DAY 8: Panglao
DAY 9: Apo Island/ Siquijor
DAY 10: Half day diving Dauin
DAY 11: Disembarkation 8AM
Safety equipment includes;
First Aid Kit
Oxygen System with 100% Demand
Automatic Fire Extinguishers & Fire Fighting Equipment
406 EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons on the mother boat and both zodiacs
Life Jackets with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew