2021 – Philippines : Magic OceansRyby
World Tour : Philippines June 2021
RYBY goes to the Pacific Rim !
The Scubaholics Dive Team goes on World Tour to the Philippines
– this time being guided by PADI Course Director Ryby : He just can’t believe his luck…
Two Weeks in the tropics with 40+ dives in the amazing waters of the Pacific rim : Simply Stunning !
We have a maximum of 20 spaces on this trip : several have already been pre-booked.
Saturday, 05 June 2021
Outbound flight from London Heathrow at 14.20pm on Emirates Airlines for a brief 90mins stopover in Dubai to stretch our legs, then onwards to Cebu in the Philippines.
Arriving in Cebu on Sunday 6th June, we will be met and transferred by minibus & dive-boat to our first resort in Malapascua; a small island situated approx 7 kilometres north-east of Cebu on the Pacific rim. With Clear blue tropical waters and white sandy beaches, this is divers paradise.
Malapascua is known as one of the best shark diving locations in the Philippines. Diverse species of sharks seen here include whitetip, blacktip, bamboo, nurse, hammerheads, and of course the magnificent THRESHER SHARKS. Monad Shoal just off Malapascua is known as the only place in the world where threshers can be closely observed on a daily basis. Other large pelagic wildlife seen on Monad include Manta & Devil Rays, with an impressive array of Nudibranch, pipe fish and FrogFish will keep macro photographers happy. June is a great month to visit, with regular Manta sightings and (virtually) guaranteed Thresher shark encounters.
Tepanee Beach Resort & Thresher Shark Divers
5 nights, 4 days of diving (10 dives)
Located on a beautiful tropical island beach, this small property is an ideal place to base ourselves for the first week whilst we head out to Monad Shoal in search of thresher sharks. The Tepanee Resort is on a small hill overlooking a private beach; there are cottages and standard garden eco-villas with modern but simple facilities including en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning. We are on a FULL BOARD basis, with breakfast at Tepanee – moving to Thresher Shark Divers for lunch & dinners :
The TSD dive centre is near the resort for convenience, with meals being served in the great open air restaurant “Oscars” upsatirs amid the palm tress- with a bar of course, for rehydration purposes…
Early morning boat trips head to Monad Shoal for thresher shark encounters.
Other dive sites offer a great range of macro, wreck, cave and wall diving. Nitrox is available.
Friday, 11 June 2021
We depart Malapascua today and head to our next venue : Magic Islands Resort at MoalBoal : a world class diving destination for all sorts of underwater wildlife .
This is a big day of travel by road and boat, where we will get to see the countryside and lifestyle of the Philippines…
We will also head off to Pescador sland a short 10 mincruise away, with great potential to find schooling pelagic, turtles, enormous groupers, napoleon wrasse, whitetip sharks and pristine hard corals.
Magic Islands Dive Resort
7 nights, 6 days of diving (3 boat dives/day & unlimited house reef dives)
A spacious beachfront resort built for divers by divers, located on the southern MoalBoal peninsula. We are in standard rooms with en-suite & AirCon. The resort only has 10 rooms – all located by the beach on the edge of the pacific rim…
The on-site dive centre is operated by Magic Islands who offer daily boat dives throughout the year both locally and to nearby Pescador Island. Nitrox is available.
Note that on the last day we can dive all day as flights are late afternoon on departure day.
Diving at Magic Isladns is simply stunning….
There are huge walls in the Tanon strait with soft corals & gorgonian fans, with all forms of marine wildlife form pigmy seahorses to cuttlesfish, frogfish to sea snakes…
The amazing “Cathedral” dive site is a labyrinth of swim throughs with wonderful light for photography…
Friday, 18 June 2021
This morning, we will be transferred to the airport in Cebu.
The return international flight at 17.20pm is via Dubai,
then onwards to Heathrow on Saturday 19th at 13.20pm
Scubaholics World Tour : Philippines 5-19 June 2021 £3350
Two Weeks B&B Twin-Share in standard AC ensuite rooms
FULL BOARD basis (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
10 days diving : up to 4 dives/day
International flights & all transfers
£500 deposit on initial booking,
£500 June – Sept – Dec 2020 [ 12 – 9 – 6 months pre-trip ]
Balance due 3 months prior to departure [ 5 March 2021 ]
Marine park fees paid locally 150peso/day
Thresher shark dives 50peso/dive
Nitrox & Bar bill payable in resort.
All payments are non-transferrable & non-refundable :
Holiday insurance is receommended form time of booking in caase of cancellation.
Please refer to TERMS & CONDITIONS for all Dive Club Holidays (click link)