Ryby goes to the Pacific Rim!
The Scubaholics Dive Team goes on World Tour to the Philippines – guided by PADI Course Director Ryby.
He just can’t believe his luck…
Escaping the winter blues with 10-days in the tropics with 30+ dives in the amazing waters of the Pacific rim… simply stunning!
We have a maximum of 22 spaces on this trip with several already having been pre-booked, so hurry and book your place now!
8th – 20th March 2024
Puerto Galera is situated on the northern coast of Mindoro island, which is separated from Luzon by the Verde Island Passage. These waters are flushed by the currents of the South China Sea, resulting in strong currents. It contains more varieties of fish that the Red Sea, and more varieties of soft & hard corals that the Great Barrier Reef!
This coastal town is well known among tourists for its numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling & scuba diving hot-spots.
the are was designated a Man & Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1973. The Puerto Galera bay sometimes known as the Port of Galleons, was indeed a place that Spanish galleons and Chinese traders would shelter form typhoons and use the banks for ship repairs.
Located in the Coral triangle, Puerto Galera has the highest concentration of marine life species on the planet…. double that you’ll find in the Caribbean. Just imagine diving with over 2000 species of tropical fish in 30*C clear waters – whilst everyone else is at home with winter blues! There are amazing Dirft-Dives and a great Wreck – the “Alma Jane” – which is colonised and forms a stunning artificial reef. World famous for “Muck-Diving”, where you’ll explore volcanic sandy sea-beds with incredible macro wildlife, some of which look like space-aliens!
Another area highlight is the day trip to Verde Island. An hour boat ride across the channel presents you with a stunning pinnacle that is home to millions of orange anthias, diverse moray eels, giant frogfish, super-sized nudibranchs and breathtaking soft corals. On the deeper edge you’ll see schools of jacks, tuna and wide-mouth mackerel, orental sweetlips and hawksbill turtles – and occasionally a whaleshark out in the blue!
Scandi Divers Resort is located in relaxed Big La Laguna Beach, with pristine white coral sand beaches, and crystal clear blue water. You can explore 40 world class dive sites just minutes away from the hotel.
The resort has over 40 rooms many of which face the ocean. The 1 bedroom ocean-front suites boast fantastic views of beach & ocean from the living area and private balcony. The suites are large and airy with either Kingsize or Twin Beds. Poolside rooms are just steps away from the waterside. All rooms are en-suite, with air-conditioning, having a TV, Fridge & Safe.
The Sky-View Restaurant & Bar is above the Beach-Front Restuarant allowing for great views and fantastic food.
Both offer international, Filipino and western style cuisine.
The onsite PADI Dive Centre is newly refurbished, and has a five-station camera room for underwater photographic equipment preparation. The professional dive staff can cater for up to 65 divers – all in small groups. Nitrox is available.
Our outbound flight takes off on Friday evening from London Gatwick at 20:25pm on Emirates Airlines. We stop en-route for a brief time in Dubai to stretch our legs and re-hydrate, then onwards to Manila in the Philippines for an overnight hotel stay. Transfer on after breakfast by private minibus and water taxi to the Dive Resort in PG arriving Sunday lunchtime to enjoy and afternoon on the beach and sort logistics ready to start diving.
We stay for 9 nights on Full Board basis, with 8 days diving with up to 4 dives each day [ 3 x day + 1 x night dive ]
Note that on the last day (Monday) we can dive all day as flights are late afternoon on departure day.
Return flights depart Manila 17:30pm Tuesday 19 March, via Dubai – to London Gatwick arriving 06:40am Weds 20th March
Standard Emirates economy seats with 30Kg checked luggage + 10kg carry-on hand bag.
Price and Booking Information:
from £2449 Standard Room
from £2699 Poolside room or single occupancy beach cottage
from £2849 Oceanfront deluxe room
from £2999 Oceanfornt penthouses and suites
pricing is perperson based on b=double occupancy
£500 deposit to secure your space
£500 due Sept 8th ( 6 months pre-trip)
Full Balance due by 8th Dec 2023 (3 months pre-trip)
- First night Hotel in Manila B&B Twin-Share in standard AC ensuite rooms
- 9 nights at Scandi Resort in Puerto Galera
- FULL BOARD basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- 8 days diving (up to 4 dives/day)
- Verde Island Day trip
- One hour Spa Massage included
- International flights & all transfers
- Marine park fees paid locally 150peso/day
- Thresher shark dives 50peso/dive
- Nitrox & Bar bill payable in resort
How to Book:
Book online now at the top of the page.
Alternatively, pop into the Dive Centre, call us on 01622 212022 or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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