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Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort - Anilao, Philippines

Anilao is one of the most popular diving destinations in the Philippines. Strategically located in Mabini, Batangas, only 2-3 hours drive from Metro Manila, Anilao is known to be home to the beginning of a majority of the diving population in the Philippines. Divers who take their open water course in Manila or in any location within Luzon most likely have their first taste of real open water in Anilao. In addition, it's accessibility to Manila makes it a favourite among weekend warriors and excursionists.

Decades ago, Anilao was merely a secret haven for locals. Today, resorts line the coast of Mabini catering to a myriad of clientele. It is a town built upon the love of diving. As such, development in Anilao strictly abides by the rules of conservation and sustainability. Locals proudly hold that Anilao has been a protected marine area since the 1970's, and are determined to keep it pristine.  

For those with a keen eye and a love for critter photography, Anilao delivers critter diving that rivals the best critter diving in the world. Sites such as the more recently discovered "Secret Bay", and the Anilao classic "Basura" offer critter diving that equals the shores of Dauin, and even Lembeh in Indonesia.

Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is our latest addition to the list of fin-tastic resorts in the Philippines. Our dive buddies at the resort are offering us a great discount package for the DEMA Dive Show taking place in Las Vegas November 19-22, 2014. We have a variety of packages including stays from 5 to 14 nights, with or without meals, and either 2 dives or 3 dives per day. Our typical 7 night package, full board meals and 12 dives is discounted to $1400 per person double diver occupancy.

If you love the macro or the majestic, Anilao has a dive site to fill your camera with photos. Book a trip to the Philippines…!

Thalatta Beach Resort - Philippines

Our dive buddies at the Thalatta Beach Resort are offering us a great deal on a dive package for travel between October 15 to December 1, 2014. Thalatta Resort is located in Maluay Zamboanguita and the resort faces Apo Island. The area offers fin-tastic diving and the resort is staffed with friendly and professional people. Our package at Thalatta for 7 nights, all meals + 2 drinks daily and 10 dives is normally $1650 for two divers (not per person) but is on sale now for $1350 for two divers, SAVE $300. Contact us for availability and other dive package options (15 dives and 20 dives).


El Galleon Dive Resort

Asia Divers and El Galleon Dive Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Asia Divers and El Galleon Resorts are located in Puerto Galera on the North East tip of Mindoro. Puerto Galera was originally a fishing community. Then in the 1980s, the Philippines Government discovered just how many species of fish and corals there are here and declared the entire area a Marine Reserve. Once a thriving fishing village, Puerto Galera soon became the premier scuba diving destination in the Philippines.

It was around this time that the El Galleon resort came into existence along with Asia Divers who have been catering for top class vacations ever since. The El Galleon resort is a premier diving resort just a couple of hours South of Manila, providing unashamed luxury at prices that most Westerners would expect to pay for a two star hotel. Hotel rooms in the resort start for as little as $56 a night.

The diving here is unquestionably the best of anywhere in Oriental Mindoro and some would say all the Philippines or Asia.

If you are looking for a beach vacation then come to El Galleon, the jewel of the Philippines, where the resort staff will do their very best to spoil you.

If you like to scuba dive, then let us tell you right away that our resort is smack in the middle of a marine reserve, created and protected by the Philippines government.

If you are looking for a romantic resort, this really is where y ou will experience the magic of the Orient. It's hardly surprising then that we are so popular with honeymoon couples here in the Philippines.

 

Our dive facility here in Puerto Galera is less than two years old and there is nothing like it in Asia! We have a huge private diving platform with a large pontoon at the end of it. No other dive shops or resorts in the area have this. Boats can easily dock on the pontoon making it easy for divers to get on and off the boats. Each diver has their own crate in the dive shop to store their gear. There are showers, rinse tanks, towels and drinking water right there. We also have a dedicated camera room with computers available for use and a rinse tank specifically for cameras. The dive deck has a lot of space, so even when the shop is busy you never feel crowded. It’s a very relaxed feeling, and you know that you’re being well looked after by the experienced diving guides and crew who are always there to help you with anything you may need.

We have some fin-tastic package prices with poolside rooms starting at $68 per night double occupancy, boat dives are $32 each, half board meal package is $30 per person per day. Add this up and two divers can get a package for $1535 for 7 nights, meals and 10 boat dives. Transportation from Manila is $310. Contact us for availability…and ask for our agent's discount on this package.

Photos and text courtesy of El Galleon Dive Resort and Asia Divers!

Atlantis Resorts - Puerto Galera, Philippines - Buy 1, 2nd Diver 50% OFF

Atlantis Resorts Puerto Galera in the Philippines is offering one of the best BOGO deals in Indo-Asia with the book one diver, second is 50% OFF.

Atlantis Puerto Galera is beautifully built into the hills of Sabang Beach of Puerto Galera and has a great beachfront location; in many travel guidebooks and magazines Atlantis is quoted as one of the most outstanding resorts of the Philippines with its award winning design.

Puerto Galera is well known for its numerous scuba diving spots; the area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia located at the very heart of the 'Coral Triangle'. The area also features numerous pocket beaches and stunning tropical scenery.

The archipelago is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and 448 species of coral – where else can you combine unbelievable muck-diving with pristine coral reefs and shoals of schooling fish?

The package at Atlantis Puerto Galera includes:

Accommodation in a deluxe room, double diver occupancy; all meals at Toko's Restaurant (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are included); coffee, tea and  filtered water are available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (Italian and specialty coffees are not included after breakfast); unlimited internet access; and unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives a day including night diving); excludes equipment rental, dawn dives, day trips and nitrox. Puerto Galera dive site map and photos courtesy of Atlantis Resorts.

     

 

Atlantis Resorts - Puerto Galera & Dumaguete, Philippines - Buy 1, 2nd Diver 50% OFF

Atlantis Resorts in Puerto Galera and Dumaguete, Philippines are telling us the diving is fine and their resorts are in great shape after the typhoon. To encourage you to visit the Philippines to experience the diving first-hand, we have a great offer. Book one dive package and the second diver is 50% OFF. This special is good for travel until 31 December 2013 so book fast…! Contact us for availability as space is limited.

 

Some restrictions apply. 

  • These cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
  • Based on availability.
  • Full payment must be received within 15 days of the reservation for this special rate to apply.
  • The person paying 50% is the least expensive rate (ie, non‚Äźdiver).
  • Both people must be traveling on the exact same itinerary and share accommodations.
  • 50% rate does not include: marine park fees, equipment rental, dawn dives, day trips, transfers,excursions, personal purchases, spa treatments, Nitrox fills and etc.
  • Singles get 25% off the single supplement rate.

Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines Update

Typhoon Haiyan Track thru the Philippines & Dive Report from the Siren Fleet

 

We count ourselves very lucky that our crew and yachts have survived unscathed
by the typhoon’s path, the devastation of which has been most felt in northern
Leyte, Malapascua, Panay and Busuanga islands. 

For the Siren Fleet the majority of our trips remain unaffected. Reports of good
weather and diving conditions have been coming in from Cebu, Bohol and
Negros (Dauin) as well as the all clear given for diving in Anilao and Puerto Galera.
However Busuanga airport is currently closed and the next few trips of the
Philippine Siren will not be able to visit Coron. Our reservations team
are contacting all guests to make alternative arrangements and for the time
being trips will start and end in Batangas. 

Whilst Leyte Island has been the most affected by the typhoon, the area of
Sogod Bay is far south of the main path and all trips planned from February
2014 will be going ahead as scheduled. 

The Tubbataha reefs were not in the path of the typhoon so we can still expect
great diving there when the park opens in February.

The region around Donsol and Ticao was thought to be in the direct path of
Haiyan but the typhoon moved south leaving dive centres and resorts with
very minor damage.

Deep Blue Seafari - Untouched Diving - El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

 

Yep folks, the stories are true. The Philippines has some superb scuba diving, very friendly people, good food, and photo opportunities that won't quit above and below the water. And El Nido in Palawan offers some very untouched dive sites. Our buddies and owners of Deep Blue Seafari are offering us some fin-tastic package for exploring the underwater world near Palawan. And the can even get you to the amazing Tubbataha Reef onboard the M/V Sakura. Join Jose and Diana, the owners of Deep Blue Seafari will welcome you to El Nido and treat you to beach BBQs, camping on an exotic tropical island, and dive sites including Coron, Paglugaban Cave, and Tubbataha Reef. 

 

If beach camping is not your style, comfortable accommodations are available at Cauayan Island Resort, Golden Monkey Cottages, and El Nido Garden Resort. Our 4-day, 3-night dive packages with 14 dives start at $685 USD, accommodation packages and meals are extra. Contact us for resort and dive package availability. 

Turtle Bay Dive Resort - Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines - FREE O/W Dive Course

For our dive buddies out there with a non-diving friend, here's a deal. Book a 5-night package at this #1 rated dive resort in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines and get a FREE PADI or SSI Open Water Dive Course. This amazing summer promotion starts at $516 per person double occupancy. Here's what is included in this deal:

  • Free Open Water Diver Course (PADI or SSI)
  • 5 nights in an air-condtioned deluxe room
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days
  • Round trip transfer between airport and resort
The FREE course package requires you to pay for the registration (SSI) or registration and materials (PADI).
 
 

Turtle Bay Dive Resort was built by a family of avid divers who want other divers to experience the great diving in the warm waters of Moalboal and to relax in their little corner of tropical paradise that they have enjoyed over the years. The modern villas are set amongst tropical gardens and overlook a private cove with crystal clear waters lapping over the boat jetty. The resort has 23 rooms that are furnished either in traditional English hand carved furniture or in Filipino furniture. Every room has a ceiling fan and air-conditioning; ensuite bathroom with hot water shower; and private balcony with room to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.
 

The resort operates a fully equipped, modern PADI regsitered Dive Center. Daily dives are scheduled - a 2-tank dive at 8:30am, a 1-tank dive at 2:30pm and, on request, Manadarin fish dive at 5:00pm and a 1-tank night dive at 6:30pm. Almost daily dives at the famous Pescador Island.

You can enjoy all year round diving in Moalboal. There are at least 18 recognized dive sites around Moalboal and more are being discovered. The range of these sites is extremely wide: sandy slopes, vertical walls that drop to 50 meters, canyons and a sunken island.


Marco Vincent Dive Resort - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Enter the world of Marco Vincent Dive Resort. This Mediterranean inspired property boasts 38 tastefully furnished rooms that are the most spacious in the Puerto Galera Area. 3 restaurants, 2 onsite and 1 beach front, function rooms, an indoor pool and Jacuzzi complete this one of a kind vacation destination. And this resort is located on the best white sand beach in the Puerto Galera area.

El Patio Restaurant - The poolside restaurant is the perfect place to start your day! Enjoy a Filipino breakfast of fried garlic rice, eggs however you want them, accompanied by local delicacies of tocino ( Filipino ham), Longganisa (native sausages) or daing ( marinated fish) . We also serve well loved, traditional, American breakfasts of fluffy pancakes, French toast, omelettes with hashers of sausages, bacon or ham.
Feeling oriental today? Then it's Congee with sidings of pickled vegetables, century egg, minced meat and sautéed vegetables. Something light? A basket of fresh baked bread, local mango, guava or coconut jam with a pot of brewed coffee it is!

MV Dive Center - Marco Vincent Dive Resort is committed to provide quality dive education. Training safe, environmentally conscious divers is the center’s top priority. To ensure this, our dedicated dive pool is designed to meet the requirements of beginner courses. The depth of the pool is divided into two, 5ft and 10ft. The dive pool is the ideal contained, relaxed, environment to introduce beginners to new techniques and equipment that will enable them to conduct themselves safely in and out of the underwater realm.

We are offering two great packages for your diving pleasure and adventure!
8 Days / 7 nights accommodations, full board meals, 18 boat dives, airport transportation extra $1,485 ppdo
10 days / 9 nights accommodations, full board meals, 24 boat dives, air port transfers extra $2,085 ppdo

 

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