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Philippines Island Hopping:  Mar 18-28, 2019*

 (Departs US on March 16th)
* Does not include optional extension at beginning of trip. See Below for extension details.
 
The Coral Triangle | Philippines Group Dive Trip with Scuba CenterThe Philippines have become one of the most popular Western Pacific destinations over the last 15 years. They are ideally located within the coral triangle for seeing unique and amazing critters. The coral triangle is the global center of marine biodiversity, which contains the countries of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. This area of the world contains 76% of the world’s coral species, 6 of the world’s 7 marine turtle species, and over 2,000 reef fish species.

Scuba Center has visited and dove multiple areas in the Philippines over the last 10 years. The response from our travelers has been; “When will you book another one”. It may be our most requested exotic destination.
5 nights Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Cabilao: (Mar 18-23) 
Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Cabilao Philippines | This Scuba Center adventure begins on the island of Cabilao at Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. Cabilao is an isolated island just off the coast of Bohol, in the eastern part of Cebu. The Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort Cabilao is situated near the village of Cambaquiz on the north-eastern point of the island, directly on the white palm-fringed beach. The resort opened in January 2004 and was newly renovated in 2015. A spacious terrace with modern furniture and a breathtaking view over the ocean is a standard in every room. The size of the resort and the rooms are very spacious and from everywhere a beautiful view over the Bohol Sea is guaranteed. The view is especially stunning from the newly built deluxe rooms and the suite which are located right on the cliff on the same level than the restaurant and the bar.

The Restaurant together with the reception and the bar are on top of the cliff, where there is always a nice breeze. The native nipa roof gives a special flair to the entire structure and adds a tropical touch to the atmosphere. A “Deco-Beer” after a day of diving can be ordered at the modern new cliff bar.

The Main attraction, nevertheless is the diving. Cabilao is a top dive destination in the Philippines. Its healthy reefs, sizes and colors of soft and hard coral, the amount of fish and the biodiversity at the dive sites of are world class. As Cabilao is a bit isolated from the main tourist points, you can often enjoy the dive sites by yourself and not get disturbed by other divers.
 

Sea Explorers Dive Center at Cabilao Philippines boat | Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center Dive Travel
Sea Explorers Dive Center at Cabilao is located on the beautiful white beach on the northern east side of the island. It is only a few meters away from the cozy standard rooms along the beach. The dive center is well equipped with different facilities like office, small retail shop, classroom, camera room and a guest´s equipment room for personal dive gear. Cabilao with its amazing dive sites offers a great destinations for all levels of divers. There are about 20 excellent and unique dive sites which offer wall dives with amazing sizes of gorgonians, different species of pygmy seahorses, muck diving, early morning and night dives can be arranged anytime. In combination with the spacious camera room, Cabilao Island is a paradise for underwater photographers.

 
Includes:
  • 5 nights / 6 days in a Deluxe Room double or twin share at Pura Vida Dauin

  • One way transfer from Tagbilaran airport Pura Vida Dauin

  • Meet and greet in Manila (Transfer from International terminal to Domestic terminal excl flights and airport taxes)

  • 6 days full board (Includes al'a carte breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner)

  • One way transfer to Mocboc pier where Amun Ini will pick up to transfer to the Resort

  • Complimentary internet

  • Complimentary unlimited filtered drinking water

  • Complimentary coffee and tea in room

  • All government taxes excluding airport tax

  • 13 dives including tanks and weights


5 nights Amun Ini: (Mar 23-28)
The trip then moves to our next destination at Amun Ini Beach Resort and Spa. The resort is set on a 30,000 square meter property in the municipality of Anda, Bohol province in the Philippines. The resort is built to provide a breathtaking view of a crystal clear blue sea and white sand private beach.
Amun Ini Resort & Spa | The beach resort services offered at Amun Ini are designed to make sure your stay will be a truly memorable one. There are a total of 16 spacious rooms, all with a pebble floored porch and a view of the Bohol sea. Every room has a flat screen TV, cable and internet service, mini-bar and a bathroom with modern fixtures and a pocket garden.

The private white sand beach stretches almost 1000 feet from end to end so there’s more than enough sand and sun for all even when they’re fully booked. You can snorkel or dive on the house reef directly in front of their cove or simply relax in a hammock sipping a drink made from coconuts harvested from trees right on the beach.

The chef duet of Boe and Joshua have taken our family recipes, made use of locally grown ingredients, and used classic culinary techniques to present a menu that is a hit with our visitors. Graduates of a leading Manila culinary school, they honed their skills in a number of restaurants in Manila and abroad.Among Amun Ini’s beach resort services, the unexpected treat for most guests is the terrific food served in the restaurant. Using mostly locally obtained ingredients, their chefs have created a menu that pleases both the palate as well as the eyes. Your culinary experience at Amun Ini will be a memorable complement to your total Amun Ini experience.

Special resort arrangements include an optional cooking class with the head chefs Adrianne and Josh of Amun Ini.
 
Skirted by a coral reef only a couple hundred yards away, the seas around Amun Ini offer the best dive sites in Bohol today. There are spectacular walls nearby that plunge straight down to the dark blue depths. Whether you go for wreck diving, deep dives, or simply like to explore the house reef and ogle its rich abundant life, they have it for you. Our group will have the opportunity to work with the Amun ini REEF RELIEF coral genesis (coral nursery) project. This project helps restore coral in areas where natural disasters, fishing and ecotourism industries have destroyed small sections of the coral reef wall.
 
Includes:
  • 5 nights / 6 days in a Ocean View Deluxe Room double

  • One way transfer from Mocboc-Cabilao pier to Amun IniPhilippines Diving / Marine life encounters | Group dive trip

  • One way transfer from Amun Ini to Tagbilaran airport

  • 6 days all meals Included (Breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner)

  • Special Filipino night dinner

  • Complimentary internet

  • Complimentary unlimited filtered drinking water

  • Complimentary coffee and tea in room

  • Complimentary use of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkeling

  • All government taxes excluding airport tax

  • 8 dives plus 2 dives building artificial Reef (Diving includes tanks and weights)

Not included in the packages:
  • Special day trips such as Balicasag Island, etc

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities, special day trips, and any other items of a personal nature.

Please note the following:
  • Scuba certification card and proof of scuba insurance required. We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership

  • We highly recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance.

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Mar 18-28, 2019
Trip Cost: $2899 ppdo Diver, $1999 ppdo Non-Diver Airfare to be announced.
All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Dive with the Threshers!!
Optional Pre-trip Extension: 4 nights added on to Malapascua
 (Mar 14-18), Departs US on March 12th
Malapascua got most of his fame from the thresher sharks. There are only a few places in the world where you can dive with the thresher shark and Malapascua is the best.
The name derive from the Greek word alopex, meaning fox. The long-tailed thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus, is named the fox shark by some. The common name is derived from a distinctive thresher-like tail or caudal fin which can be as long as the body of the shark itself.
Includes:  
  • 4 nights / 5 days in a Deluxe Room double or twin share at Ocean Vida MalapascuaThresher Shark |

  • One way transfer from Cebu airport to Ocean Vida Malapascua

  • 5 days al'a carte breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner

  • One way transfers from Malapascua to Pura Vida Cabilao (approx 3.5 hours to Cebu city for lunch stop.
    After lunch 2 hours by car to Argau, then 1 hour by banka boat direct to resort)

  • Complimentary internet

  • Complimentary unlimited filtered drinking water

  • Complimentary coffee and tea in room

  • All government taxes excluding airport tax

  • 9 dives including tanks, weights, and marine park fees (excludes special island trips)

Not included in the packages:
  • Special day trips such as Kalanggaman, Gato Island, etc

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities, special day trips, and any other items of a personal nature.

Dates with extension: Mar 14-28, 2019 (Departing US Mar 12)
Trip Cost with Extension: $3894 ppdo Diver, $2629 ppdo Non-Diver Airfare to be announced.
All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact: Tom Pederson or Tom Benson

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

 

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