PhilippinesAugust 18, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Join East Coast Divers for 10 days of mind blowing diving in the Philippines!

$3,395per diver*

$2,395per non-diver*

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Join us for 10 days of mind-blowing diving in the Philippines. Atlantis Dumaguete is the premier scuba resort on the island, with newly remodeled rooms, lush gardens, a full-service spa, a relaxing pool with a waterfall, world-class food, and up to 5 dives per day scheduled. With both lush, colorful coral reefs and muck diving sites with non-stop critter action a short boat ride away, and a resort staff dedicated to making your trip the best it can be, your experience will be amazing both under and above water!

 

About the Diving

Dumaguete is home to around 120,000 locals and has a cozy small town vibe. Dumaguete is located on the island of Negros, adjacent to Cebu Island, and is a quick flight from Manila. Most resorts and dive sites lie a few miles south of the city along the coast in an area called Dauin. Although the local sites are known mainly for macro and critter dives, a little bit of a boat ride brings you to great reefs and wide-angle subjects like large coral reefs, schools of jacks, groupers and the now famous whale sharks of Cebu.

Dumaguete is world-renowned for its muck diving and critter life but it is also home to stunning reefs and passing pelagics like barracuda, schools of jacks and turtles. Its' macro subjects include pipefish, mandarin fish,  batfish, seahorses, mantis shrimp, ribbon eels, dragonets, hairy squat lobster, snake eels, wonderpus octopus, bobtail squid, a large number of nudibranchs, blue-ring octopus, harlequin shrimp, cockatoo waspfish,  flamboyant cuttlefish and many more. Nearby Apo Island has turtles, sea snakes,  school of jacks, groupers, clownfish, lots of reef fish and spectacular coral formations. Diving in Dumaguete is suitable for all levels of divers.

Water temperatures are typically right around 80 degrees, dropping a degree or two Jan-Feb and climbing a degree or two July-August. Visibility in Dauin is typically 40-50 feet, and at Apo Island typically 60-80 feet.

Atlantis Resorts are run by divers, for divers. Garden Suites have 1 kind bed or 2 twin beds (a few rooms have 2 queens for families to room together), a balcony or patio, upgrade bathrooms and garden views. Toko's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering both western staples and Filipino dishes. Diving takes place mostly from Bangka boats, big, stable and easy to get on and off. There are 5 scheduled dives per day, including one night dive (fewer on day trips) to choose from. Non divers will enjoy the pool, snorkeling off shore and spa services. Do some, or do them all, it's your vacation!!

Trip includes:

  • 10 nights in a garden suite at Atlantis Dumaguete
  • Domestic airfare from Manila and transfers to the resort
  • 3 meals daily, snacks between dives, filtered water, coffee, hot and ice tea
  • Unlimited scheduled diving (up to 5 per day)
  • Nitrox for all dives
  • Day trip to Apo Island for diving/snorkeling
  • Day trip to Oslob to snorkel with whale sharks (includes transfers)
  • all taxes and fees

Trip does not include:

  • Airfare to Manila
  • Tips
  • Beverages not specified above
  • Marine park fees (approx $4 day dive/$6 night dive)

Adult Diver per person (double occupancy) $3395*
Adult non-diver per person (double occupancy) $2395*
Adult diver single occupancy: $3995*
All travelers 12 and above are considered adults at Atlantis

Child rates (must have 2 adults in the same room)
Child diver (10-11) $1995*
Child non-diver (5-11) $1395*

$500 deposit to reserve your spot
50% of cost due 180 days before the trip
Full balance due 90 days before the trip
*5% discount for cash/check payments