MER DE SULU PALAWAN START august 01 2023
€2,810.00 – €2,910.00
11 Days 28 Dives
Deluxe cabin N1 : 2 free places
Deluxe Cabin N2 : 2 free places
Standard Cabin (Lower deck) N3 : 2 free places
Standard Cabin (Lower deck) N4 : 2 free places
Standard Cabin (Upper deck) N5 : 2 free places
Standard Cabin (Upper deck) N6 : 2 free places
Standard Cabin (Upper deck) N7 : 2 free places
Standard Cabin (Upper deck) N8 : 2 free places
SULU SEA PALAWAN START 3 to 4 dives a day,
Classic route 8 nights, can be extended on request according to the availabilities.
We start sailing at night fall from Puerto Princesa to wake up in Tubbataha Reefs, World UNESCO Heritage Marine Park. We will choose the best dives to spend 4 days in Tubbataha, and sail at night to Cagayan Islands. They are a small archipelago of extremely isolated islands. The dive sites are remarkable, with deep walls and lots of pelagic passing by spectacular gorgonians.
In the afternoon we head south east, for a long navigation to Apo Island, a paradise for macro lovers, then, we keep going to Sumilon Islands to meet the Whale Sharks. We will pass near Bohol, and stop in Balicasag to dive in Black Forest and Rico's Wall, where we can spot school of jacks and frog fish.
The last stop will be Cabilao island with the famous dive, Light House.
ITINERARY MER DE SULU PALAWAN START
The itinerary and the dive number can be modified by the diving Director acording to the local conditions.
The Boarding is 13H.....17H at Port of Puerto Princesa , from the airport or from your hotel in Puerto Princesa a guide will drive you to the boat, embarkement, briefing, and presentation of your cabin.
Dive 1: TUBBATAHA Checkdive on a very healthy reef with stairs of giant coral tables. It will be our first interaction with sharks and other reef fish..
Dive 2: TUBBATAHA Drift dive on a wall covered by seafans, we often see hamerhead Sharks. Grey sharks and whitetip Sharks are always in the area. The very nice reef gives refuge to nurse shark. We end the dive on the wreck with Bumphead Parrotfishes . The spot of Wall Street is on a sharp corner in powerful current appreciated by the grey sharks and schools of juvenile sharks. Night dive on Malayan Wreck with the Bumphead Parrot fishes and the turtles.
Dive 3: TUBBATAHA extraordinary night dive on Malayan Wreck with bumped parrot fishs, marble ray and pygmy seahorses as well..
Dive 4: TUBBATAHA To dive to enjoy the huge manta ray cleaning station. This is a long drift dive (hundreads meters) where we can be surprised by anythingas big pelagics, Tiger sharks, hammerheads grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and black tip sharks..
Dive 5: TUBBATAHA Strait wall with strong currents, we can observe whale shark passing but as well manta rays, grey reef sharks, hammerheads... The dive ends on the manta cleanning station..
Dive 6: TUBBATAHA a drifting scuba dive above a shinning white sand plateau in contrast with Japanese gardens, the sun lightning the corals give an extraordinary dimension to this dive..
Dive 7: TUBBATAHA .
Dive 8: TUBBATAHA In the blue we'll find school of hammerheads coming from the deep, the dive ends on a magnificient plateau darken by shool of jacks..
Dive 9: TUBBATAHA special dive site with a large crack on the reef. This is a hunting place for all type of predators. We can be surprised by anyof the big predators as tiger sharks or hammerheads... The dive contiinue drifting on a magnificient plateau of corals..
Dive 10: TUBBATAHA To dive to enjoy the huge manta ray cleaning station. This is a long drift dive (hundreads meters) where we can be surprised by anythingas big pelagics, Tiger sharks, hammerheads grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and black tip sharks..
Dive 11: TUBBATAHA The biggest cleanning station in Tubbataha reefs is a perfect dive site for the divers. It's a drift dive on an healthy plateau where any sighting can happen as silky sharks, schools of grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks. The most lucky divers will see whale sharks or even the guitar shark.
Dive 12: TUBBATAHA It's a deep wall covered by seafans on hundreads meters. We'll be looking for pymy seahorses.
Dive 13: TUBBATAHA North East corner of the North Atoll where currents are meeting. This drift dive allow the mostluchy divers to see the whale sharks and to pass through schools of jack fish or barracudas.
Dive 14: TUBBATAHA Extraordinary ambiance on this plateau covered by acropora tables.
Dive 15: TUBBATAHA It is an outside reef in the north west of the atolls. An outstanding atmosphere for a dive with extreme feelings. Hammerhead sharks, silky sharks and grey sharks are frequent. The coral garden, very protected makes gigantics stairs of acropores . The current is there sometimes strong and attracts the big pélagiques and the whale sharks to eat plankton.
Dive 16: TUBBATAHA
Dive 17: TUBBATAHA A special wall covered by soft corals and barrel sponges. We'll meet reef sharks and school of juvenile sharks as well.
Dive 18: CAGAYANCILLO ISLANDS Clear water, untouched corals, we'll be looking for hammerhead sharks in the deep water.
Dive 19: CAGAYANCILLO ISLANDS Very deep wall with it's schools of jack fish.
Dive 20: CAGAYANCILLO ISLANDS it is a strait wall with an overhand in the wall done by sea erosion, totally covered by giant seafans.We can spot barracudas hunting, as well sharks and school of jack fishes.
Dive 21: NEGROS A very colored dive with it's schools of fish animated by strong currents.
Dive 22: NEGROS taggering coral reef sloping down ending in a wall. Commonly sight leave fish, ghost pipe fish and frog fishes. This site is also know for it's quantity of green turttles.
Dive 23: NEGROS it is a strait wall with an overhand in the wall done by sea erosion, totally covered by giant seafans.We can spot barracudas hunting, as well sharks and school of jack fishes.
Dive 24: CEBU Dive with Whale sharks.
Dive 25: BOHOL Black Forest wall 45 m deep with seafans,corals, barracudas, uncountable turtles, schools of jack fishes.
Dive 26: BOHOL Heaven for divers because of it's nice corals and it's large quatity of green turtles.
Return to Cebu Yacht Club, the disembarkation is from 08H.....11H, we will drive you to the airport or to your hotel in Cebu City
The route can undergo modifications according to the weather conditions or the safety conditions . The description of the dives is based on what we were able to observe regularly, but every dive is different
SULU SEA from PALAWAN Pierre Laurent, telephone +639176885182
This liveaboard crosses SULU SEA from Tubbataha atolls to VISAYAS,heading to the East in June, it allocates the Tubbataha Atolls, the Cagayans islands, Negros, Apo island, Dumaguete, then Bohol, and arrival to Cebu.
Your arrival at Puerto Princesa must be scheduled on early afternoon.
Your return flight from Cebu Mactan airport must be scheduled on early afternoon to respect the desaturation time.
Boarding time :Puerto Princesa from 1 pm to 5 pm
Disembarking time:Cebu Yacht Club from 8 am to 11 am
(Cebu Yacht Club Adress: Lapu-Lapu, F. Martir St, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines)
The boat is docked to:Puerto Princesa seaport. You must be on board for the Tubbataha Management briefing at 6 pm . The boat sails at 7 pm .
THE TRANSFERS TO THE BOAT
They are included .
We wil pick you up at Puerto Princesa airport , or at your hotel from 1 pm to 5 pm. (The exact schedule of your transfer will be passed on to your hotel the previous evening)
The disembarkement is from 8 to 11 am, we will drive you to the airport or to your hotel.
THE LOCAL FLIGHTS
If you come from Manila, you can reserve on-line local flights on www.cebupacificair.com, www.philippineairlines.com
Don’t forget to ask for an extra bagage weight (up to 30 KG per person)
Airport of Puerto Princesa 10 minutes away from the boat.
Airport of Cebu Mactan 5 minutes away from the boat.
CRUISE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE
Seadoors sails at 7 pm
Electricity 220 Volt, international electric plugs, towels are provided
Water temperature 28 to 30 degres celsius , Shorty or wetsuit 3 mm
There are 8 passenger cabins, all spacious and confortable, with many storage spaces, a desk, many portholes, they are air conditioned, all cabins have a private bathroom and toilets, hot water, the towels are provided. All cabins have two beds lower couple bed and upper single bed.
We acomodate only two persons in each cabin.
THE DELUXE CABINS. N1 N2 (Extra charge 50 Euros per person)
The two deluxe cabins are on the first deck, near the salon, They are the biggest, they allow an access to the bed by both sides.
THE STANDARD CABINS ON THE FIRST DECK. N3 N4
These two cabins are located on the first deck on the front of the boat.
THE STANDARD CABINS ON THE SECOND DECK. N5 N6 N7 N8
These four cabins are located on the second deck, between te dining room on the back and the Wheelhouse on the front.