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MER DE SULU PALAWAN START 12 J july 23 2025

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SULU SEA PALAWAN START CRUISE 12D
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 12 J
The itinerary and the dive number can be modified by the diving Director acording to the local conditions.
DAY1
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.

DAY 2
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..

DAY 3
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 .

DAY 4
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..
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DAY 5
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.

DAY 6
Dive 15: TUBBATAHA Extraordinary ambiance on this plateau covered by acropora tables.
Dive 16: TUBBATAHA This corner covered by soft corals is hit by strong currents which are appreciated by grey reef sharks and schools of juvenile sharks.
Dive 17: TUBBATAHA Deep wall (65m) covered by giant seafans where we can find groups of Denise pygmy seahorse.

DAY 7
Dive 18: TUBBATAHA
Dive 19: 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 20: TUBBATAHA A special wall covered by soft corals and barrel sponges. We'll meet reef sharks and school of juvenile sharks as well.

DAY 8
Dive 21: 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 22: CAGAYANCILLO ISLANDS Clear water, untouched corals, we'll be looking for hammerhead sharks in the deep water.
Dive 23: CAGAYANCILLO ISLANDS A special wall covered by soft corals and barrel sponges. We'll meet reef sharks and school of juvenile sharks as well.

DAY 9
Dive 24: NEGROS A very colored dive with it's schools of fish animated by strong currents.
Dive 25: NEGROS Drift dive with strong currents where are schools of jacks.
Dive 26: 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 27: NEGROS Car wreck.

DAY 10
Dive 28: CEBU Dive with Whale sharks.
Dive 29: CEBU Quite dive along the wal looking for macro.
Dive 30: CEBU Drift dive with strong currents. We can find black tip sharks and white tip reef sharks along the reef.
Dive 31: NEGROS Muck dive with frogfish, ghost pipe fish, blue ring octopus etc ...

DAY 11
Dive 32: BOHOL Very deep wall (+80m), we'll be looking for schoolfof jacks, school of barracudas or else white tip reef sharks and hammerheads during season.
Dive 33: BOHOL 80m deep wall and much more in the blue. At our bottomwe'll be looking for sharks, and on the wall for extraordinary macro as frog fish, pygmy seahorse, ribbon eels .. etc ...
Dive 34: BOHOL Quite dive along the plateau looking for macro and turtles.

DAY 12
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.

THE FLIGHTS
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.

SCHEDULE
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)

DEPARTURE TIME
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 time of your transfer will be sent to you by email one week before departure)
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)

ARRIVAL AIRPORT
Airport of Puerto Princesa 10 minutes away from the boat.
END AIRPORT
Airport of Cebu Mactan 5 minutes away from the boat.


CRUISE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE
Seadoors sails at 7 pm

ON BOARD
Electricity 220 Volt, international electric plugs, towels are provided

UNDERWATER
Water temperature 28 to 30 degres celsius , Shorty or wetsuit 3 mm

THE CABINS.
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.


*** 861 EUR offered | TUBBATAHA july 06 2024 | until : 07/06/2024 *** //