VISAYAS ODYSSEY liveaboard, 9N/10D 3 to 4 dives per day.
Let’s go for a real Odyssey in Visayas. This cruise brings together the best Visayas dive spots from North to South and East to West.
Departure at night fall from Cebu to reach Monad Shoal with the Thresher sharks of Malapascua, then Gato island Tunel with an extraordianry night dive...
Then course to South heading to Camotes islands with a land excursion proposed to go in underground fresh water bath.
We continue South to meet the whale sharks in Leyte, and explore the wonderful site of Napantao where are hidden several frog fish, pygmy seahorses.
Direction Bohol to reach Anda bay with the mandarin fish and a land excursion also proposed to explore the Chocolate Hills and see the Tarsiers.
Then we go more South to dive in Apo Island and we’ll finish with the Whale sharks in Oslob and then Cabilao island known for it’s untouched coral reef and it’s large underwater diversity
ITINERARY VISAYAS ODYSSEY
The itinerary and the dive number can be modified by the diving Director acording to the local conditions.
The Boarding is 13H.....17H at Cebu Yacht Club , from the airport or from your hotel in Cebu City a guide will drive you to the boat, embarkement, briefing, and presentation of your cabin.
Dive 1: MALAPASCUA Unique cleaning station for Thresher Sharks, flights of Mobula Rays,.
Dive 2: MALAPASCUA Dive where Manta are often passing by and as well thresher sharks..
Dive 3: CAMOTES 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 school of fish..
Dive 4: SOUTHERN LEYTE deep wall , wonderfull coral garden, huge seafans, an Whale sharks on season..
Dive 5: SOUTHERN LEYTE Old local fisher men are looking for whale sharks for us. We'll be snorkeling with whale sharks during 2 hours..
Dive 6: SOUTHERN LEYTE Untouched coral garden with it's frog fish, ghost pipe fish and pygmy seahorses..
Dive 7: SOUTHERN LEYTE one of the top ten dives in Visayas, as much by the diversity of the Flora and the fauna as by the density, black Coral, Seafans, pygmies seahorses, Exploration of a underwater river of fresh water which develops a particular ecosysrtem. Sometimes whale shark in the South of the island..
Dive 8: SOUTHERN LEYTE This partofthe wall is covered by black corals. The marco fauna is very surprising as xeno crabs, saw blade shrimps ... At the end of de dive we'll be looking for the white tip reef sharks sleeping in small caves..
Dive 9: SOUTHERN LEYTE .
Dive 10: BOHOL 14km of wall. This part iscovered by black corals. We can find seriola, green turtles, jacks, and sea snakes.
Dive 11: BOHOL In the wall there is a small cave. At the end of the cave, there is a surprising tresor.
Dive 12: BOHOL Quite dive in the middle of black corals, looking for frog fhish. The end of the dive is on the wonderfull plateau at 6m.
Dive 13: BOHOL Deep wall with giant seafans. We can find here big pelagics.
Dive 14: BOHOL Drift dive on a plateau with a sardines ceiling hunted by fish.
Dive 15: NEGROS A very colored dive with it's schools of fish animated by strong currents.
Dive 16: 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 17: NEGROS is a huge hard coral garden, healthy, untouched, somthing very rare on earth today. The coral formations are perfect. We can spot mandarin fishes and a lot of turtles.
Dive 18: CEBU Dive with Whale sharks.
Dive 19: BOHOL Black Forest wall 45 m deep with seafans,corals, barracudas, uncountable turtles, schools of jack fishes.
Dive 20: BOHOL is a huge hard coral garden, healthy, untouched, somthing very rare on earth today. The coral formations are perfect. We can spot mandarin fishes and a lot of turtles.
Dive 21: 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 22: BOHOL Quite dive along the plateau looking for macro and 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
VISAYAS ODYSSEY Your contact: Pierre Laurent, telephone 639176885182
Your arrival at Cebu Mactan airport must be scheduled on early afternoon.
Your return flight must be scheduled on early afternoon to respect the desaturation time.
Boarding time :Cebu Yacht Club from 1 pm to 5 pm
Disembarking time: Cebu Yacht Club from 8 to and 11 am
(Cebu Yacht Club adress: Lapu-Lapu, F. Martir St, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines)
The boat is docked to:Cebu Yacht Club. You must be on board for the briefing at 6 pm . The boat sails at 7 pm .
THE TRANSFERS TO THE BOAT
They are included .
We wil pick you up at the Cebu Mactan airport at your arrival, 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 Cebu Mactan 5 minutes away from the boat.
Boarding: Cebu yacht Club from 1 pm to 5 pm
Disembarking: Cebu yacht Club from 8 am to 11 am
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.