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Philippines Island Hopping: Mar 7-21, 2024*

 
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.

6 nights Salaya Beach Houses:
Salaya Beach Houses | Scuba Center dive trip to the heart of the Coral TriangleThis Scuba Center adventure begins in Dauin, Dumaguete. Welcome to Salaya Beach Houses, a luxury dive resort situated at the crossroads of world-class diving and island charm. They’ve worked tirelessly to create a resort capable of catering to experienced divers, flexible enough for families, private enough for couples, and designed to accommodate all of your needs. From the accomodations to their fresh menus and wellness activities, Salaya transcends the average beach resort and offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

Dine in comfort and mingle with other guests at the pool bar, indulge with a bottle of wine at a private beach side table, or enjoy our great food at Dahon restaurant. Whatever your choice, Salaya Beach Houses offers you a variety of dining experiences to tailor fit your holiday needs. After an exciting day diving, sunny afternoon by the pool or trip around town, you can enjoy the sea views and gentle ambiance of the pool bar. Offering a range of organic juices, soft drinks, coffees, wines, beers and cocktails, the friendly staff will help you select the perfect drink to complement your day.
 

Salaya Beach Houses divingSalaya Beach Houses is ideally positioned along the Dumaguete coast to give their guests access to a huge variety of diving experiences. The shores of Dumaguete are world famous for muck diving. With over 15 dive sites, they provide divers with a wealth of the much-desired unusual macro critters. Natural and artificial reefs give divers the chance to spot schooling jacks and barracuda as well as a wealth of other wide-angle friendly sights. Critters such as the Ambon Scorpionfish and Mototi Octopus previously thought to have only been in Lembeh, are regularly being spotted. There has been an influx of divers visiting Dumaguete to photograph its diversely rich underwater subjects and seascapes.

Salaya’s in-house dive center has world class facilities dedicated to photographers and an in-house Instructor who can take you through the Underwater Photography Course, and look after your photography needs. Whether you have a point-and-shoot or a Big-Rig they have you covered.

 
Includes:
  • 6 Nights accommodation at Salaya Beach Houses double or twin-share in a one bedroom suite

  • Roundtrip transfers between Dumaguete airport or pier and Salaya Beach Houses

  • 7 days à la carte meals - gourmet breakfast, 2 course lunch & 3 course dinner

  • Transfer to Bohol via OceanJet ferry, business class

  • One Sunset Cocktail Cruise 1-1/2 Hours

  • 12 dives including boat rides, tanks, weights, dive guides and all marine sanctuary fees

  • 1 day trip to dive the world famous reefs off Apo Island (dives part of the 12 dive package)

  • FREE - NITROX included for all dives


6 nights Amun Ini:
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. We were last here in 2019 and all aspects of this resort (and diving) were uniformly praised by our group.
Amun Ini Resort & Spa | Scuab Center group dive tripThe 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.

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.
 
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:
  • 6 nights in a shared ocean view deluxe room double or twin shareBohol Island is located in the center of the coral triangle, a global center of marine biodiversity which 76% of the world’s coral species, 6 of the world’s 7 marine turtle species, and over 2,000 reef fish species. Amun Ini Dive.

  • 7 days meals including - à la carte breakfast, 2 course lunch & 3 course dinner

  • Arrival and departure transfer between Tagbilaran and Amun Ini Beach Resort

  • 12 dives including boat trip, tanks, weights, dive guide and sanctuary fees

  • Plus 1 dive for free to help reforest corals on our house reef, together with marine biologist. (13 dives in total)

  • NITROX included for all dives

  • Excursion to the chocolate hills & tarsier monkeys on the departure day

  • Free coffee, tea and drinking water in the rooms and on the dive boats

  • FREE WiFi

Not included in the packages:
  • Airfare

  • Special day trips

  • 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 7-21, 2024*
Trip Cost:
Option One: One-bedroom suite with seaview at Salaya & a shared deluxe double room with seaview at Amun Ini
$4595 ppdo Diver, $3395 ppdo Non-Diver  
   
Option Two: Two-bedroom quad share ocean view penthouse at Salaya & a shared deluxe double room with seaview at Amun Ini
$4345 ppdo Diver, $3095 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 our Travel Department.

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

 

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