DISCOVERY ADVENTURE I 27 APR - 03 MAY 2021 I TUBBATAHA I PHILIPPINES

DISCOVERY ADVENTURE I 27 APR  - 03 MAY 2021 I TUBBATAHA I PHILIPPINES
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Extensive Charging Station. Nitrox. Dives from easy to enter Dhoni. Facilities for Non Divers - Kayaks & Island Hopping. Hot Tub. All Cabins have Full A/C. Renovated in 2016/17.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 Nights, 19 - 21 Dives
  • Languages spoken English Filipino
  • Liveaboard diving trips to Tubbataha Reef National Park
  • North and South Atolls including Jessie Beazley, Wall Street, Shark Airport, Washing Machine
  • Wreck dives Delsan and Malayan wrecks
  • Tubbataha has beautiful reefs where Pelagics make their home
  • Hammerheads, thresher, black tips, white tips, grey reef sharks, mantas, whale sharks
  • Non-divers welcome
  • Island excursions, beach hopping, kayaking, snorkelling
  • The boat features a lavish salon area and an outdoor, shaded, dining deck.

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from tenders
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Movies Equipment For Kids Us Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters
  • Snorkelling Fishing Land Excursions
  • Buffet – all meals, snacks, hot drinks and water included
  • Alcohol and soft drinks can be purchased on board
  • Payment on board -Visa Mastercard Cash 
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Life Rafts Emergency Oxygen Kit Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed) Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

Discovery Adventure measuring 47m long and 8.5m wide, cruises at 7 knots, it was built in Fiji back in 1987. This boat is run by a professional diving team - Discovery Fleet. They put all their energy to make sure it remains the most pleasant and most functional liveaboard for Divers.

On the Main Deck, there is an indoor air conditioned saloon which also includes a Camera Room with lots of tables and charging stations just outside of the saloon, there are large rinse tanks for cameras. And the upper Sundeck has a very pleasant outdoor shaded Dining Area.

OUR CABINS

Discovery Adventure has 13 modern comfortable air-conditioned cabins and can accommodate up to 26 - 30 guests on each trip. The cabins are in varying combinations;

  • 2 cabins on the Saloon Deck -  VIP 1 & 2, with 2 Twin beds
  • 4 cabins on the Upper Deck - UD 1, 2, 3, 4, with 3 single beds that can be altered to 1 King bed and 1 single bed.
  • 7 Lower Deck cabins - 
  • LD 1 & 2 with 1 Queen bed
  • LD 3 with 1 full sized bed and 1 twin bed
  • LD 4, 5, 6,  with 2 full sized beds.
  • LD 7, with 1 full sized bed.

All rooms with centralized air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

AMENITIES

Discovery Adventure offers leisure-time activities in the air-conditioned Main Lounge including a large-screen entertainment centre with TV and DVD player for watching movies or listening to music. Hang out at the Bar with your favourite adult beverage. Guests can totally relax on the shaded Sundeck or find lots of deck room to nap in the sun and enjoy the warm breeze and jaw dropping seascapes.

FOOD ON BOARD

The cuisine aboard the Discovery Adventure will satisfy the largest of appetites and all palates. The talented Chefs cook up plentiful and a varied selection of Local and International cuisine three times a day. The Main Dining area is a glass enclosed showcase offering dining with a view of exotic, white beach trimmed islands. Dining may also take place in the open air of the Upper Deck with the sweet tropical scented breeze accompanying the feasts. The freshly prepared cuisine is served buffet style and offers choices for all taste buds. There will even be an Island Beach BBQ! All meals, snacks, hot drinks and water are included in your stay, other soft drinks and alcohol can be purchased onboard.

DIVING WITH US

The spacious and luxurious Discovery Adventure sister boat of Discovery Palawan provides Divers with the opportunity to see Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads as well as spectacular Coral Reefs in Tubbataha National Park and Apo Reef.

Discovery Adventure offers diving at vibrant Reefs and Wrecks while Non Divers can Snorkel, go on Island Excursions, Kayaking and Beach Hopping. Divers and Snorkelers alike will enjoy sites such as Apo Reef and experience the underwater beauty of the Philippines. With a spacious Dive Platform and experienced Guides, the liveaboard Discovery Adventure will deliver a memorable Dive Safari Vacation.

SALOON DECK - VIP CABIN - 2 TWIN BEDS - CONVERTIBLE TO 1 KING

2 VIP cabins (twin bed or convertible to 1 King), All rooms with centralized air-conditioning.

  • Beds:  1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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UPPER DECK DECK - (UD 1, 2, 3, 4) - 3 TWIN BEDS - CONVERTIBLE TO 1 KING AND 1 TWIN

4 Cabins with 3 Twin beds or convertible to 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed All rooms with centralised air-conditioning.

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  3 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  3
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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LOWER DECK CABIN - 1 QUEEN BED (LD1, 2)

2 Lower Deck cabins (1 queen bed in each cabin) All rooms with centralised air-conditioning.

  • Beds:  Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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LOWER DECK - 1 DOUBLE BED AND 1 SINGLE BED CABIN (LD 3) (no photo)

  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 single bed
  • Max occupancy:  2/3
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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LOWER DECK - 2 DOUBLE BED CABIN (LD 4, 5, 6) 

3 lower deck cabins, 2 double bed. All rooms with centralised air-conditioning.

  • Beds:  2 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2/3
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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LOWER DECK - 1 DOUBLE BED CABIN (LD 7)

1 lower deck cabin, 1 double bed. All rooms with centralised air-conditioning.

  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Puerto Princesa and ends in Puerto Princesa
  • The closest airport is Puerto Princesa (PPS)
  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • A representative will be waiting for you at the airport holding a banner of Discovery Fleet.
  • Hotel pickup time is in the afternoon from hotel must be within 10km from port within PPS City
  • Check in on the boat is between 14:00 and 16:00.
  • The boat departs Puerto Princesa in the afternoon on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with US power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash and Credit card Visa and Mastercard
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Puerto Princesa early in the morning on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is in the morning at hotel must be within 10km from port within PPS City
  • Airport drop-off time is in the morning

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 20 – 21 dives, 50+ dives recommended, Open Water
  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is recognized as being the best diving destination in the Philippines.
  • This 100,000 hectare natural park is only accessible from Late March to Mid June due to sea and weather conditions.
  • Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays.
  • This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive.
  • Expect to encounter white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks.
  • Marine Life: Incredible corals, huge schools of fish, white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks
  • Expert dive guides on board
  • Night dives available during the trip

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Sailing to first dive site for a check dive
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

South of North Atoll

  • Dive sites: Ranger Station, Amos Rock, Wall Street

South of South Atoll

  • Dive sites: Delsan Wreck, Southwest wall, Triggerfish City

North of South Atoll

  • Dive sites: Black Rock, T Wreck, Ko-ok

North of North Atoll

  • Dive sites: Shark Airport, Seafan Alley, Washing Machine
  • Malayan Wreck of North Atoll and Jessie Beazley

DAY 7

Return to port, breakfast, disembark – transfer to airport or local hotel

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including tea, coffee, welcome drinks, juice (morning only), filtered water
  • Dive guides
  • Cruise only package: includes various activities such as island hopping, snorkelling and other activities mentioned in the itinerary (weather permitting)
  • Roundtrip transfers from Puerto Princesa airport/hotel within PPS City to boat and back (hotel must be within 10km from port within PPS City)
  • Tubbataha: 4 dives per day (except on the last day in Tubbataha)
  • tanks, weights, weight belt,
  • services of a Dive Professional

NOT INCLUDED

  • Fuel surcharges: USD 100
  • National park fees: USD 105
  • Domestic flights
  • Nitrox (12 USD per dive)
  • 15ltr tanks (6 USD per dive)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Full set rental gear (BCD, regulator, wetsuit and ABC) (30 USD per day)
  • Corkage Fee per bottle and a dollar per can of beer. (20 USD per trip)
  • Transfer from outside of Puerto Princesa City
  • Rental equipment
  • Courses
  • Soft drinks, alcohol, all beverages and bottled mineral water

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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