Dumageute has always been known for it's amazing underwater photography and gorgeous diving. In fact many of the world's most famous photographers spend many weeks a year in Dumaguete taking some of the most famous pictures and videos that have ever hit the SCUBA diving scene.
The love for Dumaguete begin back in the 16th Century, when Moro pirates would often raid the coastal community as they attempted to make a home for themselves (much like Nassau). Dumaguete is a small but bustling city of only about 13 square miles and 150,000 people. Air temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the year averaging about 85 degrees but the city experiences a dry and rainy season. The driest month is in April (the time of this vacation) and the wettest being October with nearly 4 times the amount of rainfall.
Diving in Dumaguete is an amazing experience that is perfect for divers of all levels. Fantastic for photography, the shallow reefs are home to many rare ocean creatures. With over 3,000 species of fish and 448 species of coral, there is always something new to find and enjoy. With water temperatures averaging 81 degrees and visibility upwards of 80ft, it will be easy for you to find great photo subjects such as the pipefish, mandarin fish, ribbon eels, wonders octopus and many, many nudibranchs. If you have never experienced the life of the Pacific Ocean, it is totally different than the Caribbean, in a fantastically colorful and interesting way!
Relax while you are on land at the Atlantis Dive Resort. Long peaceful stretches of beaches surrounded by gorgeous lush trees. Tropical gardens full of some of the rarest plants in the Philippines are located all along the resort. Beautiful, fully air conditioned rooms with free wireless internet allow you to stay in touch with home and share the experience you are having with friends and family. All meals at Toko's fine dining restaurant are included. Enjoy fresh local products and flavors prepared to the highest international standards. Lonely Planet called Toko's "world class cuisine." Need a little more relaxing? Atlantis offers a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing Spa services, including an incredibly affordable, 2 hour hot stone. Atlantis is truly a full service resort and dive center. They will handle everything from loading your equipment on the boat to rinsing it and preparing it for your next dive. This is truly a luxurious experience.
Included in your vacation
- 9 Nights in a Deluxe or Gardenview Room at Atlantis Dumaguete Resort
- All meals at Toko's Restaurant
- Unlimited Internet Access
- Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives a day including night diving)
- Free Nitrox
- Hotel Taxes
- Airport Transfers to/from Dumaguete Airport
Airfare is not included but is incredibly reasonable. Philippines air has a non-stop, roundtrip flight from JFK for about $950 (at time of quote). There are a few other options that we would be happy to discuss with you. Airfare to the Philippines is less than airfare to the Caribbean!
Diver: $2080 p.p.
Non-Diver: $1275.00 p.p.
* LAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IS MARCH 25, 2017!