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Philippines

We had so much fun for our first Critters Gone Wild event we decided to make this an annual event! Please join us for our 2nd Annual Critters Gone Wild at Atlantis Resorts in the Philippines!

Critters Gone Wild is NOT a photo contest! It's a great learning experience that will enhance every dive you make. It's a chance to learn about Marine Behavior (how to recognize it; how to approach it; how to either capture it in your memory or on a digital chip!). Critters Gone Wild will offer seminars to help you learn about and understand the unique array of critters that you will see on your dives. But, there's more!! We will also have lots of prizes because everyone knows how much fun it is to get FREE stuff! There will be prizes of travel, camera gear, scuba equipment, apparel, accessories and more.

Scubaland has been to Atlantis Resorts in Puerto Galera and Dumaguete several times already. Why do we go back? Because it's THAT good!

The diving is great, the resorts are great, the food is great and we have the greatest customers in the World! Put that all together and you get a great dive trip!!

Puerto Galera and Dumaguete are similar – but different! We have never been able to pick a "favorite" so we keep going back to both of them. They both have terrific service, great amenities and outstanding food. It's the diving that is different – but kinda the same! You're just going to have to see it for yourself and then you can tell me what you think!

You will certainly get a great variety of marine life. Yes, they have spectacular macro critters – seahorse (big and small), dragonettes, exotic shrimps, frogfish, nudibranchs, etc. They have the weird stuff like octopus, squid, snake eels and stargazers. They have lots of reef fish like scorpion, lion, butterfly and angel fish. They have hard and soft corals, gardens and walls, and some good ol' fashioned muck! They have a little (actually, a lot) of everything. You can't go wrong.

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2017 Philippines Trip Details

  • Package Includes
  • Payment Info
  • Extra Costs
  • Trip Insurance
  • Notes

Week One Includes:

  • 7 nights in a Deluxe Room (double occupancy) at the Atlantis Resort in Dumaguete
  • 6 dive days – up to 5 dives per day including night dives
  • All meals at each resort – ridiculously good food!
  • Coffee, tea, and filtered water are available from 6am to 6pm
  • Roundtrip flights between LAX and Dumaguete
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Trip Cancellation / Medical Insurance (supplements may be required based on age and upgrades)
  • All seminars
  • Entry for prize drawings
  • Unlimited Internet access

Week Two Includes:

  • 7 nights in a Deluxe Room (double occupancy) at the Atlantis Resort in Puerto Galera
  • 6 dive days – up to 5 dives per day including night dives
  • All meals at each resort – ridiculously good food!
  • Coffee, tea, and filtered water are available from 6am to 6pm
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Trip Cancellation / Medical Insurance (supplements may be required based on age and upgrades)
  • Unlimited Internet access
NOTE: 7 nights in a Deluxe Room and 6 dive days at the Atlantis Resort in Puerto Galera is an optional trip extension. 

Dumaguete - $3500pp

  • Initial deposit $1000pp - nonrefundable
  • 2nd deposit $750pp due November 1, 2016
  • 3rd deposit $750pp due April 1, 2017
  • Final payment due September 1, 2017

Puerto Galera and Dumaguete - $5895pp

  • Initial deposit $1500pp - nonrefundable
  • 2nd deposit $1250pp due November 1, 2016
  • 3rd deposit $1250pp due April 1, 2017
  • Final payment due September 1, 2017

Non Divers

  • Non divers are welcome to join us. There is a discount of $500pp for nondivers.

Single Supplements

  • Pricing for the trip is based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a room to yourself, there is an additional single supplement of $365pp per week.
  • If you sign up without a roommate, we will do our best to find a roommate for you. If we are not successful, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement. We cannot guarantee a roommate for you. 
  • Upgrade to an oceanfront room in Dumaguete for $99 per person
  • Tourist tax of Php 110.00 (approx. $3) per person is added to all personal bills at the end of your stay and cannot be prepaid.
  • Day trips at Puerto Galera
  • Marine park fees
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare from Austin to LAX
  • Additional overnight in LAX (if needed depending on flights)
  • Nitrox
  • Anything else not listed!

 

Trip insurance is included for ages up through 59. If you are 60 years of age or more, there is a supplement for insurance. 
  • 7 nights in a Deluxe Room and 6 dive days at the Atlantis Resort in Puerto Galera is an optional trip extension.
  • Airport transfers are included based on group travel. If your flights arrive at a different time or day, there may be an additional surcharge for the transfers.
  • There is an optional Whale Shark Snorkel that can be arranged. Just let us know you want to do it. It's tons of fun! 

Facts

Destination Philippines
Operator Atlantis Dive Resort
Puerto Galera & Dumaguete
Dates Nov 30 - Dec 9
Dec 9 - Dec 16
Price

from $3,500 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare from LAX is included.

Trip Leader

Vickie Coker
Michael Coker
Jennifer Aschermann
Robert Aschermann

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What Our Customers Say

  • Thank you very much for arranging our trip to Mexico for working on the spa issue for us. We had a wonderful trip! The Viceroy was AMAZING! We will contact you to help us with travel plans in the future and pass along your contact info to friends. We could not be happier with our experience.

    Ebit Akers Austin, TX - 2017
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