01 December, 2008

Join the Dive Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs!!

This coming April 24 to 29, 2009, The Frog Man, in conjunction with DONSOL ECOTOUR, is launching a special diving expedition to the Tubbataha Reefs National Park.
Tubbataha Reef is found at the southernmost part of Palawan Island, Philippines and is composed of two attols with such rich marine life that this reef has become known across the world for the best diving that anyone can possibly experience!With 10,000 hectares of coral reef lying at the heart of the Coral Triangle,the Tubbattaha Reefs Natural Park as no less than:
- 573 species of fish
- 379 species of corals (about half of all the coral species in the world)
- 11 species of sharks
- 12 species of dolphins and whales
- nesting Hawkbills and Green Sea turtles
The Tubbataha Reefs can be visited strictly by liveaboard and are best visitedfrom March to June because of the clear skies, calm waters, and excellent visibility(30 to 40 meters).
This coming April 24 to 29, Diaries of a Frog Man and Donsol Eco Tour invites you to join in the Tubbataha adventure!
The Expedition Fleet's Oceanic Explorerhas been chartered by Donsol Eco Tour's mother company Fun Dive Asia, and we still have some slots open for more guests.
Deluxe : $1556 (twin share basia)
Standard : $1445 (twin share basis)
Inclusions:
- Unlimited Diving
- Tanks, Lead Weights, and Weight Belt
- Dive Master services
- Accommodations (1 of 2 on Twin Share)
- Full Board Meals
- Tourist Conservation Fees
- Souvenir Video
- Fun Dive Asia T-shirt
For details on the boat, please visit:
The live aboard departs from Puerto Princessa, Palawan and lands back there, so interested participants will need to book their Manila-Puerto Princessa-Manila trip.
Below is a high-level plan for the trip which should provide a good idea of coverage and also help with making the necessary travel arrangements in and out of Puerto Princessa:
DAY 01 MANILA/ PUERTO PRINCESA
- 0800H Depart Manila for Puerto Princesa City via PAL, arrive 0915H
- 0915H Depart Manila for Puerto Princesa City via Air Phil, arrive 1025H
- Transfers to port
- Briefing of Boat Manager/ Dive Master
- Afternoon at leisure
- 1800HLift anchor for departure to Bird Is., North Tubbataha (11 hours)
- Accommodation & meals onboard Explorer

DAY 02 NORTH TUBBATAHA
- Arrive at Bird Island, North Tubbataha
- Dive Sites: Shark airport, washingmachine (larry’s reef), seafan alley
- Whole Day Diving at North Tubbataha
- Night Dive

DAY 03 NORTH TUBBATAHA
- Whole Day Diving at North Tubbataha Dive Sites: Rangers station, Amos Rock,
- Night Dive
- Early morning departure for Light House, South Tubbataha

DAY 04 SOUTH TUBBATAHA
- Arrive Lighthouse, South Tubbataha
- Whole Day Diving at South Tubbataha
- Dive Sites: Black Rock, North wall of south Atoll
- Night Dive

DAY 05 SOUTH TUBBATAHA
- Whole Day Diving at South Tubbataha
- Dive Sites: Lighthouse, Delsan Wreck, Staghorn Point
- Late evening departure for Puerto Princessa City


DAY 06 PUERTO PRINCESA/ MANILA
- 0630H Arrive Puerto Princesa City
- Breakfast onboard
- Farewell program
- 0800 H - Transfers to airport/hotel
The above is subject to change depending on weather and current conditions.
If you are planning to join do let me have your response ASAP by e-mail: