Tubbataha 2021 Solitude One

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7 Days 6 Nights
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Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa
Min Age : 15 (for Diving)
Max People : Group size 22
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A renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site – and now an ASEAN Heritage Park – Tubbataha is well known for its stunning reefs capes, dizzying amount of reef life, and amazing visibility. Consisting of three reef areas: North Atoll, South Atoll, and the Jessie Beazley Reef, the 130,028-hectare protected marine area is situated in the middle of the Sulu Sea in the Palawan region of the Philippines. Its beautiful dive sites are mainly made up of walls and drop offs – perfect for some big fish action.

Tubbataha is only accessible via liveaboard for a reason; there is virtually no land in sight no matter how far or hard you look at the horizon. In the North Atoll, however, there is a small sandbar that’s home to the Ranger Station. This styrofoam-reinforced concrete structure houses the marine park rangers who patrol and protect the Tubbataha’s waters to keep the dive destination as pristine as possible. Best of all, to bring your dive vacation to a whole new level, as a guest you will get a chance to visit the Ranger Station to learn all about the conservation efforts behind the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Marine animals aren’t Tubbataha’s only highlights; the place is also recognized as a sanctuary for seabirds. Two islets in the marine park support over 20,000 seabirds and serve as the main rookery as well as breeding ground of six seabird species. If you’re a birding enthusiast, be sure to pack your binoculars.

AVAILABLE DATES: as of 24 September, 2020

15-21 May, 2021         4 slots 

Departure & Return Location

Puerto Princesa

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on-board in the category of cabin of guests’ chosen package on twin/double (or quad sharing in quad cabin)
  • Unless otherwise stated, Embarkation: 1300hrs to 1800hrs (Dinner Included); Disembarkation: Between 0800hrs to 1100hrs (Breakfast Included)
  • Full-Board Meal Plan with in-between meal snacks and all non-alcoholic beverages
  • 3 or 4 daily guided Boat Day-Dives (Including 1 Night Dive)** all dives are subject to our No-Fly/Altitude Minimum 18 Hours Policy & cruise itinerary (which may change due to weather and/or level of diving experience of the guests)–No Dives on disembarkation day;
  • Return transfer to and from the local airport (Except Manila Airport and anywhere in the island of Luzon, Philippines) of the location and dates of the cruise embarkation/disembarkation (Pickup/Drop-off other than local airport at embarkation and disembarkation locations is subject to additional charge); Manila Airport (NAIA, All Terminals) is additional charge and will be quoted on request.
  • Philippines VAT/GST

Excluded

  • Pre and/or post cruise hotels, activities, international and domestic sea/air transportation;
  • Airport Transfers to and from NAIA Airport Terminals and anywhere in the island of Luzon
  • Marine Park Fees, Photography Permits, Diving Permits. I.e, Tubbataha Marine Park Fees (5000PHP per person)
  • International and Domestic Airport Departure Tax;
  • Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment, Enriched Air Nitrox (See FAQ below), Guest Services as mentioned as additional costs
Disclosure

[1] All dives inclusive of a Dive master, boat, weights, and tank. Rental of additional dive gear, nitrox cost extra.
[2] Inclusive of ground transfers to/from designated pick-up/drop-off locations. Request of pick-up/drop off at locations outside designated pick-up/ drop-off points may cost extra. Please see our article about designated pick-up/ drop-off locations.
[3] Luggage considerations: We expect our diver guest to have one (1) piece of standard luggage (22kg), one (1) dive gear bag (22kg), one (1) handheld bag.
[4] Transportation surcharges may apply for extra luggage not specified above [4]. Please inform us additional luggage requirements to facilitate proper transportation. (Please check your international airline carrier of their luggage limits/requirements).

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to change the schedule due to Weather, Safety conditions, Dive Master; and Boat Captain’s decisions.

Itinerary

Day 1Embarkation (Puerto Princesa) begins from 1400Hrs

Embarkation at the harbour of Puerto Princesa starts from 1400Hrs. Only transfers from Puerto Princesa Domestic Airport are included in the cruise package. Hotel/resort transfers to the embarkation point can be organized by Solitude with a 3rd party transportation company but will be subject to charges. These charges will vary depending on your location. You are best
advised to organize with your resort/hotel to be transferred directly to the embarkation point or to Puerto Princesa Domestic Airport Terminal where we can pick you up from 1400hrs onwards.

Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C-Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to embarkation; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this
towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors.

During the registration, Permit and National Park fees will be collected as well. For this stand‐alone Tubbataha itinerary, a total of 3000PHP (subject to change as informed by the authorities) is required to be paid.

Dinner is included.

Solitude One will get underway towards Tubbataha Reef National Park at sunset (estimated time of travel is 10 hours)

Day 2, 3 & 4 - 3 or 4Dives daily, North & South Atoll

As dive sites in Tubbataha Reefs are in close proximity, dive sites will be scheduled based on tides/currents as well as communicating with other liveaboards in the vicinity to avoid overcrowding a particular dive site.

Day 5 & 6 - 3 or 4Dives daily, North Atoll & Jessie Beazley Reef

As dive sites in Tubbataha Reefs are in close proximity, dive sites will be scheduled based on tides/currents as well as communicating with other liveaboards in the vicinity to avoid overcrowding a particular dive site.

Your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy. Solitude One will get underway towards Puerto Princesa (estimated time of travel is 9 hours) after the scheduled final night dive in Jessie Beazley Reef.

Day 7No diving, disembarkation (Puerto Princesa) at 1100hrs

During 0700hrs to 0800Hrs, you will be advised by a member of our crew on your bill (If you have any payments for Satellite Communications, Equipment Rentals, EANitrox, Alcohol, etc.).

Please check that it is correct and make your payment at your convenience before 0930Hrs. We accept only CASH in USD(Preferred) or Philippines Pesos (PHP).

After a big breakfast, we will organize an appreciation briefing followed by final disembarkation for our guests. Unfortunately,
we are unable to accommodate late Check-Out requests as we have to prepare for the new cruise the next day.

PACKAGE PRICES
Solitude One TUBBATAHA 2021
TUBBATAHA REEF 2021
MV SOLITUDE ONE
SCHEDULES Itinerary Embarkation Disembarkation Nights                    Rate per Diver                   (Less 10% for Non-Diver)
Rates are valid til 31 December 2020
Port Port Stateroom Deluxe Quad
15 – 21 May, 2021 Tubbataha Puerto Princessa Puerto Princessa 6 3,330.00 3,060.00 2,820.00

Additional Cost:

1. We have decided to provide a EAN30% instead of EAN32% to allow safer M.O.D. EAN30% would provide some degree of depth buffer when you are caught in a down current especially but will still allow ample extended length of bottom time (compared to normal Air). EANitrox Prices are as follows +8USD per Dive or 135USD for 7Days 6Nights Itinerary with subsequent additional day of use 20USD per Day.

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