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8 Days 7 Nights
Availability : On selected dates
Anilao, Batangas
Anilao, Batangas
Min Age : 15 (for Diving)
Max People : Group size 22
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Verde Island

Verde is not too far from Anilao itself and generally the first stopping point on the trip. Verde boasts some of the most pristine corals to be found within the Philippines, Verde too offers plenty of macro critters to be found such as frogfish and nudibranchs. Although, the main attraction here is the stunning reef, the sheer abundance, and variety of fish and coral species here is truly remarkable!

Around this area one can find some strong currents, which opens up possibilities to see some pelagics such as Manta Rays and even Thresher Sharks


Romblon is picking up quickly on diver’s radars as a spot to rival, if not surpass, that of Lembeh for macro. It is regarded as the best location to find the ‘Holy Grail’ of nudibranchs, the Melibe Colemani, with dozens to be found on a single dive! The equally stunning Cyerce sp. are also found in abundance here! Other rarities from Severnsi & Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses to Mimic and Wunderpus Octopus can be found in this Macro/Super-Macro paradise.

There is plenty more to be found around the area, from a Blue-Hole dive to beautiful reefs and turtle sanctuaries.


Most famous for the site known as “Manta Bowl.”

As the name suggests, it is an excellent location to find the awe-inspiring Manta Rays. Though it’s not just Manta Rays one can hope to see, around this site Whale Sharks and even Hammerheads are found on a regular basis.

This location alone offers so much more than just that, from sharks, huge schools of tuna and jackfish to stunning and vast reef walls. This spot is a dream for wide-angle photographers.

AVAILABLE DATES: as of 13 December, 2019

8-15 August, 2020                                   3 slots
29 August – 05 September, 2020     6 slots
10-17 September, 2020                          11 slots
19-26 September, 2020                        11 slots

Departure & Return Location

Anilao, Batangas


  • Accommodation on-board in the category of cabin of guests’ chosen package on twin/double (or quad sharing in quad cabin). Guests can check in from1400hrs the day (Dinner Included); Check Out latest at 0900hrs on the day of the Cruise End-Date;
  • 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


  • Pre and/or post cruise hotels, activities, international and domestic sea/air transportation;
  • Marine Park Fees, Photography Permits, Diving Permits.
  • International and Domestic Airport Departure Tax;
  • Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment, Enriched Air Nitrox, Guest Services as mentioned as additional costs

[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.


Day 1Anilao, Embarkation & Welcome Briefing

Embark Solitude one from Solitude Acacia Resort, Anilao between 13hrs-17hrs

Airport transfer or any transfers to and from location of embarkation is NOT included. We are able to arrange at extra cost and cost depends on vehicle required to accommodate size of group and accompanying bags. You may also arrange on your own as some of you may already have contact and /or plan to arrive earlier to spend some time in Anilao diving.

Upon boarding Solitude On, a welcome from the resort of our crew awaits you. Orientations and registration (remember your certifications cards and/or log books!) will begin once you are welcomed in. You are encouraged to complete your registration from and general liability release from prior to embarkation; this way you will save yourself some time with orientation and can use this toward getting yourself settled in and rested. If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete the after the orientation and hand them to the cruise directors. During the registration, permits and marine park fees will be collected.

Day 2 & 3Romblon Featuring Black Water/ Bonfire Dives

Romblon itself is rather versatile in its dive sites, most notably it known for the macro, for the nudibrach lovers it’s a top place to find Melibe and Cyerce sp, but there are some reef walls and also a blue hole dive around. Primarily we would focus on the muck/macro sites as we will have exceptional reefs on the latter part of the trip. Dive sites that seem most promising are: “Palje” with its fine sediment is a great spot to search for the Severnsi and Pontohi pygmy seahorses. “Lunas”, is very muddy sediment but good spots for finding Wunderpus, Mimic and Blue-ring Octopus, Bobbit worms and so on. “St. Joseph” is a coral cliff/drop off with a sandy bottom, here is one of the best sites to find a multitude of nudibranchs as well as some rare crustaceans.

Day 4 & 5North & East Ticao San Miguel Island, Lapus Lapus, & Manta Bowl

Ticao is most well-known for the dive site “Manta Bowl” for obvious reasons and of course, there are other big thing to potentially see such as whale sharks. The whole Manta Bowl site pretty large with a few spots in there being better than others. Other well-known sites in the area include shark apartment, featuring many reef sharks as well as groupers and large shoals of colorful reef fish. “Tuna Alley” is a site featuring huge schools of jacks and barracuda creating a dense wall of fish, on occasion shoals of sardines pass by and you witness and hear the jacks as they hunt. “Rock Point” is a favorite spot here for many, with stunning coral and dramatic topography, there are plenty of places to hide from sometimes strong current and watch the reef in action, it is also fantastic spot to have close encounters with manta ray.

Day 6Marinduque/ North Romblon

There are a couple of wrecks around the Marinduques/Santa Cruz Island as well a reef just south from there which has been described as “World Class”, but there is limited information. We will do some exploration around this area when we get the chance.

Day 7Verde Island, San Agapito (Thank you and Farewell Briefing)

Stunning Reefs and strong currents are a feature of this island. Especially for sites such as The Pinnacle, depending on the tides/current one can experience strong up/down currents, so it is generally dived zigzagging upwards, spectacular and healthy reef and rich biodiversity, as well as larger creatures sometimes passing in the blue, can be found here.

“The Washing Machine” this site is a series of interlocking canyons to dive-in-between, where some of the channels meet and current collide it creates that washing machines. A very exhilarating dive generally better for the more experienced divers. However, dived on slack tide its suitable for everyone with beautiful reef and fish one can ease through the canyons calmly.

Lastly, “The Wall” is the most famous dive site on Verde, a pristine reef with enormous gorgonian fans. The marine life here is prolific, with dense shoals of varying fish species as well as reef sharks, thresher shark and from time to time larger creatures in the blue such as eagle rays and manta rays.

Day 8Anilao Disembarkation

Disembark from Solitude One from 7AM-11AM to Solitude Acacia Resort.

SCHEDULES DURATION Rate per Diver (Less 10% for Non-Diver) Rates are valid till 31 December 2019
Stateroom Deluxe Quad
8-15 August, 2020 8Days & 7Nights $ 3,052.00 $ 2,800.00 $ 2,576.00
29 August – 5 September, 2020 8Days & 7Nights $ 3,052.00 $ 2,800.00 $ 2,576.00
10-17 September, 2020 8Days & 7Nights $ 3,052.00 $ 2,800.00 $ 2,576.00
19-26 September, 2020 8Days & 7Nights $ 3,052.00 $ 2,800.00 $ 2,576.00

Additional Cost:  
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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