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Explore the underwater world from Atlantis, premier dive resorts in Puerto Galera and Dauin, two locations in the Philippines renowned for their diverse and colourful marine life.

Prepare to be pampered at these two premier diving resorts, offering luxurious accommodations, fantastic food and an incredible dive service for all. This trip includes time exploring the dive sites of Puerto Galera which offer a little of everything, from shallow sheltered dives with plenty of marine life to drifting along walls and discovering local wrecks. The second part of the adventure takes you further south to Dumaguete, where the dive sites are famed for their unique critters.

We suggest a minimum of five nights at each location, but you can stay as long as you like!

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for the Philippines

    Your international flight has one connection on the way to Manila (usually in Hong Kong).

  2. Day 2: Arrive Manila and transfer to Puerto Galera

    You will be met on arrival and transferred by road and boat to Atlantis Puerto Galera (approximately three hours). Check in for a five night stay.

  3. Days 3-6 : Dive Puerto Galera

    Your dive package includes up to five a day to the 30+ local sites around, which are home to coral gardens, caverns and caves, magnificent walls and wrecks. There are shallow dives such as Sea Grass which are great for photographers, dives with larger reef fish such as Dry Dock and some amazing experiences at night, especially at Giant Clam where mimic and wonderpus can be seen hunting. There’s something for everyone: from beginner to experienced, recreational and technically trained divers.

  4. Day 7: Transfer to Dumaguete

    Today you will transfer back to Manila for a domestic flight to Dumaguete and onwards to your next resort, Atlantis Dumaguete. Check in for a five night stay.

  5. Days 8-11 : Dive Dauin and Apo Island

    Continue your dive package (up to five dives a day) along the reefs of Dauin, plus a day trip to Apo Island during your stay. The location is renowned for the smaller marine life, but has plenty to offer. The house reef is home to a resident turtle, schools of razor fish and yellow snapper as well as lobster, shrimp gobies and ghost pipefish. Sahara Deep is the most likely site to spot something news and Bahura is one of the best places for a mandarin fish dive. Diving here is relaxing and most sites have very little current. Apo Island is home to large schools of reef and pelagic fish, sloping reefs, colourful hard and soft corals and plenty of anemones. 

  6. Day 12: Depart the Philippines

    Today you will be transferred back to the airport for a domestic flight to Manila and onwards overnight international connection back to the UK.

  7. Day 13: Arrive UK

You should note: This itinerary can be extended at either resort. Snorkellers are welcome.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 13 days from £3,845 pp
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 5 nights at Atlantis Puerto Galera
    • 5 nights at Atlantis Dumaguete
    • Full Board
    • 8 days unlimited dive pack
    • Tanks and weights
    • Transfers
Featured locations:

Puerto Galera

Located three hours south of Manila, Puerto Galera’s marine park has some of the most accessible diving in the Philippines. A year round destination, the area is blessed with exceptional coral reefs teeming with marine life, and great beaches.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, green turtle, white-tip reef shark, pygmy seahorse, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Group diving

Dumaguete & Dauin

Known as the ‘City of Gentle People’, you’ll be welcomed in Dumaguete with open arms and first class hospitality. Further down the coast, Dauin has some of the best critters in the Philippines, and both areas also offer plenty of opportunity for snorkellers and non-divers.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, flamboyant cuttlefish
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Underwater photography
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Atlantis Dumaguete

Located in Dauin, Atlantis Dumaguete is a boutique dive resort set amongst tropical gardens with easy access to world-class dive sites along the coast as well as Apo Island, famed for its spectacular marine life.

Atlantis Puerto Galera

Situated on Sabang Beach on the Puerto Galera peninsula with its sheltered bays, stunning scenery and world-class diving, this 40 room deluxe dive resort is a stone’s throw from the local lively restaurants and bars.