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Thalatta Resort - Maluay, Philippines - Book 6 Nights, 7th Night FREE

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   December 6, 2015 10:47

The Thalatta Resort is offering a great special for travel between February 1 to October 1, 2016. Book 6 nights at the resort and your 7th night is FREE. The special is also extended to the dive packages.

Book more, dive more:  Book 5 dives, get 1 FREE * Book 10 dives, get 2 FREE * Book 15 dives, get 3 FREE.

Experience the Philippines underwater world with over 3000 species of fish and over 450 species of corals.

Located just south of Dumaguete City, and about a 20 minute ride from the airport, Thalatta Resrt is the perfect vacation resort for the entire family. Thalatta Beach Resort faces Apo Island and is located in Maluay Zamboanguita, close to the Apo Island Pier. 

We are offering a Summer 2016 deal valid for travel from February 1 to October 1, 2016. Book a 6 night stay and get the 7th night FREE. And for the dive package, 10 dive package gets 2 FREE dives; 15 dive package gets 3 FREE dives.

Thalatta all inclusive package for 2 divers, 7 nights accommodation, full board meals,15 dives and round trip transfers from/to Dumaguete: total for 2 divers $2000 USD.  Ask for our discount!

Azores Liveaboard - Bohol, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 13, 2015 18:35

Trip report from the Atlantis Azores to Bohol 28 February to 07 March, 2015

"Greg – I just wanted to say Thank You for all your help. It was a great trip – nice boat, great crew, fantastic food, good diving. The only negative was the visibility (less than 50 ft on most dives) butother than that, it was great. I plan to return again and do some of their other charters, esp. the Tuabbatha (sp?) Reef itinerary in the far West, and maybe their Corona wreck trip."

    -  Daniel G - San Diego, California      

 

Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines Update

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   November 16, 2013 09:46

Typhoon Haiyan Track thru the Philippines & Dive Report from the Siren Fleet

 

We count ourselves very lucky that our crew and yachts have survived unscathed
by the typhoon’s path, the devastation of which has been most felt in northern
Leyte, Malapascua, Panay and Busuanga islands. 

For the Siren Fleet the majority of our trips remain unaffected. Reports of good
weather and diving conditions have been coming in from Cebu, Bohol and
Negros (Dauin) as well as the all clear given for diving in Anilao and Puerto Galera.
However Busuanga airport is currently closed and the next few trips of the
Philippine Siren will not be able to visit Coron. Our reservations team
are contacting all guests to make alternative arrangements and for the time
being trips will start and end in Batangas. 

Whilst Leyte Island has been the most affected by the typhoon, the area of
Sogod Bay is far south of the main path and all trips planned from February
2014 will be going ahead as scheduled. 

The Tubbataha reefs were not in the path of the typhoon so we can still expect
great diving there when the park opens in February.

The region around Donsol and Ticao was thought to be in the direct path of
Haiyan but the typhoon moved south leaving dive centres and resorts with
very minor damage.

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Anilao Photo Workshop & Clinic Group Trip - Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   March 18, 2013 15:26

Philippines Underwater Photo Clinic - March 2014

Crystal Blue Resort – Anilao, Philippines

Your hosts are Mike Bartick, Anilao expert and owner of Saltwater Photo.com, and Liquid Diving Adventure's owners Greg and Gail Carter. Mike knows the Anilao reefs inside and out, and will show you where to take that perfect wide-angle, macro or critter shot. This amazing photo clinic will provide new photographers and experienced photographers alike the opportunity to work and learn with Mike. With his skills as a naturalist knowing the critters, and as a photographer understanding composure, lighting, exposure, and how to capture critter behavior, every diver will benefit from this trip regardless of their experience level. 

Why are we diving in March...? March is a bit cooler in the Philippines and offers some great diving. Water temps range around 78-80 degrees F which is too cool for the locals, so the dive sites are our to enjoy. Expect to see tons of nudibranches, octopus activity is higher then normal and we see rhinopias too. In fact, all of the most sought after critters are present from November through May, at different times.

Anilao boasts some of the richest reefs in the world. You will be overwealmed with photo opportunities that will fill up your camera's memory card. Mike's favorite critterscan be found in Anilao - rhinopias, blue-ring octopus, hairy frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish & Bobbit worms, along with huge schools of jacks, great barracuda, sharks, and beautiful soft corals. Anilao is also the nudibranch capital of the world!

Crystal Blue Resort features 17 well-appointed air conditioned rooms, an excellent chef, wi-fi service, nitrox blending, and a photo facility with 25 camera bays (called one of the best in the world by guests and Undercurrent). This is an intimate resort that caters to divers and underwater photographers.

  • $1899 includes an amazing 10 nights, 8-1/2 dive days, 34 dives, all meals, nitrox, and night dives. Ground transport to/from Manila (add $75pp shared van) and international air fare to Manila is not included. 

  • Deluxe accommodations in rooms with air-conditioning

  • Small 4:1 diver to guide ratios and long dives

  • Daily photo workshops to help you improve your photography

  • Most sites are just 10-20 minutes from the resort

  • March is a great time to dive Anilao, with cool water, great visibility, tons of critters

  • Single rooms are available, please email us for rates

  • 7 night stays are available for $1,475

 

Anilao Photo Workshop Itinerary

Day one of the trip will include two dives in the afternoon. It is recommended that you arrive either the day before and spend the night at an airport hotel, or arrive before 10am on the morning of the first day. Sorry, we can't offer refunds for missed dives if you arrive late!

Each subsequent day of the trip includes four dives, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. There will be underwater photo seminars in between dives. On the last day there will be two morning dives and departure from the resort will be on the following day.

Crystal Blue Resort - Anilao, Philippines - Underwater Photographers Wonderland - Dive Show Special

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 27, 2013 14:28

Just in time for the Beneath the Sea 2013 Dive Show, we are please to now offer this superb resort in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
 
Crystal Blue Resort, located in front of the Authur's Rock Marine Sanctuary, invites you to experience warm Filipino hospitality to the stunning backdrop of the bay area of Anilao, Philippines. Crystal Blue is the ideal getaway for your next dive adventure. Nothing has been spared to bring you the finest in accommodations and dive services including the recently completed 18-station camera room. Video also available.
 
Valet style diving has never been easier. The dive crew will carry your gear from the office to the dive deck. Once your gear is set our crew will handle the rest, Including loading and unloading the boats, tanks, cameras and anything else needed to make the dives complete.
 
Anilao has been dubbed the best critter and macro site in the Philippines, and there are also some spectacular reef systems here too. That's right, sites like Kirby's rock and Beatrice are second to none for marine life and reef fish. Twin rocks is also supercharged with jacks, turtles, snappers, sweet lips and more.
 
Crystal Blue is an underwater photographer paradise with pro Mike Bartick of SaltwaterPhoto.com on site to assist your needs. Mike also offers U/W photo seminars and can provide personal service.  
 
We are offering 7 night packages including accommodations, meals and diving for $1435 per person, add $100 for a week of nitrox. Once you dive this destination, you will want to extend your stay!
 

Atlantis Azores Liveaboard - Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

posted by Liquid Diving Adventures    |   January 5, 2013 16:42

Our latest offering in the Philippines is the Atlantis Azores liveaboard. The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines and in Asia. Azores is the perfect place from which to explore some of the best diving in the world, offering four distinct itineraries showcasing parts of the Philippines, on schedules only possible by liveaboard.

January through to mid March is Whaleshark season in Southern Leyte; enjoy unrivaled snorkeling action with these gentle giants and dive some unspoiled walls and slopes during the charter.

Tubbataha Reef is on our "bucket list" of dive destinations. The most popular season runs from mid March through to early June – explore kilometers pristine drop offs and see just about anything.

Dumaguete is base for the summer months of June through to September and the Visayas Safari is a unique opportunity to take in several beautiful islands in one week – something that would take several weeks, or several vacations to do any other way.

 October through to December the Azores is based out of Puerto Galera exploring the birth place of diving in the Philippines – Anilao, and heading down to Apo Reef on the West coast of Mindoro – a hidden gem only a few get to see.

We have limited availability to Tubbataha Reef in early 2013 with 7 night packages at $3,495. Ask about our agent's discount on these charters. Contact us today!