After enjoying our trip to the Philippines September 2018 we have been asked to do another trip back in 2021.
10th November- 21st November 2021.
Atlantis Dumaguete is located in Dauin on Negros Island, the third largest island in the Philippines. Dauin has established several sanctuaries, and just one reason for the stunning marine biodiversity exhibited here within which fishing and boating is absolutely prohibited. This includes sites such as Mainit, Luca, Dauin and Masaplod. These sites are well preserved and offer a huge variety and quantity of life forms; Blue ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Poison ocellate octopus, Ambon scorpionfish, Flamboyant cuttlefish, Bobbit worms and a wide variety of Nudibranchs are frequent sights. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Atlantis Dive Resort Dumaguete is situated on a long stretch of beach and caters specifically for divers looking to access some of the best diving in the Philippines.
Rivalling some of the best muck diving spots on earth and being home to all manner of weird and wonderful critters, for macro lovers, Dauin and Dumaguete are truly excellent. If you are a photographer, or even if not, the diving here is heaven.
One of the most spacious camera facilities you will find in any dive resort worldwide. There are 21 cubby holes to store equipment.
Local Dives at 8:30am, 10:30am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm (night dives available every day). Most dive spots within ten minutes of the resort.
See more information below:
For the non divers:
Dumaguete has a wealth of places to explore; spend the morning shopping at a local market and experiencing the the local culture. Try a city tour, or enjoy a day in the mountains and take in the lush tropical countryside, natural pools and waterfalls. Dumaguete also has golf courses, a modern mall or local shops to buy souvenirs from. For those wishing to just take it easy take a look at our Spa pages and indulge yourself.
Daytrip to Apo Island
Dumaguete City Tours
Daytrip to Oslob Whalesharks
Quad Bike Tours
B&B (2 dives a day)-£2,020
Half Board (3 dives a day)-£2,405
Full Board (3 dives a day)-£2,570
Deposits & payments:
£350 deposit at the time of booking
£850 payment 11 months prior to departure
Balance due 11 weeks before travel
9 nights’ accommodation.
Board basis as per chosen price option.
Daily diving based on chosen price option.
Airport departure tax – PHP850 (approx. £13)
Marine Park Fees – The current fee per day dive is PHP 210 (Approx. £3) and PHP 315 (Approx. £4.80) for a night dive.
Food outside the board basis selected.
For more infomation please give Becky or Gary a call on 01952 257 590.
To book please give MJ from Ultimate Diving a call on 0208 655 6458.
ScubaTeks on Tour takes us north….
Orkney has a unique underwater environment, from vast battleships resting in the heart of Scapa Flow, to smaller blockships dotted along the rugged coastline. There is a real poignancy to seeing the wrecks on the seafloor of the Flow, an area that is teeming with a history that spans the centuries and encompasses both grievous losses and magnificent victories.
Dates to be confirmed-September 2020.
The Scapa Flow Package includes:
7 nights’ accommodation – Saturday to Friday.
6 days diving (2 dives per day) – Sunday – Friday
Use of lead weights (please bring your own belts)
Air fills (nitrox available charged extra, trimix by prior arrangement)
Complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits. After dive pints of tea served as standard!!!!
Accurate, in depth, multi-media dive briefings and history talks. Over 30 years combined experience diving the German Fleet. The only boat offering this level of briefing in Scapa.
There are only 12 spaces available on the vessel.
You must be Advanced Open Water with Deep spec or equivalent to sign up to this trip. Tec divers welcome.
Cost is £775.
£350 deposit-Required upon booking to confirm your space!
In late November 1918 the German High Seas Fleet arrived in Scapa Flow for internment. On 21 June 1919, believing the British intended to seize the fleet, Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter gave the order to scuttle every ship. Today the wrecks of three battleships, three light cruisers and a fast mine-layer – ships that all escaped complete removal during salvage operations – remain on the seabed of Scapa Flow. Lying between 45 and 12 metres under the surface, these wrecks have become imposing and insightful pieces of history. They offer distinct and rare diving experiences.
Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in the Heart of Stromness
• 6 bedrooms including “snorers” room – just in case! • 5 bathrooms• Large open plan living space & kitchen diner, leather sofas, 42” Smart
• Fully equipped kitchen diner for 12 with an extra-large oven, dishwasher,
microwave, larder fridge and freezer. We include cleaning products,
kitchen roll and tea towels• Washing machine & tumble dryer – we provide washing powder
• Free wireless internet access – please bring your own laptops/devices
• Designated diver equipment charging station
• Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels – 2 x large bath towels per person
Our first Red Sea Liveabord trip being looked after by our friends at Ultimate Diving!
20th-27th October 2020
Aboard the MV Legends…The only Red Sea liveaboard with Diver Lift!
Northern Red Sea (Wrecks)
Prices: Deposits & Balances
£1365 per person + £23 for the visa.
£300 per person and balance due 11 weeks prior to departure. Flexible payments scheme available.
Inclusions: Flights from Manchester, 7 nights on-board, full board basis, transfers and daily diving. Marine Park Fees and Nitrox also included. Included within your charter is full board and selected soft drinks.
British owned and operated Legends is the perfect safari boat for a dive group who want to explore the Red Sea.
From your initial enquiry until you return home after your trip, the Ultimate Diving and Legends team will take care of all the
organisation and logistics for you, so you can concentrate on having a fantastic dive trip.
Legends has 10 cabins in total, 4 double suites, and 3 twin cabins and 2 single cabins. Space is important to us, so
we offer Legends as a 16 divers full charter.
Legends is not just a tech boat for deeper dives… Your safari on Legends will give you the chance to have a relaxed week, diving some of the most famous locations in the world as well as some lesser dived hidden gems. By planning to do 3 dives per day with a few selected night dive locations (not just where you happen to have parked every night) you can extend your dives to be more relaxed and take the time to really explore.
If you need anymore information please give Becky a call on 01952 257 590.
To book please call MJ at Ultimate Diving on 0208 655 6458.
Friday 11th September-Monday 14th September 2020.
Our friends at Porthkerris have us booked in for a cram packed weekend diving in the salty stuff.
Porthkerris Divers are a family run, family friendly, beach front dive centre. Onsite facilities include a dive shop, compressor room, kit store, camping, electric hookups, self catering accommodation, toilets, showers,lecture room etc. They also offer hardboat diving, basking shark boat trips and have a beautiful shore dive on site. Most of the wonderful dive sites are only a 10 minute boat ride away. An absolute gem of the south coast.
We will arrive Friday afternoon and have unlimited shore diving as part of our package so as soon as the tents are up we will be straight in the water! That will be Friday and Sunday diving sorted along with as many night dives as you like. If we have enough people we may also charter a boat on the Friday afternoon. This will be £40 per dive, per person. Please let us know if you’d like to do a dive from the boat on the Friday.
Saturday diving we will be on the Kitten. The Celtic Kitten is an 8.5 metre power cat with a lift. They run the Kitten as a shuttle, so you will come back to the beach between dives for a minimum of an hour and a half surface interval. We will be doing 2 wreck dives. To dive from the boat you are required to be minimum Advanced Open Water diver with experience of SMB deployment. Those that just want to shore dive can spend as much time as they like under the water throughout the day.
We will be camping right on the beach less than 20 meters away from the shore. Shower and toilet facilities are available on the beach in a block and there are also washing up sinks and a kit wash area. There is also self catering accommodation available, if you would prefer!
Very weather depending we are hoping to take a shot at making our way out to sea to track down some blue sharks to snorkel with. The trip takes around 5-6 hours and will cost £120 per person. This will be confirmed much closer to the time but please let me know if you would like to go and I will do my best to make it happen.
2 nights camping with boat diving & unlimited shore diving-£155
3 nights camping with boat diving & unlimited shore diving – £175
Non Divers or divers that just wish to shore dive-
2 nights camping- £70
3 nights camping- £85
Deposits of £100 to be taken for boat divers and £40 for non divers/shore divers.
Prices also include our usual ScubaTeks trip t-shirt and free use of the gas BBQ. Please note campervans are welcome to park next to the campers (No hook up).
Come along and join us for one of our fabulous weekends away.
A new part of the UK for us, St Abbs.
Friday 21st-Sunday 23rd August 2020
Includes 2 nights accommodation in the bunkhouse and 2 days diving, 2 dives a day.
Mostly all of the diving is done within the Voluntary Marine Reserve which boasts some of the best diving in the UK and is minutes from St Abbs harbour. The visibility is usually a good 8 to 10M year round. On dives like Black Carr/Skelly/Anemone Gullies/ the elusive Wolf fish can be spotted as well as an abundance of other life. Lobster/Crab/Anemones/Soft Coral/Various Fishes the list goes on!
Boat Only-£135 pp
Diver Inc 2 nights accommodation-£225 pp
Non Diver-£125 pp
Extra nights accommodation (Sunday-Monday)-£55 pp
£100 pp deposit to secure your place.
Accommodation will be in the Dive Lodge, Shared accommodation. Otherwise, there are plenty of camping sites around.
We will be diving with “Dive St Abbs” who have been recommended by our friends in the local clubs.