5.00 AM - 5.15 AM
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Pickup info

Calypso Resort and Diving, Station White Beach is usually the meeting point for this Trip, but we may advise you prior to the Trip of a different meet-up location.Please be advised you are required to meet with Nicolas, the evening before, so he can brief you and take a copy of your licence and log-book.

Booking notes

** If you have a group of 6 of more Divers you can request a Private Tour, just contact us using the Customize it Button


Bookings, with payment and complete details as requested below, should be made a minimum of 5 days before the Trip Date.   

Booking Note: Bookings are confirmed on the basis of travellers providing all the required information.  Failure to provide the information may result in your booking being cancelled and refunded.

Please use the Special Request box on our Booking Page to add the required information:-

    • The names, date of birth and nationality of ALL Divers in your party, as well as their Dive Qualifications
    • The names, date of birth and nationality of non-divers in your party
    • The name of the hotel where you will be staying, for contact purposes
    • Any Dietary Requirements that the Dive Operator needs to be aware of.

 

Important Information:

You are required to meet the Dive Operator, the night before the trip between 5-6pm, at Calypso Resort and Dive Center, and should bring with you your Dive Logbook.

 

When you receive your Booking Voucher, print it out and keep it with your other important travel documents.   Make a note of the Contact Number, in case you need to contact the Dive Operator.  Please note that Calypso Resort is the meeting venue only and is not the Dive Operator.


It is the traveller's responsibility to advise of ANY changes to their booking, a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour pick-up time, by contacting the Tour Operator direct (number on the Booking Voucher). We can not guarantee that last minute changes can be accommodated as the Trip will depart Boracay at 5.30am.

 

Please ensure that you read and understand the Itinerary, Participants Guidelines, Children's Policy, Amendment Policy and Cancellation Policy

*** NEXT TRIP DATE 13th June 2017***

 

This is a unique opportunity for experienced Divers (minimum qualification PADI Open Water Diver Level  with 1 Deep Adventure Dive completed)** to travel further afield to Maniguin Island, Culasi in Antique and visit a stunning Marine Sanctuary, with Reefs starting at 5M down to 80M.  

The Ear at Maniguin Island, Antique Dive Trip to Maniquin Island Philippines            


* Those who are qualified to PADI Open Water Diver level can join this trip if they have completed 1 Deep Adventure Dive, prior to the trip.  Click on the 'Customize It' Button and we can set up a booking for you, to include 1 Deep Adventure Dive with Nicolas before the Trip.

** Friends and Family of Divers can also book a reduced-price place on this Day Tour, enjoy some great snorkeling and explore the island. Click on the 'Customize it' Button or just advise us how many people will join you, in the Special Request box on the Book Now page. Cost for non-divers is 3500PHP + 5% Service Charge and includes Snorkeling Gear

 

This Dive Excursion leaves Boracay between 5.00-5.30AM and leaves Maniguin Island between 4-5PM, reaching Boracay between 7.00-8.00PM (depending on sailing conditions).

It has not been unusual for the Dive Excursion to be joined by a pod of Dolphins on the journey to or from the Dive Site.

Inclusions

  • Boat & Crew,
  • breakfast  & lunch (advise a minimum of 72 hours prior to trip, if you have any specific dietary requirements
  • Full diving equipment and tanks.
  • Professional Guide
  • Snorkel Gear, for the non-divers
  • Beers on journey home


Maniguin Island Dive Sites

The dive area close to Maniguin Island features a gradual and sloping reef, which then drops off to Vertical walls.  This area is known as West Wall

At the top of West Wall you are likely to see Red-tooth Triggerfish and Pyramid Butterfly Fish, whilst in some of the shallow areas you may witness Napoleon Wrasse, Jacks Fish and Barracuda 

The area known as The Ear, has some sandy banks as well as swim through sections. It's a great dive area for spotting Manta Rays, Eagle Rays, White-tip Sharks, Thresher Sharks and occasionally Hammerhead Sharks.  Divers may also see Garden Eels, Titans and Yellow-edged Trigger Fish.  

The Ear is prone to currents and features some of the deepest sections, hence the minimum PADI certificate requirement.

 

This trip visits a world-class diving destination, and is ideal for experienced divers with higher expectations for diving than what Boracay's immediate waters can offer.

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Group size: from 2 to 16 people
  • Meeting point: Calypso Resort and Diving, Station White Beach is usually the meeting point for this Trip, but we may advise you prior to the Trip of a different meet-up location.Please be advised you are required to meet with Nicolas, the evening before, so he can brief you and take a copy of your licence and log-book.
  • Ending point: Guests will be returned to Calypso Resort & Dive Center, Boracay
  • Starting time: (5.00 AM - 5.15 AM)
  • Ending time: (7.00 PM - 8.00 PM)

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

5-6pm Evening Before, Meet at Calypso for a Trip Briefing, to complete papers and for Nicolas to check Dive Log Book and take a copy.

Trip Day - Leaving Boracay between 5 and 5.30am on a skippered boat, and with a Continental breakfast (bread, cheese, ham, jam, fruit, tea and coffee) served on route, the 1st Dive will begin around 8am

Divers will take in up to 3 dives, with rest breaks in between and a BBQ lunch (pork or chicken kebab, Pasta Salad - guests can purchase fresh fish from the local Fisherman, to add to the BBQ) will be served either onboard or on the nearby island.

The boat will leave the Marine Sanctuary between 4-5PM, depending on sea conditions, and will arrive back in Boracay approximately 7-8pm.  Refreshing Beers and snacks will be served on the return.

Map

Map of Maniguin Island, Culasi Antique Philippines

Additional maps

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Distance between Boracay and Maniguin Island

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation Penalty of 25% of total booking value will be applied to cancellations made between 10-4 days prior to Trip Date
  • Cancellation Penalty of 50% of total booking value will be applied to cancellations made between 3-1 day prior to Trip Date
  • There will be No Refund given for any bookings or places cancelled 24 hours or less prior to the start time of the Trip, or for any No Shows

 

Cancellations Made by the Dive Captain:

On occasion a decision may be made to cancel the tour due to predicted poor weather, either at the departing location or the Dive location of Maniguin itself.  Such decisions will be made by the Dive Captain and may be on instructions from the Local Philippine Coastguard.

On occasion there may be cause to cancel the date of the trip due too few divers taking part.  Every effort will be made to secure the minimum number of Divers required to proceed (6 Divers).  

In either of the above cases where the trip has to be cancelled Divers will, where possible, be offered an alternative date.  Where a diver is unable to attend on the alternative date they will be issued with a full refund

The Dive Operator reserves the right to cancel a Diver's place on the Trip, if they are not sufficiently qualified (as described throughout this Tour Page).  In such cases, no Refund will be given.   The Diver Operator, at his discretion, may allow that person to attend but to snorkel only.  It is the Diver's Responsibility to ensure they are sufficiently qualified for this trip, and have the Log-Book to verify this.

 

Children policy

Only Children who have completed their Junior Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate are able to join this Trip as a Diver.   

Children as young as 10 years can join the trip as a Non-Divers, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or Guardian.  The cost for non-divers to attend is 3,500PHP and includes snorkel gear (+ 5% Service Charge), regardless of age.

Please advise us of any Non-Diving Guests who will join you in the 'Special Request' Box on the 2nd page, so we can add them at a reduced rate to the total cost of your booking.

Participant Guidelines

Guests to bring usual items that they would require when diving.

Guests who wish to use their own equipment, should advise at point of booking

Divers with Nitrox Certification can request to have Nitrox Tanks added to the booking, at 1,000PHP

 

Non-Divers may wish to consider bringing:-

  • Sarong, swim wear, hat, sunscreen
  • Snorkel Gear (if you prefer to use your own)
  • Wet Bag for personal effects