Beginner, All

Nov -May

14 Nights

Macro & Reefs

From £3150

Malapascua & Sangat Island (14 Nights)

Why not combine the exhilarating thresher shark diving at the wonderful Exotic Dive Resort in Malapascua with a week at the beautiful Sangat Island Resort exploring the 11 wrecks.

Tour Price

  • From £3150 per person
  • Deposit: £600 per person
  • Single Supplement: Available on request

Additional Information

This itinerary is popular and it is easy to see why these two beautiful resort offers divers a rich array of diving for an affordable budget.

The Exotic Dive & Beach is the pioneer dive resort in Malapascua, established in 1998 Exotic has grown over the years and now is the largest dive resort on the island. It offers dive enthusiasts the perfect place to holiday and enjoy underwater delights including colourful mandarin fish, thresher sharks, mantas and pygmy seahorses to name but a few, without compromising its original laid-back charm and outstanding service. This idyllic resort is blessed with a tropical palm fringed white sandy beach and clear turquoise waters perfect for relaxing on and swimming in. It also offers a beautiful beach garden with hammocks for guests too relax in and watch the world go by making it the kind of pacific island paradise you dream about.

Sangat Island Resort offers travellers a truly idyllic getaway, with a 300 metre stretch of secluded pure white sandy beachfront surrounded by towering limestone cliffs covered in coconut palm trees, tropical waters teeming with rainbows of aquatic life and 11 historically important World War II Japanese ship wrecks all just minutes away from your doorstep. The resort is surrounded by countless natural undersea wonders awaiting your exploration including the protected house reef with its prolific colourful fish life, abundant variety of corals, lobsters, crabs, seahorses and larger pelagics species such as turtles, tuna, barracuda and Spanish mackerel.

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Itinerary Overview

Start your journey to the Philippines

Depart London Heathrow for Cebu via Singapore at 09:25 arriving 11:00 local time 1 day later (flight time around 13 hours). Transfer approx 4 hours by car and boat to Exotic Dive resort where you will spend 7 nights.

Check in with the dive centre and plan next few days diving.

Enjoy 5 days diving 2 dives a day. Exotic is lucky enough to have its own house reef which is not to be missed. The reef starts at 5 metres, it slopes down to 13 metres and between the coral and scattered patches of sea grass there is a wide variety of macro fish life to be found. The house reef coupled with the amazing artificial structures the resort has been working on for several years including a coral encrusted sunken jeep, a large wire, concrete structures and a few old boats creates the perfect habitat for corals and sea life to flourish. This one of a kind exclusive house reef is suitable for beginner divers right through to seasoned divers; even photographers will love this site.

Transfer from Exotic back to Cebu airport.

Fly Cebu to Busuanga and transfer to Sangat Island Resort where you will spend 7 nights in Hillside Chalet full board.

Enjoy 5 days diving 2 dives a day

The dive guides will be keen to ensure you have the time of your life whilst exploring the truly amazing dive sites on offer. From wrecks to coral gardens and reefs there is an abundance of sites to keep even the most experienced diver enthralled, you can experience vertical drop offs, caves, overhangs, nudibranchs, massive coral fans, barrel sponges and crayfish, rabbit fish, grouper, catfish and barracuda, the list is endless!

Time to head home.

Transfer from Sangat Island to the airport roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes. Depart Busuanga Airport 15:30 via Cebu and Singapore arriving in London Heathrow the following morning at 07:45 flight time around 12 hours.

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Liquid Resort Dumaguete

We have just returned from two weeks at Liquid in Dumagete, the resort was excellent in every respect our room was spacious had all the facilities we required and was kept spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and the bar/catering facilities very informal with attentive and friendly service. The diving was not the most testing we have done but was very enjoyable both from the boat or from the shore, the area is certainlky worth a visit if you want to see frog fish, they are everywhere all sizes and colours not sure we had a dive when we didnt see some. Apo island was well woth bthe long boat ride the corals among the best we have ever seen. The dive centre staff, the guiodes and the boat (and Jeep) crews were all knowledgeable friendly and looked after us very well (i still find it hard to stand back while someone else insists on sorting out my gear for me). ll in all a brilliant holiday and we will be retuning. Thje arrangements by Ultimate Diving from booking up to our return home were as usualm impecable with all our requirements being met and our expectations exceeded.

Nick & Jo C

Philippines Twin Centre

We have just returned from our diving holiday in the Philippines booked through Ultimate Diving. Gail, our contact at Ultimate was extremely helpful and patient, making sure we got the right holiday planned, making brilliant suggestions and answering all our never-ending questions (sorry Gail we just couldn’t believe we each had 46KG luggage allowance).

Dwyer K

Atlantis Dumaguete

We had a fantastic 11-night stay at Atlantis Dumaguete. The resort itself was very good – lovely food, almost all waiter-served with a different menu every day; beautiful gardens and a lovely beach; and a very good and extremely reasonable spa. The dive centre couldn’t do enough for me; they were happy to run local boat dives for a single diver, were very good a critter-spotting, and did all the carrying of equipment, and washed all my gear for me at the end of the holiday.

Roberts A

El Gouna Red Sea

El Gouna was excellent, lovely marinas surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants with pavement seating, no lads culture with super diving. Excellent value for money The destination met my expectations Ground organisation went smoothly Captains Inn is the best low cost hotel I have stayed in for Egypt Dive centre was friendly and professional making the overall experience a wonderful holiday. A relaxed resort ideal for families, couples and those just wanting to dive with a noticeable reduction in bars thumping out music, live sport and stag/hen runs, let that stay in Sharm el sheikh, when it opens. An abundance of dive sites with the best reefs I have seen in a long time.

Robert F

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

Truk Master, BLR & Tokyo

Having used Ultimate Dive for many years I will never use another company. Attention to detail, accuracy, support and dedication are a few words to summarise. Marcelina is dedicated to the client and goes beyond what is expected to ensure a perfect experience.

Sandra & Kim

Cobalt Coast Resort

A comfortable, friendly hotel, and a first class dive team. The best organised boat-diving we’ve ever done. I would give the whole holiday a 9, brilliant!

Wilsher J

10 days on board the Okeanos Aggressor

If you’re looking for a tour operator who is efficient, knowledgeable and super organised, Marcelina , Ultimate Diving is the place to go! Pre-trip, nothing was too much trouble, and the trip itself? Amazing. Every little detail was taken care of, and of course, the diving was incredible.

Amy S

Truk Master and BLR

The diving. Well what can I say. For anyone who enjoys diving wrecks, I fail to see how this coud be beaten. Up to 4 dives per day, I did 30 dives John 32 out of a possible 34. Average depths 30 – 40 meters. The conditions made the diving very easy. No current, good viz, (though the sea itself was often quite milky) easy bouancy and good dive guides. All this made decompression almost a pleasure. Clarity of the water inside the wrecks was incredible and with the help of Dave our guide we penetrated deep into the wrecks including a number of enine rooms. John has become an engine room junkie. So I think you will have guessed that this was one of my best dive holidays ever.

Paul, M

10 days Shark Diving in South Africa & Mozambique

Greg and I had a great 10 days and felt that the holiday was extremely good value for money. The way that Scuba Addicts work with the two different venues really worked with the different diving and the last day also gave us the opportunity to see lists of wildlife such as hippos, giraffes, zebras, eagles, crocs and was a perfect end to the week. Everything worked very well, transfers etc. The hospitality from all the staff at all 3 venues was excellent and they went out of they’re way to keep us amused!!

Caroline, M

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