1/6 to 7/6/ 2019
Join us on an Offshore Expedition to the remote Tubbataha Reef, in the heart of the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. 150km away from any civilisation the two massive atolls are famous for big fish action, whalesharks, manta rays, dolphins, pelagic and reef sharks and the healthiest corals of the Philippines.
With a maximum of 22 guests, Solitude I is a high sea vessel purposefully designed for demanding scuba divers. Tubbataha is far offshore and we want to be able to rely on a strong ocean going vessel, in case the weather changes.
The company’s definition of luxury begins with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play,
with even the vessel’s dive deck and boat deck space can also be modified easily with just basic tools to reconfigure for
major exploration expeditions while still providing the exploration team members the luxury of modern home
Diving is supported by two large tenders, nitrox filling station and even tech support for rebreathers. Photographers will find their needs catered to with large rinse tanks and towels for camera as well as power hoses for cleaning the kit.
Large rooms feature every detail needed, from big private bathrooms to hair dryers and flat-screen TVs.
Explore Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park with Solitude Liveaboards for a scuba diving trip unlike any other. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and now an ASEAN Heritage Park, Tubbataha is a 130,028‐hectare protected marine area situated in the middle of the Sulu Sea in the Palawan region of the Philippines. Embark on the majestic Solitude One and head out 150 kilometres away from the Port of Puerto Princessa, where nothing but clear blue waters and thousands of marine fauna await you.
Protected for over 20 years this is the last refuge for sharks in the Philippines. Reef sharks, rays, bumphead parrotfish and other large fish are seen here on every dive. It is probably the best place in the Philippines to dive with whalesharks and manta rays - in clear blue water. In 2016 we encountered 8 different whalesharks and countless manta rays. This the best place to get close with such majestic creatures.
from our 2016 expedition
Tour guide and phtographer Simon Lorenz will be on board lending a helping hand to anyone wanting to improve their diving. Nitrox is a useful tool to extend bottom time, Simon certify you on site.
Aside from free presentations on sharks and manta rays, free wide angle photography courses will be held on demand.
This Safari will feature a special Insider Divers rate for all diving, meals, boat transfers. Please enquire below.
The trip is not suitable for beginners, a minimum of 40 dives and advanced Open Water Certification are required as well as dive and travel insurance. Please contact us to discuss your limitations openly.
how to book
Please send us an email with your name, your dive experience and any questions you may have. You can also click INTERESTED on our facebook event and we will contact your directly.
This trip is operated through Southern Cross Travel Co Ltd, Hong Kong.