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Dumaguete - Philippines

You come first in everything we do...

You come first in everything we do, whether it’s your honeymoon, your first time on scuba or a dedicated photo dive for the most experienced divers. Our resort team has decades of experience, but what makes us stand out is the way we make you feel. When you return, which we are sure you will, it’s just like coming home.

The Philippines is as beautiful under water as it is stunning on land.The archipelago is home to more than 3000 species of fish and 450 species of coral, home to the most diverse marine life in the world. Dazzling coral gardens, dramatic walls, historical wrecks and among the best muck diving in the world, you will see critters you never knew existed. Following are a few of the best known dive sites of Dumaguete.

Apo Island -- Half an hour boat ride away is world famous Apo Island. A 72 hectare volcanic island, it has a “Marine Reserve” designation and is included in the Philippines’ NIPA’s LIST (Nationally Integrated Protected Areas). The waters around Apo Island are full of both soft and hard corals, schools of jacks and other marine fishes. Because of its exceptional marine life, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has chosen it to be their centerpiece attraction of an underwater eco-system. This island boasts 10 dive sites although it is possible to start at one site, ride the predictable currents and end at another. An Apo outing is planned as a whole day trip on a large, comfortable outrigger banca, with 2 dives in the morning and one afternoon dive, an on-board packed lunch, complimentary coffee, tea and towel.

Dauin Sanctuary -- The marked feature of this site is a reef full of hard corals sweeping down to about 25 meters. Staghorn, lettuce, cabbage corals all abound. Near the sandy area is an artificial reef made up of old tires which is full of cardinal and other juvenile fishes.

Masaplod Sanctuary -- A basketball court size area that is full of juvenile jacks, a turtle or two, rabbitfish, sweetlips, angelfishes and giant emperor fishes. Although the smallest of all the sanctuaries, it has 50 percent more target food fish species than Apo or Dauin. If you’re into fish photography, this is the place to go to, as the residents go about their business, unmindful of visitors in their midst.
March 3 – 13, 2018
(Departure March 1)
$2699/pp Diver Double Rate
Airfare: Int'l - $888.56 +
Puddle Jump - $269

Package Information:
  • 10 nights deluxe accommodation at Atlantis
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
  • All meals
  • Complimentary coffee/tea/water
  • Unlimited scheduled boat diving (up to 5 dives/day including night dives and 1 Day trip to Apo or similar)
  • Nitrox
  • Unlimited internet access
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Airfare (to be announced later)
  • Personal Dive Equipment




Liveaboard Diving in the Maldives

The reefs of the Maldives are teaming with life, both large and small. It's not unusual to find sleeping white-tip reef sharks during the day dives and then see them hunting at night. Though probably best known for the larger pelagic creatures like whale sharks, mantas, sea turtles and many other species of sharks, the reefs are also home to a surprising number of fish varieties. Anemone fish, octopus and many species of moray eels can also be found hanging around. The dive guides are very good at finding rare creatures like blue ribbon eels, frog fish and scorpion fish. The coral reefs in the Maldives are healthy and colorful with schools of beautiful tropical fish in abundance.

Diving itineraries in the Maldives typically begin in the central island atolls of North and South Male and Ari and then head either North or South. The central itineraries are recommended for fist time visitors to the Maldives. These adventures include visits to Ari and often Vaavu, (south of Ari), where you'll have the opportunity to see whale sharks and mantas. Head North and you'll increase your chances of manta feeding stations and some exploratory diving. Head South and the further you go, the more channel diving with stronger current you'll encounter along with more species of sharks! Top this off with the possibility of a wreck dive or two, and you really can't ask for more.

The M/V Carpe Novo Explorer

The M/V Carpe Novo Explorer began service in March 2016. This new modern vessel, sister ship of Carpe Vita Explorer and Carpe Diem, is the newest member of the Explorer Ventures Fleet, expanding our itinerary offerings to include longer trips to more remote areas in the Maldives. This 22-passenger, 140-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 60-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender), was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It provides guests with an exceptional yachting experience, hotel-style staterooms and unmatched open-air comfort!


Sep 8 - 18, 2018
$2699** diver rate

    Package Includes:
  • 10 Nights / 11 Days aboard
    Carpe Novo Explorer
  • Lower Deck Stateroom
  • 3 Full Meals Daily
  • Up to 4 Dives per Day
  • Airport Transfers

    Package Excludes:
  • Round trip Airfare
  • Departure Tax
  • Alcoholic Beverages

** Price does NOT include airfare (to be announced later)



Oct 20 - 27, 2018
$1629** diver rate (dbl occ)

    Package Includes:
  • Aero Caribe flight from Roatan to Guanaja (pricing is subject to change)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals daily + afternoon snacks,coffee and tea
  • WiFi
  • Government (15%) and Tourist (4%) Taxes
  • 5 days of 3-tank boat diving plus one day 2-tank boat dive.
  • Boat transfers to/from Guanaja airport
    Package Excludes:
  • Airfare from US to Roatan or San Pedro Sula
  • Gratuities
  • $10 environmental fund / marine park
  • Personal Dive Equipment
  • Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance
  • Dive Accident Insurance
    Pre Booked and Pre Paid Add on and includes tax
  • Standard bar inclusive package (local spirits); $150/person
  • Premium liquor/open bar package; $350/person
  • Nitrox: $120 unlimited per week

** Does NOT include airfare from US to Roatan or San Pedro Sula


Your Next Trip Can Be Memorable!

Your next adventure trip will be a success when you book though High Sierra Divers regardless if it is a local dive in Monterey, the Channel Islands, or 'The Trip of Your Dreams' at more distant travel locations including those listed below. You can count on world class diving and world class service when you book your travel and embark on an adventure tour with High Sierra Divers.

Make Us Your Travel Experts!

Why? Dive Travel is our only travel business and we are the experts. We specialize in booking you on trips to places and destinations that we've visited and dived ourselves. So, now we know the difference between the good ones and the bad ones and we'll share that information with you. Our travel specialists have received extensive training from the best travel wholesalers in the business and are certified travel experts. Get a quote from us, book travel through us and receive FREE customized information on your desired vacation destination.

Popular Dive Destinations

Here are some of the more popular destinations and information is available with a mouse click that will help you decide which ones you want to visit. If you don't see a destination listed that you'd like to visit, contact us. Click on the trip name for more information. You can book individual trips through us to any destination even if we don't have a featured trip scheduled.

Why Should You Do Your Dive Travel With Us?

  • We are dive travel experts on many world destinations.
  • We use our expertise to prepare hassle-free dive trips for you.
  • We know what hotels, dive operations and live-aboards to use.
  • To make your trip equipment trouble-fee, we are here to inspect and service all items well in advance.
  • We offer scuba skills updates or refresher courses if you need them.
  • We help make check-in at the airport easier.
  • We handle all the details so all you have to do is show up on time.
  • We host pre-trip parties to answer questions and make personal introductions.
  • We educate and properly prepare you on trip related issues.
  • We make checking into the hotel quicker, easier, and hassle-free.
  • We will do our best to correct any equipment difficulties.
  • When you dive with familiar people, there is a better chance of someone being nearby if you need any help.
  • When diving with people you know, there is usually an extra of whatever you might need such as a mask, gauge, fins, etc.
  • We arrange airport to hotel transportation.
  • We handle the details with the dive operator.
  • We constantly organize and conduct other Dream Dive Trips to exotic locations around the world. .
  • We are there to make plans for alternative activities should the weather be unfavorable for diving.
  • We will schedule a Post-Trip picture party.
  • We are a bunch of FUN people who want to share with you, our knowledge of, and love for, the world underwater.

Some of our Warm Water Destinations

Aruba Dive Trips

Channel Island Dive Trips

Palau Dive Trips

Australian Dive Trips

Costa Rica Dive Trips

Monterey Dive Boat Trips

Baja Dive Trips

Cozumel Dive Trips

Truk Lagoon Dive Trips

Belize Dive Trips

Curacao Dive Trips

Yap Dive Trips

Bonaire Dive Trips

Fiji Dive Trips

Grand Cayman Dive Trip

Bay Islands Dive Trip

San Salvador Island

Galapagos Islands Dive Trip