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The Philippine Siren is a stunning 40m yacht, built with luxury in mind and catering for the demanding requirements of divers. Itineraries are greatly varied, including Cebu, Coron Wrecks and more.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A DONSOL LIVEABOARD
Liveaboards to Donsol will allow you to enjoy this area with opportunities to snorkel alongside whalesharks that are often seen here in the bay. The area of Donsol town is enjoyed both by bike and on foot over grass and hills. It is an area where the river meets the sea and diversifies the life available to see. Liveaboard diving in Donsol on a Philippines liveaboard will allow you to see this lush, green volcanic landscape leading to the rock's crater edge from your boat.
Donsol liveaboard itineraries allow you to visit many sites mostly untouched by scuba divers. These sights cannot be easily reached in a day trip so the sealife here rarely sees a scuba diver unless on one of the few liveaboard dive tours in the area. A famous spot for manta rays and whale shark sightings you will likely catch a glimpse of these majestic animals. When in the deeper colder waters keep your eyes peeled for Hammerhead and thresher sharks on this dive cruise. Liveaboard boats in Donsol are often sailing between dive sites that do not normally get visited on the same day by day trips so this option is a great way to take in all the sites at once.
Dive Sites Of Donsol
Manta Bowl Plankton brought here from the San Bernardino Pass brings in Manta rays. Here reach a maximum depth of 20m. Treat yourself here to thresher shark and hammerhead spottings too. In the currents try not to lose your buddy through the schools of interested fusiliers.
San Miguel Healthy reefs here are full of macro life. At depth you can find caves to explore on this dive cruise. There are many dive site options here from maximum depths of 16m - 20m. All abilities are catered for at this dive area.
Shark Apartment At 18m deep here amongst the boulders you are likely to encounter full sized adult white tip reef sharks. You will also find here groupers and reef fish such as angel fish and banner fish. As well as the sea creatures on this site these massive boulders are awe-inspiring; once spewed from the volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago.
Tres Grace Diving with Phillipines liveaboards you can take in this steep sloping wall off a white swathing beach on the North of San Miguel island. Enjoy scuba diving along this limestone wall formation and having a go at swimthroughs. Also as you ascend take a look at the vast array of soft corals like a garden of flowers on the slope. This site has a maximum depth of 20m.
Top Tips For Divers
Bring your underwater camera to catch the moments in the clear water. You are likely to catch some wonderful snaps of the mantas that will make your diving pals back home very jealous of your trip. If you plan to stay in Donsol, be sure to book accommodation early as this area has only a few places to stay and they can become quickly booked up. There's important considerations to make when booking a trip in this area: the dive sites here are affected by weather conditions monsoons and currents. Liveaboard diving here is well-planned in line with the weather in this area.
Getting To Donsol
You will more often then not arrive to the Philippines through the capital's Manila airport. Although you can get here with a 10-12 hour drive, by far the easiest transport to take form Manila is by Phillipines Airlines or Cebu Pacific flights to Legaspi. Then a public air-conditioned shuttle will take you to Donsol.