Notes: Minimum age requirement is 4 years old. Children must be accompanied by a designated responsible adult at all times.
Dive experience: Tubbataha trips require minimum of 40 logged dives and advanced certification, all other trips require basic open water certification. Nirvana recommends all divers adhere to the recommendations made by their training agency regarding the completion of a SCUBA skills review before diving. Most agencies recommend a review if no diving has taken place for 6 months. This can be booked and made onboard if necessary. Evidence of the date of the divers’ last dive should be shown in a log book to avoid problems on check-in. Nirvana reserves the right to restrict diving activities if the instructor has any doubts about diver safety.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, local beer and wine, transfers to and from the boat-local airport/hotels, port and park fees (Tubbataha trips only), dives (as detailed in the trips above), 4-5 experienced English speaking divemasters, tanks, weights & weight belt.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 280 per 6 night trip), dive computer US$ 70 per 6 night trip, port and park fees (Visayas trips only: US$ 150), torch (US$ 55 per 6 night trip), surface marker buoy (SMB), fuel surcharge (US$ 100), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or card).
Optional extras: Nitrox for enriched air certified divers (US$ 155 per 6 night trip), 15 liter tanks, other alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Nirvana departs from one of 2 ports:
Puerto Princesa: You are required to book a return flight to/from Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS) on Palawan Island. Domestic connections are possible from both Cebu and Manila.
Cebu Yacht Club: We recommend booking your international or domestic flight in to Mactan International Airport, Cebu (CEB).
For all routes, the operator will handle your local airport/hotel to boat transfers. Boarding begins at 2 pm. The boat leaves Puerto Princesa at 7 pm, or leaves Cebu at 4 pm. The last dive of the trip will be at around 2 pm. Disembarkation is 8-9 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more information see our Philippines travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 10% discount on published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 85% of the normal published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (total 11+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 2 extra persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 22 guests).