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September 20 - September 29

$2,959
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Visit Dumaguete, Cabilao, and also get to spend a day swimming with the whale sharks at Oslob.

Dumaguete is the largest city in the province of Negros Oriental, located on the southeast coast of Negros Island. It is a bustling university town with an airport, several hospitals, historical buildings, shopping malls and restaurants and bars along it’s seaside boulevard. “The City of Gentle People,” is best known for the Silliman University established in 1901 as the Philippines first Protestant university and the oldest private American university in Asia.

Close by is Apo Island, a marine protected area since 1982. Most dive resorts are situated in the coastal town of Dauin, about 15 kilometres (30 minute drive) south of Dumaguete. The area remains one of the Philippines best kept secrets.

Cabilao – is a 7.2km² triangular shaped island off the west coast of Bohol in the Cebu Strait. The island has white sandy beaches, a nature reserve, two fish protection areas and is home to Bohol’s only natural lake, Lake Lanao, which also serves as a small bird sanctuary. There are five villages on Cabilao, populated by about 3,500 inhabitants who survive on fishing, tourism, small agriculture and weaving of bags. From Tagbilaran it is a 1hr drive to Mocpoc Pier, Loon then a 20 minute outrigger boat ride to Cabilao.

Day Trip with Whale Sharks at Oslob

Watching of whale sharks in Oslob Cebu is 99% guaranteed. Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10 km away from the center town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen’s interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan. Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also to snorkel or dive with them.

Get fascinated to watch friendly creatures of the sea as you enjoy watching and swimming with the friendly whale sharks in Oslob Cebu! Come and enjoy the adventure of lifetime experience.

Bookings close at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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Start:
September 20
End:
September 29
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Cost:
$2,959
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Venue

Best Western Hotel Manila
Manila, Philippines
Phone:
+(632) 524 2631
Website:
http://www.bestwesternhotelmanila.com/

Organiser

Dive Adventures
Phone:
1300 657 420
Email:
sydney@diveadventures.com.au
Website:
https://www.diveadventures.com.au/