Cruise through the “epicenter” of marine biodiversity on the planet - the Visayan Archipelago!
The islands of Negros, Bohol and Cebu make up a coral triangle, which is home to more than 12.000 species of fish. Expect great service, good visibility, colourful corals, schools of fish, large predators, and tiny creatures.
The two Visa Dive Safari boats, Royo and Goya, sail between Sipalay (Negros) and Moalboal (Cebu) regularly back and forth. On this 6 day traverse you will see the best dive spots this region of the Philippines has to offer.
Places visited include Dauin, Apo Island, Siquijor Island, Balicasag Island, Panglao Island, Sumilon Island, Sunken Island and Pescador Island. An excursion to the Kawasan Waterfalls, set in the jungle of Matutinao Nature Park in Cebu is also included, and there's an additional option to visit the Chocolate Hills of Bohol.
Apo Island is one of the world’s best known community organized marine sanctuaries. The island is home to over 650 species of fish and is estimated to have over 400 species of corrals.
On Panglao Island, the Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project found that Panglao Island alone has more marine biodiversity than Japan and the Mediterranean Sea!
Sumilon Island lies within an amazing collection of marine flora and fauna.
Upcoming Visayas Dive Safari Dates:
Sipalay to Moalboal - 2022-23:
Oct 20-25, 2022
Nov 05-10, 2022
Nov 21-26, 2022
Dec 07-12, 2022
Dec 25-30, 2022
Jan 10-15, 2023
Jan 26-31, 2023
Feb 11-16, 2023
Feb 27-Mar 04, 2023
Mar 15-20, 2023
Mar 31-Apr 05, 2023
Apr 16-21, 2023
May 02-07, 2023
May 18-23, 2023
Jun 03-08, 2023
Moalboal to Sipalay - 2022-23:
Oct 28-Nov 02, 2022
Nov 13-18, 2022
Nov 29-Dec 04, 2022
Dec 17-22, 2022
Jan 02-07, 2023
Jan 18-23, 2023
Feb 03-08., 2023
Feb 19-24, 2023
Mar 07-12, 2023
Mar 23-28, 2023
Apr 08-13, 2023
Apr 24-29, 2023
May 10-15, 2023
May 26-31, 2023
Jun 11-16, 2023
Prices: From 61,000 Philippine Pesos per person, twin sharing.
Visayas Dive Safari Itineraries
Moalboal to Sipalay
Day 1: Moalboal - Sunken Island – Excursion Kawasan Waterfalls - Liloan. 3-4 dives. Overnight in Liloan.
Day 2: Liloan - Sumilon Island - Balicasag Island. 3-4 dives. Overnight in Alona Beach, Bohol.
Day 3: Panglao Island, 3-4 dives or optional land tour to the Chocolate Hills. Overnight in Alona Beach, Bohol.
Day 4: Balicasag Island, Siquijor Island, 3-4 dives. Overnight in Dauin, Negros
Day 5: Apo Island, 3-4 dives. Overnight in Dauin, Negros
Day 6: Dauin, Sipalay 2-3 dives. Check-in Sipalay Dive Resort, Negros.
Sipalay to Moalboal
Day 1: Sipalay - Basay - Dauin, 3-4 dives, Overnight in Dauin, Negros
Day 2: Apo Island, 3-4 dives. Overnight in Dauin, Negros
Day 3: Siquijor Island, Balicasag Island, 3-4 dives. Overnight in Alona Beach.
Day 4: Panglao Island, 3-4 dives or optional land tour to the Chocolate Hills. Overnight in Alona Beach, Bohol.
Day 5: Balicasag Island - Sumilon Island, 3-4 dives. Overnight in Liloan.
Day 6: Liloan, Moalboal, Excursion Kawasan Waterfalls. Check in Moalboal Dive Resort
3-4 dives a day
Accommodation in a beach resort or in bunks on board
Marine park fees