XXL To XXS Resolute April 2019

XXL To XXS Resolute April 2019

Combined annual Asiaqua Trip, 7 Days 6 Nights LOB in Tubbataha Reef for the Pelagic, followed by a Diving stay of 7 days 6 nights in Anilao Macro Paradise

Asiaqua.com Combined Trip in the Philippines from April 18th to 30th 2019.

For its 6th consecutive year, Asiaqua.com presents this combined trip:

Tubbataha Reef 7 Days 6 Nights. Followed by 7 days 6 Nights in Anilao, the Macro paradise
Total Stay : 13 Days 12 Nights, with a minimum of 30 Dives.

Following the success of our previous editions and because of the shortage of available space on the boats for Tubbataha Reef liveaboards, for 2019 we blocked for you 2 liveaboards in the heart of the best season.

The first trip will take place from April 18 to 30, 2019. All details below.

The second trip will take place from May 10 to 22, 2019. More details clicking here

2.460€ per diver

*Booking before January 16th Janvier 2019

Itinerary :

XXS to XXL in Philippines from April 18 to 30, 2019: 14 days from Paris to Paris, a stay in a resort and a full board cruise, with a minimum of 30 dives.

Your trip begins with a flight (Not Included) from Paris to Manila on April 16 or 17, on Eva Air (529€), Emirates (549€) or Cathay Pacific (767€).

Upon arrival in Manila on April 17 or 18, you will take a flight to Puerto Princesa, the starting point of the Resolute liveaboard, where you will board around 4:30pm / 5:00pm.

The M / Y Resolute will set sail for your Tubbataha liveaboard from April 18 to 24, to go diving in the 2 atolls of Tubbataha Reef, in the heart of the best season.

For 7 days and 6 nights on the Resolute, are planned 5 days of diving in the blue, on the walls and endless drop-offs of Tubbataha Reef atolls, in the middle of Sulu Sea. It is certainly the most beautiful site of the Philippines listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

Beautiful encounters to be made in the blue of these reefs that probe at more than 4000 meters : sharks galore (gray, black tips, white tips, hammers, sometimes tiger sharks), mobulas, guitar sharks, and if you are lucky, one or more whale sharks : 4 observed during our liveaboard in 2016, 5 in 2017, none in 2018 … After this lost year, we hope to break the record.

*Possibility to book only the Tubbataha Reef liveaboard.

Back on the ground on April 24, transfer by plane to Manila, then by minibus to Anilao (3h30’ drive) : arrival at your hotel by the sea.

You will discover during 5 days of diving the underwater wonders of Anilao : 2 boat dives per day, with a private guide looking for creatures always stranger than each other, and for the most addictive, unlimited diving included on the best house reef of Anilao or from the boat: either a dive in the afternoon or at night (optional, to pay on the spot). This spot, still quite unknown in Europe, is already highly rated among the elite of submarine photo.

On April 30, departure after breakfast. Transfer to Manila for your flight back to France or to another dream island in the Philippines.

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Diving on the Resolute

The diving platform is large and functional, no scramble possible. Each diver has their own locker. Lockers are stored in the center of this huge space that serves as a camera corner, available to divers to prepare their photo and video equipment.

The tour leader is Filipino, guides are local and boat staff, Filipinos. The comfort of the divers is put forward and the groups of four or five divers are organized according to their level and experience. Guides are PADI affiliated.

Nitrox available for certified divers

This liveaboard is for 7 Days and 6 Nights, with 5 days on Tubbataha Reef, which means 17/18 scheduled dives.

Diving in Anilao:

Your stay in Anilao, at Planet Dive, from April 24 to 30, for 5 days of diving on the numerous sites of Anilao : 2 boat dives per day, on a private boat with our Filipino expert “Spotters” in Macro and super Macro, the dream of any photographer, and unlimited dives by your own on Twin Rocks house reef.

Program is as follows : every day (except the first and last days), departure in the morning for 2 dives, return to the resort for lunch buffet, the 3rd dive will be either a dive in the afternoon on the house reef or a boat dive or a night dive (optional, to pay on the spot).

You can dive by your own as much as you want on the house reef. Dinners and nights in Anilao, by the sea.

From April 18 to April 30, spend 13 dream days on unexplored sites, to spot big and small, the best of the Philippines, exclusively offered to you by Asiaqua.com.

The M / Y Resolute (Ex Vasco) is a 34.6 x 7-meter, 156-tons steel yacht built in 1974, refitted in 1994 and refurbished in 2010 & 2019. It can accommodate up to 16 divers in 8 cabins.

She has been sailing in the Philippines since 1998. A precursor of cruises on this destination, it is one of the oldest cruise ships to sail between Visayas and Sulu Sea.

It is equipped with electronic means of navigation: Radar and Furuno sounders, 2 Sarsat GPS, 2 automatic distress beacons. Communications are provided by VHF and SSB radio systems. On board is a complete pharmacy, oxygen kit, lifejackets, fire extinguishers and 2 life rafts.

Vasco has 8 cabins all on the lower deck with air conditioning, private toilets and bathrooms with hot water.

Living spaces, while old, are spacious. They are spread over 2 decks, and include a small air-conditioned lounge with a sea-life library, a bar, and a video and TV system. At the front, on the main deck, there is a lounge area to share drinks. The outdoor dining area is located on the upper deck.

Here are eight crew members: 1 captain, 1 engineer, 1 cabin attendant, 1 deck boys, one cook. The Dive staff is 1 Cruise director, 2 Local Philippino Divemaster

  • 2 Cummin’s 8 Cylinders engines 850 hp
  • Crusing speed 9,5 knots
  • 2 generators, 35Kva
  • 2 Compressors Bauer, Nitrox blender available
  • 2 two large fiberglass boats (8m & 6m, with 75 HP engine)
  • Navigation: 2 GPS, route-tracer; radar; sonar, Sarsat, emergency beacon
  • Communication: VHF, SSB, Mobile phone
  • Water capacity – 14,000L.
  • Fuel capacity – 20 tons.
  • Life raft
  • Emergency signalling device,
  • Fire extinguishers & life jackets

Le M/Y Resolute has 8 cabins, in 2 categories:


  • 6 Double Cabins: with double beds for couples, plus a bunk bed, that can serve as Twin, Double, or even Triple for familie.
  • 2 Twin Bunk Beds Cabins: On the lower deck, with 2 singles bed, private bathroom.
  • Child are accepted from 14 years old. Contact us for conditions.

The cabins, all located on the lower deck, have air conditioning. Private bathroom, with hot water and storage.

Combined annual Asiaqua Trip, 7 Days 6 Nights LOB in Tubbataha Reef for the Pelagic, followed by a Diving stay of 7 days 6 nights in Anilao Macro Paradise


  • Transfer from your hotel/airport to the boat.
  • All nights’ accommodatio,
  • All meals, snack,
  • Fresh fruits, water, tea, coffee, juice.
  • Three to four dives each day including night dive (except last day 2 dives)
  • 12L tanks, weight and belt.
  • Divemasters (4/5 :1 divemaster).

No Included:

  • All flights & Hotels, Visa.
  • Return transfers others than on days of arrival/departure.
  • Fuel surcharge 100$.
  • National Parks entry fees (100$)
  • Sodas, Beers & Alccol.
  • 15L tank rental (on request).
  • Nitrox fills special liveaboard daily package: 25$ (1 Tank: 9$)
  • Equipment rental,
  • Dive computer, torch.
  • Tips.
  • Diving Insurance (mandatory) temporary contract from 30€ for the 5 diving days.
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended).
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