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Best of the Philippines – Anilao + Tubbataha: May 3-15, 2026

Description

This amazing trip combo is being booked, with the greatest marine diversity in the Philippines – this will be the Philippines trip you will always remember.  Deposits are paid, so the pool is open.

And stay tuned, another add-on side trip that can’t be missed – this is 2-3 days, and nights in El Nido.

Solitude One:  May 9-15

Formerly a 52-meter (171ft) steel-hulled merchant vessel, the MV Solitude One has maintained unwavering standards in liveaboard hospitality and service. Following an internal refresh in 2023, the vessel epitomizes heightened comfort and design. Customised for our guests, it flawlessly integrates intelligent design and functionality, curating a welcoming ambiance with discreet elements of indulgence. Our attentive staff, skilled in personalised service, addresses guests by name, intuitively understanding their distinct needs for an exclusive “home away from home” setting.

COMFORT AT SEA

Solitude One offers ample spaces aboard for guests to discover their own serene moments. Relax on the expansive sun-deck, cool off in the bow-side jacuzzi, or unwind in our open-air dining area. The stern, home to the dive deck, provides another retreat.

Indoors, our air-conditioned saloon boasts a 55″ TV with a vast library of movies and series. Enjoy complimentary soft drinks from one fridge, and alcoholic beverages from another post-dive. For a caffeine fix, our coffee machine and hot & cold water dispenser are readily available. Additionally, the attached camera room allows for camera adjustments or editing sessions in a comfortable setting.

 

DINING EXPERIENCE

Indulging in delicious meals is a vital part of a memorable holiday, and aboard Solitude One, we take care of your culinary experience. Savor a total of 5 meals daily: from a light breakfast to a substantial one, followed by lunch, afternoon cooked snacks, and a fulfilling dinner. Additionally, complimentary biscuits and instant noodles are available round-the-clock.

Our major meals are served buffet-style, ensuring a variety of warm options through under-tray heating, so you can enjoy your meal without worrying about it getting cold. With multiple choices available, you have the freedom to select your preferred dishes at each sitting.

 

SCUBA DIVING

The Philippines is globally esteemed for its exceptional travel and diving opportunities, attributed to its remarkable biodiversity. From the mesmerising Whale Sharks in Tubbataha, the majestic Thresher Sharks in Malapascua, to the exceptionally rare Melibe colemani in Romblon – the country caters to divers of all skill levels with its rich variety of marine life.

Solitude One Tubbataha Itinerary:  7 days & 6 nights on the Sulu Sea

Day 1:  Embarkation Puerto Princesa.

Days 2 – 5:  North and South Atoll – gives the opportunity of a possible 3 or 4 dives each day.

Day 6:  Jessie Beazley Reef – gives the opportunity of a possible 2 dives.

Day 7:  Disembarkation Puerto Princesa

THE DIVING

Dive Guides ratio 1 to 6 divers.  Private guide service is available for USD150 per diving day.

Dive Equipment Rental is available, which includes dive computers, but underwater cameras are not included.

Nautilus Lifeline MARINE Rescue is complimentary Nautilus Lifeline Marine Rescue GPS.  Please Note, that if you use the Device, you are responsible for replacing it if lost ordamaged.

Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), Lead Weights & Belt are complimentary but responsible to replace if lost or damaged

Enriched Air Nitrox Diving EANx 30 to 32%, to provide a more suitable M.O.D for divers

Scuba Cylinders aluminum 100 cu.ft. (19 units), 80 cu.ft. (79 units), 63 cu.ft. (4 units), 40 cu.ft. (6 units) and 19 cu.ft. (2 units) with DIN Valves (York Adaptors available). Twin tanks are not available, side-mount friendly.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

NO SOLO diving is allowed, even if you are certified.

It is mandatory for ALL guests engaging in scuba activities to have an audible signalling device (such as a whistle), a dive computer, a surface marker buoy, appropriate dive insurance coverage, a valid dive certification, and have completed waiver Form A, and Form C for the activities.

Solitude One Dive Package includes:

  • 6 nights aboard Solitude One in cabin/stateroom selected, double occupancy
  • Individual a/c with climate control
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Full Board (3 meals daily, plus afternoon snacks)
  • Housekeeping – cabins/staterooms cleaned daily, sheets and towels changed every 3 days

Dive Package does not include:

  • International Airfare (DEN to MNL, PPS)
  • Beverages not mentioned with inclusions
  • Scuba Training
  • Dive Equipment Rentals
  • Nitrox
  • Crew/Staff Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned with inclusions

Complete Package Pricing for Solitude One – starting at $3051, for Quad-share Cabins, $3267 for Twin-share Cabins, and $3564 for Main Deck Staterooms.  Also, there are two Single Cabins, starting at $4248.

Solitude Acacia Resort:  May 3-9

Embark on an unforgettable journey at Solitude Acacia Resort, nestled in Anilao, The Philippines, where tranquility meets adventure. Engage in thrilling water and land-based activities amidst vibrant coral reefs, leaving you fulfilled and eager for more.

This renowned diving destination boasts a rich diversity of unique species, including various nudibranchs and rare endemic creatures. Dive into the excitement of blackwater diving, encountering astonishing “alien-like” beings that inspire awe.

Set against the stunning backdrop of the iconic acacia tree, Solitude Acacia offers a natural haven, shading our glass-walled restaurant and pool area. Indulge in delectable fusion cuisine that delights your palate.

Featuring contemporary amenities, breathtaking vistas, and opportunities for hikes, beach exploration, and volcano day trips, this sanctuary strikes the perfect balance for your escape. Experience the tranquility and modern comforts of Solitude Acacia Resort.

ACCOMMODATION

Solitude Acacia Resort welcomes guests with 25 spacious and well-appointed rooms all designed with a modern aesthetic that does not intrude on the tropical gardens or the surrounding natural beauty. Structurally the rooms are spread among four blocks; two blocks at the front which offer all or Sea View Suites, Sea View Deluxe rooms; and two behind which offer our Deluxe rooms.

RESTAURANT

At The Acacia, we exclusively use top-notch ingredients and fresh produce to craft a diverse range of cuisines, satisfying any craving. Expertly plated by our skilled chefs, all meals are served à la carte for an exceptional dining experience.

The restaurant’s glass walls and ceiling offer a comfortable air-conditioned setting without compromising the stunning views of the resort and ocean. Alternatively, guests can opt for our al fresco balcony section, providing an undisturbed, panoramic view of the sea.

SCUBA DIVING

Anilao, a premier diving spot in the Philippines, caters to diverse levels of divers, offering rare muck critters and vibrant reef walls. Nearby Verde Island, known as the Philippines’ Biodiversity Center, enriches the diving experience with its rich marine life. Its proximity adds an extra layer of adventure to Anilao, making it a must-visit destination for diving enthusiasts.

Solitude Acacia Dive Package includes:

  • 6 nights accommodations in room selected
  • Full Board – 3 meals daily, includes water, tea, and coffee
  • Round-trip transfer (MNL to Acacia Resort) – add $78 per person
  • 15 boat dives – 3 dives per day (2 morning, 1 afternoon)
  • Tanks, weights, and belt
  • Resort taxes

Dive Package does not include:

  • International Airfare (DEN to MNL, PPS)
  • Dive permit – 250 PHP per person, per day – 1250 PHP (5 days), approx. $23
  • Upgrade day dive to Night dive – additional $30
  • Upgrade day dive to Blackwater dive – additional $60
  • Scuba Training
  • Dive Equipment Rentals
  • Nitrox
  • Crew/Staff Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned with inclusions

Complete Package Pricing for Solitude Acacia Resort, Double Occupancy – for Sea View Deluxe $1463, Sea View Suite $1643, Deluxe Room $1373.  Add $78 for round-trip airport/resort transfers.  For single occupancy, please inquire for rates.  Single Rooms will be sold for Deluxe Rooms only until everyone has had a chance to book a Sea View Room – there are 4-Sea View Suites, and 9-Sea View Deluxe.

Trip Combo Package (Tubbataha + Anilao):
  • starting at $3051 Quad-share Cabin (Solitude One-Tubbataha) + $1373 Deluxe Room, Double Occupancy (Solitude Acacia Resort-Anilao) + $78 R/T Transfer = $4502.
  • $3564 Twin-Share Stateroom (Solitude One-Tubbataha) + $1643 Sea View Suite, Double Occupancy (Solitude Acacia Resort-Anilao) + $78 R/T Transfer = $5285.
  • Single Cabin or Stateroom – inquire for rates.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • Deposit:  $1000 to reserve your space (deposit is non-refundable)
  • Subsequent Payment:  $1000 due September 1, 2025
  • Final Payment:  Balance is due on March 1, 2026

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance.  Both are highly recommended, and are made available to purchase!

To purchase DAN dive accident insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Join DAN Today!, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.

To purchase travel insurance, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the DAN banner link, Purchase Travel Insurance?, then follow the prompts on DAN’s website.

REEF SAFE SUNSCREEN

Some sunscreen ingredients are not safe for corals; these include oxybenzone.  Research indicates that these chemicals can cause DNA damage to corals, promote viruses in corals, and contribute to the bleaching of corals.  So that we can help protect our reefs, we encourage our guests to choose and use a sunscreen that is “coral safe”.

To purchase eco-friendly sunscreen products, please scroll to the bottom of this page, and click on the Stream2Sea banner link, use code, “cleanreef” for a 10% discount.

** INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE SOLD SEPARATELY **

Price is per person and based on double occupancy and items specified.  Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received.  Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed. Some restrictions may apply.

* Credit card payments can expect an additional 3.5% (5% international payers) to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. This fee covers the cost of PayPal charges.  Venmo, Zelle, and checks are always welcome.

If interested, please contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email to askuntz@yahoo.com, or call at 719-322-6941.  This exciting trip will fill up fast.

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided.  Once the application is complete, please return to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the designated deposit will be provided.

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