P/V Atlantis Azores Liveaboard
The Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines, and as many of our guests say, in Asia. Azores is the perfect place from which to explore some of the best diving in the world – we offer three distinct itineraries showcasing parts of the Philippines on schedules only possible by liveaboard.
The majority of trips embark from either one of our world-class dedicated dive resorts, which are acknowledged to be among the best in South East Asia. What stays the same are the feature comforts, great food and welcoming crew.
Our newest itinerary, from January through early March, takes in the wrecks of Coron with the colorful walls of Apo Reef along the way. Guests embark and disembark from our resort in Puerto Galera.
Our Tubbataha seasons runs from mid-March through early June – explore kilometers in this pristine protected UNESCO World Heritage site located 100 miles offshore and open to diving only 3 months out of the year.
Dumaguete is our base for the months of June through December and our Visayas Safari is a unique opportunity to take in multiple beautiful islands in one week – something that would take several weeks to do any other way. We also offer special Malapascua “Thresher Shark Trip” from our Dumaguete resort.
Azores has seven deluxe staterooms with double and single bunk-style berths, ensuite lavatory, private head and shower, hairdryer and shower gel. All situated below deck. Our Owner’s suite is located on the upper deck with double and single bunk-style berths. The suite is larger and has a desk, large picture windows and extensive storage space.
Toko’s Restaurants, located in Atlantis Puerto Galera & Dumaguete have long been described as “world class” and the “best food we have ever had on a dive vacation”; it’s no different on Azores. We proudly adhere to our principle of only serving freshly prepared meals and snacks. Our snack and drink bar is open all day – featuring a Keurig cup brewing center with multiple choices. All drinks on board including social servings of beer, wine and local rum are complimentary. You may also bring your own beverages with no corkage fee.
Diving & Dive Deck
Our spacious dive deck allows you to gear up in comfort. A roomy three-tier camera table is available for photographers along with a charging station. All divers have their own storage area for dive equipment and there are fresh, hot water showers on the back platform.
Most dives are done from two zodiac tender boats with a short ride to dives sites. Our dive team will ensure you get the best from every dive; charters include five dives a day (including night) although personal preferences or logistical concerns may change this on a day-to-day basis.
The Azores offers a full range of PADI Programs; popular specialties such as Nitrox, Underwater Photography & Naturalist can be easily completed around the dive schedule.
Nitrox is available on all charters.
Technical diving and Rebreather diving is possible if pre-arranged.