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SEA: Overseas Diving Trip - Malapascua, Philippines

  • May 14, 2013 · 1:00 AM
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We are starting the diving season with a trip to Malapascua, Phillippines.  This place is listed as one of the “Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die”!

Spaces are limited to 10 people.

AOW + NITROX Certified Divers only - or get certified during the trip.



Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 to Saturday, 18 May 2013 (arriving HK early morning 19 May 2013)

Destination: Malapascua, Philippines

Price: HKD$7,000, including:

  • 4 Nights AC Deluxe accommodation (with hot shower), 2 pax sharing
  • 10 day dives and 2 night dives
  • marine park fees etc
  • return transfer from and to airport
  • full board - though for the last night, we are likely going to a local Italian restaurant for nice homemade pizza etc.


  • flights with Cebu Pacific (BOOK YOR OWN)
  • Insurance (see below)
  • Philippine Airport Tax
  • Dive Equipments (e.g. BCD, regulators, mask etc), nitrox tank etc
  • addition courses, food, drinks etc
  • HKD250 as tip for the porters (which we will collect during the trip).


  1. We are trying to negotiate some discount on nitrox tank and will revert later.
  2. Please ensure that you have plenty of cash with you - as far as I am aware, there is no ATM on this Island
  3. This will be an intense diving trip - meaning that we will start diving at dawn (like 5:00am) to find and see thresher shark everyday (except the first day).


Payment: HSBC account[masked] (Project X Team)

We will confirm your bookings only after we have received the payment.

Please email transaction reference number by Friday, 3 May 2013 to: [masked] and [masked].


Flight Details:

Cebu Pacific Air

5J239 HKG-CEB DEP 01:35h (14 May) ARR 04:10h (14 May)

5J238 CEB-HKG DEP 22:15h (18 May) ARR 00:50 (19 May)


AOW + Nitrox Certified Divers - Wanting to get certified?

The main attraction of Malapascua (other than being named as the top diving place in the Philippines) is the sighting of thresher shark and manta ray at Monad Shoal (an underwater island, located in the middle of ocean).

We want to maximize our bottom time for Thresher Shark and Manta Ray sighting.

So, you must be, at least, AOW + Nitrox certified.

For those who want to get AOW and Nitrox certification before this trip, you may sign up for the course with Simon Lam. (A separate event will be posted shortly.)



We usually have the travel insurance organized through Simon Lam.  It is advisable to take one out, especially for those who will be traveling with equipments and cameras.

If you would like us to organise one for you, please let us know.



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  • amiee

    Hi Stephanie/Simon, I already have my AOW but not my nitrox cert but the last dive was around year ago I think I need some practice before the trip

    April 16, 2013

    • Stephanie L.

      Hey Amiee, there will be diving training in the weekends before the trip. Will organise theory or nitrox before hand too. It should only take one evening. For practical, you just need to dive twice with nitrox - which can be done during the trip.

      April 16, 2013

    • amiee

      Stephanie, I wouldn't be able to make ur sadly :-( hopefully I can join the next trip...

      April 26, 2013

  • Staci N.

    Hi! The diving looks really tempting. I am AOW + Nitrox certified but I don't have any of my own equipment besides snorkel/mask. Do you know how much it would be to rent equipment? Thanks!

    April 8, 2013

    • Stephanie L.

      Hi, you can rent the gear from us from Hong Kong. It is HKD500 for the entire trip.

      April 10, 2013

    • Stephanie L.

      If you want to rent from the dive operator, I will need to find out and revert.

      April 10, 2013

  • Denise H.

    Ahhh would so want to go again!!!!!

    April 3, 2013

    • Stephanie L.

      Well! Am determine to meet Thresher Shark this time!

      April 3, 2013

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