2024 Visayas Philippines

  • 28 Jan 2024
  • (JST)
  • Cebu


  • Due within 10 days of registration to hold your reservation.

Registration is closed

Philippines 2024

Join us for the 2024 Rainbow Divers

trip to the Philippines!

Threshers and Tigers and Whale Sharks . . .


Oct 1 2023 note: the trip is sold out but we may be able to add you. Use wait list registration to begin the process, or just send an email.

Plus all the exotic small critters you’ve come to know and love – nudibranchs galore, ornate ghost pipefish, pygmy seahorses, frogfish of all sizes, turtles, clown fish, blue ring octopus, corals and so much more.


Hosted by Maureen McEvoy, join us for:

Optional pre-trip 5 days, 4 nights at the

Atlantis Dumaguete Resort

Jan 28 – Feb 2, 2024

Followed by 8 days, 7 nights aboard the

Philippine Siren

February 2 – 9, 2024

The Philippines comprise over 7,600 islands, surrounded by deep blue seas that contain some of the richest marine life on earth. Considered by many to be the apex of the Coral Triangle, scuba diving in the Philippines offers a wide variety of marine environments to choose from.

Whether it’s dives on steep walls and offshore pinnacles, critter hunting in coastal reefs, the sardine run, or the opportunity to get up close to the world’s largest fish – the whale shark, the Philippines will whet the appetite of even the most seasoned diver.

The Visayas and Malapascua regions are best known for their great variety of dive sites, starring thresher sharks in Malapascua, turtles all over, and the sardine run in Moalboal. Macro lovers can indulge in sightings of pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, and spectacular frogfish of all sizes.

Price, DBL Occupancy:

  • $2595 Philippines Siren
  • $1595 Atlantis Dumaguete
  • Transfers tbd


  • $500 to register
  • Balance due Sept 1, 2023
  • Accommodations at land resort and liveaboard
  • Up to 4 dives daily on the liveaboard, up to 5 at the resort
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Apo Island day trip from the resort
  • Kayaks, land excursions from the liveaboard
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Nitrox
  • Port fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Courses


Arrive Manila by early Jan 28 to join a group transfer flight to Dumaguete. For example, Philippines Air leaves SFO at 11PM Friday to arrive 4AM Sunday. If you want to arrive a day or 2 early and decompress at an airport hotel ask us for recommendations. 

Alternatively arrive Cebu Jan 28 with a stop on the way to join a group van transfer to Dumaguete. For example, EVA departs SFO just after midnight Friday night/ Saturday morning and arrives Cebu Sunday at 11AM. Transfer costs depend on traveling as a group, so check with Maureen or Tommy for advice on what to book.

Post live aboard you can book your return flight home after mid-day Feb 9, from Cebu. For example, EVA flies to SFO with a change in Taipei, leaving Cebu at 12:30 PM. If your international round-trip is MNL there are abundant cheap flights Cebu to Manila. 


About Rainbow Divers

Rainbow Divers is a 501(c)7 non-profit mutual benefit organization, and can only organize activities and trips for its members. Membership is cheap and comes with a bunch of new lifelong friends at no extra charge. So if you’d like to participate in this trip, please join us.

Payments are due within 10 days of sign up, and are generally non-refundable. If you sign up and your plans change there may or may not be someone interested in taking your spot. If you cancel without having made all payments it is your responsibility to find someone to pay your obligation in full. It is a very good idea to carry trip insurance to cover such an eventuality.

Trip payments may be made by Zelle, by personal check or by credit card.

Divers are required to carry valid, in-force dive accident insurance, such as may be obtained from Divers' Alert Network (DAN).

Divers must agree to NCRD's Event Terms and Conditions to participate in this trip.

Event Terms and Conditions.pdf

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