Atlantis Azores has set new standards in liveaboard diving in the Philippines and in Asia. The vessel is the perfect place from which to explore some of the best diving in the Philippines. It offers four distinct itineraries showcasing parts of the Philippines, or schedules only possible by liveaboard. What stays the same are the creature comforts, great food and welcoming crew.
This luxurious monohull aluminium vessel is 35 meter (107-foot) long and accommodates 16 guests with the ultimate in comfort and space. There are 7 comfortable deluxe double staterooms and one owner's stateroom. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning and private bathroom with hot shower and a hairdryer. The deluxe double staterooms have one double bed and a single bed above. The owner's stateroom is located on the upper deck and a bit larger. Rooms are serviced daily.
The multi-level salon is functional and attractive, combining utility with superb comfort. For entertainment, this vessel boasts a PS3 /TV/DVD Entertaining unit, a large library of CDs, videos and books. Abundant seating and comfortable couches make the salon a natural gathering place.
A few steps up from the dive deck is the sun deck, a large partially shaded, carpeted, deck with ice machine, beverage coolers and a beautiful lounge area. The covered, open-air lounge has custom-made chairs, love seats and a hand-crafted teak table. All drinks, local liquor, wine and beer are complimentary. There is a "full sun" area for sun bathers complete with a new hot tub - the perfect place to enjoy the stunning landscape of this region!
The chef on board the Azores will enjoy to personally look after you. Start the day with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked breads. A blend of ripe seasonal fruit juices from our farms will prepare you for your first dive. The lunch selection varies between Mongolian Woks, Homemade Pastas and freshly made Panini to order. Themed evening meals reflect the fine dining you have come to expect from a resort restaurant. ‘Filipino Delights’, the ‘Seafood Dinner, the ‘Carvery Night’, the motto ‘Asian Fusion Cuisine’ and a ‘Best of Four’...
Four to five dives per day are offered daily. Most of the dives are made from one of two 10m (30-foot) skiffs, equipped with lockers, tanks and exit ladders.
The mother ship's large dive platform is at water level with two long ladders extending underwater for easy exit. The platform has two hotwater showers for that refreshing after-dive body and equipment rinse.
Tanks are filled in-place with either air or nitrox between dives.
A full line of rental scuba gear is available on board.
Technical divers (rebreather/mixed gas) can be accommodated on special charters.
Atlantis Azores offers dive cruises in the best season for the best dive sites in the Philippines.
TUBBATAHA: Tubbataha is our most popular season running from mid March through to early June – explore kilometers pristine drop offs and see just about anything.
BOHOL: Dumaguete is our base for the months of June through to mid January. Our Visayas Safari is a unique opportunity to take in several beautiful islands in one week – something that would take several weeks, or several vacations to do any other way.
CEBU/MALAPASCUA: Atlantis Azores spends mid January through to mid March and on shorter 7 night Malapascua cruises. From mid June to early January, the liveaboard is on extended charters that will go around the island of Cebu and will include Moalboal, Malapascua and the dive sites around Bohol.
The Atlantis Azores has a great approach to service, comfort and safety. It is a fantastic platform to explore the more remote reefs in the Philippines.