In the unlikely event of a a safari cancellation, neither Easy Diving nor Savedra Dive Center is liable for full or partial trip cancellation due to bad weather, technical issues, not enough participants, force majeure or unforeseen events. The organising parties of Easy Diving and Savedra Dive Center will leave no stone unturned to arrange an alternative safari/program during your time of stay. These unlikely cancellations are not subject to an automatic refund.
What are the payment terms?Launchpad2020-05-20T20:09:19+08:00
The day begins with a hearty breakfast consisting of bacon and eggs, Cereals, pancakes and such as well as Asian style, like tocinos with rice and eggs. Lunch is a simple yet tasty Asian or European dish. A mouth watering diner is served after the night dive. Since Cagayan is quite a bit remote, the food is kept relatively simple yet varied, freshly prepared and seasonal. Our cook is doing his choice at the market personally to give you the best possible experience.
What about if a dive safari is cancelled?Launchpad2020-05-20T20:10:05+08:00
passengers (4). In this case you get a full refund of your payment or we offer viable other options for the time of your trip. However, we shall not be liable for failure to carry out any contracted arrangements which are caused by acts of God, labor disputes or conditions, weather or otherwise, beyond our control (Force Majeure).
What is the maximum amount of divers?Launchpad2020-05-20T20:11:36+08:00
Up to 60 days before departure: full refund (excluding bank charges) 59-31 days prior to departure, 20% is forfeited. If within 30-14 days, 50% is forfeited. If 14 days before departure, no refund is available Cancellations must be in writing
How about deposits and payments?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:26:57+08:00
Credit card payment for dive safaris is not an option. Bank transfer or Paypal is the only way to pay for a dive safari at this point of time. You can transfer money to our Philippine or German accounts.
How much is dive equipment rental for safari?Launchpad2020-05-20T20:06:23+08:00
Think of camping on an outrigger dive boat in the tropics. There are 4 bunks on board below the main deck. Each bunk is good for 2 divers, so a maximum of 8 divers can sleep on board. The whole bottom of the bunk is covered by one big mattress. There are some small shelves and nets for personal belongings. There are some small windows for fresh air. Another option is to take a mattress out on the webbing between the outriggers. You can sleep under the sparkling stars, if weather permits. There is only one bathroom on board the ship.
What are the sleeping arrangements on a dive safari?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:18:49+08:00
On waking, coffee, tea, cookies and biscuits are served before the early morning dive. After the early morning dive, breakfast like bacon and eggs, pan cakes, muesli or Filipino breakfast is served. After the morning dive, lunch in form of a plated dish is served (Western or Filipino dishes). After the afternoon dive, snacks like sandwiches or a fruit platter is available. After night dive, a plated dinner is ready for your consumption. There is no buffet; meals are served on individual plates.
How is the weather in the Philippines?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:18:03+08:00
Here is an overview about the weather in our region: In summer time (dry season: January – May), the sea is usually calm with very good visibility. Rainy Season starts in June and is actually very nice, too. Bright sunshine in the morning and a short but strong and refreshing downpour in the afternoon or night. Usually good visibility. September till December is Typhoon Season, where we have sometimes overclouded and rain for a couple of days in a row. We are not much affected by typhoons passing through the Philippines. These typhoons follow a regular path, which leads over the islands of Samar to Luzon (Manila) further on to China, Hong Kong or Japan. Cebu is outside this typhoon belt but sometimes affected by overcast and some rain. Visibility varies from 10-30 meters, water temperature is 27-29C.
Can we dive with the whale sharks in Oslob?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:17:31+08:00
These dive safaris are a joint venture of Easy Diving and Savedra Dive Center, managed by Easy Diving. On every dive safari the ship passes by Oslob since it is on the way. Savedra’s policy is to discourage every diver from diving with the whale sharks. However, Easy Diving allows every diver to make his own informed decision, after a thorough briefing, if he or she likes to dive with the whale sharks or not. The local fee to dive with whale sharks, 1,500 Pesos per dive at this point in time (Oct 2013), is not included in the price.
Is Nitrox available?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:16:48+08:00
Sanctuary fees vary from sanctuary to sanctuary and are often changed. Also, some sanctuaries charge more for divers with photo or video cameras. For the total safari, estimate about 3.000 Pesos for sanctuary fees.
What important dive equipment do I must have in my possession when on safari?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:10:20+08:00
The most convenient way to get to Sipalay is to let us arrange your transfers. We provide reliable aircon cars. If you are up to some adventure, you can hire a taxi in Bacolod / Dumaguete or take the local bus.
How to get to Moalboal from Cebu City or the airport?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:01:56+08:00
The most convenient way to get to Moalboal is to let us arrange your transfers. We provide reliable aircon cars. If you are up to some adventure, you can hire a taxi in Cebu City or at the airport or take the local bus.
How many dive guides are on a dive safari?Launchpad2020-05-20T19:01:31+08:00
Usually we have the safari leader, frequently a European dive instructor, and a Filipino local dive master on board who are joining every dive. If you feel that you need a personal dive guide we will arrange one for you for an additional fee.
Do I have to do a check dive before or on safari?Launchpad2020-05-20T18:59:25+08:00
An Advanced Open Water Certification is highly recommended. However, experienced Open Water divers can join, too. Inexperienced divers may be excluded from some of the more demanding dive spots (e.g. Sunken Island). Advanced Dive Courses can be conducted prior to the dive safari at our dive centers. You need a minimum of 2 days to get Advanced Open Water certified.
When does the dive safari end?Launchpad2020-05-20T18:56:55+08:00
The Visayas dive safari is a shuttle safari connecting two destinations: Moalboal in Cebu and Sipalay in Negros. The safari starts either in Moalboal and ends in Sipalay, or vice versa. View the schedules