The city of Dumaguete is a short 45 minute flight from Manila and the resort is located 20 minutes from the airport. The rooms are simple but spacious and have all the amenities you would want at a dive resort. The food at Toko's restaurant is nothing short of spectacular. Be prepared to eat some very tasty food, it is some of the best! The restaurant is located right on the beach and has an excellent bar if you want to take in the sunset while having a drink with friends or a cappuccino in the morning.
The majority of dive sites are a 3-5 minute boat ride from the resort and could be classified as muck diving with sandy bottoms at most of the sites and a few sites with artificial reefs. The house reef is available to dive all day and has excellent macro opportunities.
There are two nearby Islands that offer excellent wide angle opportunities, Siquijor and Apo Island are a short 45 minute boat ride from the resort and offer wall diving with an opportunity to see turtles and manta rays.
Backscatter Photo Guides: Jim Decker & Russ Sanoian
Our Backscatter photo guides will be available for help with video and photo technique. We will have evening reviews of the day's images and video with suggestions on how to make improvements. To keep you shooting all week long, we will also have spare items available in the event of any "gear issues" that may arise.
Jim Decker is the CEO of Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo and is a regular photo instructor at both Backscatter and the Digital Shootout.
Russ Sanoian is the Product Manager at Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo and provides both technical and imaging support for customers of Backscatter and also the Digital Shootout.
Standard Package Includes:
7 nights accommodations at Atlantis Dumaguete resort in deluxe room
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at Toko's restaurant (breakfast drinks, Italian and specialty coffees are included)
Coffee, tea, and filtered water are available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (Italian and specialty coffees are extra charge after breakfast)
Unlimited internet access
Two day trips to Apo Island or similar
Up to 5 scheduled boat dives per day
Taxes and service charges
Access to Backscatter pro photo instructors for imaging and technical support
Price: $1999 per person based on Double occupancy
Arrive: Saturday March 5th , 2011
Depart: Saturday March12th, 2011
$1,000 deposit due upon booking
Final payment due Jan 5th, 2011
***Stay another week and save 10%***
If 7 nights isn't enough for you, why not say for 14? We are offering a 10% discount so the 2nd week is just $1799.
For more details please email or call our travel coordinator Dan Baldocchi 1-773-564-9579.