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2014 EcoExpedition in the Philippines


2013-08-21

2014 EcoExpedition in the Philippines
July 19 – 26, 2014


Worldwide Dive and Sail is once again partnering with Reef Check to offer an exciting expedition in the Southern Visayas of the Philippines.

Join Reef Check’s Dr. Gregor Hodgson and the Philippine Siren team for a 7-night marine research diving trip including training as a Reef Check EcoDiver and first-hand insight into the development of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Philippines. Greg notes, "I have been diving in the Visayas since 1980. What impressed me on our last trip was the success of the anti-blast fishing campaigns, and the resulting huge increase in abundance of small reef fish like Anthias, that used to be collateral damage." All materials and teaching provided will be sponsored by the Siren Fleet.

Departing from Cebu, the S/Y Philippine Siren will wend her way over 7 days to Moalboal following Worldwide Dive and Sail's Southern Visayas itinerary. Your first stop is at Cabilao where you can dive a mix of reef walls and sandy slopes. Hard corals at the Lighthouse are particularly stunning. Onwards to Balicasag to dive many sites but also review sites damaged in the 2012 Typhoon. Apo Island, still one of the most successful marine sanctuaries, is also on the agenda, after which the yacht moves to Dauin for some critter spotting. Pescador with its huge schools of sardines and steep reef walls will be your final stop before disembarking in Moalboal.

Click here for more information. For further details contact the Siren Fleet reservations team at Philippines@worldwidediveandsail.com