Reef Check News


New Reef Check EcoExpedition to the Philippines with the Siren Fleet


2011-12-16

By Worldwide Dive and Sail

This July, Reef Check’s Dr. Gregor Hodgson will be hosting a 10-night Liveaboard Dive Safari in the Philippines, sponsored by Worldwide Dive and Sail and the Siren Fleet. The cruise departs from Cebu and will journey through the Southern Visayas region of the Philippines, visiting numerous marine sanctuaries – including the Hiltonguan Sanctuary first established by Dr. Hodgson and the now famous Apo Island marine reserve.

With a wide variety of sites to choose from, with differing topography ranging from shallow fringing reef to steep walls, this is a perfect itinerary to assess the progress of the coral reefs in the region and the effectiveness of the existing marine sanctuaries.

Dr. Hodgson and the Reef Check team will be teaching all guests the 3-day EcoDiver course, which will enable divers to assess the reefs throughout the trip. Using the Reef Check indicators of marine species, divers will learn how to survey reefs and, upon successful completion of the course, can continue their experience on further Reef Check trips or simply on any dive in the Indo-Pacific. Having worked in Cebu for 30 years, Hodgson will bring unique insights to this trip.

Worldwide Dive and Sail & the Siren Fleet are providing the 10-night liveaboard safari aboard the S/Y Philippine Siren, at a reduced price of just 2000Euro (2700US$) per person including all diving equipment, course materials and certification.

Trip Dates: - 23rd July – 2nd August 2012.
Departs from Cebu Yacht Club, Cebu @1pm

Space is limited to just 14 guests and early booking is advised! Click here to view the flyer.

For further details contact the Siren Fleet reservations team at Philippines@worldwidediveandsail.com