Mandarin Oriental, Manila`s diving packages provide an opportunity to explore the depths of the Philippines` under water paradise from three of its most famous dive sites.
Mandarin Oriental offers two ways of experiencing the best of Philippine diving. Visit some of the world`s must-go dive sites in Mindoro, Batangas, and Palawan, and witness the unique diversity and lushness of one of the richest marine ecosystems replete with breath-taking corals and reefs and mystical caves.
One can either avail of a resort-based diving package which offers standard accommodation, a full restaurant service and complete diving facilities in partner resorts located near the dive sites, or an on-board diving package which entitles one to a tour on a dive boat which cruises various dive sites. These weeklong cruises include on-board vessel accommodation, meals, unlimited dives and a diving guide.
The resort-based diving package includes: Superior room accommodation for two nights at Mandarin Oriental (nights prior to and after trip to the resort) and daily buffet breakfast at the Captain`s Bar; two nights at any of Mandarin Oriental`s two partner resorts - Oceana Resort in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, or Balai Resort in Anilao, Batangas - including meals; four dives at two dives per day; and roundtrip transfers to the resorts.
For the Oceana Resort diving weekend rate package, (from Friday to Sunday) are offered at US$ 580 for single occupancy and US$435 per person for twin sharing. Weekday rates (from Monday to Thursday) cost US$525 for single occupancy and US$ 380 per person for twin sharing. Extra nights inclusive of meals are offered at US$85 nett per person on weekends and US$55 nett per person on weekdays. An extra dive costs US$13 per person.
The Balai Resort Diving Package is offered at US$425 for single occupancy and US$280 per person for twin sharing. Extra nights inclusive of meals are offered at US$25 nett per person. An extra dive costs US$10 per person.
The on-board Tubbataha Diving Package is offered at USD 1,150 for single occupancy and USD 1,060 per person on twin sharing. Apart from Superior room accommodations for two nights and daily breakfast at Mandarin Oriental, it also includes on-board vessel accommodations for 6 nights, meals and unlimited dives, roundtrip airfare to Puerto Princessa, Palawan, and roundtrip transfers to Domestic airport.
Rates mentioned do not include government taxes and service charge. For more details call Mandarin Oriental, Manila at (63 2) 750 8888. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly or through Mandarin Oriental`s worldwide sales and reservations offices or the Group`s direct on-line reservations service, www.mandarinoriental.com.
Mandarin Oriental is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world`s most prestigious hotels and resorts. In total, the Group operates 18 luxury hotels in key business and leisure destinations, with five additional hotels under development in New York (opening late 2003), Washington D.C. (opening 2004), Hong Kong (opening 2005) as well as Tokyo and Boston (opening 2006). Mandarin Oriental now operates some 7,000 rooms in eleven countries with nine hotels in Asia, six in The Americas and three in Europe.