The bangka is a tradionnally built Philippino outrigger boat and is the best way for divers to discover the different islands visited. A hull constructed from wood with a large deck and spacious cabin, the Bangka comfortably accommodates 14 to 18 divers maximum. The boat is balanced by 2 bamboo outriggers which guarantee the sea keeping stability (those who get sea sick will appreciate this) and is actually quite fast (average speed 12 knots).
The deck space and the cabin provide great comfort during the crossings and the area dedicated to diving offers plenty of space for dive gear with easy entries into the water.
25 meters long with a max capacity of 14 people with a 350 HP motor, 4 crew members + 2 to 3 dive guides depending on the size of the groups.
28 meters long with a max capacity of 18 people with a 380 HP motor, 4 crew members + 3 to 4 dive guides depending on the size of the groups.
18 meters long with a max capacity of 16 people with a 350 HP motor, 4 crew members + 2 to 3 dive guides depending on the size of the groups.
The choice of our hotels is based on our perception of a dive trip: charm and conviviality are more important than luxury. Most of our accommodation choices offer all the necessary comforts, however we give preference to the scenery, quality of service and optimal location relating to the dive sites visited on our excursions.
The hotels selected for the Magellan safari offer good comfort, although sometimes rustic, yet always in an authentic style.
The Palermo Hotel is located in the heart of the small town of Baybay, an authentic stop over, rarely visited by tourists. Without pretention but with an impeccable service the Palermo Hotel offer 32 rooms of good standing with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. The large lobby and cafeteria are open 24/7.
The Kuting Reef Resort is cozy and full of charm. It is a small haven of peace located by the sea and surrounded by a beautiful coconut grove. We have been seduced by the comfort of the rooms, the quality of service and friendliness of the staff. It is located about 7 km of Maasin, halfway between Macrohon and Padre Burgos. It is an ideally situated basis for exploring Sogod bay and the island of Limasawa.
It accommodates only 40 people in three room categories (Deluxe, Premier and Casita), all equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom, terrace with sea view, mini bar and tea / coffee. The "Premier" rooms are more spacious and equipped with TV / DVD. The "Casita rooms " are independent and have a TV / DVD, a corner sofa and a large terrace. The "Deluxe" rooms are the ones used during our safari. At your disposal: beach (black sand), 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, massages, numerous water sports and tour desk to discover the area.