dive with naya

Naya goes Scuba

Verde Island, Puerto Galera, Anilao/Mabini, Apo Reef, Coron . . . famous for excellent diving. As being declared as the center of the center of marine biodiversity, these areas are of a special interest for anybody who loves exploring especially smaller marine animals, the critters...

and going there, as a small group of up to max. 8 divers, being able to define your individual pattern... assisted by a rubber dinghy to get you right to the spot, and get picked up after dive...

Naya is equipped with a BAUER compressor and 12l-tanks. The huge deck area gives lots of space to arrange and prepare the equipment. Matthias, the Naya operations manager, is a PADI instructor and passionate underwater photographer.

Verde Island Diving excursion (2D/1N, 5 dives)

Mainly designed as a weekend excursion for Manila based divers, we offer a two-day-trip to Verde Island, starting from Laiya (app. 2hrs from Manila by car) early morning. While relaxing on the boat, we try to use the sails as much as we can to get to Verde, where we will have our first dive just before lunchtime. After dive - lunch, and an hour to relax and enjoy, eventually going for a short beach excursion. Around 2:30, second dive, followed by tea break. A chance to explore nearby beaches, before around 7pm we go for a night dive. BBQ diner on the beach, with a small bonfire... Next morning, early, after coffee and a light snack, we do an early morning dive. After that we will take a nice breakfast, relax a bit, before then around 11:30 do our last dive. After lunch we slowly return to Laiya, where we should arrive around 4:30 pm...

Package includes overnight trip on Naya, starting/ending @ Laiya, accommodation on board, 5 dives (one night dive), dive guide, tanks, weight, use of zodiac, meals, coffee, tea, water. Not included are: diving equipment, torches, soft drinks, beers and local fees. Diving education, such as PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, on request. Rental u/w camera, or a specialty course in u/w photography, on request.

Along the way you will learn: coastal navigation, essential sailing skills, how to tie the five essential knots, about marine life in the World's centre of marine biodiversity...

Start from a different location than Laiya, like Puerto Galera, Batangas, Mabini/Anilao on request. Snorkelers or freedivers are welcome, too, of course.

Minimum 4 persons; maximum 8 persons; US$250 package fee per diving person. US$200 package fee for non-divers. No previous sailing experience necessary.

Scheduled 2D/1N Laiya/Verde/Laiya, departure any day on request.

 

The Apo reef diving expedition

Laiya to Apo reef and back minimum 5 days, with Naya sailing from Laiya, Batangas, to Apo reef, passing Verde island and Puerto Galera.

Package includes liveaboard trip on Naya, starting/ending @ Laiya, accommodation on board, up to 3 dives/day (the third being either sunset- or night-dive), dive guide, tanks, weight, use of zodiac, meals, coffee, tea, water. Not included are: diving equipment, torches, soft drinks, beers and local fees. Diving education, such as PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, on request. Rental u/w camera, or a specialty course in u/w photography, on request.

We call this trip an expedition, as it is not necessarily defined to 5 days only, and it is not 100% scheduled in terms of when to dive where. That is up to your group, to discuss this with our crew, and to agree on a certain trip plan, which then can be adapted according to either you, to eventually decide to stay longer at a certain place, or weather conditions...

Along the way you will learn: coastal navigation, essential sailing skills, how to tie the five essential knots, about marine life in the World's centre of marine biodiversity...

Start from a different location than Laiya, like Puerto Galera, Batangas, Mabini/Anilao on request. Snorkelers or freedivers are welcome, too, of course.

Disembarking in a different location than Batangas area, like Mindoro, Boracay, Coron- on request.

Individually shaped liveaboard arrangements to other diving locations are possible, please contact us.

Minimum 4 persons; maximum 8 persons; US$150 divers yacht charter fee per person per day, 125 non-divers yacht charter fee per person/day. No previous sailing experience necessary.

Special (limited) offer: Pay 6 days, and go out for 7.

Scheduled 5D/4N, 6D/5N, 7D/6N or more, Laiya to Apo reef and back or on to Coron or Busuanga (on request).

 

Further options

1 day: Laiya - Baco Islands - Laiya, or Laiya - Verde - Laiya

2 days: Laiya - Sibale - Laiya, or Laiya - Baco Islands - Verde - Laiya

2 days: Laiya - Sibale - Laiya or Laiya - Baco Islands - Verde - Laiya

3 days: Laiya - Baco Islands - Anilao - Verde - Laiya, or Laiya - Sibale - Laiya

5 days: Laiya - Marinduque - Subungin - Sombrero Islands - Anima Sola Island - Burias -
            Bagababoy - Manta Bowl/Ticao - Donsol, one way, to go back via Legaspi (of course also possible the other way), or
            Laiya - Gaspar/Baltasar (3 sisters) - Dos Hermanas - Sibale - Banton - Bantoncillo - Simara - Cobrador - Romblon -
            Kabahan (Tablas South) - Caribao - Boracay, one way (of course also possible the other way), or
            Laiya - Verde - Golo - Apo Reef - Ambil - Anilao - Laiya, or
            Laiya - Anilao - Golo - Ambil - Lubang - Cabra - Verde - Laiya, or
            Laiya - Verde - Golo - Apo Reef - Busuanga - Coron, one way (of course also possible the other way)

and longer trips, with extended options. We also can offer Tubbataha reef trips (limited to the period of March-July) on request.

As Naya is a fully equipped sailing vessel, and unlike a monohull, offering a comparatively huge deck area, it is a perfect choice for a diving liveaboard trip. As a sailing boat, from the ecological point of view, it offers a special kind of `green´ diving...

It is ready to be chartered anytime for a small group of divers who like to do their individually shaped diving trips, even to regions never been dived at, and nobody has been reporting about the diving quality there.

So- if you have always been dreaming about going to a specific Philippine destination to check out diving there, please don´t hesitate to ask us. We might work out an interesting diving trip for, and with you.

Kind regards, we hope to hear from you soon,

Matthias & Captain Rico