Price: From USD 4595
Travel between: 08 Dec 22 to 17 Dec 22
Book between: 08 Aug 22 and 30 Nov 22
Want to learn more about sharks?
This 9-night custom trip will introduce you to the marine biodiversity of the Philippines. Expect to see schools of sardines, thresher sharks, white tips, whale sharks, schooling fish, vivid corals, magnificent walls, incredible rock formations, and astounding critters.
- Want To Know More About What You See Underwater?
- Want To Learn More About Sharks?
- Want To Hear More About Marine Conservation?
- This trip is for you!
Dates: 8 to 17 December 2022
Spend your evenings enjoying gourmet cuisine with nightly informative sessions by your tour leader, marine scientist Gonzalo (Gonzo) Ataraujo. This route embarks and returns to Atlantis Dumaguete, and dive spots include Moalboal and Pescador Island, Malapascua, Southern Leyte and Balicasag. You can add nights at the resort pre or post trip for a special rate.
About your tour leader: Gonzalo (Gonzo) Ataraujo
Gonzo is a marine scientist and conservationist. He has been working with marine megafauna research and conservation for 10 years. Originally from Argentina, he moved to the UK at 18, and onwards to the Philippines when he was 26 where he worked full-time on marine megafauna research and conservation. In 2020 he founded Marine Research and Conservation Foundation (MARECO), a marine conservation charity working to conserve marine biodiversity through charismatic species and collaborative work.
He works with a variety of different species, like turtles and rays, and with an extensive array of methods including tagging, genetics and citizen science.
Gonzalo Araujo, Ph.D., completed his doctorate in whale shark ecology and holds an MSc. in Management Science & Operational Research from the University of Warwick, UK and a BSc. in Biotechnology from the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group and a Kinship Conservation Fellow.