Freediving Trip to Camotes, Philippines, 28 Mar - 1 Apr 2024

$410

Explore the scenic Camotes Islands the freediving way!

The Location

The Camotes Islands are a group of four islands located about 60km east of Cebu in the Visayas Region of the Philippines. We will dive from the north of the western island called Pacijan Island. Panoramic, tropical landscapes and a calm, deep sea are among the characteristics of Camotes. With a population estimated at roughly a hundred thousand, the islands are remote and idyllic, ideal to focus on your freediving training and calm your mind in a peaceful and natural environment. There are nearby caves, hills and lakes to explore in your leisure time.

The Diving

Our dive site is a quick boat ride away from the Camotes Freediving centre.  With its flat sea, no drift, average visibility of 25m, up to 150m depth and nearby coral reefs, this is a dream freediving location! There is also a 25m pool on site for any pool work.

Course or Training options

Molchanovs Lap to Wave (1-3) upgrades are available during this trip (you must have taken the Lap 1, 2 or 3 course before for each respective upgrade). You can also choose to do training sessions instead of a course upgrade.

If you have never taken a freediving course before, you can take the Molchanovs Lap 1 course with us in Singapore and finish the depth requirements during this trip.  

Getting to Camotes

After arriving at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, take a taxi to the Port of Danao. The taxi ride is about an hour long, and the white taxis work with taxi meter, so you don’t have to worry about getting overcharged. From Danao, take the Jomalia ferry which takes about 2 hours to arrive at Consuelo Pier, Camotes Islands. From Consuelo pier, the drive to the centre is about 20 min. You can arrange pick-ups from the pier with your accommodation. 

Getting around the island 

Driving a scooter is a convenient option, but it's also easy to hire a tricycle with a driver if you prefer not to drive. 

The Schedule 

The trip starts on 28 Mar morning and ends 1 Apr evening.

Here is an example of the daily schedule that we will have:

  • Morning: Guided stretching, meditation and visualisation, coached depth session
  • Afternoon/evening: Recreational dives/island exploration

Accommodation options

There are many options to suit different comfort levels and budgets, which are available for booking on the various booking platforms. Descriptions of each accommodation can be found here

Inclusions & Exclusions

Prices include all training and certification costs.

Accommodation, travel, meals and equipment are not included. 

Equipment

You will need a mask, snorkel, wetsuit, weight belt and weights/neckweight, lanyard and fins for the trip (optional: nose clip, yoga mat). We highly recommend that you bring your own equipment. To get kitted out, check out our store for high quality gear. Alternatively, equipment rental is available from us or Camotes Freediving.

Booking and cancellation policy
Full payment is needed to secure your spot. If you are unable to make it at the last moment, you can postpone your booking to the next depth camp but there may be a price difference that you will need to cover. 

Travel
Please check the current visa requirements for your nationality to travel to Philippines and ensure that you have the appropriate visa, if required.