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Explore the Coral Triangle at Puerta Galera

If you have never dived in the Pacific Ocean’s Coral Triangle, you have missed out on the perhaps the lushest diving the world has to offer. Puerta Galera on the Philippine island of Mindoro is the perfect launching point to try it. The Verde Island Passage cuts Mindoro off from Luzon, the biggest island in the Philippines. Dolphins and pilot whales play about in the channel and you have a good chance of spotting them.

The area is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, but there is one superstar species that stands out: seahorses. Dive sites such as Giant Clams are abundant with the little chaps drifting between corals and sponges. If you want something a bit edgier, you can dive the wreck of the cargo ship Alma Jane, which was deliberately sunk in 2003 to provide an artificial reef. She is 35m long and lies upright at 30m. The fish who explore her alongside you include batfish, snappers and lionfish.

If the spirit of adventure takes you, then Shark Cave is the dive for you. You can see whitetip sharks flitting through the shadows. It’s down at 28m so not one for beginners.

Because the dive sites are all close to the shore, you can comfortably do a number of dives in a day spending recovery intervals on dry land.

Puerta Galera is well developed, but not to excess. It has very pretty waterfalls, such as the Talipanan Falls on Mount Talipanan where you can see monkeys if you get up early; or the Tamaraw Falls which cascade from a wooded ravine. You can soak yourself in pools at the bottom. For something less active, you can put your head through the door of the tiny Excavation Museum which includes some examples of local pottery artefacts dug up over the years.

We also offer diving packages elsewhere in the Philippines, other favourite spots are Coron, which has incredible wreck diving, based around a dozen Japanese navy boats sunk by the Americans during the Second World War and Sangat where you can spot sharks.

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Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh

Destination: Manado
Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh, Dive Best of the Worlds! Bunaken and Lembeh combine to offer world-class diving, with a fantastic variety of dive sites and an incredible marine biodiversity. Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life in huge concentration. Diving in and around Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, but also includes several beautiful coral slopes. Dive Bunaken National Park and Manado with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center: offering more than 50 different dive sites, most of them within the park. The variety of both fish and soft coral is outstanding, making this area one of the top places in the world with regards to biodiversity. World famous for its macro life, Lembeh is most probably simply the best place in the world for macro photography! Lembeh Strait plays host to a cornucopia of weird and wonderful creatures to be found here and here alone and dive in Lembeh Strait is a unique experience with no equals in the world. Dive with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort: they moor over shallow black sandy slopes where seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the inimicus devilfish, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, flying gurnards, wonderpus, mimic, blue ring and coconut octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, Ambon scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish, ribbon eels and many other species. Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive resort, is the only operator to offer you to dive Lembeh with all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a dive liveaboard. WHEN TO GO: Jan to Dec: Departures 6 times per week throughout the year. April to October high season. 30 May 2019 10 Nights Manado and Lembeh from £1899.00 per person including flights from Heathrow. Other dates are available. Price includes in Manado Transfers in Manado Eco Divers Manado @ Mercure 5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned Superior Room (double/twin sharing) 5 days of boat diving on Air (3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Eco Divers Resort Lembeh 5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing) 4 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Airport transfers Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this magical Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh and for further information.
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Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh
Destination: Manado

Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh, Dive Best of the Worlds!

Bunaken and Lembeh combine to offer world-class diving, with a fantastic variety of dive sites and an incredible marine biodiversity.

Most of the reefs of the Bunaken National Marine Park are rich and unspoilt, with pristine and abundant soft coral and fish life in huge concentration.

Diving in and around Bunaken is mostly wall diving and drift diving, but also includes several beautiful coral slopes. Dive Bunaken National Park and Manado with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Center: offering more than 50 different dive sites, most of them within the park. The variety of both fish and soft coral is outstanding, making this area one of the top places in the world with regards to biodiversity.

World famous for its macro life, Lembeh is most probably simply the best place in the world for macro photography! Lembeh Strait plays host to a cornucopia of weird and wonderful creatures to be found here and here alone and dive in Lembeh Strait is a unique experience with no equals in the world.

Dive with Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort: they moor over shallow black sandy slopes where seahorses and nudibranchs are in abundance. Then there are the inimicus devilfish, pegasus sea moths, frogfish, flying gurnards, wonderpus, mimic, blue ring and coconut octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, Ambon scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish, ribbon eels and many other species.

Eco Divers, a PADI 5 Star Dive resort, is the only operator to offer you to dive Lembeh with all the comfort of a resort combined with the convenience of a dive liveaboard.

WHEN TO GO:
Jan to Dec: Departures 6 times per week throughout the year. April to October high season.

30 May 2019 10 Nights Manado and Lembeh from £1899.00 per person including flights from Heathrow. Other dates are available.

Price includes in Manado
Transfers in Manado

Eco Divers Manado @ Mercure
5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned Superior Room (double/twin sharing)
5 days of boat diving on Air (3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water

Eco Divers Resort Lembeh
5 nights’ accommodation in an air-conditioned room (double/twin sharing)
4 days of boat diving on Air (up to 3 guided day-dives per day), with cylinders & weights Full Board Meal Plan, including mineral water Airport transfers

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this magical Dive Manado, Bunaken and Lembeh and for further information.

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30 May 2019
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Floating boat market of Thailand

Bangkok & Phuket

Destination: Bangkok & Phuket
Bangkok & Phuket in April Enhance your Thailand holiday with a city break in thrilling Bangkok with its fabulous markets and shopping, vibrant nightlife, historic Grand Palace and temples before embarking on a beach stay in picturesque Phuket. 25 April 3 Nights at Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok & 7 Nights at Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket including flights from £1439.00 per person. 4* Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok 3 nights on Room Only in a Superior Room Located at the heart Sukhumvit, the Rembrandt Hotel is just a short walk or complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle ride to a major interchange on the Skytrain network that links all the main shopping and tourist areas. 4* Plus Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket 7 nights on Room & Breakfast in a Jungle Room At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing twin Center Holiday to Bangkok & Phuket and for further information.
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Bangkok & Phuket
Destination: Bangkok & Phuket
Floating boat market of Thailand

Bangkok & Phuket in April

Enhance your Thailand holiday with a city break in thrilling Bangkok with its fabulous markets and shopping, vibrant nightlife, historic Grand Palace and temples before embarking on a beach stay in picturesque Phuket.

25 April 3 Nights at Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok & 7 Nights at Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket including flights from £1439.00 per person.

4* Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok
3 nights on Room Only in a Superior Room

Located at the heart Sukhumvit, the Rembrandt Hotel is just a short walk or complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle ride to a major interchange on the Skytrain network that links all the main shopping and tourist areas.

4* Plus Marina Phuket Resort, Phuket
7 nights on Room & Breakfast in a Jungle Room

At the end of golden Karon Beach, this relaxed resort is just minutes from the sands and shops of Phuket’s second largest resort but feels amazingly remote thanks to its hideaway jungle setting.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing twin Center Holiday to Bangkok & Phuket and for further information.

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25 April 2019
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March Red Sea Specials

Destination: Aqaba/Eilat
March Red Sea Specials; last flights to Aqaba and Ovda Saturday 16th March Gatwick/Aqaba 7 Nights at the Mina Hotel, Aqaba on a bed & breakfast basis from £405.00 per person Including flights, hand baggage only and transfers. Wednesday 6th March Luton/Eilat 7 Nights at the C Hotel, Eilat on a bed & breakfast basis from £499.00 per person including flights, hold baggage and transfers Other March dates, Hotels, boards Available Please Note:  direct flights to Eilat and Aqaba end late March Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book March Red Sea Specials and for further information.
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March Red Sea Specials
Destination: Aqaba/Eilat

March Red Sea Specials; last flights to Aqaba and Ovda

Saturday 16th March Gatwick/Aqaba
7 Nights at the Mina Hotel, Aqaba on a bed & breakfast basis from £405.00 per person
Including flights, hand baggage only and transfers.

Wednesday 6th March Luton/Eilat
7 Nights at the C Hotel, Eilat on a bed & breakfast basis from £499.00 per person
including flights, hold baggage and transfers

Other March dates, Hotels, boards Available

Please Note:  direct flights to Eilat and Aqaba end late March

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book March Red Sea Specials and for further information.

Price From
£405
Bed & Breakfast
Price From
£405
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