Experience the Most Biodiverse Marine Habitat on the Planet

What the Trip is Like

This trip is Level 3, Moderate. It is relaxed enough to allow ample time for photography, snorkeling, and exploration by dinghy. On any trip of this nature, however, it is impossible to predict what the weather will have in store and activities often vary with each day. Because the primary focus of the trip is snorkeling, we require that trip members know how to swim, have previous snorkeling experience, and bring their own good quality, well-fitted equipment, including mask, snorkel, and fins. Try out your gear in a swimming pool before you go to make sure that it works for you and is comfortable. There is ample time for both scheduled snorkels and free snorkeling, and for the most part the water time is “at your own pace.” We will have a “refresher” snorkel in calm waters at the beginning of the trip, and there will be several drift snorkels (with some current) during the trip. On a couple of the days, there can be a very strong current. We usually have two to three snorkeling adventures each day of two or three hours each. Our shore landings are “wet” (which involves stepping out of the dinghy and wading to shore). Kayaking experience is not necessary, and we should have the option to use our inflatable kayaks or paddleboards a couple of times throughout the trip. The cook on board prepares simple and tasty meals, a mix of Asian and Western styles with plenty of seafood. There are a few opportunities to hike, which will involve either a steep muddy hill in the jungle that can be slippery, or climbing up the limestone that requires use of your hands for balance. The sea conditions are generally calm, but unexpected squalls or high winds can create rough sea conditions. There is a higher chance of rough seas on two of our sailing days when we are in less protected waters.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


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