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Getting to the Philippines

For Southern Visayas, (including Malapascua extension)
or 13 night Tubbataha (departing Mactan)

International Flights to Cebu


If you are taking one of our liveaboard diving safaris in the Southern Visayas, (including the 13 night Southern Visayas with Malapascua extension) or the extended 13-night Tubbataha (with a departure from Mactan!), we recommend booking your international flight into and out of Mactan International Airport, Cebu. Our yacht departure point is a 5/10 minute car ride from the airport and we include your local transfer in the trip price. You may opt to arrive into Cebu on the morning of departure, however your flight should arrive no later than 12pm. International flights after your cruise should depart no earlier than 2pm on the day of disembarkation to ensure you have enough time to check in.

Please note that the Philippines Office for Transportation Security includes 'scuba equipment' on a list of blunt instruments that are not to be carried in hand luggage on flights originating in the Philippines. We advise that all Siren guests carry all dive related equipment in their check in rather than their carry on luggage as we have had guests prohibited from carrying their regulators in their hand luggage. If you are unsure we would advise that you contact your airline for clarification.

Country Departure City Route/Airlines
Australia Sydney Sydney (SYD) - Singapore (SIN) - Cebu (CEB)
Singapore
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Sydney (SYD) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
Malaysian / PAL
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Brisbane Brisbane (BNE) - Singapore (SIN) - Cebu (CEB)
Singapore
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Perth Perth (PER) - Singapore (SIN) - Cebu (CEB)
Singapore
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China Beijing Beijing (PEK) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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Shanghai Shanghai (PVG) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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France Paris Paris (CGD) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel (TXL) - Alexandria (AXL) - Manila (MNL) Cebu (CEB)
Etihad / PAL
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Frankfurt Frankfurt (FRA) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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Frankfurt (FRA) - Alexandria (AXL) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
Etihad / PAL
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Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam (AMS) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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Amsterdam (AMS) - Taipai (TPE) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
KLM / PAL
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Spain Madrid Madrid (MAD) - Dubai (DXB) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
Emirates / PAL
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Switzerland Zurich Zurich (ZRH) - Singapore (SIN) - Cebu (CEB)
Singapore
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United Kingdom London Heathrow (LHR) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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Gatwick (LGW) - Dubai (DXB) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
Emirates / PAL
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Heathrow (LHR) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
Malaysian / PAL
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United States Chicago Chicago (ORD) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Cebu (CEB)
Korean
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Los Angeles Los Angeles (LAX) - Manila (MNL) - Cebu (CEB)
PAL
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Los Angeles (LAX) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Cebu (CEB)
Korean / PAL
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New York New York (JFK) - Hong Kong (HKG) - Cebu (CEB)
Cathay Pacific
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International Flights to Manila


If you are taking a Tubbataha itinerary that is departing from Puerto Princesa, we recommend booking your international flight into and out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila. From Manila you must take a short domestic flight to Puerto Princesa International Airport on the island of Palawan.

Please do not forget to book your domestic flight additionally and allow plenty of time for transit between flights and check ins.

Guests who are planning to arrive in Puerto Princesa on the day of embarkation are kindly asked to book flights arriving no later than 12:00. Due to local regulations, and crossing time from Puerto Princesa, it is imperative that the all guests embark at the same time to avoid unnecessary delays to departure from Puerto Princesa, and potentially missing dives as a result of such delays.

Please note that the Philippines Office for Transportation Security includes 'scuba equipment' on a list of blunt instruments that are not to be carried in hand luggage on flights originating in the Philippines. We advise that all Siren guests carry all dive related equipment in their check in rather than their carry on luggage as we have had guests prohibited from carrying their regulators in their hand luggage. If you are unsure we would advise that you contact your airline for clarification.


Country Departure City Route/Airlines
Australia Sydney Sydney (SYD) - Manila (MNL)
Qantas
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Sydney (SYD) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL)
Malaysian
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Brisbane Brisbane (BNE) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL)
Malaysian
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Perth Perth (PER) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL)
Malaysian
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China Beijing Beijing (PEK) - Manila (MNL)
Air China / PAL
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Shanghai Shanghai (PVG) - Manila (MNL)
Zest / Cebu Pacific
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France Paris Paris (CGD) - Dubai (DXB) - Manila (MNL)
Emirates
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Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel (TXL) - München (MUC) - Alexandria (AXL) - Manila (MNL)
Etihad
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Frankfurt Frankfurt (FRA) - Bangkok (BKK) - Manila (MNL)
Thai
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Frankfurt (FRA) - Alexandria (AXL) - Manila (MNL)
Etihad
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Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam (AMS) - Alexandria (AXL) - Manila (MNL)
Etihad
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Amsterdam (AMS) - Taipai (TPE) - Manila (MNL)
KLM
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Spain Madrid Madrid (MAD) - Dubai (DXB) - Manila (MNL)
Emirates
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Switzerland Zurich Zurich (ZUR) - Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Manila (MNL)
Etihad
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United Kingdom London Heathrow (LHR) - Bangkok (BKK) - Manila (MNL)
Thai
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Gatwick (LGW) - Dubai (DXB) - Manila (MNL)
Emirates
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Heathrow (LHR) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Manila (MNL)
Malaysian
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United States Chicago Chicago (ORD) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Manila (MNL)
Korean
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Los Angeles Los Angeles (LAX) - Manila (MNL)
PAL
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Los Angeles (LAX) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Manila (MNL)
Korean
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New York New York (JFK) - Incheon, South Korea (ICN) - Manila (MNL)
Korean
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International Flight Recommendations


The Philippines has two International Airports; the Ninoy Aquino Internal Airport, Manila and the Mactan International Airport, Cebu.


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Please note that the Philippines Office for Transportation Security includes 'scuba equipment' on a list of blunt instruments that are not to be carried in hand luggage on flights originating in the Philippines. We advise that all Siren guests carry all dive related equipment in their check in rather than their carry on luggage as we have had guests prohibited from carrying their regulators in their hand luggage. If you are unsure we would advise that you contact your airline for clarification.

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Philippines – Getting there


On Arrival

Citizens of most Western nations will be given a 30 day visa upon arrival. You must present a current passport, with validity of at least 6 months beyond the date of your travel, and an onward air ticket. Citizens of China and India must arrange a tourist entry visa prior to travel to the Philippines or entry will be denied. If you intend to stay longer than 30 days but less than 59 days you may obtain a multiple entry 59 day visa from your nearest Philippines consulate, prior to arrival. You may also extend your tourist visa from 30 days to 59 days, once in the country, at one of the many travel agencies for a nominal fee. It is the responsibility of our guests to ensure they have the correct visa and fulfill the requirements for entry into the Philippines.

Departure Fees & Taxes


Passengers travelling within the Philippines are required to pay airport terminal fees. These fees range from 20PHP – 200PHP for domestic flights and 750PHP for outbound international flights. Please ensure that you retain enough Philippine Peso cash to pay these fees upon departure. Both international airports in Manila and Cebu have money change facilities, however smaller airports may not so please ensure you change money before taking your domestic flight.

Further assistance


We have a dedicated travel team who are on hand to assist you with any of your domestic travel arrangements that will make your stay in the Philippines even more enjoyable. Please contact us should you wish to avail of this service, although we regret we are unable to assist with international travel at this time.

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