2023 Dates: July 8-14th


More than 7,000 islands. Deserted beaches lined with tilting coconut trees. Protected marine parks  like giant tropical fish bowls. a dream swimming destination.

This trip provides access to some of the Philippines' most impressive swimming destinations (including the famous Apo Island) whilst at the same time bringing a spot of luxury and pampering in a tranquil boutique resort.

apo cropThe Philippines is an archipelago of over 7000 islands divided into three regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Bashi Channel to the north the Sulu and the Celebes Seas to the south - this group of islands boasts more than 15,500 kilometres of coastline ... perfect for swimming. 

In true SwimQuest style, our Philippines tour provides a great balance of swimming and relaxation in one of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet. This trip is based on the island of Negros in the Western Visayas. Remote and tropical, we are perfectly positioned to enjoy the colourful corals and wonder at the varied marine life, including huge shoals of fish, turtles, rays and whale sharks.


  • Places available from £2,599pp
  • This trip is ideal for anyone looking for a luxurious week away, with a combination of swimming and time to relax.
  • A total distance of approximately 5-6km / day split into two swims (you are welcome to swim as much or as little of this as you like)
  • This trip runs from Saturday – Friday
  • Non-swimmers are welcome to join the trip and can be on the boat if they wish. A 10% discount is offered to non-swimmers.
  • Spa facilities and yoga also available (one yoga session free, others at an extra cost)
  • Max group size 12
  • Water temperature is approximately 28oC
  • Everything included except transport to Dumaguete airport, evening meals and any alcohol purchases or in resort extras
  • The easiest way to arrive is to fly to Manila and then get a short flight to Dumaguete, where we can pick you up.


  • Six night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Suite Room at Atmosphere Resort (based on sharing a double or twin suite. Single, private rooms are available for a supplement of £725pp)
  • Breakfast and lunches (from breakfast on Sunday morning, to breakfast on Friday morning)
  • Dumaguete airport transfers
  • Transfer to Dumaguete city for dinner and drinks on one evening
  • Complimentary filtered drinking water, fruit, tea and coffee in rooms
  • All marine sanctuary fees
  • A full guided swimming itinerary, based on two swims a day
  • Qualified SwimQuest guide/s
  • Boat cover, including a local ocean guide
  • Optional stroke video analysis and one-to-one swim coaching sessions
  • Optional marine life seminar
  • 1 x complimentary Introduction to Yoga class
  • All government taxes
  • A 10L SwimQuest dry bag and a SwimQuest swim cap
  • VAT


  • Travel to and from Dumaguete airport
  • Additional drink and alcohol purchases
  • Evening meals
  • Wetsuit hire (please bring your own wetsuit if you would like to swim in one)
  • Local tips
  • Any additional items or activities you may wish to participate in outside of the tour schedule (e.g. spa treatments etc).


Atmosphere Resort and Spa

We chose Atmosphere to be our SwimQuest resort partner because they offer a fantastic level of service in a tranquil location. The resort is perfectly situated for our swimming itinerary, minimising transfer times to swim locations. Atmosphere Resort also offers a number of dining spaces, a Sanctuary Spa, poolside bar, yoga and fitness classes as well as a 5* PADI CDC Dive Centre.
Hotel Check-in:     2pm
Hotel Check-out:  12pm


SwimQuest guests will stay in the beautiful Deluxe Suite Rooms, each with their own outdoor tropical bathroom, hammock on the terrace and a pocket garden.
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Twin or double share Deluxe Suite Rooms are allocated as standard. Should you wish to book your own private room, a £725 supplement applies. Please indicate on your booking form (under the BOOK tab) if you would like a room of your own.