The Infiniti, a 39-meter (133-foot) steel vessel, accommodates 22 guests in 11 cabins. Her itineraries include Tubbataha, Visayas, Bohol, Malapascua, Leyte & Wrecks of Coron.
A word from Dom : "The Infiniti, after a successful tenure in the Andaman Islands, moved to the Philippines where she adds a mid-sized option to the previous mix of liveaboards. Although the cabins are frankly a bit 1970's, she has lots of deck space, nice interior living areas and the crew runs a very good operation."...... Dominick Macan
2 upper deck DOUBLE / TWIN cabins double bed or 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window 4 main deck TWIN cabins 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window 3 lower deck TRIPLE cabins 2 lower twin beds with 1 twin bed above & porthole 2 lower deck TWIN cabins two with 2 adjacent twin beds .... 1 with bunk beds ... & porthole
All have private bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning, TVs & plenty of storage.
up to 4 dives per day all from the dive tenders 12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) 15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost) scuba gear rental (by advance request) nitrox water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
accommodation & diving meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts shore excursions (within the program) airport transfers (within 5km of the airport)
international & domestic airfare spirits scuba rental gear (by advance request) 15 liter tanks & nitrox National Park & port fees fuel surcharge
SPACIOUS & RELAXED
Infiniti offers plenty of space for her 22 guests. There are multiple relaxation lounges including a huge partially-covered sun deck with cushioned loungers and hammocks. There's also a comfortable outdoor stern lounge on the upper deck with a self-serve beverage bar. On this deck, you'll also find a big camera room with several charging stations and plenty of counter space, shelves and drawers for camera equipment and your photography requirements.Two of the guest cabins are also on the upper deck.
The large, attractive & air-conditioned indoor lounge is located on the main deck and is well stocked with entertainment features. Four guest cabins are located on this deck and, of course, the dive deck is found at the stern end. The lower deck hosts the additional 5 guest cabins.
Infiniti is well-equipped for scuba diving with a large shaded dive deck, personal diving stations, available scuba gear ... and excellent camera facilities.
Nutritious meals and refreshments are prepared onboard & usually served buffet style in the large dining room. Fresh fruit & snacks are always available. The kitchen team serves up delicious cuisine from all over world including Thai, Filipino, Chinese, Indian and Western. Water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine are free of charge and liquors are available for purchase on boat. Please let us know well in advance if you have dietary restrictions.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Deck & cabin layout, the yacht specifications, equipment & safety features ....open
Length: 39 meters Beam: 8 meters Draft: 1.8m Cruising Speed: 8 knots Gear: Full set of 25+ Scubapro Gear Fuel capacity: 20,000 liters
Engines: 2 X 650 HP Cummins Water Capacity: 26,000 liters Generator: 2 X 80 KVA Cummins Compressor: 3 X 250 LPM BAUER Nitrox:Nuvair Membrane and LP comp Water makers: Annovi Reverberi, Sea Recovery
Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Life Rafts Emergency Oxygen Kit Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
Depending on the time of year, Infiniti operates cruises to Tubbataha, Visayas & Bohol, and Malapascua & Leyte. 6-day or 7-day trips are generally the norm although longer trips are occasionally offered.
View the highlights of these trips .......open
The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year
Sample itinerary information
Visayas & Bohol (Cebu - Cebu) ...October to February
Here you'll dive into shimmering shoals of sardines on one dive, followed by a dive in shallow coral gardens, then some great wall diving where clownfish, frogfish & triggerfish hang out. Other dives bring black tip shark, silver tuna, dogtooth tuna, giant trevallies lots of reef fish and also macro marine critters.
Malapascua & Leyte (Cebu - Cebu) ...October to February
Malapascua region is a divers dream destination in large part due to sightings of the elusive thresher sharks,, but also White Tip Alley, Nudibranch City & the sea snake sanctuary at Gato Island. You'll be sure to see spectacularly colored nudibranchs, white tip reef sharks, flamboyant cuttlefish, tuna and jacks in addition to lovely coral gardens alive with a variety of macro life. There's also 2reck diving at Lighthouse Wreck and the Dona Marilyn wreck for experienced divers.
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (Puerto Princesa - Puerto Princesa) ... March to June
Tubbataha Reef is actually two coral Atolls, north & south. Scientists have counted 600 species of fish and 300 species of corals. On your dives you'll find nesting turtles, graceful dolphins, dozen species of sharks, stunning corals and fish galore.
You'll want to schedule international flights to Manila Airport (MNL) then fly on to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) or Puerto Princessa International Airport (PPS) ... each a short flight from Manila.
Routes for Visayas & Bohol and Malapascua & Leyte: Arrival and departure airport will be Cebu Mactan Airport.
Routes for Tubbataha: Arrival and departure airport will be Puerto Princesa International Airport.
On embarkation day, Infiniti staff will pick you up from the airport or your hotel. Check in time is from 11 am onward on the day of departure. The boat leaves at 5 pm. Snacks and hot and cold beverages will be available for you while you are settling down and will be followed by dinner. Check out time is 8 am on the day of the disembarkation. Breakfast will be served on board and the staff will transport you to the airport or to your hotel.