Custom-built as a liveaboard in 2013, the Infiniti is a luxury, 39-meter-long vessel that has recently transitioned from its home in the Andaman Islands to the Philippines. It’s designed across four decks to ensure there’s plenty of space for up to 22 guests while being equipped with world-class navigation systems and safety equipment.
The Infiniti operates week-long itineraries to the remote Tubbataha Reef, as well as to explore the magnificent underwater worlds of the Visayas, Bohol and Malapascua Island. The outstanding and varied dive sites on their Philippines liveaboard trips will see you encounter incredible shark life, spectacular wrecks and pristine coral reefs, coupled with warm hospitality and friendly service above the water.
There are 11 newly renovated cabins aboard the Infiniti liveaboard, with five on the Lower Deck, four on the Main Deck and two on the Upper Deck.
There are five well-appointed Standard Cabins on the Lower Deck, all of which feature twin beds, air conditioning, flatscreen TVs and safety boxes. They have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers and small porthole windows. Two of the standard cabins can accommodate 3 guests (upper bunk).
There are six Deluxe Cabins (four on the Main Deck and two on the Upper Deck), which feature twin beds, air conditioning, flatscreen TVs and safety boxes. They have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers and large picture windows for taking in the sea views.
Healthy and delicious buffet-style meals are served three times a day on-board the Infinity liveaboard, including a hot breakfast to start the day. You can expect to dine on cuisine from around the world at lunch and dinner, complemented by a range of local Filipino favorites. Most special dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notification, so let the team know at the time of booking.
Fresh fruits and snacks are served in between dives so you’ll never go hungry, with tea, coffee, water and soft drinks available throughout the day. Complimentary alcoholic beverages are also accessible via a self-serve refrigerator that guests are welcome to help themselves to throughout their Philippines liveaboard itineraries.
The Main Deck of the Infinity features a beautiful indoor lounge with comfortable sofas and a large flatscreen TV, as well as a well-stocked library of books, DVDs, magazines and board games. It’s also here that you’ll find the dining room where meals are served and briefings are held before each of the dives.
There’s an outdoor lounge where you can relax with a drink while taking in the breathtaking sea views, as well as a huge sundeck with cushioned loungers and hammocks where you can sunbathe, stargaze or do morning yoga.
The Infiniti liveaboard is custom-designed for divers, with a spacious dive deck that’s equipped with personal dive stations and freshwater rinsing areas. Three to four dives are offered each day (including night dives), with all diving conducted from the vessel’s two 5-metre-long RIBs. The dive team on the Infiniti is comprised of highly-experienced dive professionals who will tailor dives to suit your interests.
The Infiniti is equipped with Bauer compressors and Nitrox is available free for certified divers. A full line of high-quality rental gear is available onboard, with weights and tanks provided complimentarily.
The Infiniti boasts a brand new camera room with several charging stations, counter space, shelves and drawers, as well as a computer and freshwater tanks specifically for camera equipment. Underwater photographers can expect to capture footage of coral-adorned walls and fascinating wrecks during their Philippines dive vacation, as well as come face-to-face with big pelagics and incredible macro life.
Divers can join one of the Infiniti’s week-long itineraries to the Tubbataha Reef from Puerto Princessa, visiting the Malayan Wreck, Wall Street and Shark Airport, or opt for their liveaboard trip to the Visayas and Bohol departing from Cebu. Explore the coral gardens of Pescador Island and the current-swept sites of Sumilon, as well as the spectacular marine life of Apo Island and Bohol’s Cabilao Island. The Infiniti also offers a 12-day transition trip from Puerto Princessa to Cebu, taking in the best dive sites along the way.
The Philippines experiences a tropical year-round climate, with temperatures ranging from around 78°F (25°C) to 90°F (33°C). December to March is marked by the northeast monsoon when strong winds usually arrive while April to June tends to be dry and warm with little wind. July through to November sees the southwest monsoon arrive, bringing rain and high humidity. Water temperatures range from around 75-88°F (24-27°C) throughout the year and most guests are comfortable in a 3-5mm long wetsuit.