TALIKUD Island, the biggest islet that belongs to Island Garden City of Samal, has long been an attraction for divers and island hoppers around Davao Gulf.

Passenger boats ply the area to and from Davao's Sta. Ana Wharf daily, making it accessible within an hour's reach.

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Resorts like Dayang, Babusanta, Isla Reta, and Leticia by the Sea are often visited by tourists for its pristine white shores, dive spots and coral walls.

Today, it becomes more accessible to beach lovers because Wind and Wave Davao, an accredited Padi Dive Center in Southern Philippines and the most well known with certified dive instructors and experienced dive masters, has recently launched Talikud as the new adventure island destination.

Packaging it in a Corporate Island Tour Getaway, the launch was held in Dayang Beach Resort, where a dive shop was opened to provide environmental aqua sports activities combined with exciting group tours in one fun package.

Activities included are kayaking, diving, banana boat riding, snorkeling, wake boarding and jetski riding complete with island tours and activities designed for corporate team building, outdoor seminars and conferences, or purely for relaxation and camaraderie.

This package comes with a good buffet lunch.

Equipped with the most complete and experienced aqua sports facility in the region, Wind and Wave Davao offers dive and island tours, boat rentals and fun aqua sports packages like the Bubble Walk, Kite Boarding, Wind Surfing, Parasailing, and land equipment rental such as ATV tours.

Promotional rates are given for Organized Day Dive (P1,150 per person) in different dive sites in Samal, Diving 101 for Beginners (P1,150), and Barkadahan Package (P450 per person), organized island hopping tours around Talikud Island.

These packages include a personal CD copy of photos and video clips during the activities.

To avail of these exciting adventures, email info@windandwavedavao.com or check out www.windandwavedavao.com. For reservations, call Wind and Wave Davao office at 305-3483 (DIVE) or 300-3483 (DIVE).

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