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Philippines Scuba Diving Liveaboards Diving Package Tubbataha




Rate Per  Diver  1,900.-

LOA                                 34,60 m

Beam                               7 m
Draft                                2,60 m
GRT                                 156 T
NT                                    47 T
Construction Year            1974
Total Refit                        1994-1996-2010
Engine                              Cummins 805 hp 8 cylinders
Generators 220 volts       160 kva AC, 45 kva AC, 35 kva AC
Power Supply                  220 volts and 24 volts
Fuel                                 20 tons
Sailing Range                   + / - 3000 miles at 9,5 knots cruising speed
Water                             14000 liters
Electronics                      Radar Furuno 72 miles, Depthsounder Furuno, SSB Icom M700
                                       VHF Icom IC - M56, Navtex, 2 GPS, Sarsat, emergency beacon
Safety Equipment           According to SOLAS regulations
Tenders                          27 footer 75 hp Yamaha
                                       21 footer hp Yamaha

Crew                             10 + diving team


Guest Cabins                  Accommodations for 16 passengers in 8 cabins
                                      6 cabins with 1 twin bed and 1 single bed
                                      2 cabins with 2 single beds
                                      4 bathroom/toilets twin shared between two cabins
                                      Each cabin with (remote-control) air conditioners

Crew Cabins                  4 cabins: 2 triples and 2 doubles
                                     1 bathroom with shower and toilet

Other Features              Inside saloon with bar and tele/video/stereo
                                      Fully equipped galley + cold room + dry store room
                                      Deck saloon and upper platform for dining room
                                      Aft deck platform with diving benches and diving platform + hydraulic crane 1.5t

Diving Locker                 2 lockers - 1 for storage and 1 for maintenance and spare parts
Scientific Lockers           2 lockers with aircon               

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.Transfer from the airport to M/Y Vasco. Early arrivals will have the chance to do some last minute shopping and lunch in the city. Service starts with a welcome drink and a boat briefing followed by dinner before departure to Tubbataha Reefs. The ship will lift anchor at approximately 5-6 pm.
Day 2
: Arrival in Tubbataha early in the morning. One diving day includes 4 dives.
Day 3-5:
 Diving days in Tubbataha.
Day 6:
 Departure late afternoon for Puerto Princesa.
Day 7:
 Arrival early morning in Puerto Princesa. Breakfast will be enjoyed before transfer from M/Y Vasco to the airport.

Price: USD $ 1,995 per pax - Regular Trip/Transition Trip
2016 Schedule
Date Trip
March 23 - 30,  2016 Transition Trip 1
March 31 - April 6, 2016 Regular
April 7 - 13, 2016 Regular
April 14 - 20, 2016 Regular
April 21 - 27, 2016 Regular
April 29 - May 3, 2016 Regular
May 5 - 11, 2016 Regular
May 12 - 18, 2016 Regular
May 19 - 25, 2016 Regular
May 26 - June 1, 2016 Regular
June 2 - 9, 2016 Transition Trip 2
Tubbataha - Schedules and Rates 2016

For the Transition trip to Tubbataha , Port of embarkation is Anilao, Batangas. Disembarkation will be Port of Puerto Princesa

For Regular Trips, Ports of embarkation & disembarkation is Puerto Princesa (PPS)

For the Transition trip at the end of the season, Port of embarkation is Port of Puerto Princesa. Disembarkation will be at the Anilao, Batangas.

Guests are requested to be on board by 4 pm . There will be a boat briefing at 5 pm and ship will lift anchor by 7 pm.
On the day of disembarkation, guests are disembarked after breakfast . (8 am onwards)

Round trip airport to ship transfers are provided only from Puerto Princesa.




  • Full board accommodation in a twin sharing cabin.
  • Meals, snacks, tea, coffee, juice and drinking water.
  • Diving (4 non deco dives a day), service of a dive master, full dive tanks and weights belts.


  • International or domestic air transportation, hotels and meals before and after the cruise.
  • Dive, travel and medical insurances.
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits.
  • Tips, laundry.
  • Diving equipment rental.
  • Nitrox fills.
  • Park fees of $75 usd  additional for Tubbataha  apply for regular trips.  
  • Park Fees of Php 4,500 pesos additional for Tubbataha  and Apo Reef apply for Transition trips.
Tubbataha ? How to go there ?
Inbound guests who will be going to Tubbataha has to take domestic flight out of Manila to Puerto Princesa and back. Philippine Airlines and Air Philippines are flying to this route

In the center of the Sulu Sea lies the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. Declared a World Heritage site by the World Conservation Union in 1993, the park is composed of 2 coral atolls separated by an 8 km (5 mile) wide channel. These picturesque tropical atolls, known as North and South Tubbataha, host an amazing variety of reef tropical, turtles and large pelagics. Manta and Eagle rays, white and black tip reef sharks, nurse, shovelnose, leopard and hammerhead sharks are common. Schools of jacks and snappers congregate on the wall. While sleek barracudas patrol. Terrain ranges from gentle slope to sheer walls in excess of 914 meters(3000ft)! The spectacular explosion of life and color make this an experience never to be forgotten.



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