Notes: Children must be accompanied by at least 1 parent or legal guardian at all times. DFC accepts no responsibility for the care of the child and does not provide baby care or nanny facilities. Children under the age of 12 are entitled to 40% off the published rates. Children up to 5 years of age are free as long as they share parents bed/room.
Dive experience: Tubbataha only: Divers must have at least 50 logged dives due to safety reasons. No refund will be given and the operator will prevent guests from diving fif it inds out that the guest had less than the required logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, juice and hot drinks, local airport and hotel transfers (except for Batangas departures), dives (as detailed in the cruises above), 4 experienced English-speaking divemasters per full boat, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 30 per day), dive computer (US$ 6 per day), dive insurance, port/park fees from US$ 80 (to be paid in advance). Fuel surcharge US$ 100 (to be paid in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 12 per tank), torch, 15 liter tanks ( US$ 6 per dive), transfers from Manila to Batangas, non-diving/diving plus wellness packages (massage/yoga) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Discovery Palawan uses 3 ports:
Puerto Princesa: This port is used for cruises to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and some transit tripsto Coron. The local airport is Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS). There are direct flights from Cebu City and Manila, as well as from Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Return transfers from the local airport to the boat are provided. Boarding will be from 2-4 pm. Disembark 8 am onwards.
Cebu City: This port is used for Visayas cruises. The local airport is Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB). There are direct flights from Manila and some other Filipino cities, as well as from Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Dubai, Taiwan and China. Return transfers from the local airport to the boat are provided. Boarding will be from 2-4 pm. Disembark 8 am onwards.
Batangas: Bauan in Batangas is the port used for Apo Reef & Coron trips. It is a 3 hour drive south from Manila International Airport. Manila is the capital city and is well connected with direct flights to much of Asia, Australasia, North America and the Middle East. The national carrier is Philippine Airlines, but there are countless other major airlines that operate flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).
Transfers from the local airports to the boat are not provided. Boarding will be from 1-3 pm. Disembark 11 am onwards.
Busuanga: Coron is sometimes the port where Apo Reef & Coron trips end. There are flights to Manila from Busuanga airport (USU) with Cebu Pacific Air, Zest Air or PAL Express. Busuanga airport is 1 hour by road from Coron Port. Disembark 11 am onwards.
The last dive of the trip will be at lunch time on the penultimate day. Disembarkation and local airport/hotel transfers will be at 8 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the full published price (Tubbataha only).
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests, and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a stateroom free of charge (total 9+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 30% off the published rate for a full boat, approximately equivalent to: Pay for 23 guests and 9 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 32 guests).