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MY Discovery Palawan
From USD 368 per day
162 ft
Max 32
At a glance...
  • Cruises Tubbataha, Apo Reef & Coron
  • All cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • Dedicated camera room
  • Top deck bar
  • Huge steel-hulled liveaboard

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MV Discovery Palawan is a huge steel-hulled liveaboard with an impressive length of 49m. It cruises around the regions of Tubbataha (6 nights), as well as the wrecks of Coron and Apo Reef (mini-cruises of just 4 nights) - some of the best dive sites in the Philippines.

This enormous liveaboard has acres of space to hang out in. Although it is constructed to accommodate up to 32 guests, normally there are fewer and there is always a quiet spot somewhere on board. The air-conditioned saloon on the main deck is huge and has comfortable booth style seating. Here is where you can find the audio-visual entertainment system and library of books and magazines, including a good array of fish ID books for all those new species you will be encountering. Guests can also use the onboard sea kayaks.

You will either dine here or in the shaded open air dining area on the bar deck where, unsurprisingly, you can also enjoy a cocktail from the bar as the sun sets on another glorious day.

There is also the sun deck for catching rays and 2 more shaded relaxation spots as well as the dedicated camera room for tinkering with your equipment. The 20 cabins all have air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms and are located across the 2 lower decks of the boat. Nitrox is available, and diving is conducted via 3 RIBs that will take you to the sites where you can backroll into paradise.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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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 if it finds 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 (8 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 30 per day), dive computer (US$ 8 per day), dive insurance, port/park fees from US$ 80 to US$ 135 (to be paid in advance). Fuel surcharge US$ 150 (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. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

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.
For more details, including airlines, see our Philippines travel information section.

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 50% 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).

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
20 cabins: 16 Standard double/twin cabins on the lower deck (13 twins, 2 with Queen bed, and 1 with 1 double and 2 single beds) plus 4 Upper deck double/twin bed cabins.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Windows on the main and upper deck, portholes on the lower deck
  • Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, towels, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Mains outlet 220 and 110 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Bedding and storage space

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by divemasters


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