Built in 2019, MBca Del Agos is a 26m 'banca'-style liveaboard boat. It operates economy mini-dive safaris to Apo Reef and the world famous wrecks of Coron every week of the year.
The Agos accommodates a maximum of just 12 divers, in dormitory bunk beds or double bed accommodation. Guests share 2 bathrooms. Food is plentiful, awesome, and courtesy of the resident chef. For those that dare, try the local moonshine and sea juice but remember to stay safe and enjoying the diving first! The boat can also cater for vegetarians and vegans - just let us know in advance.
Agos is one the few boats that specializes in the Apo Reef Marine National Park all year round. Situated on the western part of Occidental Mindoro, it is one of the crown jewels of Philippine scuba diving. It boasts incredible bio-diversity, being home to 450 coral species and 300 species of fish. The crystal clear water with up to 30m visibility will allow divers to spot schooling barracuda, giant trevally, jackfish, manta-, eagle-, and marble rays, hammerhead- and grey reef sharks, as well as octopus, nudibranchs, and seahorses. Apo Reef offers the best of both worlds in terms of pelagics sightings and macro life.
Agos has twin engines and cruises at 7-12 knots, using outriggers for greater stability. There are 2 compressors onboard, and diving is conducted from the mothership or a 6m motorized fiberglass tender. Underwater cameras and batteries can be recharged using the 220V solar panels. When not diving, guests can make use of the onboard paddleboard and kayaks to explore the local area.
Dive experience: A minimum of 20 logged dives required.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental US$ 8 per day. port and park fees (Apo Reef: US$ 70, Coron: US$ 30). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash (PHP, PayPal and Ewallet (Gcash/Maya)).
Optional extras: Local transfers to and from the boat, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, dive computer rental US$ 4 per day, torch US$ 5 per day, 15 litre tank US$ 8 per day, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: These cruises depart from Lualhati Park, Coron Bay on Busuanga Island (airport code: USU). You can fly there from Manila (MNL). 3 and 5 night safaris meet and check in at 7 am and depart at 8 am. 2 night tours check in at 1 pm and depart at 2 pm. Return boat transfers to and from the local airport/hotels are provided upon request.
On 2 and 5 night safaris the last dive will be at 9 am, on 3 night trips the last dive will be at 5:30 am. Then the boat returns to port for disembarkation at 1 pm. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more information see our Philippines travel information section.
Non-diver rate: 50% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or add 30% to the normal published price for their own double bed.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 11 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge (total 12 guests).