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MBca del Agos
From USD 181 per day
86 ft
Max 12
At a glance...
  • Economy mini-dive safaris from Coron
  • Specializes in Coron wrecks and Apo Reef all year round
  • Maximum of only 12 guests per cruise
  • Paddleboard and sea kayaks

Customer reviews

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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.

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by divemasters

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by divemasters

More Trip Details...

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 (worn condition) US$ 9 per day. port and park fees (Apo Reef: US$ 61, Coron: US$ 34). 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 between airport to Coron town US$ 4 per person per way, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, dive computer rental US$ 4 per day, torch US$ 5 per day, 15 litre tank US$ 9 per day, dive insurance. 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: These cruises depart from Coron Port, Coron Town on Busuanga Island (airport code: USU). You can fly there from Manila (MNL). 3 and 5 night safaris meet and check in at 9-10 am and depart around noon or as soon as the coast guard give permission. 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 details, including airlines, 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).

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by divemasters

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Agos can accommodate 12 guests on the main deck - 8 in a twin bunk bed dormitory, and 4 in 2 double bed rooms. The guests share 2 bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Fan cooled
  • Windows
  • Shared bathroom with toilet, hand basin, shower
  • Soap, shampoo and towels
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Bedside table
  • Storage for luggage
  • Mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • Fire alams, fie extinguishers, life jackets
  • 220V electricity with round 2-pin sockets - available 24-hrs per day
No. of bathrooms / showers - 2 / 2 - cold water

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by divemasters

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Average
"The crew was nice, the food was good, but the overall hygiene situation wasn't - the boat need some love. Bathroom is dark, which gives the aspect of not being clean, together with the lack of pump in the bathroom. There was no soap to clean your hands, nor alcohol gel available for the guests. The security briefing and presentation of crew was quick and incomplete - we were not sure of who was in charge if anything would happen. The equipment overall is old and ripped, the BCDs more than once had leaking problems. The boat had an outside area with no comfort for us to stay in between dives. Just your own bed." - , Brazil, 27 March 2023 ...

Customer rating - Good
"Overall I was happy about my trip. The staff were helpful in general. My guide was good since he's quite attentive and grabbed me when there's a strong current. The boat facilities were very basic. There was poo on the washroom floor one day and it was there for the whole day. I stepped my foot into an empty space in the aisle one night. Luckily it wasn't large enough for my whole body to go through otherwise I'd have fallen directly into the sea. But I still got a large bruise. Also the headroom for the upper bed is too little. I'm small but still have banged my head a few times.
The food tasted good but lacked variation. Also, the menu isn't really vegetarian-friendly. Sometimes they only had cabbage with rice which was not very healthy.
" - , Taiwan, 31 January 2023 ...

Customer rating - Poor
"The ship itself is not very well equipped (no hot water shower, no toilet flushing, sometime no fresh water to rinse) and one engine broke while we head back from Apo Reef to Coron. The diving wasn't organized very well. We gave our dive level information before departure but when on board they just told everyone to group themselves. This ends up with different level people in the same group. Also, the first day of the trip is supposed to have 3 dives( one check dive on the way to Apo reef and two dives once arrival) on the itinerary, but we only had two dives (one check dive and one night dive at Apo). And we wasted the whole day on sailing there (around 7 hrs) which can be better done at night. Good thing is the crew are all nice and friendly and trying to solve and respond to problems accordingly.
Dive The World always gave fast reply and clear communications when booking.
" - , Taiwan, 29 January 2023 ...

Customer rating - Poor
"Broken equipment (1 BCD, 2 regulators, 2 wet suits), Left port 1.5 hours late due to waiting on replacement equipment, Shorted on dives because left port late, next day more broken equipment. Dive guide didn't have a dive computer. No one checked certifications of divers: 3 open water divers were taken down 30 meters. Dive guide failed to do 3 minute safety stop. 2 people with seriously cut up feet from poor fins. Not enough life vests on board. Didn't follow itinerary and repeatedly took us to same dive sites over and over. Last day, engine broke and had to wait for it to be fixed. Then, small propeller fell off of boat and was lost so returned to port 4.5 hours late. 2 vegetarians on board, example meal for them cabbage and rice. That was it. No protein and usually not much food for vegetarians." - , China, 27 January 2023 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"The owner and crew of Del Agos were extremely gracious and accommodating, available 24/7 no questions asked. Additionally the service from the crew went above and beyond. The dive masters were thorough and extremely efficient with the schedules and plans. Each dive master knew every scheduled dive like the back of their hand. Overall I'm very satisfied with this trip. I'll definitely recommend it to any divers I encounter.
Dive The World kept me connected at all times.
" - , United States, 24 December 2022 ...


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