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At a glance...
- Cruises Tubbataha, Palawan, Coron and Apo Reef
- Cabins with private bathrooms, all above waterline
- Dedicated camera room
- Live music and trivia evenings
- Wide steel hulled catamaran
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Welcome aboard the Navis 1, a premier liveaboard catamaran, cruising the spectacular waters of the Philippines. This impressive all-steel vessel is 23m (76 feet) in length and 13m (44 feet) wide, and offers unparalleled stability and comfort. With 3 spacious decks, it is designed for voyages to the most stunning dive destinations in the region, including the breathtaking Apo Reef, the world-famous dive sites of Coron and El Nido, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tubbataha Reef.
Guests can choose from a variety of accommodation options aboard the Navis 1. The vessel features 9 air-conditioned guest cabins with ensuite bathrooms, as well as a 4-person dormitory, catering to a diverse range of preferences. Cabins are all located on the main and upper decks and so feature large windows that frame sweeping ocean views. With a passenger capacity of 22, they have struck the perfect balance between offering an intimate, friendly atmosphere and providing ample space for relaxation. It is the only large liveaboard based in Northern Palawan; the others tend to be large wooden bancas without much space and comfort.
Diving is conducted from 2 speedy tenders which come equipped with emergency oxygen, first aid, GPS navigation and VHF radios. Enriched air nitrox is available. The shaded dive deck has rinse hoses, equipment storage facilities, and there is a dedicated camera room with table and charging points. All of this adds to the sense that you are in good hands with the crew of Navis 1.
But life onboard the Navis 1 goes beyond diving and relaxation - it's a hub of entertainment and learning. Enjoy live music under the stars, partake in fun trivia evenings, and deepen your understanding of our marine environment through engaging marine biology lectures. The indoor lounge is a cozy space for sharing experiences and watching presentations, while our open-air dining area offers mouth-watering meals with a view. The crown jewel of the liveaboard is the expansive roof deck, featuring a fully-stocked bar and plenty of seating. Here, guests can unwind after a day of diving, drink in hand, and soak in panoramic views of Palawan’s breathtaking coastline. 24-hour high-speed internet access is provided to ensure a seamless experience for guests.
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
More Trip Details...
Dive experience: Tubbataha - advanced open water and a minimum of 50 logged dives are required. All other routes - advanced open water is recommended,
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, hot drinks, local airport transfers to and from the boat, dives, up to 5 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks (DIN adaptors available), weights and weightbelts, snorkel gear, VAT/GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 20 per day), dive insurance, marine park fees (US$ 100-200), port fees (US$ 50). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - PHP, EUR, USD).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 8 per tank), dive computer (US$ 8 per day), torch per day (US$ 5 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 8 per day), hotel transfers. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - PHP).
How to get there: The Navis 1 liveaboard uses various ports in the Philippines, depending on the itinerary:
Tubbataha - direct domestic flights to Puerto Princesa (PPS) are possible from both Cebu and Manila. Meet at Puerto Princesa Port for boarding at 2-4 pm, depart port at sunset. Disembark at end of trip from 8 am onwards.
Apo Reef - direct domestic flights to Busuanga Island (USU) from Manila. Meet at Coron Port for boarding at 9 am, depart port at 9:30 am. Disembark at end of tour from 8:30 am onwards.
Coron - direct domestic flights to Busuanga (USU) from Manila. Meet at Coron Port for boarding at 9:30 am, depart port at 10 am. Disembark at end of trip from 8:30 am onwards.
El Nido - direct domestic flights to El Nido (ENI) from Manila. Meet in El Nido at 10 am for a van ride to Sibaltan for boarding and departure. Disembarking in Sibaltan at the end of a trip is at 8:30 am, followed by a van transfer to El Nido.
For more information see our Philippines travel information section. The last dive of the tour will be late morning on the penultimate day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: No discount.
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 for their own cabin (stateroom and deluxe cabin only).
Dive clubs and group discounts: None.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): None.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 9 well-appointed guest cabins with ensuite bathrooms, as well as a 4-person dormitory with its shared bathroom. Situated on both the main deck and the bridge deck, these rooms offer extra large windows, providing guests with mesmerizing views of the ocean. One the main deck there are 2 double (queen-size) bed and 1 twin bed cabins, plus the quad-share dorm. On the upper deck there are 2 double bed and 4 twin bed cabins.
All the cabins have:
- Personal control air conditioning
- Bathroom with toilet, shower and hand basin
- Reading lights
- Deck and cabin towels, toiletries
- Space for luggage
- Life jackets
- Fire warning system and extinguisher
- Mains outlet 200 & 240 volts - 24 hours
- Daily housekeeping
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 11 - hot water