We use cookies to personalise content for you and to analyse our traffic. Find out more how we use cookies. Accept Cookies

"Over 17 years making dreams come true for divers... just like you"

Contact us now at ask@dive-the-world.com
Website home>Liveaboards>Philippines: MV Seadoors
Other Philippines options
Philippines Boats
Low Budget
MV Seadoors
Middle Budget
SY Philippine Siren

MV Seadoors

MV Seadoors
From USD 270 per day
83 ft
Max 16
At a glance...
  • Cruises Tubbataha, Sulu Sea, Malapascua, Visayas
  • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, windows
  • Rebreather facilities
  • Underwater scooters available
  • Steel hulled boat

Click on an image to enlarge

M/V Seadoors is a comfortable, European-operated, no frills Philippines liveaboard tour boat with a focus on diving. Both nitrox and rebreather facilities are available for certified divers during the variety of trips offered in the Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Malapascua and the Visayas.

The 12 Seadoors liveaboard crew members are on hand to ensure that your Philippines diving tour experience is a memorable one. All cabins are air conditioned, have windows for natural lighting and fresh sea air and have en-suite bathrooms. Meals are buffet style and make the most of the fresh local fare, with added touches of French cuisine, and can be complemented with wines from the boat's cellar.

MV Seadoors is a mid sized 25m steel mono-hull liveaboard, yet you won't feel cramped. You can choose to relax or socialise between dives at one of the many communal areas. The spacious sun deck has reclining loungers, a shaded outdoor lounge is perfectly situated at the bow to take in the views, the covered dining area offers shade and shelter from the sea spray. If it's respite from the tropical heat you seek, the air-conditioned saloon is the perfect spot to prepare your camera gear at the dedicated charging station, or kick back and relive your spectacular dives on the flatscreen TV.

The dive deck is functional and ticks all the boxes. Each diver has an individual basket for personal gear, and access to the 2 tenders is via the platform. This is a simple transition and you will not have to navigate stairs or ladders. Underwater scooters are available for the Visayas trips. Following each dive you will be welcomed with a warm towel after rinsing off under the dive deck shower. Your camera gear can be rinsed in the dedicated rinse tanks, and any maintenance can take place on the convenient camera workbench. The most difficult part of your M/V Seadoors Philippine diving cruise will be to decide which tour to book.

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by Divemasters

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

Click 'Book Now' to send a reservation request for your preferred departure date:

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by Divemasters

More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Dive experience: All levels of cerified diver accepted. For divers who have less than 30 dives logged, it is compulsory to have a personal guide.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers to and from the boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English and French-speaking divemaster(s) (max 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance (see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation), scuba equipment rental: from US$ 19 per day, dive computer rental US$ 9 per day.
Marine park fees (per person per trip):

  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 6 nights US$ 108, 7 nights US$ 130
  • The Visayas 6 nights US$ 92
  • Tubbutaha, Apo Island & The Visayas 10 nights US$ 175
  • Malapascua & Visayas 6 nights US$ 97, 7 nights US$ 117, 9 nights US$ 156, 12 nights US$ 155
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers US$ 13 per day, torch US$ 5 per day, 15 litre tank rental US$ 6 per person per day, Private guide US$ 5 per dive), UW scooter US$ 32 per dive, closed circuit rebreather equipment (various options are available), alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Seadoors liveaboard departs from either Cebu Yacht Club, or Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island. Return transfers to and from the boat/airport/hotel are included in your trip, however within a reasonable distance of the liveaboard. Please confirm at the time of booking. Boarding time is between 1-5 pm, disembarkation between 8-11 am.
Tubbutaha, Apo Island & The Visayas: These tours depart from either Puerto Princesa, or the Cebu Yacht Club (please see the transfer details as described below).
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park: Departs from Puerto Princesa. You are required to book a return flight to/from Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island. Domestic connections are possible from both Cebu and Manila.
Malapascua & The Visayas, and Visayas & Camiguin: Both itineraries depart from the Cebu Yacht Club. The Cebu Yacht Club is less than a 10 minute drive from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. You can either fly directly into Cebu or you can book a connecting flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (also known as Manila International Airport). If you are transiting in Manila, keep in mind that you will need to transfer from the international terminal to the domestic terminal by taxi. You should allow at least 2 hours for this transfer.
The last dive of the tour will be at around 13:30 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Diving Environment: The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands within the Coral Triangle. Steep walls, offshore pinnacles, coastal reefs with excellent macro life such as pygmy seahorses and frogfish, and areas with an abundance of whale sharks, plus rare encounters with thresher sharks. Roughly speaking, the 'rainy season' is June to November, and dry season is December to May. The liveaboard operates year round and follows the most reliable weather patterns. Water temperatures usually range between 24 - 28°C / 75 - 82°F, so wear an appropriate exposure suit. Most people are comfortable in a 3 mm full length wetsuit in the Philippines.

Non-diver rate: 8% off the Standard cabin 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 75% to the normal published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 15 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2017: 6 nights Tubbataha US$ 5 394, 6 nights Malapascua & The Visayas US$ 4 906. Please check with us for other itineraries.

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by Divemasters

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Seadoors has 2 Deluxe cabins and 6 Standard cabins, each with a double bed and a single upper bed, private bathrooms, and multiple small windows. There are 2 Deluxe cabins and 2 Standard cabins towards the bow on the main deck. The upper deck has 4 Standard cabins located mid ship. Adaptors are available. There is 1 hairdryer for guests to share.

All the liveaboard cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Small windows
  • Private bathroom with toilet, hand basin hot water shower and towels
  • Cabinet, mirror
  • Storage for luggage
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • Life jackets
  • 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets - available 24-hrs per day

 English spoken by divemasters  Tagalog spoken by Divemasters


Low Budget Options

Click to view product. Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow
MV Seadoors MV Seadoors
From USD 270 per day

Customer rating: Good

25m / 83 ft
Max 16
  • Cruises Tubbataha, Sulu Sea, Mal...
  • All cabins have ensuite bathroom...
  • Rebreather facilities
  • Underwater scooters available
  • Steel hulled boat

Middle Budget Options

Click to view product. Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow
SY Philippine Siren SY Philippine Siren
From USD 317 per day

Customer rating: Be first to rate!

40m / 132 ft
Max 16
  • Cruises Tubbataha, Visayas, Mala...
  • Cabins have ensuite bathrooms, T...
  • Free local beers
  • Massage, laundry service, sea ka...
  • Large boat

High Budget Options

Click to view product. Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow
MV Solitude One MV Solitude One
From USD 329 per day

Customer rating: Good

52m / 172 ft
Max 22
  • Cruises Tubbataha and Anilao
  • Cabins with private bathrooms, T...
  • Digital studio with computer sta...
  • Dive computers, Nautilus Lifelin...
  • Large steel hulled boat
PY Atlantis Azores PY Atlantis Azores
From USD 350 per day

Customer rating: Good

32m / 106 ft
Max 16
  • Visits Tubbataha, Bohol, Malapas...
  • All cabins have ensuite bathroom...
  • Re-breather facilities
  • Cameras: 3 tier table, charging ...
  • Aluminium hull boat

Return to the top of the page