M/V Discovery Adventure



Destination: Philippines

Tubbataha (6 Nights) | From $487++/night

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A former Yasawa legend was built in Fiji in 1987 to American Bureau Standards (ABS), the Discovery Adventure is now under Filipino ownership and offers diving cruises in the Tubbataha.


Dive Overview

The Discovery Fleet offers full diving and non-diving programs. Avid divers can expect a full day of scuba diving the spectacular coral reefs, wrecks and marine life of this sun-kissed archipelago while their non-diving companions have a full day or snorkeling, island visits, kayaking, and beach hopping.

[See: Tubbataha Dive Travel Guide & Palau Dive Travel Guide]


Watch this awesome video to learn more about Tubbataha

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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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M/V Discovery Adventure Cabin Overview

13 rooms: 7 lower cabins (6 twin bed, 2 queen bed), 4 main cabins “upper deck cabins” (2 double beds each) & 2 VIP cabins (twin bed). All rooms with centralized air-conditioning.


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Lower Deck Cabin (LEFT) & Upper Deck Cabin (RIGHT) 

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VIP Cabins (LEFT) & Bathroom


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General Facilities

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M/V Discovery Adventure Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned salon
  • Air-conditioned camera room
  • Sundeck
  • 1 shaded dining deck


M/V Discovery Adventure Dive Facilities

  • Tanks 80cu and 100cu
  • Compressors
  • 3 chase boats
  • Nitrox available
  • Medical oxygen onboard
  • Complete rental equipment

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Schedule, Rates & Live Availability

M/V Discovery Adventure Schedule, Rates & Live Availabilty

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Prices are in USD, per person. Mandatory fees of USD105.00 per person (for Regular Tubbataha 7D6N) and Fuel Surcharge of USD100.00 per person.

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All rates are per person in US Dollars. Plus Park Fee of USD105.00 per person (for Regular Tubbataha 7D6N) and Fuel Surcharge of USD100.00 per person, plus Super Peak Rate of USD 100.00 when applicable.

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  • Welcome drinks
  • Tea, coffee
  • Juice (morning only) 
  • Filtered Water
  • Air-conditioned accommodation with private toilet and shower
  • Full-board meals (buffet) for the whole cruise, excluding drinks. (Meal service starts with Dinner on the first day; Ends with Breakfast on the last day)
  • Tubbataha: 4 dives per day (except on the last day in Tubbataha) with tanks, weights, weight belt, boat, services of a Dive Professional
  • Transition (to & from PPS): 2 – 3 dives per day in Apo Reef & Cuyo and 4 dives per day in Tubbataha
  • Transition (from Cebu): 2 dives Apo Island, 3 dives Cagayancillo , 4 dives per day in Tubbataha, 3 or 4 dives in Jessie Beazley
  • Roundtrip transfers from Puerto Princesa airport/hotel within PPS City to boat and back (hotel must be within 10km from port within PPS City)

Important Notes

All rates are per person in US Dollars.


Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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No doubt the crown jewel of Philippine diving, Tubbataha is the only Asian UNESCO World heritage site that is marine in nature. Although open year round, the short weather window between late march to mid-June is the only time the park is accessible to divers. This park is guarded by armed rangers 24/7 and year round.  As a result, visitors can expect to see pristine reefs, mantas, schools of fish, turtles, mantas, and whale sharks. 

Giant Sea fans, refrigerator sized barrel sponges and delicate soft corals turn the vertiginous walls into hanging gardens. Invertebrates, sponges crustaceans make the walls look like a masters mural canvas. 

Highlights of this cruise include Shark Airport, which is the reef edge containing coral bommies and sandy patches where white tip sharks can be found lying in the sand, like planes at an airport. Schools of surgeon fish and snappers likewise inhabit the reef top.

Requirement: Divers must have at least 50 logged dives due to safety reasons. 



  • Day 01 - Embarkation in Puerto Princesa Port, between 2 - 4pm
  • Day 02 - 4 dives in TRNP (Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park) 
  • Day 03 - 4 dives in TRNP 
  • Day 04 - 4 dives in TRNP 
  • Day 05 - 4 dives in TRNP
  • Day 06 - 3 dives in TRNP (no night dive)
  • Day 07 - Disembarkation in Puerto Princesa Port after breakfast, 8am onwards  



  • Day 01 - Embarkation in Puerto Princesa Port, between 2 - 4pm
  • Day 02 - 4 dives in TRNP (Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park) 
  • Day 03 - 4 dives in TRNP 
  • Day 04 - 4 dives in TRNP 
  • Day 05 - 3 dives in TRNP (no night dive)
  • Day 06 - 2 dives in Cuyo
  • Day 07 - 3 dives in Apo Reef. Lift anchor
  • Day 08 - Disembarkation in  Bauan Port, Batangas between 11am-12nn


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Boat Specifications

  • Number of crew: 20 - 32
  • Length overall: 47 meters
  • Width overall: 8.50 meters
  • Draft: 3.65 meters
  • Tonnage: 395 tons (gross), 166 tons (net)
  • Maximum cruising speed: 7 knots
  • Electricity: 220 V


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8 & UTC+9
  • Local Currency: Philippines Peso (Philippines) & US Dollar (Palau)
  • Language Spoken: Filipino & English
  • Electricity: 220V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash

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Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us bookings@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Underwater Gallery 

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Reviews (1)


Best thing I can say is that I would go back in a heartbeat! The remodel of the boat is fantastic! Service and the diving are amazing! We saw sharks literally on every dive, and mantas multiple times. I can't say enough about the food either, excellent quality and always plenty.
I was on the ship to dive Tubbataha, and since it was a transition trip we also dove Colusa and Cagayancillo Islands. Tubbataha is spectacular! Be ready for drift diving past huge, magnificent walls, tons of fish, and lots of pelagic life. Colusa and Cagayancillo provide more of the same. All pristine reef environments with lots of pelagic life. Very abundent and healthy corals as well. The Philippines has 400 of the 500 species of coral found in the world.
The boat is large and comfortable, diving is from smaller boats with 6-8 people per boat. We dove in small groups of 2-4 divers with a divemaster for each group.
The water temp was a consistent 82F the entire time, (early June) and I dove with a 3mm wetsuit mostly for protection against stings, many people dove in shorts and a rash guard.
Currents are very strong all over the atoll, so be prepared to be aware of your environment at all times, and be sure to stay with your group!

Visited on 06/2012 - Submitted on 10/29/2014


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