Nirvana Liveaboard

Destination: Philippines

Tubbataha (6 Nights) | From $659++/night

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The Nirvana is a brand-new 131-feet (40m) luxury liveaboard in the Philippines, taking divers to explore the beauty of Tubbataha Reefs National Park.

She caters up to 22 divers in 11 spacious cabins. You'll find an extensive range of great amenities aboard, including a spacious sun deck with a jacuzzi, an 'Al-Fresco' Bar and more. Divers could rest assured that their needs will be will taken care of with the Nirvana's well-equipped spacious dive deck, nitrox, camera room, and professional dive staff.

 

Why You'll Like the Nirvana Liveaboard

  • Nitrox available
  • State of the art camera room
  • Spacious cabins and common areas 
  • Extensive array of on-deck recreational facilities and aqua-sport equipment
  • Panoramic windows in the Main Deck & Upper Deck cabins
 

 

Dive Overview

The Nirvana offers 4 to 5 dives a day in their Tubbataha itinerary, including wreck dives and wall dives. Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Sulu Sea, Philippines, right within the northern apex of the Coral Triangle. This protected marine area is home to pristine corals and a staggering amount of marine life. 

The diving season for Tubataha is from mid-March to mid-June.

Learn more: Diving in Tubbataha


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Cabin INformation

Types of Cabins, Amenities, and Photos

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nirvana Accommodation Overview

Nirvana has 11 spacious and air-conditioned guest cabins for a maximum of 22 passengers, all with ensuite bathrooms, in-room storage, folding desks and tuffets, safety deposit boxes, a 1 x 32" TV and a Bluetooth connection entertainment system.

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Upper Deck Cabin and Bathroom

Upper Deck Cabins: 1 Upper Deck Suite (approx 13 sq.m) with large panoramic windows and beds that can be configured as double or twin.

 

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Main Deck Cabin and Bathroom

Main Deck Cabins: 4 Main Deck Cabins (approx. 13.6 sq.m) with large vertical  windows, and double or twin beds 

 

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Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabins: 6 Lower Deck Cabins (approx 11.8 sq.m) with double or twin beds, side tables, and storage

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General Facilities

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Al Fresco Bar on the Top Deck

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Sun deck and jacuzzi on the Upper Deck

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Dive Deck on the Main Deck

Nirvana Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned salon with a fully equipped media center
  • "Al-Fresco bar" and restaurant with state of the art coffee vending machine and wine cooler on the Top Deck
  • Air-conditioned dining and briefing area for 30 people on the Main Deck
  • A chilling lounge and open sun deck lounge with a jacuzzi on the Upper Deck
  • State of the art camera room with several charging stations, counter space, shelves and drawers, an onboard computer with media center and plasma screens.

 

nirvana Dive Facilities

  • Large shaded dive deck
  • Individual preparation lockers 
  • Dive-Masters preparation area
  • Scuba and Nitrox filling stations (Nitrox $125/ week)
  • Fresh water tanks
  • Rain drop and hand held showers
  • Camera rooms with storage and charging points
  • Wetsuit storage area
  • Air-conditioned compressor room
 

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Food & Drinks on the nirvana

  • Accomodations include breakfast, lunch and dinner freshly prepared every day.
  • They also serve all-day tea, coffee, water & soft drinks.
  • Alcoholic beverages such as house wine and beer are also included.
  • Snacks are prepared and served on regular intervals throughout the day.

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Schedule & Rates

Nirvana March-June 2020 Schedule & Rates

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March - June 2020 Schedule & RATES

All prices shown are per person in USD based on double cabin occupancy. For groups of 10 paying customers, one goes free.

DateLength of StayLower Deck CabinMain Deck CabinUpper Deck Suite
March 7-136N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
March 14-206N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
March 21-276N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
March 28-April 36N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
April 4-106N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
April 11-176N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
April 18-246N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
April 25-May 16N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
May 2-May 86N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
May 9-May 156N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
May 16-May 226N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
May 23-May 296N / 7D3,9504,2504,550
May 30-June 56N / 7D3,9504,2504,550

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Inclusions

  • All meals, snacks, coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, house wine and beer.
  • Unlimited diving: 4 to 5 dives per day 
  • Marine Park/Port Fees of 150 USD
  • Transfers/pickup from the airport or (local) hotel
  • All taxes

 

EXCLUSIONS  

  • Hard liquor, cocktails and premium wine bottles
  • Nitrox US$ 125/week

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Important Note

All prices shown are per person in USD based on double occupancy.

 

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 +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

 

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Tubbataha Reef National Park

  • Departure Port: Puerto Princesa
  • Return Port: Puerto Princesa
  • Length of the Trip: 7 Days 6 Nights
  • Experience Level: Advanced Open Water Certified (with a minimum of 50 logged dives)
  • Number of dives: 4 - 5 dives per day
  • The Guide will pick you up from the airport or your hotel and bring you to the Nirvana, where after a brief welcome and safety briefing, you will be assigned cabins. Departure from port is at 2:00 pm.
  • Diving Tubbataha Reefs National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on almost every diver's bucket list and rightfully so. Located in the Sulu Sea, and about half a day s boat ride from any major town, it is one of Asia’s best diving spots. Tubbataha Reef is made of two coral Atolls-The North Atoll and the South Atoll.
  • With over 600 species of fish and 300 species of corals, nesting turtles, dozen species of sharks and dolphins, it offers a vastly biodiverse diving experience!
  • The dive sites visited on this trip include and are not limited to the Malayan wreck, Wall Street, Amos Rock, Shark Airport, Washing Machine and Sea Fan Alley.
  • On the South Atoll, we will visit Stag Horn Point, South West Wall, Triggerfish City, Delsan Wreck and Black Rock.
  • On the way back we will dive the famous Jessie Beazley Reef located north-west of the North Atoll. Disembarkment of the vessel on Day 7 would be by 11:00 am at the latest. 
  • Marine Life: Whale sharks, tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, guitar sharks, nurse sharks, white tip, black tip, and grey reef sharks can be seen patrolling these waters in large numbers. Manta rays eagle rays can be seen closer to the surface along with endangered green turtles and hawksbill turtles. Giant trevallies, red snappers, groupers, barracudas and Spanish mackerel and other large fish are also seen in the reefs of Tubbataha. Pygmy horses, small reef fish, and anemonefish often hide in the giant gorgonian fan corals and other hard and soft corals.
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Boat Specifications

  • Length overall: 39.95m
  • Beam: 9m 
  • Draft: 2.3m 
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Fuel tanks: Approx. 32.0 m³
  • Fresh water: Approx. 11.0 m³
  • Engines: 2 x Doosan 4V222TIH 588 kW @ 1800 RPM
  • Generators: 2 x Doosan AD136 93kW, 1 x 12 kW Emergency Generator
  • Compressors: 1 x Coltri LP 300 Rotary NITROX, 2 x Coltri MCH16 Mark 3
  • Diving Tanks: 40 aluminum tanks 12 liters and 10 aluminum tanks 10 liters
  • Navigation Equipment: BlueLocar Diver Locating System, Multifunction Chart Plotter, GPS Compass, Radar, Echo Sounder, Navico Structurescan 3D Sonar, Autopilot, VHF, AIS, Navtex, Handheld VHF, SARTII – 9Ghz., EPIRB, Mimic Panel, Alarm & Monitoring Screen

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8
  • Local Currency: PHP (Philippine Peso)
  • Language Spoken: English & Tagalog
  • Electricity: 220V/60Hz
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (PHP, USD, EUR)

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