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M/Y Resolute

M/Y Resolute
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M/Y Resolute
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M/Y Resolute

Destination: Philippines

Tubbataha Reefs, Cagayancillo Islands, Apo Reef and Coron | From $300++/night

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M/Y Resolute Quick Pitch

The M/Y Resolute (formerly M/Y Vasco) is a large stable steel-hulled boat with comfortable accommodations to suit budget travelers in the Philippines.  Operating since 1998, she is currently one of the longest-running liveaboard vessels in the country with a highly-experienced crew.


Dive Overview

Diving the Philippines means access to a wide assortment of marine environments, such as coastal reefs and steep walls and pinnacles. The M/Y Resolute places divers amongst beautiful corals and a plethora of wildlife. Whale sharks frequent many of the dive sites.

From March to June she journeys to Tubbataha—the gem of diving in the Philippines, providing guests with five days of diving in the UNESCO heritage site’s atolls and reefs. During the cooler months of July to October, the M/Y resolute navigates around the island of Cebu, treating divers to whale sharks, thresher sharks, and colorful critters. The ship then moves on to the second largest contiguous reef in the world—Apo Reef—offering hammerheads, reef sharks, barracudas and other pelagics. For the rest of the year she sets up in the Batangas area, making weekly trips to Verde Island Passage and Puerto Galera from her home base in Anilao.

[See: Cebu & Bohol Dive Travel Guide & Tubbataha Dive Travel Guide]

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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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M/Y Resolute Accommodation Overview

16 divers in 8 staterooms with ensuite bathrooms shared between 2 cabins. Each cabin with (remote-control) air conditioners.

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General Facilities

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M/Y Resolute Boat Features

  • Inside saloon with bar and television/video/stereo
  • Fully equipped galley + cold room + dry storeroom
  • Deck saloon and upper platform for dining room
  • Indoor and outdoor lounge areas
  • Laundry (fee)


M/Y Resolute Dive Facilities

  • Aft deck platform with diving benches and diving platform + hydraulic crane 1.5t
  • Nitrox (fee)
  • Diving Locker: 2 lockers - 1 for storage and 1 for maintenance and spare parts

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Food & Drinks Aboard M/Y Resolute

All-inclusive meals served buffet style.  This is a five-course buffet of two meat dishes, one seafood meal, soup and vegetables. Full-board meals include breakfast (light or heavy), lunch, and dinner. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements available upon request

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M/Y Resolute Liveaboard Deck Plan


M/Y Resolute Deck Plan

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M/Y Resolute Deck Plan


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M/Y Resolute Schedule & Rates

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For information on rates and 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

The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) is widely acknowledged as the apex of Philippine Diving. Divers come here for the incredible corals, huge schools of fish and the chance to see lots of sharks and manta rays. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is both a National Marine Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was nominated recently as one of the new 7 wonders of nature. There are only 2 small islands in the park, both of which are off-limits to visitors. This is also one of the last places in Asia with guaranteed shark sightings on almost every dive. Expect to encounter white tip, grey reef, nurse and hammerhead sharks. Here's a sample itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
  • Transfer from the airport to M/Y Resolute. Early arrivals will have the chance to do some last-minute shopping and lunch in the city. Service starts with a welcome drink and a boat briefing followed by dinner before departure to Tubbataha Reefs. The ship will lift anchor at approximately 5-6 pm.
  • Day 2: Arrival in Tubbataha early in the morning. One diving day includes 4 dives.
  • Day 3-5: Diving days in Tubbataha.
  • Day 6: Departure late afternoon for Puerto Princesa.
  • Day 7: Arrival early morning in Puerto Princesa. Breakfast will be enjoyed before transfer from M/Y Resolute to the airport.

Watch this awesome video to learn more about Tubbataha

 Learn more about diving Tubbataha


Cebu (Visayas)

The Cebu Route comprises of the beautiful islands of Dauin, Apo Island, Moalboal, and Malapascua. Sanctuary sites, breathtaking coral reefs, and rich marine life await divers in these remarkable dive areas.

  • Day 01: Thursday
  • 14:00 (2pm) – Embarkation at Crimson Resort, Mactan
  • 17:00 (5pm) – Depart Cebu
  • Day 02: Friday (4 Dives)
  • 05:00 (5am) – Arrive at Dauin
  • 07:30 (7:30am) – First dive
  • Day 03: Saturday (4 Dives)
  • 05:00 – Arrive Apo Island
  • 07:30 (7:30am) – First dive
  • Day 04: Sunday (3 Dives)
  • 05:00 – Arrive Moalboal
  • 07:30 (7:30am) – First dive
  • Day 05: Monday (4 Dives)
  • 04:00 – Arrive Malapascua
  • 05:30 (5:30am) – First dive
  • Day 06: Tuesday (4 Dives)
  • 05:30 (5:30am) – First dive
  • 17:00 (5pm) – Dapart Malapascua
  • Day 07: Wednesday
  • 05:00 (5am) – Arrive at Crimson Resort, Mactan
  • 10:00 (10am) – Disembarkation

 Learn more about diving Cebu


APo Reef

The Apo Reef – Coron Route takes divers thru the breathtaking dive sites of Barracuda Lake, Culion Island and Dimakaya Island, among many others. This 7-day route will thrill you with the sanctuary sites, coral reefs, and rich marine life that Southern Luzon has to offer.

  • Day 01: Thursday
  • Embarkation at Anilao, Batangas
  • Day 02 & 03: Friday & Saturday
  • Dive at Apo Reef
  • Day 04 & 05: Sunday & Monday
  • Dive at Coron
  • Day 06: Tuesday
  • Dive at Apo Reef
  • Day 07: Wednesday
  • Disembarkation


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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • LOA: 34.60 m
  • Beam: 7 m
  • Draft: 2.60 m
  • GRT: 156 T
  • NT: 47 T
  • Construction Year: 1974
  • Total Refit: 1994-1996-2010
  • Engine: Cummins 805 hp 8 cylinders
  • Generators: 220 volts, 160 kva AC, 45 kva AC, 35 kva AC
  • Power Supply: 220 volts and 24 volts
  • Fuel: 20 tons
  • Sailing Range: + / - 3000 miles at 9,5 knots cruising speed
  • Water: 14000 liters
  • Electronics: Radar Furuno 72 miles, Depthsounder Furuno, SSB Icom M700’ VHF Icom IC - M56, Navtex, 2 GPS, Sarsat, emergency beacon
  • Safety Equipment: According to SOLAS regulations
  • Tenders: 27 footer 75 hp Yamaha, 21 footer hp Yamaha
  • Crew: 10 + diving team


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC +8
  • Local Currency: PHP (Philippine Peso)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Electricity: 220 volts

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Underwater Gallery 

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Reviews (1)


Excellent crew. Extremely accommodating and approachable and providing everything you would need for a fantastic dive trip. Fun and safety were paramount to the team with this being the first trip I have been on where 2 dive masters were provided per dive. Boat and food were great and the marine environment was fantastic. Fortunately we had some luck with the wildlife with masses of schooling fish, turtle, reef sharks (lots), Manta and whale shark. Ernesto and team deserve high praise.

Visited on 04/2024 - Submitted on 04/22/2024


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