Stella Maris Explorer (All Star Liveaboards)

 

Destination: Philippines

Tubbataha, Mindoro Straits, & Apo Reef  (6-7 Nights) | From $266++/night

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Stella Maris Explorer Quick Pitch

Stella Maris Explorer is a 118-foot luxury yacht designed with your comfort in mind. Ten spacious cabins accommodate up to 21 guests with all of the conveniences you would expect.

 

Why You'll Like Stella Maris Explorer

  • 4 scheduled dives per day
  • 2 custom 26’ hard bottom dive tenders designed for easy diving
  • Guest to crew ratio of 1:1, 5:1 diver to dive guide ratio for concierge service
  • Spacious retro-chic accommodations with memory foam bedding and private baths
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available
 

 

Dive Overview

Nutrient-rich open-ocean diving brings pelagics: sharks, mantas, dolphins, whales, and macro-critters.

[See: Tubbataha Dive Travel Guide, Puerto Galera Dive Travel Guide]

 

Watch this awesome video to learn more about Stella Maris Explorer!

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Stella Maris Explorer Cabin Overview

10 cabins decorated in a modern retro-chic style, all with private baths. The cabins are divided between three decks providing ample space for relaxing and socializing between dives. Stella Maris Explorer offers both deluxe and premium economy cabins with twin, queen or double beds available and all offer memory foam mattresses and pillows for some of the best sleep you will find on a dive liveaboard.

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General Facilities

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Stella Maris Explorer Boat Features

  • Spacious salon
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Sundeck
  • Jacuzzi
  • Dive tenders

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Food & Drinks Aboard Stella Maris Explorer 

Expertly prepared meals and snacks incorporating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and a variety of proteins served with a local flare.

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Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard Deck Plan

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SCHEDULE, RATES & AVAILABILITY

Stella Maris Explorer Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and include taxes. Port fees are not included.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodations
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Diving – Tanks – Weight belts
  • Free Nitrox
  • Local ground transfers

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Dive gear or rentals
  • Sodas or alcohol (you may bring duty-free purchases)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Port/permit fees  ($270 for Tubbataha trips, $270 for Mindoro Straits trips; $370 for Tubbataha and Apo Reef trips)
  • Hotel stays

 

RATES &  AVAILABILITY

For more 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 & Itineraries

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Tubbataha Itinerary (6 Nights)

A trip to Tubbataha National Park, a protected UNEXSO World Heritage site is a trip that will be remembered for a lifetime. Clear water, big animals, incomparable marine diversity and lush, healthy coral reefs are awe-inspiring.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa. Check-in onboard
  • Briefing by Boat Manager/Dive Master
  • 1800H Departure to Tubbataha Reef (ETD)
  • Accommodation and meals onboard Explorer
  • Day 2: North Tubbataha
  • Arrive at Bird Island, North Tubbataha
  • Dive Sites: Shark Airport, Washing Machine (Larry’s Reef), Sea Fan Alley
  • Day 3: North Tubbataha
  • Whole Day Diving at North Tubbataha
  • Dive Sites: Ranger Station, Amos Rock
  • Early morning departure for Light House, South Tubbataha
  • Day 4: Arrive Lighthouse, South Tubbataha
  • Whole day diving at South Tubbataha
  • Dive Sites: Black Rock, North wall of South Atoll
  • Day 5: South Tubbataha
  • Whole day diving at South Tubbataha
  • Dive Sites: Light House, Delsan Wreck, Staghorn Point
  • Day 6: South or North Tubbataha
  • Day Diving only (2-3 dives)
  • Departure for Puerto Princesa City
  • Day 7: Arrival in Puerto Princesa City
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Transfer to Airport

 

 

Apo Reef-Puerto Galera-Isla Verde Itinerary (7 Nights)

  • Day 1
  • Boarding in Anilao, Pier (Anilao, Batangas)
  • 1800H Departure to Apo Reef, Mindoro. (ETD)
  • Accommodation and meals onboard All Star Philippines
  • Day 2
  • Location: Apo Reef, Mindoro
  • Arrive Apo Reef at 0500H (ETA)
  • Dive site briefing, day diving only (3-4 dives)
  • Dive Sites: Hunter’s Rock, Shark Ridge
  • Day 3
  • Location: Apo Reef, Mindoro
  • Whole day diving at Apo Reef (3-4 dives)
  • Dive sites: Apo 29, Binagaan Dropoff
  • Depart Apo Reef, Mindoro for Puerto Galera at 1900H (ETD)
  • Day 4
  • Location: Puerto Galera
  • Arrive at Puerto Galera
  • Dive Sites: Manila Channel, Sabang Point, Sabang
  • Wreck, The Hill
  • Day 5
  • Location: Puerto Galera
  • Whole day diving at Puerto Galera (4 dives including night dive)
  • Dive Sites: Alma Jane, Dungon Wall, Canyons, Ernie’s Cave
  • Day 6
  • Location: Isla Verde
  • Early morning departure to Isla Verde
  • Whole day diving Isla Verde (4 dives including night dive)
  • Dive Sites: Blackfish Corner, Verde Island Dropoff
  • Day 7
  • Location: Puerto Galera
  • Day diving only (2-3 dives)
  • Evening departure for Anilao, Batangas
  • Day 8
  • Arrival in Anilao, Batangas
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Transfer to Airport
 

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Gross Tonnage/ Weight: 275.93
  • LOA: 31.08
  • Breadth: 7.4
  • Draft: 3.4
  • Main Engine: MTU
  • Year Built: 1986
  • Cruising Speed: 8-10 knots
  • Hull: Aluminum
  • Generators: 2 x Isuzu 60 KVA, 1 x Kubota 10 KVA
  • Water Maker: 5 tons per day
  • Water Capacity: 18 tons
  • Electricity: 220/110V-60htz
  • Minimum Capacity: 12 guests ( Sure Sail )
  • Maximum Capacity: 20 guests

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+8
  • Local Currency: PHD (Philippines Peso)
  • Language Spoken: Filipino & English
  • Electricity: 110 & 220V
  • Payment Onboard: Visa, Mastercard, Cash

 

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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