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MV Seadoors


Price from US$ 256 per day
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.

Length: 25 metres / 82 feet
Beam: 6 metres / 20 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 16
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Liveaboard diving tours in the Philippines with Seadoors

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.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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May 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
20 May 26 May 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,109
27 May 2 Jun 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,109
June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
10 Jun 16 Jun 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,109
17 Jun 26 Jun 9 Tubbataha & Sulu Sea 32 US$ 2,556
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Jul 13 Jul 7 The Visayas & Malapascua Island 24 US$ 2,109
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
21 Oct 27 Oct 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,917
28 Oct 3 Nov 6 The Visayas & Camiguin 20 US$ 1,917
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Nov 10 Nov 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,917
11 Nov 17 Nov 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,917
18 Nov 30 Nov 12 Malapascua Island, Visayas & Apo Island 44 US$ 3,472
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 8 Dec 6 The Visayas & Camiguin 20 US$ 1,917
9 Dec 15 Dec 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,917
16 Dec 22 Dec 6 The Visayas & Malapascua Island 20 US$ 1,992
23 Dec 29 Dec 6 The Visayas & Malapascua Island 20 US$ 1,992
30 Dec 5 Jan 6 The Visayas & Malapascua Island 20 US$ 1,992
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Jan 12 Jan 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,992
13 Jan 19 Jan 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,992
20 Jan 26 Jan 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,992
27 Jan 2 Feb 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,992
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Feb 9 Feb 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,992
10 Feb 16 Feb 6 Malapascua Island & The Visayas 20 US$ 1,992
17 Feb 24 Feb 7 The Visayas & Malapascua Island 24 US$ 2,183
27 Feb 9 Mar 10 Tubbataha & Sulu Sea 36 US$ 3,131
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
10 Mar 16 Mar 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
17 Mar 23 Mar 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
24 Mar 30 Mar 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
31 Mar 6 Apr 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Apr 13 Apr 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
14 Apr 20 Apr 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
28 Apr 4 May 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
12 May 18 May 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
19 May 25 May 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
26 May 1 Jun 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Jun 8 Jun 6 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 20 US$ 2,183
11 Jun 20 Jun 9 Tubbataha & Sulu Sea 28 US$ 2,630
25 Jun 3 Jul 8 The Visayas & Camiguin 28 US$ 2,343
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Jul 14 Jul 8 The Visayas & Camiguin 28 US$ 2,343
16 Jul 25 Jul 9 The Visayas & Malapascua Island 32 US$ 2,577

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More Trip Details...

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$ 160 - US$ 192 per person depending on the route, dive computer rental: from US$ 43 - US$ 51 per person depending on the tour route.
Marine park fees (per person per trip):

  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park US$ 106
  • Visayas & Camiguin US$ 91
  • Malapascua & Visayas US$ 96
  • Visayas & Malapascua 6 nights US$ 96
  • Visayas & Malapascua 12 nights US$ 152
  • Sulu Sea 8 nights US$ 134
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 person per day, 15 litre tank rental US$ 6 per person per day, UW scooter for Visayas trips 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.
Sulu Sea: These tours depart from either Puerto Princesa, or the Cebu Yacht Club (please see the transfer details as described below).
Tubbataha: 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.

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. 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.

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$ 5,308, 6 nights Malapascua & The Visayas US$ 4,828. Please check with us for other itineraries.


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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, air-conditioning 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
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 11 - hot water

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