Dolphin Liveaboard

Dolphin Liveaboard

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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • Wi-FiNo
  • Equipment RentalSurcharge
  • Group 6Created with Sketch.
    Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameCMJ Dive Cruise
  • Year built1986
  • Length27
  • Width6.5
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialSteel

Dolphin steel boat, equipped either for diving and for non-diving activities. This boat gives a smart price for great diving facilities and comfort on board. Yacht crew team is friendly and helpful. Dolphin’s itineraries include diving on all most well-known destination of the Philippines - Apo reef second largest coral reef in the world and Tubbataha that was nominated at the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
 

Boat interior and exterior

Dolphin has 8 cabins to accommodate 18 passengers. 7 twin cabins with private showers and air conditioning and bath. Also, there are two VIP rooms on the upper deck which has more space and safety bolts in addition. Staterooms equipped with 32 led TV with USB and HDMI ports so guests can connect the laptops.

Diving

The yacht features 3 compressors and a nitrox membrane. Some of the gear items can be rented on board. To get to the remote dive sites there are two fiberglass chase boats.

Safety and navigation

Dolphin has all the necessary safety equipment first aid kit with oxygen, radio, depth finder radar, GPS, satellite phone.

Diving features

Dolphin offers two main itineraries Apo Reef and Tubbataha. Apo Reef world's second largest coral reef. Divers will find amazing hard and soft corals and a variety of marine life. Schools of jacks, sweetlips, and surgeonfish, tunas can be seen. You can meet whitetip sharks, turtles, dolphins and sometimes hammerhead sharks. Tubbataha represented by 350 species of corals. Divers can find here tunas, jackfishes, barracudas, manta rays, hammerheads, silky sharks, whale sharks, turtles. There are also wrecks here. Divers can choose 6, 7 or 9 nights trips. Another great destination that divers can visit on board of Dolphin Liveaboard is Anilao. It can be ranked in the top three of muck diving destinations. Here you will find vibrant and colorful nudibranchs and a huge variety of critters like crabs, shrimps, and cuttlefish. It is not rare to observe the rather strange looking hairy frogfish, blue-ringed octopus as well as mimic octopus and rhinopias. Mantis shrimp, several species of gobies and bobbit worms are also common encounters. The best place for muck diving is Secret Bay also known as Mainit Muck. You can also observe Pelagic fishes such as Barracudas, Jacks, and Trevallies as well as Reef Sharks which can be spotted in dive sites like Mainit Point.

When to go

Dive season in the Philippines lasts year round. Dry season that begins in November brings the warmest water and the best visibility. The average air temperature ranges between 25-32C/78-90F. The average water temperature stays between 23-30C/73-86F depending on the season. Visibility ranges between 5-45m/16-148ft depending on the season and wind conditions. Currents are mostly mild but always present due to the tidal flow between the islands.

A diving trip on Dolphin liveaboard combines smart price, comfort and relaxation and great diving experience

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Schedule & Pricing

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Booking process

Booking

Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

Confirmation

Our team will contact the liveaboard on your behalf to confirm availability and other booking details. We put your place(s) on hold and get back to you within 24 hours. If there are any issues, we come back to you with alternative options.

Payment

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email notification with payment instructions. You then have up to 72 hours to take care of other travel arrangements and process the transaction to secure your reservation.

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Twin Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Twin-sharing cabins with private toilet and bath hot and cold shower
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Twin Bunk Bed Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
Bunk bed cabins with downstair queen-size bed and upstair single size with own toilet and shower
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Twin Bunk Bed Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
Bunk bed cabins with a downstair queen-size bed and upstair single size with own toilet and shower
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VIP Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
2 VIP rooms have a mini bar, safety vault, and king size bed
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Relatively new boat, well designed for small group. food was excellent. choice of dive sites are very good. This is a gap route between their normal seasons, would suggest expand to more trips as it is a good one.
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