Dolphin Liveaboard

Dolphin Liveaboard

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  • Free DAN Dive Insurance
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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • Wi-FiNo
  • Diving EquipmentNo
  • 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 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 16 passengers. 6 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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CabinsView deck plan

Twin Cabin

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
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Twin Bunk Bed Cabin

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
Twin-sharing cabins with private toilet and bath
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Upper Deck Twin Bunk Bed Cabin

Upper Deck 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
Twin-sharing cabins with private toilet and bath
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VIP Cabin

VIP Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Double bed cabins with private toilet and bath
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameCMJ Dive Cruise
  • Year built1986
  • Length27
  • Width6.5
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins10
  • EnginesYanmar
  • GeneratorAC 225 V, 1 X90 KVA Denyo, 2 x40 KVA Yanmar
  • Compressors3 Compressors
  • Tenders1 x24 and 1x21 Footer Fiberglass chase boat
  • Nitrox MembraneNitrox membrane system
  • Power plugs onboard220 /110 V - 60htz
  • Freshwater maker5 tons per day
  • On-board payment methodsCash

Crew

7 crew members
Divemasters will make 2 or 3 groups

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

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