Flying Dolphin 3, Philippines

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Experience the beauty of the Philippines aboard the Flying Dolphin 3 catamaran. The Flying Dolphin III offers a unique way to dive the Philippines with a maximum of 8 other guests, offering a more personalised service on board. Four double guest cabins equipped with a washbasin, shower & toilet are located on the lower deck. Above deck are an outer lobby, sun deck and two comfortable trapezes. The onboard chef will prepare fresh dishes of local and international fusion cuisine.

The Flying Dolphin 3 catamaran visits some of the best dive sites in the Philippines, including Tubbataha Reef, Apo Reef and the reefs & wrecks around Coron. The Tubbataha Marine Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and diving is only available between March and June. Home to almost 90% of the coral species in the Philippines, divers may encounter up to 11 species of sharks, as well as Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Barracudas, Napoleon Wrasses and Tuna. Between June and February, the Flying Dolphin 3 liveaboard relocates to Puerto Galera to dive Apo & Coron reefs.

For a unique sailing and diving liveaboard in the Philippines, the Flying Dolphin 3 is a fantastic option. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.


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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Land Excursions, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (5,000-6,000 PHP).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Rental Gear (1,500 PHP per day), Snorkel Gear (400 USD per day).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and German.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 18.9 m
  • Deck area 18 m2
  • Engines 2 x 75 HP engine
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders 12 ft rubber boat with 25 HP Honda

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Flying Dolphin 3 Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 3 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.3
  2. Crew
    8.7
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    10.0
  5. Value
    8.7
  • 8.4 Very good
  • DONGJIN K
  • South Korea South Korea
overall good, but the boat is a bit old. need space for non-smoker.

Whale Shark!!!!

Recommended for
the staff/marine life/free beer
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Minkyung S
  • South Korea South Korea
Great diving in Tubbataha

Amazing dives in Tubbataha. Saw beautifully protected soft and hard corals and ~10 sharks on average for every dive. Whalesharks and mantas were the highlight of the trip. Also can see napoleon wrasse, turtles, and plenty of reef sharks. The most amazing chef cooked meals for all 7 divers with a wide range of dietary restrictions, from my vegan roommate to gentlemen who loved some real meat. Local dive guides with excellent knowledge of all the dive sites. Now, there were some serious communication problems during the booking process. Not sure if it was due to liveaboard.com or the boat operator or both, but there were many times when I was given contradicting information regarding transportation availability, rental gear availability and gear pricing. I had to make sure that they confirm my requests were met and double check everything multiple times. In the end, they made things clear, but it took a very long time and I strongly advise everyone to contact the operator directly instead of using email communication with liveaboard.com. (No one seems to be fully in charge of one specific reservation. For me, more than 5 people got back to me with the same liveaboard.com email address.) At first I was told rental gear price was 400php/day/gear(BCD and reg), then it suddenly changed to 500php each (recent price increase, they said) and charge you for the ENTIRE trip, including the non-dive day. At this point I was so tired of fighting and didn’t want to argue so I paid whatever but it was annoying when I learned other divers paid 400. Apparently pricing for rental gear is different from person to person, depending on where/with whom you booked it. TBF It’s not a lot of money, but the miscommunication was evident. Overall, I recommend the boat and the dives but.. good luck with communication.

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • SIMON T
  • France France
Croisière très agréable

Les plongées avec les requins et les repas entre plongeurs

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Stabilité du bateau