Liberation Liveaboard, Philippines


For a budget liveaboard adventure in the Philippines, look no further than the Liberation. A custom-built outrigger, the Liberation is fully equipped for backpacker accommodation for dive trips to Apo Reef Marine Park, the Wrecks of Coron and diving experiences with Dugong. The large dive platform located behind the pilothouse allows for easy access into the water. Equipped with two large benches which hold 40 tanks and has gear storage underneath, the Liberation can comfortably accommodate up to 14 divers. Detailed dive briefings are provided before each dive by the English, French and Spanish speaking Instructor and dive guides who have a wealth of experience and local knowledge of the dive sites.

Topside, the no-frills Liberation provides comfortable sleeping arrangements in two dorm-style cabins with six single bunk-beds and four double bunk-beds for couples, foam mattresses and hotel-quality sheets and pillows. There are two full-sized toiled cubicles to share, and whilst there is no running water on board, there is freshwater available for bucket showers. Toiletries and towels are provided, and a small generator provided lighting and charging power after sundown. Even though the Liberation is a budget boat, there is no skimping on the food provided. Hungry divers will be well taken care of with the variety and excellent quality of delicious snacks and meals available throughout the day. Vegetarian and vegan diets can also be catered to upon request. For relaxation in-between dives the top deck is open and perfect for topping up the tan. At night, the larger top deck is a great place to take a mattress and blankets to sleep under the stars.

The Liberation is a fantastic option for those on a budget that want to see all the underwater beauty the Philippines has to offer. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (3,530 PHP).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (1,650-2,200 PHP per trip), Gratuities, Airport Transfer (150 PHP), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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

  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and French.

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 built 2016
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 84 ft
  • Beam 14 ft
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 6 cycl x 2
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 2
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Water capacity 1000 Liters
  • Fuel capacity 800 Liters
  • Freshwater maker No

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid

Liberation Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 5 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elizabeth B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great budget LOB

Some amazing wrecks to dive around Busuanga

Recommended for
The extremely knowledgeable dive guide, the food and the great diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elisabeth V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Well organized and good diving

Seeing a hammerhead and barracuda were really cool. Definitely worth your money

Recommended for
The food, beds and diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Graham B
  • Canada Canada
A great, budget experience!

See a dugong up close. Exploring WW2 wrecks with experienced guides.

Recommended for
Dive quality, low cost, friendly staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alistair F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Low end Liveaboard to Apo Reef

This was a fun trip, with a fun group of 12 other guests and 6 or 7 crew . The food was more than acceptable and was always available at the time. The Dive team was excellent. Although I didn’t take up the option for more training, the course execution looked to be professionally done and fun. Between dives, the dive instructors also gave informal dive lectures, which were interesting and informative (and in French and English). The whole trip of 4 days was well organised and well managed. I would certainly consider sailing away on ‘Liberation’ another time.

Recommended for
Great Location, Great Diving and good food, for a sensible price
Origin: US