Resolute Liveaboard, Philippines

Excellent crew and service

“The diving was ok. We didn’t have the best conditions. But saw a few manta and some sharks. Highlight was the boat and her crew. …”

Takeshi C, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Encounter white tip, grey reef, nurse, and hammerhead sharks
  • Whale sharks, thresher sharks, and colorful critters
  • Open-air dining room with five-course buffet

Operating since 1998, MY Resolute is one of the longest-running liveaboard vessels in the Philippines. With a highly experienced crew on board, the boat visits Tubbataha from March to June. This UNESCO heritage site offers pristine dive conditions and shark sightings on almost every dive, with the chance of encountering white tip, grey reef, nurse, and hammerhead sharks. From July- to October, M/Y Resolute relocates to the island of Cebu for diving in the Visayas to see whale sharks, thresher sharks, and colorful critters. The ship then navigates to Apo Reef, offering the chance to dive with hammerheads, reef sharks, and other pelagic life.

Topside, the MY Resolute liveaboard caters to just 16 guests. There are 8 comfortable cabins available, each with individually controlled AC and en-suite bathrooms. Meals are served in the open-air dining room, and dinner is usually a five-course buffet consisting of 2 meat dishes, 1 seafood, soup, and vegetables. Special dietary requirements are catered to with advance notice. The ship's bow offers loungers and is a great place to soak up the sun, and the indoor salon offers a cool area with an entertainment system and a camera room. The large dive deck is located at the back of the boat and offers ample space for kitting up and individual gear storage.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (100-200 USD), National Park Fees (100-110 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Transfers, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Nitrox, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera

Food & Drinks

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Full-board Option

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
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.


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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1974
  • Year renovated 1998
  • Length 34.60 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Cruising speed 9.5 knots
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 27FT 75HP Yamaha ; 21FT 55HP Yamaha
  • Water capacity 14 tones

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light

Resolute Reviews

  • 8.0 Very good
  1. Vessel
    7.5
  2. Crew
    8.0
  3. Food
    9.0
  4. Diving
    8.0
  5. Value
    7.7
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Takeshi C
  • United States United States
Resolutely Wonderful!

The diving was ok. We didn’t have the best conditions. But saw a few manta and some sharks. Highlight was the boat and her crew. One of the better liveaboards I’ve been on.

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Great boat. Crew was professional and courteous.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • HeeEun H
  • South Korea South Korea
Charged with all the warmth of Philippines ☀️🧡

Overall, it was an unforgettably beautiful journey with Resolute. My friend who already had a trip with them before recommended me to go together this time. I could see why. We love the crew. All diving crews in LiveAboard tend to be happy and nice but it felt beyond that. Ernie had been always checking whether we felt alright, Bob is a fully trustable divemaster, and Karla's been such an attentive sweetheart. They've made customized cakes to congratulate my friend's birthday (vegan) and one person who had his 100th dive. One thing to take into consideration is that the sea is quite turbulent and most of us went through some sea-sickness at least once. But that didn't stop us from eating, because the food was sooooo good. I was impressed with myself for continuing to eat despite being almost flown away from the deck (a bit exaggerated). That's how good the food was..! You will get fat in this trip. We saw lots of tropical fish - my favorite clown triggerfish was seen multiple times, massive turtles, sharks, rays, flamboyant cuttlefish, seahorses, so many nudibranches, lobster, bumphead, barracudas, pufferfish, lionfish, catfish, etc - oh not to forget the dugong! Only one downside of this trip is that compared to the other LiveAboard trip I had with Andaman, this time I had to pay separately for all the rental gears per day - which was around 300 USD in total. The cost was all included in Andaman. Ah, also bear in mind that you would have to get a taxi from airport to the pier which takes around 2.5 hours (one-way) and 273 USD (roundtrip, can be shared among three to four people). Other than that I can confidently say that I loved the trip. I'm very much interested in Resolute's trip to Tubbataha too. I heard you'll see so many sharks that you won't even get that impressed seeing one anymore. Hope to see you again soon! xoxo

Recommended for
1. Really really good food, 2. Awesome crew, 3. Diversity in diving
  • 2.0 Review score
  • Mehdi D
  • France France
WORST LIVEABOARD BY FAR

DO NOT BOOK THIS LIVEABOARD ! This is by far the worst experience I’ve ever had on a liveaboard and I will explain why. 1/ the boat is old and absolutely not adapted for a liveaboard. They gave me a 1m2 cabin when a bigger was advertised and I paid the same price. All the cabins smell extremely bad. When I complained, the owner told me that I didn’t have a choice. 2/ the gear on the boat was very old and absolutely not made or quality. I had to dive with a short and t shirt when I specifically mentioned that I need to rent the gear. 3/ the food was not good and you can’t eat outside the meals. There are no snacks or beverages onboard except the ones you have to pay. 4/ we had to curtail the trip and go back to puerto princesa after 3 days because one of the generators broke. The owner didn’t do the maintenance and chose to do the trip anyway so he wouldn’t lose money. 5/ when we arrived, the owner told us that the ac in the living room was broken. Later in the week when the generator broke down we understood that the generator was already almost broken and that’s why he decided to turn off the ac not to push it too much. Because of his stinginess, we had to curtail the trip. He offered to refund 1/3 for the missing dives but when it was refund time we realized that the refund was not 1/3 but 15% because he removed all the taxes and fees so he wouldn’t have to refund much money. 6/ This owner brought a very bad vibe on the boat. Setting way too many rules, making comments and remarks all the time, being disrespectful to people. His own staff hates him and feel uncomfortable when he’s around. This guy just bought a boat for his own leisure and is making money out of people’s hopes. 7/ we haven’t seen any manta or whale sharks. Tubbataha is not what it’s advertised for. Nice reefs lots of fish but that’s it. Not worths the price. Conclusion : if you wanna spend lots of money and be disappointed, feel bad and stressed out and not like you are welcome, dive with shitty equipment and eat shitty food then go for it. For those who are looking for a good experience, just book any other boat than this one. We made fun of the owner and the boat with the other guests because we have never seen such a circus on a liveaboard. The other guests were extremely experienced most of them are instructors or dive masters and been on many liveaboards. This review is the reflect on most the guests on the boat.

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The guests
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adriana B
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Incredible experience

The food we had was great and you never felt hungry because there was always amazing food. The crew was so helpful and attentive. The dive masters were very skilled and safe. They were great at pointing out rare species. The dives and itinerary was lovely. I saw things I didn’t even know existed. I recommend this liveaboard to everyone.

Recommended for
1. Amazing food, 2. Great service, 3. Memorable dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ronny B
  • Germany Germany
Great diving at unique divesites on a great boat with amazing Crew!

Traveling with MV Resolute means having a great time. I was on the Apo reef, Coron wrecks and the Dugong observation trip. Apo Reef is an amazing reef with beautiful coral gardens in the middle of the Zulu Sea. Coincidentally, the Manta also visited us during our dives. After that we dove in the ship graveyard before Coron. A journey into the past, now full of marine life. But the very next day we had an appointment with the protected dugongs from Calauit island. A feeling of happiness diving with them... goosebumps... Shortly before disembarking, the last dives in the Isla Verde Strait .. perfect end to a great diving trip with MV Resolute. I can recommend it.

Recommended for
diversity of dive sites, crew, Philippines
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Nicolas C
  • Italy Italy
Very recommended experience!

Definitely the dive locations.

Recommended for
The friendliness of the crew, the dive site selection and the willingness to adapt to customer's requests.
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Thorsten J
  • Denmark Denmark
Adventurous

- I saw new species like the Dugong - Good to back under water - Nice people - guests as well as crew.

Recommended for
Brewed Coffee, good atmosphere and foods.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jorge G
  • Spain Spain
Friendly and helpful crew

The crew and diving

Recommended for
The crew, diving and food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Aureli R
  • Spain Spain
Nuestro oasis en Filipinas

El vida a bordo ofrece la posibilidad de ver partes muy distintas de Filipinas en un tiempo reducido. El hecho de no ir con el barco lleno, nos aportó comodidad y confort en el crucero, disponiendo de todos los espacios para nosotros. La comida es realmente excepcional y muy abundante. Hace real el dicho de Dive, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. Las cervezas no son especialmente baratas por lo que son los precios del país, pero apetecen mucho después del último buceo del día. El buceo está dirigido por guías expertos y muy seguros (como crítica diría que cortan todo por el rasero del advance. No se adaptan a niveles más experimentados ni cambian los perfiles del buceo, impidiendo a buceadores con más nivel hacer una exploración distinta a la que proponen). Las barcas con las que nos llevan a los puntos de buceo son correctas y cómodas y con los marineros dispuestos a ayudar. El buceo es en paredes, con corrientes suaves, pecios, sin penetración profunda y mucho reef de una calidad excepcional y muy bien conservado. Sobre la organización del viaje, es cómodo volar a Manila y realizar el transporte a Batangas para embarcar (a unas 2-2,5 horas al sur). Hay muchas horas de navegación algunos días y otros con 4 buceos (empezando a las 7 y acabando a las 17h) un poco intensos, en mi opinión ya se hacen 4 buceos en los vida a bordo, pero la 4a es sobre las 20-21 horas y en los días de 2 son pocas . Recomiendo el nitrox (aunque no lo usamos nosotros) para los días de 4 buceos, ya que aporta en tiempos de fondo y en menos cansancio. Las inmersiones en Apo Reef son muy recomendables. Las de los pecios de Coron, son (a mi entender) insuficientes y las de Puerto Galera si te gusta el buceo de reef, es excepcional, pero se pueden hacer todas desde costa. En global, muy contentos de haber hecho esta cata por Filipinas y nos da idea de lo que hay y de donde queremos volver.

Recommended for
El barco no estaba lleno y fue como un crucero privado. Muy buen tiempo y una tripulación muy entregada.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Claus W
  • Germany Germany
Eine spezielle Tauchsafari mit ungewöhnlichen Taucherlebnissen, heiße Quellen, Seekühe, Wracks und Haie!

Although the boat was old and originally build as a spyboat, we had a wonderful time. The crew helped wherever they could. Carla, the boatmanager was extremely friendly, took care of everything, was never in a bad mood. She is a wonderful person. The diveguides made a good job and offered us every day a new experience. We saw dugongs, sharks , wracks and were diving in a hot sweetwater lake. What a great tour!!! Maybe the cabins were a bit small and not very comfortable, but would always emphasize this tour.

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Crew, besonders unsere guides, Verpflegung und Taucherlebnisse