Resolute Liveaboard, Philippines



  • 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.

Book online today for a fantastic dive liveaboard in the Philippines to reserve your space aboard the MY Resolute yacht.

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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 (100-150 USD), National Park Fees (100-110 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, 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.


  • 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

#deckplan floorplan

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

  • 7.8 Good
  • 10 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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.

Recommended for
Great boat. Crew was professional and courteous.
  • 2.0 Review score
  • Mehdi D
  • France France

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.

Recommended for
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

- 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
  • 9.6 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.

Recommended for
Crew, besonders unsere guides, Verpflegung und Taucherlebnisse
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Laurence B
  • France France
Excellent voyage plongée a Tubbataha

Magnifiques plongée dérivantes, très poissonneuses

Recommended for
Convivial, bien organisé, relaxant
  • 7.2 Good
  • Leonid B
  • Spain Spain
Muy buena

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Recommended for
Mundo marino, los guías, el ambiente