Seadoors, Philippines


The 25m Seadoors Dive Liveaboard was custom built for divers to explore the beauty of the Philippines underwater world in comfort. The Seadoors Liveaboard has 8 cabins and caters to a maximum of 16 guests. Each cabin is air-conditioned and has a queen size bed plus a single bed, en-suite bathroom with hot water and towels are provided. There is also the option of upgrading to a more spacious luxury cabin once on board.

In the centre of the first deck is the air-conditioned spacious lounge perfect for relaxation, briefings and debriefings. A marine library is available to search for the latest critter, and a flat-screen TV to watch movies or check out your latest photographs. There is also a workstation for charging electronic equipment. Aboard the Seadoors Liveaboard there is even more space for relaxation on the sundeck, which offers comfortable sunbeds to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, or an outdoor shaded lounge to watch the spectacular sunset views. Enjoy panoramic views from the Seadoors Liveaboard outdoor dining room, where local and French cuisine is served throughout the day with afternoon snacks.

Visit the beautiful sites of Tubbataha, dive with Thresher Sharks in Malapascua or the Whale Sharks of Leyte. The experienced dive staff and crew of the Seadoors Liveaboard will be on hand to make your dive trip to the Philippines a memorable as possible. Book your Philippines Liveaboard Diving adventure today!

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Gratuities (10 EUR per day), National Park Fees (85-162 EUR), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • 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 renovated 2012
  • Length 25
  • Beam 6
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2x Yanmar engines
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 8
  • Tenders 2s yamaha 55hp
  • Water capacity 27 000L
  • Fuel capacity 7000L
  • Freshwater maker 4000L per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Seadoors Reviews

  • 8.5 Fabulous
  • 39 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nicholas C
  • United States United States
Great way to dive Visayas

Great trip overall. Despite inclement whether shutting down diving for a whole day (they said that's the first time that's ever happened), we still managed only one less dive than a normal trip. Only complaints were that 1) The room I was in constantly smelled like a port-a-john, unrelated to our own bathroom. I think it was due to ventilation being connected to the kitchen. 2) The incidental charges (gear rental, nitrox, flashlight, park fees, crew tip) really added up more than I expected, driving the price a few hundred dollars over what I thought it would cost. In the end though, it was worth it. Being on a liveaboard offers you great access to the dive sites, and with the exception of thresher shark diving in Malapascua, we were the only group at every site.

Recommended for
Food is impressively delicious; diving is well-organized and super convenient; crew is friendly and helpful
  • 10 Exceptional
  • austin G
  • United States United States
Awesome trip with awesome people

Great dives. This was my second time on the boat and I cant recommend it enough. The DMs are great and the overall experience was awesome.

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sina H
  • United States United States
The best liveaboard I've been on so far!

My first time ever to see Hammerhead and Tigersharks. The reef is so beautiful and healthy. It's better than any aquarium! Also we saw great pelagics: Whaleshark and Mobula & Manta ray. The crew was always helpful and very, very kind. Nice boat and well maintained as well. We had a fun evening with BBQ on a tiny island and Pierlo gave us a video of our trip for free! Can totally recommend Seadoors!

Recommended for
Tubbataha reef, super friendly crew, good food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Wayyyyy more than I imagined !!!!

WHALE SHARKS!!! Friendly Staff and GREAT food... EXACTLY what the doctor ordered!!!

Recommended for
The Dives... The Staff... The Accommodations...
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Diane H
  • United States United States
Really fun week with some amazing diving!

Such a great trip! Even with a slight hiccup of a typhoon that we had to deal with. We were well taken care of, and they put everyone's safety first. They also did the best they could to let us make up any missed dives by adding in some extra night diving. We had some great people on board and the best part was the staff and crew. Hilarious and fun and I can't wait to come back for another trip!

Recommended for
Divemasters/staff, diving, schedule
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alan B
  • United States United States
Awesome diving in diverse sites

Tremendous diversity of shapes, colors and sizes of reef and wall corals (hard and soft), fish, anenomes, urchins, nudibranchs, etc. Thresher, hammerhead, whale sharks were great to see, but the highlight was everything else. And having Thomas Vignaurd's lectures was truly special; I learned a lot and enjoyed every minute of it.

Recommended for
1. Great reef and wall dives; 2. Night dives; 3. Good food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Marcelo L
  • United States United States
I had beautiful and different dives as expected.

Huge hard and soft corals. Unbelieveable biodiversity. Great encounter with whale sharks. Great trip overall.

Recommended for
Dives, whale sharks, Get to know more about the Philippines
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nicholas Q
  • United States United States
Good Value


Recommended for
Good guides, good variety, decent food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Christopher L
  • United States United States
Very good. Smooth diving.

Animals that I have seen.

Recommended for
Animals. People. Crew.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Debbie K
  • Australia Australia
Whale Sharks and Thresher Sharks

There is much to like about Seadoors. The boat is in good condition and comfortable although the loungeroom is not really available for relaxing as some of the crew sleep there. So don't expect to watch videos after dinner or between dives. The cabins are, of course, small but not as small as I've seen. I travelled alone and was bunked up with another woman - unfortunately the cabins are really not designed for two single people - to access the top bunk and storage you have to stand on the bed below. But the port holes next to the top bunk were large and opened. Fantastic! The dive deck is small but good - the chase boats are great including custom designed and built ladders which make it really easy to get back into the boat - really appreciate that. And the crew were very helpful. Unfortunately we didn't get introduced to most of the crew which I would have liked. I wasn't all that impressed with the diving - some of it was great - and I loved the snorkel with the whale sharks. The coral was good but I'm not really into micro-stuff and there just weren't that many fish. Don't get me wrong - I'd say half the dives were great - but that means half were a bit ordinary - especially if like me you don't like night muck dives. Thresher shark experience was pretty under-whelming - three dives and saw maybe three sharks and only one close enough to count. My biggest problem with the Seadoors experience is that the owner/operator runs it all a little unstructured - so I never had any advance notice of when dives were likely to be. I really like a schedule so that I can work out when I have time for a nap and when I don't. I know things can change depending on weather and tides an current but I'd really like best guess info in advance. The owner/operator is French and a great diver. He targets the European market - pricing all in Euros which was confusing for me as an Aussie - by the time I'd been told everything in Euros (some of which additional expenses I didn't expect) and then told what the exchange into Pesos was (and nothing was ever written written down for me - just verbal) and I was trying to manage my money - I felt all confused and a bit resentful. So, overall the trip wa still an 8/10 - of course - I got to go diving somewhere fantastic for 5 days - but just a few things to be aware of.

Recommended for
Great group; Availability of 15l tanks and great ladders for climbing back into the chase boats; New Year's Eve party
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adel A
  • Kuwait Kuwait
Nice liveaboard

very good profecional setup everything works Staff and divemasters fantastic you will quickly feel cozy and ready to dive

Recommended for
The staff the area and the diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dieter K
  • Germany Germany
Great diving in relaxed athmosphere with delicious food

Great diving: we saw many mantas, sharks, giant barracudas, turtles in a wonderland of corals, rocks and white sand. Great walls and lovely coral gardens in every dive spot. Nice and friendly crew, people you want to have as friends. And a great food - the cook must be a magician to prepare that food in a relatively small boat with a tiny kitchen. Is was more like a 5 star hotel. Relaxed, familiar athmosphere. I will definitely try to go on that boat again.

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Thomas Z
  • Germany Germany
Good value for the money and friendly crew

Found my first frogfish without a guide

Recommended for
Warm shower in the rooms, typical philipino friendlyness, got the down banch since I was first in the room
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Keith B
  • Australia Australia
good diving in a stylesh boat with great food

the unknown friendly people the sites plenty of spaced boat

Recommended for
boat ,relaxed vibe untouched sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Clive T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

This is a boat for divers, don't expect 5 star luxury but do expect a friendly and knowledgable crew. We had a few problems with the weather but the crew made immediate alterations to maximise our diving experience. Excellent value for money and thoroughly recommended.

Recommended for
crew food diving
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Chantal Z
  • France France
Excellent and professional crew

Nice boat with indoor lounge room and sun deck, the front outdoor lounge could not always be used because of wind and rain. Cabins: big enough but no opportunity to dry swimsuits or towels: the air in the cabin is damp, the towel never got dry and smelled musty after a couple of days. Nice hot shower! Hygiene of the bathroom is questionable: hair from predecessors on the drain and thick fungus under the sliding door spot, the area around the sink full of toothpaste and soap splashes from previous guests. Crew: boat crew and dive guide: extremely friendly, always helpful, patient and very professional. This was really impressive. Dives: Some tresher sharks, white tip sharks but overall a scarce fish presence and variety, I found it a bit disappointing. Due to bad weather we went twice to the same site to see tresher sharks. What was the point as there were some 30 other dive boats (day cruises) on the same spot. We didn’t understand why we twice didn’t manage to arrive before them despite of us being the only liveaboard. Dive organisation: great, the crew was very professional and helpful. We had an excellent dive guide. Great plus: every diver got a dry towel after each dive which was great since the water was cold and the air temperature quite fresh. Dive deck small but totally sufficient thanks to the good organisation. Food: not great: some of the veggies were from cans and there was a lot of deep-fried food as well as thick sauces, the taste of the dishes was often not good. Not enough local food overall. Twice some nice grilled fish for dinner (but quickly eaten up). The morning and afternoon snacks were almost always eaten up by the first dive group: no drink or food left if you took the time to shower and get some dry clothes, so several divers from the second group were often left out in the cold. This applied also for lunch or dinner as well as for the fruit after main meals. The overall food quantity is of course always enough, difficult to tell if it was due to a lack of quantity or just sheer lack of consideration of other people on the boat. It would help to wait until both diving groups are ready before serving meals. There was no allocated some spot on the boat so you have to endure smoke in all outdoor areas.

Recommended for
professional and friendly crew, excellent dive guide
  • 7.2 Good
  • Jean-Francois C
  • France France
Great dives and great meetings

The dive sites are really great and with such good guides it's easy to see how beautiful it were. The boat is not luxuary but the essential is here and the crew and guides are great and always doing their best for us. A very good trip.

Recommended for
the crew, the divers and the dives
  • 7.6 Good
  • bo H
  • China China
beautiful coral garden

1. the reef park enviorment is protected very well, you could see many fish groups, such as sweetlips, jackfish, barracude etc. 2. the coral garden is beautiful, along the wall, there are differnet sea fans. 3. it is easy to meet with reef sharks. 4. the wave is somewhat big on the boat.

Recommended for
friendly crew, beautiful coral graden.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jennika I
  • Sweden Sweden
Friendly, to big group...

Whalesharks Over all diving

Recommended for
Sharks, food, divemaster
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Charlotte R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing tubbataha diving

The diving at Tubbataha is great - no people. All the big stuff - hammerheads, whalesharks, mantas, silver tip sharks (plus loads of grey reefs / white tips / schools of barracuda and jacks). Not so much macro. The dive guides are great - they find everything. And largely prepare and move all equipment for you (unless you want to do yourself). Food was amazing! The boat seems to largely attract an older audience (mostly aged 50 upwards). So positive, or less positive depending upon your own age!

Recommended for
Incredible diving. Amazing food. Great guides and staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sybil E
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great diving with great people

Swimming with whale sharks and the BBQ on beach were highlights that I wasn't counting on.

Recommended for
The diving at Tubbataha is stunning. We saw amazing things in every dive. There was a good mix if people o. The boat and enough to spread out and be in your own space if you want
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Agata P
  • Poland Poland
Tubbataha diving is fabulous

Swimming with a whale shark at 35 meters (but boy does it use up your air fast!). Swimming with a manta at 12 meters. Chasing a pod of about 50 dolphins in the dive boat.

Recommended for
Good food, considerate staff, efficiency of gearing up.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Aleksandra L
  • Belarus Belarus
super cool diving and a nice team

it was a very good experience: diving is easy and there's so much to see underwater! it's unbelievable how clean and lively the reef is! also the weather was super nice for our trip. but what also made this trip a blast are the crew and other guests onboard. it was a nice family-like atmosphere all the time. I enjoyed a lot. Also, what comes to diving, safety is on point and divemaster (and other divers too) are very attentive, which makes you forget any troubles and enjoy the beauty of Tubbataha reef. Big thanks to everyone, hope yo see you again somewhere underwater or on land ;)

Recommended for
clear reef, a lot of sharks, nice crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • HSI ju F
  • Taiwan Taiwan
The number one dive site

The staff is nice Tubbataha is crazy amazing dive site!

Recommended for
Saw 20.+whale shark;the dive site has some many coral;the food on the boat is delicious
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Emilie M
  • France France
Amazing experience onboard

The boat was well distributed and clean. The crew was very friendly and always ready to help you. The dive master had experience and able to spot marine life in a click.

Recommended for
The crew, the boat and the dive
  • 7.6 Good
  • Jaymini P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good diving with the Thresher Sharks

The shark encounters were the highlight, especially the thresher sharks and the whale sharks

Recommended for
Dive guides, the guests and the shark encounters
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Arnaud S
  • France France
Professional staff, great diving spot!

The all trip was a highlight for me as it was my first on a liveaboard. Gave me taste to do more!

Recommended for
The divemasters, the ambiance & the simplicity
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sandra L
  • Australia Australia
Great liveaboard experience

The DMs pointed out things to me that I had never seen before. Their knowledge of the area is extensive and I saw everything I hoped to see —- and more! Good camaraderie on the boat as well !

Recommended for
Dive masters were helpful, boat was very comfortable, dive steps chosen well
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Hannah L
  • Germany Germany
Great experience!

Our guide was so great! I felt comfortable and safe while diving, the crew was so nice and helpful and the food was great. 10/10 would totally recommend seadoors

Recommended for
Diving, Food and Crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Therese V
  • Australia Australia
All round great experience.

Diving with thresher sharks in Malapascua was incredible. We saw about 10 sharks with amazing visiblility, within 2m from us.

Recommended for
The quality of service and equipment was outstanding. The dive guides and staff are attentive and friendly. The quality of diving was mixed, mainly due to weather, but this cannot be helped. It was a great experience.
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Peter J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Visayas - not the dive trip I expected

Diving with (unbaited) Thresher sharks. There were “feeding stations” for the Whale Shark dives; snorklers swarming all over the poor animals. We didn’t enjoy or approve! So the fact the Threshers come into a natural cleaning station was great. Lots of interesting macro stuff.

Recommended for
It made getting between resorts easy. Basically the boat sails between dive resorts and anchors at them - the day boats from the resort usually got to the dive sites before us. Accommodation and food was taken care of, but you could easily arrange everything on shore at exactly the same sites . The diving was ok, but nothing outstanding.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Mona S
  • Denmark Denmark
Not intense but what we saw was amazing

Night snorkeling at Gato Island then luminescent plankton appeared... Dhojo, Panglao night and day. Snorkeling with Bryde whale.

Recommended for
Bryde whale, dolphins, nudibranch
  • 7.2 Good
  • Mohamed L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Cannot reccomend

The good - Friendly crew Good food - good variety and quality, and you even get free soft drinks and juice Nice comfy lounge spaces The bad - The boats septic system needs to be looked at. The boat always smells of excrement/sevage. Our toilet was leaking when we got on, and we had waste on the floor in the bathroom. That was fixed day 1. The toilet still smells (gases come up the toilet) and you can hear the waste sloshing about when the boat is moving. If you want to feel seasick this is the perfect combo. Our shower leaked the whole time, so the floor was always wet. The communication in general, and about the diving was bad. We never knew what was happening, where we were going, what to expect. At one point a whaleshark was seen at the back of the boat, people jumped in to swim with it. No one from the crew went around the boat to tell everyone who wasn't at the back already. The owner jumped in with a camera, more concerned about himself rather than getting a crewmember to tell everyone else on the boat. They didn't have the wetsuit size I had indicated on the form I did months ago. The wetsuit I got given had holes in it and was clearly thin from wear. Poor safety briefings and lack of safety features such as AIS or GPS locators - considering Tubbataha is an area of open ocean with strong currents. The owner was on the boat and it felt like it was him private boat to hit on guests and party on. We were just a necessity to fund this. We didn't really feel like the trip was about us. Overall the diving was good, but I wouldn't reccomend this boat to anyone - 5/10 for a stinky boat with poor communication and an overall strange vibe. For reference I have been one 1 other liveaboard within the last year and I'd give that 10/10, so I'm not a crazy demanding person. PS - the owner has 3 cats that live in a small room on the boat. A selfish and cruel thing to do.

Recommended for
Great food, comfortable lounging spaces, lovely crew
Origin: US