Seadoors, Philippines

Excellent diving and guidance

“All of it”

Christian S, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Custom-built for a comfortable diving experience
  • Marine library and a flat-screen TV

The 25m Seadoors Dive Liveaboard was custom-built for divers to explore the beauty of the Philippines' underwater world comfortably. 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.

The air-conditioned spacious lounge is in the center of the first deck, 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, and 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 as 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).

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.


Diving

  • 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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

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

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
    7.9
  2. Crew
    8.6
  3. Food
    9.4
  4. Diving
    8.9
  5. Value
    8.3
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christian S
  • United States United States
Best crew and diving skiffs ever.

All of it

Recommended for
Crew, skiff, very calm seas.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael O
  • United States United States
Best liveaboard I’ve done

I saw everything we could have expected to see and more. The dive guides were enthusiastic and just as excited to dive as we were it seemed. Axel was simply the Best cruise director I’ve experienced. Highly recommend.

Recommended for
The Dive guides, Cruise director Axel, diving and food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ilan F
  • Germany Germany
Great crew & service , awesome food with superb verity, excellent dives

Spot on the right dive sites each day

Recommended for
Dive guides, food and service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • ALWYN D
  • India India
Good Boat with safe diving

The highlight of my trip was the owner of the boat took personal responsibility to get me to the boat as I had missed my flight due to storms in Dubai. Besides that everything was run like clockwork. Really good crew who anticipated your next requirement. I will dive with this boat again for the just the whole good feeling when on a dive trip. Liveaboard.com were excellent with connecting all the dots to get me there. Theirs customer service is awesome. Thanks Guys.

Recommended for
Dive Guides-Drop n Pick @dive sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alexander B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Relaxed experience

Outstanding diving on the Visayas Shark Special route - such a privilege to meet the thresher sharks. The diving was relaxed with long surface intervals leading to a very restful trip. Cabins were the most comfortable I’ve ever experienced on a LA.

Recommended for
Pace of diving, comfort, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Stefan M
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Amazing Diving and good crew

We had a great trip with Seadoors. The crew was a well oiled machine and everything was organized. We enjoyed the diving and we felt we got to see diverse ocean life. Our trip included 2 night dives, two muck dives, whale sharks, treasure sharks and so much more. 17 dives total over 6 days. The dive guides were great. Don’t expect luxury cabins- this is a dive boat and is not upscale. We were plenty comfortable. The rooms had lots of storage space. Food was centered around the French pallet. Apparently 60% of the divers on board are French. We missed local cuisine and international flavors. Especially as a vegetarian my meals were limiting in flavors. Lots of repetition. Overall loved the trip and would do it again.

Recommended for
Reefs, Crew and a relaxing time
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sanjeevani R
  • India India
Incredible week in Tubbattaha

The sharks and coral

Recommended for
Loved the diving, the company, and the food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Claudia R
  • Germany Germany
World Heritage

Shark airport is definitely worth 4 dives. Beer from the cooler on the chaseboat after our last dive was really fancy. Food was mostly very good. Crew and guides super friendly. BUT, chasing after sharks in the blue each day will not become a favourite for me. Some shade on the sundeck would have been helpful as well as a little more respect for sleeping demands

Recommended for
Wonderful Reefs, masses of fish, sharks
  • 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
  • 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