Stella Maris Explorer, Philippines

  • Rating 8.7 out of 10 8.7 Fabulous
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    • Free Nitrox
  • from $ 344 / day
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“It's always great to be on a liveaboard with like minded people - DIVERS! We saw so much sea life in Tubbataha and I finally got …”

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  • Fully air-conditioned with carpeted interiors
  • En-suite cabins with hot & cold water showers
  • Memory foam mattresses and pillows
  • Large sundeck with bar and jacuzzi
  • Free Nitrox for certified divers
  • Up to 4 dives per day at Tubbataha Reefs

Designed with comfort in mind, the Stella Maris Explorer offers year-round liveaboard diving in the Philippines. Ten spacious 'retro-chic' cabins accommodate up to 21 guests. Each cabin features memory foam mattresses, pillows, AC, storage space, and private en-suite bathrooms. The cabins are spread over 3 decks with a choice of deluxe or premium economy, with twin, double, or queen beds available. Social areas include a spacious salon with a large TV and a dining area where expertly prepared meals and snacks incorporating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of proteins are served. The top deck offers chairs and loungers either in the sun or covered area, the perfect place to soak up the sun, relax in between dives or enjoy a stunning sunset with a cocktail.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Park, Port and Fuel Fees (270-370 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (450 USD), Private Dive Guide (600 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (360-570 USD), Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

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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Stella Maris Explorer Reviews

  • Rating 8.7 out of 10
  • 8.7 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • Rating 8.4 out of 10
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Taj H
  • Flag of United States United States

Friendly and Fun

It's always great to be on a liveaboard with like minded people - DIVERS! We saw so much sea life in Tubbataha and I finally got my first siting of a whale shark. Food was plenty and tasty and friendly crew and fellow divers!

Recommended for
Crew, Beauty of Marine Park, and Diving
  • Rating 9.2 out of 10
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robert D
  • Flag of United States United States

The diving and the crew.

White tips, Napolian wrasses, trigger fish, huge schools of jacks, greens and hawksbills, on and on. Besides the dive group leader, the concept of a safety dive master above the divers gives an added sense of security. Really a fun trip! The dive masters had a great sense of humor and most friendly. My original cabin was adjacent to the engine room which affected my sleep. I was given an upgrade with no charge (there was an empty cabin).

Recommended for
Diving Tubbataha reefs, dive guide leaders, friendly staff.
  • Rating 7.6 out of 10
  • 7.6 Good
  • Fred Louis G
  • Flag of United States United States

Comfortable cabin and boat

After pandemic, LiveAboard trip was quite nice. Unfortunately, weather situation wasn't so good. Diving was a little disappointed to us. Will try to do one more time.

Recommended for
Cabin, boat, friendly crew

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