Discovery Palawan, Philippines

Excellente nourriture et boissons

“The boat is huge, accommodates a large number of divers. The group I dove with was super fun and the process, from start-to-finish…”

Joshua S, Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
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Points forts

    • Récemment rénové avec un look frais et moderne
    • Rencontrez des requins baleines et des raies manta
    • Nitrox disponible à bord

Le MV Discovery Palawan aux Philippines sera un excellent choix si vous rêvez d’explorer les sites renversants du parc national de Tubbataha, les sublimes fonds d’Apo Reef ou encore les nombreuses épaves de Coron. Au cours d’une croisière vers Tubbataha, les plongeurs peuvent espérer voir requins baleines, raies mantas et requins marteaux, tout en admirant les spectaculaires récifs coralliens de la région. Un séjour à Apo Reef ravira également les snorkelers qui pourront goûter aux merveilles immergées des Philippines. Avec une spacieuse plateforme de plongée à bord du MV Discovery Palawan ainsi que la présence de guides très expérimentés, vous serez certains de profiter de cette merveilleuse expérience dans les meilleures conditions.

Ayant récemment été presque entièrement rénové, le M/V Discovery Palawan arbore un décor neuf et moderne, avec de spacieux espaces de relaxation ainsi que de très élégantes cabines. Avec presque 50 m de coque, l’espace à bord est généreux et très confortable. Le bateau dispose d’un salon/salle à manger climatisé, d’une cabine photo, d’un pont soleil, de 2 ponts protégés du soleil, ainsi que d’une salle à manger et bar extérieurs où l’on peut profiter de l’agréable brise marine. On trouve 20 cabines à bord du MV Discovery Palawan, 16 cabines standard au pont inférieur et 4 cabines au pont supérieur. Chaque cabine possède climatisation et salle de bain individuelles.

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Inclus: TVA, Eau potable, Thé & café, Collations, Formule repas pension complète (tous les repas), Pack plongées.

Extras obligatoires: Surcharge carburant (150 USD par voyage), Taxes du Parc National (80-135 USD par voyage).

Extras en option: Pourboires, Transfert aéroport, Transfert hôtel, Boissons alcoolisées, Boissons non-alcoolisées, Brevet Nitrox (260 USD), Brevets plongée sous-marine (120-576 USD), Matériel de location, Nitrox (12 USD).

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Caractéristiques du bateau

  • Espace Photo
  • Divertissement audio et vidéo
  • Salon climatisé
  • Cabines climatisées
  • Terrasse
  • Salon intérieur
  • Non-plongeur (plongeur PMT) bienvenus
  • Douches d'eau chaude
  • Dîner à l'extérieur
  • Pièce dédiée aux appareils photo avec table et station de recharge
  • Spécialement conçu pour la plongée
  • Stations de recharge
  • Salle de bain privée
  • Cabines avec vue sur mer
  • Équipage local & international dévoué
  • Point détente/plaisance
  • Pont d'observation
  • Bar

Nourriture et boissons à bord

  • Cuisine occidentale
  • Cuisine locale
  • Options pour les végétariens
  • Buffet
  • Bières disponibles
  • Vegan Options
  • Vin disponible
  • Barbecue sur plage
  • Cocktails de bienvenue

Si vous devez suivre un régime alimentaire particulier durant votre croisière, merci de le mentionner dans les remarques spéciales lors de l'étape 2 de votre réservation. Nous vous conseillons de limiter ces demandes aux croyances religieuses et aux allergies alimentaires.


Plongée

  • Adaptateurs DIN
  • Nitrox disponible
  • Plateforme de plongée
  • Annexes pour les plongeurs

L'équipage parle English.


Location d'équipement

Ce bateau loue du matériel de plongée. Veuillez spécifier vos besoins dans le formulaire de réservation. Voir ci-dessous pour plus de détails sur les inclusions et les prix. Voir les prix.


Plans et configuration du bateau

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Caractéristiques du bateau

  • Année de construction 1972
  • Année de rénovation 2013
  • Longueur 49.2m
  • Largeur 8.5m
  • Vitesse de croisière 10 knots
  • Nombre de passagers maximum 32
  • Nombre de cabines 20
  • Annexes 3

Pilotage et sécurité

  • Radar
  • Sonar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Radiobalise de localisation
  • Canots de sauvetage
  • Gilets de sauvetage
  • Alarme incendie et extincteurs
  • Oxygène
  • Kits de premiers secours
  • Téléphones mobiles et satellites
  • Equipage formé aux premiers secours
  • Fusées de secours éclairantes

Discovery Palawan Avis

  • 9,0 Superbe
  1. Bateau
    8.4
  2. Équipage
    9.4
  3. Nourriture
    9.9
  4. Plongée
    9.0
  5. Valeur
    8.2
  • 8.8 Fabuleux
  • Joshua S
  • Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
Great Experience in Tubbataha

The boat is huge, accommodates a large number of divers. The group I dove with was super fun and the process, from start-to-finish, was enjoyable. The divemaster was very competent and trustworthy, and though he didn't point out a lot I really enjoyed his calm and professional manner. The crew was very kind and attentive, and the food was delicious. I didn't love that we often dove the same place twice in a row (two dives at one site in the morning, two at a different site in the afternoon), but these dives sometimes covered a different area and the diving was always good (even when we were covering the same terrain twice). I really appreciated that the leader of the trip took care of my valuables in his safe (including a not insignificant amount of cash). I would do this trip again!

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Diving in Pristine Reefs, The Fully Stocked Bar, and the Crew!
  • 9.2 Superbe
  • Joseph M
  • Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
Good Times in Tubbataha

The staff on Discovery Palawan made this trip comfortable and easy. There was plenty of food between dives. You will not go hungry. The diving was varied and well organized.

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Manta Ray, Sharks, & Coral Gardens
  • 8.8 Fabuleux
  • Casey D
  • Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
It's a shame they use 2-stroke motors

The use of 2-stroke boat motors on its 3 inflatable dive tenders makes Palawan Discovery customers party to the exhausting of (lubrication) oil directly into the ocean and onto the reef. Great crew, great diving, but please DP - ditch the 2-strokes, as a favor to everyone and everything.

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Lots & lots of passenger space, top-notch tank fills, and ... there's a bar!
  • 8.8 Fabuleux
  • Jere L
  • Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
Hi end ship at a reasonable price

Seeing Marble Rays up close and a great group of divers

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Big boat, great food, attentive staff
  • 9.2 Superbe
  • Robert B
  • Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
Great friendly people

The crew friendliness and attention was spot on. The food was great with 3 main course options every night. Their dive site maps where excellent and DM very specific with inflatable captains on drop points.

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Happy Hour, Great knowledge of dive site, Served buffet style alfresco dinning
  • 10 Exceptionnel
  • Andrew W
  • Etats-Unis Etats-Unis
Superb Experience!

The staff were incredibly attentive, personable, and helpful, including everyone from the stewards to the divemasters. For example, within hours of stepping onto the boat, every staff member greeted me by my first name and asked if I needed anything! The Discovery Palawan is a big boat, 150 feet long, and my first LiveAboard Experience, so I had a lot of questions. I was always treated respectfully and never dismissively, even though I was one of more than 30 guests. The food was endless; early breakfast, full breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner as well as a bar area. At every meal there were at least 3 main dishes and all the food was thoughtfully presented and tasted great (I am not a "foodie" and was impressed!). The ship itself is not brand new and shows some wear and tear but my quarters were great (small private room in middle of ship on lower level with its own air conditioning and bathroom). Of course, the diving in Tubbataha is wonderful but maybe a little disappointing as the water was not crystal clear as it appears in many videos and the schools of fish less prominent than I imagined. We had one Manta Ray encounter and no whaleshark encounters. We did see sharks on most dives, including white tip, black tip, and grey reef sharks, but no Tiger or Hammerheads. At times, there were too many divers at each divesite, which I mentioned to the organizers. A dozen or more divers at a dive site almost guarantees that some creatures will be scared off and diminishes the dive experience. I was told that there were limited dive sites and because of currents it was difficult to space out the divers but I think this could be improved. I shoot underwater video and it was challenging to obtain great "National Geographic Quality" videos as part of a dive group of 5 or 6 divers. The divemasters were very attentive and helpful with gear, setting it up before each dive. Nitrox percentages were a bit variable (32% could be 31% or 33% and had to be confirmed before each dive, but this is routine practice anywhere). I always dove on Nitrox and found it preferable to air (less fatigue and longer bottom times). There were always tanks ready to go and equipment was never broken (if it was, it never interfered with my diving experience). This trip is not for a newly certified diver as there may be strong currents and there's a lot of putting on and taking off equipment, sometimes in very deep water where dropping a weight belt or camera would be a problem. While most diving is at 50-70 feet, I went to 100 feet on a few dives to film some sharks. I also found my shipmates to be very courteous and interesting and fully enjoyed their company at mealtimes and breaks. It was fun to meet new people who all love diving! As it turned out, I was the only US citizen on board, the rest were Filipinos with the exception of 3 Israelis, so it was a great international experience. I would highly recommend Discovery Palawan and would return again, although next time with my own divemaster to have time to shoot more unique footage. N.B. There is no cell phone signal and no internet at the reef, which means 5 days or so of digital isolation! You may want to download some movies before you go! (I returned to Palawan and 1,700 emails waiting...so you might want to budget some recovery time after your trip.)

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Personalized service, Fantastic Food, Well-organized diving
  • 8.4 Très bien
  • Ramon J
  • Philippines Philippines
Excellent service - the crew were very friendly and punctiluous

Tubbattaha! The place itself was the highlight of the trip

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the diving experience, food and service
  • 9.2 Superbe
  • Ron S
  • Pays-Bas Pays-Bas
Diving at world class pristine reef

Seeing loads of marine life incl manta/marbled rays, dolphins playing around the boat, instant diving with tender boats, living on a boat not having to worry about accommodation or food, well organised diving with team members that stuck together as a group.

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Extremely accomodating crew, good food incl snacks, compensation for two lost days with free nitrox.
  • 9.2 Superbe
  • Andrzej B
  • Pologne Pologne
excellent trip

very good quality service, plenty of good food, spacious cabins with decent shower. Boat has unusual set of decks which makes a little hustle during the launch, however organization and clear information makes it even. Plenty of space on each deck including dry deck.

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food, space on the boat
  • 7.6 Bien
  • Alexander B
  • Suisse Suisse
Nightmare from Hell

We saw lots of Manta Rays and the staff was really good. There were 20 customers and 27 staff. The boat operator really, really messed up. They knowingly let a diver on board that had tested positive for Covid, and apparently they do this all the time. The resulting Covid outbreak ended with 15/20 of the customers being quarantined for 8 days. I would NOT recommend booking this until well after the pandemic is over (in the Philippines) as the boat operator is very irresponsible.

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The staff was amazing, the service was superb. The food was pretty good too.