The motor yacht Discovery Palawan is a spacious and comfortable vessel able to welcome 32 divers on board, offering one of the best options to discover the magic of the Philippines' islands.
Date 02/05/19 to 08/05/19
Duration 6 nights
Boat Discovery Palawan
Destination Tubbataha Reef
Departure Puerto Princessa
Arrival Puerto Princessa
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Discovery Palawan is a 50 Metre (164ft) steel yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She can cruise at 10 knots and has 220 volt power on board.

Previously named Hans Christian Andersen, was built in 1972 in Groningen, Holland. The initial idea was to create a luxurious sailing-ship for cruising around the Caribbean.

She was later rebuilt as a navigation training ship then refitted in 2006 with a new and more powerful engine with all modern navigational equipment, then she was moved to the Philippines to serve as an adventure cruise ship.

In 2013, she was renamed Discovery Palawan and underwent a USD 1.5 million renovation for a fresh, modern look.

On the main deck, there is an indoor saloon which also used as a camera Room, with lots of tables and charging stations. Just outside of the salon/camera Room, there are large rinse tanks for cameras. And the upper deck has a very pleasant outdoors eating area.

The dive deck is also located on the upper deck and once the gear is set up, the crew will carry it into the tender boat. All you have to do is wear your wetsuit and your mask.

An ideal holiday for families with children, the boat sails from island to island in sheltered waters. Every day there is the opportunity to go ashore to discover beautiful beaches, local fishing villages and local markets.


The Discovery Palawan has 18 comfortable staterooms, it can welcome max. 32 divers/40 non-divers on board.

All cabins have private head with shower, closet and A/C, storage, and charting facilites.

11 Lower Deck Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two singel beds side by side, portholes.

1 Lower Deck Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed, portholes.

4 Uppder Deck Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two singel beds side by side, windows.

2 Uppder Deck Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one double bed, windows.


  • 3 to 4 dives per day, depending on the liveaboard program.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:All divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD/PHP) only
  • Crew Number:20 - 32

Cabins & prices

Name Price
Standard Double Twin $2,326.00
Upper Deck Twin Double $2,766.00


  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees


Destinations Coron and Apo Reef, Tubbataha Reef
Languages spoken English


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