Liveaboard Review

Liberation - Review 2022

The Liberation was built in 2016 and renovated in 2019 making it fairly new. It has a length of 25 meters/84 feet long and can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. The budget boat only has two dorm room cabins with comfortable single beds. It can reach a maximum speed of 12 knots and goes at a cruising speed of 8 knots. The itineraries will take you to Apo Marine Park, the Wrecks of Coron and snorkeling experiences in Dugong. A budget-friendly liveaboard to experience the best of what the Philippines has t offer.

Our Overall Review

Things we like:

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    Many people were happy with the friendliness and diligent staff and crew
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    Divers said the dive briefings were on point and well presented
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    Some people said the crew spoke English which made communication easier
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    Many people said they received their meals on time and were served snacks throughout the day

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome people said the cabins were small and had limited storage space
  • check-markA couple of people were taken back because there isn’t any running water on the liveaboard

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Diving on the Liberation in the Philippines 


Insights into the Liberation liveaboard Philippines

The Liberation liveaboard is 25 meters/84 feet long and provides all year long cruises. The custom-built outrigger is fully equipped for backpacker tourists looking to explore the most majestic dive sites in the Philippines. On the dives, you will be treated to sightings of groupers, snappers, eels, barracuda, rays, and sharks. Furthermore, you will get to dive by the Wrecks of Coron. The Philippines will offer you picturesque islands and sparkling white beaches and clear warm waters.

Interior and exterior features of the Liberation liveaboard

With Liberation, you can expect stability, comfort, and safety. It can accommodate up to 14 guests in 2 dorm-style cabins that have single bunk beds. The foam mattresses and hotel-quality sheets and pillows will give you a good nites rest. There are two full-size toilet cubicles that you will get to share. However, there isn’t any running water on this liveaboard, but there is freshwater onboard for bucket showers. The top deck is open and offers you great tanning space or you can use it for a perfect place to do some stargazing. This is a budget-friendly liveaboard if you want to explore all the underwater wonders.

Food on the Liberation liveaboard

Although the Liberation liveaboard is a budget boat you will still receive the very best cuisine daily. There are various snacks served throughout the day after dive trips. Another plus is they prepare vegan and vegetarian options if you arrange this beforehand.


The crew and dive instructors can all speak English and possess a wealth of knowledge and experience of the local dive sites. With the 14 divers, you will be able to explore Apo Reef Marine Park, the Wrecks of Coron and a lot of snorkeling around Dugong. There is a large dive platform right behind the pilothouse that provides easy access to the water.

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