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MV Discovery Adventure

The commodious and lavish liveaboard MV Discovery Adventure is the sister ship of MY Discovery Palawan. It offers the fervent divers, a thrilling opportunity to encounter the giant Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and large Hammerheads along with magnificent colorful coral Reefs in the famous Tubbahata National Park and the Apo Reef. The steel-hulled vessel Discovery Adventure allows diving at amazing Reefs and wrecks to all type of divers. Whereas, the non-divers can avail the chance to explore the underwater treasure by Snorkeling, enjoy their time in kayaking and beach hopping on the scheduled land excursions. Enjoy a safe dive safari vacation with the ultimate liveaboard Discovery Adventure.

A proper review of
MV Discovery Adventure Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MV Discovery Adventure Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Discovery Adventure
MV Discovery Adventure liveaboard
Good liveaboard

5 reasons to dive

  • Some divers said they got to see an abundance of whale sharks
  • Divers said the marine reserve is in immaculate condition
  • Divers said the crew made activities lively and were very helpful
  • The food was delicious and the chef altered the menu according to preference
  • Many people said they would return for another amazing experience

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people were taken back by the fact that had to pay for beverages on board
  • A couple of people stated that the boat is very noisy

Key facts

Year (re)built: 1987
Max divers 28
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Discovery Adventure is a tourist liveaboard of sister ship Discovery Palawan
  • Enjoy the comfortable and safe dives at the best dive sites of Palau and Philippines
  • Explore the biodiverse marine life along with vibrant corals and pristine reefs
  • Opportunity to swim with schools of hammerheads, eagle rays, whale sharks, mantas, and ocean sharks
  • Expert dive instructors and dive masters
  • Partially covered sundeck with pleasant seating
  • Indoor dining area with lots of windows to enjoy the view while having food
  • Nitrox available
  • A friendly, multilingual and well-trained crew
  • Perfect for charters and groups of friends
  • Capacity to accommodate 26 guests in 13 grand cabins

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Description and details

Diving on the MV Discovery Adventure in Micronesia

MV Discovery Adventure – luxurious floating hotel with the best service

The 47 meters (approx. 154 feet) purpose-built liveaboard was built in Fiji in the year 1987. It was recently renovated in 2017 massively with a great budget. It cruises at a speed of 7 knots per hour. The splendid liveaboard offers spectacular dive cruise to the world-famous Tubbataha National Park, Philippines and exclusive dives at the World War II wrecks at Palau. During dive at these exotic sites, the ardent diver gets an opportunity to explore vibrant coral (both hard and soft), a wide range of marine life including school of tuna, various shark species, manta and eagle rays, and many other large pelagic. Discovery Adventure also offers diving at Jessie Beazley Reef, where you can encounter many types of sharks including reef sharks and whitetip sharks.

Boat Interior

MV Discovery Adventure has a friendly and courteous crew who wholeheartedly welcome 26 guests and accommodate them in 13 ultra-modern cabins. They are expert and skillful in their respective fields and pamper the guests with professionalism and hospitality. The cabins feature all the vital necessities that are required to make the stay on board comfortable. Each cabin has individual AC and en-suite bathrooms along with storage space. The communal areas of the liveaboard include the indoor air-conditioned salon, which has entertainment system & camera tables, a well-furnished dining area, and a spacious open and partially covered sundeck.

Deck Area

Dive deck of Discovery Adventure has ample space for preparation of dive. It is fully equipped with necessary things to facilitate the diver before plunging in the deep sea. To make diving comfortable and easier, 3 personal tenders of Discovery Adventures are used. For EANx certified divers, Nitrox is available with some extra charges. Divers can rent all needed equipment onboard but it is always suggested to bring your own. To find your own solitude while sailing over the crystal-clear azure water, the spacious sundeck is the perfect spot. Here, you can spend the time in-between dives gazing at the astonishing vistas of the surrounding.

Food and Entertainment

There is much more to expect when it comes to entertainment, whether it is onboard, water or on the land excursions. The cruise director organizes daily activities, which include multiple land excursions, snorkeling, live BBQ on beach and in-house fun-filled activities. The dive instructors are sharp observant and keep an eagle-eye to bring you out water whenever you want. Besides the entertainment activities, the guests of the floating resort are spoiled by the mouthwatering food as a part of their cruise. healthy breakfast with lunch and dinner of international, Italian and local delicacies can be enjoyed with lots of snacks and beverages, which are available all day long.

When to go

The climatic and water conditions are considered best to dive into the iconic dive sites of the Philippines from November to June. Water temperature is slightly warm and the divers can have amazing visibility. However, diving here is possible throughout the year but these months are said as the peak or high season. Dive safari cruise with Discovery Adventure offers a good opportunity to the enthusiastic travelers to make their vacations extraordinary.

Boat features
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar

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