A proper review of
MV Dolphin Liveaboard
The Overall Review
We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MV Dolphin Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
4 reasons to dive
- Several divers reported that the reefs were healthy and full of huge schools of fish
- Many people were happy with the end of the trip BBQ on the rear deck
- Divers said they were pleased to have the opportunity to see whale sharks
- The crew was exceptional and always gave a helping hand
2 reasons NOT to dive
- A couple of people said the food lacked inspiration
- Some people were taken back by the small dive deck and lack of lounging areas
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Description and details
Diving on the MV Dolphin in the Philippines
This boat started its journey in 1986 that earned many positive reviews from hundreds of tourists. It has complete amenities for ocean exploration with a home-style setting accommodation. This liveaboard is 27m/88.5f with a top speed of 10 knots per hour.
MV Dolphin can cater a total of 18 guests to its seven spacious cabins located on the lower deck and two VIP rooms on the upper deck. Each cabin has led TV with USB and HDMI ports, individual air-conditioning, private bathrooms with hot and cold shower and storage for clothing. Housekeeping is daily provided to maintain cleanliness in each cabin. Guests can use the laundry service to have fresh and clean clothes every day. The spacious saloon has air-conditioning, audio, and video entertainment system, a small library filled with magazines and marine life books. The stylish sun deck has comfortable sun loungers perfect for ocean viewing. Also, Guests can relax in the massage room after a day of dive.
The professional chef onboard serves delicious local and international cuisines made with fresh ingredients from the local market. Every meal is served with complimentary drinks and delicious desserts. Snacks are available all day plus alcoholic beverages can be purchased onboard. Moreover, vegetarian options are available for guests with a plant-based diet. Guests can add their specific dietary requirements on the booking form to assist them better on board. We only cater requests for food allergies and religious beliefs.
Smooth sailing and safety is our top priority. We ensure that this liveaboard follows the Boat Safety checklist before leaving for its journey. It has necessary amenities for boat navigation and safety including life vests placed on every level of this boat, emergency oxygen, fire extinguishers, satellite phones, and first aid kits. The well-trained staff can manage any situation that might occur on this boar as well as facilitate first aid.
The dive deck is spacious enough for divers preparation. It has three compressors, nitrox membrane, tenders for diving and side-mount diving. Guests can choose the watersport that is suitable for them to enjoy the pristine ocean of the Philippines. Nitrox is available for purchase, and rental equipment can be reserved upon booking.
The crew welcomes every guest with refreshments and snacks upon checking-in. A short briefing and introduction are provided to give guests safety guidelines and the itinerary plan. The Philippines is a beautiful tropical country with spectacular dive sites and healthy marine life. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site to capture the most beautiful underwater paradise. Tubbataha has 350 species of corals, coral gardens, sea walls, and pinnacles. Swim along with a variety of sharks, manta rays, barracudas, Napolean wrasse, parrotfish, jacks, trevallies, turtles and tuna. Apo Reef and Coron are known for wreck diving spots in South East Asia with abundant marine sanctuary. The best time to visit the Philippines is between November to May when it is unlikely to rain. The crew speaks English and German plus we are here to help you have the best holiday safari with your friends and family.
- Laundry Service
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Custom built for diving
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Outside Showers
- Kayaks On-Board
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Available for Charter