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MV Dolphin

Dive to the most famous dive spots in the Philippines that only liveaboard visits and travel with your family and friends aboard MV Dolphin. The itinerary destinations are carefully selected to offer budget-friendly packages to everyone. Many activities await tourists in every destination and get a chance to have an up-close encounter with marine life as well as wildlife around the islands. Capture the beautiful landscapes and watch the sunset while drinking a hot coffee onboard. The friendly crew team is on hand to give you the best service that this liveaboard can offer. We are here to serve you throughout the year.

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:

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • 60%

  • MV Dolphin liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 21-01-2020

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

Key facts

Year (re)built: 1986
Max divers 18
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Prices

The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
$217$
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
To find the actual price you should look at these booking sites:

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    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. 

Highlights

  • Explore the Philippines with MV Dolphin
  • Heritage sites, North Tubbataha, Tubbataha Reef, Jessie Beazley Reef, and Coron
  • A variety of sharks, manta rays, barracudas, Napolean wrasse, parrotfish, jacks, trevallies, turtles and tuna
  • Stylish cabins with led TV and air-conditioning
  • Private bathrooms with hot and cold showers
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Laundry service
  • Spacious saloon with audio and video entertainment system
  • Sun deck with sun loungers
  • Buffet-style
  • Local and international cuisines
  • Vegetarian options
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Observe dietary requirement
  • Boat Navigation and safety facilities
  • Nitrox
  • Watersport activities
  • Rental dive equipment and water sports gear
  • Friendly crew and dive guides

Pictures of MV Dolphin

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.

Boat Interior

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.

Restaurant

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.

Boat Safety

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.

Dive Deck

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.

Itinerary

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.

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • 60%

  • MV Dolphin liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 21-01-2020
Boat features
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • 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

Comments and feedback from other divers

1 Comment

  1. Terry Drake

    Warning- this boat has a no refund policy NO MATTER WHAT. They have been inflexible and
    no help when it came to the COVID 19 delays and travel restrictions that made it impossible for many divers to get to the dive boat. Even if the boat does not go the owner has stated that he won’t give any money back. Taking money for services that he can not provide and knows people can not get to is fraud. Beware

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