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Oceanic Explorer

The Oceanic Explorer cruiser calls for adventurers willing to travel into uncharted islands and diving spots in the Tubbataha Reef National Park. The vast space it offers is more than enough for the usual adventurers and divers. Its wide and accommodating dive deck is also the perfect spot to suit-up and prepare for a dive. Enjoy exploring mind-blowing wrecks that are part of the ocean’s history along with rollercoaster drift dives that would surely be memorable. The Tubbataha Reef National Park offers a diverse ecosystem of marine animals which includes sharks, turtles, and rare species of birds. The Oceanic Explorer also provides a lively lounge perfect for people craving for a cozy night after a long day of diving and exploration.

A proper review of
Oceanic Explorer Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Oceanic Explorer Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

Oceanic Explorer Liveaboard
Great Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Several divers reported that the diving master was informative and the briefings were very well put together.
  • Many divers commended the crew on being skilled and always going the extra mile to ensure the satisfaction of the guest.
  • The chef prepared well balanced meals that was catered to everyone on board.
  • The divers said that it was a awesome experience and that they would return one day.

1 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some divers said that the water was colder than usual.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 1979
Max divers 20
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon No


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

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

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

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

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


  • Gearing up for dives has never been this easy because of the cruiser’s wide and comfortable diving deck.
  • Ten cabin rooms are also provided for anyone wanting a specific type of accommodation.
  • Unique and secluded diving spots can be explored
  • A lounging area has all the entertainment features
  • Wi-Fi available

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Description and details

Diving on the Oceanic Explorer in the Philippines

Rooms Available for Any Types of Clients

Our quality rooms are crafted to handle any clients. The M/V Oceanic Explorer has four standard rooms and two economy rooms for people on a tight budget. Despite the label, we assure our clients that comfort and peace would be given whatever type of room they avail. For luxury and added comfort, 3 Deluxe rooms and 1 Premium Economy rooms are available.

The features of Oceanic Explorer

Built-in 1973, the Oceanic Explorer cruiser offers a classic vibe that only a few marine ships can do. Because of its manufacturing date, refurbishments and renovations are always reinforced in order to keep the ship’s built and performance.

It’s 28 maximum guest capacity makes it easier for bigger groups to go in an adventure. The trail to Tubbataha Reef National Park is a long majestic experience that is filled with aquatic life and sceneries. While waiting for the real deal, guests can enjoy being connected to the internet with the built-in Wi-Fi that can be used by anyone on-board. Updating your social media with what’s happening in your life is then a lot easier.

The Oceanic Explorer boasts its carpets laid down on halls and corridors which adds to the classic vibes that the cruiser wants to keep. The fully airconditioned interior is also great for lounging and exploring the features and amenities of the cruiser.

A 50 sqm open bar area is also accessible for every guest, to which they can use as a venue to socialize. Other entertainment options available in the lounging area includes Television, magazines, DVDs, and a library of books. A diverse group would totally enjoy being here without thinking of getting bored at all.

Relaxation after a long day of exploring and diving is possible with hot and cold showers available. The Oceanic Explorer is also equipped with four open-rinse showers which are for easy access and a quick bath.
Cabin attendants are also capable of providing great food for everyone. It alleviates the need for bringing food and even having stopovers to get some.

Perfect Time to Go

Summertime in the Philippines adds a whole new experience to the packaged trip. Expect the sun to be bright and hot so bring something that would be able to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

Puerto Princesa would be the primary docking point of the Oceanic Explorer, where guests would load themselves and their personal belongings.

North and South atolls and Jessie Beazley Reef are some of the famous dive sites in Tubbataha that you’ll definitely visit. Whitetip reef sharks are also a common sight on the reef so expect to see some with the help of on-board veteran divers. Rare species of birds alongside hawksbill and green turtles are also abundant in the place.
The Philippines is the home for a diverse and healthy marine life that is also tourist-friendly.

Summer nights bring a colder sensation for anyone outside. For a full experience, consider trying out night-time dives which are also available throughout the whole trip.

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