MY Vasco Tubbataha

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MY Vasco Tubbataha

7 days

From 1282 EUR

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Intro

M / Y Vasco has been a diving cruise yacht in the Philippines since 1998, it is one of the first boats to navigate this route therefore its crew is also one of the most experienced in the Philippines.

M / Y Vasco has a rare and unique history, she was used by Russia for spying missions during the Cold War before being bought out a few years after being decommissioned and transformed into a diving boat.

She also took part in several underwater archeological missions and surveys such as the Esperanza – Panagatan caves in 1999, Hispaniola in 2000, Santa Cruz in 2001.

M / Y Vasco cruises around the Tubbataha reefs, the Cagayancillo islands, the Sulu sea, the Apo Reef and Coron all year round.

Itinerary

Apo Reef and Coron itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Busuanga/Coron Airport, Palawan, in the afternoon. Transfer from the airport to M/Y Vasco. A welcome drink and a dinner will be offered before departure to Tubbataha Reefs.


Day 2: Arrival in Apo Reef early in the morning. One diving day includes 4 dives.


Day 3: Diving in Apo Reef. Transfer to Coron at night.


Day 4: Diving in Coron.


Day 5: Diving on Coron wrecks.


Day 6: Diving on coron Wrecks.


Day 7: Breakfast will be enjoyed before transfer from M/Y Vasco to airport.

 

Tubbataha itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, in the afternoon. Transfer from the airport to M/Y Vasco. A welcome drink and a dinner will be offered before departure to Tubbataha Reefs.


Day 2: Arrival in Tubbataha early in the morning. One diving day includes 4 dives.


Day 3-4: Diving days in Tubbataha.


Day 5: Departure late afternoon to Puerto Princesa.


Day 6: Arrival early morning in Puerto Princesa. Breakfast will be enjoyed before transfer from M/Y Vasco to airport.

Highlights

The boat is 33m long and all the cabins are wood decorated, a warm and pleasant atmosphere with comfortable amenities such as air-con, individual bathrooms and nice living areas.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Length 34,60 m
  • Width 7 m
  • Built in 1974
  • Total refurbishment in 1994-1996-2010
  • 9,5 knots cruising speed
  • 14000 litres water tanks
  • Electronics: Radar Furuno 72 miles, Depthsounder Furuno, SSB Icom M700’ VHF Icom IC - M56, Navtex, 2 GPS, Sarsat, emergency beacon
  • Safety Equipment: According to SOLAS regulations
  • Tenders: 27 footer
  • 75 hp Yamaha, 21 footer hp Yamaha
  • Crew: 10 + diving team

ACCOMODATION

  • Guests cabins: Accommodations for 16 passengers in 8 cabins 6 cabins with 1 twin bed and 1 single bed 2 cabins with 2 single beds 4 bathroom/toilets twin shared between two cabins
  • Each cabin with (remote-control) airconditioners
  • Crew Cabins 4 cabins: 2 triples and 2 doubles 1 bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Other Features Inside saloon with bar and tele/video/stereo Fully equipped galley + cold room + dry store room
  • Deck saloon and upper platform for dining room
  • Aft deck platform with diving benches and diving platform + hydraulic crane 1.5t
  • Diving Locker: 2 lockers - 1 for storage and 1 for maintenance and spare parts
  • Scientific Lockers: 2 lockers with aircon
Dates & prices
From To Price per Non-diver (EUR) Price per Diver (EUR) Select
03/15/2014 06/15/2014 1282 1425 Continue

Price per diver for Tubbataha = 1.290 EUR Prix per diver for Apo / Coron = please ask us

This price includes

  • Full board accomodation in shared twin cabins
  • All meals, snacks, tea, coffee, juice and drinking water
  • 4 dives a day, diving guide, bottles and weights.
  • Land transfer to the boat.

This price does not include

  • Internationals and domestic flights, accomodation and meals before and after the cruise
  • Insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • Laundry
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Nitrox refill.
  • Entrance fees to the parks
Extra & options

You can combine this diving cruise with another advenure in the Philippines or in a neighbouring country of South East Asia, please ask us for more details.

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