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49 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

1972  / 2006

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  • The Discovery Palawan offers itineraries taking in the very best of Palau's massive marine ecosystem, including the beautiful reefs of Tubbataha which large pelagics call home
  • Superb wreck, wall and reef dives on offer, with dive spots offering lots of chances to interact with white tips, black tips, threshers, grey reef sharks, mantas and whale sharks
  • Palau was made a shark sanctuary in 2009, making encounters very likely
  • Lavish salon area alongside an outdoor shaded dining deck offers plenty of space for relaxing and napping with gorgeous panoramic views to keep you company

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 150 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 91 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 91 days prior to arrival


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Lower Deck Cabin - Standard Room - Double or Twin Beds

These standard rooms on the lower deck come with centralized air conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Choose between a double bed or twin beds.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Upper Deck Cabin - Double or Twin Beds

Upper deck rooms with personal climate control and en-suite. Choose between a double bed or twin beds.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


The Discovery Palawan explores the rich dive sites of Tubbahata National Park, the spectacular Apo Reef and the best dive sites in the Philippines

The spacious and luxurious Discovery Palawan provides Divers with the opportunity to see Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads as well as spectacular Coral Reefs in Tubbahata National Park. Discovery Palawan offers diving at vibrant Reefs and Wrecks while Non Divers can Snorkel, go on Island Excursions, Kayaking and Beach Hopping. Divers and Snorkelers alike will enjoy sites such as Apo Reef and experience the underwater beauty of the Philippines. With a spacious Dive Platform and experienced Guides, the liveaboard Discovery Palawan will deliver a memorable Dive Safari Adventure.


The Discovery Palawan is 180 feet (54.9m) long boutique liveaboard that strives to provide outstanding service to Dive Adventurers. There are 20 crew members aboard who speak English and Filipino and 5 Dive Pro's. The spacious yacht, redesigned in 2013, accommodates 32 guests in comfortable and modern air conditioned cabins: Standard Lower Deck cabins with Double or Twin beds, and Upper Deck cabins with Twin beds or Double bed. All cabins can be Double or Twin  beds and come with a private bathroom and hot showers. Upper Deck cabins have individual climate controls. The steel hull makes this ship stable for those that are prone to sea sickness.

Guests aboard the modern and stable liveaboard Discovery Palawan will have many options for activities when not enjoying the spectacular diving.

Discovery Palawan offers leisure-time activities in the air-conditioned Main Lounge including a large-screen entertainment centre with TV and DVD player for watching movies or listening to music. Hang out at the Bar with your favorite adult beverage. Guests can totally relax on the shaded Sundeck or find lots of deck room to nap in the sun and enjoy the warm breeze and jaw dropping seascapes.

The cuisine aboard the Discovery Palawan will satisfy the largest of appetites and all palates

The talented Chefs cook up plentiful and varied selections of Local and International cuisine three times a day. The main Dining Area is a glass enclosed showcase offering dining with a view of exotic, white beach trimmed islands. Dining may also take place in the open air of the Upper Deck with the sweet tropical scented breeze accompanying the feasts. The freshly prepared cuisine is served buffet style and offers choices for all taste buds. There will even be an Island Beach BBQ! All meals, snacks, hot drinks and water are included in your stay, other soft drinks and alcohol can be pruchased onboard. The liveaboard Discovery Palawan understands that all great vacations begin with an outstanding menu and plentiful and delicious meals.


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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Movies


  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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