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2008 

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Highlights

  • Royo Liveaboard is ran by divers for divers
  • Emphasis on finding the best dive spots
  • Two destinations: Sipalay in Negros and Moalboal in Cebu
  • Friendly, professional and knowledgeable dive team 
  • Option to sleep under the stars or in a cozy bunk
  • Island hop around the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros

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1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

2. CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

3. 24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 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)
  • 60 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 20% will be charged if you cancel between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 31 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Cabins

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Double Cabin

Simple Double Berth Cabin with share bathroom, the cabins are situated below the main deck. The whole bottom of the bunk is covered by one big mattress. There are some small shelves and nets for personal belongings. There are some small windows for fresh air. There is only one bathroom on board the ship.

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  • Size:  4 m²
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  No

Description

Explore the Philippines on a 6 day dive safari with the Royo Liveaboard, visiting the best dive sites the archipelago has to offer.

The Royo Liveaboard is based on traditional Filipino fishing boats, called bankas.  If you want to see the best dive spots of the region in a short time or just want to enjoy cruising through the Philippine archipelago, a dive safari on the Royo is the way to go.

The boat is custom-built for scuba diving purposes and designed for the typical backpacker with simple accomodation. Every year, the boats are dry-docked and overhauled in the months of June to September. The management of the boat is Swiss. The boat offers cozy bunks, although some divers just drop their mattress on the heavy netting between the outriggers and get lulled to sleep by the lapping waves, sleeping under the sparkling stars, if weather permits....

WHAT TO EXPECT

With a maximum of 8 - 10 divers, the Royo has 4 very basic bunks on board good for 2 divers each. These bunks were built for exploratory dive safaris. The bathroom is shared but with this few people, it shouldn’t be a problem. This is the ideal choice for groups traveling together.

Common areas are quite roomy and include a sun sheltered area on a sunbathing deck. The diving deck has enough space that you will not feel crowded. The boat is excellent value, focussing on safe and enjoyable diving with experienced staff and crew.

The Royo offers delicious and varied meals. Coffee, tea, cookies and biscuits are served before the early morning dive. After the early morning dive, a simple breakfast (like bacon and eggs, pan cakes or muesli) is served. After the morning dive, lunch is served (Western or Filipino dishes). After the afternoon dive, snacks like sandwiches or a fruit platter is available. After a night dive, a plated dinner is ready for you. There are no buffets, all meals are served on individual plates. The crew can provide for special dietary needs, but they will need advance notice.  

The Royo provides water and soft drinks, alcohol is available (after your dives have ended for the day), for a small additional charge. You are welcome to bring your own drinks with you. 

How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Russian

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Open-Back Fins Available
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Us Power Sockets

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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