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Diving in the Philippines

Diving in the Philippines. (Photo courtesy Philippines Department of Tourism)

Diver training at Puerto Galera

Diver training at Puerto Galera

Diver Training

Many specialist Dive Resorts offer training to those that are new to the sport, or who want to achieve qualifications and standards.

If you'd like to receive training in a certain region of the Philippines, we can recommend appropriate establishments, arrange the transportation and accommodation, and pre-book whichever courses or training you require.

Simply let us know what you wish to do, and we will let you have our recommendations and itinerary.

Liveaboards for Non-Divers

We offer Cruises which have daily itineraries for both Divers and Non-Divers, HERE >>

Seadoors Liveaboard Bedroom

Seadoors bedroom

Diving in the Philippines

Atlantis Dumaguete

The Philippines, being a country made up of 7,107 islands, & lying in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, could possibly be the world's most perfect diving destination!

In fact no country has a greater diversity of marine life, a reason why divers are attracted to the Philippines from all over the world.

Pretty well all of the coastal resorts and destinations that we feature in our holidays and tours have diving as an optional recreation, and they can usually cater for both the beginner, to the more experienced. Most dive resorts offer tuition, and training is given to the very highest levels.

"Everything went well and as planned. We enjoyed the boat, and company of crew and guests. Dining on board was excellent."

Greg & Marie - Papua New Guinea

Liveaboard Diving Holidays

Seadoors Liveaboard Holidays

Liveaboard Cruise Ship Charters

If you are a group of divers wishing to charter an entire liveaboard ship, we can offer the following routes, (subject to availability):


October - March • Minimum of 14 divers - Max 30

Apo Reef Coron

Dec - March • Minimum of 16 divers - Max 40


March - May • Minimum of 16 divers - Max 40


Sept - March 2019 • Minimum of 16 divers - Max 40

Individual Liveaboard Bookings

We have cruises for both divers and non-divers that can be viewed HERE.

We've also teamed up with Seadoors, in the Philippines, looking after guests' requirements from the moment they arrive into Cebu, (or Manila), and incorporating all island transfers, and additional accommodation requirements.

Seadoors is a dive boat with an experienced and very friendly crew of nine, that moves around the Philippines, specifically in the Visayas Region with richly diverse marine life and UNESCO recognised heritage site, Tubbataha reef. Many of the best dive sites in the Philippines are only accessible through a liveaboard.

Our service includes meeting you on arrival in Cebu, (or Manila), transfers, overnight accommodation before and after your liveaboard cruise, and any additional tours and excursions, should you wish to extend your holiday.

Seadoors Dive-Boat

Seadoors is a 25 meter steel hull vessel with two 8m chase boats, which accommodates 14-16 guests with spacious, comfortable cabins. There are 6 Standard rooms and 2 Deluxe rooms - all equipped with remote controlled air conditioning units, charging outlets, plus own private bathroom with hot & cold shower, lavatory and mirror, with towels provided.

Standard rooms have 1 queen size bed and 1 single bed and the 2 Deluxe  rooms have 1 king size and 1 single bed. Each room can accommodate 2-3 persons depending on the customer's requirements. Room service is available everyday.

Relaxing lounge area on Seadoors
Seadoors Liveaboard Lounge

Lounge Area

In the saloon there is a comfortable living area with 2 L-shaped custom made Sofas, and an entertainment area with remote controlled air conditioning unit, charging outlets (for batteries, phones, cameras, laptops etc.), a 42"  flat screen TV, DVD player, and surround sound system. CDs, DVDs and books are also available.

In the front is a covered lounge area with U-shaped Sofas and table. It's all very relaxing and a quiet place for just reading books and taking a well earned rest, breathing the fresh air, after diving.

Seadoors Liveaboard deluxe cabin and Bathroom

Deluxe cabin & Bathroom)

Dining Area

At the back area of the boat is an upstairs open space dining area with bar which gives an uninterrupted view of the breathtaking panorama of the Islands. It has a long custom made table and chairs that accommodate up to 16 guests, a refrigerator, water dispenser and sound system.

The crew offers 5 meals a day, buffet style, with unlimited fresh brewed coffee and tea, and also serve fresh fruit shakes and juices after each dive. The boat's chief cook is proud to serve his delightful, mouth watering cuisine.

Non alcoholic beverages are free of charge. Alcoholic drinks may be purchased from the bar.

Seadoors sundeck

Part of the sundeck

Seadoors chase boats

Chase boats


Above the dining area is a spacious sundeck, with beds, chairs and tables. This is a relaxing area that affords a full view of the beautiful breath-taking landscape of the region.

The boat's diving deck is at the lower back area, where guests have their own shelves and cabinets for their gear, hangers for suits, 2 outside showers to freshen up after the dives, and two rinsing area with fresh water for the gear and equipment. Diving tanks are filled with air and Nitrox (depending on the custome) before each dive. There is equipment available to rent for those guests who don't have their own. The crew also offers CMAS and PADI Courses.

Seadoors Liveaboard Diving

Seadoors diving equipment


The scuba diving liveaboard cruises mainly explore distinct regions of the Philippines: the Tubbataha Reef Atoll, the Visayas, and the Sulu Sea, most cruises comprising 6 nights with 3 to 4 dives each day.
Generally speaking the liveaboards centre on the Tubataha Reef in March, April, May, and June, and the Visayas in June, July, August, November, December, January, & February.

Seadoors is equipped with all the safety emergency equipment needed and the crew is specially trained in all aspects of safety, including emergency and evacuation procedures.

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