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M/Y Vasco

Philippines Dive LiveaboardM/Y Vasco is also an older vessel with the unique and rare history of being a Russian spy trawler during the Cold War. A few years after her decommission she was converted into a full service dive vessel. M/Y Vasco has been cruising in Philippine waters since 1998, making her one of the longest running dive liveaboards in the country with a highly experienced crew. She has also participated in several underwater research missions.

Schedules and Itineraries:

April to June
7 days / 6 nights Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park ex Puerto Princesa.

October to March
5 days / 4 nights Visayas - Cabilao and Balicasag in Bohol including a stop at Oslob to dive with the whale sharks and Sumilon ex Mactan.

M/Y Vasco also runs transition trips between seasons and accepts private charters for Malapascua and Southern Leyte / Visayas dive cruises. Non diving charters to Apo Reef - Coron including activities and guided sightseeing tours can also be arranged on request.

M/Y Vasco Specifications

No. of Guests



8 guest cabins with air conditioning.  6 cabins have a twin + single bed; 2 cabins have 2 single beds. There are 4 bathrooms/toilets twin shared between 2 cabins.

Air Conditioning



Inside saloon with bar, TV, video, stereo


Meals and snacks included


Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are at additional cost


220 Volt and 24 Volt


Deck saloon and upper dining deck; aft dive deck platform and 1.5t hydraulic crane.


Long distance radio and satellite phone

Dives per day

Up to 4 dives per day (except on arrival day and departure days)

Dive Guides






Gear Rental

Please enquire in advance

Support Vessel

2 tender boats


10 crew + diving team


Technical diving requirements can be arranged on request

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Atmosphere Resorts and Spa

Stay 6 Nights, Pay 5 Nights from 1 June to 30 September 2020

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Magic Island Resort, Moalboal "Special Discount Offer"

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7 Night 10 Dive Package from $1,358 pp twin/double

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