Abundant marine life
Stunning reef systems
Something for every diver
The Malapascua & Visayas LAMAVE itinerary explores some of the best diving in the Philippines, with its nutrient rich water supporting a variety of eco-systems & a wide diversity of marine life. Dive sites are varied, ranging from vertical walls covered in coral to gentle sloping reefs and muck diving hotspots. During the tour we visit and dive the islands of Cebu, Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag and Pescador. Along with Apo Island marine sanctuary and critter hot spot Dauin.
Maps & Itinerary
This 10 night Malapascua & Visayas LAMAVE Special liveaboard adventure allows up to 33 dives (including night dives) and takes you to some of the most beautiful regions of the Philippines, allowing you to experience some of the best diving in all of south east Asia.
Executive Director Gonzalo Araujo from the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) will join us on board Philippine Siren for this special trip and you are invited to assist with their research to deploy/ retrieve and service their acoustic receivers at multiple sites along the itinerary route including Cabilao, Balicasag, and Malapascua.
Throughout the trip, your observations and pictures enable LAMAVE to do photo identification of green and hawksbill turtles, mantas, and whale sharks as and where they are encountered. There will be presentations explaining LAMAVE’s research into the various species, how the collected data is used and interpreted, why it is important, and how it can lead to conservation.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 dives; 3 day dives and a fourth sunset or night dive. The diving day is usually scheduled as follows:
- Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
- Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
- Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3
- Snack relaxation period, briefing and Dive 4, where possible
*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather in the Malapascua & Visayas region can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.
The 40 metre Philippine Siren liveaboard was built on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Handcrafted from ironwood and teak (traditional to the area), you will find no other dive liveaboard as beautiful in waters of the Philippines.
Philippine Siren is the largest vessel in the Siren fleet to date, welcoming up to 16 guests in eight cabins: Two fixed doubles, four fixed twins and 2 cabins that are flexible doubles/twins. Each cabin is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning units and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. For added luxury, towels are provided.
Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Marine Park & Port fees, Rental equipment, Nitrox and courses can now be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking your liveaboard. For our rebreather and technical diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.
Airport Terminal Fee (domestic)
Airport departure tax (international)
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Beer (per can)
Spirits (single shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Wine (per bottle)
from 30 USD
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Kayaking (subject to availability)
On-board pricing is subject to change without notice. While we try to keep information as up to date as possible please be aware that, although unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
Full equipment set*
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
U/W Torch/ Flashlight
*Full equipment set does not include dive computer or torch. If required these must be requested separately.
All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.
Nitrox – 6 nights
Nitrox – 7 nights
Nitrox – 10 nights
Nitrox – 13 nights
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
2L or 3L CCR cylinder set
12 USD per diving day
On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up to date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.
PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)
PADI Deep Diver Speciality
Other PADI Specialities
The course prices listed are inclusive of the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).
*A range of other speciality courses are available, on request. Please contact our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book any course.
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
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