Abundant marine life
Stunning reef systems
The Malapascua & Visayas region is home to 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 around Malapascua and Cebu, Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag and Pescador. Along with Apo Island marine sanctuary and critter hot spot Dauin.
Maps & Itinerary
This 10 night Malapascua & Visayas 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, including thresher shark encounters at Malapascua, giant sardine balls at Pescador and world class muck diving and critter hunting around Dauin.
This itinerary involves some long distance travel and, whilst we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled are fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the boat’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time.
On a typical day we offer up to 4 day dives or 3 day dives and a 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 on the Malapascua & Visayas itinerary 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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Tea & Coffee
Wine (per bottle)
Spirits (per shot)
Cocktails (per glass)
Laundry (per item)
Massage (per hour)
Kayaking (subject to availability)
3mm Wetsuit (Shorty)
U/W Torch/Flash light
*Must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes etc are on board.
Packages available from US$11.50 per day
Oxygen per litre
Sofnolime – 20kg tub
CCR cylinder set – 3L or 2L cylinders
US$12 per 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 EANx- Nitrox
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
PADI Advanced Open Water
Other PADI Specialties
Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
Please note that the course prices listed above include the required manual and PADI certification card (PIC).
Do you have questions about the Philippines?
We’ve tried to include a lot information on our website. You may find, however, that you have additional questions about our Philippines liveaboard, the diving in the Malapascua & Visayas region or just general information about booking with Master Liveaboards. Via the following link you can find answers to some commonly asked questions. Should you have other questions or queries, please contact our reservations team who will be pleased to assist you.
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