The Motor Yacht Discovery Palawan is a huge and amazing vessel able to welcome 32 divers on board. it’s one the best vessel to discover the magical of Philippines islands.
Discovery Palawan is a 50 Metre (164ft) steel yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She can cruise at 10 knots and has 220 volt power on board.
Previously named Hans Christian Andersen, was built in 1972 in Groningen, Holland. The initial idea was to create a luxurious sailing-ship for cruising around the Caribbean.
She was later rebuilt as a navigation training ship then refitted in 2006 with a new and more powerful engine with all modern navigational equipment, then she was moved to the Philippines to serve as an adventure cruise ship.
In 2013, she was renamed Discovery Palawan and underwent a USD 1.5 million renovation for a fresh, modern look.
On the main deck, there is an indoor saloon which also used as a camera Room, with lots of tables and charging stations. Just outside of the salon/camera Room, there are large rinse tanks for cameras. And the upper deck has a very pleasant outdoors eating area.
The dive deck is also located on the upper deck and once the gear is set up, the crew will carry it into the tender boat. All you have to do is wear your wetsuit and your mask.
An ideal holiday for families with children, the boat sails from island to island in sheltered waters. Every day there is the opportunity to go ashore to discover beautiful beaches, local fishing villages and local markets.
The Discovery Palawan has 20 comfortable staterooms.
All cabins have private head with shower, closet and AC.
16 Lower deck cabins
2 Standard Staterooms : Double bed, centralize AC, porthole.
14 Standard Staterooms : Two single beds, centralize AC, porthole.
4 Upper deck cabins
2 Staterooms : Queen size bed, private AC control, port window.
2 Staterooms : Two single beds, private AC control, port window.
3 to 4 dives per day, depending on the liveaboard program.
No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.