Visayas Liveaboard Trip with MV Resolute (August 2024)

Embark on an exhilarating 7-day, 6-night liveaboard trip to the Visayas region aboard the MV Resolute. Dive into the underwater wonders of Dauin, Apo Island, Malapascua, and Moalboal. This immersive journey promises a kaleidoscope of marine marvels, offering a rare glimpse into the extraordinary biodiversity that thrives in Philippine waters.

Perfect for adventurers with limited time, this comprehensive liveaboard excursion allows you to visit some of the Philippines’ best dive sites in just 7 days, offering a condensed yet enriching experience for divers eager to witness the country’s marine diversity.

From macro critters to pelagic wonders, each destination presents a unique tapestry of marine life, ensuring a varied and captivating diving experience that caters to all interests and preferences.

Enjoy a hassle-free holiday with all-inclusive amenities, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics with MV Resolute. Allow yourself to relax and focus solely on immersing yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Philippines’ underwater realm.


  • Full board and accommodations in a twin-sharing cabin
  • Meals, snacks, tea, coffee, and drinking water provided
  • 3-4 non-decompression dives daily, service of a dive master, full dive tanks, and weights belts
  • A total of 18-20 scheduled dives (subject to change based on weather and sea conditions)
  • Transportation to/from Mactan Cebu International Airport and Cebu Yacht Club included
  • 12% VAT included on the package price


  • Domestic/International airfare or transportation to/from Mactan, Cebu
  • Mandatory dive, travel, and medical insurance
  • Excludes drinks like soda, juices, and alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities, laundry, and gear rental
  • NITROX (32% standard):  USD150.00/person/whole trip (maximum 4 tanks/day). Unused tanks are non-Refundable. 
  • Fuel surcharge If fuel at the time of travel is above PHP50.00/liter, then the charge is only USD100.00. If above Php70.00/liter, it will be USD200.00. This will be collected onboard.
  • Dive permits and park fees (USD70.00/person)

Liveaboard Date

August 1-7, 2024

package Price

Package price is USD 1,850 (inclusive of 12% tax) per person in a twin sharing cabin. (7 days, 6 nights).

Resolute is offering a 10% discount (before VAT) for divers who want to go diving with me on August 1-7, 2024. If you would like to avail of this special rate, please get in touch with me, so I can arrange for your discount.


Resolute Liveaboard Vessel


Embarkation and Disembarkation Point: Cebu Yacht Club (CYC), Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

How to Get There: The Philippines has several international entry points, with Manila International Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport being major ones. Connecting flights are available with airlines like Cebu Pacific, Philippines Airlines, and Philippines Air Asia.

Detailed itineraries should be shared with Resolute to facilitate pickup arrangements.

Embarkation typically begins around 2pm. Resolute can pick you up at the at Mactan-Cebu International Airport. The staff will assist in transportation to the boat, ensuring a seamless embarkation process. If you are staying within Mactan, they can pick you up from your accommodations as long as it is within 10km from the boat and only on the day of embarkation.

The boat normally departs around 6 PM.



Day 01: 13:00 – Embarkation
              15:00 – Departure
Day 02: Dive Dauin (4 dives)
Day 03: Dive Apo Island (4 dives) / travel to Moalboal
Day 04: Dive Moalboal (4 dives) / travel to Malapascua
Day 05: Dive Monad Shoal/Malapascua/Gato Island (4 dives)
Day 06: Dive Monad Shoal/Kalanggaman (2-3 dives)
Day 07: 10:00 – Disembarkation

A typical diving day will normally be like this:

  • 06:00am – light breakfast
  • 07:00am – first dive
  • 08:00am – heavy breakfast
  • 10:00am – second dive
  • 12:00pm – lunch
  • 02:00pm – third dive
  • 03:00pm – snack
  • 04:00pm – fourth dive
  • 07:00pm – dinner

You burn a lot of calories while diving so you better bring your appetite along with you.

At the end of the trip, the last meal Resolute will serve is breakfast. Disembarkation follows after that at 8:30am. They will bring you and your luggage directly to the airport or to a mall or hotel nearby.

Dive Sites and Marine Life


Dive into the vibrant waters of Dauin and discover a world where seahorses, frogfish, and colorful nudibranchs adorn the seabed, creating a paradise for macro photography enthusiasts and critter lovers alike.

Sample dive sites in Dauin: Masaplod, Mainit, and Pura Vida House Reef

Apo Island

Explore the renowned marine sanctuary of Apo Island, where encounters with graceful sea turtles, schools of jacks, and bustling reef fish await, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into the abundance of life thriving in these protected waters.

Sample dive sites in Apo Island: Chapel Point, Rock Point West, and Coconut


Immerse yourself in the colorful reefs of Moalboal, home to swirling sardine tornadoes,

Sample dive sites in Moalboal: Pescador, Savedra, and Sardine Pt.


Venture to Malapascua and witness the awe-inspiring thresher sharks gracefully gliding through the deep blue, alongside vibrant coral gardens bustling with anthias, sweetlips, and elusive mandarin fish, making it a haven for both pelagic and macro enthusiasts.

Sample dive sites in Malapascua: Monad Shoal, Gato Island, and Lighthouse


Typically, the period from July to October brings fair weather with intermittent rain and occasional thunderstorms. However, “normal” no longer describes our weather patterns. Nowadays, we experience a mix of sunny days, hot spells, rain showers, and entire days of rainfall. Notably, the water temperature usually hovers around 28-29°C. To plan your trip wisely, we recommend checking the weather forecast before embarking on your journey. For updates, search under Cebu City, Dumaguete City, or Daanbantayan, Cebu.

Gear Rental rates:

  • 15L tank: US$35.00/day
  • BCD: US$10.00/day
  • Regulator: US$15.00/day
  • Dive Computer: USD12.00/day
  • Wetsuit: US$7.00/day
  • Mask: US$5.00/day
  • Fins: US$5.00/day
  • Booties: US$5.00/day


I will be going on this trip for free in exchange for featuring the Visayas liveaboard trip route on my social media accounts.

I have gone on board with Resolute in the past as a paying guest and have done their liveaboard to Tubbataha and Puerto Galera. I have also been invited to their Apo-Coron-Puerto Galera liveaboard trip before. I genuinely enjoy my trips with them and the divers I’ve recommended to go on board with them have said the same.

If you decide to join me on this trip, I will inform Resolute to provide you with the discount. Subsequently, Resolute will manage your booking. Please note that you will be entering into an agreement with MV Resolute, not with me.

The information above is only for your reference and can change at any time. Please read the terms and agreement that MV Resolute provides.

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