Banka Ona dive boat review
The 33 meters Banka Ona is a liveaboard vessel offering scuba diving cruises to the Philippines. Indeed, the vessel navigates the Bay of Coron and the Apo world heritage reef.
Boat Cabins & Layout
The very traditional Banka Ona liveaboard welcomes up to 12 guests on-board. Indeed, with 6 double occupancy cabins on the dive boat, there’s plenty of space for every diver to sleep in comfortably. Moreover, 4 cabins displays a bunk bed layout while 2 cabins have double beds. Plus, the cabins come with a cooling fan and share 3 showers and 3 toilets.
Banka Ona’s On-board Facilities
The traditional dive boat features more than enough communal areas, especially considering the small guests number (12). Indeed, the indoor lounge and dining area boasts tables and booth seating areas which leave plenty of space to enjoy your meals. Moreover, there are lounging areas outside as well as a generously sized sundeck. Needless to say, if you want to admire the picture perfect view of Coron, Philippines, the sundeck is a favorite!
Scuba Diving with Banka Ona
First of all, the Banka Ona is a traditional philippino vessel and sits high on the water. Indeed, the self called “minimal draught” ship can get straight to any diving sites and safely navigates the sometimes shallow waters of the Philippines.
Furthermore, the dive deck is spacious enough for the 12 scuba divers to gear up comfortably. Also, there is under bench storage and a camera table available right on the deck. The professional and highly experience diving crew is usually composed of 2 guides / instructors, adding to the 8 boat crew members. Finally, besides the great scuba diving opportunity, the Banka Ona also offers various activities during the cruise such as cave exploration, historical towns, hot springs and much more.
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Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?
Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
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