MV Oceanic Explorer Liveaboard Review

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MV Oceanic Explorer dive boat review

The 33 meters Oceanic Explorer is a liveaboard cruising the waters of the Philippines. Indeed, the steel hulled vessel offers diving cruises to either the Tubbataha Reef or in the Apo/Coron area.

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Boat cabins & Layout

The Oceanic Explorer features 14 spacious cabins and can welcome up to 28 divers total. The cabins are divided among the 3 decks as follow : 4 Deluxe cabins on the upper deck, 8 Standard cabins on the main deck and 2 cabins on the lower deck (C-Deck). Moreover, each cabin has air-conditioning and features a complete en-suite bathroom, with hot water shower head!

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Oceanic Explorer on-board facilities

The Oceanic Explorer is fully air-conditioned inside and boast plenty of space for every guest to be comfortable. The main communal areas are all located on the upper and top decks. Indeed, the upper deck is where you will find the salon and the dining area. First, the salon is a cozy living room with a full TV/DVD and sound system. .Plus, you can choose from an extensive media library. Second, the dining room has a restaurant-like display and features a center bar / buffet bar.

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Vessel Layout

The Oceanic Explorer proudly boasts to be the fastest vessel among it’s fleet, the Expedition Liveaboard Fleet. Indeed, with a cruising speed between 8-10 knots, it’s started for a comfortable voyage. Sisterships include the Borneo Explorer, Stella Maris Explorer and Eco Explorer.

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Scuba Diving with the Oceanic Explorer

The professional team working on the Oceanic Explorer sure knows how to guide you through an amazing scuba diving cruise. Needless to say, the crew is experienced and the boat features all the latest navigation and diving technologies. The dive deck area is spacious, you’ll have plenty of room to gear up & store your belongings. Plus, the mother ship is assisted by 2 diving tenders.

Here’s what you can get with them ( Tip: always best to reserve equipment when booking the trip!) : 

  • Aluminum tanks
  • Nitrox Membrane System
  • BCDs
  • Weight & belts
  • Diving flashlights


Please see the Expedition Fleet site to have information on prices and schedules!

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Subic Bay

Interesting Wreck Diving close to Manila in the Philippines.

Subic Bay Diving Review

Donsol

The best place in the World to swim and dive with Whale Sharks! Also a fantastic spot for spotting Manta Rays.

Donsol Diving Review

Puerto Galera

Great spot for Macro Underwater Photography, to take a diving course and for amazing Drift Diving.

Puerto Galera Diving Review

Anilao, Batangas

The best place in the Philippines for Macro Underwater Photography! A must dive for muck diving and macro photographers. Thriving biodiversity and superb coral.

Anilao, Batangas Diving Review

Boracay Island

Great place to learn Scuba Diving or to take courses. Some interesting and challenging dive sites and good macro photography opportunities.

Boracay Island Diving Review

Bohol Island

Some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines! Great wall dives, Coral, Macro Pictures opportunities and Reef Sharks.

Bohol Island Diving Review

Coron, Palawan

One of the Best places in the World for Wreck Diving!!! Also very interesting lake diving all within a superb tropical scenery setting... ahh bliss!

Coron, Palawan Diving Review

Malapascua Island

The best place on Earth to see the very rare Thresher Shark! Good chances also to spot Manta Rays and world class macro diving. Very Beautiful pristine Island.

Malapascua Island Diving Review

Philippines

Thousands of stunning Islands with unlimited Scuba Diving opportunities! Some of the best Wreck Diving in the World is in Coron Island and great chances to spot the rare and shy Thresher Shark in Malapascua Island... The philippines will amaze every diver!

Philippines Diving Review

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One Liveaboard feedback for “MV Oceanic Explorer

  1. Hi! My husband and I have been on this boat and we both agree to say it’s been an overall great experience! Very affordable and well organized diving cruise! We might go back with the fleet but try the Stella Maris this time. Great presentations of liveaboards divezone, thanks!

    Ana & Rick

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