Banka Ona Liveaboard Review

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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Dive spots reviews in Coron, Palawan & Philippines

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The Irako Wreck is one of the best Wreck Dives of Coron Bay in Palawan and in the Philippines. It is a 147m long and 19m...
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The Akitsushima Wreck is a former Seaplane Tender sunk in Coron Bay in Palawan. This former war ship is 118m long and is...
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Yapak is the most famous dive site in Boracay Island and one of the best spots in the whole of the Philippines. Yapak is...
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Angol Point is a very popular dive site of Boracay Island. It is a shallow (10m to 15m deep) easy reef dive used for Pad...
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Crocodile Island is located South of Boracay Island. It is regarded as one of the best dive sites of Boracay. It is also...
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Monad Shoal, also known as Shark Point, has now become a World famous dive site. It is the best place in the world and i...
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With Angol and Coral Garden, LDB is one of the best and most diverse spots to learn or improve your scuba diving skills....
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The Dona Marilyn is a 98m long former ferry that sank near Malapascua Island in October 1988 during a Typhoon while sail...
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The Bat Cave is a rather challenging dive site in Boracay. It is cave system that is connected to Bat Cave that you can ...
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Friday's Rock is a relatively easy dive site of Boracay Island. It is usually used for scuba diving training and for beg...

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