MY Stella Maris Explorer Philippines Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard is a 33m (108f) Philippines diving safari boat for up to 20 guests accommodated across 10 cabins and 10 bathrooms. This Philippines liveaboard has not yet been reviewed out of 10, and scores 77% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a Philippines diving safari, take a look at the MY Stella Maris Explorer diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Philippines diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has not yet been reviewed out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 100%, Liveaboard Design: 100%, Cabin Luxury: 71%, Onboard Comfort: 71%, Food Luxury: 73%, Drink Luxury: 44%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 77% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard costs from £221 per day ($294/€265)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, free nitrox, paid internet, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard include: none from the main list of pros vs cons.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard is 33 metres (108 feet) long, has 10 cabins and 10 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 20 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard include: 7 Days/6 Nights, 8 Days/7 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MY Stella Maris Explorer).
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: MY Stella Maris Explorer.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Philippines MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title STELLA MARIS TUBBATAHA 2017
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Free nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving at no extra charge. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Paid internet on this liveaboard, which means you can get online on your phone or laptop for an extra charge if you need to whilst you are away.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Philippines dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the MY Stella Maris Explorer is 77%, I recommend you also review each of the features the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52) 77% total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard has 40 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 77%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9) 100% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 9 out of 9 (i.e. 100%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9) 100% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 9 out of 9 (i.e. 100%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7) 71% Cabin Lux Rate; The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 7 (i.e. 71%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7) 71% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 7 (i.e. 71%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: YES; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: YES.
    Food Luxury (Max 11) 73% Food Lux Rate; The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 8 out of 11 (i.e. 73%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9) 44% Drink Lux Rate; The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 4 out of 9 (i.e. 44%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: NO; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: NO; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has yet to receive a customer review, and as soon as it does this article will be updated.
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    Customer Review By from: scored the MY Stella Maris Explorer out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MY Stella Maris Explorer.
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    Customer Review
    Customer Review By from: scored the MY Stella Maris Explorer out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MY Stella Maris Explorer.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the MY Stella Maris Explorer dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Apo Reef - Coron (Bauan Port, Batangas - Bauan Port, Batangas)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail

    Apo Reef is a diverse coral reef which is roughly 34 sq. km. The reef has a shallow lagoon with a depth of 2-10 meters and is surrounded by mangrove forest.

    It is this mangrove forest that serves as source of food, nursery and spawning ground for many coastal and marine species. It is also a bird sanctuary too. of birds.

    Itinerary 1 Video
    Itinerary 1 Title UNTV: The Dive | Breathtaking dive sites in Apo Reef
    Itinerary Option 2 Tubbataha (Puerto Princesa - Puerto Princesa)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail

    Tubbataha Reef is known for its extraordinary abundant marine life and lies in the middle of the Sulu Sea.

    The reef is approximately 50km southeast of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, which is the most western province of the Philippines. Scuba divers enjoy breath-taking drop-offs and can dive on three atolls.

    Diving there offers the chance to see whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and Napoleon wrasse. The Tubbataha Reef supports over 360 species of coral and almost 700 species of fish. into the open ocean.

    Itinerary 2 Video
    Itinerary 2 Title Diving Tubbataha reef - Philippines 2017
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 20 times in total on the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Philippines, make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Philippines, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: YES; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Philippines, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): YES; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species You may see the following marine life when scuba diving from the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard in the Philippines:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Crocodile Fish, Frogfish, Giant Trevallies, Glassfish, Groupers, Jack Schools, Mandarin Fish, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Spanish Mackerel, Waspfish
    Other Marine Life Species You may also see the following marine life: Barrel Sponges, Cuttlefish, Hard Corals, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Soft Corals, Turtles, Wonderpus.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Dugongs.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title Apo Reef - Diving in the Philippines 2016
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Dive Tanks/Cylinders, Drinking Water, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox, Snacks, Tea & Coffee, Weight-Belt.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Internet, Laundry Service, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Pressing Service, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Equipment, Snorkeling Guide, Soft Drinks.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard: Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 33 metres (108 feet).
    Maximum Guests 20
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MY Stella Maris Explorer dive boat has 10 cabins and 10 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MY Stella Maris Explorer has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins, double cabin with single bed.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: YES.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: YES; Sidemount Diving YES; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: NO.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: YES; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has 4 out of 6 (i.e. 67%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard has not yet been reviewed, and scores 77% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Philippines liveaboard is a 33 metre (108 feet) dive boat for up to 20 guests across 10 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins, double cabin with single bed), and has 10 bathrooms. The MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, free nitrox, paid internet, scuba gear rental. To book: MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard prices start at £221 per day ($294/€265)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MY Stella Maris Explorer diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Philippines you can do this here: MY Stella Maris Explorer. But if you want to compare this Philippines liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Philippines, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Philippines liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Philippines" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MY Stella Maris Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: MY Stella Maris Explorer.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

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    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the MY Stella Maris Explorer liveaboard above if you've already dived in Philippines from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    MY Stella Maris Explorer Philippines Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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