Liveaboard M/Y Vasco is ideal if you’re interested in private charters. Cruising around the Philippine waters since 1998, M/Y Vasco has travelled to places such as Cagayancillo Islands and Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, and to the famous wreck diving spots – Coron and Apo Reef.
It’s registered as Dive and Pleasure Philippine Yacht. Presently, she is the longest existing live-board vessels in the country and has the most experienced crew around.
During the World War II, Vasco was a Russian spy fisherman boat, so you have to admit it’s a unique and rare history for one diving liveaboard. A couple of years after the war, she was purchased and turned into a diving vessel. She has been cruising to the most remote and most exciting diving destinations around the Philippines more than 15 years. She has also taken part in numerous marine archaeological surveys and missions. (from 1998 to 2011)
- 8 cabins for accommodations of 16 passengers:
- 2 cabins with 2 single beds
- 6 cabins with 1 single bed and 1 twin bed
- 4 bathrooms shared between two cabins
- Each cabin with (remote-control) air-conditioning
- 4 cabins: 2 doubles and 2 triples
- 1 bathroom with a toilet and a shower
- Inside saloon with television, video, stereo and a bar
- Fully equipped galley with dry store room and cold store room
- Dining rooms in deck saloon and on upper platform
- Aft deck platform as diving platform with diving benches and hydraulic crane for 1.5tons
- Diving Lockers : 2 of them – 1 is for maintenance and the other is for storage and spare parts
- 2 Scientific lockers with air-conditioning