Discovery Palawan

Discovery Palawan

Built in 1972 in Groningen, Holland as a three-masted schooner that cruised the Caribbean. She was later rebuilt as a navigation training ship then refitted in 2006 with a new and more powerful engine with all modern navigational equipment. She was moved to the Philippines to serve as an adventure cruise ship. In 2013, she was renamed Discovery Palawan and underwent a USD 1.5 million renovation for a fresh, modern look.

ROUTE: CEBU – MALAPASCUA – VISAYAS, APO REEF – CORON, TUBBATAHA, NATURE ESCAPE: APO REEF – CORON, VISAYAS

General Information

  • Maximum number of guests
    • Tubbataha = 32 divers
    • Cebu – Malapascua – Visayas and Apo Reef – Coron = 38; Nature Escape = 36
  • Satellite Phone – Immarsat ISATPHONE 2
  • 20 cabins
    • 16 standard cabins (lower deck)
      • 13 cabins with 2 Single Beds (Twin)
      • 2 cabins with 1 Queen Bed
      • 1 family cabin with 2 single beds + 1 elevated full size bed (good for 2 adults & 2 kids)
    • 4 upper deck cabins
      • 2 cabins with 1 full size bed
      • 2 cabins with 2 single beds
    • All cabins with personal climate control.
  • Air conditioned salon / camera room, sundeck, 2 shaded decks : dining deck and separate bar deck
  • Number of crew – 23
  • Length overall – 49.20 meters
  • Width overall – 8.50 meters
  • Draft – 3.20 meters
  • Tonnage – 539 tons (gross), 161 tons (net)
  • Maximum cruising speed – 10 knots
  • Electricity – 220 V
  • Class Registry – Philippine Registry of Shipping (as of 02 Oct 2017)
  • Diving Equipment – Tanks 80cu and 100cu, compressors, 3 chaseboats, nitrox available, medical oxygen onboard. Complete rental equipment.
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