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M/Y Sakura

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M/Y Sakura C/O | 399 Rizal ave, Palawan Island 5322, Philippines
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Great way to see Tubbataha

Great liveaboard option to get to Tubbataha Reef for budget travelers who don't mind bunk-style... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tzintak
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Chicago, Illinois
Sakura Charters Team

I have dived almost every continent and though Maldives will always be in my heart I can sincerely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
davidboulton69
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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A budget dive charter boat doing trips to Tubbataha reef of the east coast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Philippines, during the months between march and June.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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M/Y Sakura C/O | 399 Rizal ave, Palawan Island 5322, Philippines
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"wall dive"
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"great boat"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great liveaboard option to get to Tubbataha Reef for budget travelers who don't mind bunk-style accommodations. I went solo, and had a great time with a lot of other solo divers on the boat. They dive primarily air, nitrox costs extra, but this is less...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have dived almost every continent and though Maldives will always be in my heart I can sincerely say that the diving and experience with the entire crew aboard M/Y Sakura is an absolute pleasure Nothing is too much trouble and the ‘guides’ Rainier and...More

Thank davidboulton69
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I was on the June 3-8, 2018 trip and it was an exceptional experience for the money. If you are on a budget or just don’t see a reason to pay extra to dive the same spots as the more expensive boats, I can highly...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve just finished my liveaboard trip this morning, and I can only say I thoroughly enjoyed it throughout. The diving is spectacular, as the reef is in a really healthy condition, and if you are lucky enough, the wildlife is there to be seen. My...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Frankly I am shocked at the number of positive reviews, which I relied on before booking, and so I wish to offer a different perspective so that those considering can make their decision truly informed. I'm afraid that I really cannot recommend this option, despite...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Good experience with MySakura Affordable. Friendly & helpful crew & owner. They really take care of everyone of us. Nice diving. Did 15 dives (4days diving) Foods are not bad but not really enough for all of us. But if you looking for a comfortable...More

Thank 196hyl
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Loved the overall experience but boat safety is a serious issue on board this vessel. There is a very dangerous area as you walk around this boat and it would be very easy to fall overboard and be left in open water.Leaving at 4pm on...More

Thank nicholassc
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The low cost of this trip was excellent. The boat is much smaller than many of the others but is perfectly comfortable and the crew and dive masters on board are excellent and very friendly. The diving is absolutely incredible. Pristine reef that is clearly...More

Thank april w
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Revisited Tubbataha for a second time on M/Y Sakura in Trip 4, 2018. Fantastic dive experience to the Philippines and one of the world's best dive spots; the pristine, well managed Tubbataha reefs. Saw three whalesharks, four mantas, countless reef and other sharks, pelagic and...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We came here as a family an had a great time.It was some excellent diving with super visibility much of the time. My son had only 30 dives but was well looked after.The dive operations were excellent with 4 45 to 55 minute dives each...More

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