Terms of use

This document outlines the terms of use of Asian Liveaboards & Resorts (“asianliveaboards.com”, “us”, “we” or “our”).When using the website and/or completing a reservation through asianliveaboards.com you acknowledge and agree to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions set out below (including the privacy statement).

Some definitions of the words we use: 

Agent: asianliveaboards.com will act as the agent on behalf of the operator, thereby offering marketing and reservation services to the operator for an agreed commission rate. 

Cancellation fee: The amount charged to the guest in case a reservation is cancelled by the guest. 

Booking Voucher: The electronic voucher that is send to the guest and to the operator to confirm a reservation. 

Force Majeure Event: An event that is beyond the control of the operator or the agent, such as natural disasters, political unrest, criminal attacks, etc. 

Guest: The people going on a trip offered by the operator, including if applicable the person that is making the reservation. 

Operator: The entity that offers liveaboard/resort diving trips or other products offered through the agent receives the guests and collects the money minus commission for those trips. 

Price: The amount of money shown to the guest on the website when making a reservation. 

Product: The liveaboard/resort diving trip including place in cabin/room and all features that are stated as included by the operator. 

Reservation: Agreements between guests and operators. Liveaboard.com BV facilitates this agreement and hold no responsibility for the product supplied by the operator to the guest. 

Website: The website www.asianliveaboards.com including all pages. By website we also mean mobile or tablet versions of the website.

1. Reservations

1.1 asianliveaboards.com  provides a service as intermediary agent and charges a fee accordingly to the operator. The reservation forms an agreement between the guests and the operator. Asian Liveaboards & Resorts is not a party in this agreement.

1.2 Reservations are made online through the website of Liveaboard.com and are subject to the availability of the requested product of the operator.

1.3 Asian Liveaboards & Resorts is responsible for correct execution of the reservation process, but not for the product supplied by the operator.

1.4 In some cases extra information (for example, but not limited to passport copies, evidence of guest insurance, health certificates, flight details, etc) is needed by asianliveaboards.com  to make a reservation complete. We hold the right to cancel the reservation according to the applicable booking policy for the particular booking in case this information is not supplied by the guest.

1.5 Itinerary information provided by the operator serves as sample itinerary only. At all times the operator may choose to take a different route based on weather conditions, specific requests by the group of guests, acts of god, force majeure event or for any other reason.

1.6 We will do our best to help customers who stranded in bad situations, but we are in no situation responsible for such services.

2. Responsibility of the guest

2.1 The customers are themselves responsible for transportation to and from the mooring location of the liveaboard boat. asianliveaboards.com  may offer some suggestion for airlines, hotels and transfer option, but holds no affiliates with these companies and thus cannot be hold accountable for their services

2.2 The customers themselves are responsible to meet the minimum required logged dives standard of each trip. Also the customer is responsible to make sure they are in good shape by conducting a health checkup by a health-care professional. Going on board of many trips the customer should provide proof of health.

2.3 Diving requires certification by organizations such as PADI to make sure you have all necessary skills to be safe during a trip. Guests are responsible to get appropriate training before going on trips.

2.4 The customer should take care of their own accident insurance (for example insurance provided by DiveAssure  network or World Nomads) to protect yourself to dive accidents and other travel risks.

2.5 The customer agrees to respect to rules of the operator and acknowledges that if the rules of the boat are broken the operator (or captain) has the right to deny entry on board or deny diving activities.

2.6 The customers themselves are responsible to meet the passport, visa, health requirements to enter the country or countries where the trip is organized.

2.7 We advice guests to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by their governments prior to their departure.

2.8 The guest should inquire about immunization and prevention of tropical ailments with a doctor and follow their advice. asianliveaboards.com  cannot provide medical advice.

2.9 If for any reason you are delayed in transit and fail to reach a liveaboard boat by the scheduled time of departure, you will be responsible for all costs involved in catching up with the boat (should this be possible to arrange locally), staying at onshore accommodations, alternative diving arrangements etc. We advice you to travel at least a day early and have an extra day on land before the day of the return flight.

3. Special requests

3.1 On reservation the guest is can provide special requests. These requests may need additional information and will be agreed upon in communication between the operator and the guest. asianliveaboards.com is in no situation responsible for rental gear available, food diet requests , specific extra cabin facilities, dive courses requested and other special requests.

3.2 In case of diving gear we advice guests to bring their own gear as this will provide you with the best diving experience. We do advice guests to rent an additional diving computer in case one breaks down to prevent not being able to dive for 24 hours.

3.3 Special diet requests can be made. We do advice however to limit these requests only to necessary diet requirements (eg due to religious believes or allergies). If not needed we advice our guests to enjoy the delicious food served by most operators and start their weight loss diet when back home after their trip. You will be hungry after a full day of diving!

3.4 For airports pickup please contact the operator to confirm your flight number and meeting point. asianliveaboards.com  is not responsible for airport transfers.

4. Payments

4.1 Bookings are only valid when full payment is received.

4.2 You can pay online with the liveaboard and resort operators directly via our instructions by credit card (all major credit cards), paypal or pay manually with a bank transfer after your booking request.

4.3 After payment has been received we will send a Booking Voucher to the email address you provided. The Booking Voucher serves both as proof of your booking and as an invoice for your administration. Please bring a copy (digital or physical) to the liveaboard when boarding and also keep a copy for future references.

4.4 asianliveaboards.com  holds the right to charge the costs endured for payments that are not performed correctly (like credit card chargeback’s and or non-OUR back transfers).

4.5 Full amount is due on date of reservation. If you want to pay a deposit only you can do so by stating this as a special request during booking and select bank transfer payment. We do have to charge an extra fee for the extra bank and administration cost we endure.

4.7 All our rates are charged in Euro or USD. Quotations in other currencies are for reference only.

5. Cancellation & Amendments 

5.1 Different cancellation policies may apply to each reservation and for each reservation the guest needs to agree with the specific booking conditions provided by the operator.

5.2 No show or early departure from the liveaboard is considered the same as a cancellation after departure and no refund applies.

5.3 In case of a booking amendment request we will do our best to help you as a guest to find a suitable alternative trip depending on availability of operators.

5.4 In case of any amendment or cancellation with refund we will charge an additional 5% administration fee to cover our expenses made on marketing, sales and payment processing services.

5.5 The liveaboard operator depends on maintenance schedules (drydock) in their operating country. If the vessel is not in good shape to sail out or if there are any delays in the drydock, the operator has the right to operate the same itinerary with a different vessel. In this case the customers have to accept the change of vessel. If the standard of the vessel lacks important facilities compensation can be made, but this is not an obligation. 

5.6 The operator has the right to replace the vessel and operate the same itinerary as long as the vessel has similar standards as the liveaboard that was initially booked by the guest. asianliveaboards.com  will not be liable for disputes arising out of the appointment of a different vessel. 

5.7 The operator has the right to change the cabin allocation depending on availability and the condition of the cabin for use. 

5.8 In line with the industry norm, trips cancelled by the operator entitle you to a refund. Shortened trips entitle you to a proportionate refund, delayed trips to a choice of refund or re-scheduled trip, and lengthened trips have no extra charge.

7. Liability

7.1 The reservation forms an agreement between the guest(s) and the operator. asianliveaboards.com  just serves as an intermediary and therefore cannot be held responsible for possible shortcomings of the operators’ performance.

7.2 The guest agrees to never in any case hold asianliveaboards.com responsible for unforeseen circumstances. Liability waiver may need to be signed or entrance on the ship may be refused by the operator.

7.3 asianliveaboards.com  cannot be held responsible for delays of flights and or transfer companies.

7.4 asianliveaboards.com  cannot be held accountable for wrong information published on partner websites.

7.5 Neither asianliveaboards.com , nor the operator, will be responsible for any losses you suffer (including for example any missed flights) due to failure to allow sufficient time for your journey.

7.6 asianliveaboards.com  cannot be held liable for and will not be responsible for personal injuries, property damage, or wrongful death that may occur during activities, as a result of the inherent risks associated with scuba diving or as a result of acts or omissions of other third parties.

7.7 asianliveaboards.com  cannot be held liable for changes in vessel used by the operator, changes in cabin appointments or any other changes in how the operator chooses to execute the booked liveaboard/resort holiday. 

7.8 We reserve the right to amend reservations in case this is deemed neccesary. This applies to the itinerary, the vessel and the cabin allocation. As long as the proposed alternative by asianliveaboards.com  is of similar value the reservation is considered to be valid and thus asianliveaboards.com will not be liable for any disputes arising from the change of the vessel, itinerary or cabin allocation. 

7.9 In case asianliveaboards.com  is held responsible for mistakes in the reservation services provided, the maximum liability is never more then the amount charged to the operator for the service provided (eg commission amount). 

7.10 Furthermore, asianliveaboards.com and/or your operator are not responsible and cannot be held liable for delays, changes or cancellation of service if the product cannot be executed partly or wholly owing to acts of god, political unrest as well as military or civil conflicts and terrorist activities, ‘force majeure’, or due to other circumstances that are unforeseeable or beyond the operators’ control.

8. Complaints and disputes

8.1 Since asianliveaboards.com  only acts as the agent we cannot be held responsible for the quality of the service provided by the operators. In any case the guest is not happy with the service provided the guest should step up to the captain immediately to communicate the complaint.

8.2 We will do our best to channel complaints made after return into a constructive feedback for the operators to improve their services.

8.3 In general the law of the country in which the transportation took place will apply to the relationship between the guest and the operator. Disputes between you as guest and the operator will generally have to be settled by the court of the country in which the trip provided by the operator took place.

8.4 asianliveaboards.com  may help you to file a complaint if you tell us as fast as possible about your issue and provide a factual record of the complaint with details of what happened, when and with whom. In the event that you are entitled to and receive a refund after your vacation, there will be an administration fee 5% deducted from such refund, to cover our own costs.

8.5 If the complaint is about the service provided by asianliveaboards.com (such as the website, payment collection and travel consultation), please submit your complaints through our contact form. We will do our very best to keep you as a happy customer.

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 We take pride in protecting your personal information. Our policy regarding your privacy and how we use cookies on this website is outlined in our privacy policy .

9.2 All information on our website is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct at the time of publication. asianliveaboards.com  will not be responsible for any inaccuracies due to ‘out of date’ information provided to us by the operators.

9.3 All of the information on this website is protected by copyright and cannot be duplicated, copied or used for any commercial purpose within the explicit and written consent of .asianliveaboards.com 

9.4 You are not allowed to re-sell, deep-link, use, copy, spider or scrape, display, download or reproduce any content or information, software, products or services available on our website for any commercial or competitive activity or purpose. Our services are made available for personal and non-commercial use only.

9.5 Safety standards and regulations conform to local standards and could be less or even more stringent than in your home country. The monitoring and enforcement of those regulations is a matter for the authorities in that country and the local operator concerned.

9.6 asianliveaboards.com reserves the right to possible adjustments of prices and conditions.

10. About Asian Liveaboards & Resorts

Asian Liveaboards & Resorts is brought to you by:
Pin-Oz Group
Cebu, Philippines

Registration Number: 146624

Privacy Policy

This document describes how  Asian Liveaboards & Resorts  (” asianliveaboards.com”, “us”, “we” or “our”) uses cookies on the website and how we handle and protect your personal data. By browsing and using our website you agree to this policy governing your use of the website. If you do not accept this policy, you should not use our website.

1. What information does asianliveaboards.com collect?

1.1 We collect information from you when you sign up for promotional emails, contact customers support or when you make a reservation.

1.2 When making a reservation or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, gender, dive experience, email address, phone number and special reservation requests, such as diet preferences and sizes of diving gear rentals.

2. What does asianliveaboards.com use your information for?

2.1 The information you supply is needed to make the reservation on your behalf with the liveaboard operator. They need your basic information and in some cases passport information when the tours go cross border into multiple countries.

2.2 The information you supply to our search system can also help us to recommend you better suited promotions and last minute deals. This we can better help you find the best liveaboard diving deal online.

3. Does asianliveaboards.com use cookies?

3.1 Cookies are stored on your computer through your browser to help our system recognize you as a user. This way, for example, we can actually make the system remember what you searched, so we can display the results when you navigate through the website.

3.2 We also use cookies to:

– Make the website work technically

– Understand and save your preferences for future visits

– Keep track of advertisements

– Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future

3.3 We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

3.4 asianliveaboards.com statistically analyses the behavior of all users only on our own website. You may receive ads from us on different sites (retargeting), which is based on your history on our website. This information is anonymous. We do not follow your behavior on third party websites.

4. Is my information safe?

4.1 We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database, only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

4.2 Even with all the measures we take, we cannot guarantee the protection of your personal information and/or use of our sites in situation beyond our control (force majeure), such as hacking attacks.

4.3 Your credit card information will never touch our servers and will be handled by our trusted partners like Stripe and PayPal.

5. Will asianliveaboards.com keep my information private?

5.1 We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

5.2 We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

5.3 If asianliveaboards.com is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

6. Will I get emails I don’t want?

6.1 We send regular emails with great diving stories and last minutes deals to our members who opted in for these emails.

6.2 At any time you will be able to opt out and unsubscribe from our email list contact us here.

7. Contact us

Please also check our terms and conditions. If you do not accept this policy, you should not use our website. Contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy. asianliveaboards.com can be reached by telephone at +63(0)9173339845, or by email at info@asianliveaboards.com 

Contact Us

Mail

info@asianliveaboards.com

Phone

+63 917-333-9845