Liveaboard Diving Charters
Choose Your Trip With Dive The World Liveaboards!
Looking to venture to the far flung corners of the underwater world to explore the world's best dive destinations?
You'll discover that we offer adventure-bound liveaboards to some of the world's best dive sites:
Use our diving cruise quick search feature (located in the right hand corner of this page) or our boat departure calendar to help you plan your trip:
Liveaboard departure calendar
Here you can find the schedules, prices and trip information on boats in all the destinations above plus the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Micronesia and more.
Liveaboard charters allow you to tour the world's top scuba locations without the need to endure long boat rides. You can explore remote sites without the hassle of other divers, or slip into the calm morning sea at popular diving sites before the day-trippers get there.
Our diving cruises are divided by price so you can quickly identify what is best for you, whether it's great value deals for the cost-conscious or top-of-the-range deluxe dive charters.
Find the best diving safari for you in one of our top destinations ...
• Great Barrier Reef
Stretching over 2,600 km and comprising roughly 900 islands and nearly 3,000 individual reefs, spread out over more than 340,000 km², you won't find many to argue with you if want to call the Great Barrier Reef "diving heaven". With substantial distances between the shore and the dive sites, an Australian liveaboard is the only way to experience the pick of Great Barrier Reef diving.
From the pinnacle of luxury to the best value for money, how you choose to spend your time between diving pristine coral, witnessing frenzied shark feeds or feeding giant cod by hand, is entirely up to you. The Great Barrier Reef, blessed with year-round warm water and favourable diving conditions, is the perfect dive holiday destination, no matter where you fly in from or when you want to go ... More information on: Diving in Australia.
• Belize Barrier Reef and Blue Hole
Boasting one of the Caribbean's finest range of dive sites, a huge barrier reef, excellent visibility, tropical islands and remote atolls, Belize is a dream liveaboard destination. The longest stretch of barrier reef in the western hemisphere is home to a variety of dive sites where life proliferates. You can expect atolls with sites like the famous Blue Hole and drop-offs where big pelagics lurk in the open ocean. With sites spread far apart like this, liveaboards are the ideal choice to see all that this destination has to offer. To taste the Caribbean at its best, believe in Belize ... More information on: Diving in Belize.
• Cocos Island
A mere speck in the Pacific Ocean is the oasis of life called Cocos Island. Part of Costa Rica, this little gem is surrounded by a phenomenal amount and variety of marine life. If you are fortunate enough to ever dive here you will witness awe-inspiring schools of hammerhead sharks, various species of rays, silvertip and blacktip sharks and a dazzling parade of reef fish. Cocos Island is remote, uninhabited and largely untouched. In our crowded world, only remote sites like Cocos can present such pristine diving conditions. If you have dived in various other places and feel you have earned your stripes, then maybe it is time to take on the big one ... More information on: Diving in Cocos.
• Fiji Islands
For many the only way to see the best diving in Fiji is from the comfort of one of the excellent dive safaris that explore the Koro Sea and Bligh Water. You can choose a short adventure cruise (including diving and much more) or luxury liveaboard diving charters for a week or more. You will never forget the beautiful scenery above and below water, nor the wonderful Fijian hospitality during your South Pacific adventure ... More information on: Diving in Fiji.
• Galapagos Islands
• Galapagos Nature & Wildlife (non-diving)
No tour will capture the imagination or has as much historical significance as one to the Galapagos Islands. Remote and unspoilt volcanic islands rise from the depths to provide home to a dizzying assortment of life in the sea, on land and in the air. A week long cruise around the finest diving and snorkelling sites of the Galapagos is something of a privilege, even for the most experienced diver. Unforgettable natural beauty awaits you here where bio-diversity and endemism abound. A liveaboard trip of a lifetime promises fascinating land visits and incredible underwater encounters, liberally sprinkled with pioneering atmosphere ... More information on: Diving in Galapagos.
• Komodo Island
• Raja Ampat
A diving charter among the richest and most bio-diverse regions on earth must be the best way to dive Indonesia. The Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat and Banda Islands trips aboard luxury boats will see you enjoying peace, comfort and the wonders of nature, above and below the waves. Combine your safari with an excursion on land to see the famed Komodo dragons. Liveaboards in Sulawesi offer the chance to sample the full range of the incredible diversity found in the waters surrounding this amazing island ... More information on: Diving in Indonesia.
• Malaysian Islands
Sitting at the heart of south-east Asia, Malaysia has some excellent dive destinations which present wonderful liveaboard opportunities. You can join short trips to visit the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia or tour around the South China Sea and scuba dive at renowned places like Layang Layang. There is even a liveaboard at the legendary Sipadan, which is a great option for maximising your time underwater at this little gem of an island ... More information on: Diving in Malaysia.
• Maldives Islands
With over 1,000 islands and 26 coral atolls spread over this vast and remote corner of the Indian Ocean, a 1 week diving cruise is surely the best way to explore this tropical region, famous for its big schools of fish. Liveaboards range from 5 star luxury to the surprisingly affordable, in this archetypal dive safari destination ... More information on: Diving in the Maldives.
• Burma Mergui Archipelago
Liveaboard diving at Burma Banks and in the Mergui Archipelago are voyages of discovery. There are now quite a range of price options for liveaboards in Burma. The promise of sharks and manta rays is high in the minds of visitors but perhaps the true romance of diving here lies in the solitude and spirit of adventure that cruising around these remote islands engenders ... More information on: Diving in Burma.
• Pacific Coast
Liveaboard diving in Mexico is for those who love the big stuff! Sharks, whales, manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins, sea lions ... Diving here reads like a "Who's who" of marine mega fauna. World famous sites like the Socorro Islands are considered Mexico's version of Galapagos, with many even considering it superior! Guadalupe Island, with its clear water, is among the world's premier great white shark cage diving destinations where life long memories are made. The Sea of Cortez was described by Cousteau as the 'Aquarium of the World' ... More information on: Diving in Mexico.
• Palau Islands
This collection of small islands in the Pacific Ocean represents one of the best liveaboard destinations on Earth. Here you can expect a lot of sharks and meaty pelagics hanging in the currents, manta rays galore at cleaning stations, WWII wrecks and pristine reefs. Such density of marine life coupled with often incredible visibility make Palau a wide-angled photography paradise. You will learn about Palau's fascinating war history and get the experience the bizarre thrill of snorkelling in the world-famous and sting-free Jellyfish Lake ... More information on: Diving in Palau.
The Red Sea
• Sinai Peninsula
• Southern Red Sea
Sparkling amidst the surrounding deserts is the extraordinary expanse of water that is the Red Sea, with its vast natural riches, many of them endemic, making it a popular place for all grades of diver. The southern Red Sea has some of the most amazing diving in the region and there many routes to choose from - Brothers, Elphinstone, Daedalus, St. John's and Sudan. With many incredible wrecks such as the world-famous Thistlegorm, and legendary sites like Ras Mohammed, the Sinai Peninsula is a region that many liveaboards explore all year round. ... More information on: Diving in the Red Sea.
• Similan Islands
For some time liveaboard trips up the west coast of Thailand have been considered one of the best dive holidays available, and with good cause. They are unrivalled in terms of value-for-money, and diving around the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock is a must-do for any semi-serious diver, as the beauty of the sites is matched only by the warmth and hospitality of the Thais ... More information on: Diving in Thailand.
Other destinations where we offer diving safaris include: Bahamas, the Caymans, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Dive Charter Specifics
All our live-aboard prices normally include:
Diving, air-conditioned cabin accommodation, catering, non-alcoholic drinks, transfers, weights and weight-belts, torches and tanks, professional divemaster and all taxes. Your shortlist of options will include no 'hidden extras'.
Please note that marine park and port fees vary from destination to destination, so the cost will be stated in the shortlist that we send you. Full sets of scuba equipment can be rented on arrival.
For full details of exactly what's included and what's not, review the 'Trips and Prices' tab for each boat.
We recommend that all our customers take out insurance to cover diving and travel activities, including trip cancellation. See our insurance programme for a competitive quote.
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Dive The World rating system:
The customer rating displayed for each liveaboard diving safari is an indication of our customers' satisfaction. 5 star is excellent, 4 star is very good, 3 star is good, 2 star is average, and 1 star is below average. We ask each and every one of our customers to rate their adventure, and the rating earned by each boat is an average of the ratings received over the last season. That way, we ensure that our ratings and recommendations are truly impartial and reflect up to date performance based on the most important indicator - your satisfaction!