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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 locations before the day-trippers get there.
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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, Australian liveaboards are the only way to experience the pick of the Great Barrier Reef.
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 sea conditions, is the perfect scuba destination, no matter where you fly in from or when you want to go ... More information on: Diving in Australia.
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 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, liveaboard charters 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.
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 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.
The leading diving region of the Cuban Archipelago is the marine park known as 'Jardines de la Reina' or 'Queen's Gardens'. This comprises little islands, banks and keys at the southern end of the Cuba shelf, south of the Gulf of Ana Maria. It is home to the biggest populations of adult fish in the Caribbean as well as large groupers, barracuda, snappers, jacks and goliath groupers. Cuba is renowned for sharks including silkies, Caribbean reef and tawny nurse sharks. The variety of habitats range from juvenile-sheltering mangroves to sea grass beds, caves, walls, coral reefs and wrecks. ... More information on: Diving in Cuba.
For many the only way to see the best diving in Fiji is from the comfort of one of the excellent boats 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.
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 scuba 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.
A dive charter among the richest and most bio-diverse regions on earth must be the best way to explore 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.
Sitting at the heart of south-east Asia, Malaysia has some excellent destinations which present wonderful scuba diving opportunities. You can join short trips to visit the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia or tour around the South China Sea and 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.
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.
Diving charters to 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.
Liveaboard diving in Mexico is for those who love the big stuff! Sharks, whales, manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins, sea lions ... scuba logs here read 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.
This collection of small islands in the Pacific Ocean represents one of the best liveaboard charter 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.
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 scuba 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.
For some time liveaboard trips up the west coast of Thailand have been considered one of the best dive vacations available, and with good cause. They are unrivalled in terms of value-for-money, and cruising 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.
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 'More Trip Details' section for each boat.
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