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Worldwide Diving Charters - Warts 'n All

Dive the World began life with the philosophy that we would only recommend those liveaboard operators we could honestly recommend to our own personal friends. We strive to get to know the diving safaris that we recommend to you, rigorously inspecting and analysing boats' service and safety records, eco-friendliness, value-for-money and of course - fun, we have come across many boats which we won't include in our websites.

Tropical liveaboard diving safaris in Indonesia - photo courtesy of Pelagian

We try to make our personal liveaboard inspection experiences of much more value to you, by providing trip reports which cover everything from the boat and its facilities, the staff, food and of course the diving and overall cruise experience. Although we cover a lot of information in our detailed product section, this is intended to be something a little extra.

Hopefully you will see and appreciate the difference between the marketing gloss of the operators' promotional materials and our honest appraisal, including the 'not so great' aspects of a diving charter which we feel you should be aware of. In some cases this might help you better prepare and avoid the same pitfalls as we encountered; in other cases it may be that "the beds are a little hard" for our intrepid reporter.

Select a trip report for the boat you are interested in from the listed below:

Australia Liveaboards

Osprey and Great Barrier Reef

  • Spirit of Freedom • Spoilsport

Cairns Barrier Reef

  • Scubapro III • Kangaroo Explorer

Belize Liveaboards

Lighthouse Reef and Turneffe Atoll

  • Belize Aggressor III

Burma Liveaboards

The Mergui Archipelago

  • Deep Andaman Queen • Mermaid I
  • Sai Mai

Costa Rica Liveaboards

Cocos Island

  • Cocos Adventure • DeepSee Submersible
  • Wind Dancer

Ecuador Liveaboards

Galapagos Islands

  • Galapagos Aggressor II • Galapagos Sky

Egypt Liveaboards

The Northern Wrecks

  • Blue Planet • Dreams
  • Emperor Asmaa • Emperor Superior

Southern Red Sea

  • Emperor Elite • Miss Nouran
  • Saphir

Fiji Liveaboards

The Fijian Islands

  • Fiji Aggressor II

Indonesia Liveaboards

Banda Islands

  • Archipelago Adventurer II

Banda Sea

  • Seahorse

Komodo Island

  • Adventure Komodo • Felicia
  • Komodo Dancer • Mermaid I
  • Mermaid II • Moana
  • Ondina • Seven Seas

Raja Ampat

  • Cheng Ho • Pindito
  • Shakti


  • Panunee

Malaysia Liveaboards

Sipadan Island

  • Celebes Explorer

Maldives Liveaboards

The Maldivian Islands

  • Amba • Baani Adventurer
  • Carpe Vita Explorer • Island Safari 2
  • Monsoon • Princess Haleema
  • Sachika • Sharifa
  • Sheena • Sting Ray

Mexico Liveaboards

Socorro Islands

  • Southern Sport

Micronesia Liveaboards


  • Palau Aggressor II

Thailand Liveaboards

Hin Daeng and Phi Phi Islands

  • Greta • Pawara
  • Scuba Explorer

The Similan Islands

  • Andaman Tritan • Colona VI
  • Dolphin Queen • Hallelujah
  • June Hong Chian Lee • Nautica
  • Parinee • Peterpan
  • Sampai Jumpa • Scuba Adventure
  • Similan Explorer • South Siam III
  • West Coast Explorer

Koh Tarutao and Langkawi

  • Sai Mai

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