Liveaboards allow divers to explore areas beyond the reach of dive resorts, transporting you to some of the most remote and spectacular diving destinations on earth. From the Caribbean to the South Pacific, we offer the widest range of liveaboard boats and trips to world-class diving locations, including a growing range of exclusive departures as part of the Global Dive Alliance.
Why our liveaboard diving holidays are so successful
Exceptional liveaboard experiences
Many of the finest dive sites on the planet can only be reached by liveaboard. We feature over 70 outstanding liveaboards in a diverse range of iconic destinations, including a growing selection of exclusive adventures as part of the Global Dive Alliance.
Introducing the Global Dive Alliance...
There are many fabulous liveaboard holidays for you to enjoy, but a handful stand out from the crowd, gaining a reputation as the most iconic liveaboard destinations on the planet.
Often, these liveaboard departures are the most sought after and difficult to book. That's why we've come together with a few friends to create the Global Dive Alliance, offering you exclusive access, not to mention some fabulous prices, to the world's finest liveaboard destinations.
We currently offer exclusive liveaboard departures to the following destinations:
Socorro Islands, Mexico
A diving mecca to rival any big fish dive destination, Mexico’s Socorro Islands are acclaimed for majestic manta rays, sharks, dolphins and calving humpback whales. We offer range of itineraries, including extended ten-night departures, and a unique 15-night Guadalupe and Socorro adventure.
A bucket list destination for all experienced divers, the Galapagos Islands play host to spectacular, unique and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters both above and below the water. Highlights include huge whale sharks, schooling hammerheads and manta rays.
The beautiful islands of the Bahamas offer the Caribbean's most thrilling diving, with plentiful shark encounters, superb wrecks and some great reefs too. We offer a number of unique, extended itineraries to ensure you see the very best the Bahamas has to offer.
The quintessential liveaboard diving destination, this chain of over a 1,000 islands in the Indian Ocean harbours prolific marine life and has visibility often exceeding 50 metres. We offer a range of exclusive departures on the excellent Emperor Fleet, offering sensational value for money.
Dive Palau by liveaboard to truly appreciate this Pacific island gem. The world’s first shark sanctuary, Palau dazzles with its healthy reefs, wrecks and superb shark encounters. Three ocean currents converge in Palau’s waters, bringing with them some of the most varied and impressive marine life in the world.
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat or the ‘four kings’ lies in remote eastern Indonesia. One of the most sought after liveaboard adventures in the world, it is considered the most biologically diverse region on earth. From manta rays to pristine coral reefs, vast schools of pelagic fish to walking sharks, Raja Ampat has it all.
For fabulous liveaboard diving away from the crowds, Oman offers much for experienced divers. We offer itineraries to the remote Hallaniyat Islands in southern Oman, and exclusive departures to the Musandam peninsula.
Is a dive liveaboard for you?
Liveaboards are a great way to dive. Some of the best diving in the world is only available from liveaboards, while the ability to enjoy three or more dives a day and share in the company of like-minded individuals appeals to many divers.
Whether a diving liveaboard is right for you depends on what you are looking for from your holiday. If you are eager to dive as much as possible, enjoy the close proximity and company of other divers and are keen to explore some of the very best diving a region has to offer, then a liveaboard boat is a great choice.
If you like to make a couple of scuba dives a day, enjoy a sunset stroll on the beach or are looking for peace, tranquility and your own space, then a resort-based diving holiday may be more suitable.
Am I experienced enough for a liveaboard?
Many liveaboards require divers to have 30 or even 60 dives plus an advanced open water certification in order to participate. This is because the diving is often more challenging in nature, visiting more remote regions, diving sites prone to strong currents or requiring depths greater than 18 metres.
That is not exclusively the case however. Those looking to experience diving liveaboards for the first time should consider a liveaboard to Thailand’s Similan and Surin Islands or the beautiful Bahamas Islands. While the Maldives has more challenging diving, The Emperor Atoll, and the Theia are also able to cater to less experienced scuba divers.
Our Seychelles cruises are also aimed at less experienced divers, while the Great Barrier Reef in Australia makes a great introduction to the world of liveaboard diving. Those looking to combine easy and enjoyable liveaboard diving with fantastic topside wildlife may also consider a holiday to Madagascar, an island that has stood in splendid isolation for more than 160 million years.
If you are a dive centre or group of friends interested in a chartering a dive liveaboard, speak to our team of friendly experts today. We offer the widest choice of liveaboards available and can call on years of experience and knowledge to recommend the right liveaboard adventure for you. What’s more, free spaces for tour leaders are available for groups as small as six divers.
As a fully bonded tour operator, you also benefit from 100% financial security for your holiday along with the full support of our dedicated team of dive professionals.