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Alaska, British Columbia &
Clipperton Island

Nautilus Explorer
Nautilus Swell
Bahamas
Aqua Cat Cruises
Blackbeard's Cruises
Caribbean Explorer II
Caribbean
Aggressor Fleet
Dancer Fleet
Explorer Adventures
 
Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Okeanos Aggressor
Sea Hunter
Undersea Hunter
Fiji
Island Dancer II
Nai'a
Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Aggressor I & II
Humboldt Explorer
Galapagos Sky
 
Hawaii
Kona Aggressor
Indonesia
MSY Amira
Arenui
Dewi Nusantara
Ocean Rover
MSY Seahorse
MSY Damai
MV Pelagian
MSY Seven Seas
Komodo Dancer - Bali
S/Y Indo Siren
MSY Ondina
Maldives
MV Manthiri
Maldives Aggressor
Ocean Dancer
S/Y Maldives Siren
Tony Backhurst Scuba Travel
 
Mexico
Nautilus Explorer - Guadalupe Island
Rocio Del Mar - Baja, Sea of Cortez, Socorro Islands
Solmar V - Guadalupe Island,
Sea of Cortez, Socorro Islands
Micronesia& Palau
Truk Odyssey
Ocean Hunter I & III - Palau
Palau Aggressor
Pacific Explorer II (Chuuk)
Big Blue Explorer (Palau)
Eco Explorer (Palau)
S/Y Palau Siren (Palau)
Papua New Guinea
MV Golden Dawn
MV Chertan
MV Febrina
 
Philippines
Atlantis Azores
S/Y Philippine Siren
Red Sea
Tony Backhurst Scuba Travel
Thailand
S/Y Oriental Siren

 
Aggressor Fleet
Aggressor Fleet

Aggressor Fleet

Belize • Cayman Islands • Cocos Island, Costa Rica • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador • Kona, Hawaii • Maldives • Palau • Red Sea • Thailand • Turks & Caicos • Utila, Honduras

Aggressor Fleet yachts span the globe with 10 dive yachts in 11 different countriesAggressor Fleet and the list of exotic destinations keeps growing. The dive yachts continue to feature the finest creature comforts such as DVD players in the staterooms, rental digital cameras, video editing centers, onboard computers and satellite communications.

From the schooling hammerheads in Galapagos to the whale sharks in Utila, Aggressor Fleet has an excursion that will suit your appetite for adventure and your vacation budget. Every destination, itinerary, and dive site is carefully selected. Moorings are delicately put in place to preserve the reefs and marine environment for future generations. All Aggressor yachts comply with Eco-operator guidelines.


 
MSV Amira
MSV Amira cabin

Amira

Indonesia

MSV Amira is your ticket to Indonesia's best dive sites. We take you to Komodo, the dragon island, with its unique underwater world and to Raja Ampat, the global centre of marine biodiversity. Every year during special trips we will also take you to some MSV Amira  logoof Indonesia's unique destinations that you can only visit with MSV Amira.

Amira was built with locally grown timber by indigenous crafts men using ancient Pinisi boat building traditions. She is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, security and rescue equipment and technology. The 52-meter-long Amira offers 8 comfortable double cabins and two single cabins, all equipped with personal showers and toilets and natural lighting. There is a cozy restaurant, a romantic lounge area, a huge sun deck and a dive boat.


 
Aqua Cat Cruises
Aqua Cat Cruises

Aqua Cat Cruises

Bahamas

Aqua Cat Cruises offers a leisurely liveaboard scuba diving and snorkeling adventure vacation in the Bahamas aboard theAqua Cat Cruises 102-foot Aqua Cat catamaran. Each week we cruise from Nassau, Bahamas to the remote islands of the Exumas, and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the most pristine area in all the Bahamas.

The Aqua Cat, offers luxury accommodations, a spacious main salon and an extremely smooth ride. Her ability to cruise at a speed of 14-knots will get you to dive sites quickly while her 35-ft beam will ensure a smooth ride. The eleven passenger cabins are some of the largest of any liveaboard in the world.


 
Arenui cabin
Arenui cabin

Arenui

Komodo • Alor & Flores • Maluku & Banda (Spice Islands) • Ambon • Raja Ampat

The 43-meter Arenui dive liveaboard is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi, a classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel, made to explore the majestic underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago.

The underlying concept of the Arenui is to provide you with the convenience of a fully Arenui - The Boutique Liveaboardequipped dive liveaboard together with all the richness, artistic touches and comforts of a top-notch luxury boutique hotel. Yet this is the only one that drops you off directly onto the best dive sites that Indonesia has to offer!

To showcase the best of Indonesia, we spend the May to October months mainly around the Komodo National Park area, taking in dive sites and landscapes from Bali right across to Flores and Alor. In November ,we move toward Ambon in Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, working our way to the Raja Ampat area of Western Papua to continue dive cruises from December through until April.

The Arenui has been designed to host a maximum of 16 passengers in cabins which are exceptionally spacious (starting from 17 square meters) and which have been luxuriously furnished in a sophisticated and tasteful manner. The cabins' individual themes and styles were inspired by handicrafts from each of the Indonesian provinces. Each one has a private en-suite bathroom and individual air conditioning.


 
Atlantis Azores
Atlantis Azores hot tub

Atlantis Azores

Apo Reef & Anilao • Southern Leyte • Bohol • Tubbataha Reef

Explore the Philippines aboard the 107-foot-long Atlantis Azores. The Azores has seven deluxe staterooms - with double and single berths, lavatory, hairdryer, private head and shower. All situated below decks. Our suite is located on the upper deck and also has a double and single berth, as well as a desk and window.

Atlantis AzoresThe Azores features a partially covered sun deck with chase lounges, complete wet bar, hot tub, an assortment of sitting areas with tables and large swim platform with warm freshwater showers.

January through to mid-March is whaleshark season in Southern Leyte; enjoy unrivaled snorkeling action with these gentle giants. Tubbataha is our most popular season running from mid March through to early June. Dumaguete is our base for the summer months of June through to September and our Visayas Safari is a unique opportunity to take in several beautiful islands in one week. We spend October through December based out of Puerto Galera exploring Anilao, and Apo Reef on the west coast of Mindoro.


 
Blackbeard Cruises sailboats
Cabin

Blackbeard Cruises

Bahamas

Blackbeard's Cruises offers liveaboard scuba diving adventure travel vacations to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Reef, wreck, wall, drift, night Blackbeard Cruises logoand shark dives are offered on each trip. Our three sailboats - Sea Explorer, Morning Star and Pirate's Lady - offer Caribbean diving and snorkeling cruises to the Out Islands of the Western Bahamas.

Our liveaboards accommodate singles and couples in 4 air-conditioned cabin areas. Berths are single upper and lower, or double upper and lower, each with its own privacy curtain similar to a sleeperette on a train. We do not have private accommodations, all berths are dormitory style. Berths are 74" in length, with doubles 48" wide and singles 24" to 36" wide.


 
MV Chertan
MV Chertan

M/V Chertan

Papua New Guinea

The world's most exotic diving destination has a new attraction. The MV Chertan is a purpose-built dive boat that has begun operations out of Alotau in Milne Bay. The Chertan introduces a term many intrepid divers are unfamiliar with - luxury.

The 60-foot long MV Chertan has accommodations for 10 passengers in 5 staterooms.

MV ChertanA cruise on Chertan offers unlimited diving for the enthusiast as well as an introduction to the local culture. Our itineraries are all about adventure, challenge and discovery in conditions that few have experienced. From dugouts to dugongs, from plunging coral drop-offs to towering volcanic mountains, skull caves and thermal springs, from hammerhead sharks to manta rays, the region is truly unique.

Equally special is the ambiance on board Chertan where the crew's priority is your comfort and enjoyment.


 
Wind Dancer
Wind Dancer
Sun Dancer II
Komodo Dancer



Dancer Fleet

Bahamas • Belize • Cocos Island • Galapagos • Komodo National Park • Raja Ampat, North Sulawesi • Fiji

Choose from eight thrilling destinations with the Dancer Fleet for the liveaboard experience of a lifetime. On a Dancer Fleet® Liveaboard vacation, luxury features and topnotch amenities, plus attention to every detail will make you feel as pampered as an invited guest on a private yacht.

The unique Wind Dancer itinerary covers the territorial waters of two countries: Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as Cocos Island. This itinerary has it all – warm, clear water, beautiful reefs, great marine life, and some truly amazing wrecks.

Peter Hughes Diving - Dancer Fleet logoGalapagos Sky cruises the Galapagos Islands following a planned itinerary that is approved by the Galapagos National Park and includes visits to the very remote islands of Wolf and Darwin. You'll encounter sea lions, penguins, giant mantas, golden rays, and a variety of sharks including schooling hammerhead sharks.

Sun Dancer II visits atolls that lie offshore beyond Belize's barrier reef. The most famous of the atolls is Lighthouse Reef, home of the Blue Hole and the magnificent nature preserve at Half Moon Caye. You can expect visibility to reach 120 feet or more at these spectacular sites. The walls and drop-offs are dramatic. The reef, virgin and pristine, is home to a stunning variety of fish and coral.

Komodo Dancer offers diving in the Komodo National Park, Sangeang and Bima with special trips east of the park where you'll explore from Flores to Alor for worldclass critter diving. The park is home to more than 1,000 species of fish, 385 species of reef building corals, 70 species of sponges, 10 dolphin species, six whale species, giant sea turtles, dugongs, and various species of sharks and rays.

Ocean Dancer offers a tremendous variety of diving encounters in the Maldives. Currents and tides flush water through the channels of the atolls, carrying with them nutrients and plankton.This gives Maldives' diving a character all its own.

Bula! Known as the soft coral capital, Fiji dazzles everyone with its bright corals and huge sea fans surrounded by clownfish, ornate ghost pipefish and nudibranchs. But it does not stop there. Fiji also comes with schooling pelagics. Make sure you turn from the bright corals and look for barracuda, reef sharks, mantas, tuna and the occasional pilot whale! There is no shortage of marine life large and small in the waters of Fiji. Experience Fiji aboard the Island Dancer II.


 
Dewi Nusantara
Dewi Nusantara cabin

Dewi Nusantara

Komodo • Raja Ampat • Banda Sea • Ambon • Halmahera • Cenderawasih Bay

Living aboard Dewi Nusantara is as close to a five-star experience as is possible in the faraway corners of the Indonesian archipelago. Dewi Nusantara offers dive cruises to Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Halmahera and Cenderawasih Bay.

Dewi Nusantara

With an overall length of 57 meters, our three-masted topsail schooner moves with a grace and stability that only larger sailing vessels can offer. 2000 square meters of sail are complemented by two 500 horsepower marine engines and two desalinators that each produce 5000 liters of fresh water per day. We purposely designed the Goddess of the Archipelago to be totally independent for long periods at sea while offering unparalleled comfort.

There are eight spacious air-conditioned staterooms, that can be adapted to either twin or double use, each with its own en suite bathroom. The master and commanders' cabin aft is the size of a large hotel suite.

 


 
Cabin on MSY Damai

Dive-Damai

Bali • Komodo • Triton Bay • Raja Ampat • Derawan • Banda Sea

Dive-Damai is proud to introduce a new concept in the diving industry: a boutique liveaboard. "Damai" is an Indonesian word meaning "peaceful", and perfectly reflects our vision, providing tranquility above the water while avoiding crowds down below.

Dive-Damai is dedicated to small groups and offers the chance to enjoy diving remote DiveDamaiareas in Indonesia, while experiencing unprecedented service and an unlimited amount of dives and bottom time. The reefs and the boat are yours, we will be entirely at your disposal to make your holidays the best experience ever. Gourmet food, exceptional service and the best reefs all for you with a 3 divers per guide ratio.

The Motor Sailing Yacht Damai will be launched in 2009 with the first trip planned in September. With four luxurious cabins, it is designed to offer that personal service that only a boutique liveaboard dedicated to small groups can provide. The cabins are well over 30 sq. meters each, coming with either queen or king sized beds, separated ensuite toiletts and showers/bath tubs.

 


 
Apo Explorer
Pacific Explorer II
Eco Explorer

Expedition Fleet

Philippines • Palau • Chuuk (Truk Lagoon)

Expedition Fleet operates eight liveaboard motor vessels, with regularly scheduled diving expeditions in the Philippines, Palau and Chuuk. It has three routes in the Philippines:

Anilao-Apo Reef- Coron- Anilao ( 8 days /7 nights/6 diving days) September- February. The cruise begins and ends from Anilao , Batangas. We usually stay 2 days in the Apo Reef Area and then one day in Northern Busuanga, and 3 days in Southern Busuanga where most of the wrecks are located.
Best of the Visayas Safari ( 8 days /7 nights/6 diving days) July-February From Mactan, Cebu, the ship sails north to Malapascua, known for the Thresher Sharks, ExpeditionMantas, the Gato Island Tunnel ( spectacular night dives) and the Dona Marilyn Wreck. The ship then sails down the western side of Cebu Island to Pescador/ Moal Boal. Beautiful overhangs, large gorgonians and sea fans decorate the walls surrounding Pescador Island. From Pescador, the ship embarks for Apo Island, one of the oldest and most successful marine sanctuaries in the country. Healthy reef formations, several large schools of jacks or big eyed trevally are common here. Final stop of the trip is Balicasag Island, where barracudas, jacks and black coral trees hold forth.
Tubbataha ( 6-, 7- and 8-day programs available ) mid-March to mid June. Puerto Princesa is the jump off point for this UNESCO World Heritage site, the only one in Asia that is marine in nature. An overnight sail brings divers to the Philippines premier dive site.

Expedition Fleets' newest destination is awesome Chuuk. Formerly known as Truk Lagoon, this 40-mile diameter lagoon is the final resting place of over 180,000 tons of ships, planes, tanks and other war material that met its end on the 17th and 18th of February 1944. Dubbed “Operation Hailstone,” one of the most devastating aerial attacks in history sank 60 assorted Japanese vessels and 250 planes. The Pacific Explorer II has eleven spacious rooms for 22 divers.

Palau is consistently chosen as the world's premiere diving destination by several international diving publications. It features enchanting topside topography as well as breathtaking underwater landscapes.


 
M/V Caribbean Explorer II
Explorer Adventures
Cabin accommodations
M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II

Explorer Adventures

Bahamas • Galapagos • Saba/St. Kitts • Turks & Caicos

Explorer Adventures operates a fleet of three vessels.

Caribbean Explorer II is a 115-foot, 18-passenger vessel and accommodates guests in 9 air-conditioned double staterooms on the main and lower deck. Each stateroom has a private bathroom and shower.Explorer Adventures logo The upper deck contains a semi-enclosed dining and entertainment area. The open rear sundeck is furnished with lounges for sunbathing or relaxing. The Caribbean Explorer II spends half the year providing diving excursions in the northeastern Caribbean, and the other half in the southern Bahamas.

Explorer Ventures' Humboldt Explorer, named for the oceanic current that brings the diverse species to the Galapagos Islands, is one of only a few liveaboard diving vessels in operation in the Galapagos Islands. The Humboldt Explorer is a 100-foot vessel with 8 large, comfortable staterooms on the main and upper decks, and will be capable of accessing the remote islands of Darwin and Wolf in significantly less time than other vessels. Designed by the same architect and designer that created our previous vessel, each stateroom will contain two twin beds which can be converted to one large bed; there will be ample closet space in each room, as well as large windows to view the spectacular scenery and unique wildlife found in these islands. The vessel's interior touts gleaming hardwood floors and a spacious eating and lounge area; a large sundeck and outdoor lounge will also be available for privileged guests.

The 124-foot M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II accommodates 20 passengers in 10 double staterooms, each of which have private bathroom facilities, individually-controlled air conditioning, hanging closet and wardrobe. The air-conditioned main salon on the main deck includes dining tables, TV, VCR, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area. A large sundeck with lounge chairs and buffet area is located aft of the upstairs deckhouse. A large, awning-covered flybridge with wet bar, barbecue and seating for 12 to 15 is accessed from the sun deck as well. 8-day/7-night itineraries.


 
MV FeBrina
MV FeBrina MV FeBrina dsalon

M/V FeBrina

Papua New Guinea

MV FeBrina is a boutique, traditional style live aboard operating in Papua New Guinea water since 1991 when she arrived at Walindi Resort. The quality diving experience MV FeBrina offers can be quantified by the high number of repeat clientele she enjoys. The crew on MV FeBrina are some of the most experienced in Papua New Guinea, most having been with us for many years.

The M.V. FeBrina dives the areas of Kimbe Bay and surrounding waters along the northern coast of New Britain, such as the Witu Islands to the north west and Fathers Reefs to the north east of Kimbe Bay. MV FeBrinaThese waters are home to prolific and diverse marine creatures and corals. Recent marine surveys in Kimbe Bay have recorded over 350 species of reef building corals and over 900 species of fish. The reefs are a photographer's paradise.

Pristine and colorful corals are home to a variety of fish, crustacean and invertebrate life. Many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda, tuna, and jacks. A range of shark species are regularly sighted, including hammerheads and silvertips, particularly at the outer reefs of Fathers and Witu. Visibility ranges from 80 to 150 feet, depending on the season and water temperatures range between 85 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Weather is tropical with little seasonal variation.

The 72-foot long MV FeBrina has seven cabins with accommodations for up to 12 passengers, including 2 smaller single cabins. Below Deck Cabins are ensuite with individually controlled air conditioning. Most diving is from FeBrina's spacious dive deck, with easy access via the water level dive platform. Meals are provided by our experienced galley staff and are fresh and plentiful with lots of delicious snacks in between dives.


 
Golden Dawn
Golden Dawn crew

Golden Dawn

Papua New Guinea • Eastern Fields, PNG

Diving Papua New Guinea on the elegant liveaboard MV Golden Dawn offers the finest dive sites and diving in Papua New Guinea. PNG dive itineraries include the Eastern Fields in the Coral Sea, Milne Bay and Northern PNG, Wewalk. Wreck diving and technical diving opportunities abound with nitrox and rebreathers aboard.

Trips to the Eastern Fields/Coral Sea operate November through to December and Golden Dawn logoApril through to May - prime time for this area. On these cruises, you will find the waters of the barrier reef system around Port Moresby teem with beautiful flora and fauna to satisfy the keenest sports diver or the most dedicated underwater photographer, with Mantas, Sharks and Turtles.

Divers have encountered the rare Great hammerhead as well as his smaller Scalloped brothers and Whale Sharks are sighted annually as far in as the capital's main harbour! The more exotic treats include the Lacy Scorpion fish (Rhinopias aphanes and his rarer brother R. fondoza), Leaf Scorpion fish, Stone and False Stonefish, Crocodile fish, Pygmy sea horse and Tasselled Wobbegongs, Epaulette and Leopard Sharks. The waters here are moderate in visibility but excellent for close-up photography.

The Golden Dawn is an 80-foot-long, 80-ton motor vessel carrying a crew of 7 and accommodations for 12 passengers. It has fully air conditioned cabins, some with ensuites. Because of the diversity of dive locations, the Golden Dawn has two rigid hull inflatables.


 
MSY Seahorse
Deck view from Seahorse

Indo Cruises - MSY Seahorse

Komodo • Raja Ampat • Banda Sea • Derawan

Indo Cruises is proud to introduce our flagship, the MSY Seahorse liveaboard, a Pinisi rigged Sulawesi schooner offering sailing charters and liveaboard scuba diving trips to East Indonesia. Built and completed in 2004 the MSY Seahorse offers a level of luxury and safety not found on most liveaboard dive charter sailing yachts in Indonesia.

AMSY Seahorset 33 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, the Seahorse is a majestic and spacious vessel, accommodating up to 16 guests attended by 12 crew. All of our spacious cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning and private en-suite bathrooms with hot water.

The classic beauty of the MSY Seahorse combines traditional craftsmanship with all modern conveniences and safety features providing charming comfort in the remotest waters of Indonesia.

Our dive travel routes include Komodo, Raja Ampat, RajaAmpat - Banda Sea, Raja Ampat - Ttriton Bay, Banda Sea - Triton Bay and Derawan.


 
MV
MV Manthiri

Manthiri Liveaboard Diving

Maldives

Centered mainly in the north of the country, Manthiri Liveaboard Diving tours, the fruit of years of experience and new discoveries, offer the best combination of dive sites, given the time of the year. Manthiri LogoOur tours are mainly of 10 day, 7 day and 5 day duration. For those who prefer 10 days or longer charters, they can combine two consecutive short tours. The tours are designed for whale shark and rich fish-life sightings year-round with schooling mantas thrown in June to October. While we do not guarantee the sightings of the big pelagics, the chance of encountering them is very high, indeed.

We also offer a special tour covering the southernmost atolls of Maldives, Huvadhoo and Addu. These remote atolls, little visited by tourists, offer colorful coral reefs. The channels abound with sharks. We recommend tours of minimum 10 days of duration. The best time for a south tour is mid February to mid April.

The 85-foot (25-meter) MV Manthiri liveaboard is custom designed for dive cruises and heavily built of fine tropical timber. The vessel's wide beam of 25 foot (7.6 metre) contributes towards a stable hull and spacious cabins accommodating up to 12 divers in four twins and two doubles with queen size beds.


 
Nai'a liveaboard
Deck of the Nai'a

NAI'A

Fiji Islands • South Pacific

Dive the Fiji Islands' finest coral reefs and fish-filled channels. Swim alongside humpback whales in Tonga, explore World War II shipwrecks in Vanuatu or discover Kiribati's truly wild and unexplored Phoenix Archipelago. From manta rays to mantis NAI'A logoshrimp, dolphins to dartfish, or voracious sharks to vibrant soft corals, NAI'A found Fiji's ultimate dive sites! Experience the diversity and drama of pristine South Pacific coral reefs at their most colorful and lavish. Enjoy charming Fijian and Pacific cultures during the vacation of your dreams from the comfort of Fiji's premier live aboard diving vessel and her famously friendly crew.

The 120-foot NAI'A motor/sailer has set new standards of live-aboard diving luxury in every way, especially in comfort and service. Designed by renowned marine architect, W. de Vries Lentsch, and built by skilled Dutch craftsmen, NAI'A was completely refitted in 1993 and again in 2000 with the latest technology and facilities specific to the needs discerning dive travelers. NAI'A sports accommodations for 18 passengers in 9 spacious, air-conditioned staterooms with private ensuite heads.


 
Nautilus Explorer
View from Nautilus Explorer

Nautilus Explorer

Alaska • British Columbia • Clipperton Island

Our Alaska and British Columbia adventures combine the best cold water diving in the world with spectacular scenery and a journey far off the beaten path of larger cruise ships. Other dive destinations include the California Channel Islands, Clipperton Atoll and Sea of Cortez. All of our trips offer world class luxury liveaboard diving and a friendly professional crew dedicated to excellence in guest services on a SOLAS certified Canadian flag diveboat.

Nautilus Explorer logoOn our Alaskan journey, you will be able to see calving glaciers from very close up. And you will be able to kayak through the ice fields or even climb onto an iceberg or just watch everything unfold from a deck chair or our hot tub. If the conditions permit, divers may even be able to scuba dive under the icebergs as well.

The lushness and density of invertebrate life in the pristine and sheltered waters of British Columbia is amazing. The octopus and wolfeel encounters are legendary. The scenery topsides is spectacular as is the wall and drift diving. Our Port Hardy and Vancouver Island charters are perfect for serious divers and photographers.

On the Nautilus Explorer, we specialize in catering to more experienced divers looking for advanced and sometimes challenging diving. Our handpicked friendly, cheerful and professional crew, a sparkling clear fresh water hot tub, 2 different sun decks with lots of deck chairs, a really comfortable main salon, 30 different microbrews, extensive wine list and a great selection of single malts in the ship's bar as well as blissful quiet during the day all contribute to a wonderful onboard ambience


 
Nautilus Swell
Nautilus Swell

Nautilus Swell

Alaska • British Columbia

The 90-foot-long Nautilus Swell has enjoyed a romantic and varied history having been in active service as a tug, a fishing charter boat and now as a liveaboard dive vessel in all parts of the Pacific North West. Most recently, she underwent a $3.5 million dollar refit in 2005 to bring her up to the high standard of modern liveaboard comfort and safety without losing the classic warm feeling of a vintage wooden vessel.

Nautilus Swell

There are seven guest cabins, including two superior suites on the main deck, all with ensuite heads and showers and individual temperature control.

Diving from the Nautilus Swell couldn't be easier. Our 38-foot dive skiff Inde will now be used for only 12 – 14 divers on the Swell and is essentially the “dive deck,” with loads of room for storage. Once your gear is set up on Inde, a single step down from the mothership, you won't have to touch it again for the rest of the trip. A large multi-level camera table, covered drysuit rack, workstation, gear storage area, and sparkling clear hot tub are located one flight of stairs up from Inde.


 
Ocean Hunter I
Ocean Hunter III

Ocean Hunter

Palau • Micronesia

The Ocean Hunter I is a 60-foot/19-meter steel motorsailer exclusively designed for up to 6 divers or guests. It is very comfortable, stable and user friendly. Ocean Hunter III is a 96-foott/29-meter former research vessel luxuriously designed to a very high specification for up to 16 divers to travel the waters of Palau and the Western Pacific.

The Ocean Hunter I was designed by divers, for divers. Unlimited diving is conducted off a spacious diving platform at the stern of the boat and hardly ever off a chaseboat (so you Ocean Huntercan climb right back onto the boat when you're done and take a warm freshwater shower!). Ocean Hunter I has three cabins with private bath and a/c, and accommodates up to 6 guests, which means uncrowded reefs, ease of entry into the water, personal attention and maximized bottom time. Furthermore, the vessel is designed for professional underwater photography, with a big working area and more than 60 electrical outlets (110 and 220 volt), extra storage space, and E-6 processing available overnight.

Ocean Hunter III has 3 standard cabins, 3 deluxe cabins and 2 master staterooms all with private bath and a/c, and accommodates up to 16 guests with personal attention and plenty of space. There is a large dining room and a comfortable salon with sofas and an entertainment system. Furthermore, the vessel is designed for professional underwater photography, TV and Film production, with a sizeable working area, 110, 220 and 415 volt electrical outlets, and lots of extra storage space.


 
Ocean Rover
Ocean Rover
Ocean Rover

Ocean Rover Cruises

Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia • Raja Ampat

The Ocean Rover is a 100-foot liveaboard based in Manado in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Ocean Rover was built in 2000 in Thailand as a comfortable, safe and solid liveaboard dive boat that would offer optimal ease of operations for both her passengers and her crew. The Ocean Rover has eight private cabins with en suite bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioning. It can hold a maximum of 16 passengers and 12 crew members.

Ocean Rover CruisesOcean Rover's departure point in Manado is the deep-sea port of Bitung in the Lembeh Straits. Each cruise will start and finish with a full day of diving in this location of choice for underwater photographers in search of unique macro subjects. Our divers will also spend time enjoying the world-class diving around Bunaken National Marine Park and Bangka Island. Here divers will encounter spectacular walls and reefs of hard and soft corals.

Ocean Rover then journeys further north to a chain of volcanic islands, the Sangihe Archipelago: dozens of islands, some of which are over fifteen hundred meters high and densely covered by coconut palms. This area has some of the deepest and clearest water on the planet. Some of the highlights include an underwater lava flow, a natural hot spring jacuzzi and a dive at Mahangatang, an underwater volcano which releases silver bubbles into the sea, an unforgettable sight. Conditions permitting, we also do a spectacular pinnacle dive at Para Island.

Raja Ampat is in the northwestern tip of Indonesia’s West Papua Province. The cruises visit the best sites of Raja Ampat. Diving here means diving with current, for that reason we have to remain flexible because if the current, which will be check regularly by the dive guides, is too strong we will move to another location. The next dive site is waiting just around the corner!

The biodiversity of Raja Ampat is unique. In this archipelago are recorded more than 1000 species of reef fishes, more than 700 molluscs and more than 560 species of hard corals, which is more than 75 percent of all know hard corals worldwide. More than 4.6 million hectares of more or less untouched underwater areas are waiting with mangroves, colourful coral gardens, deep walls, huge schools of fish, manta rays, sharks, as well as nudibranchs and critters.


 
Odyssey Adventures
Odyssey Stateroom

Odyssey Adventures

Chuuk (Truk Lagoon), Micronesia

The Odyssey is a 132-foot liveaboard based in Weno, Chuuk, in the Federated States of Micronesia. Chuuk, also known as Truk, is in Micronesia's central Caroline Islands.

The Odyssey has amenities consistent with the world's top liveaboards. It has six Odyssey Adventures - Truk Lagoonstaterooms (14' x 8') with either king size or 2 twin beds; two private single staterooms (11' x 6'); and one stateroom (10' x 9') with a double/twin bunk. ALL staterooms have private ensuite facilities, air-conditioning controls, and are carpeted. Carpeted and air-conditioned throughout the vessel. Large dining area with full commercial galle. A separate entertainment lounge with TV, VCR (PAL & NTSC), stereo, library, large slide table, and bar.

The Odyssey offers fabulous diving amongst the ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon. There are fifteen commonly visited Japanese ships and airplanes on the Odyssey's weekly itinerary as well as outer reef dive sites outside the Lagoon. Some folks think Truk Lagoon diving is always very deep. Not true, dive sites range in depth from 0-200. All the wrecks have lush coral growth, marine life and photographic opportunities within recreational SCUBA limits. Advanced certification is required for the deeper wrecks.


 
MSY Ondina
MSY Ondina

MSY Ondina

Indoneisa

The 32-metre S.M.Y. Ondina is a classical wooden buginese schooner sailing the inner seas of Indonesia.

Sailing aboard the S.M.Y. Ondina you will have the opportunity to explore the most exotic and remote islands of this unique country in comfort and luxury.

Built with teak and tropical woods, the Ondina is outfitted with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. The boat was built by divers for divers to be spacious and majestic, powerful and safe.


 
MV Pelagian
MV Pelagian Master Suite

MV Pelagian

Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

The MV Pelagian is a 115-foot elegant, world-ranging motor yacht based in Wakatobi, Indonesia. The Pelagian is air-conditioned throughout and offers en-suite accommodation (private bathrooms) in five cabins, ranging from the standard cabins up to the master suite, for up to 10 guests.

MV PelagianThe Pelagian's master stateroom is probably the largest live aboard cabin available in any dive liveaboard in the region today. It is located at the center of the boat, on the main deck. The ensuite bathroom is spacious and offers a separate shower cabin, a long vanity with a huge adjustable mirror and, of course, a WC. The cabin has one full-size queen bed with ample space for two. It also has a full cabin-length shelf on the port side for cameras, gear etc. A sofa and lounge chair is located right next to the entertainment center that has a stereo, DVD player and a good-sized TV.

The Indo-Pacific region is considered a biodiversity hot spot, benefiting from the currents and nutrients transported between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Within that area, the Wakatobi region is near the epicenter of coral reef biodiversity. The hundreds of kilometers of reef structure in the Wakatobi National Marine Park provide every imaginable marine animal, including whales, dolphins, sharks, rays, tunas, barracudas, marlin and more. For photographers, this means wide-angle, normal and macro opportunities abound.


 
Rocio Del Mar
Rocio Del Mar cabin

Rocio Del Mar

Baja • Sea of Cortez - Midriff Islands • Revillagigedo - Socorro Islands

With clear, deep blue waters, abundant sea life, white sand beaches and inspiring vistas, the Sea of Cortez - known as the Gulf of California - is a breathtaking destination for amazing fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating, and exploring diverse marine creatures. Dive and Rocio Del Marinteract with the friendliest giant mantas in the world in Socorro, where these giants choose to interact with divers. In Baja, you'll observe gray whales, pilot whales, sperm whales, humpback whales and dolphins. No telling what you will find in the Baja California.

The Rocio Del Mar has 10 comfortable guest staterooms on two decks. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air-conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.


 

 
MSY Seven Seas
MSY Seven Seas deck

MSY Seven Seas

Komodo/Rinca • Raja Ampat • Banda Sea • Indonesia

The MSY Seven Seas is a 33-meter, traditional Buginese Schooner. Custom-designed to accommodate up to 16 guests in spacious comfort over three decks, she is perfect for both diving and relaxation. The Seven Seas has 8 state rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Four rooms host royal size double beds, 2 rooms host a large size single and regular size single, and the last 2 host regular size twin bunks.

Seven SeasThe galley is fitted with the latest in culinary kits and chef welcomes guests who want to join in and prepare special snacks or meals. The Seven Seas features the latest diving and safety equipment, Nitrox, 3 speedboats and satellite communication, all of which means that we can sail where we want in comfort and in confidence. Our dive guides share their knowledge of marine life and the local area as well as guiding you to the best dive sites.


 
Solmar V
Stateroom in Solmar V

MV Solmar V

Guadalupe Island • Sea of Cortez • Socorro Islands

The Solmar V is a 112' luxury live-aboard dive vessel based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since 1992. The Solmar V is a true four-season live-aboard that takes advantage of weather patterns to provide optimal diving year-round.

Solmar V logoWe journey 250 miles south of Los Cabos into the eastern Pacific Ocean to the Revillagigedos Islands — more commonly known as the Socorro Islands — to dance with the Giant Pacific manta ray, cavort with dolphins, dodge seven different species of sharks and thrill to an occasional lucky interaction with the migrating humpback whale population.

The Sea of Cortez is one of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth, containing over 850 species of reef fish, as well as the famous flying mobulas and an assortment of schooling pelagics and tropicals. We've been diving the Sea of Cortez for over 25 years.

In August and September, we are based in Ensenada, Mexico, and follow the ultimate apex predator to Guadalupe Island, 180 miles offshore. This is rapidly becoming the world's best location to dive in custom-built shark cages with great white sharks.

The interior of the Solmar V is outfitted in brass, rich mahogany, granite table tops and is completely carpeted. The salon comfortably seats all of our guests and offers a large-screen HDTV, VCR, DVD player and stereo system. Each mahogany-detailed stateroom features air conditioning with individual controls, a private head, sink and shower and a TV/DVD player for your enjoyment.


 
Typoon
Cabin on the Moonson
Hottub on the Moonson

Tony Backhurst Scuba Travel

Red Sea • Maldives

Tony Backhurst Scuba Travel operates up to 6 boats a week out of Egypt all year round and also have liveaboards in the Maldives, Sudan, Djibouti and Wakataboi.

The Red Sea is world renowned for the unparalleled quality and quantity of diving that you will find there. Our luxurious boats in the Northern Red Sea provide the perfect platform for exploring the wonderful dive sites that have made this area so famous. Tony Backhurst Scuba TravelStunning wall diving, a huge variety of fish and corals, and some of the best wrecks on the planet. The region spans from the Sinai peninsular, stretching across the Gulf of Suez and right up to the North of Hurghada. The jagged mountains of the Sinai seem to cling to the coastline. Their lofty peaks mirror the dramatic drop-offs underwater. This is where the streaming currents of the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba meet.

The Maldives were voted Diver Destination of the Year, 2007 by readers of Diver Magazine and one quick look at what is on offer here quickly reveals why. The Maldives are made up of a series of atolls and islands which, barely scraping above sea level, give access to year round sun shine, white sandy beaches and tropical diving that will blow you away. The relaxed atmosphere of atoll life mean you can give in to the temptations of great diving and good living. Here the emphasis is on enjoying a fast drift dive or watching great manta as they come in to be cleaned. Whalesharks also frequent the area and grey reef shark sightings are common whatever the season.


 
Sea Hunter
Undersea Hunter
Undersea Hunter

Undersea Hunter Group

Costa Rica • Cocos Island • Malpelo Island

Undersea Hunter Inc. is based in Costa Rica and operates dive expeditions on board the research vessels “Sea Hunter” and “Undersea Hunter." Since 1990, the company has focused these voyages to the remote Cocos Island, located some 300 nautical miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The vessels also regularly visit the Undersea Hunter logoequally exotic Colombian Island of Malpelo.

Undersea Hunters Inc. has oriented its live-aboard operations not only toward experienced divers and adventurous explorers but also toward the support of major underwater film projects. Its ultimate goal is to bring producers and film production teams to the most remote and isolated areas of the hydrosphere.

MV Undersea Hunter is a 90-foot-long vessel with a 24-foot beam. It accommodates up to 14 guests in its seven guest cabins. The guest cabins each have heads and showers and individual AC controls.

MV Sea Hunter is 115-foot-long vessel, with a 26-foot beam. It has accommodations for 18 guests in six double cabins and two triple cabins. All guest cabins have heads and showers and are air conditioned.


 
Sailing Yacht Siren
Sunset aboard ship
Sunset aboard ship

Worldwide Dive And Sail

Thailand • Indonesia • Maldives • India • Philippines •Palau • Malaysia • Timor-Leste

Worldwide Dive And Sail offers liveaboard diving and sailing in Asia and the Pacific. A fleet of five sailing yachts offers liveaboard dive holidays in Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, India and the Philippines, Palau, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Worldwide Dive and Sail logo

The 40-metre S/Y Philippine Siren is a luxury liveaboard diving in the Philippines, including Cebu, Dauin,Tubbataha, Apo reefs, Coron Wrecks and Anilao. Built by divers for divers, the boat is a traditional “gaft rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak, with room for up to 16 guests. It holds up to 16 guests aboard each trip.

The 40-metre S/Y Indo Siren is a luxury liveaboard diving Indonesia, including Raja Ampat, Komodo & the Banda Sea. She has the same specifications as her sister, the S/Y Philippine Siren.

The 34 metre S/Y Maldives Siren luxury liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian ‘gaft-rigged Phinisi' handcrafted from ironwood and teak, Diving the Maldives year-round. Holds up to 14 guests.

The 40-metre S/Y Palau Siren is a luxury liveaboard diving Palau year-round. She has the same specifications as her sisters, the S/Y Philippine Siren and the S/Y Indo Siren.




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