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diving on a liveaboard
欧美BBwHD-Advantages of a liveaboard

欧美三级-Dive remote areas

  • A liveaboard will go where most day trips don't go

    一本道高清幕免费视烦-Great value for the money

      Even though a liveaboard can be expensive, most often you get more and better diving for the same mony.
      How divers rate us:

      There are more than 250 different Liveaboards to choose from, but how do you find a Liveaboard that has good diving, safety and is sustainable towards the ocean?

      We'll guide you to the best liveaboards you can choose, where you get a great dive trip and at no point, risk damaging the ocean or the reefs

      Here are the authors behind the guide:

      Boby Taylor

      伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Boby Taylor

      伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Thailand Expert and Co-author

      Boby has a passion for diving and has been working on several liveaboards around, the Caribbean,  Thailand and Indonesia.
      Torben Lonne

      日本一本免费一二区-Torben Lonne

    • 欧美BBwHD-Scuba Expert and Author

      Torben did spend most of his youth diving and teaching diving. He loves diving on any boat but has a passion for liveaboards, and especially the one that's sustainable.

      日本一本免费一二区-The best areas where you'll find a good Liveaboard trip:



















          Galápagos (Ecuador)

          欧美BBwHD-Galápagos (Ecuador)





        1. Seychelles






          British Virgin Islands

          一本道高清幕免费视烦-British Virgin Islands

        2. Cayman Islands

          日本一本免费一二区-Cayman Islands

          Costa Rica

          一本道高清幕免费视烦-Costa Rica

          French Polynesia

          伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-French Polynesia





          Sipadan (Malaysia)

          欧美三级-Sipadan (Malaysia)

        3. Norway




                                                                        • Panama


                                                                        • Papua New Guinea

                                                                          一本道高清幕免费视烦-Papua New Guinea

                                                                          St. Maarten

                                                                          欧美三级-St. Maarten

                                                                                                          Solomon Islands

                                                                                                          一本道高清幕免费视烦-Solomon Islands



                                                                                                          Turks & Caicos

                                                                                                          一本道高清幕免费视烦-Turks & Caicos

                                                                                                          欧美BBwHD-5 Reasons to Dive with a Liveaboard

                                                                                                          Diver showers after dive on liveaboard

                                                                                                          伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Comfortable living on a Liveaboard - Credit: Gina Smith

                                                                                                          Do you love the joy of diving? 

                                                                                                          But hates the hassle of equipment handling, long drives and bumpy speedboats?

                                                                                                          There is a way you can get the best of diving, at the worlds best dive spots, without any hassle.

                                                                                                          欧美三级-Very quickly into my dive career, I began to realize there has got to be a more efficient way to dive; Liveaboard Diving Holidays

                                                                                                          It just seemed like so much effort to drive 1-2 hours, pack & unpack all the gear, load it onto the boat, set it up - do 2-3 dives and drive back.

                                                                                                          Besides that, the limitation of a static dive shop was intuitively obvious - they were all limited to the diving they did by distance.

                                                                                                          Here are 5 reasons why liveaboard diving just rocks and why you should do it:

                                                                                                          伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Reason #1: Remote Areas

                                                                                                          The first and most obvious advantage of liveaboards is the ability to reach remote areas. Sometimes we would end up around 700-1000 KM away from our initial starting point.

                                                                                                          This is an amazing advantage as it allows the operator to handpick all the best dive sites. And it allows you to reach areas that are inaccessible by static dive shops.

                                                                                                          Usually, however not always - going to remote areas allows for better dive sites and less crowded conditions. For example certain dive sites in the Maldives, like Alimatha Night Dive are just filled with boats. Same with Maaya Thila. There are thousands of Divers.

                                                                                                          The further South you go, the less divers you see, which is in itself an advantage. In the context of Maldives - the further away from Male you go, the less boat traffic you see.

                                                                                                          Scuba Diving on a Liveaboard

                                                                                                          一本道高清幕免费视烦-Liveaboards let's you dive remote dive spots - Credit: Pete Niesen

                                                                                                              日本一本免费一二区-Reason #2: Convenience

                                                                                                              Liveaboards make it awesomely convenient, I describe this as Economies of Scale applied to ‘comfort’.

                                                                                                              Divers entering from a liveaboard

                                                                                                              一本道高清幕免费视烦-Diving Right off the Back of the LIveaboard - Credit: Christian Noval

                                                                                                              For example, let’s say you travel 1 hour on average to your dive starting point. Then you spent 30 minutes getting your gear unpacked and arranged on the boat. Then you drive for another 30 minutes to the dive site. And do the whole way back.

                                                                                                              Thats 4 hours of unpleasant logistics for 2 hours of underwater.

                                                                                                              Now, with a liveaboard, you travel initially more, but once you are there, your gear is just set up once and you have everything prepared on the Dive Boat. You barely spend any time getting ready in between dives and the longest ride on the dive boat to the dive site I’ve experienced was around 20 minutes. Usually they are 5 or less.

                                                                                                              In the end, diving becomes really comfortable when you don’t have to worry about your gear and all the set up - you just wake up, walk on to the dive boat and you are ready to dive (almost).

                                                                                                              Dive equipment on a liveaboard

                                                                                                              一本道高清幕免费视烦-Torben Lonne -

                                                                                                              欧美BBwHD-Reason 3: Experience Level

                                                                                                              Usually, divers who get into the liveaboard diving are quite experienced. It’s usually because they are more interested in diving than your average 10 dives a year holiday diver. Moreover, most liveaboards abide by a rule which dictates only taking in divers with over 50 logged dives.

                                                                                                              Any diver knows how beginner divers can ruin a dive. For e.g, you could get buddied up with someone who consumes his air in 30 minutes and sacrifice half your dive time. Let’s say there are 20 dives during the trip, that’s roughly 10 hours of diving you’ll lose.

                                                                                                              This natural threshold of experience results in comfortable diving for everyone, and a couple of days into the trip everything will be working smoothly.

                                                                                                              Every boat has a certain protocol of operations and after the first day or two, everyone follows along effortlessly.

                                                                                                              Divers underneath a diving liveaboard

                                                                                                              日本一本免费一二区-Click the picture to get better Air Consumption - Credit: Soren Egeberg Photography

                                                                                                              日本一本免费一二区-Reason 4: Cost

                                                                                                            1. Surprisingly, often a liveaboard is cheaper than the other alternative, i.e: diving from resorts.

                                                                                                              Let’s take Maldives as an example.

                                                                                                              The rates for a high level boat like Orion are ~$220/per person a day. This includes 4 meals and a min. 3 dives a dive as well as accommodation.

                                                                                                              You will be very lucky to find a hotel in the Maldives at least than $300/night for a double room. Now, additionally - you are looking at the food cost, which almost always only includes breakfast and charge heavily for the other meals, nor does this include the diving itself.

                                                                                                              Within the boundaries of optimism, the best price you are looking to spend per person for daily food consumption is around $40, when in reality its closer to $80-$100.

                                                                                                              The diving will cost around $100 at least and usually for 2 dives, not 3. So if you are a couple, you are looking at spending $440/night on a liveaboard vs. $580/night in a hotel or resort.

                                                                                                              Liveaboards rarely cost much more than the Orion Price, however with hotels the $300 (hotel), $40 (food/person) & $100 (diving/person) is basically the lowest range. Hotels easily go up to 800-900$ for a double bed.

                                                                                                              Maldives liveaboard inside


                                                                                                              伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Reason #5 - Meeting Interesting Divers

                                                                                                              This last point is really important.

                                                                                                              Unlike day trips, on a liveaboard there is a good chance you will acquaint everyone on the trip.

                                                                                                              The beer drinking sessions and dinners are definitely a part of the experience of a liveaboard. Divers usually come from all walks of life and often the people you see on liveaboards are from completely different backgrounds, nationalities and professions.

                                                                                                              With enough time, these interactions can become interesting and a way to gain some insight into the life of people in different countries and different spheres of interest. I guess this is just one of the essential needs that travel fulfils.

                                                                                                              Scuba diving liveaboard

                                                                                                              伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-It's a pleasure diving from a Liveaboard - Creidt: Igor Karasi

                                                                                                              伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-What is your favourite way of Diving?

                                                                                                            2. Do you like Liveaboard diving? We would love to know why this is YOUR go to way of diving?

                                                                                                              What makes Liveaboard diving better than regular boat diving? Tell us in a comment below!

                                                                                                              日本一本免费一二区-20 Comments

                                                                                                              1. Martin Hallbrick

                                                                                                                Hi Torben and Boby

                                                                                                                Thank you for a great guide.
                                                                                                                I was wondering about your personal opinion; where is the best place in the world that you ever dived?

                                                                                                                I just got home from Thailand myself where a liveaboard I booked got cancelled due to weather. Of cause that’s a bit better than risking life, but still not fun at all.
                                                                                                                Where in the world is the best conditions for liveaboards generally?

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Martin,

                                                                                                                  You’re most welcome, Hope it was useful.

                                                                                                                  For liveaboard, I think Komodo(Indonesia) has offered be some of the best dives ever, but we were very lucky on every dive. Raja Ampat, is also a great place to go, and I guarantee that you’ll be blown away here.

                                                                                                                  Oh, Well Thailands weather can be very bad, and not at all fun to be out there and diving wouldn’t be good anyway. There’s just one thing to do: Go back and dive there again 😉

                                                                                                                • Harry Winstanley

                                                                                                                  I would love to dive with you but I need to love the area and the peaple that is in the area but yes love try it to go and dive.

                                                                                                              2. Matthew

                                                                                                                Hi, do you do liveaboard tours for snorkeling? My wife and i are looking to snorkel with whale sharks and was wanting to know if this is something you do and can be done in late Aug 2018?


                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Matt,

                                                                                                                  We don’t run any LIveaboard operation, but I’d love to guide you to a great option for a liveaboard snorkeling experience. In which part of the world are you looking?

                                                                                                              3. S. DAVIES

                                                                                                                Please offer suggestions for a location / Liveaboard date 17/18 sept 2018 for a senior Lady – no experience of diving, and adult daughter (novice)
                                                                                                                Safety is main consideration , plus good accommodation ?

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Sue,

                                                                                                                  Any part of the world? Are you looking for diving/dive courses as well, or will it only be your daughter who is diving?

                                                                                                              4. Irena pettigiani

                                                                                                                Hello! I am in Phuket looking for the best place to complete my dive master course from a beginner level, I am looking for a cheap price and not so crowded school with good diving spots along the andaman sea. Thanks for your help!

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Irena,

                                                                                                                  As for diving Phuket does diving in most of the spots around the Andaman Sea, so you’re in for some great diving.
                                                                                                                  There’s also the option of moving to areas like Krabi, Koh Lanta, Koh Lipe, Phi Phi or Khao Lak. All places have great diving and good dive schools, so it’s more about where you’d like to spend the next few months. Small relaxed island, small party island, busy town, etc. look into the places and find one that suits your personal preferences.

                                                                                                                  As for picking a dive school
                                                                                                                  Since you’re already there, go and talk to them. See how they teach and feel the atmosphere, and who they are. Also, get a feel of the instructors teaching the DM programs. Ask to talk to your(to be) instructs and see if you have great chemistry.
                                                                                                                  Also, make sure they have plenty of courses in the pipeline, so you’re able to tag along these for a better understanding of how life is as a dive pro.

                                                                                                                  Don’t ever go for cheap price, as it’ll only lead to a bad course.

                                                                                                              5. Mischa

                                                                                                                Hi … i looking for a liveabord about september og october. I was thinking
                                                                                                                About 9 days. I really want to se the most beautiful diving in the World .
                                                                                                                I had Thinking Maybe raja ampat, north sulawesi., pulau, komodo , tonga, Salomon Island or komodo.

                                                                                                                I looking for beautiul corals and Manu colourfull fish . I love Sharks, manta rays and especially huge whales . I dream about diving with humback whales and beautiful dives

                                                                                                                I am advance divers, my max deep 32 meter, i have only 18 Dives . But ishave diving in blue hole belize, in many cenotes in Mexico ( i love the cenotes ) and in cozumel .
                                                                                                                I have diving sorg whale sharks, Bull sharks , nurse sharks and in the centres i Saw so extrmely beautiful Cavendish with stalagmits , fossil and experience halocline .
                                                                                                                I have try once to dive with nitrox

                                                                                                                Hope i have gave you some information about me, so you maybe Can help me to find out what liveabord and diving there Will bw perfect for me .

                                                                                                                Im 31 , woman and i travel alone . Ishave travel many many places in the World alone . My frist snorkelling i did in galapagos Island for 10 years ago.

                                                                                                                I hope to find my perfect dive experince and also a liveabord where it not just is full of couples , and not only verry young or only verry old People.

                                                                                                                What would you reccomend ?

                                                                                                                Hope so Much to hear from you

                                                                                                                Best regards
                                                                                                                Mischa from Denmark

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Mischa,

                                                                                                                  Ahh, that’s a hard one. As most dive liveaboards are for all divers, some trips will be booked with couples and next trip will be purely single people/friends traveling.
                                                                                                                  In my experience, when traveling solo or with my wife, divers are some of the most open people and you’ll never really feel alone on a dive boat even if it’s full of old couples. You’ll just get a lot of great (dive) stories from people with a lot of experience in life. So my best advice is to just pick a boat you like and which fits your budget and go for it.

                                                                                                                  All the destinations you suggest: Raja ampat, north Sulawesi(might be good from a resort as well), Pulau, Tonga, Salomon Island or Komodo.
                                                                                                                  Are all great dive experiences, and you’ll experience world class diving.

                                                                                                              6. Ryder Cone

                                                                                                                Hi – I am newly certified but my 16 year old son loves diving. He is Rescue Diver certified and has logged close to 100 dives. We were considering doing a liveaboard in the Cayman Islands but I am worried that I will not have much to do because many of the dives are to deep for me. If I stayed on a hotel while he was on the liveaboard, would that be allowed, or is that unusual? In general are there kids on liveaboards?

                                                                                                                Thank you, Ryder Cone

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Ryder,

                                                                                                                  Great question! Usually, it would be possible for you to join, but the two of you go on separate dive trips where he’ll go a bit deeper than you can.

                                                                                                                  It’s quite common with kids on liveaboards, but I’ve never experienced once without their parents. That said, I’m not sure if it’s uncommon or just me never seeing it.

                                                                                                                  If it’s really the option you’re most interested in, then try contacting a few of the boats and ask if they’d allow him to join alone.

                                                                                                              7. Sarah/Se Olive

                                                                                                                Hi there,
                                                                                                                I am 15 years of age and it a great dream of mine to do deep water diving. I have never done that or anything like that and I’m not 100% sure how to find a school or lessons or anything. Would you perhaps know of anyone, pref not too expensive.

                                                                                                                I look forward to hearing from you,

                                                                                                                Kind regards,

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Sarah,

                                                                                                                  Well, a Liveaboard is properly not the best place to look. Often they’ll not be a perfect choice when looking at what you’re looking for.

                                                                                                                  A local dive center might be a much better option, here you’ll have easy access which will cut some transportation cost and you’ll get a good long dive education. Do remember that when you start diving, price is not the place to cut down. Always choose quality over price.

                                                                                                              8. Tina Fenner

                                                                                                                Hello, Looking for some inspiration. My daughter has just graduated from Uni, having completed her Marine biology and Oceanography degree – very proud of her. I have promised her one last holiday of a lifetime. She’s an experienced Diver (Divemaster) … I’m not able to dive. We both love being on boats so a liveaboard would be great. Number one on her list is turtles … an absolute must – whale sharks would be good too. She’s not had the opportunity to dive anywhere particularly ‘exotic’ Malta and Croatia have been the furthest afield . we probably can’t go until late April next year but free from then on … and I’ll have had a chance to save. Our ideal would be somewhere where we could be be for 4 or 5 dive days shore based – then a liveaboard for a week then another week or so shore based to do more diving. My ‘treat’ would be to have a reasonable place to stay so that I could treat myself to doing nothing and being waited on hand and foot!!!! We re both interested in sustainability – although we’re not evangelical about it. Any suggestions? We’re not up the luxury end of the market … but I’m too old for bunk beds and cold outside showers!!! Many thanks. Tina

                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Tina,

                                                                                                                  That’s a lovely present for your daughter. Where in the world are you traveling from?

                                                                                                              9. Dante Sinistra

                                                                                                                Great and interesting article, lot of valuable information and inspiration. Also Maldives are very expensive but well worth the money, my dream is to go there someday and dive in some of the most beautiful locations on the entire world.

                                                                                                              10. Kevin van Patten

                                                                                                                I am looking for a Liveaboard trip that is adult only. Do you have information on where I may find that?


                                                                                                                • Torben Lonne

                                                                                                                  Hi Kevin,

                                                                                                                  It’s not that common to bring none-diving kids on a liveaboard, but of course, it happens. Where in the world are you looking for trips to?


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