Live-Aboard Dive Boats
The Ultimate Dive Vacation!
If you want to do the most diving for your vacation dollars, visit the most exotic, uncrowded sites and have easy access to the water in perfect luxury and service, then a live-aboard dive vacation adventure is for you!
Truk Lagoon / Chuuk Live-Aboards
Truk Odyssey – See the ghost fleet of Truk Lagoon, the world’s best shipwreck destination, on-board the Truk Odyssey. This 126 foot air-conditioned live-aboard vessel has nine staterooms all with ensuite facilities. The Odyssey offers a large entertainment lounge, delicious snacks and meals including beer and wine. Divers will enjoy up to five dives a day, nitrox fills for certified nitrox divers. Fascinating wreck, reef, night and shark diving.
Thorfin - This 170 foot air-conditioned custom live-aboard is the only dive boat known to be powered by a steam engine. There are 11 rooms (accommodates up to 22 guests), most rooms have private facilities. Four fast boats take groups of six divers to four different simultaneous wrecks to assure an uncrowded and silt-free diving experience.
Tropic Dancer – A spacious, comfortable catamaran specifically built for divers, stretches 106 feet long and accommodates 18 guests. Once settled in on this comfortable yacht you’ll be ready to focus on the huge variety the underwater world of Palau has to offer.
Palau Aggressor II – This 106 foot vessel has nine staterooms all with private bathrooms, individual climate control and generous storage space in every cabin. Most dives are made from a 30 foot skiff. On the dive deck there is camera table and rise tank. A self-service indoor/outdoor bar is open 24 hours a day.
S/Y Palau Siren – The Siren Fleet newest liveaboard being launched in 2012! A custom built 130 foot Indonesian Phinisi hosting 16 guests on 7 & 10 night itineraries. The Palau Siren offers double or twin bed accommodations with air-conditioning and en-suite cabins.
Ocean Hunter I - Intimate and small for the divers who like an alternative to the larger live-aboards. The Ocean Hunter 1 sleeps only six divers in three air-conditioned cabins. One cabin offers its own private bath, while the other two share a luxurious bath. The salon is very comfortable and has a state of the art entertainment center.
Ocean Hunter III – This 96 foot former research vessel has 8 cabins (accommodates 16) all with private bath and a/c. There is a large dining room and a comfortable salon with sofas and an entertainment system. The Ocean Hunter III travels the waters of Palau and the Western Pacific.
Big Blue Explorer – New to Palau, this 160 foot vessel is fully air-conditioned, offers nine staterooms with ensuite bathrooms and plenty of storage space. Four 24 foot skiffs give the divers plenty of flexibility at each dive site. Nitrox is available. E-6 processing and camera rentals are offered on board.
To experience the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef, live-aboard dive boats such as Mike Ball’s Supersport, Pro Dive’s Tusa Dive, Taka and Spirit of Freedom, all offer trips starting with 3 night adventures. Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs - Dive the turquoise waters among an amazing chain of diverse coral reefs, where clouds of colorful tropical fish, moray eels, reef sharks, turtles and giant potato cod.
Coral Sea – Beyond the continental shelf that harbors the Great Barrier Reef lays the isolated reef system and crystal clear waters of Australia’s Coral Sea. Dive with the sharks and other large pelagics that cruise this undersea world of pinnacles and sheer walls rising from thousands of feet below.
Island Dancer – The 10-passenger, 101 foot steel monohull explores the reefs, bommies and walls of Nigali Passage, Wakaya, Koro and Namena Islands. Lush soft corals with their brilliant displays of color will dazzle photographers, and exciting drift dives with eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks and giant groupers are also on the itinerary.
Nai’a - Custom built for live-aboard diving, the Nai’a accommodates 18 passengers in 9 spacious, air-conditioned staterooms all with ensuite bathrooms. Nai’a's sophisticated sailing rig affords her the range, comfort and stability of a true expeditionary vessel.
Tui Tai – Offering 3 – 5 night adventure cruises, this 140 foot motor sailor features air-conditioned dorm-style sleeping for up to 28 and includes all sorts of activities; mountain biking, sea kayaking, fishing, hiking, visiting remote villages and more!
Blue Lagoon Cruises - You’ll cruise in luxury and dive in paradise on the 160’ Nanuya Princess, the 184′ Mystique Princess, or the 200′ Fiji Princess. These ships tie in with West-Side Watersports to use smaller boats to explore the tranquil Yasawa Islands.
M.V. Bilikiki / M.V. Spirit of Solomons – The 125 foot Bilikiki offers 10 deluxe cabins and the 125 foot Spirit of Solomons offers 7 deluxe cabins and 6 twin cabins. Both boats explore the Florida Islands, the Russell Islands, Mborokua (Mary) Island and Marovo Lagoon in the New Georgia Islands. The walls, reefs, pinnacles and coral gardens of Solomon Islands support an amazing variety of sea creatures, with exceptional visibility and warm water year round. Within a few yards of each other schools of anemone fish, angel fish, butterfly fish, or bumphead parrot fish can be spotted. Be sure to keep your eyes open for “big eye” Trevally and large schools of barracuda.
Papua New Guinea Live-Aboards
We also represent the Chertan, Golden Dawn, Kalibobo Spirit, Tiata, Telita and the Sepik Spirit, all serving PNG.
Galapagos Sky - This 100 ft. (33m), 16 passenger luxury live-aboard yacht was launched in 2001 by owner Santiago Dunn. “Sky” has cruised the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago for nearly a decade – providing thousands of divers with high octane, extraordinary diving experiences. The 7 night cruises offer a full line-up of luxuary accommodations, excellent food, “extra touch” ammenities, and a friendly, helpful staff.
Lammer Law – A spacious, schooner-rigged motor sailor trimaran accommodates 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned cabins all with ensuite facilities. The main salon is large, complete with bar, cozy sofas, tv/vcr and stereo.
Galapagos Aggressors I & II – For nature lovers and the adventurous, there’s no more fascinating destination than the Galapagos Islands and no better way to explore it than from the aboard the islands’ finest dive yachts.
Humbolt Explorer - The 16 passenger Humboldt Explorer provides 8 air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks. All cabins have private bath and showers, an ocean view, flat screen televisions and can be arranged to provide 2 twin beds or one large bed depending on guest needs. A partically covered sundeck with jacuzzi and ample seating areas, a salon including a lounge area, a spacious dive deck with a large camera table are just some of the features.
Costa Rica / Cocos Live-Aboards
Wind Dancer – The unique Wind Dancer itinerary covers the Cocos Island National Park. Limited to a very few divers at a time, this coveted drift diving destination delivers you to one of the most concentrated large animal marine encounters in the world.
The Sea Hunter – 115 feet of live-aboard comfort and convenience with eight cabins (accommodates 18 passengers). Diver facilities are extremely well designed with individual gear storage, private camera/strobe storage shelves with individual 110 volt AC power and a private dryer for clients’ towels and bathing suits.
Undersea Hunter – Already a capable and well-proven research vessel, the Undersea Hunter was modified to include six new cabins to accommodate 14 passengers.
Okeanos Aggressor – A 110-foot all-steel vessel offers ten day charters. The Okeanos sets off from the port town of Punteranas, transfers from San Jose are provided on the day of departure. This luxurious vessel provides 22 guests the ultimate comfort and space for cruising and diving. All cabins are fully carpeted, air-conditioned and have a private bath with in-room vanity.
Maldives Siren – Siren Fleet operates the luxury liveaboard, S/Y Maldives Siren. A custom built 110 foot Indonesian Phinisi accommodating up to 14 guests with ease and offering year round diving within the Maldives in accordance with the monsoon season. Offering 10 night itineraries in crystal clear warm waters with stunning island scenery. The Maldives offers over 3000 coral reefs that support a wide variety of marine life and regular sightings of Manta’s and Whale sharks!
M/V Carpe Vita Explorer - Launched in February 2011 and is a very exciting and luxurous addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet! This new 20-passenger, 125 foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 65-foot custom matching dhoni, was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It provides guests with an exceptional and luxurious yachting experience, large, hotel-style staterooms, Jacuzzi and unmatched open-air comfort! All 10 cabins offer a private bath and shower, separately controlled air-conditioning and plenty of storage space. The 2 upper deck cabins are very large with king beed or double beds and study area; the 2 main deck cabins can accommodate 2 individuals with 2 double beds or a couple in 1 queen; the 6 lower deck cabins offer a queen bed and a twin bed.
Maldives Aggressor – A new addition to the Aggressor Fleet, this 115 foot vessel will cruise around palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna. The big attraction, however, are the schools of fish that patrol the reefs in colorful packs.
MY Eagle Ray – Designed for the convenience of dive travelers, this 100 foot vessel offers 7 air-conditioned cabins (accommodates 14 passengers) all with individual bathrooms and air-conditioning.
M.Y. Manthiri – This 85-foot long vessel accommodates 12 divers. Feel at home relaxing in the 400 square foot salon that’s furnished with sofas, a multi-system theatre system of TV, stereos and video cameras. Diving is done from an accompanying 42 foot boat called a dhoni, fitted with compressors and safety equipment.
We also represent the Carpe Diem, MV Orion and MVAquarius serving the Maldives.
Indonesia / Raja Ampat Live-Aboards
Arenui -The Arenui is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel. Holding 16 passengers in 8 exceptionally spacious cabins with itineraries showcasing the best of Indonesia. Itineraries include: May to October around the Komodo National Park area, November Ambon/ Maluku and the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, Raja Ampat area of Western Papua from December through until April. With a crew of 22 serving a maximum of 16 guests, the aim is to make your cruise a truly relaxing and first-class experience!
Indo Siren – A custom built 130 foot Indonesian Phinisi offering 8 spacious cabins for up to 16 guests. This luxury liveaboard offers a variety of itineraries throughout Indonesia. Nov.-April, 6/10/12 night in Raja Ampat. May -Nov., 10 nights in Komodo National Park. Oct.-Dec., 14 nights in the Banda Sea.
Tambora – Built by traditional boat builders on the Island of Sulawesi, sized to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 16 divers. With eight spacious guest suites and a large en-suite bathroom, the Tambora has taken great care to plan their cruise itineraries to follow seasonal patterns. Their 2010 programs will tae you to four different dive regions, each filled with its own unique set of attractions. Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Aetna Bay with unmatched biodiversity and stunning coral life, the islands east of Borneo in the Makassar Strait, a guarantee for big pelagic action, wreck diving cruises in Bangka-Belitung and he world famous Komodo National Park.
Dewi Nusantara - The 188 foot Dewi Nusantara explores the magnificent reefs and marine life in the heart of the world famous “Coral Triangle.” Dewi Nusantara dive cruises take you to Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Ambon, Halmahera and Cenderawasih Bay. 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.
M/Y Ocean Rover - This 100 foot long vessel cruises through the waters of North Sulawesi April thru September, then moves up to Raja Ampat October through March. There are 8 fully air conditioned cabins (sleeps 16 guests), all with private en-suite bathrooms.
Komodo Dancer – This 100 foot traditionally crafted, two masted wooden motor sailor, accommodates 16 adventurous divers exploring the Komodo National Park and the islands East of Flores to Alor during two separate itineraries throughout the year.
MV Pindito – One of the first liveaboards to explore the uniquely diverse Indonesian waters, Pindito offers 8 en-suite teakwood-paneled cabins. There are several itineraries to choose from. The Banda Sea – Raja Ampat cruise starts from Ambon in direction of Saparua, and Nusa Laut to the Banda Islands. Following the east coast of Ceram it heads directly to the islands around Misool and continues via Jef Fam into the Dampier Straight before ending in Sorong. Manta rays, barracuda, rare wobbegong and epaulette sharks offer plenty of variety.
Dive Damai & Dive Damai II – A new concept in the diving industry: a boutique liveaboard. “Damai” is an Indonesian word meaning “peaceful,” 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 areas in Indonesia, while experiencing unprecedented service and an unlimited amount of dives and bottom time.
MV Mermaid I -A 90 foot, double engine steel motor yacht. She comfortably holds 15 guests in 1 Master State Room (king bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins. The master, single and deluxe cabins have en-suite bathrooms, refrigerators and panoramic sea view windows. The budget cabins are below deck with en-suite bathroom and refrigerator. This vessel cruises the best dive spots in Komodo National Park & Raja Ampat on 9 night itineraries.
MV Mermaid II – A 105 foot, double engine steel motor yacht. She easily accommodates 16 guests in 8 deluxe cabins and 2 guests in a budget cabin below deck. All deluxe cabins are on the man deck with large panoramic sea view windows. Each cabin has a double or single bed, air conditioning and private en-suite bathrooms. Mermaid II offers 7 night itineraries in Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat and the Alor Islands.
MV Pawara – The Pawara is a brand new, one of a kind, custom-built, luxury live-aboard diving ship. There are 10 cabins all designed to maximize your comfort on board. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning and en-suite private bathroom.
Atlantis Azores - This 107 foot aluminum hulled vessel recently underwent a major refit. Along with luxurious new interior, she offers the same excellent service you may be familiar with from Atlantis Resorts. The Azores will take 16 passengers, depending on the season, on 6 different itineraries including Bohol and the Southern Visayas, Southern Leyte, Tubbataha and Anilao. Most cruises also offer the opportunity for land excursions in the area.
SY Philippine Siren – The Siren is the newest luxury live-aboard dive vessel sailing the waters of the Philippines. She was purposely built for divers; all cabins have private ensuite bathrooms and showers. The Siren will run 7 night itineraries to Tubbataha for the short three month season and will operate 10 night charters sailing the waters of the Visayas for the remainder of the year. Special itineraries are available.
Nautilus Explorer – This 116 foot long range liveaboard dive boat cruises the dive sites of Socorro (Revillagigedo Islands), Sea of Cortez, British Columbia and Alaska. Nautilus offers a variety of itineraries. The Nautilus offers a far richer, productive and more natural diving experience by using submersible cages to descend down into the world of the sharks.
Solmar V – The 112 foot SOLMAR V cruises through the Socorro Islands and Sea of Cortez. One of the most luxurious live-aboard dive vessels in the world, SOLMAR V is the only luxury live-aboard vessel departing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico well within range of the most exciting diving in the Sea of Cortez and Soccoro Islands. As a guest, you will receive unmatched service and comfort while experiencing the Best Big Animal Diving on Earth!
Cayman Aggressor IV – With truly unlimited day and night diving, this floating hotel can reach all those virgin dive sites not visited by other resorts. At 110 feet in length, this vessel was designed especially with divers in mind, offering comfortable accommodations for up to 18 divers.
Belize Aggressor III – The 110 foot Belize Aggressor Belize casts off from Belize City for a week of hassle-free wall diving at Turneffe and Lighthouse Reefs adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and wandering, lilac rope sponges. The vessel accommodates 18 passengers in 9 staterooms.
Sun Dancer II (Belize) – The 138 foot Sun Dancer II brings a whole new dimension to live-aboard diving in Belize. The Sun Dancer docks at the Ft. George Radisson Resort in Belize City and accommodates 20 passengers in 10 air conditioned staterooms all with private bathrooms