15 Catamaran Diving Liveaboards: + 5 Catamaran Advantages

Catamaran Diving Liveaboards
Shore Thing Catamaran Great Barrier Reef Diving Liveaboard, Australia – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

You may be looking for the perfect catamaran diving liveaboard for a dive trip. If you are, this article lists all 15 catamaran diving liveaboards (including one trimaran liveaboard) from across the world. When you look at the table of catamaran diving liveaboards, you’ll notice that most of these are in Australia. This is probably because there are four times more power catamarans in Australia and New Zealand per capita compared to the rest of the world.

The best way to do more diving is to book yourself on a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on liveaboards using the following window:

What are the advantages of catamaran liveaboard diving
Gros Plan Catamaran Madagascar Diving Liveaboard, Madagascar – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

What are the advantages of catamaran liveaboard diving?

There are a few advantages of catamaran liveaboard diving, as follows:

  1. A catamaran liveaboard is much better in a following sea, as a monohull will plow under the wave ahead as it comes down.
  2. Catamarans offer a smoother ride than a monohull, especially in our rough water.
  3. Catamaran liveaboards are superior in every way in rough seas.
  4. Due to the twin-hull design, catamarans perform better in head seas compared to monohulls.
  5. Catamaran liveaboards offer more stability, which is better for those divers who don’t have great sea-legs and are prone to seasickness.
  6. Multihulls provide for much more space.
A Choice of catamaran diving liveaboards
Odyssey Catamaran Rowley Shoals Diving Liveaboard – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

A Choice of catamaran liveaboard diving

The following table of catamaran diving liveaboards includes both sailing catamarans and motorboat catamarans. Depending on which style of catamaran you prefer, sailing style catamaran dive liveaboard vs motorboat style catamaran dive liveaboard, sort the following table by this column.

This list includes all available catamarans from around the world, so take your pick of dive destinations.

Catamaran Diving Liveaboard - Phoenix Bahamas liveaboard
Phoenix Catamaran Bahamas Diving Liveaboard – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Catamaran Diving Liveaboard

Catamaran Diving LiveaboardCountryEnquireSailing CatamatanReview Rating Out of 10Cost Per Day (From Price)Flexible BookingMin Trip NightsMax Trip NightsNitroxInternetDietVeganVegetarianDive CoursesLengthMax Guests/Cabins/BathroomsEnsuitesFamily FriendlyAir Con CabinsSeaview CabinsNon-Diver FriendlyOther ActivitesSidemount DivingRebreather SupportTech Diver FriendlyMin ExperienceMin Logged Dives
Aqua Cat LiveaboardBahamas, CaribbeanEnquireNo9.2 £170/$231/€190 Yes77PaidNoYesYesYesYes31m/102f30/11/13YesYesYesYesYesKayaksYesNoNoOWEnquire
Aqua Tiki II Catamaran LiveaboardFrench PolynesiaEnquireYes8.8£304/$413/€341Yes715NoPaidYesNoYesNo18m/59f08/04/05YesNoYesNoYesFishing.
Kayaks.
NoNoNoAOW50
Cat Ppalu Catamaran LiveaboardBahamas, CaribbeanEnquireYes0.0£184/$250/€206Yes66NoNoYesYesYesYes20m/66f12/06/02NoNoYesYesYesKayaks.
Fishing.
Stand Up Paddleboard.
NoNoNoOWEnquire
Cuan Law Trimaran LiveaboardVirgin Islands, CaribbeanEnquireYes10.0£328/$446/€367Yes66NoFreeYesYesYesYes32m/105f20/10/10YesNoYesYesYesKayaksNoNoNoOWEnquire
Explorer 1 Catamaran LiveaboardSeychellesEnquireNo0.0£291/$396/€326Yes56PaidPaidYesNoYesYes17m56f06/03/02YesNoYesYesYesFishingNoNoNoAOW50
Gros Plan LiveaboardMadagascarEnquireYes0.0£122/$166/€137No35NoNoYesYesYesNo14m/45f08/04/04YesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoAOW30
Nyaman Catamaran LiveaboardIndonesiaEnquireNo0.0EnquireYes33NoFreeYesYesYesNo10m/33f04/01/01YesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoAOW50
Ocean Quest LiveaboardAustraliaEnquireNo9.0£119/$162/€133Yes15PaidNoYesNoYesYes36m/118f44/23/23YesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoOW3
Oceania LiveaboardPapua New GuineaEnquireNo0.0£286/$389/€320No810PaidNoYesYesYesYes27m/89f16/08/09YesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoOWEnquire
Odyssey LiveaboardAustraliaEnquireNo8.6£247/$336/€277No813NoNoYesNoYesNo24m/79f20/10/4NoNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoEnquireEnquire
Phoenix LiveaboardBahamas, CaribbeanEnquireYes8.5£164/$223/€184Yes66NoPaidYesYesYesYes14m/46f08/04/04YesNoYesNoNoFishingNoNoNoOWEnquire
Reef Prince LiveaboardAustraliaEnquireNo10.0£296/$403/€332No710NoNoYesYesYesNo38m/125f36/18/14YesNoYesYesYesFishingNoNoNoEnquireEnquire
Shore Thing CatamaranAustraliaEnquireYes9.8£278/$378/€312Yes39NoNoYesYesYesYes16m/51f10/04/04YesYesYesYesYesKayaksNoNoNoOWEnquire
Solitude AdventurerIndonesiaEnquireNo9.5£239/$325/€268Yes66PaidPaidYesNoYesNo36m/118f18/08/08YesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoAOWEnquire
Spoilsport LiveaboardAustraliaEnquireNo9.4£215/$292/€241Yes37PaidNoYesYesYesYes30m/98f28/14/14YesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesEnquireEnquire
Catamaran Diving Liveaboard notes:
1. The exchange rate used for GBP to USD 1.36 and GBP to Euro 1.12.
2. If you love one of these catamaran scuba diving liveaboards, but the price is above your budget, please always check the most up to date cost of the trip by clicking on the "Enquire" link, as there may be special offers or a significant price change for a specific catamaran liveaboard not yet reflected in the above table of catamaran dive liveaboards.
3. The 'Cost per day' column will make it easy to sort these catamaran diving liveaboards by cost, but these prices may vary when you visit to book. The prices listed are a cost guide and were correct at the time of compiling this table.
4. Under review rating '0.0' means no rating received at the time of compiling the table.
5. To scroll on desktop select table and use arrow keys. On touch screen including mobile devices scroll the table using the screen.
6. Min dive certification: OW = Open Water Diver. AOW = Advanced Open Water Diver.
7. When the minimum logged dives has "enquire" this usually means the number of minimum dives varies by trip.
Caribbean catamaran diving liveaboards
Cat Ppalu Catamaran Bahamas Diving Liveaboard – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

Caribbean catamaran liveaboard diving

In the above table of catamaran diving liveaboards, four are Caribbean liveaboards as follows:

  1. Aqua Cat LiveaboardBahamas catamaran liveaboard customer review rated 9.2 out of 10.
  2. Cat Ppalu Catamaran LiveaboardBahamas catamaran liveaboard not yet reviewed by customers.
  3. Phoenix LiveaboardBahamas liveaboard customer review rated 8.5 out of 10.
  4. Cuan Law Trimaran LiveaboardBritish Virgin Islands catamaran liveaboard review rated 10 out of 10.
I hope you enjoyed this page about catamaran diving liveaboards
Aqua Tiki II Catamaran French Polynesia Diving Liveaboard – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

I hope you enjoyed this page about catamaran diving liveaboards

If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about catamaran diving liveaboards), please comment below with your questions.

Please share your experiences, plus dive sites, resorts and liveaboards you recommend. Share the time of year of your trip together with what you saw, the visibility, currents and dive operator, as this will help others who read this page.

There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

15 Catamaran Diving Liveaboards: + 5 Catamaran Advantages

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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