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If you are looking for the best scuba diving liveaboards from across the world, there’s no better way than to search using a table that includes all liveaboard dive boats from around the world in one place.

Each liveaboard dive boat includes the overall customer review rating out of 10, followed by the Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) to help you decide which liveaboard dive boat is right for your trip (see below).

Choosing scuba diving liveaboards is a bit like choosing hotels on Booking.com, where you may know where you want to go diving, but before you book, you want to check what others say about the liveaboard dive boat, and if the facilities and comforts onboard are to your liking too.

However, on the other hand, you may be open to where you want to go scuba diving on a liveaboard, in which case a table of all liveaboards will help you choose the right liveaboard for your trip helped by customer reviews and our SDE Lux Rating combined.

Included in this article are three tables that include liveaboard dive boats, as follows:

  1. Table of all liveaboard dive boats.
  2. Table of total number of dives and day/night trip itineraries on liveaboard dive boats.
  3. Table of how much do liveaboards cost.

What is liveaboard dive boats?

Liveaboard dive boats are boats where scuba divers live during their trip. Liveaboard dive boats are similar to cruise ships, only smaller and with less guests, offering itineraries centring on scuba diving with up to 4 dives a day as part of an all-inclusive package with meals and other activities.

The best way to dive anywhere in the world is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on liveaboards using the following window:

Best liveaboard dive trips in the world

If you are looking for the best liveaboard dive trips from around the world, you may wish to start by searching a table that includes all liveaboard dive boats from around the world.

Table of all liveaboard dive boats

This list of scuba diving liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Total Records Found: 332, showing 7 per page
Discover LiveaboardCountryCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary Requirements
Review: MV Seaisee; Book: MV Seaisee Indonesia 10 90% YES NO YES
Review: Scubaspa Zen; Book: Scubaspa Zen Indonesia 10 88% YES YES YES
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only Cuba 10 83% YES NO YES
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet Cuba 10 83% YES NO YES
Review: Jakaré; Book: Jakaré Indonesia 10 81% YES YES YES
Review: All Star Cuan Law; Book: All Star Cuan Law Virgin Islands 10 79% YES YES YES
Review: Leyla; Book: Leyla Indonesia 10 73% YES YES YES

The column headed “SDE Lux Rating %” is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating which I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. To discover how the rating is calculated for your chosen liveaboard dive boat, click the liveaboard name link in the “Discover Liveaboard” column above (also this is explained in more detail below).

To help you to choose the right diving liveaboard for you, the “Scuba Diving Earth Liveaboard Luxury Rating” (SDE Lux Rating) means you can compare each liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis. This makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier.

The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the 6 features listed below:

  1. Diver benefits: A higher ‘diver benefits‘ score means there are more features specifically for scuba divers. These include onboard nitrox, dive courses, gear rental etc.
  2. Liveaboard design features: The higher the ‘liveaboard design features‘ score, the more the dive boat has been designed with scuba divers in mind. This includes whether the dive boat was custom built for divers, if it has charging stations, outside showers etc.
  3. Cabin luxury: A high score in ‘cabin luxury‘ means the cabins on the liveaboard offer better features. These might include ensuite cabins, air-conditioning, daily housekeeping, seaviews, TVs etc.
  4. Onboard comfort: A high score in ‘onboard comfort‘ means there are more onboard features to make your dive trip feel more luxurious. These include what towels are provided on the liveaboard (always important for travelling light), complimentary toiletries, crew ratios etc.
  5. Food luxury: If you are a foodie then ‘food luxury‘ will be important to you, as a high score on this rating will mean there’s more on offer. These might include the type of food served onboard, the dietary requirements catered for, vegan food, vegetarian food, buffet style, fine dining etc.
  6. Drink luxury: If you like a drink in the evenings you may look for a higher score in ‘drink luxury‘ score, but this score also includes drinking water and soft drinks too.

The “SDE Luxury Rating Total” is calculated by adding the totals from each of the above features and benefits. The higher the SDE Luxury Rating, the more features and benefits the liveaboard has, which leads on nicely to how to use the SDE Luxury Rating.

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How to use the SDE Luxury Rating score

When choosing the liveaboard dive boat for you, your decision is helped by customer scores, which is how the liveaboards in the above table are sorted in descending order.

If you are stuck choosing between two or three of these liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10 and that have itineraries you like, use the SDE Luxury Rating score to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel to stay at. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10.

But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 9 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is secondary to the score out of 10.

In the case of liveaboards, the SDE Lux Rating system can also be used as a secondary tool in the same way to help you determine which liveaboard offers the best features to suit you.

Each of the liveaboards linked-to from the above table will be individually scored. Which means that if cabin luxury is important to you, focus on this score to help you choose your liveaboard. But if diver benefits are your top priority, use this score first, and so on.

How many scuba dives a day?

The number of dives per day on a liveaboard can be up to 4-5 in total, including an early morning dive and a night dive. The maximum number of dives offered by any liveaboard dive boat is 68, which is on an itinerary of 15 days and 14 nights.

The following table of scuba diving liveaboards includes the number of total dives on the trip and the itineraries offered by each liveaboard dive boat. How many scuba dives per day is the maximum number of dives, and will be what’s available on the longest day/night itinerary trip for each liveaboard dive boat.

This table of scuba diving liveaboards is also sorted in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see above), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Total Records Found: 332, showing 7 per page
Discover LiveaboardCountryCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Number of dives (Max)Itineraries
Review: MV Seaisee; Book: MV Seaisee Indonesia 10 90% 32 7 Days/6 Nights, 8 Days/7 Nights, 9 Days/8 Nights, 10 Days/9 Nights
Review: Scubaspa Zen; Book: Scubaspa Zen Indonesia 10 88% 28 8 Days/7 Nights, 11 Days/10 Nights
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only Cuba 10 83% 18 8 Days/7 Nights
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet Cuba 10 83% 18 8 Days/7 Nights
Review: Jakaré; Book: Jakaré Indonesia 10 81% 30 5 Days/4 Nights, 7 Days/6 Nights, 8 Days/7 Nights, 9 Days/8 Nights, 10 Days/9 Nights, 12 Days/11 Nights
Review: All Star Cuan Law; Book: All Star Cuan Law Virgin Islands 10 79% 19 7 Days/6 Nights
Review: Leyla; Book: Leyla Indonesia 10 73% 33 4 Days/3 Nights, 5 Days/4 Nights, 6 Days/5 Nights, 7 Days/6 Nights, 8 Days/7 Nights, 9 Days/8 Nights, 12 Days/11 Nights, 13 Days/12 Nights

How much do liveaboards cost?

If you need to know how much do liveaboards cost, this table of all liveaboards includes a column with the daily cost for your dive trip.

This list of scuba diving liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see above), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

Please be aware that the cost of liveaboards is an ever-changing picture with fluctuating foreign exchange rates and the running costs due to oil price changes. Also, if you sort this table in ascending order of cost, it will begin with zeros for the cost of the liveaboard, which is usually because the dive liveaboard is for charter only.

If you are looking to charter a liveaboard dive boat, use the column “Charter” to select a charter liveaboard, as all liveaboards available for charter will include “YES” in this column.

The cost included for each liveaboard dive boat was correct at the time of entering the data, but to check the most up to date price for your chosen liveaboard dive boat, please click on the Booking Link. This link will open in a new page and will include more details about your chosen liveaboard too.

Important note: If you want to sort the table using the liveaboard cost, use the “Cost GBP £” column, and then if you want to know the cost in USD $ or Euros €, use the column “Liveaboard Cost $/€“.

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Total Records Found: 332, showing 7 per page
Discover LiveaboardCountryCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Cost GBP £Liveaboard Cost $/€Charter onlyAvailable For Charter
Review: MV Seaisee; Book: MV Seaisee Indonesia 10 90% 281 $343/€320 YES
Review: Scubaspa Zen; Book: Scubaspa Zen Indonesia 10 88% 450 $549/€513 YES
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only Cuba 10 83% 0 $0/€0 (Note: The reason the cost per day is "0" is because this liveaboard is for charter only, which means the price is on application) YES
Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet Cuba 10 83% 314 $383/€358 NO
Review: Jakaré; Book: Jakaré Indonesia 10 81% 255 $311/€291 YES
Review: All Star Cuan Law; Book: All Star Cuan Law Virgin Islands 10 79% 360 $439/€410 YES
Review: Leyla; Book: Leyla Indonesia 10 73% 267 $326/€304 YES

I hope you enjoyed this article about all scuba diving liveaboards

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about all scuba diving liveaboards), please comment below with your questions.

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

All Scuba Diving Liveaboards

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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