Best Caribbean Liveaboard Diving
Liveaboard Diving With Tiger Sharks, Reef Sharks And Spectacular Wall Diving Drop-Offs
Popular Caribbean Liveaboards
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Note: Liveaboards “Turks and Caicos Aggressor II” and “MV Sea Hunter” above also dive the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic liveaboard diving is focused on diving with humpback whales in the Caribbean. If you want to liveaboard dive the Dominican Republic, choose either of these highly rated Caribbean liveaboards, and scroll to the appropriate itinerary.
For the “Turks and Caicos Aggressor II” liveaboard, select itinerary headed “Silver Bank – Snorkel with Humpback Whales (Puerto Plata-Puerto Plata)”; For “MV Sea Hunter” liveaboard, select itinerary headed “Silver Bank Trip (Puerto Plata – Puerto Plata)“. The Turks and Caicos Aggressor II liveaboard alternates between diving Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic, whereas the MV Sea Hunter alternates between diving Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
Liveaboard Diving in the Caribbean
The best Caribbean liveaboards include MY Aqua Cat and Blackbeards Sea Explorer in the Bahamas, Jardins Avalon Fleet in Cuba, MV Belize Aggressor III in Belize, All Star Cuan Law in the Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Explorer II in Turks and Caicos and MV Sea Hunter in the Dominican Republic.
Popular destinations for liveaboard diving in the Caribbean include the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, the British Virgin Islands, Belize, St. Maarten and Dominican Republic. Most Caribbean dive safaris last between 8-day and 7-nights and include board, meals and diving.
The Caribbean sea covers an area of 2.754 million square kilometres (1.063 square miles) and has more than 700 islands, islets, and cays.
The benefits of diving the vast area of the Caribbean Sea on a Caribbean liveaboard include the following: all diving where you dive more times per day than on a resort holiday, is inclusive of all food and snacks, includes accommodation, most include night dives, some include alcohol, you share the experience with like-minded divers and you will often dive the more remote locations.
Book a Caribbean liveaboard to dive on flourishing coral reefs (including the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere in Belize) in warm tropical, gin-clear waters and enjoy white-sand beaches.
Divers who love to dive with sharks will see many sharks in the Caribbean, especially when you dive locations such as the Bahamas, and in particular Tiger Beach dive. The Bahamas Tiger Beach dive site includes the chance to dive with impressive tiger sharks, huge great hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, lemon sharks and nurse sharks.
Diving in the Caribbean is suitable for all experience levels, and includes beginner divers, and most Caribbean liveaboards only require Open Water Diver certification, and many have no minimum logged dive requirements.
Table of Caribbean Liveaboards
This list of Caribbean liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Caribbean liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.
|Caribbean Location||Discover Liveaboard||Customer Reviews||Price Per Day|
|Cuba||Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet - Charter Only||10 Exceptional||from £0; $0; €0|
|Cuba||Review: Jardines Avalon Fleet; Book: Jardines Avalon Fleet||10 Exceptional||from £314; $383; €358|
|Virgin Islands||Review: BVI Aggressor; Book: BVI Aggressor||10 Exceptional||from £241; $294; €275|
|Virgin Islands||Review: All Star Cuan Law; Book: All Star Cuan Law||10 Exceptional||from £360; $439; €410|
|Bahamas||Review: Cat Ppalu; Book: Cat Ppalu||9.9 Exceptional||from £196; $239; €223|
|Honduras||Review: MV Roatan Aggressor; Book: MV Roatan Aggressor||9.4 Superb||from £259; $316; €295|
|Cayman Islands||Review: MV Cayman Aggressor IV; Book: MV Cayman Aggressor IV||9.3 Superb||from £245; $299; €279|
Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.
Top 7 Best Diving In The Caribbean?
The following seven locations in the Caribbean have some of the best liveaboard diving:
- The Bahamas: Known for diving with sharks at Tiger Beach dive and diving with tiger sharks, great hammerheads, bull sharks and reef sharks, plus the Exuma pigs with some of the most turquoise waters in the world. Best Bahamas liveaboard: Bahamas Aqua cat.
- Belize: Known for having the biggest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, and for the Great Blue Hole dive. Best Belize liveaboard: Belize Aggressor III.
- Turks and Caicos: Shark diving, spotted eagle rays and and some of the best wall dives in the world. Best Turks & Caicos liveaboard: Turks and Caicos Explorer.
- Jardines de la Reina, Cuba: Known for diving with sharks, crocodiles and healthy unspoiled reefs and pristine dive sites in protected marine reserves. Best Cuba liveaboard: Jardines Avalon Fleet.
- Silver Banks, Dominican Republic: Known for snorkelling with humpback whales in the Caribbean. Best liveaboard: Sea Hunter.
- Cayman Islands: Known for wall diving and wrecks like the USS Kittiwake, stingrays at Stingray City and amazing diversity of marine life. Best Cayman Island liveaboard: Cayman Aggressor IV.
- Honduras: Known for inexpensive diving and a laid-back atmosphere with excellent diving that includes wall dives, caves and wreck diving, plus great marine life that includes large groupers, turtles, eagle rays, sharks and dolphins. Best Honduras liveaboard: Roatan Aggressor.
Where is The Underwater Capital of The Caribbean?
The underwater capital of the Caribbean is arguably the Bahamas Tiger Beach, where you dive cage-free up-close and personal with huge sharks that include 16-foot tiger sharks, great hammerhead sharks and bull sharks. Tiger Beach is for shark lovers and underwater photographers and videographers alike.
Best Time Of Year To Dive in The Caribbean
The best time of year to dive the Caribbean is November to April outside the hurricane season, but this is the most expensive time to visit. Some Caribbean islands are outside of the hurricane belt including the islands off the coast of Venezuela, Barbados, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines and Grenada.
Scuba Diving Caribbean Vacation Packages
Caribbean liveaboards offer some of the best scuba diving Caribbean vacation packages, as the Caribbean liveaboards offer an all inclusive vacation package that includes your cabin, all food and snacks, some include alcoholic drinks and up to 3-4 dives every day, including night dives.
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