Is there WIFI on liveaboards? (Free and Paid WIFI Liveaboards)

Is there WIFI on liveaboards - Seven Seas Liveaboard
Seven Seas Liveaboard, Egypt – with Free WIFI and Internet onboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

If you’re like me and need WIFI and internet when you’re on holiday, you will want to know is there WIFI on liveaboards. Whether this is to connect your phone to make free WIFI calls, to connect your laptop to the internet, or to keep in touch on social media or with your emails, WIFI and internet is almost a service difficult to live without.

Is there WIFI on liveaboards? There are 180 liveaboards with WIFI and internet onboard, of which 127 liveaboards have free WIFI and internet onboard and 53 liveaboards offer paid WIFI and internet onboard.

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Many liveaboards have WIFI onboard, which can be included free in the price of the liveaboard or as an optional extra charge.

Included below in this article are two lists of all diving liveaboards with WIFI onboard. The first table includes liveaboards with free WIFI and Internet, whereas the second table includes those liveaboards where WIFI and Internet is an optional extra.

Table of Liveaboards with free WIFI onboard

This list of Liveaboards with free WIFI and Internet onboard 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: 127, showing 7 per page
Liveaboard main photoDiscover LiveaboardCountryCustomer Review (Max 10)SDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary Requirements
Review Link: Lady Denok Yacht; Booking Link: Lady Denok Yacht Indonesia 9.2 94% YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Freedom III; Booking Link: MV Freedom III Egypt 9.2 79% YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Empress II; Booking Link: MV Empress II Indonesia 9.2 79% YES YES YES
Review Link: MY Golden Dolphin II; Booking Link: MY Golden Dolphin II Egypt 9.2 77% YES YES YES
Review Link: Manta Mae Phinisi; Booking Link: Manta Mae Phinisi Indonesia 9.2 77% YES YES YES
Review Link: MY Odyssey; Booking Link: MY Odyssey Egypt 9.2 73% YES YES YES
Review Link: MY Blue Fin; Booking Link: MY Blue Fin Egypt 9.2 71% YES YES YES

Table of Liveaboards with paid WIFI onboard

If none of the above liveaboards with free WIFI and internet are to your liking, and if WIFI and internet are important for your dive trip, the following table of diving liveaboards also have WIFI and internet, but you have to pay for it.

Paid WIFI and internet may be useful if you only need to use the internet on one or two days on your trip, so you don’t mind paying for the odd occasion when you need to connect to the internet. It may also be that cost doesn’t matter as much if you need to keep in touch with your business whilst you’re onboard your dive trip.

This list of Liveaboards with paid WIFI and Internet onboard 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: 53, showing 7 per page
Liveaboard main photoDiscover LiveaboardCountryCustomer Review (Max 10)SDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary Requirements
Review Link: MV Emperor Leo; Booking Link: MV Emperor Leo Maldives 9 52% YES YES YES
Review Link: Aqua Tiki II; Booking Link: Aqua Tiki II Polynesia 9 48% YES NO YES
Review Link: MV Nautilus Under Sea; Booking Link: MV Nautilus Under Sea Mexico 8.8 85% YES NO YES
Review Link: Nai'a; Booking Link: Nai'a Fiji 8.8 81% NO YES YES
Review Link: MV Horizon 3; Booking Link: MV Horizon 3 Maldives 8.8 77% YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Maldives Aggressor II; Booking Link: MV Maldives Aggressor II Maldives 8.8 71% NO YES YES
Review Link: MV Moonima; Booking Link: MV Moonima Maldives 8.8 65% 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 with WIFI and internet onboard, 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.

How to use the SDE Luxury Rating score

When choosing the liveaboard with WIFI and internet 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 with WIFI and internet, 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 these liveaboards with WIFI and Internet that are 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.

I hope you enjoyed this article about is there WIFI on liveaboards

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If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about there WIFI on 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.

Is there WIFI on liveaboards? (Free and Paid WIFI 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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