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Liveaboard Diving Trips

Liveaboard Diving Trips With Safaris That Include More Dives Per Day And All-Inclusive Meals

Top Liveaboard Destinations

Liveaboard diving trips are one of the best ways to explore some of the world’s most stunning dive destinations. During a liveaboard diving trip, divers have the opportunity to explore multiple dive sites in a particular region, and do multiple dives per day thereby maximising their time underwater.

These liveaboard trips involve staying on specially designed boat for days or even weeks. This allows divers to access remote or inaccessible dive sites that are not easily reached by dive day boats from shore.

There are liveaboard diving trips to suit all diver experience and certification levels. These include beginner divers to advanced divers. Some liveaboard diving trips are also geared up to accommodate technical divers too, with rebreather support and technical diver support onboard.

Liveaboard trips are popular in locations known for their exceptional diving. These include dive locations such as the Red Sea, the Maldives, the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Islands, Komodo National Park, and Raja Ampat, among others. The choice is yours, and depends on what you like seeing on a dive.

You’ll find the best liveaboard diving trips to some of the best locations in the world. So if you want to see dolphins and sharks in the Red Sea, manta rays and whale sharks in The Maldives, sharks, turtles and an abundance of marine life like nowhere else on the planet in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat and Komodo, schooling hammerheads in the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica, diving the outer reefs of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef or diving the deeps wrecks of Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon, we have you covered.

Liveaboard dive boats are typically equipped with comfortable cabins, dining areas, dive decks, and often include additional amenities like sun decks, lounges, and sometimes even Jacuzzis and spars, where you can treat yourself to a massage (check the “Boat Features” section for what’s included when you click through to your chosen liveaboard).

The itineraries are planned to provide a variety of dive experiences, depending on the experience level of divers. These include regular diving to spot marine life, wreck diving, drift diving, wall diving and night dives (which are not always possible from resorts).

Most liveaboard diving trips are also non-diver friendly (look out for this under “Boat Features” section when you click through to your chosen liveaboard, which is normally described as “Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly“). This means that the majority of liveaboard diving trips can be enjoyed by non-diving partners too, where non-divers can enjoy snorkeling, relaxation, and exploration of the surrounding areas.

If your non-diving partner likes to do other activities, look out for those liveaboards that have these facilities onboard, also under the “Boat Features” section.

For those of you who may suffer from seasickness on a liveaboard, you may want to choose the longer length liveaboards, and pick the season for the location of your choice when the sea conditions will be less choppy.

It’s important to research and choose a reputable liveaboard operator, which is why we recommend to book your liveaboard. The liveaboards you book through prioritise safety, the liveaboard diving trips have experienced dive guides and they maintain their equipment.

Featured Liveaboards


Liveaboard Diving Trips

ON liveaboard diving trips (dive safari or dive charter) you live over the dive sites, where some are remote and out of reach of dive resorts. A liveaboard is normally purpose-built scuba diving boats offering more dives with meals included on trips to Indonesia, The Maldives and 24 other countries.

Table of Worldwide Liveaboards

This list of worldwide 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 liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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CountryDiscover LiveaboardCustomer ReviewsPrice Per Day
Egypt Review: MV Ghani; Book: MV Ghani 10 Exceptional from £97; $118; €111
Indonesia Review: Scubaspa Zen; Book: Scubaspa Zen 10 Exceptional from £450; $549; €513
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
Indonesia Review: Cahaya Bersama; Book: Cahaya Bersama 10 Exceptional from £197; $240; €225
Indonesia Review: Seven Seas; Book: Seven Seas 10 Exceptional from £378; $461; €431
Indonesia Review: Jakaré; Book: Jakaré 10 Exceptional from £255; $311; €291

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.

More Liveaboard Destinations

I hope you enjoyed this page about worldwide liveaboard diving

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkeling, in the comments below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof Gopro’s!

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

There will also be many more articles about scuba diving (and snorkeling) for you to read and learn about these fabulous sports.

Have fun and be safe!

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