Blackbeards Sea Explorer Bahamas Caribbean Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard is a 20m (66f) Bahamas Caribbean diving safari boat for up to 18 guests accommodated across 3 cabins and 3 bathrooms. This Bahamas liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.3 out of 10, is rated 'Superb', and scores 48% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Bahamas diving safari, a great choice is the Blackbeards Sea Explorer diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Bahamas diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.3 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 56%, Liveaboard Design: 33%, Cabin Luxury: 29%, Onboard Comfort: 0%, Food Luxury: 73%, Drink Luxury: 78%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 48% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Caribbean Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard costs from £115 per day ($153/€138)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard include: no Ensuite Cabins, no diving courses, no internet, no nitrox.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard is 20 metres (66 feet) long, has 3 cabins and 3 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 18 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard include: 7 Days/6 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Blackbeards Sea Explorer).
Booking tips When booking your Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard trip to Bahamas it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Bahamas.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: Blackbeards Sea Explorer.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Bahamas Blackbeards Sea Explorer Caribbean liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Blackbeard Live aboard scuba boat tour - At the end of a wonderful week diving with interesting divers from around the world. An amazing crew. On a cool old sail boat. In the beautiful Bahamas
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving This liveaboard does not have nitrox available.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins This liveaboard does not have ensuite cabins, which means you have to share facilities.
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Bahamas dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the Blackbeards Sea Explorer is 48%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Caribbean Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 48%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard has 25 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 48%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 56% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 5 out of 9 (i.e. 56%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: NO; Tenders For Diving: NO.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) 33% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 3 out of 9 (i.e. 33%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: NO; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: NO; Sun Deck: NO; Warm Showers: NO.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 29% Cabin Lux Rate; The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 2 out of 7 (i.e. 29%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: NO; Ensuite cabins: NO; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 0% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 0 out of 7 (i.e. 0%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: NO; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: NO; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 73% Food Lux Rate; The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 8 out of 11 (i.e. 73%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 78% Drink Lux Rate; The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: YES; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    New friends, New appreciation, New understandingsThe wall dives were my biggest highlight on this trip. Being able to swim in the shallows and then just have the ocean show how mysterious it can be by giving you an endless view into the deepest of blues that you will likely experience. Being able to look down and not know what’s there because of the limited but strangely endless view is a rather humbling moment. The crew I had on my trip were just incredible too. Although they act in the most professional manner as required to mitigate the risks associated with this trip, they balance this out perfectly with their friendly demeanour, making you laugh, addressing any concerns you may have and ultimately actually becoming your friend by the end of the trip. It would have been an entirely different trip if the crew had been purely a boat crew only.” Recommended for: The atmosphere on board, the quality of experience provided and the itinerary.

    Customer Review By Harry G, from: United Kingdom scored the Blackbeards Sea Explorer 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Blackbeards Sea Explorer.
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    Dreaming of my next one. This is one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I wasn’t looking forward to going to the Bahamas by myself, everyone always bails. I’m so happy I did this. Amazing experience, the food is some I’ve ever had in my life, I would go back just for that. Ask for reds boat and Dan as the cook. The dives and the sharks and the fish and the blue hole, I loved everything aside from the small heads and shower. I’m a bigger boy so everything’s small to me. Deciding if I want to do Bahamas next year again or go to another country. No matter what, I’m doing a liveaboard again!Recommended for: Food. Diving. Food.

    Customer Review By Daniel T, from: United States scored the Blackbeards Sea Explorer 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Blackbeards Sea Explorer.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Blackbeards Sea Explorer dive boat.
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    Itinerary 1 Title Blackbeard's Liveaboard Sea Explorer
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 19 times in total on the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to The Bahamas (Caribbean, ), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Bahamas, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard for your dive trip to Bahamas, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Bahamas liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Bahamas liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard in Bahamas might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Caribbean Reef Shark, Great Hammerhead Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Silky Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Frogfish, Flounder, Garden Eels, Giant (Great) Barracuda, Glassfish, Groupers, Lionfish, Marlin, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Porcupine Fish, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Trigger Fish, Yellowfin Tuna.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Octopus, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Beaked Whales, Dolphins, Manatees, Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales.
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    Video Title The Incredible Marine Life of The Bahamas
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard includes: Alcoholic Beverages, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fishing, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Land Excursions, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard: Port Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 20 metres (66 feet).
    Maximum Guests 18
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Blackbeards Sea Explorer dive boat has 3 cabins and 3 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Blackbeards Sea Explorer has the following cabin types: double cabins, quad cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: NO; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 1 out of 17 (i.e. 6%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 1 out of 2 (i.e. 50%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: NO.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard has 3 out of 6 (i.e. 50%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Blackbeards Sea Explorer liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Blackbeards Sea Explorer Caribbean liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.3, is rated 'Superb', and scores 48% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Bahamas liveaboard is a 20 metre (66 feet) dive boat for up to 18 guests across 3 cabins (inc. double cabins, quad cabins), and has 3 bathrooms. The Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, scuba gear rental. To book: Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard prices start at £115 per day ($153/€138)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Blackbeards Sea Explorer diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Bahamas you can do this here: Blackbeards Sea Explorer. But if you want to compare this Bahamas liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Bahamas, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Bahamas liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Bahamas" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Blackbeards Sea Explorer Liveaboard, please visit this link: Blackbeards Sea Explorer.

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    Blackbeards Sea Explorer Bahamas Caribbean Liveaboard Diving Review

    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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