In the recreational scuba diving industry, a liveaboard service offers its guests to stay on board for one or more nights, unlike a day boat operation. This allows time to travel to more distant dive sites. Normally a liveaboard operation charters for ten to thirty passengers.
This is probably the mecca of liveaboard operations, with over 100 boats offering all levels of comfort. Boats operate in the Red Sea, though to Sundanese waters and some go close to the Eritren border. If you want to see wreck sites such as The Thistlegorm, probable one of the world’s most famous wrecks, then it has to be by liveaboard before the day boat hoards arrive.
Plenty of liveaboard operate in Caribbean water, but tend to cruise specific areas. The Cuan Law operates around the British Virgin Island (BVI). The wind dancer operates around Grenada and Carriacou where you have the opportunity to dive the Bianca-C, the Titanic of the Caribbean.
A large amount of liveaboard operates in this island and it is becoming more and more popular, with some spectacular marine life.
Visit Hikuruelhi Faru and see the Manta cleaning station. A liveaboard with air conditioning is a must in these waters.
You will be spoilt for choice here, as you are in the most marine biodiverse area on the planet. There are a number of luxury liveaboards that ply these waters ranging from the Andaman Island to the Similan Island, Komodo to Raja Ampat in Indonesia, let alone the wrecks of Coron. But the jewel in the crown has to be Truk for wreck divers. The Japanese 6th fleet is waiting for you and the best way to see it is by liveaboard.
The Great Barrier Reef
Most liveaboards operate out of Carins and cruise in to the Coral Sea for shark dives. The liveaboards will reach the more remote areas of the Great Barrier Reef.
Again the great thing about liveaboards is that they visit reefs that day boats cannot reach.
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