Liveaboard Diving Trips
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SPOILSPORT - Cairns
SPIRIT OF FREEDOM - Cairns
SPOILSPORT - CairnsThe 3 night fly/dive Cod Hole expeditions begin with an incredible 250 kilometre low level reef flight to Lizard Island. Enjoy comfortable cruising within sheltered waters aboard Spoilsport where space, comfort and stability are unmatched. Soon you are swimming with diver size fish at the Cod Hole before exploring the exquisite Ribbon Reef sites north of Cooktown. Here you see the best concentrations of pristine corals, colourful tropical fish and fantastic minke whale encounters (June/July). Includes Lighthouse Bommie, Snake Pit, Pixie Pinnacle and Steve’s Bommie, an amazing fish, coral and macro site.
SPIRIT OF FREEDOM - CairnsSleek and spacious, the 'Spirit of Freedom' offers the best in live-aboard dive cruising to the Coral Sea and Ribbon Reefs. The 4 Day Coral Sea tour begins Thursday morning at 8.30am, with a low level flight from Cairns along the coastline and over the reef to Lizard Island, to meet the 'Spirit of Freedom'. The first day will see you diving the very top of the Ribbon Reefs, before overnight travel out to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Two days is spent diving the spectacular walls of Osprey Reef, an old volcanic atoll lying 220 km off the coast. Renown for its spectacular 1000 metre walls, Osprey Reef also offers massive soft corals, amazing shark action, and exceptional visibility. 'North Horn' at the tip of Osprey is a site where grey reef sharks, silvertips, and the occasional oceanic congregate. Here you can also experience a close encounter with the Spirit of Freedom shark attraction dive. The last day is spent at Ribbon Reef Number 3, or occasionally if the weather permits, Bougainville Reef, to the south of Osprey Reef. Overnight travel on the last night, returns you to Cairns early on the Monday morning.
CARIB DANCERExciting new charters to Tiger Beach! Visit the remote areas around the West End of Grand Bahama. These weeks are dedicated liveaboard weeks offering up to 5 dives per day. The West End area is rarely visited by guests and is home to many creatures – both large (sharks and dolphins) and small (grouper, snapper, assorted other reef fish). At least one afternoon during the trip will be dedicated to a dive at the area know as. Dancer Fleet is excited to offer special charters to Tiger Beach. This trip is an exploration of the remote areas around the West End of Grand Bahama Island. This is a dedicated liveaboard trip with up to 5 dives per day offered. The west end area is rarely visited by guests and is home to many creatures – both large (sharks and dolphins) and small (grouper, snapper, assorted other reef fish). At least one afternoon during the trip will be dedicated to a dive at the area know as "Tiger Beach" where we will try to attract sharks using a "scent triangle" filled with bait. Both Caribbean Reef Sharks and Tiger Sharks are known to frequent the area. Please note: All shark interactions on Dancer Fleet yachts are natural, passive and observational in style. The Dancer Fleet does not actively feed sharks nor chum the waters. Night dives are not offered on the site of Tiger Beach. During this cruise you will visit such dive sites as: Mount Olympus, Mini Wall, Hog Fish, Shark Paradise, Fishtail, Sugar Wreck, El Dorado, El Captainan, Tiger Beach.
BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV
BELIZE AGGRESSOR III
BELIZE AGGRESSOR IVThroughout the week you will dive at Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and wandering, lilac rope sponges. Weather permitting; divers explore the mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system. With all dives from the mother ship, five dives a day are the norm. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the yachts return to port. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner ashore (this is the only meal not included in the cruise). Saturday morning at 8:00 am, guests are transferred to the Belize Airport or a local hotel. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing.
BELIZE AGGRESSOR IIIThroughout the week you will dive at Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and wandering, lilac rope sponges. Weather permitting; divers explore the mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system. With all dives from the mother ship, five dives a day are the norm. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the yachts return to port. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner ashore (this is the only meal not included in the cruise). Saturday morning at 8:00 am, guests are transferred to the Belize Airport or a local hotel. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing.
British Virgin Islands
CUAN LAW – Tortola
CUAN LAW – TortolaThe British Virgin Islands (BVI) is blessed with over one hundred dive sites to suit all standards and offering great variety. With little desire for mass tourism, the BVI has remained an escape from the bustling souvenir shops and glittery nightlife associated with many Caribbean islands. The BVI has miles of serene beaches, and is considered the best cruising/sailing location in the world. The crystal clear blue waters also provide a perfect setting for unparalleled diving, snorkeling, kayaking and numerous other adventures.
CAYMAN AGGRESSORThe crystal, clear, warm water of the Cayman Islands has made it one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Divers will explore the walls and ship wrecks of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac (weather permitting).
ARGO. Cocos Island
SEA HUNTER. Cocos Island
WIND DANCEREscape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 342 miles off Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home. Cocos island National Park was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. Weather permitting, Wind Dancer guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. All ten-day trips offer seven days of diving. The Wind Dancer sets off from the port town of Punteranas.
OKEANOS AGGRESSOREscape to Cocos Island a lush, green uninhabited island resting 342 miles off Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Rocky pinnacles surrounding Cocos are beacons for big animals and big action. Schooling hammerheads, countless white-tip sharks, mantas, tuna and even whale sharks call Cocos home. Cocos island National Park was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. Weather permitting, Okeanos Aggressor guests are shuttled ashore to hike through the jungles of Cocos and swim in her many waterfalls. All ten-day trips offer seven days of diving. The Okeanos Aggressor sets off from the port town of Punteranas.
UNDERSEA HUNTERLocated in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, lies the renowned Cocos Island Marine Park. A rugged yet incredibly verdant island, this World Heritage Site is the spectacularly beautiful crown jewel of Costa Rica's many National Parks. In 1994, after several return visits to the island, Jacques Cousteau pronounced Cocos, The most beautiful island in the world. The island has an irregular coastline, which makes precise estimation of its land area more a matter of opinion than a surveyor’s science, but it is roughly five miles by two miles (8 x 3 kilometers). Cocos Island was formed during a volcanic upheaval about two-and-a-half million years ago and is composed of basaltic rock, labradorite and andesite lava flows. Its landmass is punctuated by four mountain peaks, the highest of which is Cerro Iglesias, at 2,080 feet or 634 meters above the sea. There are only two bays with safe anchorages and sandy beaches: Chatham is located on the northeast side and Wafer Bay is on the northwest. Just off Cocos are a series of smaller basaltic rocks and islets. The largest satellite is Isla Manuelita (formerly Nuez).
ARGO. Cocos IslandLocated in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, lies the renowned Cocos Island Marine Park. A rugged yet incredibly verdant island, this World Heritage Site is the spectacularly beautiful crown jewel of Costa Rica's many National Parks. Recommended hotels: Grano de Oro, Park Inn, Costa Rica Marriott, Hampton Inn and Suites
SEA HUNTER. Cocos IslandLocated in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, 300 miles southwest of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica, lies the renowned Cocos Island Marine Park. A rugged yet incredibly verdant island, this World Heritage Site is the spectacularly beautiful crown jewel of Costa Rica's many National Parks. In 1994, after several return visits to the island, Jacques Cousteau pronounced Cocos, The most beautiful island in the world. The island has an irregular coastline, which makes precise estimation of its land area more a matter of opinion than a surveyor’s science, but it is roughly five miles by two miles (8 x 3 kilometers). Cocos Island was formed during a volcanic upheaval about two-and-a-half million years ago and is composed of basaltic rock, labradorite and andesite lava flows. Its landmass is punctuated by four mountain peaks, the highest of which is Cerro Iglesias, at 2,080 feet or 634 meters above the sea. There are only two bays with safe anchorages and sandy beaches: Chatham is located on the northeast side and Wafer Bay is on the northwest. Just off Cocos are a series of smaller basaltic rocks and islets. The largest satellite is Isla Manuelita (formerly Nuez).
Dominican Republic & Turks and Caicos
TURKS & CAICOS AGGRESSOR ii
TURKS & CAICOS AGGRESSOR iiThe beautiful Turks & Caicos Aggressor II offers guests a week of thrilling wall diving along the coasts of Providenciales, West Caicos and French Caye. The sheer walls of Providenciales begin at 40 feet, plunging into the deep blue abyss and include crevasses and ledges that are decorated with huge orange Elephant Ear sponges, Gorgonians, Crimson Rope Sponges and abundant macro life. The tinerary April through December departs from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands.
GALAPAGOS SKYOur Live-Aboard Diving Cruises to Galapagos are seven night cruises, and the itinerary offers a total of approximately 17 – 19 dives and 3 land excursions on every trip. Diving in Galapagos is considered advanced diving as it occurs in the presence of strong currents, cold water and at times limited visibility. Diving from tenders/pangas is also the rule and not an exception in this World Renowned destination All guests must be in Ecuador on Saturday (for our standard Sunday to Sunday 7 night cruises) as most international flights do not arrive in time to make the connection with the Domestic Flights to the Galapagos Islands Sunday mornings.
GALAPAGOS AGGRESSORGalapagos is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Guests will have the opportunity to dive with playful Sea Lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf for thrilling diving to see Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine. The Galapagos Aggressor departs from Baltra every Thursday afternoon and are the perfect platform for a Galapagos diving holiday that you will remember for a lifetime. The new diving areas added to the itinerary are: Bartolome Punta, Cousins Rock and Cabo Douglas. The Galapagos National Park grants approval for normal itineraries and accepts requests for special itineraries.
GALAPAGOS MASTERGalapagos is one of those rare places where you can dive through hundreds of hammerhead sharks to find a whale shark cruising along. Toss in silky sharks, sea turtles, giant morays and schooling fish in their thousands… And that’s just the first dive at Darwin. At Wolf Island you can expect huge Galapagos sharks and eagle rays up close whilst dives at Cabo Marshall will put you face to face with giant manta rays and inside a school of millions of black-striped salemas. Mola mola (sunfish) may be seen in the depths too. Macro life is plentiful. Black coral bushes shelter seahorses, blennies, nudibranchs, hawkfish and frogfish. Sea iguanas are a unique sight, along with speedy penguins and playful sea lions. This is but a mere taste of why divers consistently proclaim the Galapagos to have the healthiest marine life in the Pacific.
RED SEA AGGRESSOR
GOLDEN DOLPHIN I
GRAND SEA SERPENT
BLUE PLANET 1
RED SEA AGGRESSORDives along the South of Egypts Red Sea making Red Sea LiveAboard diving the only way to go. Sites like Sha’ab Claudia offer extensive reefs and coral gardens. Coral tunnels and caverns for divers to explore. Fury Shoal’s offer more exposed reefs and wall dives that attract the pelagics. Reefs such as Sha’ab Mansour and Sataya, divers go deep on the walls to see schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally and sharks as well as further south to St. John's Reef which is known as world class diving. Dolphin Reef at Sataya offers a coral lagoon where divers can spend one or two dives snorkeling with resident Spinner Dolphin pods. Great sheltered bays for night diving.
GOLDEN DOLPHIN IThe Brother Islands one of the best diving spots in the world. The Islands – the Big Brother and the Little Brother – are two small exposed promontories that just come out of the water in the middle of the sea at around 60km from the Egyptian coast line. The Little Brother has a very high concentration of life in a much reduced area. The walls are covered literally with sponges, anemones and all sorts of hard and soft corals in an astonishing variety of colors and shapes. Of course you will find here plenty of fish. It is not unusual to see sharks: hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertip and whitetip reef sharks. About one km north of the Little Brother lays the Big Brother. Situated, in the middle of the island, is a lighthouse. When it is not too windy, you can proceed to dive the wreck Numidia which lies upon the reef on the northern side of the island between 5m and 80m. This 150m long ship sunk in 1901 and is now completely covered with both hard and soft corals and gorgonias. At the NW side of the island you will find the other wreck: the AIDA. This 82m long steam ship sunk 1957. The remaining pieces of the wreck are scattered all over the reef and just the back side of the hull can be found between 34m and 60m. It is nicely overgrown and worth to visit. Because of strong current and may be high waves it is not easy to dive at the Brother’s. This safari is only for experienced divers. The Daedalus Reef is a huge reef formation that lies at about 180km south of Brother Islands. The reef is surrounded by a sheer wall all around, featuring a plateau on its southern side that goes from 28m beside the reef to 40m on the edge of the drop-off. If the weather is good, try to get as far north as possible and drift along one of the sides of the reef. Reef and hammerhead sharks are often spotted here. UW marine life is here more abundant than anywhere else, with schools of surgeons, fusiliers, carangids. The Reef of Elphinstone, a truly legendary reef, is one of the most beautiful reefs in the Red Sea, with its north and south plateau, and the walls covered with soft corals, black corals, wire corals and gorgonias. Hammerheads, oceanic whitetip sharks and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here.
OKEANOS XPLORERStarting point will be the marina of Hamata, located ca. two hours (165 km) south of Marsa Alam airport. This marina is the closest to St Johns reef, which we will reach after a ten hours drive. But before diving the area of St Johns, we will visit the reef Abu Galawa and its main attraction: a small wreck with a rich marine life. This reef is ideal for a check dive or on the way back as a night dive. The big reef Shaab Sataya is also called Dolphin Reef because of the many dolphins. This place is well known for its Roman remains, but, unfortunately, much of this is now gone due to the irresponsible behaviour of some visitors. Shaab Claudio is consisting of a maze of caves that are easy to explore due to the large openings on the surface, they are famous for the beautiful scenery. The tip of the peninsula of Ras Banas will be passed, around the Gulf of the ancient port of Berenice and spend the night close to the island Sirnaka where a wreck will be waiting for us. St John's Reef is a huge reef of 21 km by 13 km lying below the Peninsula Berenice.
EMPEROR SUPERIORStarting from Hurghada, boat is sailing north towards Gubal Island and on to Abu Nuhas and its four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the lentil wreck and the tile wreck, all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life. Explore the Rosalie Moller (the sister ship of the slightly more famous Thistlegorm), which lies from 30 to 50 metres deep and is in excellent condition. Although the visibility is not always good the wreck is covered in glassfish from bow to stern and hunting them are masses of lionfish. Around the wreck are the usual pelagics such as tuna, trevallies, Emperor fish and many more. A short ride across the Straits of Gubal and you visit the most famous wreck of the Red Sea, the SS Thistlegorm. An awe-inspiring World War II British vessel with a cargo full of armaments, Bedford trucks and BSA motorbikes, which were all destined for the British troops in North Africa. She was sunk by the German Luftwaffe and now lies in 30 metres of water. Depending on divers' experience, along with weather and current conditions, we try to offer a night dive here. Nearby is the Ras Mohamed National Park, offering a morning dive at the renowned 'Shark and Yolanda' reefs. Ras Mohamed National Park is the furthest Sinai destination before heading south towards the Brothers. The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore from El Quseir. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Big tuna, barracudas, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can sometimes be found there. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother. For the wreck diver, the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks. The boat will then sail back to Hurghada via Safaga where you can dive at Panorama Reef or the famous wreck of Salem Express for a memorable finale.
GRAND SEA SERPENTThe Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir in the Red Sea. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics. Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas. The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale Shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this area of teh Red Sea the huge and spectacular moon fish has also been spotted several times near the reefs. The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship sunk in 1901, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat. On your way back along the coast you will visit the infamous Salem Express wreck, which, up until recently was one of the worst maritime tragedies in the history of the Red Sea, and has been reported to have claimed more than a thousand lives. Tragedy aside, Salem Express remains one of the largest accessible wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea and diving it is a spiritual experience, as well as a very satisfying one for all wreck fanatics.
SEAWOLF FELODuring two weeks, only the best of what Egypt has to offer for under water !!!!! Explore the most beautiful dive sites in the Red Sea. A great all-around tour for divers with a bit more experience. This liveaboard offers challenging dives, fascinating drop offs, beautiful coral reefs and much big fish. Brother Islands, Daedalus & Elphinstone is a MUST for all “die-hard” Red Sea Divers! The route leads you from Hurghada to Brother Islands with its wrecks AIDA and NUMIDIA and the chance to find big fishes as hammerhead sharks, grey reef sharks, fox sharks, longimanus and mantas. After the Brothers, it is going during a night journey to Daedalus Reef, with its colourful overgrown drop offs and we will have an “appointment” with the school of hammerheads at the northern part of the island. Dolphins, Longimanus, fox sharks and mantas are often spotted here as well. After another night journey, we will reach Rocky Islands and the Island of Zabargad. Beautiful drop offs with the chance to see big fish and dolphins await us at Rocky Islands. Just a few minutes boat ride away is the lagoon of the Island Zabargad. Here another meeting with Mantas and Longimanus is possible. After about 2-3 hours drive we arrive the next day the reef flat of St. John’s. Coral gardens, caves and caverns, as well as small and large reefs and drop-offs, are waiting for us with a fantastic plant cover. Here at St. John’s reefs half of the tour is then finish after one week and, unfortunately, we have to head north again. After we pass Ras Banas we will dive during the 2nd week of the tour the Fury Shoals, Shaab Maksur with the cave in great depth (for very experienced divers reserved). Further highlights such as the Elphinstone Reef, we will also dive. Up to the north, we come to the highlights, such as Panorama reef, Shaab Shear with the famous Salem Express and a few more dive sites. Of course, we can also respond specific dive sites after the wishes of our guest, as long as it is practicable by the route and approved from all guests.
SNEFRO SPIRITA week-long diving safari starting and ending in Sharm El Sheikh concentrating on some of the best wrecks worldwide such as Dunraven, World War II wreck Thistlegorm and the ship's graveyard of Abu Nuhas with Giannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and the Kimon M. PADI Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent is needed for wreck dives, in special penetration dives and for some of the more demanding dive sites visited on this safari. You must have dived in the last year and recorded this in your log book to join this safari. Scuba Tune Up is available on request. This trip is suitable for snorkelers to join.
BLUE PLANET 1This safari allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks that the Red Sea has to offer. An ideal itinerary for those new to SCUBA diving or the Red Sea, allowing you to experience world-famous wrecks and pristine reefs.
BLUE FINTaking in the classic North and the legendary Brother Islands, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs, famous wrecks and stunning reefs gives divers the chance to enjoy the best of the North and the Brothers marine park.
FIJI ISLAND DANCER II
FIJI SIRENE6 – starting from just 1m below the surface this large pinnacle drops to over 900m providing a wealth of hard and soft corals along with a cathedral like overhang adorned with gorgonian fans. Eagle rays and hammerheads are known to make an appearance; meanwhile amidst the colorful corals we spot numerous crustaceans and mollusks. Mellow Yellow – divers can expect to see grey reef sharks, schools of barracuda and plenty of turtles. Whilst at night the lionfish, flatworms and shrimps are a delight. High -8 – All manner of marine life from green turtles and titan trigger fish to white tip reef sharks can be spotted here. Coral Corner – White tips and grey reef sharks dart between the schooling fusiliers, triggerfish and wrasse, meanwhile on the corals octopus can be found along with flat worms, moray eels and scorpion fish. Chimneys – consists of 3 large coral bommies extending downwards from just 3m (10ft) and covered with soft corals and crinoids. Tuna, barracuda, white tips and occasional silver tip sharks are seen here. Currents can be strong.
FIJI ISLAND DANCER IIThroughout the week aboard the Island Dancer II guests will depart Suva to explore the reefs, bommies and walls of Nigali Pass, Wakaya, Koro and Namenalala Islands. Known as the soft coral capital, the brilliant colors on display will dazzle even the most experienced divers and photographers. Drift dives with eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks and giant groupers are also on the itinerary. Clownfish, pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, and a multitude of nudibranchs bring smiles to every dive! To top off the exiting diving and experience some of Fiji’s local culture, a visit to a Fijian village on one of the remote islands is arranged including a Kava ceremony and warrior dance. All guests are required to wear a traditional sulu (sarong or wrap) so either bring your own or we will gladly provide one for you! With all dives from the mother ship, five dives a day are the norm. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the Island Dancer returns to port. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner ashore. Saturday morning check out is at 7:30. Transportation can be scheduled for guests to the Suva Nausori Airport (SUV) or a local hotel.
FRENCH POLYNESIA MASTER
FRENCH POLYNESIA MASTERThe Tuamotu Archipelago are a chain of islands and atolls in French Polynesia. They form the largest chain of atolls in the world, spanning an area of the Pacific Ocean roughly the size of Western Europe. During this trip you will visit dive sites of Rangiroa Island, Apataki Island, Toau Island, Fakarava North. Dive sites are typically channel or “Pass” dives and the route planning for each trip is highly dependent upon the incoming and out-going tides for each island. Divers will dive the optimum tide for each site to bring you the ultimate in pelagic fish action. Strong currents to be expected and it is therefore recommended divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Dive sites also include outer reefs, plateaus and coral gardens found with the lagoon, where currents are less intense and many smaller creatures can be found.
CARIBBEAN PEARL II
CARIBBEAN PEARL IICaribbean Pearl II offer 5 Days/4 Nights Saturday to Wednesday cruises around the Bay Islands of Honduras. After you settle into your luxury cabin and allow the crew to help set up your gear on the spacious dive deck, you will be ready to start your diving adventure. Diving starts in Roatan as the Caribbean Pearl II begins its journey. Later, explore hidden sea mounts and search for whale sharks on route to Utila. We then head back to Caribbean Pearl II’s home port at Utila, where passengers disembark.
RAJA AMPAT AGGRESSOR
DIVERACE CLASS E
INDO AGGRESSORKomodo National Park Indonesia was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The Komodo National Park encompasses 1,817 square kilometers of spectacular land and marine wilderness, including the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and Gili Montagne and their surrounding waters. The signature land attraction on your Komodo Dancer LiveAboard cruise will be an encounter with the world’s largest lizard - the flesh eating Komodo Dragon. Arrival to the Komodo Dancer will involve a round trip domestic flight from Bali to the Komodo Airport near the city of Labuan Bajo (city code LBJ) on Flores Island in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. Since the majority of the Indonesian domestic air carriers do not participate in global ticket distribution, Dancer Fleet has made arrangements with our local partners in Indonesia to provide a purchasing service for the domestic tickets on our guests’ behalf. The Komodo Dancer is scheduled to depart at 1:00 pm. Guests should arrange to take one of the two available morning flights. Once you have claimed your luggage in Labuan Bajo Airport you will need to show your claim tickets. An agent wearing a Dancer Fleet polo shirt will be waiting for you outside of the claim area for those who have pre-arranged this transfer in advance. We recommend at least two hotel nights be built into your travels; one upon arrival between the international and domestic legs of your trip, and one on your journey home between the domestic and international legs. During this trip you will visit Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa and Tulamben.
RAJA AMPAT AGGRESSORThis trip includes diving at Central, North and South Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’, is the name given to these islands and comes from a local myth. Located in the heart of The Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is known to have the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. The four main areas offering itineraries are: Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih Bay, Banda Sea and Triton Bay. If you haven’t experienced the diving in this area, it is fantastic due to the diversity and abundance of marine life. The area of the Four Kings is comprised of over 1500 islands and home to 600 types of corals, 1,500 fish species and over 600 types of mollusks.
MERMAID IMermaid Liveaboards with many years experience exploring the best Komodo offers is proud to offer our exciting next season. We dive the best of the best, we know where and when its running! Return guests will also appreciate some new sites and experiences we can share through our extensive experience with the Nusa Tenggara and Komodo National Park areas.
DIVERACE CLASS EDuring this cruise divers will visit Damar Pinnacle, Katoka Reef, Malangbiru, Repong. Dive at Igara Wreck. Marine life: Reef fishes, Jacks, Moray Eels, Ghost Pipe Fishes, Reef Sharks, Turtles, Soft and Hard Corals, Pelagic creatures.
BLACK MANTAThe Komodo National Park lies in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia. It's identified by WWF and Conservation International as a global conservation priority area, and is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total surface area (marine and land) of more than 1,800 km². As well as being home to the Komodo Dragon, or Ora, as it is known to Indonesians, the park provides refuge for many other terrestrial species such as wild pigs, Timor deer, water Buffalo, monkeys and horses.
LA GALIGOKomodo Jurassic Explorer approximate number of dives: 20 Ultimate Komodo approximate number of dives: 28 Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, initially, the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In 1986, the Park has declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, both indications of the Park's biological importance. Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca, and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands. The Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home. As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other notable terrestrial species. Komodo national park is known to host some of the worlds best diving. Strong currents produce a feeding ground for a spectacular array of some of the world's most beautiful marine life. Our dive package will take you to the best of these sites in a convenient action length, perfect for that dive break away from the daily grind. Wake up happy every day when you open your eyes to the blue ocean and breathtaking views of Komodo on La Galigo liveaboard. Mandatory refresher at our first dive site for anyone who hasn’t dived in the past year.
MALDIVES AGGRESSORGuests will be met by a crew member in uniform at the Male (MLE) International Airport and transferred by water taxi together as a group to the yacht at 16.00. The Maldives Aggressor anchors in Male lagoon, which is 15 minutes from the airport. That evening the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Monday morning. After a full week of diving, the Maldives Aggressor returns back to port Saturday afternoon after lunch. Checkout is Sunday morning at 19.00. Transportation is provided back to the Male International Airport Sunday morning. The Maldives Islands lie Southwest of India. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna, fascinates visitors as it has for thousands of years. There are three distinctly different types of diving: inside the atolls, outside the atolls and inside the channels or passes, which is where the currents are strongest and you'll find the greatest congregation of fish life. Most intriguing are the cleaning stations, found around every corner and under every ledge. Groupers, Snappers, Surgeonfish, Eels, Parrotfish, even Giant Napoleon Wrasse park casually in corners, oblivious to all, (including cameras) while armies of wrasse, shrimp and other assorted cleaners pick at debris in their open gills and cavernous mouths.
CARPE DIEMVery popular 7 nights trip around Nothern atolls of Maldives. Itinerary ussually includes Male, Ari and Vaavu atolls.
ORIONDuring this trip you will have a chance to meat with Sharks discover beautiful channels with magical soft coral and good pelagic action, famous sights include Fotteyo, Golden Wall and Miyaru Kandu. The rout would vary between Male, Kadhdhoo (Laamu Atoll), Koodoo (Huvadhoo). These sights all offer plenty of pelagic action with fantastic visibility and plenty of action. This itinerary is not for beginners and most dives will involve going to depth and diving with currents.
MANTA CRUISEA complete itinerary permitting us to experience the marvelous potential of the underwater world in the Maldives. Generally speaking the choice is vast and you will actively participate in the expansion of the itinerary taking into consideration your desires for underwater encounters.
SCUBASPA YINGLuxury yacht Scubaspa Ying offers exciting diving safaris in Southern and Central atolls of the Maldives archipelago: North male, South male and Atoll Felida. Under this diving Safari you will be able to dive on some of the most unforgettable dive sites of the Maldives to visit the caves of the Atoll Felidhu, and make exciting drift diving in the numerous channels of the Southern Maldives. Scuba diving in the warm turquoise Maldivian waters is a unique and truly magical experience and the philosophy of Scubaspa is to bring this “magic” to every single dive you take with us. Our experienced and professional team of Instructors and Dive Masters has an in-depth local knowledge, which in our opinion is vital in taking you to the very best parts of the very best dive sites. Their mission is twofold. First comes your safety, nothing is more important. Second is your total pleasure. They want your dive to be everything you dreamed it would be and more.
EMPEROR ATOLLThis is the Best of the Maldives - and it delivers exactly that this is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls. Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties. Boats crew doesn't follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring. This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty. A night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must. And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them. Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics. North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations. South Ari Atoll: Whalesharks, Beautiful Pinnacles. South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck. Vaavu Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving. North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles.
NAUTILUS BELLE AMIE
NAUTILUS BELLE AMIEThe Nautilus Explorer voyages out to Socorro Island to dive and interact with the friendliest giant mantas in the world. This is by no means a trivial goal. Our highly experienced crew have spent many years diving these waters which gives you the edge needed for a truly spectacular experience. These are true giant mantas, Manta birostris (aka manta ray), and should not be confused with the regular and smaller Mobula species, which can be seen far more often and practically everywhere. The giant Pacific mantas which you will meet at Socorro are the largest of the rays and we believe they are the most majestic creatures in the ocean. They swim by moving their wing-like pectoral fins, which can grow up to 7 meters wide, but usually average about 5 – 6 meters. At Socorro, these giants choose to interact with divers! They come in very close – less than 1 meter! – make eye contact with you and then swim along beside you – totally on their terms. What is even more extraordinary is that the local population of bottlenose dolphins have learned to mimic the behaviour of the giant mantas. It is very likely that these wild dolphins will also move in close and intimate to divers during your trip.
NAUTILUS EXPLORERSocorro Island is big animal diving at its best - dolphins, humpback whales (Jan-Apr), tuna, whale sharks (Nov-Dec), hammerheads, up to five other species of sharks and, of course, giant manta rays. We call them the 'Friendly Giants' because not only do they measure up to 21 feet across, but they are famous and unique in the world for up-close and intimate interaction with divers. The great thing about Socorro is that no two dives are exactly alike! Whether its a game of acrobatics with a dolphin, hovering in awe as humpback whales swim past or simply being mesmerised by the 3 or 4 giant mantas circling you, you're sure to experience that unforgettable dive that dreams are made of.
VALENTINASocorro is one of the best dive areas in the whole world! Here, you dive around the sea mount that stretches towards the open sea. This is a dive area with multiple encounters with big creatures such as Bottlenose Dolphins, Hammerhead Sharks, and Mantas. Continuous exciting scenes with other big creatures such as Galapagos Sharks and Silver Tip Sharks will leave you breathless.
TRUK MASTERTruk is best known for its world-class wreck diving and with over 60 wrecks, from supply vessels (Maru) to planes and a submarine, tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon. It is easy to appreciate why divers travel to this area time and time again. During WWII, the Japanese fleet used Truk as one of their main staging points for attacks on the allied forces but in 1944 the American led “Operation Hailstone” surprised the fleet resulting in the plethora of dive sites which we can see there today. Many historical artifacts such as medicine bottles and newspapers along with articles of war, which include aircraft wings for the Zero Fighter planes, tanks, guns, gas masks and ammunition, can still be found at many of the sites. Whilst the wrecks themselves are encrusted with corals, you can still clearly see telegraphs, steering columns and mounted guns. There is also the opportunity to explore engine rooms and holds. Surrounded by a coral reef, there are many excellent coral pinnacles and deep channels with schooling pelagics too.
OCEAN HUNTER III
OCEAN HUNTER I
PALAU AGGRESSOR II
SOLITUDE ONEThe Republic of Palau is unrivaled as a diving destination. Situated between the Philippine Sea and northern Pacific Ocean. The striking limestone islands emerge from crystal clear azure waters and three ocean currents which converge in its waters, bring with them a dazzling array of marine life, affording even the most experienced diver and underwater photographer impressive diversity and exciting diving opportunities. Palau presents visitors with magical blue holes, captivating wartime wrecks, pristine coral reefs, mysterious caves and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to explore, and an astounding assortment of coral, fish and rare sea creatures. You can dive the same site again and again and have entirely different experiences each time.
OCEAN HUNTER IIISeen from above, the islands of Palau look like green calligraphy on an empty corner of the sea. Over 470 miles east of the Philippines and locked in by the stretching Pacific Ocean, Palau is a rare oasis, a self-contained, isolated archipelago thriving with biodiversity and abundance. Exact location is at 7 ∞ 30' North Latitude, 133 ∞ 30' East Latitude. Palau is the western most island group of a region called the West Caroline Islands, which is part of a larger region called Micronesia. Nations in the Micronesia region include the U.S. Territory of Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (of which Yap is a state), and the Republic of Palau.
OCEAN HUNTER ISeen from above, the islands of Palau look like green calligraphy on an empty corner of the sea. Over 470 miles east of the Philippines and locked in by the stretching Pacific Ocean, Palau is a rare oasis, a self-contained, isolated archipelago thriving with biodiversity and abundance. Exact location is at 7 ∞ 30' North Latitude, 133 ∞ 30' East Latitude. Palau is the western most island group of a region called the West Caroline Islands, which is part of a larger region called Micronesia. Nations in the Micronesia region include the U.S. Territory of Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (of which Yap is a state), and the Republic of Palau.
PALAU AGGRESSOR IIPalau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, a freshwater lake with stingless jellyfish and even a few caves. There are also sheer walls covered in lush soft corals and huge anemones. Beginner divers may find Palau's strong currents challenging. Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. While German Channel has many resident Manta Rays, during the mating season, December through March, Dancer guests may see as many as 20 – 30 rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and several species of Butterfly Fish. All year round, the Palau Aggressor crew encounters massive bait balls of scad in and around Ulong and German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner. All dives are made from the 18-passenger dive skiff, which is lowered into the water by a hydraulic cradle. Seven-day charters are Sunday to Sunday with five days and one-half days of diving. Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday before lunch when the Dancer returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered.
TROPIC DANCERPalau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, a freshwater lake with stingless jellyfish and even a few caves. There are also sheer walls covered in lush soft corals and huge anemones. Beginner divers may find Palau's strong currents challenging. Palau is a year round destination with something for every season. While German Channel has many resident Manta Rays, during the mating season, December through March, Dancer guests may see as many as 20 – 30 rays! February and March offer large schools of Moorish Idols, Unicorn Fish and several species of Butterfly Fish. All year round, the Palau Aggressor crew encounters massive bait balls of scad in and around Ulong and German Channel and on the reefs of Blue Corner and Siaes Corner. All dives are made from the 18-passenger dive skiff, which is lowered into the water by a hydraulic cradle. Seven-day charters are Sunday to Sunday with five days and one-half days of diving. Diving begins Monday morning and ends Saturday before lunch when the Dancer returns to port. Monday through Friday there are four dives offered each day and a night dive on three evenings. Saturday a half-day of diving is offered.
PALAU SIRENDiving in Palau by liveaboard affords the avid diver the opportunity to explore the nation's varied and spectacular dive sites. Laying between the Philippine Sea and northern Pacific Ocean, these limestone islands surrounded by crystal clear cobalt blue water are home to a dazzling array of marine life. Divers travelling to Palau can expect to see a variety of reef sharks, huge schools of jacks and barracuda, manta and eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and batfish coupled with many critters and impressive corals. Drift dives are the norm and there are plenty of wrecks to visit and of course no liveaboard dive safari would be complete without a visit to the now-famous "Jelly Fish Lake".
STELLA MARIS EXPLORER
STELLA MARIS EXPLORERMeasuring 99,600 hectares in size, the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park is made up of 2 atolls rising in the middle of the Sulu Sea. A Study by Conservation International has confirmed what Scientists long theorized, that it is the nursery for fish and coral larvae that populates the Sulu-Sulawesi Triangle – an area that not only covers the most important and productive fishing grounds of the Philippines but extends as far south as Malaysia and Indonesia. Several factors are responsible for the almost virgin conditions of this underwater jewel. The convergence of currents constantly brings in a barrage of the nutrients and clean water a healthy reef and its inhabitants demand. Being the largest and almost lone structure in the middle of a vast expanse of ocean guarantees a healthy influx of pelagic visitors looking for a meal and other services an underwater community provides. Being almost a hundred nautical miles from the nearest port, access is only through Live-aboard vessels and voyages to the park are determined by the weather. A small window-from late March to early June when calm seas and clear skies are the best and only times for divers to visit. The strong winds and rough swells the rest of the year deters both authorized and un-authorized incursions into the park and permits the reef to settle back into its natural state of regeneration.
SEADOORSThe best dive sites are White Island and Black Forest. Camiguin Island has surprises with the Ardent Hot Springs and it's volcanoes. The Camiguin coasts are protected and the dive sites don't have too much divers. Bohol Island in the center of Visayas. The dive sites are known worldwide. The boat will stop to explore the magnificent dive sites of Balicasag with it's huge. School of jacks, in Diver Heaven, Black Forest,Cathedral which very famous in the Philippines. Then we will dive in Cabilao with it's soft corals covering deep walls with pygmy seahorses, frog fish etc. This Liveaboard makes a big circle around Bohol. The departure is in the evening, direction East to Southern Leyte, where we'll explore the dive sites of Napantao, Padre Burgos, Lamasawa. Southern Leyte bay continue to Surigao strait and Pacific ocean. You can observe big pelagic during the dives; barracudas, jacks especially the gentle Whale Shark which is emblematic of our Liveaboards.
ATLANTIS AZORESThe Visayas are one of the three island groups in the Philippines; enjoy six fabulous days diving from the Atlantis Azores around one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse regions in Asia. Easy cruises each evening will take you from one great dive site to another. With easy transfers, consider a combo trip with Atlantis Dumaguete for a multiple week, first class dive vacation at a very reasonable investment. Land exursions: our mid week land excursion is one not be missed. After two morning dives you still have time take in some of the best sites of Bohol. The Chocolate Hills are probably Bohol's most famous tourist attraction - they look like giant mole hills; covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown. We also take in the Tarsiers - the worlds smallest primate and a unique butterfly farm. You can finish by exploring Alona Beach, famous for its coral white sand that stretches one and a half kilometers and ends in rocky clips at both sides.
PHILIPPINE SIRENThe Visayas region is home to some of the best diving in the Philippines, with its nutrient rich water supporting a variety of eco-systems & a wide diversity of marine life. Sites range from steep coral covered walls to gentle sloping reefs and muck diving hotspots. During the tour we visit and dive the islands of Cebu, Cabilao, Panglao, Balicasag and Pescador. Along with Apo Island marine sanctuary and critter hot spot Dauin.
GALATEAExperience the harmonious balance of untouched nature. Scenarios of extraordinary beauty open in all directions for your contemplation and pleasure You will sail in the turquoise, emerald green or deep blue waters of Mahé, Praslin, La Digue, Curieuse, Little and Grand Sister and more. These islands are home of a great diversity of flora and fauna.
SEA BIRDDiving and snorkeling in the Seychelles reveal the best of the magical underwater world that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Unique granite boulder formations, coral reefs and wrecks are home to colorful tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and many other specials. Some of the best dive sites in Seychelles’ inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises. Each vessel is certified as a PADI dive resort, and has a dedicated PADI dive instructor onboard to accommodate the needs of both seasoned and novice divers alike.
SEA STARDiving and snorkeling in the Seychelles reveal the best of the magical underwater world that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Unique granite boulder formations, coral reefs and wrecks are home to colorful tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and many other specials. Some of the best dive sites in Seychelles’ inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises. Each vessel is certified as a PADI dive resort, and has a dedicated PADI dive instructor onboard to accommodate the needs of both seasoned and novice divers alike.
SEA PEARLDiving and snorkeling in the Seychelles reveal the best of the magical underwater world that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Unique granite boulder formations, coral reefs and wrecks are home to colorful tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and many other specials Some of the best dive sites in Seychelles’ inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises. Each vessel is certified as a PADI dive resort, and has a dedicated PADI dive instructor onboard to accommodate the needs of both seasoned and novice divers alike.
SEA SHELLDiving and snorkeling in the Seychelles reveal the best of the magical underwater world that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Unique granite boulder formations, coral reefs and wrecks are home to colorful tropical fish, turtles, sharks, rays and many other specials. Some of the best dive sites in Seychelles’ inner islands are easily accessible on our cruises. Each vessel is certified as a PADI dive resort, and has a dedicated PADI dive instructor onboard to accommodate the needs of both seasoned and novice divers alike.
BILIKIKIThe Solomon Island waters are very nutrient rich, and they support the entire food chain from microscopic creatures to major predators. You'll have a good opportunity to see a variety of sharks, mantas, dolphins, and turtles, and barracuda in uncountable numbers. In shallower waters you'll see almost every tropical imaginable, and some that will stretch your imagination. Cuttlefish, octopus, schooling lionfish, and amazing numbers and varieties of anemonefish, not to mention amazing varieties of anemones. You'll see more varieties of coral than almost anywhere, and all this in 82 - 85ºF waters. Underwater terrain varies from walls to reefs, to passages to "bommies". You'll visit caverns with shafts of sunlight illuminating the interior. You'll swim 200 feet into a split in an island, and when you surface you'll be under a jungle canopy listening to the parrots and cockatoos. You'll enter a tunnel on a pinnacle and exit minutes later in the deep blue ocean. In the shallows around almost every island you'll find channels, cracks and fissures stocked with an unbelievable variety of shells, fish, plants and corals that you could explore for hours.
SRI LANKA AGGRESSOR
SRI LANKA AGGRESSORDuring the Whale and Dolphin snorkeling weeks, guests will have the opportunity to snorkel with up to thirteen species of whales and eight species of dolphin. World renowned marine naturalist Howard Martenstyn will be onboard to offer education information on behavior patterns. Over the last 15 years he has documented over 3000 whale sightings around Sri Lanka. Thirteen species of whales reside around the island of Sri Lanka including blue whales, sperm whales, humpback whales, beaked whales, melon headed whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales. Two of the predominant species that are resident in Sri Lanka, are the sperm whale which averages 40 - 60 feet and the blue whale which averages 60 - 100 feet long and weighs up to 200 tons. During the Whale & Dolphin weeks, guests may also see up to eight different species of dolphin. These weeks depart from Trincomalee and Colombo depending on which charter you are on.
Thailand & Burma
DIVERACE CLASS E
DEEP ANDAMAN QUEEN
WHITE MANTAStarting with muck diving we cross the Banda Sea, tracing the perimeter of islands. Let our experienced crew show you these remote and almost untouched locations with wonderful reefs and stunning drop offs. Marine life here is in abundance from the critters, sea snakes, manta rays, sharks and much more.
THE JUNKThe above water scenery will provide stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches with small forested areas. Dive some of the following sites; Boulder City, Sharkfin Reef, Anita's Reef and Honeymoon Bay. Under the surface you may see: Leopard (zebra) shark, blue spotted stingrays, clown trigger fish, rabbit fish, scorpion fish, snappers, emperor fish, giant trevally and angelfish. The coral gardens, bommies and boulder formations are wonderful to dive Elephant Head Rock, visible from the surface, this is the biggest pinnacle in the Similans and has some fantastic swim-throughs. If lucky you might see some white tip reef sharks, batfish, trevally and barracuda can often be seen on the perimeter of the boulders and if you look closely in the cracks and in the rubble you can see smashing mantis shrimp, porcelain crab, moray eels and cleaner shrimp Topside scenery of Koh Surin with evergreen forests, mangroves and small beaches, surpasses even that of the picturesque Similan Islands. Under water the reefs of Surin have the greatest hard coral diversity in Thailand. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, yellow-masked angelfish, bumphead parrotfish, tomato anemonefish and barramundi, as well as lots of turtles that still come ashore in this area to lay their eggs. Because of the remoteness not many liveaboard boats visit these islands and you will be able to enjoy the dive sites without sharing it with tourist hordes.
GIAMANIEvery Tuesday to Wednesday 2 day / 1 night Dive & Snorkeling Cruise with our MV Giamani to Phi Phi Island. (7 dives) Tuesday morning departure from Chalong with dive on the way at Shark Point, great for diving and snorkeling. Than the boat head for Phi Phi Island for 3 more dives / snorkel sessions. Overnight in Ton Sai Bay with visit at Ton Sai Village by night. Wednesday 3 dives / snorkel sessions around Phi Phi Island. After the last dive we head back to Phuket where you arrive around 17:30. A visit at Maya Bay is part of the cruise.
DIVERACE CLASS ESimilan Islands has beautiful beaches that allows for stopovers. One of the best places to dive in the world. Richelieu Rock is a photographer’s heaven as macro and large pelagic creatures are always around. It is advised that divers are advanced trained and experienced. Koh Bon and Koh Taichai are the best area to spot Manta rays gliding through the water.
DEEP ANDAMAN QUEENDuring this trip you will visit dive sites of Similan-Koh, Bon-Koh, Tachai-Richelieu, Rock-Surin
THAILAND AGGRESSORThe Thailand Aggressor will depart from Tap Lamu Pier (located 1 1/2 hours from the Phuket International Airport (HKT) which is located south of Khao Lak, a beautiful hilly mountainous region and tourist area or Chalong Pier located in Phuket and the southern area. The yacht departs Saturday evening and diving begins Sunday morning at Richelieu Rock (weather permitting). The yacht will then continue a northern course to Myanmar, (previously known as Burma) where guests will clear immigration Monday morning then make 2 - 3 dives. The boat will then travel through Myanmar offering 5 dives on Tuesday and Wednesday and 2 - 3 dives on Thursday before clearing immigration and traveling back to Thailand. Friday 2 dives will be offered in Thailand before arriving back to Tap Lamu Pier Friday afternoon then the cocktail party and dinner onboard with check out at 8 am Saturday. Myanmar offers pristine, untouched diving that is rapidly becoming one of the premier destinations to go since the Myanmar government opened up the Mergui Archipelago for diving. The island paradise of Phuket is only 50 miles from where the boat docks, lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round. For divers, the true treasures of the north Andaman Sea are found at famous sites such as the Surin Islands, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon,Richelieu Rock where the warm, clear water draws large schools of tropical fish, manta rays, and the awe-inspiring whale shark. In Myanmar, guests will dive sites such as Black Rock, North Twin, South Twin, Three Islets, and Shark Cave that includes variety like you've never seen. From lots of varieties of sharks, caves, caverns, pelagics, schooling fish, unusual macro life to steep walls and rock covered with coral and fans The wealth of aquatic life combined with clear water will delight underwater photographers and marine naturalists when scuba diving Myanmar and Thailand. We highly suggest arriving a few days early and visiting Bangkok and Phuket. Transfers are free of charge on the charter start and end day listed below. Guests arriving at the Phuket (HKT) International Airport on the day of the charter will be met at 4 pm by a Thailand Aggressor representative. If you are already on island, please make your way to the host hotel or the airport for transfer to Taplamu Pier or Chalong Pier for a 5 pm boarding.
KONA AGGRESSOR II
KONA AGGRESSOR IIThe Big Island's volcanic underwater topography is a diver's wonderland. Lava tubes, bommies, arches and huge craters like “Au Au Crater,” create a spectacular backdrop for Hawaii’s many indigenous species of Butterfly fish. Photographers will delight in the many subjects like Spanish Dancers, turtles, mantas and frogfish. Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kona Aggressor II operates out of downtown Kailua-Kona. The Kona Aggressor II offers a week of hassle-free diving along the western coast of the island at favorite sites like Paradise Pinnacle, Tubestria Tunnel, The Hive, Turtle Pinnacle and Rob’s Reef. The yacht ventures far from the reach of day operators to beautiful South Point, the southernmost tip of Hawaii and the United States, weather permitting. With lava flows in the background, divers suit up for a week of spectacular diving. Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers. Throughout the week you will dive the west and south sides of Kona. The yacht departs the Kailua - Kona Pier Saturday evening with diving beginning Sunday morning. Guests will dive all week and return to port Friday afternoon. That evening, the crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 16:30 followed by dinner ashore. Saturday morning, guests check out at 8:00.