1. Liveaboard Diving in Indonesia
Located smack bang in the middle of the Coral Triangle and spanning
a whopping 735,358 square miles, Indonesia's
hugely diverse marine environment makes it one of the most popular
destinations for liveaboard diving. From blue whales and
hammerheads in the Banda Sea to the colourful corals of
Raja Ampat and Komodo,
the waters of Indonesia have something for everyone.
2. Liveaboard Diving in the Solomon Islands
Scattered across the far eastern corners of the Coral Triangle, the
only way to really explore the
Soloman Islands is by liveaboard - and they won't disappoint.
The Solomon Islands have some of the least visited, yet most
beautiful, reefs in the region with some fascinating WW2 wrecks to
3. Liveaboard Diving in Papua New Guinea
Another contender from the Coral Triangle,
Papua New Guinea's reefs live up to their location, with the
bonus of incredible visibility (think 40+ metres). Set sail to the
most remote places aboard MV Oceania, where it's likely that you
will have the sites all to yourself.
4. Liveaboard Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt
WW2 wrecks, pristine reefs, friendly dolphins and great marine
life... just a few of the perks of diving in the Red Sea. The
liveaboards plying the region offer both
southern Red Sea itineraries, allowing you the choice between
two very different marine environments according to your interests.
Check out our
liveaboard diving in Egypt collection to see which one suits
5. Liveaboard Diving in the Maldives
Why stick to one atoll when you could navigate several? While there
are several liveaboards that cruise the different atolls of the
if you are after a real exploratory adventure, venture to the
remote deep south of the Maldives. Climb aboard the
Four Seasons Explorer for some of the best shark diving in the
6. Liveaboard Diving in Palau
The island nation of Palau
is a smorgasbord of epic big animal diving, WW2 wrecks, caves,
caverns, pristine reefs and even a jellyfish filled lake. While
there are diving resorts scattered across the islands to explore
the best sites, such as German Channel and Blue Corner, a
liveaboard is by far the best option.
7. Liveaboard Diving in Micronesia
Only reachable by liveaboard, Micronesia's Chuuk Lagoon has the
best WW2 wreck diving in the world. At the site of the infamous US
airstrike "Operation Hailstone" there are over 50 Japanese wrecks
resting on the seabed, providing an eerie insight into the past.
Covered in corals, these wrecks harbour all manner of marine life,
including macro critters, moray eels and zebra sharks.
8. Liveaboard Diving in Mexico
answer to the Galapagos, is home to some of the best big animal
diving in the world. Aside from spotting ten species of shark (from
fevers of scalloped hammerheads to tiger sharks), divers can see
inquisitive bottlenose dolphins, manta rays and even humpback
whales. Located 250 miles south of
Baja California, the only way to reach these remote waters is
by liveaboard - trust us, it's worth it.
9. Liveaboard Diving in Costa Rica
For the best hammerhead encounters in the world, hop aboard a
liveaboard to Cocos Island. Flung 340 miles offshore from
Costa Rica, in the Pacific Ocean, this remote island attracts
hammerheads in their hundreds. There is nothing quite like
seeing the silhouettes of these oddly-shaped shark beauties against
the ocean's surface.
10. Liveaboard Diving in the Galapagos
For the crème de la crème of liveaboard diving experiences, cruise
to the remote Darwin and Wolf islands, which host just about every
bucket list marine creature out there, from humungous pregnant
whale sharks to manta rays, hammerheads and sharks galore. Across
the archipelago, you can also spot some of the more unusual endemic
species, including rosy-lipped batfish and marine iguanas.