The area of the Pacific that is home to the islands of Micronesia is expansive and has a list of adventures to match. A hotbed of activity during World War II, these islands are home to some of the world’s most famous wreck dives. Truk Lagoon tops the list with more than 100 wrecks from “Operation Hailstorm” including the 500-foot Shinkoku Maru and 437-foot Fujikawa Maru. In addition to World War II wrecks and incredible reef diving, the Palau archipelago has unique excursions including Jellyfish Lake, where you can swim or snorkel among millions of non-stinging creatures, an experience not-to-be-missed. Micronesia’s culture also runs strong throughout the islands but perhaps Yap provides the one of the best opportunities to experience their unique way of life. Here you can stroll down stone paths through villages where mammoth exhibits of stone money denote wealth and social standing of its owner. But as incredible as this cultural experience is, it is the diving around Yap that attracts most visitors and the opportunity to dive with its population of resident manta rays. Divers can supplement their manta encounters with incredible wall, pass and cavern dives.
Liveaboard: The Junk
Step aboard The Junk and spend your liveaboard diving holiday visiting some of the most fantastic dive sites in Thailand around Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and the Similans. We’ll give you your best liveaboard diving vacation ever, with our high standard of service and some of the best food you will ever have on a diving liveaboard. The Junk has six cabins and most of our customers these days book private double or twin share cabins. As a result on most liveaboard cruises we only have 12 customers total on our 33 meter ship.
People have been choosing Thailand for amazing diving experiences for over 20 years now because it has some of the clearest, coral filled waters in Asia, the water is warm year round and the marine life is prolific. The Andaman Sea side of Thailand offers the best diving, that’s basically all the way down the west coast of Thailand from the border with Burma to the border with Malaysia. That area includes Koh Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. The best time to go diving in this area is during the north east monsoon from November to April although many areas can be dived year round. The very best dive area in all of Thailand is the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea. The best way to dive the Similans is by liveaboard.
Prices start at TBH 9,000 (USD260) FOR 2 days, 1 night
Liveaboard : S/Y Palau Siren
Diving Palau by liveaboard brings you to the far flung dive sites along with some of the most renowned sites of this tiny island chain. The S/Y Palau Siren was constructed, like her sister ships, by the Worldwide Dive and Sail’s team of master yacht builders in Sulawesi, Indonesia. All the small touches and comfort of our Siren Fleet liveaboard yachts have been included, coupled with new design features and interior decoration to reflect the style of the Palauans.
Dive Palau’s Best Sites Year-Round
Diving 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”.
Dive Palau Islands from Koror
Year Round – 6, 7 & 10 nights, from 3,560 USD
Liveaboard : S/Y Fiji Siren
Dive Fiji by luxury liveaboard and experience diving some of the world’s top rated dive sites in comfort and ease. We offer you the chance to visit some of Fiji’s most highly rated dive sites in one superb itinerary. With 20 years’ experience of Fiji’s dive sites and reefs we have the knowledge to bring you to the optimum places at the best time of year.
Fiji is known for its stunning soft corals but divers here can also expect to see a variety of sharks and rays, schools of fish and plenty of smaller creatures. Drift dives, often with strong current, over steep walls and pinnacles should be expected. However we also spend time throughout the trip in sheltered lagoons and coral gardens and take the opportunity to hop ashore for a traditional ceremony or visit to the Booma Falls National Park. Experience diving in Fiji with your favorite liveaboard fleet.
BEYOND THE BLIGH- FIJI
Year Round 7 & 10 nights, from 3,390 USD
Liveaboard: MV Princess Audrey
Explore the less populated part of the Maldives and come aboard one of the most fun and newest boats and head south with us! Expect unvisited dive sites, large pelagic, hammerheads, mantas, whale sharks!
MV Princess Audrey was built in 2015. She is 40 meters long with steel hulls. We have 8 deluxe rooms with 1 double and 1 single bed in the lower deck and 4 sea view suites with queen bed on the upper deck. She will be able to accommodate up to a maximum 24 divers [based on twin sharing].
The 8D 7N dive package is from Saturday to Saturday. Package includes 2 way transfers between Male International airport to MV Princess Audrey, 7 nights full board accommodation and up to 17 guided dives.
Liveaboard: MV Crown
Maldives Crown is a 50m luxury yacht built and completed by local craftsman in the Maldives in December 2013. The owners are experienced divers who have been organizing cruising and diving holidays for guests since 2004.
The interior of all the rooms are decorated with Italian inspired designs and all the materials such as linen, glassware, cookeries and furniture have been handpicked by the owners from across the globe. The sun deck and outdoor flooring is built on teak that has been treated to resist salt water for up to 25 years. Bathroom flooring and washbasins are made up of marble while shells and ceramic artworks have been used in the rooms, bathrooms and walkways adding a personal touch of the owners creating a homey environment for our guests and boat crew.
Maldives Crown accommodates up to 18 guests in 9 luxury bedrooms. All the superior rooms are located on the lower deck and the 3 master bedrooms are located on the upper deck with private entrance and balcony area. All the rooms feature TV, individually controlled aircon and lightings, inroom safe, luxury linen, in room sound systems while all the bathrooms feature a large bathtub, separate shower area, his and hers wash basins and luxury water features.