How To Choose The Perfect Liveaboard

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16 May, 2019 1102 Views

How to choose a liveaboard?

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If you love diving, then liveaboards provide the ultimate diving experience. Most of the world’s best dive sites can only be accessed by boat. It is often true that the more remote the dive site, the more awesome the diving. Liveaboards generally operate away from the hustle and bustle of resorts. Choosing the right boat is as important as choosing the right destination.

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A Siren Fleet twin cabin

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Boat Choice

Make sure the boat provides comfortable and spacious accommodation and diving facilities for you and the rest of the guests. The ideal boat has a sun deck as well as a covered area to kick back and relax. This is important after an epic day of diving. Who doesn’t want to share their experience with their fellow diving enthusiasts.
The needs of underwater photographers should be also catered for with enough charging points and preparation stations, as well as fresh dedicated water rinse tanks. You don’t want to miss capturing the perfect shot, just because the boat didn’t cater for you.
The perfect liveaboard experience also depends on the good food served on board. Ensure the boat provides high quality food with a variety of snacks as well as 3 meals per day. After all, a day’s diving is hungry work.
After a long day of diving it is important to ensure you are well rested. Comfortable and spacious cabins are essential. Your liveaboard will be your home for at least the next week.

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Galapagos Master crew

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The crew

Checking out the crew before you embark on your liveaboard is important. Often overlooked, it is worth double checking the reviews to ensure they are friendly, professional and helpful. The crew are on hand to help you have the most enjoyable experience. Whether this is helping you with your kit, giving you tips whilst diving or catering for your food requirement needs.

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The diving

A perfect liveaboard holiday is not complete without a wide range of number of dives per day. A good standard is 3 to 4 dives per day including your night dive. You need to think about the style of diving the destination provides, is it suitable to your standard and capabilities.
Many liveaboards offer you the chance to improve and learn new skills. With on-board courses on offer you can develop your diving in some of the world’s most amazing diving destinations. One course we would always recommend is Nitrox certification. Due to the number of dives you will undertake Nitrox will help increase your bottom time.

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Start planning your next adventure today with the assistance of our experience travel team, who will be more than happy to talk you through choosing the right liveaboard for you. We look forward to seeing you on board soon.

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