5 Things You Should Know About Liveaboard Diving

Whether you’re an experienced diver or someone who’s just looking to try out diving in the open waters for your next holidays, liveaboards are probably something you’ve encountered while searching for accommodation options online. What exactly is it? And how does it differ from a regular dive center or resort? Read on to find out more! 

What is Liveaboard Diving?

Just like a regular tour package, liveaboards involve a group of people travelling together for a set period of time, except they are specifically created for those who wants to make the most of their travel destination under the waters. Fellow divers will be hosted on a dive boat or a cruise throughout their trip, where their itinerary will mostly involve snorkeling or scuba diving throughout the day. If you’re curious about embarking on this unique adventure, our guide on how to choose a liveaboard diving trip will help you explore your options.

However, if you’re just considering and wanted to know more about this unique travelling method, here are things you should know before joining your first liveaboard! 

5 Things to Know About Liveaboard Diving

1. Liveaboard night diving is on another level

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Night diving whilst living onboard is truly an immersive experience like no other, as it’ll allow you for multiple dives in the evening and wee hours of the morning with peace and quiet. You’ll also get the opportunity to spot nocturnal marine critters during their most active hours, such as starry night octopus, eels, pufferfish, and more. 

2. Some liveaboards provide onboard chefs

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If you’re worried about your nourishment when you go back to your cabin, don’t be afraid! Many liveaboards do provide you with chefs who will accompany you throughout your travels, sometimes even cooking you nutritious meals and delicious snacks five times a day. These chefs will cook using the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, which is something you can definitely look forward to. Of course, the meal packages are usually already included in the price of the trip, making it all hassle-free even before you depart. 

3. Longer liveaboard trips may allow you to save more

Longer liveaboard trips, typically lasting between 10 to 12 days, can be perfect for making the most of your trip within budget constraints. Many operators offer discounts for extended trips, reducing the daily cost, which makes these trips more cost-effective. Additionally, longer trips often include more dives and access to remote, pristine dive sites with more unique coral reefs and marine critters, providing an incredible and unique experience. 

4. It’s a lot safer than you think

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Usually, there will be diving guides as part of the liveaboard crew travelling with you onboard who can help you with all aspects of your underwater exploration. This includes how to properly put on your dive gear (nitrox, fins, wetsuits, etc.) for beginners, teaching you about precautionary safety rules and regulations, and many more. Many operators will also mention if their guides already have a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification, which means they have received more than 50+ hours of professional training. With these professionals onboard, you do not have to worry and enjoy exploring the best dive sites to your heart’s content. 

5. There’s a lot of options for themed trips

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If you already know what you want and don’t want to waste time for your first liveaboard trip, there’s a lot of options for themed trips across available in the market. Whether you’re looking to spent multiple dives a day exploring historical wrecks in a certain area or am simply interested to focus on the local reefs and wildlife underwater, many operators will have something for everyone. 

Book Your First Diving Liveaboard Today! 

If you’re looking to book your first diving trip, then look no further! Solitude World Liveaboards and Resorts is the perfect option for you if you’re looking for a world-class operator to dip your toes in the liveaboard life. We have expert PADI-certified diving guides onboard, fully air-conditioned rooms, and all-inclusive meals provided for you five times a day. 

Whether you’d like to spend your time exploring one diving destination or extending your trip to cover multiple diving sites in Southeast Asia or parts of Oceania, Solitude World Liveaboards & Resorts has got you covered. 

Book your next diving adventure with us here today!