Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Liveaboard Diving Vacation

Already planning for your next summer holidays? If you’re already have some experience with free or scuba diving and am keen to enjoy a unique and immersive way to explore the underwater world, then a liveaboard diving vacation will be perfect for you!

What is Liveaboard Diving? 

Unlike traditional day trips, where you return to shore after each dive, liveaboard diving involves staying on a specially designed dive boat for an extended period. These vessels serve as your floating home, taking you to various dive sites, often in remote and exquisite locations. 

Without further ado, here’s the top 10 reasons why you should choose this unique travel method for your next summer holidays! 

1. Enjoy Multiple Dives Per Day

Solitude Adventurer | Liveaboard Indonesia – Solitude World

When you go on a diving holiday on a liveaboard boat, you can enjoy multiple dives a day, with some companies even allowing for five dives a day. You can enjoy night dives as well, which day boats can’t usually offer. As a diver, exploring the waters after sunset is truly an immersive experience like no other, where you’ll get the opportunity to spot nocturnal marine critters during their most active hours, such as starry night octopus, eels, white-tip reef sharks, and many more.  

2. Experience Longer and Deeper Bottom Times

Living onboard offers the chance for you as a diver to go on multiple dives per day, giving you the chance  to go underwater for longer periods and explore greater depths compared to land-based diving. If you’re tired in the middle your dives, you can always go back to your cabin and take a quick break before your next plunge. 

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3. Access Remote Dive Sites


3 Titas Wobbegong

When you choose to dive from a liveaboard cruise, you gain access to remote dive sites that are typically hard to reach from the shore. These hidden gems often boast pristine, less crowded underwater environments, brimming with unique marine life and unspoiled coral reefs. This means you get a more exclusive and rewarding diving experience.

4. Witness Incredible Ocean Life

Manta Raja

With the flexibility to enjoy multiple daily dives and access more remote dive locations, the next benefit is none other than being able to encounter a larger variety of marine life! Whether they’re the elusive megamouth sharks in Indonesia’s Komodo Islands, or majestic whale sharks in Palau, you’ll be sure to tick off some of your bucket list while scuba diving in your upcoming excursion.

5. Choose Flexible Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for just a short getaway or keen to go on a length, diving adventure across various islands, you can always look for packages that suits your availability and budget. Liveaboard diving cruises usually offer many itineraries for popular locations, such as the Maldives, the Philippines, and Indonesia, so you don’t have to worry about maximizing your vacation time. 

6. Benefit from Expert Guidance

You can benefit from expert diving guides throughout your trip, as they’ll be part of your liveaboard crew that can assist you with all aspects of your diving experience. 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. 

7. Have Your Gear Ready and Waiting

Solitude Adventurer Dive Deck

One of the significant advantages of diving whilst living onboard is the convenience of having your gear always ready and waiting for you. The crew sets up, maintains, and stores your equipment, so you spend less time on logistics and more time diving. Your gear is rinsed, stored properly, and prepped for each dive, ensuring a hassle-free experience. If you encounter any issues, spare parts and repair services are often available on board. For those without their own gear, high-quality rental equipment is typically offered, so you do not have to worry at all before booking a trip. 

8. Relax in Comfortable Accommodations

Solitude Adventurer Cabin

A great variety of liveaboard companies offer spacious living spaces in their dive boats, including comfy beds, air-conditioned rooms, and ensuite bathrooms. If you prioritize your privacy, you can always book a twin room for you and a companion. Otherwise, there’s also the option to share a cabin with 3-5 other travelers, which is a more budget-friendly option that still allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a liveaboard experience. 

9. Savor Delicious Meals by Onboard Chefs

Solitude One Liveaboard

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. 

10. Improve Your Underwater Photography Skills

What better opportunity can you have in improving your photography skills by immersing yourself in diverse marine environment every day? Through a liveaboard vacation, you can experiment with different techniques and learn from fellow photographers throughout your journey. Not only that, access to remote and pristine dive sites presents unique photographic opportunities for everyone on board, and the convenience of having all your gear on board means you can focus on capturing the perfect shot. This supportive environment will help foster camaraderie and creativity with like-minded divers.


Book Your Liveaboard Vacation Today! 

Scuba Diver Photographer Diving with Solitude Taking Pictures Underwater

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 Indonesia, the Philippines, and Palau, Solitude World Liveaboards & Resorts has got you covered. 

Book your next diving holiday with us today!