We are honored to receive 71 Scuba Diving Readers Choice Awards this year! Thank you for your support, and we look forward to diving with you again next year!
LIVEABOARDS – CARIBBEAN
Aqua Cat’s numerous consecutive years ranked #1 Best Overall Liveaboard in the Caribbean/Atlantic are an incredible honor and a perfect testament to the quality we strive for. On Aqua Cat, you can always expect an amazing crew, plenty of underwater and topside adventures, and, of course, a luxury Bahamas liveaboard experience.
For small groups of friends or family, Cat Ppalu is the liveaboard adventure of a lifetime – and we couldn’t be happier to see that reflected in this year’s ranking of #2 Best Overall Liveaboard in the Caribbean/Atlantic. With an amazing crew, great diving, and endless itinerary possibilities, this classic sailing catamaran vacation is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the Bahamas in a unique (and affordable) way without sacrificing comfort or privacy.
For over 45 years, Blackbeard’s has proven that you don’t need bells and whistles to have the time of your life in paradise. “Low frills, high fun” has been our motto for decades, and it still rings true…this year’s awards for #1 Best Level of Value and #3 Best Overall Liveaboard in the Caribbean/Atlantic prove that. If you want to live like a pirate for a week (a pirate with A/C, of course), come out on Blackbeard’s. If you want to make lifelong friends on an iconic Bahamas liveaboard adventure, come out on Blackbeard’s. If you want to perfect your underwater skills with up to 19 dives for just $1,095, come out on Blackbeard’s.
Diver or not, All Star Cuan Law is an unforgettable luxury yachting vacation. Swim, sail, dive, and bar-hop your way through the British Virgin Islands in style on the world’s largest liveaboard trimaran. With a nice mixture of underwater and topside adventures, including SUPing, kayaking, numerous wreck dives, and a variety of shore excursions, we consider All Star Cuan Law to be the ultimate “combination trip.”
- Top 5 – Level of Luxury
- Top 10 – Quality of Berths
- One of the Best Overall Liveaboards
- One of the Best Quality of Liveaboard
- One of the Best Quality of Rental Gear
- One of the Best Quality of Food
- One of the Best Quality of Staff
- One of the Best Level of Value
- One of the Best Level of Safety
You don’t have to travel all the way to the Coral Triangle for pristine diving…Jardines de la Reina is barely an hour’s flight from Miami! Pack your wide-angle lens on this trip, because sharks and goliath groupers are the stars of the show. Every dive in Cuba offers a infinitely unique and truly exciting underwater experience that you just can’t get anywhere other than on a Jardines de la Reina liveaboard. And, of course, luxurious onboard accommodations ensure that you’ll return home rested (and ready to plan your next All Star Avalon trip ASAP)!
LIVEABOARDS – MIDDLE EAST & INDIAN OCEAN
All Star Scuba Scene’s incredibly high-end accommodations are enough to get any traveler excited, but vibrant reefs, thrilling marine life, and affordable pricing make this trip a legendary addition to the All Star fleet. Being new to the Red Sea, we’re honored to have earned the title of #1 Best Overall Liveaboard in the Middle East & Indian Ocean. Come relax in the pool, chat about oceanic whitetips with our onboard shark expert, and enjoy a delicious meal made fresh by our talented chef…see for yourself why readers loved the trip so much!
LIVEABOARDS – PACIFIC
All Star Velocean’s motto, “liveaboard refined,” announced the beginning of a whole new category of dive liveaboards: Ultra-Luxury. Upon her highly-anticipated launch, All Star Velocean’s sleek, modern style and exceptionally high-end finishes exceeded expectations. We are thrilled to be awarded the #2 ranking for Level on Luxury in the Pacific Liveaboards category, and we’re excited to continue offering such a dazzling liveaboard option in one of the most amazing dive destinations on Earth.
There’s no better way to experience the culture and beauty of Indonesia, above and below the surface, than by exploring with a traditional Pinisi-style liveaboard. Feel the smooth wooden deck beneath your feet, watch mobula rays jump in the distance, and dive with some of the most amazing marine creatures in the world while a phenomenal crew takes care of your every need onboard.