Rhinopias in Ambon Indonesia aboard Aurora dive liveaboard

What in the world is muck diving?

It doesn’t sound pretty and I’ll admit I was skeptical at the beginning of my first muck dive. On my Indonesia dive vacation I back rolled off the boat into black sand for as far as I could see. Not a piece of coral was in sight. This did not seem like it was going

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When to dive Indonesia, which season is best. Komodo diving and Raja Ampat diving

When is the best time to scuba dive in Indonesia?

Choosing when and where to dive in Indonesia shouldn’t be difficult. Most Indonesia dive liveaboards will choose for you! Best time to dive in Indonesia? Don’t worry though! We have made it easy to plan your travels because our Indonesia scuba diving liveaboards spend the best seasons in the best locations. This roughly works out

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What is “Skip-Gen” Travel?

Baby boomers are traveling more and it’s a great opportunity to spend quality time with your grandkids Blackbeard’s Cruises is celebrating 40 years of liveaboard cruising.  Back in 1979 Blackbeard’s was a two-person team.  My husband, Bruce Purdy, and myself were both employed with the airlines and working to introduce our first Blackbeard’s liveaboard, the

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Whale shark at a bagan fishing platform in West Papua, Indonesia

Triton Bay – Liveaboard Diving with whale sharks

Dive with whale sharks in Triton Bay, West Papua, Indonesia aboard All Star Velocean Liveaboard Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, lived in a golden palace at the bottom of the sea with his parents. Triton Bay certainly honors its namesake with vibrant corals, the ever-popular whale sharks and an abundance of fish life, when

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What To Pack for Your All Star Liveaboard Trip

You’re 3 days from getting on the plane for your liveaboard dive trip with All Star Liveaboards. All of a sudden it hits you…”What am I going to pack?” No worries, we can help. In addition to a Packing Checklist on each All Star Liveaboard’s Trip Info page, check out the infographic below.

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Schooling hammerheads in the Banda Sea aboard with All Star Indonesia's dive liveaboards Velocean or Aurora

Banda Sea Liveaboard Diving

The Banda Sea – Best Explored by Dive Liveaboard Nutmeg farms, Active Volcanos and Abundant Marine Life Bordered by the Maluku Islands as well as the Halmahera and Ceram Seas, the Banda Sea spans 600 miles east to west and 300 miles north to south. The Banda Sea went undiscovered by the Western world until

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A new airplane wreck for divers in the British Virgin Islands. The dive liveaboard Cuan Law will visit it.

New Wrecks Coming to the BVI

Above & Below the Waterline in the BVI The British Virgin Islands is a destination already known for some of the very best wreck diving in the Caribbean with noteworthy wrecks – the RMS Rhone, the Chikuzen and the Kodiak Queen with its unique Kraken art.  An innovative organization is bringing new wrecks to the

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Dive liveaboard Aqua Cat picking up divers after doing the drift dive Washing Machine in the Exumas.

The Washing Machine Dive Site

Everyone claims to have one, but none compare to the Washing Machine in the Exuma Cays. You can find dive sites around the world that are referred to as a washing machine due to fast or swirling currents. Tubbataha and Komodo both offer their own version, but none compare to the Washing Machine dive site

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My Top 5 – Philippines

Here are the top 5 experiences from my visit to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines to dive Tubbataha on board the All Star Stella Maris: 1. Incomparable Marine Life Tubbataha is the nation’s first national marine park (1988) and UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the most biodiverse (and protected) areas for marine life

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