An Aqua Cat passenger visiting the swimming pigs of the Bahamas on a shore excursion

7 Best Bahamas Excursions in the Exuma Cays

It’s shocking to hear people say they think of the the Bahamas like it’s just a quick stop on some major Caribbean cruise. You could spend a lifetime enjoying all the excursions and diving possible in the Exuma Cays! With options for all sorts of outdoor adventures – diving, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, island-hopping, paddle boarding,…

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3 divers off the Bahamas charter yacht Cat Ppalu

What is “Skip-Gen” Travel?

Baby Boomers Are Traveling More, and Skip-Gen Travel is 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…

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Diver off the liveaboard Cuan Law on the Rhone wreck.

Scuba Diving the RMS Rhone Wreck in the British Virgin Islands

Dive the Wreck of the RMS Rhone aboard All Star BVI’s Cuan Law! One of the most popular wreck dives in the Caribbean, the wreck of the RMS Rhone, laid to rest in the British Virgin Islands. Located just offshore from Black Point Rock near Salt Island, it’s easy to reach and a popular spot…

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A scuba diver swimming above the Cobia Cage in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Scuba Diving the Cobia Cage in Eleuthera, Bahamas

What is the Cobia Cage? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, the Cobia Cage is a submerged cage meant for growing cobia near the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Spaceship-shaped and humongous, Cobia Cage is a breathtaking dive site. It’s located right off of Cape Eleuthera, so it’s actually a well-protected area from the wind…

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

The Joy of Drift Dives

Who Doesn’t Love Drift Dives? We Know We Do! There are slow drifts, swift drifts, and all kinds of drifts in between. Some of the most memorable dives I’ve ever done were rapidly moving drift dives where I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz experiencing the tornado scene. How to Get the Most…

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If your suitcase is overflowing like this, check out this liveaboard packing list

The Best Liveaboard Packing List – All Star Liveaboards

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, we made this handy-dandy liveaboard packing list to…

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Charter yacht to Exuma Cays, Bahamas for scuba diving, exploring beaches, snorkeling and fishing

Family Charter Boat Diving Adventure in the Bahamas

Travel to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas Aboard Your Own Private Charter Boat Looking for a unique family vacation? A journey that the kids will be talking about for years to come, but will also please everyone in the family – with lots of options and flexibility in activities? Picture yourself on a fully-crewed, private yacht…

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

When is the Best Time to Go Scuba Diving in Indonesia?

Best Time to Go Scuba Diving in Indonesia? You can go scuba diving in Indonesia year-round. You’ll just need to make sure you’re diving the best region for a given part of the year. Don’t worry though! Most Indonesia dive liveaboards choose for you! We have made it easy to plan your travels because our…

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Addie Benz holding a Diadema (long-spined sea urchin) on a Citizen Science Trip

Join a Citizen Scientist Marine Conservation Dive Liveaboard Trip!

Now is always the right time to start thinking about ways to give back to the planet, and marine conservation should be high on the list. Taking part in a citizen science program is an excellent way for anyone to help our environment – and have fun while doing it! Since 2002, All Star Liveaboards…

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