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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Drift Dives in the Bahamas - 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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Calm Ocean Morning

Shedding Of The Skin

Here we share the post of one of our recent Blackbeard’s guests, James of Chicago, IL. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. This trip for me was meant as a “shedding of the skin”, as I will be celebrating my birthday in just a few days. My 35th year was one…

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Scuba Diving with Blackbeard's dive liveaboard in a unique experience

Summer Diving Tips

With air and water temperatures rising for prime diving season, here are some quick tips to stay healthy while diving this summer. Tip #1: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Between bright sunshine, warm salty water and physical activity it’s always a smart idea to always have a supply of water on hand whether it be a bottle,…

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Aqua Cat captain Manny in the Bahamas

A Warm Aqua Cat Welcome

We would like to extend a warm return welcome and introduce you to Captain Manny Diaz Gaedechens, our new captain on the Aqua Cat Captain  Manny will be leading the team making sure you have a great experience while onboard our floating dive resort. Captain Manny is originally from Chile and has been in the…

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Aqua Cat Photo Winners

Aqua Cat Cruises Annual Photo Contest Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Jerry Wilson! Jerry has won a free trip on Aqua Cat Cruises!  Larry Smith – wide angle photo winner! Frank Gorgone – topside Photo Winner John Waring – macro photo winner Larry Smith, Frank Gorgone and John Waring are the winners of 50%…

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Magnificent Misool

Discover why divers around the world have Raja Ampat’s Misool on their bucketlist! “I’d like to be under the sea in an octopus’ garden in the shade” The words of Ringo Starr in the Beatles’ Octopus’s Garden come to mind when I reminisce about my time diving in Misool. Vibrant soft corals, sea fans and…

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