Great sailing, great diving, great food, great crew.
Donald Bond (no relation to James)
Sail the British Virgin Islands
With more than 100 dives sites in the BVI, divers have a wide range of choices. Select from the more popular wrecks or consider Angelfish Reef with a maze of canyons and ridges, The Aquarium with pillar coral formations, underwater grottos and dens filled with fish or Brown Pants with cliffs and fish-filled canyons – one with a large open cave.
The BVI is a collection of 60 small islands that invite exploration. We may visit a few while sailing through Sir Francis Drake’s Channel: Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island, Cooper Island and Ginger Island. Each is unique. Discover hiking trails, beaches, secluded bays and coves. The latter are perfect for beachcombing and relaxing.
The All Star Cuan Law has large cabins with en-suite baths, a large sundeck and main salon. A large shaded alfresco deck is where meals are served. This deck is also a popular spot to relax with a cocktail and enjoy good conversation with fellow guests. As a bonus, it offers the best seat in the house to watch the setting sun.
While the RMS Rhone and the Chikuzen are well-known dive sites, the newest wreck is the Kodiak Queen, a former World War II U.S. Navy vessel once known as YO-44. It has the distinction of being only one of five ships to survive Pearl Harbor.
The YO wreck-to-reef project seeks to conserve and rehabilitate marine life while advancing marine science. Restoring coral and protecting Goliath grouper and other local fish are priorities. The use of environmental DNA will be used to help monitor this habitat. A sunken art gallery will be part of the BVI Art Reef.
Fourteen protected areas exist within the BVI including the RMS Rhone Marine Park managed by the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands, dedicated to conserving natural and historical sites. Fisheries – 13 total – are overseen by the Conservation and Fisheries Dept. Another 40 areas have been identified to be part of a Marine Protected Network. These areas exist to protect major marine and coastal habitats including hard and soft corals and fishery habitats.
Exploring & Eco Adventures
While the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offer exceptional wreck diving, visitors have just as many activities to consider topside.
- Waterskiing, kneeboarding or wake boarding
- Stand up paddelboarding
- Hobie Cat sailing
- Norman Island Caves
Let’s not forget shore excursions. Every island has it’s own unique personality. They are yours to discover.
- Hiking to the highest peak
- Island beaches
- Spa time at a local resort
- Beach bars showcasing local rum
Dining aboard the Cuan Law is truly an experience. The Chef prepares wonderfully creative meals that continuously rate as one of the high points of the trip. Satisfying breakfast and lunch menus fuel you for the activities of the day. A fully appointed bar and hors d’ourves preclude dinner with fine dining and wine service nightly.
Breakfast: French Omelet with Pepper Bacon and Warm Cinnamon Buns
Lunch: Korean BBQ Ribs with Pumpkin Coconut Soup, Cambodian Coleslaw, Fresh Fruit and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Appetizer: Chicken Wings with Garlic Tahini Marinade
Dinner: Roast Duck Breast with Orange Tamarind Glaze, Shitake Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Dessert: Crispy Apple Tart with Vanilla
Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Toasted Pecans and Maple Syrup
Lunch: Selection of Cold Cuts and Cured Meats served with a freshly baked Grape and Fennel Bread, Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Garden Salad with assorted dressings, 3 Bean Salad, Cheese platter, Fresh Fruit and Cookies
Appetizer: Crab Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce
Dinner: Chicken Breast Stuffed with Artichoke hearts, Pesto and Swiss Cheese Drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, Whipped Sweet Potato, Sautéed Red Peppers and Haricot Verts
Dessert: Sticky Date Pudding Cake with Local Rum Sauce
Dive Equipment Rental
Our dive deck is where your equipment is stored throughout your trip. All Star Liveaboards provides the following:
- Dive tanks – 80s and 63s (limited supply) and weightbelts
Available for rent:
- Buoyancy compensator – various sizes available
Available for purchase
- Dive light (torch)
How it works:
The Trip Application form is where you’ll order rental dive equipment. Payment will be made on board.
Our dive crew is here to help you. You can complete your certification course on board and/or advance your certification level with our instructor.
- Open Water Checkouts
- Advanced Open Water
- U/W (Underwater) Naturalist
- Deep Diver
- Night Diver
- Wreck Diver
- Discover Scuba
Ask the instructor upon boarding if they have any other specialty courses they can offer you.