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.

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

The Evolution of All Star Liveaboards – A World of Diving Adventures Awaits

When the dive liveaboard industry began, it was all about how many dives could be squeezed into a finite duration of time. 4 and 5 dives a day were the benchmark that made liveaboards popular – remember eat, sleep, dive and repeat? For what we used to call “hard core” divers, this was the way … Read More

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 … Read More

The Cobia Cage in Eleuthera, Bahamas

Submerged near the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, off the Cape Eleuthera area is a spaceship shaped object called the Cobia Cage. It floats in 80’ feet of water anchored to the sloped sandy bottom just 75 yards from where the wall drops off. Long ago it was used as a cobia farm pod … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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