Magnificent Misool

Discover why divers around the world have Raja Ampat’s Misool on their bucketlist! Octopus in a soft coral garden “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. … Read More

Komodo – The Overlooked Dive Destination

Walk with Komodo Dragons and Dive with Manta Rays aboard All Star Indonesia’s dive liveaboard Ask any diver where they would like to visit in Indonesia and the #1 response will undoubtedly be Raja Ampat. And while Raja Ampat is home to more species of fish and coral and gets most of the publicity, Komodo … Read More

Introducing All Star BVI – Cuan Law’s new chef!

Not your typical liveaboard meals, prepare to be wowed by Chef Patrick! Welcome Chef! The All Star Liveaboard team is delighted to welcome Cuan Law’s new chef Patrick Wilson to the team! We had the opportunity to sit down with Patrick recently to get acquainted. Here are some of the highlights.  Can you tell us … Read More

All Star Liveaboards Dive Specials & November Web Winner

Every other month we give away a free trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises or a $1,000 credit towards an All Star Liveaboards cruise. This month’s lucky winner was Sue Knechtel. Congrats Sue! Entering to win is as easy as liking/following our Facebook, Instagram or e-newsletter. Here is a list of our current promotions: $1000 OFF Cuan … Read More

Swimming pigs of the Exuma Cays

Visit the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay aboard the Aqua Cat or Cat Ppalu. We aren’t always able to make it down to see them but when we do they are certainly excited to see us!

Blue Hole Diving – Exuma Cays, Bahamas

What it’s like to scuba dive a blue hole…. So what is a “blue hole”? It’s an underwater sinkhole that is open on the surface. These can be found on land as well as in the ocean. And they are usually tidal-influenced meaning the flow of water can change with the tides.Most blue holes are … Read More

What Makes a Mask Great?

A mask is your window to the underwater world so you’ll want to find the right one for you. Just like faces, masks come in all shapes and sizes and colors. And as many different face shapes and dimensions that exist (we are all unique!)– there are an abundance of options to choose from. A … Read More

Scouts Dive Experience

For more than 36 years, Blackbeard’s Cruises has been taking scouts and scouting groups to dive sites in the Bahamas. The trips are life-changing – from the first breath underwater to the feeling of zero gravity and from the discovery of marine life to earning the Scuba Merit badge. It’s our pleasure to introduce scouts to … Read More

Biodiversity Galore – Indonesia Liveaboard Diving

Indonesia is a member nation in the exclusive Coral Triangle area, renowned as the most diverse underwater marine environment on earth. When we talk biodiversity, we mean a depth and breadth of species that no other area on earth can compete – at least from a numbers perspective. Think hundreds of species of corals and … Read More