Washing Machine Dive Site pick up

The Washing Machine

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

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 … Read More

Scuba Diving on the Cobia Cage, Eleuthera Bahamas

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

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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

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 … Read More

The Wreck of the RMS Rhone

Dive the Wreck of the 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 for … Read More

Washing Machine Dive Site pick up

The Joys of Drift Diving

Who doesn’t love a drift dive? We know we do! Now there are slow drifts and 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 you feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz experiencing the tornado scene. Our tip … Read More

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% … Read More