What is “Skip-Gen” Travel?

Baby boomers are traveling more and it’s a great opportunity to spend quality time with your grandkids Blackbeard’s Cruises is celebrating 40 years of liveaboard cruising.  Back in 1979 Blackbeard’s was a two-person team.  My husband, Bruce Purdy, and myself were both employed with the airlines and working to introduce our first Blackbeard’s liveaboard, the … Read More

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

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

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