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COVID-19 Update – Updated July 12, 2021

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND POLICIES CHANGE QUICKLY – MONITOR THEM CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED FOR THEM TO CHANGE. All Star Liveaboards is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 and how it will impact dive liveaboard travel. If you have a trip booked with us in the next 8 weeks and your travel plans have been affected due…


New Diver Gear – Learn From My 2 Biggest Mistakes

As a new diver, I didn’t really understand the importance of my gear before I went on my first dive liveaboard trip to the Bahamas. A new guitar player doesn’t need a Gibson to enjoy learning, and new bicyclist doesn’t need a carbon fiber Trek to have a pleasant ride across town. But a new…

The Aqua Cat with it's tender the Sea Dog alongside in the Exumas, Bahamas.

Bahamas Liveaboards – 2 Weeks on Aqua Cat

I love traveling, but I’m not crazy about having to give up my comfort to have a great adventure. When I found out I was going to have the chance to spend a week on the Aqua Cat Bahamas liveaboard, I knew I was never going to want to leave. Liveaboards are always an adventure,…


Why dive from a liveaboard?

Why do people choose to dive the underwater world by liveaboard? As divers gain experience in the water there is a natural progression to want to encounter new and interesting creatures and to dive in new and exciting locations. Another natural progression for enthusiastic divers is the move to liveaboard diving. What is it about…

3 divers off the Bahamas charter yacht Cat Ppalu

What is “Skip-Gen” Travel?

Baby Boomers Are Traveling More, and Skip-Gen Travel is 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…

Diver off the liveaboard Cuan Law on the Rhone wreck.

Scuba Diving the RMS Rhone Wreck in the British Virgin Islands

Dive the Wreck of the RMS 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…

A scuba diver swimming above the Cobia Cage in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Scuba Diving the Cobia Cage in Eleuthera, Bahamas

What is the Cobia Cage? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like, the Cobia Cage is a submerged cage meant for growing cobia near the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Spaceship-shaped and humongous, Cobia Cage is a breathtaking dive site. It’s located right off of Cape Eleuthera, so it’s actually a well-protected area from the wind…

Drift Dives in the Bahamas - Dive liveaboard Aqua Cat picking up divers after doing the drift dive Washing Machine in the Exumas.

The Joy of Drift Dives

Who Doesn’t Love Drift Dives? We Know We Do! There are slow drifts, 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 I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz experiencing the tornado scene. How to Get the Most…

If your suitcase is overflowing like this, check out this liveaboard packing list

The Best Liveaboard Packing List – All Star Liveaboards

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, we made this handy-dandy liveaboard packing list to…

Charter yacht to Exuma Cays, Bahamas for scuba diving, exploring beaches, snorkeling and fishing

Family Charter Boat Diving Adventure in the Bahamas

Travel to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas Aboard Your Own Private Charter Boat Looking for a unique family vacation? A journey that the kids will be talking about for years to come, but will also please everyone in the family – with lots of options and flexibility in activities? Picture yourself on a fully-crewed, private yacht…


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