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

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

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

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

Magnificent Misool

Discover why divers around the world have Raja Ampat’s Misool on their bucketlist! “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. Vibrant soft corals, sea fans and … Read More

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