Thursday February 1, 2018
All Star Liveaboards has teamed up with Dr Craig Dahlgren and the Bahamas Coral Restoration Network to hire marine biologist Nikita Shiel-Rolle. Nikata received a B.A. from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine Science and her masters degree from the University of Edinburgh. Nikita will be going out on our Bahamas liveaboards several times per month to conduct research. Part of this research will involve re-locating Diadema (long-spined sea urchins) from shallow areas onto deeper reefs. She will also be in charge of raising coral at the coral nursery and planting coral from the nursery onto the reef. Passengers are encouraged to assist. We will also be running a number of citizen science trips where passengers can assist with cleaning the reef of algae, collecting & re-locating Diadema, cleaning the coral nursery and planting coral from it onto reefs.
We have Citizen Science trips scheduled on the Cat Ppalu:
Nikita will be going out on the Aqua Cat on a regular basis when she isn’t going on the special charters.
Tuesday January 9, 2018
Happy 2018 from All Star Liveaboards! We would like to wish you all a happy and healthy new year full of diving and exploration.
Congratulations to Jenny Bobo for winning our Blackbeard’s Cruises 4th quarter trip giveaway! Signing up for our monthly e-newsletter enters you for a chance to win a free trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises. There’s still time to sign up for our next drawing, which will be April 1 or you can contact us today and escape the cold by joining one of our January or February trips.
Aqua Cat Cruises would like to congratulate Phyllis Boone on winning our Aqua Cat Cruises trip giveaway. Not a lucky winner this time, but needing to escape from the Bomb Cyclone? Join us February 10-17 or February 17-24.
The start of the New Year always brings on bucket list and wish lists. What goals do you have in 2018? Dive more, visit exotic locations? Let us help make your dreams a reality. Dive the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands or Indonesia with All Star Liveaboards
Thursday October 12, 2017
Congratulations to Julie Bartell for having her name drawn for a free Aqua Cat trip and Brad Arnold for winning a free Blackbeard’s Cruise.
The Aqua Cat has a $500 off special for the week of Dec 16-23, Blackbeard’s is offering $100 off on Dec 23-29 and Aurora $880 off on Dec 11-22.
Monday July 24, 2017
Visit www.godivenow.com to find a local dive store near you, explore different destinations for dive travel and keep up with new developments in the diving world!
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Each Quarter All Star Liveaboards like to thank our guests for their loyalty and give away a free trip on Aqua Cat Cruises and Blackbeard’s Cruises.
Our 2nd Quarter Web Winner for the Aqua Cat is Michelle Anthony and the winner for Blackbeard’s is James Morrison. Congratulations Michelle and James! If you haven’t already entered, be sure to do so before our next drawing on October 1, 2017.
All Star Liveaboards would also like to announce our Christmas Special for Blackbeard’s! December 23-29 $100 off Blackbeard’s Cruises
Cuan Law still has space remaining August 27-September 2. This trip is at a special rate of $2,200! Contact us now to reserve your space. http://allstarliveaboards.com/cuanlaw/check-availability
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Join one of our Citizen Scientist Charters on Cat Ppalu.
Only 1 cabin remaining July 29-August 4
New date announced: November 4-10
Only $1,595 All-inclusive: Up to 19 dives offered, Marine Biologist Tanya Kamerman will be leading the work including Diadema Sea Urchin relocation, work on our coral nursery and out planting Staghorn and Elkhart coral.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Hop onboard the Cuan Law and come dive the BVIs newest wreck! Businessman Richard Branson’s newest project is not meant to be a massive money maker, but intended to place a special focus on marine conservation and bringing back vulnerable species of Grouper, such as the Goliath Grouper. Sir Richard says, “We are planning to sink the former USS YO-44, a ship that served and saved lives in Pearl Harbour during World War II. This historic vessel was primed to be scrapped for metal before Owen Buggy – former marine mechanic and photographer on Necker Island – identified it and the team dreamed up this project. The ship will form the centrepiece of a unique new dive site called The Maverick BVI Art Reef.”
“It will include a large-scale art sculpture of an 80-foot Kraken. This will double as a human interest feature for divers and a coral out-planting platform, which will kick-start a thriving reef ecosystem through innovative and effective coral restoration techniques. I’m sure it will be one of the most unique dive sites in the world.”
Contact our office to come experience this exciting new wreck dive, as well as the Wreck of The Rhone and the Chikuzen.
Wednesday April 12, 2017
Our 1st Quarter Winner for Aqua Cat is Lawrence Frank and the 1st Quarter Winner for Blackbeard’s is Darlene Goettsch. Congratulations Frank & Darlene! Not our lucky winner? Contact us to find out about available trips in 2017 or to reserve for 2018. With vessels in the Bahamas, BVIs and Indonesia we have something for everyone!
Aurora Komodo Itinerary is $720 off July 17-26, 2017 and August 9-18, 2017
Cat Ppalu Citizen Scientist Trip is only $1,595 July 29-August 4, 2017.
Friday February 10, 2017
All of the entries are posted for 2016 and we have completed the random drawing of winners for each category! Joseph Safirstein is the overall winner. Joseph wins an Aqua Cat vacation! The other category winners get half off their next vacation with us. There were so many wonderful entries, it’s a good thing it’s a random- choosing would have been very hard otherwise!
Here is Joseph’s photo from inside Thunderball Grotto.
Stephen Feng is the wide angle winner with a great shot from the shark dive on the Austin Smith.
Aaron Lit is our macro winner with this up close and personal shot of a Tiger Grouper.
Devin Krugly was our topside photo winner and took this during one of our many eco-adventures offered.
Wednesday January 4, 2017
The 4th quarter winner of our on line drawing for a free Aqua Cat cruise is Carman Karase! Not already entered to win, be sure to enter for our next drawing on April 1!
Wednesday January 4, 2017
The 4th quarter winner of our on line drawing for a free Blackbeard cruise is Maxwell Cummons! Not your lucky day? Try again, we’ll draw the next winner on April 1! Don’t wait to book your next Blackbeard’s adventure. There is limited space available in March and only a couple of spaces left in the summer!
Friday December 23, 2016
We have added four Citizen Scientist trips on the Cat Ppalu for 2017. This trip is $1,595 per person all-inclusive offering up to 19 dives.
February 4-10 Only 1 Cabin Remaining
February 11-17 Sold Out!
March 11-17 Space still available
May 6-12 Space still available
*Availability as of 12/23/16
We are working together with Marine Biologist Tanya Kamerman on several projects. One is helping restore diadema populations to struggling reefs by translocating them as well as beginning coral out planting. The out planting is in the very beginning stages because the nursery is still being built up and only a few corals have been placed onto a reef but hopefully in another 8-12 months that part will be expanding quite a bit. The urchin aspect will be ongoing and monitoring the reef sites is key but it will be slow so no changes are expected to be visible for a little while longer. She has selected 8 sites (4 in Exumas and 4 in Eleuthera) that urchins are being placed on and we have seen the relocated urchins months later so that is promising. The second aspect will be looking at a coral eating snail that has proven to be quite negatively impactful on reefs and the dynamics between them and their predators in relation to coral health. This will involve more of the same monitoring but putting more emphasis on the snail populations and looking at what eats the snail itself. Goals are all closely related for both of these. They are to help improve coral reef populations through the urchin moves, coral out planting, reef monitoring, and education to make as positive of an impact as we can to the struggling reefs. The data will hopefully be used in the future by Bahamian government affiliates to better protect these ecosystems.
Thursday October 27, 2016
The second quarter winner of our on line drawing for a free Aqua Cat cruise is Ed Lyons! Not your lucky day? Try again, we’ll draw the next winner on January 1, 2017! Don’t wait to book your next Aqua Cat adventure. We are already filling in for 2018!
Friday October 7, 2016
The third quarter web winner is Rachel Redding! Rachel gets a free cruise on Blackbeard’s. Not your lucky day? Try again- the next draw is January 1th!
Friday July 29, 2016
The second quarter web winner is Mike Wilford! Mike gets a free cruise on Blackbeard’s. Not your lucky day? Try again- the next draw is September 30th!
Thursday June 30, 2016
The second quarter winner of our on line drawing for a free Aqua Cat cruise is Derrick Rhodes! Not your lucky day? Try again, we’ll draw the next winner on Oct 1st!
Friday June 17, 2016
Lee Butterfield is the lucky winner of our web drawing!
Tuesday June 14, 2016
Glad we are a part of it! Thanks to both old and new dive buddies for welcoming us to the California with great weather, diving stories and adventures. We gave away a 7 day get-away on Blackbeard’s at the end of show, and the lucky winner is Skylar Profancik! Contact our offices to collect your certificate!
Thursday April 14, 2016
The first quarter web winner for 2016 is Michael Farley. Not your lucky day- register to win again- we’ll draw the next winner on August 1st. Enter to win here!
Wednesday March 9, 2016
Matthew Villaneuve is our lucky diver! Contact our offices to collect your certificate for a free Blackbeard’s Cruise!
Tuesday January 5, 2016
A week of diving in luxury aboard the Aqua Cat- what a great way to start the new year! We give away one free cruise every three months! The Fourth Quarter 2015 web winner of a free Aqua Cat cruise is…….John Kalimnios! not your lucky day- try again, we will draw another winner on March 31, 2016!
Friday January 1, 2016
We’ve got all the entries posted for 2015 and have completed the random drawing of winners for each category! Video winner is James Clanton and the overall winner is Thiago Louback. Thiago wins an Aqua Cat trip! The other category winners get half off their next trip with us. There were so many wonderful entries, it’s a good thing it’s a random- choosing would have been very hard otherwise!
Wednesday October 14, 2015
The third quarter web winner of a FREE Aqua Cat Cruise- congratulations to Amy Walton! Please Contact our office to get your certificate! Not your lucky day- register for our next drawing on January 1st!
Wednesday July 29, 2015
Time flies when you are having fun! We are ready to announce the second quarter web winner of a FREE Aqua Cat Cruise- congratulations Don Coulson of Charlerlie, Pennsylvania! Contact our office to get your certificate! Not your lucky day- register for our next drawing on October 1st!
Tuesday July 21, 2015
This year is flying by at the speed of light! it’s already July and the second winner of our web drawing is announced! Congratulations to Neal Wiler of Aurora, CO! Neal is the lucky winner of a FREE Blackbeard’s Cruise! Not your lucky day- enter to win our 3rd drawing of the year!
Monday July 20, 2015
I am sure you have all been waiting with fish bait breath for this…finally! The first quarter web winner of a Blackbeard’s Cruise is announced! Congratulations to Denise Knepp of Archie, Missouri! Not your lucky day? try again- we’ll draw next on July 1st!
Wednesday April 15, 2015
Congratulations William Mason- a free Aqua Cat Cruise has your name on it! Contact our offices to get the details of your prize!
Tuesday February 24, 2015
The drawing is random- one winner from each category was chosen! Overall wins a free Aqua Cat cruise and the rest get 1/2 off their next Aqua Cat Cruise!
Best Overall Steve Zimmerman
Best Macro by Steve Bragg
Best Topside by Marie Schalke
Best Wide Angle Nolan Hardison
Best Video by Angie Fuller
Wednesday February 4, 2015
Everyone that visits our website is encouraged to enter our drawing. each quarter one lucky winner is randomly chosen! ….. and the lucky winner this quarter is…. drum roll…. Stephen Norris of Wiggins, Mississippi! Not your lucky day- enter to win again for the second quarter or better yet, book your dive vacation with us now! In the meantime, dive safe and dive often!