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 to go. It was all about maximizing bottom time.
As the industry grew, and evolved, the realization that these scuba diving liveaboards operated in some of the most remote and amazingly wonderful parts of the world became one of main attractions. If traveling to exotic lands like Indonesia or the Philippines, British Virgin Islands or the Bahamas, how could we integrate some of the culture, cuisine and activities that make the destination popular in its own right, in addition to the great diving?
At All Star Liveaboards, we believe in exposing our guests to optional activities, sports and excursions that make the destination worth traveling to. This also makes an All Star trip attractive to customers that may include non-diving companions. We include shore excursions for beachcombing and hiking, watersports like kayaks and SUPs. How about a chance to fish for dinner? How about an excursion to an isolated fishing village in Raja Ampat? Or a tour of a ranger station on an atoll in the Sulu Sea. Or a beach BBQ on a deserted island. An adventure to the famous Baths at Virgin Gorda during a cruise through the BVI. All of these are possibilities and give you a broader experience of these world class destinations and a sense of where you are.
This is all part of creating a unique experience for our guests. All Star Liveaboards is proud to be celebrating 40 years in business this year. We hope you’ll join us on your next diving vacation.