The Philippines is the gateway to the Coral Triangle, the world’s center of marine biodiversity. The country’s 7,107 islands are a diverse mixture of Asian, European and American cultures. El Nido in Palawan is a marine reserve park that is very popular among divers and snorkelers. Also in the province of Palawan is Coron Bay, the wreck-diving capital of the Philippines.
Wild yet sophisticated, Maui is an island of paradoxes. The rugged upcountry is home to paniolo — Hawaiian cowboys — and to five-star dining. During the day, go refined — golf, yoga, spas — or turn up the adrenaline with surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kite surfing, paragliding, zip-lining or mountain biking.
What can you expect in the Galapagos aboard the Buddy Dive Liveaboard yachts? Expect to be transported to a place where world- class diving and exceptional service make your adventure complete! As the newest, fastest live-aboards in the Galapagos — the M.Y. Wolf Buddy and M.Y. Darwin Buddy are setting high standards in this exciting destination.
Planning a luxury dive charter? If so, make your next charter a 5-star experience! With so many dive trip and accommodation options to choose from, it makes sense to offer something unique. The Arenui Boutique Liveaboard offers incredible diving in arguably the world’s best dive location and a truly boutique setting to call home for the trip’s duration.
Four Seasons Explorer – a floating PADI 5-Star Dive Centre – combines serious diving with serious luxury. The Maldives’ fastest cruising live-aboard, the 39-metre, three-deck catamaran provides effortless access to the country’s most sought-after hotspots.
The Ocean Hunter vessels are Palau’s most luxurious live-aboard fleet. Ocean Hunter III carries up to 19 divers in eight air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms and has the best ratio of boat space per diver.
The Truk Odyssey, a purpose-built 132-foot luxury live-aboard yacht, specializes in exploring Chuuk Lagoon’s World War II wrecks. The vessel features six huge staterooms (at 14 feet by 8 feet, some of the largest available on a live-aboard) with en suite bathrooms, two single staterooms and one stateroom with a bunk.
Since 1969, Mike Ball has set the gold standard in the live-aboard Australian dive industry with exceptional trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Mike Ball offers three-, four- and seven-night expeditions including custom trips such as nautilus and shark research and minke whale encounters.
The Arenui dive liveaboard is a traditional and magnificent Phinisi, a classic Indonesian wooden sailing vessel, set to raise its anchors in June 2008 to begin its explorations of the majestic underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago.
If there is one island that summons up all the romance of the South Pacific as a tropical paradise, it is Tahiti. It's been that way for more than two centuries, since the island's charms (including its free-spirited women) helped spark the mutiny on the Bounty. Today the international airport in Tahiti's capital of Papeete is the gateway to all of French Polynesia.