The Explorer Ventures Fleet provides access to some of the world’s best diving, on liveaboards everywhere you want to be. Explore five impressive destinations, all perfect for your next diving holiday; Galapagos, Indonesia, Saba/St. Kitts (Northeastern Caribbean), Turks & Caicos Islands and the Silver Bank.
The beauty of liveaboard diving with Explorer Ventures is not only their ability to access the world’s best sites, but the simplicity of having your hotel, amenities, restaurant and scuba facilities close by at all times. For over 31 years, Explorer Ventures has provided bucket-list worthy diving holidays. Their custom-built vessels place you just steps away from spectacular underwater worlds. Unpack your gear once and leave the rest to them. Their itineraries are designed for the adventurous dive traveler, with efficiency and excitement in mind. Choose from these 5 extraordinary liveaboard destinations detailed below.
Galapagos Islands - Experience Thrilling Pelagic Diving
Humboldt Explorer & Majestic Explorer
Galapagos is an archipelago famous for incredible shark diving around Wolf and Darwin Islands. These small and remote islands are only reachable by liveaboard, and are home to endemic animals found nowhere else in the world. Discover rare creatures from Galapagos sharks to giant land tortoises. Divers can encounter manta rays and sea lions, and it’s not uncommon to dive with a school of hammerheads numbering in the hundreds, or happen upon a whale shark! El Arco, on Darwin Island, is renowned as one of the world’s best dive sites, easily making it on any diver’s top 5 “must-do” list. Signature land tours are combined into these itineraries, with trips to watch the Galapagos’ most famous inhabitants, the giant tortoises. The Explorer Ventures Fleet will show you the best kept secrets of this popular destination.
Indonesia Archipelago– Dive the Famous Coral Triangle
Blue Manta Explorer & Raja Manta Explorer
Containing the world’s highest marine biodiversity, Indonesia offers sensational diving. Dive site opportunities are endless, with many locations only accessible by liveaboard. With over 3,000 fish species and 600 species of coral, steep walls, deep water trenches, World War II wrecks and a countless variety of macro life, scuba diving in Indonesia is truly excellent. Discover the mushroom-shaped islands of Raja Ampat, dive the Banda Sea, or explore the plankton-rich waters of the Komodo Islands. Travel further to the isolated islands of Sangalaki, Maratua, and Kakaban, which hold some of the most remarkable diving opportunities in this expansive underwater playground. Cruise by giant manta ray cleaning stations and take your time diving with pygmy seahorses. Let’s not forget, you could see rare Komodo dragons, found only on Komodo Island. Explorer Ventures’ liveaboards take you further afield to discover these magical places!
Turks & Caicos Islands – Explore Climactic Walls and Deep Ledges
Turks & Caicos Explorer II
Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, the incredible islands of the Turks & Caicos sit surrounded by turquoise waters containing over 1,000 square miles of living coral reef. A mecca for divers, the islands have expansive underwater visibility and a profusion of marine life of all sizes. Each island has evolved its' own unique characteristics – yet they are all known for climactic walls and thrilling pelagic diving. The Islands are quoted to have "shark week every week," as Caribbean reef and nurse sharks are common, along with hammerheads and black tips on a frequent basis. Spotted eagle rays, groupers, and turtles make regular appearances, and occasionally manta rays and dolphins cruise by divers. Also famous for its spectacular walls filled with huge gorgonian fans, barrel sponges, and hard-coral arches, the Turks & Caicos Islands offer experiences every diver will rave over.
Saba/St. Kitts – Delight in Historic Hidden Jewels
Caribbean Explorer II
Discover the allure of St. Kitts and Saba with Explorer Ventures, the only liveaboard to dive these charming islands of the Caribbean. Saba, known for its submerged offshore pinnacles, is the 5 square mile top of a dormant volcano towering 3,000 feet above the surface. The abrupt topography above the sea is mirrored below, and the plethora of marine life attests to the early initiation of the Saba Marine Park in 1987. St. Kitts offers arguably the widest diversity of sites including shallow reefs, coral-encrusted wrecks, and a variety of winding canyons that will capture your imagination. This itinerary highlights not only on the exciting underwater life of the Northeastern Caribbean, but the spectacular islands too. Optional land tours provide a taste of the local culture and battle history. The treasures of these idyllic islands will delight you above and below.
Silver Bank – Snorkel with Humpback Whales
Turks & Caicos Explorer II
In January of each year, world-renowned guide Tom Conlin of Aquatic Adventures joins Explorer Ventures Fleet to follow the thousands of migrating humpback whales to the Silver Bank. This area, 80 miles North of the Dominican Republic, is the world’s largest mating and calving grounds for North Atlantic Humpback Whales. These unique trips offer lucky guests the opportunity to spend a week topside and, in the water (snorkel only), experiencing the majesty of these incredible creatures. The whales’ behaviors are especially frequent and energetic at this time of year, therefore only 11 special weeks are available for this itinerary. These remarkable expeditions are the best way to experience humpback whales in a closely intimate, yet non-evasive manor; truly indescribable encounters.
What’s Included on the liveaboard trips?
- All amenities an avid dive traveler needs are onboard.
- Accommodation, including options for singles and doubles with private bathrooms.
- Delicious meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with alcoholic beverages on some itineraries.
- Around the clock service from the experienced and friendly crew.
- Up to 5 dives a day on unique and hard-to-get-to dive sites. * Snorkel only for Silver Bank.
- Expansive dive decks, large camera tables, on deck showers, and more.
- Air fills included, nitrox and courses available. Gear rentals available.
- Options for land tours pre/post trip to get a taste of the local cultures.
Let us guide you through these magical destinations on extraordinary liveaboards, experiences you won’t soon forget. Book Now!
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