Whether you're a professional scuba diver, andvanced or expeienced or somply a beginner looking for your first liveaboard diving experience, Liveaboard Diving will show you the best dive areas in all of Asia to set off on your liveaboard adventures. We offer liveaboards in Thailand, liveaboards in Indonesia, liveaboards in the maldives, liveaboards in the philippines and even in Papua New Guinea! Take a giant stride and take the plunge into the blue waters of Asia with Liveaboard Diving!
Nearly all liveaboards in Thailand are sailing around the Similan Islands, a group of 9 islands protected as a Marine National Park. The national park also includes the two islands Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, which are located about 20 and 40 km north of the Similan Islands respectively. The word Similan comes from the Malay "Sembilan", which means 9. The 9 islands of the Similans are usually numbered from 1 to 9 for easier determination. Starting from island no. 1 in the south to island no. 9 in the north.
Islands 1,2 and 3 are closed for visitors, and rightly so. The Thai Navy and Park Rangers protect these islands to look after the breeding stations for sea turtles. There are however visitor centres, located on islands 4 and 8, where it is possible to go ashore.
The Philippines are an island paradise in the middle of the world's most species-rich biosphere, the coral triangle, in Southeast Asia. This remarkable diving area offers excellent conditions for liveaboards.
Most liveaboards in the Philippines sail from the end of October to the end of May. They usually commute between the islands of Negos and Cebu at weekly intervals and visit the best dive sites in the region. Some of the more popular, and lesser known dive sites in this area inlcude Apo Island, Siquijor, Balicasag Island, Alona Beach, Sumilon Island, Pescador Island and many more.
The Maldives comprise 1973 islands, of which only about 200 are inhabited. They lie in the middle of the Indian Ocean - 500 to 1000 km southwest of the southern tip of India. The islands, built up of coral reefs, are divided into 19 atoll groups. Becuase there are so many islands, the best way to see as many as possible is by liveaboard boat.
The Maldives are concidered one of the most beautiful dive areas in the world and continue to impress with their diversity. You can expect to see reef sharks, turtles, mackerels, dolphins and much more - a special time to dive is in March, when the chances of seeing manta rays and whale sharks at South Ari Atoll are very high.