One of the great things about scuba diving is the people you meet from all walks of life with a shared passion for the ocean – it brings people together for adventures of a lifetime. A liveaboard trip is an ideal way to get to know some new scuba buddies and explore world class dive sites together. Sometimes though, you don’t want to be diving with people you don’t know and would prefer to be on a boat with just family or friends. This is where chartering a boat comes in.
What is a liveaboard charter trip?
A liveaboard charter is a safari that can be booked entirely by one group, or booked as individual spaces, through a dedicated travel agent and it has some fantastic diving advantages.
Who goes on liveaboard charter trips?
Chartering a liveaboard boat is great for every type of diver and all sorts of people go on liveaboard charter trips. It is a great way to celebrate a milestone event surrounded by family and friends and people choose to charter liveaboard boats to celebrate birthdays, weddings, family milestones, dive club achievements, or just to have fun with a group of friends. It is the perfect way to dive, relax, and sail at the destination of your choice.
What are the advantages of a charter liveaboard?
You can book the whole boat if you want to and enjoy the trip of a lifetime with just your friends onboard. There is no need to share the boat with people you don’t know, though you can do that as well if you prefer. Booking a charter boat is also often cheaper than booking individual spaces and some vessels will offer a discount when chartering the whole boat, making it cheaper for all joining in.
One of the best things about chartering a liveaboard boat though is being able to have more of a say in the trip itinerary, within the limitations of the vessel. It is an ideal way to think outside of the usual ‘4 dives per day’ routine and get creative with your trip itinerary. Most operators will do what they can to accommodate special requests and ensure you have a great time:
- Families can combine diving with snorkelling to meet the needs of non-divers and children in the group
- Those who enjoy trekking and sunbathing can combine diving with visits to idyllic beaches and volcanic paradise islands
- Perhaps you don’t want to go diving? That’s no problem. You can choose to skip the dives and focus entirely on snorkelling, swimming, water sports and beach visits. This is a great option for family celebrations and large groups with differing interests.
- Dive clubs can really make the most of diving when chartering a boat. It gives them the chance to focus on their favourite types of diving and marine life. This might suit dive clubs that enjoy drift diving, manta and shark dives for instance.
Chartering a liveaboard boat sound great. Where do I sign up?
We have exclusive 2019 charter trips to the Galapagos, Egypt, Indonesia and Belize. You can enjoy your ultimate diving experiences, from wrecks in the Red Sea to diving with numerous sharks in the Galapagos. Join a charter with us and you will have a point of contact with our Master Instructor, who is also an Indonesia diving expert. You will also have a dedicated Account Manager and a group of Charter Specialists ready to give you advice and assistance to plan your perfect trip.
- Galapagos Aggressor III, departing 16 May 2019
- Red Sea Aggressor, departing 20 July 2019
- Indonesia Aggressor, departing 27 July 2019
- Belize Aggressor III, departing 28 Dec 2019
Dive into Egypt in 2024 with Sea to Sky
Is Egypt part of your travel plans for 2024 and beyond, with scuba diving, Liveaboard adventures, Freediving trips, or Diving courses in mind?
Look no further, as we have some fantastic packages and handpicked destinations that we believe are the best. We’re passionate about what we do, and we’re confident you’ll love our destinations, as well as our trusted suppliers who are dedicated to ensuring you have the perfect experience.
All our suppliers are listed on our website, but keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.
The Sea to Sky team are fluent in Italian, English, and French, and we’re available most of the time to answer any questions you may have (unless we’re underwater, of course!).
Learn to dive with Jeremy: We offer PADI and SSI courses up to professional levels in Egypt. Jeremy has a wealth of experience and a deep passion for teaching.
Liveaboard diving in the Red Sea: Our partner is one of the most reputable operators in the Red Sea, and we have numerous dates available for 2024.
Red Sea Diving Safari: Experience scuba diving and freediving with unlimited house reef diving, providing the ultimate eco-diving experience. With three resort options, you’re spoiled for choice.
Aziab Seafaris: Ever dreamed of freediving with hundreds of dolphins at Sataya Reef or disconnecting from daily life for a few days? Now’s your chance to sail and freedive the Red Sea and experience the incredible.
Dive Dahab: Explore Dahab with various accommodation options to suit your budget. Dive sites include the famous Blue Hole, Gabr El Bint, and numerous shore dives. Alternatively, simply unwind and relax in Dahab style with our amazing package.
Camel Dive in Sharm El Sheikh: Camel Dive has a reputation for affordability and professionalism, choose from on of our Dive and Stay Packages and experience Ras Mohamed and the captivating Coral life
These are just a few of our incredible experiences. Don’t hesitate to send us a direct message or call us anytime. We love to chat about anything and everything.
Contact us on:
WhatsApp: + 39 379 236 7138
Master Liveaboards announce new boat for Indonesia
Master Liveaboards are excited to announce a new vessel in Indonesia. Indo Master is a traditional phinisi style liveaboard, built from teak and ironwood. Launched in 2022, she is
the very definition of a modern Indonesian phinisi.
Indo Master offers 9 cabins for a maximum of 18 guests. Below decks there are 4
traditional Classic cabins, with a choice of twin or double layouts. There is also a larger
Premium cabin with two double beds for those who prefer to spread out on their trips.
Moving above, there are two Premium twin cabins with ocean views and Juliette balconies.
Finally, there are two glorious Superior double cabins that come complete with their own
private exterior balconies. It may go without saying, but it’s worth mentioning that all
cabins come with their own individual air conditioning and private ensuite bathrooms.
Modern comfort from top to bottom
On the main deck there is a spacious bar, restaurant, and lounge area, commanding bright
ocean views. And of course a dive deck with plenty of space for everyone and, towards the
bow, a shaded outdoor lounge area. Finally, up top, there is a huge sun deck, complete
with comfortable seating for those between dive snoozes.
Indo Master will offer a series of itineraries from 7 to 13 nights in Komodo, Raja Ampat,
and almost everything in between, showcasing the best Indonesia has to offer. Master
Liveaboards are now taking bookings and have a series of launch offers that you can see,
and book with secure payment options, on their website.
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