Philippines Liveaboard – Hans Christian Andersen Review

This is a review of the facilities of the Philippines liveaboard Hans Christian Andersen, describing the dive setup, cabins, and day to day operation of the liveaboard

MV Carpe Vita – Maldives Liveaboard Review

Carpe Vita is latest luxury Maldives liveaboard to take to the waters, launching in March 2011. Here’s my detailed rundown of Carpe Vita’s operation after spending a week on the boat Carpe Vita is a brand new luxury Maldives liveaboard which launched in March 2011. The sister ship to the already established Carpe Diem liveaboard, […]

Tambora Liveaboard Review

Tambora is a new luxury liveaboard that spends the entire year exploring Indonesia. This is a review of the boat itself, with photos and notes on the facilities and operation to help you decide if it’s the boat for you Introduction Tambora was initially recommended to me by my friend Dom, who runs the large […]

MSY Damai Liveaboard Report

Possibly the most luxurious liveaboard boat currently in Indonesia, MSY Damai is trying a new approach in providing top notch diving and underwater photography MSY Damai is a new luxury Indonesian liveaboard launched in October 2009 by Alberto Reija, who previously worked on MSY Seahorse and Kararu liveaboards. Damai (the word is Indonesian for “peaceful”) […]

Maldives Liveaboard MV Orion Review

Newly launched in the Maldives, MV Orion provides a serious contender for those wanting luxury Maldives liveaboard scuba diving and island cruising I recently went to the Maldives to see the newly built MV Orion in its second week of operation. The boat already has an impressive setup, and with its final improvements due to […]

S/Y Siren Liveaboard Review

Thinking about going on a scuba diving liveaboard on the S/Y Siren? Here’s a rundown of some of the practicalities about the boat that might help make your decision. I went on the S/Y Siren in September 2008 and subsequently had the account of our Komodo dive safari published in EZ Dive Magazine a year […]

MV Sachika – Luxury Liveaboard Diving In The Maldives

My story about luxury scuba diving in the Maldives on the MV Sachika liveaboard and at Soneva Gili and Sheraton Full Moon resorts has recently been published in Fah Thai magazine. You can read the complete article below The Maldives is as famous for what lies below its sky blue seas as for the dazzling […]

Raja Ampat Aggressor Review (formerly Ocean Rover Liveaboard)

Ocean Rover was one of Asia’s most famous diving liveboards, and in 2015 rebranded to the Raja Ampat Aggressor in association with Aggressor Fleet. Here’s my review of being on the Raja Ampat Aggressor when it was still the Ocean Rover back in 2008 Ocean Rover was built in 2000 in Thailand specifically for scuba […]