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Antarctica & Arctic Ocean

Grigoriy Mikheev / Oceanwide Expeditions

(800) 453-7245, (281) 987-9600
web: www.ocnwide.com
specs: 210 feet, 46 passengers with maximum 24 divers, 23 cabins.
cruise area: Antarctic Peninsula and the Polar Circle.
package: Antarctica diving, 11 nights in January and February 2004, from $5,490 per diver. Includes meals, diving, land excursions, accommodations, coffee and tea.

Professor Molchanov / Oceanwide Expeditions

(800) 453-7245, (281) 987-9600
web: www.ocnwide.com
specs: 236 feet, 52 passengers with a maximum of 22 divers, 26 cabins.
cruise area: Spitsbergen/Norwegian Arctic.
package: 7 nights dive package in June and July 2003, from $1,840 p.p. for triple occ. Includes diving, meals, accommodations, land excursions, coffee and tea.

Australia

Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea

Elizabeth E. Coral Cruises

(011) 617-49-574281
web: www.elizabethe.com.au
specs: 108 feet, 14 to 22 passengers, 13 cabins.
cruise area: Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Visit sites rarely visited by other operators.
package: Whole boat charter (groups of 14 to 22) for 7 to 14 days to the Great Barrier Reef and/or Coral Sea. Includes all meals, snacks, accommodations, weights, tanks, air fills, day and night dives, twin-berth, air-conditioned cabins with private shower and toilet, and unlimited fresh water. Great Barrier Reef from $280 p.p., per day. Coral Sea from $340 p.p., per day.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions / Spoilsport

(800) 952 4319, (011) 617-40-530500
web: www.mikeball.com
specs: 100 feet, 29 passengers, 15 double/twin cabins with private or share bathrooms.
cruise area: Outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. A prestigious and comfortable live-aboard with itineraries suitable for the adventurous diver.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions / Supersport

(800) 952-4319, (011) 617-40-530500
web: www.mikeball.com
specs: 90 feet, 26 passengers, 13 twin/double cabins.
cruise area: Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs. Large, spacious and well-appointed live-aboard. Spectacular low-level reef flight from Lizard Island to increase your dive time.

Nimrod Explorer

(800) 322-3577, (903) 887-8521
fax: (903) 887-8526
e-mail: [info@explorerventures.com](mailto:info@explorerventures.com?subject=I saw your listing on scubadiving.com)
web: www.explorerventures.com
specs: 72 feet, 18 passengers, 6 cabins, private bathrooms.
cruise area: Coral Sea, Ribbon Reef and Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. Offers outstanding customer service and accommodations and a variety of itineraries.
package: 4 nights, 12 dives, meals, dive gear, all beverages, US$595 per person in large quad. occ. cabin.

Pro Dive Cairns

(800) 353-213, (011) 617-40-315-255
web: www.prodive-cairns.com.au
specs: 80 feet, 32 passengers, 16 cabins.
package: 3 days, 2 nights, for certified divers or snorkelers, departs Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes accommodations, transfers (city and northern beaches), 2 nights onboard in twin cabins, up to 16 sites, all meals, bed linens, dive equipment (including computer), prescription mask if needed, wetsuit, marine biology presentation, comprehensive dive insurance, reef taxes, guided snorkel tours, $520 for divers; $430 for snorkelers.

Taka II Dive Adventures

(011) 617-40-518722
web: www.taka.com.au
specs: 77 feet, 27 passengers, 12 cabins.
cruise area: Northern Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea's Osprey Reef. Well-maintained and reliable.
package: 5-day, 4-night Cod Hole and Osprey Reef trip, departs every Friday, 14 dives, meals and transfers, from approx. US$550 p.p.

Undersea Explorer

(011) 617-40-995911
web: www.undersea.com.au
specs: 75 feet, 20 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: Coral Sea's Osprey Reef, Ribbon Reefs and Great Barrier Reef's Cod Hole. Far Northern reefs in November and December. Each expedition has a research focus.
package: 6-day expedition, including 20 to 22 dives on Osprey Reef and Ribbon Reefs on the GBR and at Cod Hole, air-conditioned cabins, tanks, weights, air fills, chef-prepared meals, presentations, AU$2,450 p.p., twin share.

South Australia

Serica Dive Charters

(011) 617-40-421891078
web: www.sericadiveaustralia.com
specs: 74 feet, 6 passengers, 3 cabins.
cruise area: Far Northern Great Barrier Reef from Portland Roads to Ashmore Reef, Ribbon Reefs. More than 20 years experience.
package: 10 nights, Far Northern Great Barrier Reef, September to December, $3,400 p.p. Includes unlimited diving, meals, bar, charter flight, 4-wheel-drive transfer through Outback. Between June and August, focus is on minke whales.

Bahamas

Bimini

Blackbeard's Cruises

(800) 327-9600, (305) 888-1226
web: www.blackbeard-cruises.com
specs: 65 feet, 22 passengers, 4 cabin areas.
cruise area: Bimini, Berry Islands and Grand Bahama. Best value in live-aboard diving. Departures from Miami.
package: Blackbeard's 3 live-aboards (Sea Explorer, Morning Star and Pirate's Lady) cruise each Saturday for a 7-day, 6-night, all-inclusive cruise with 3 to 4 dives per day, all meals, beverages/bar, $819 p.p.

Paradise Charters, Inc.

(954) 524-8717
web: www.paradisecharters.com
specs: 62 feet, 6 passengers, 5 cabins.
cruise area: Northern Bahamas--Grand Bahama, Abacos, Bimini/Cat Cay, Orange Cay and Andros. Custom-built dive boat. PADI instructor guides all dives.
package: Weeklong trip to Bimini and surrounding islands, $1,299, including meals, snacks, fresh fruit, beverages, and beer or wine with dinner.

Cay Sal Bank

Nekton Diving Cruises / Pilot

(800) 899-6753, (954) 463-9324
web: www.nektoncruises.com
specs: 78 feet, 32 passengers, 16 cabins.
cruise area: Cay Sal Bank, Northwestern Bahamas. Super-stable SWATH vessel; spacious, air-conditioned, private cabins with picture windows, bath and shower; E-6 film processing.
package: 7 nights accommodations, 6 full days of diving, all meals, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, ground transfers, diving, tanks and weights. Bahamas/Ft. Lauderdale departure, $1,495-$1,695.

Nekton Diving Cruises / Rorqual

(800) 899-6753, (954) 463-9324
web: www.nektoncruises.com
specs: 78 feet, 34 passengers, 17 cabins.
cruise area: Cay Sal Bank, Cay Lobos, Southern Bahamas (Rum Cay, Conception Island, San Salvador). Super-stable SWATH vessel; spacious, air-conditioned, private cabins with picture windows, bath and shower; E-6 film processing.
package: 7 nights accommodations, 6 full days of diving, all meals, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, diving, ground transfers, tanks and weights. Bahamas/Ft. Lauderdale departure, $1,495-$1,795; Southern Bahamas, $1,295-$1,595.

Sea Fever Diving Cruises

(800) 443-3837, (800) 443-3837
web: www.seafever.com
specs: 100 feet, 16 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Bahamas. In the Bahamas for over 20 years. Unlimited diving your way.
package: 7 days, 6 nights, all-inclusive, accommodations, meals, diving, weights and tanks. Fall and winter, from $1,099 p.p., dbl. occ.; spring and summer, from $1,299 p.p., dbl. occ.

Exumas

Aqua Cat Cruises

(888) 327-9600, (305) 888-3002
web: www.aquacatcruises.com
specs: 102 feet, 22 passengers, 11 cabins.
cruise area: Exuma Cays and Eleuthera, an area accessible only by boat or seaplane. Immense amount of space, whether you're in a private cabin, on the sundeck or on the dive deck.
package: 8 days, 7 nights, includes 4 to 5 dives per day, all meals, beverages, bar, transfers and other activities, $1,695 p.p., dbl. occ.

Cat Ppalu Cruises

(800) 327-9600, (305) 888-1226
web: www.catppalu.com
specs: 65-foot sailing catamaran, 12 passengers, 6 cabins.
cruise area: Exuma Cays and Eleuthera. Perfect for small groups looking for a private yacht.
package: 7-day, 6-night all-inclusive rate for 12-passenger private charter is $13,000. Rate includes diving, meals, beverages/bar, kayaking and fishing.

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Wind Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 120 feet, 20 passengers, 10 staterooms.
cruise area: Southern Bahamas--Conception Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador, including Great Exuma.
package: From June 7 until Aug. 2, 2003, weeklong packages are $1,695, plus $100 port charge.

Sea Dragon

(954) 522-0161
web: www.seadragonbahamas.com
specs: 70 feet, 8 or 9 passengers, 4 passenger cabins, 2 crew cabins.
cruise area: Northern Exumas and the Exumas. Home-cooked meals with beverages and snacks.
package: Exuma Cays, 6 days of diving, 7 nights onboard, all meals, diving, tanks, air, weights, belts, 3 to 5 dive sites per day and shore excursions, $1,200 p.p., dbl. occ. 10 percent commission/discount for full charters, 9th person free.

Grand Bahama

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Wind Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 120 feet, 20 passengers, 10 staterooms.
cruise area: Northern Bahamas. Itineraries feature encounters with wild spotted and bottlenose dolphins, and diving on the Bahama Bank.
package: From Aug. 2 until Sept. 6, 2003, weeklong packages are $1,695, plus $100 port charge.

Out Islands

Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures, Inc.

(888) 901-3483, (561) 842-6356
web: www.scuba-adventures.com
specs: 65 feet, 12 passengers, 3 cabins.
cruise area: Out Islands, from Walker's Cay to Plana Cay. Shark expeditions and dolphin encounters.
package: 7 days, 6 nights, 5 days and nights of diving, accommodations, meals, snacks, refreshments, tanks, weights, 4 or 5 dives per day, snorkeling, fishing, shark dives and dolphin encounters, $1,295 p.p., May to August 2003.

Belize

Belize City

Belize Aggressor III

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 110 feet, 18 passengers, 9 cabins.
cruise area: Turneffe, Lighthouse and Blue Hole. Diving Belize since 1987. We've added digital camera with housing and DVD player. Offer nitrox and rebreather diving. Family weeks. Central Belize eco-adventures by group request.
package: 7-day cruise includes diving, accommodations, meals, local alcohol, $1,995 p.p., dbl. occ.

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Sun Dancer II

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 138 feet, 20 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: Turneffe, Lighthouse Reef and the surrounding atolls and Half Moon Cay.
package: Lowest weeklong package price, $1,895, plus $65 for port charge and $15 recompression chamber fee.

Nekton Diving Cruises / Pilot

(800) 899-6753, (954) 463-9324
web: www.nektoncruises.com
specs: 78 feet, 32 passengers, 16 cabins.
cruise area: Belize. Super-stable SWATH vessel; spacious, air-conditioned, private cabins with picture windows, bath and shower; E-6 film processing.
package: 7 nights accommodations, 6 full days of diving, all meals, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, diving, tanks, weights, ground transfers, tour of Altun Ha, Mayan ruin, $1,295-$1,595.

British Virgin Islands

Cuan Law

(800) 648-3393, (284) 494-2490
web: www.bvidiving.com
specs: 105 feet, 20 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: British Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward islands. The world's largest motor sailing trimaran, with extraordinary stability and protection from strong side winds.
package: 6 nights, includes chef-prepared meals, diving and watersports, up to 20 guests in 10 2-person, air-conditioned staterooms with private bathrooms, $1,995 p.p. Half price for children in summer.

Promenade Cruises, Ltd.

(800) 526-5503, (284) 499-2756
web: www.yachtpromenade.com
specs: 65-foot sailing trimaran, 12 passengers, 6 cabins.
cruise area: British Virgin Islands. Available throughout the Caribbean in summer. Casual diving complements sailing holiday.
package: 7 nights, 8 days, up to 12 guests, includes all cuisine, bar, watersports and 2 dive instructors, $14,900.

Sail Caribbean Divers / Yacht Charters

(936) 560-6794
web: www.sailcaribbeandivers.com
specs: 50 feet, 8 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Sir Francis Drake Channel and the British Virgin Islands. Our dive boat travels in tandem with the sailboat, allowing divers to customize their dive itinerary.

SV Legacy and SV Flying Cloud / Windjammer Barefoot Cruises

(800) 327-2601, (305) 672-6453
web: www.windjammer.com
specs: 294 feet, 122 passengers, 61 cabins.
cruise area: Caribbean and South America. Windjammer is the largest fleet of Tall Ships, with five ships. Six- and 13-day cruises. December is dive month. Great discounts for divers.

California

Channel Islands

Diving Charters, Inc. / Sand Dollar

(877) 444-2628, (909) 279-3483
web: www.divingcharters.com or www.diving.net
specs: 65 feet, 30 passengers, 3 berthing areas.
cruise area: Southern California Channel Islands, San Clemente, Catalina, Santa Barbara.
package: 2 days, meals, tanks and weights included, nitrox fills and rebreather fills available, 8 to 10 dives, $259-$289 p.p. (1-day, 3- and 4-day packages also available).

Great Escape Charters

(866) 348-3262, (866) 348-3262
web: www.DiveBoat.com
specs: 80 feet, 35 passengers, 6 cabins.
cruise area: From Catalina to Cortez Banks.
package: Bug Season Opener--4 days, includes all meals, dives, air and nonalcoholic beverages. $495; 3-day limit (or 21 bugs).

Liberty

(805) 642-6655
web: www.westcoastdiver.com/boats/liberty/index.php3
specs: 85 feet, bunks.
cruise area: Northern Channel Islands. Offer freshwater hot tub, TV and VCR, and sundeck.

Peace

(866) 984-2025
web: www.peaceboat.com
specs: 65 feet, 32 passengers, bunkroom-style.
cruise area: Northern and southern Channel Islands.
package: Thursday special to Anacapa Island, 3 dives, food and nonalcoholic beverages included, $70 p.p. Nitrox fills are available for extra fee.

Spectre and Explorer

(866) CAL-DIVE, (805) 486-4486
web: www.calboatdiving.com
specs: Spectre, 85 feet; Explorer, 65 feet.
cruise area: Northern Channel Islands.
package: Saturday to Sunday trips include 2 days diving and sleeping on boat, $150 p.p.; food and air fills are an additional charge.

Truth Aquatics, Inc. / Truth, Conception and Vision

(805) 962-1127
web: www.truthaquatics.com
specs: 65 feet, 75 feet, 80 feet; 30-40 passengers, 1 large bunkroom.
cruise area: California coast and Channel Islands.
package: 2- to 5-day year-round dive trips including food and nonalcoholic beverages, $144 p.p., per day.

San Diego area

Absolute Adventures / Shark Diver

(877) 820-6589, (415) 664-7344
web: www.sharkdiver.com
specs: 85 feet, 16 divers.
cruise area: San Diego to Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. Incentives like $200 discounts for each diver and a free five-day trip.
package: 1-day "Aerial Predation" white shark cage diving, to the Gulf of the Farallons islands, 27 miles off San Francisco (84 percent success rate), includes meals, $250 (12- to 16-hour day).

Horizon Charters

(858) 277-7823
web: www.horizoncharters.com
specs: Horizon, 80 feet; Ocean Odyssey, 85 feet; 30 passengers.
cruise area: Southern Channel Islands and Baja, Mexico's offshore islands.
package: 3-day trip to the Southern Channel Islands, meals included, $390 p.p. 7-day Baja, Mexico, scuba and free diving to San Benito Island, all-inclusive except for beer and wine $1,495 p.p.

Canada

British Columbia

Clavella Adventures

(877) 725-2835, (250) 753-3751
web: www.clavella.com
specs: 61 feet, 8 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Port Hardy. Dive and whale-watching trips since 1980.
package: 7 days, 6 nights, 4 dives a day, accommodations, great meals, whale-watching, beach hikes or scenic cruising between dives, from $895 p.p.

Mamro Adventures

(250) 756-8872
web: www.mamro.com
specs: 52 feet, 7 passengers.
cruise area: Port Hardy, Johnstone Strait, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands, Hornby Island.

Nautilus Explorer / Lever Diving

(888) 4-DIVE-BC, (604) 657-7614
web: www.nautilusexplorer.com
specs: 116 feet, 25 passengers, 11 cabins, plus dorm berths.
cruise area: British Columbia, Alaska, Queen Charlotte Islands. All staterooms have full facilities, air-conditioning and window or porthole.
package: 4-day weekend getaway, stateroom accommodations, $685 p.p.

Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman

Cayman Aggressor IV

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 110 feet, 18 passengers, 9 cabins.
cruise area: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Russian Destroyer off Cayman Brac, weather permitting. Diving Cayman since 1984, we are the most affordable way to dive all three islands. Family Week diving program.
package: 7-day charter includes diving, meals, accommodations and local alcohol, $1,795 p.p., twin cabin; $1,995 p.p., deluxe cabin.

Costa Rica

Cocos Island

Okeanos Aggressor

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 120 feet, 21 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Experience in diving Cocos since 1988.
package: 8-day packages start at $2,495; 10-day packages start at $2,895.

Sea Hunter

(800) 203-2120, (011) 506-228-6613
web: www.underseahunter.com
specs: 115 feet, 18 passengers, 6 double cabins and 2 triple cabins.
cruise area: Cocos Island and Malpelo. All guest cabins with heads and showers.

Undersea Hunter

(800) 203-2120, (011) 506-228-6613
web: www.underseahunter.com
specs: 90 feet, 14 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Cocos Island. 12 years of experience diving Cocos. Superior levels of comfort and safety, fewer passengers, fiberglass skiffs, more deck space, nitrox (including course) and rebreather diving.
package: 11-day/10-night Cocos trip, includes round-trip ground transfers between San Jose and Puntarenas, all meals and nonalcoholic drinks, divemaster, 7 days of 3 to 4 dives per day, tanks and weights, $3,095, plus park fee.

Dominican Republic

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Wind Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 120 feet, 20 passengers, 10 staterooms.
cruise area: Silver Bank whale-watching trips. Swim with humpback whales on expeditions led by Capt. Tom Conlin. The Wind Dancer is in the DR from February until April.

Egypt

Sol Y Mar Fortuna I and II

(011) 2027-354890
web: www.travcotels.com or www.solymar-hotels.com
specs: 99 feet, 16 passengers, 8 cabins.

Camel Dive Club & Hotel / Virginia

(011) 2069-600700
web: www.cameldive.com
specs: 73 feet.
cruise area: Egypt's Red Sea, Northern Route. Offers classic wreck safaris.

Tornado Marine / MY Cyclone

(011) 2062-661216
web: www.scubaredsea.com
specs: 100 feet, 20 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: Egyptian Red Sea.

Fiji

Blue Lagoon Cruises & Westside Watersports

(011) 679-6661622
web: www.bluelagooncruises.com
specs: 160 feet, 52 passengers, 26 cabins.
cruise area: Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. The area we dive is not visited by other operators.
package: Cruise and Dive--7 days, 6 nights, all diving (up to 15 dives), accommodations, all meals, activities, cultural experiences, US$1,499 (divers), plus value-added tax; US$999 (nondivers), plus value-added tax, twin share.

Fiji Aggressor II

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 101 feet, 10 passengers, 5 cabins.
cruise area: E-6, Hi-8, Gau, Wakaya, Moturiki. An intimate boat with an experienced local captain and crew. Visits to local villages.
package: 7-day charters August through December, $2,195 p.p., dbl. occ.

Nai'a Cruises Fiji

(866) 776-5572, (011) 679-345-0382
web: www.naia.com.fj
specs: 120 feet, 16 passengers, 9 cabins.
cruise area: Bligh Waters and Lomaiviti. We have the experience to show you Fiji's finest diving.
package: 7- and 10-day charters, including value-added tax, transfers to and from Nadi-area hotels, 7-day charter, $2,700; 10-day charter, $3,850.

Sere-Ni-Wai

(011) 679-3361171
web: www.sere.com.fj
specs: 101 feet, 10 passengers, 5 cabins.
cruise area: Fiji. Longest established live-aboard in Fiji.
package: 10 nights, all-inclusive, $2,400.

Florida Keys

Dry Tortugas

Playmate / Sea-Clusive Charters

(305) 744-9928
web: www.seaclusive.com
specs: 60 feet, 11 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Tortuga Banks.

French Polynesia

Tahiti Aggressor

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 106 feet, 18 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Tuamotu Atoll, Tahiti. Only live-aboard in Tuamotu Atoll.
package: 7-day cruise includes diving, meals, accommodations, local alcohol and TDI drift diving course, $2,395; $2,195 p.p., dbl. occ.

Galapagos

Galapagos Aggressor I and Galapagos Aggressor II

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 95 feet, 14 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Baltra, Seymour, Wolf and Darwin. We dive Wolf and Darwin every week. Diving Galapagos since 1993.
package: 7-day package includes diving, meals, accommodations, local alcohol, from $2,695 p.p., dbl. occ.

Lammer Law

(800) 648-3393, (284) 494-2490
web: www.galapagosdiving.com
specs: 95 feet, 16 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Galapagos. Stable motor sailing trimaran with three hulls and a low side profile. Spacious salon and huge deck areas.
package: 7 to 10 nights in 2-person, air-conditioned staterooms, twin or queen, en suite bathroom, all food, diving, 7 crew and 2 naturalist dive guides, land visits and kayaks, from $2,340 p.p.

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Sky Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 100 feet, 16 passengers, 8 staterooms.
cruise area: Cousins Rocks, Caleta Tagus Cove, Punta Vicente Roca, the remote Wolf and Darwin islands, North Seymour and four or more excursions.
package: 7 nights, $2,695; 10 nights, $3,795, plus $100 national park fee and $35 recompression chamber fee.

Grenada

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Island Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 87 feet, 12 passengers, 6 staterooms.
cruise area: Explore the "Titanic of the Caribbean," Bianca C.
package: Weeklong packages are $1,595, plus $85 port charges.

S/V Yankee Clipper / Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Ltd.

(800) 327-2601, (305) 672-6453
web: www.windjammer.com
specs: 179 feet, 64 passengers/crew.
cruise area: Caribbean and South America. Windjammer is the largest fleet of Tall Ships, with five ships. Six- and 13-day cruises. December is dive month. Great discounts for divers.

Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii

Kona Aggressor II

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 80 feet, 14 passengers, 6 cabins.
cruise area: Kona coast, from Kailua-Kona to South Point. The only live-aboard diving the Big Island. New stateroom on upper deck. Nitrox and digital photo programs.
package: 7-day package includes diving, accommodations, meals and local alcohol, $1,995 p.p., dbl. occ.; $1,795 p.p., quad. occ.

Honduras

Roatan, Bay Islands

Bay Islands Aggressor IV

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 120 feet, 20 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: Roatan, Utila, Cayos Cochinos, Guanaja. Family week program and Teen Week training program. Digital photo courses.
package: 7-day cruise includes diving, accommodations, meals and local alcohol, $1,295, $1,495 p.p., dbl. occ.

Indonesia

Dive Asia Pacific / M/Y Pelagian

(800) 962-0395, (954) 229-8022
web: www.diveasiapacific.net
specs: 115 feet, 12 passengers, 6 cabins en suite.
cruise area: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, Komodo, Rinca. Two charter expeditions to the Banda Sea in March and April 2003, led by Stan Waterman. Based in Bali, Indonesia, May through December.

MIMPI Dive Cruises

(011) 62-41-850-230
web: www.mimpicruises.com
specs: 70 feet, 8 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Bunaken National Park, Bangka Archipelago, Lembeh Strait, Sangih Telaut Archipelago.
package: 6 days, 5 nights to Bangka Archipelago and Lembeh Strait, unlimited diving, all-inclusive except alcoholic drinks, US$750; 10 days to Sangih Archipelago and underwater volcano, all-inclusive, US$1,500.

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Komodo Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 125 feet, 14 passengers, 7 staterooms.
cruise area: Satonda Island (near Tambora volcano), GPS Point, Horseshoe Bay and Sangeang Island. Land walks, including Komodo Island to see Komodo dragons.
package: 7 nights, $1,845; 10 nights, $2,545, plus $90 national park fee.

Maldives

Maleesha Diving Cruiser

(011) 960-316172
web: www.seamaldives.com.mv
specs: 110 feet, 20 passengers.
cruise area: North and South Male atolls, Ari Atoll, Baa and Raa, Nilandhu and Vaavu atolls.

Malpelo Island

Pisces Dive Center

(011) 57-315-5558179
web: www.telesat.com.co/malpelo
specs: 70 feet, 15 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Diving with sharks at Gorgona and Malpelo islands (Pacific Colombia).

Mexico

Baja

Baja Expeditions, Inc. / Don Jose

(800) 843-6967, (858) 581-3311
web: www.bajaex.com
specs: 80 feet, 16 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Between La Paz and Loreto. Knowledgeable and helpful crew.
package: Weeklong trips June through November, unlimited diving, night dives, all meals onboard, above-deck, air-conditioned staterooms, $1,445 p.p. (standard); $1,645 p.p. (deluxe); dbl. and triple occ.

Solmar V

(800) 344-3349, (310) 459-9861
web: www.solmarv.com
specs: 112 feet, 22 passengers, 12 cabins.
cruise area: Sea of Cortez and Socorro Islands. No other luxury live-aboards in our area.
package: Sea of Cortez, 7 nights, 8 days, from $1,995, plus tax. Socorro Islands, 8 nights, 9 days, from $2,895, plus tax.

Micronesia

Palau

Ocean Hunter

(011) 680-488-2637
web: www.oceanhunter.com
specs: 60 feet, 6 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Palau. Unlimited diving from main boat. Same crew for the last four years.
package: 7 days, gourmet food and unlimited diving, $2,695 p.p.

Palau Aggressor II

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 106 feet, 18 passengers, 9 cabins.
cruise area: Ulong Island, Jellyfish Lake, Blue Corner, Blue Holes and Peleliu. Diving Palau since 1993, we operate year-round. Thursday night candlelight dinner on sundeck.
package: 7-day package includes diving, accommodations, meals and local alcohol, $2,495 p.p., dbl. occ. (deluxe); $2,295 p.p., dbl. occ. (double).

Truk Lagoon (Chuuk)

Odyssey Adventures

(800) 757-5396, (904) 346-3766
web: www.trukodyssey.com
specs: 132 feet, 16 passengers, 9 cabins.
cruise area: Truk Lagoon. Voted top live-aboard in the world three years in a row by Rodale's readers in "Top 100" Readers' Choice Awards.
package: Sunday to Sunday cruises, 5.5 days diving, meals, beverages, nitrox and airport transfers, $2,295.

S.S. Thorfinn / Seaward Holidays Micronesia, Inc.

(011) 691-330-3040
web: www.thorfinn.net
specs: 170 feet, 22 passengers, 12 cabins.
cruise area: Truk Lagoon and virgin oceanic island atolls and reefs. Big sundeck spa. TV/VCRs in each private room and main lounge.
package: Sunrise Specials for $1,395 per week include 7 days of 5 dives per day, luxury accommodations, airport transfers and taxes. Onboard meal and beverage packages, including all meals, between-dive snacks, tea, coffee, cocoa, soft drinks, beer, dinner wine and local taxes, $395 per week.

Truk Aggressor II

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 107 feet, 18 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Truk Lagoon. Diving Truk since 1990.
package: 7-day package includes diving, accommodations, meals and local alcohol, $2,195 p.p., dbl. occ.; $1,995 quad. occ.

Panama

MV Coral Star

(800) 733-4742, (800) 215-5169
web: www.coralstar.com
specs: 115 feet, 16 passengers (average is 12), 2 master, 2 deluxe and 4 standard cabins.
cruise area: Pacific side of Panama, including Coiba National Park.
package: Includes 7 days, 6 nights in air-conditioned staterooms, 2-night stay at hotel in Panama City (first and last night), round-trip in country flight, 3 meals a day, hot showers, tanks, air fills, launch service to and from shore, port and park fees and more.

Papua New Guinea

Aquaventures PNG, Ltd.

(011) 675-8522023
web: aquaventures-png.com
specs: 46 feet, 8 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Bismark Sea. Newest, fastest boat in the area with 20 years experience of the area.

Blue Sea Charters / MV Moonlighting

(011) 675-852-2300
web: www.blueseacharters.com
specs: 100 feet, 12 passengers, 6 twin berth cabins.
cruise area: Madang on north coast of PNG and islands to the north. Special trips south to Milne.
package: Specially discounted offer of $200 p.p., per night. Pay in full by July 31, 2003, for any charter until Dec. 31, 2003. Normal rate is $280 per night. All cabins are fully air-conditioned twin berth with private en suite bathroom. Packages include meals, unlimited diving, tanks, weights, airport transfers. Groups of 6 or more earn 10 percent discount, groups of 8 or more get 1 diver free. Additional 5 percent discount for Rodale's Scuba Diving readers.

MV Golden Dawn / Dolphin Enterprises

(011) 675-325-6500
web: www.mvgoldendawn.com
specs: 80 feet, 10 passengers, 5 cabins.
cruise area: Most regions of PNG. Crew with vessel since beginning operation 10 years ago. Offer several choices of cruise destinations, rebreathers and nitrox.

Niugini Diving Adventures

(011) 675-852-2766
web: www.mtspng.com
specs: 132 feet, 23 passengers.
cruise area: North coast of PNG. Luxury live-aboard, Melanesian Discoverer.
package: Diving in Paradise--7 nights, 6 days of morning dives, 2 night dives, hotel and live-aboard accommodations, all meals, tours and 10 percent value-added tax, US$1,000 p.p., minimum group of 12.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions / Paradise Sport

(800) 952 4319, (011) 617-4053-0500
web: www.mikeball.com
specs: 100 feet, 22 passengers, 11 ocean-view cabins, 9 en suite.
cruise area: Dives from Milne Bay (September to April) and Kavieng (May to September). Luxury live-aboard. Spectacular marine life, World War II wrecks, sharks, underwater volcanic activity and trips to local villages.

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Star Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 120 feet, 16 passengers, 8 staterooms.
cruise area: Departs from East New Britain Island. Itineraries include Kimbe Bay, Fathers Reef, Witu Islands and Lolobau Island.
package: 7 nights, $1,795; 10 nights, $2,695, plus $65 national park fee and recompression chamber fee (7 nights, $15; 10 nights, $25).

Telita Cruises

(011) 675-321-4210
specs: 66 feet, 10 twin cabins and one deluxe suite.
cruise area: Tufi area, Trobiand and Ferguson islands, and Milne Bay. All cabins are air-conditioned and share bathrooms. A large entertainment, barbecue and bar area has been added.

Puerto Rico

Nekton Diving Cruises / Rorqual

(800) 899-6753, (954) 463-9324
web: www.nektoncruises.com
specs: 78 feet, 34 passengers, 17 cabins.
cruise area: Mona Island. Super-stable SWATH vessel; spacious, air-conditioned private cabins, bath and shower; E-6 film processing.
package: 7 nights accommodations, 6 full days of diving, all meals, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, diving, tanks and weights, $1,395-$1,595.

Saba / St. Kitts

Caribbean Explorer II

(800) 322-3577, (903) 887-8521
fax: (903) 887-8526
e-mail: [info@explorerventures.com](mailto:info@explorerventures.com?subject=I saw your listing on scubadiving.com)
web: www.explorerventures.com
specs: 120 feet, 18 passengers, 9 staterooms, private bathrooms.
cruise area: St. Maarten, Saba, Statia and St. Kitts. Customer service and value are the trademarks of the Caribbean Explorer II. She is the only live-aboard operating in the area.
package: Diving, meals, accommodations and port fees--US$1,145 per person dbl occ.

SV Polynesia / Windjammer Barefoot Cruises

(800) 327-2601, (305) 672-6453
web: www.windjammer.com
specs: 79 feet, 126 passengers.
cruise area: Caribbean and South America. Windjammer is the largest fleet of Tall Ships, with five ships. Six- and 13-day cruises. December is dive month. Great discounts for divers.

Solomon Islands

MV Bilikiki

(800) 663-5363, (705) 363-2049
web: www.bilikiki.com
specs: 125 feet, 20 passengers, 10 cabins.
cruise area: Florida Islands, Russell Islands and Mborokua. Consistently rated by our guests as one of the world's finest dive operations.
package: April 22 to May 1, 2003 (9 nights), includes hotel or airport transfers in Honiara, onboard accommodations in deluxe air-conditioned double/twin share stateroom or cabin with private toilet facilities, all onboard meals and snacks, unlimited diving, use of weights, belt, tanks and air fills, government bed tax, $2,259.

MV Spirit of Solomons

(800) 663-5363, (705) 363-2049
web: www.bilikiki.com
specs: 125 feet, 26 passengers, 13 cabins.
cruise area: Florida Islands, Russell Islands and Mborokua. Consistently rated by our guests as one of the world's finest dive operations.
package: 7 nights, includes hotel or airport transfers in Honiara, onboard accommodations in air-conditioned twin share cabins, all onboard meals and snacks, unlimited diving, use of weights, belt, tanks and air fills, government bed tax, $1,757.

Thailand

Aquasports Co., Ltd.

(888) 996-2782, (888) 996-2782
web: www.dive-aquasports.com
specs: 115 feet, 16 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Similan, Richilieu in Thailand; Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar in November until May; Komodo, Alor in Indonesia.
package: 7 nights, private facility for all cabins, transfers to and from Phuket airport or hotel, all meals, soft drinks, coffee, tea, tanks, weights, weight belt and unlimited air refills, US$2,160 p.p., dbl. occ.

DIVESIMILAN.com

(011) 66-18-916-036
web: divesimilan.com
cruise area: Similan, Surin, Richelieu Rock, Burma, Burma Banks, Hing Daeng, Hin Muang. We are the largest live-aboard diving fleet in the region.

Fantasea Divers - Ocean Rover Cruises

(011) 66-76-281-338
web: www.ocean-rover.com
specs: 100 feet, 16 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Andaman Sea: Thailand and Myanmar (Burma); Gulf of Thailand: Ko Samui and Ko Tau; East Coast Malaysia. New, comfortable boat.
package: November to May Andaman Sea cruises, $295 p.p., per day. June to October Gulf of Thailand cruises, $215 p.p., per day. Includes all meals, snacks, 4 or 5 dives per day, tanks, weights and airport transfers.

High Class Adventure Phuket

(011) 66-76-292-622
web: www.highclass-adventure.com
specs: 90 feet, 15 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Thailand and Burma. Personal service under water and above. package: 7 days, Burma and Thailand, US$1,300.

June Hong Chian Lee

(011) 66-76-342-186
web: www.thejunk.com
specs: 100 feet, 18 passengers, 6 cabins.
cruise area: Similan Islands National Park, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Koh Surin. Chinese sailing junk. Air-conditioned cabins have en suite bathrooms.
package: 4 days, 5 nights to Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock, all meals and unlimited diving, $900 p.p.

Kingfisher Diving Co., Ltd.

(011) 66-76-340-625
web: www.kingfisherdiving.com
specs: 66 feet, 12 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Surin, Similan, Hin Daeng/Muang, Krabi. Small, family-run operation. 3- and 4-day trips to Surin and Similan. Includes diving, tanks, weights, weight belt, all meals, water, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits and some snacks.

Santana Diving Co., Ltd. / MV Discovery

(011) 66-76-294-220
web: www.santanaphuket.com
specs: 92 feet, 16 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Ta Chai, Richelieu Rock (Thailand, Andaman Sea), Mergui Archipelago. Packages include 8 days, 9 nights to the Similan Islands, air-conditioned twin bed cabins, full board, 3 dives a day and 1 night dive.

Scuba Quest / MV Faah Yai

(011) 76-385-143
web: www.scuba-quest.de
specs: 74 feet, 10 passengers, 5 cabins.
cruise area: Thailand, Similan/Surin, Hin Daeng Hin-Muang and Mergui Archipelago. Air-conditioned en suite facilities, 7- to 10-day live-aboard cruises to Burma's Mergui Archipelago, includes Cabusa Islands on 10-day cruises.

Scubacat Diving / MV Scuba Adventure and MV Scuba Cat

(011) 66-76-293-120
web: www.scubacat.com
specs: 84 feet, 12 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Similan and Surin islands. In business for nine years. Seaplane for spotting whale sharks.
package: MV Scuba Adventure--4 days, 4 nights, air-conditioned twin cabins, to the Similan and Surin islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock, US$560. MV Scuba Cat--to the Similan Islands, 2 days, 1 night, US$209.

Siam Dive 'n Sail / MV Short Cut II

(011) 66-76-330-967
web: www.siamdivers.com
specs: 97 feet, 15 passengers, 7 cabins.
cruise area: Thailand and Burma.
package: 3- to 7-day Thailand or Burma trips, double and single cabins, not en suite, from US$400 p.p.

Siam Dive 'n Sail / Genesis

(011) 66-76-330-967
web: www.siamdivers.com
specs: 85 feet, 12 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Thailand, Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock.
package: 6-day Thailand cruises, includes unlimited diving, accommodations onboard, all meals, from US$1,440; single and double cabins available.

Siam Dive 'n Sail / Mermaid

(011) 66-76-330-967
web: www.siamdivers.com
specs: 93 feet, 11 passengers, 6 cabins.
cruise area: Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Mergui Archipelago.
package: 4 days to Thailand, Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock or 5 days to Mergui Archipelago, includes en suite air-conditioned cabins, divemaster, most beverages, 3-4 dives per day, from US$990 p.p.; double and twin accommodations available.

Siam Dive 'n Sail / Mermaid II

(011) 66-76-330-967
web: www.siamdivers.com
specs: 100 feet, 16 passengers, 8 cabins.
cruise area: Similan, Richelieu Rock, Hin Daeng.
package: 4 days, 4 nights, includes all meals, divemaster, 4 dives per day, hotel transfers, accommodations in twin-bed cabins, 2 cabins share bathroom/shower, from US$660.

Siam Dive 'n Sail / Rhapsody

(011) 66-76-330-967
web: www.siamdivers.com
specs: 85 feet, 8 passengers, 4 cabins.
cruise area: Similan Islands, Ko Bon, Ko Tachai, Richelieu Rock.
package: 4 days to Similan and Richelieu Rock, including en suite air-conditioned cabins, all meals, divemaster, most drinks, hotel pick-up, from US$699 p.p.

South East Asia Liveaboards Co., Ltd.

(011) 66-76-340-406
web: www.seal-asia.com
specs: 65 feet, 8 passengers, 5 cabins.
cruise area: Mergui Archipelago and Myanmar. We pioneered diving the Mergui Archipelago.
package: 7 days, 8 nights to the Mergui Archipelago and Myanmar, US$1,627 p.p., plus US$140 for Myanmar visa and entry permit. Does not include airfare, hotel accommodations, dive gear rental or alcohol.

Tobago

Peter Hughes Diving, Inc. / Wind Dancer

(800) 932-6237, (305) 669-9391
web: www.peterhughes.com
specs: 120 feet, 18 passengers, 9 staterooms.
cruise area: Around the island of Tobago. Itineraries feature possible encounters with manta rays, great hammerheads, schooling jacks and a myriad of reef fishes including barracudas, queen and french angel fish, porcupine fishes, wrasses, chromis, grouper, snapper, turtle and sting rays.
package: From October 4, 2003 until December 31, 2003, weeklong packages start at $1295, plus $65 port charge.

Turks & Caicos

Provo

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II

(800) 348-2628, (985) 385-2628
web: www.aggressor.com
specs: 110 feet, 20 passengers, 9 cabins.
cruise area: Provo, West Caicos and French Cay, whale charters at the Silver Banks in February and March. We've been diving the Turks & Caicos since 1992. Snorkel with whales on humpback whale charters.
package: 7-day diving packages from $1,295 p.p., quad. occ.; $1,995 p.p., dbl. occ.; add $200 for whale charters.

Turks & Caicos Explorer

(800) 322-3577, (903) 887-8521
fax: (903) 887-8526
e-mail: [info@explorerventures.com](mailto:info@explorerventures.com?subject=I saw your listing on scubadiving.com)
web: www.explorerventures.com
specs: 100 feet, 18 passengers, 9 staterooms, private bathrooms.
cruise area: Providenciales, West Caicos, French Cay. Customer service and value are the trademarks of the Turks & Caicos Explorer.
package: Diving, meals, accommodations -- US$1,195 per person dbl occ plus $55 port fees.

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