Are you prepared for the future of the recreational diving industry? DEMA Show Online provides training, support and community to help your business succeed. The Show is a MUST-attend event if you want to experience the latest industry trends and develop business and professional relationships in a virtual setting unlike any other. All DEMA Show Online education and exhibits are available through December 2020. Register today and access all content on your own schedule!


Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet

Mills,  WY 
United States

Unique liveaboard experiences, great value. Dive with us!

Dive into 7 spectacular liveaboard destinations! Click a link to explore:

Galapagos | Indonesia | Maldives | Red Sea | Saba/St. Kitts | Turks & Caicos Silver Bank

Step aboard one of our exceptional liveaboard dive vessels and immerse yourself in a world of underwater wonder, friendly camaraderie and outstanding service all at an exceptional value! For over 33 years, we’ve been providing travellers with the best dive holidays available. It's easy to understand why divers return to us time and time again!

Unpack your dive gear once. We've made it easier to access those out of the way destinations on our fleet's all-inclusive diving liveaboards. Designed for comfort, and effortless diving, our vessels place you just a giant stride away from the world's best scuba sites. Dive up to 5 times a day, explore ashore on our carefuly currated land tours, or just relax and enjoy our renowned customer service!

Don't forget to check our DEMA Specials! 

 Show Specials

    plus bonus weeks!

    Fall Liveaboad Specials

    book dive trip holidaysTAKE A BREAK FROM THE 24-HOUR NEWS CYCLE.

    We’re celebrating the reopening of most of our destinations with fall liveaboard specials. Our gift to you is savings up to US $1,900 on top-ranked vessels and destinations!!  Take advantage of airfares at their lowest and most flexible in years.  Plus, be among the first to dive with marine life undisturbed for 6 months or more! Grab these amazing deals today, we’re waiting for your call! 


    Save US$800 - That’s less than $200 per night for one of the Caribbean’s hottest itineraries 

    Departure Dates:  

    • November 28-December 5, 2020 
    • December 12-19, 2020 
    •  January 9-16, 2021 *Bonus Week!

    Grab a cabin for yourself! Complimentary single cabin upgrades are available on select departures– contact us for availability and more information. 


    Save US$1,000 - on the bluest, clearest water around (all the better to see the sharky residents up close)!  

    Departure Dates:  

    • November 14-21, 2020 
    • January 2-9, 2021 *Bonus Week!

    Grab a cabin for yourself! Complimentary single supplements are available on select departures – contact us for availability and more information. 


    Save US$1,900 - on a brand-new vessel in divers’ #1 bucket list destination - no, that’s not a typo! 

    Departure Dates:  

    • December 5-12, 2020
    • January 30-February 6, 2021*Bonus Week!

    Grab a cabin for yourself! Complimentary single supplements are available on some 2020 select departures – contact us for availability and more information. 


    Incredible 2-for-1 Galapagos Special!!

    Dive world-class Wolf & Darwin Islands this December. Gift yourself (and your lucky dive buddy) hammerheads, manta rays, and more!

    Only $2747.50* per person (that's a 50% discount!!)

    Departure Dates:  

    • December 7-14, 2020
    • December 28, 2020-January 4, 2021 

    *Fuel surcharge and Nitrox not included. 


    There’s no better place to disconnect – it’s the most serene place on Earth! And the mantas miss you!  

    • November 29–December 6, 2020 – Save US$471 per person!
    • December 6-13, 2020 – Save US$471 per person!
    • December 20-30, 2020 – Save US$590 per person!
    • March 6-16, 2021 – Save US$737 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • April 25-May 2, 2021 – Save US$201 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • May 2-9, 2021 – Save US$177 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • May 9-16, 2021 – Save US$118 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • May 16-23, 2021 – Save US$354 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • May 23-30, 2021 – Save US$354 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • January 5-15, 2022** – Save US$588 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • December 18-28, 2022** – Save US$471 per person! *Bonus Week!
    • December 28, 2022-January 7, 2023** – Save US$471 per person! *Bonus Week!

    ** For those specific dates, our offer is combinable with normal group terms. Not combinable with DEMA special or other specials.


    Solo travelers, this is for you! No fee for single occupancy in Raja Ampat, Komodo, or the Banda Sea - need we say more? 

    For any available trip through December 2022, sole occupancy staterooms are available at no extra charge!  This offer has limited availability on each trip; contact us soon for your preferred dates and full details! 

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    Toll Free: +1-800-322-3577 (US and Canada) 

    Terms: Applicable to new reservations only.  Not combinable with other discounts or group comp policy, and do not apply to 6th Trip Credit.  The complimentary single supplement offer cannot be combined with the discounts indicated above.  Additional booking terms and requirements may apply; contact us for details. 

  • You asked and we listened! For over three decades Explorer Ventures has been working closely with dive shops to grow and prosper together. With these relationships in mind, we are responding to the challenges of 2020 by making group travel easier than ever. You told us you need extra flexibility with groups, super low deposits, and the opportunity to make more profit - and that’s exactly what we’ve done for you!  

    We’ll missing seeing you in New Orleans in November, but we will be online at Virtual DEMA with our new 2020 DEMA SPECIALS including reduced initial deposits, competitive rates and more comps. Plus, huge group discounts of up to $800 pp will help your divers get back in the water; and the flexibility to reduce the group without penalty until next year all but eliminates risk to your bottom line! But wait, there’s more - a $500 deposit holds your group of 6 or more until February 2021, after which YOU get to choose standard deposits or easy monthly payments, whichever works best for your group  

    We’re here to help get your clients upgrading dive gear, taking courses, and diving! Several EV Fleet vessels are back on charter and returning to the dock each week with excited guests raving about the best holiday of their lives! Booking your group is worry free with Explorer Ventures. See how we Dive Clean, Dive Green and know you can reassure your group that their trip and Travel Dollars are secure.  

    Caribbean Explorer II – Northeastern Caribbean (Saba, St. Kitts, St. Maarten)

    • $600 OFF Regular retail price
    • Group of 6 – 5 paid/ 1 free
    • Group of 12 – 10 paid/ 2 free
    • Full charter (18) – 15 paid/ 3 free
    • $500 deposit holds any size group until February 1, 2021  
    • Then your choice:  Group Payment Alternative (GPA) or Regular Group Payments 

    Valid for departures though December 2022.

    Turks & Caicos Explorer II – Turks & Caicos Islands

    • $600 OFF Regular retail price
    • Group of 6 – 5 paid/ 1 free
    • Group of 12 – 10 paid/ 2 free
    • Full charter (20) – 17 paid/ 3 free
    • $500 deposit holds any size group until February 1, 2021  
    • Then your choice:  Group Payment Alternative (GPA) or Regular Group Payments 

    Valid for departures through December 2022

    Humboldt Explorer – Galapagos Islands

    Valid for departures from December through June, until June 2023.

    Tiburon Explorer – Galapagos Islands
    NEW Luxury liveaboard launched in September 2020!

    Valid for departures from December through June, until June 2023.

    Emperor Explorer – Maldives

    • $300 OFF Regular retail rate for 7-night trips*
    • $500 OFF Regular retail rate for 10-night trips*
    • *2021 charters, use Low Season rates year round!
    • Group of 6 – 5 paid/ 1 free
    • Group of 12 – 10 paid/ 2 free
    • Group of 21 – 18 paid/ 3 free
    • Full charter (26) – 21 paid/ 5 free 
    • $500 deposit holds any size group until February 1, 2021  
    • Then your choice:  Group Payment Alternative (GPA) or Regular Group Payments 

    Valid for departures through December 2022.

    Grand Sea Explorer – Red Sea

    Valid for departures through December 2022.

    Blue Manta Explorer – Indonesia

    • Group of 7 – 6 paid/ 1 free
    • Group of 14 – 12 paid/ 2 free
    • Group of 22 – 19 paid/ 3 free
    • Regular Group Payments 

    Valid for departures through December 2022. 

    White Manta Explorer – Indonesia

    • Group of 7 – 6 paid/ 1 free
    • Group of 14 – 12 paid/ 2 free
    • Group of 22 – 19 paid/ 3 free
    • Regular Group Payments 

    Valid for departures through December 2022. 

    DEMA Specials cannot be combined with other discounts, 12-month incentive, commission incentives or off-peak charter specials and are not applicable to specialty itineraries or previously booked groups. Other conditions may apply.Groups may be reduced to number covered by deposits paid without penalty until February 1, 2021 or at final payment, whichever comes first. Valid only for new reservations booked and deposited between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Excludes Indonesia. 

 Press Releases

  • Giveaways, Specials, and More!

    From kitchen tables to dive decks, this year at virtual DEMA 2020 we have the unique opportunity to re-connect with you while we’re spread across the globe. And that’s exactly what we plan to do! Get face-to-face (virtually) and inspire you, your divers, and your groupsThe borders are open, the seas are calm, and you can be assured, we’ve managed the restAll that’s left is to book a trip – then dive, dive, dive! Attend our sessions below to learn more about the Explorer Ventures advantage or ask us LIVE in our virtual meeting spaceJust like the usual DEMA show, our team is on standby and will be waiting to chat with you (in-person)! New to booking travel or liveaboards? Our super friendly team will walk you through the process step-by-step!

    PsstDon’t forget to scroll to the bottom to learn how to enter our Dream Big GiveawayWin an incredible liveaboard holiday for one to Galapagos Islands, or for two to Turks & Caicos Islands!   

    *Link will be LIVE on November 17-20, 2020.*
    To find the TEAMS meeting space, stop by our profile, and click the link. See you there!

    We will be offering something new, just for you! We’ve taken virtual DEMA a step further and are offering LIVE ‘virtual meeting space.’ Anyone can pop in and have face to face discussions with our sales team. Available from 10:00-18:00 daily, we will have an agent on standby ready to answer all your questions. To find the TEAMS meeting space, stop by our profile and click the link. See you there!

    *Book Today! Email info@explorerventures.com*

    Feel secure booking your next liveaboard holiday. For over three decades we’ve been working closely with dive shops to grow and prosper together. With these relationships in mind, we are responding to the challenges of 2020 by making group travel easier than ever. Super low deposits, lower risk, more comps, and more profits. Plus, we’ve added flexibility with our new Group Payment Alternative. These specials are easy on your cash flow and great for your profit with free spots as low as 5 paid – 1 free. This is our best group sale yet! Ask us for details or view specials here.  

    *Download these sessions anytime during November 17-20, 2020, then watch at your leisure*

    Group Travel in Extraordinary Times 
    Presented by Gene Dold
    Dive Travel is essential to keeping your customers happy, even in extraordinary times (really!). To be successful, work with a Fleet trusted by dive shops for more than three decades, have a solid plan and a sense of humor. We’ll walk you through how a liveaboard is the perfect solution to soothe nervous travelers, how group travel can kickstart cashflow with little risk and why partnering with us is the best decision you’ll make this year! 

    Liveaboard Dive Travel. What you may or may not know – from the experts. 
    Presented by Sue Hamilton
    Join us for an overview of liveaboard dive travel today. After 33 years of exceeding divers’ expectations, we’ll share our ideas for transforming travel uncertainty into unforgettable experiences in destinations now open to divers, focusing on ways liveaboard diving meets the changing needs of today’s traveler. We’ll include updates on our Fleet, and a few reminders about how you can enhance your profitability with group travel. 

    *The contest opens on November 17, 2020. More details to come.*

    This is your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, and the best part is you get to choose the prize! Win a trip for one to Galapagos Islands aboard our luxurious new vessel Tiburon Explorer, OR win a trip for two to onboard Turks & Caicos Explorer II to the stunning Turks & Caicos Islands. To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our newsletter! Get a second entry by sharing the Dream Big Giveaway page on Facebook and tagging @ExplorerVentures! 

    *See availability and liveaboard schedules here*

    Email with questions -  info@explorerventures.com
    Call for more information or travel advice - 1.800.322.3577  


    Updated: October 2020

    For the last 33 years, Explorer Ventures has researched, implemented, and strengthened safety protocols to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy their diving vacation. As we welcome guests back, we have further augmented our practices to improve on health and safety measures that address changing requirements amidst COVID-19. The following information is based on what we know today – but best practices and the information on which they are based change rapidly, and we intend for our plans to be fluid enough to accommodate new information. We will continue to monitor the latest trends and will adapt our operations and this document based on new insights and our experiences and refine this plan not only in the Caribbean but in Galapagos and with our other partners worldwide.

    As of this update (October 2020), traveling requires a negative PCR test prior to departure, and most destinations require health checks during your stay. While ideally, such screening will give us a high degree of confidence that our arriving guests are COVID-free, we are prepared if such (relative) clarity doesn’t exist in order to safeguard our guests and crew.  

    Our crew members are working hard for guests’ arrival. Our new operational protocols include several pre-emptive boarding and cleanliness measures that affect the guest's journey from arrival to departure, including additional health and well-being requirements across all points of contact on the vessels. 

    Environmental consciousness remains at the heart of what we do; you can read our Dive Green strategy here. Where possible, we’re sourcing approved cleaning agents that are also eco-friendly, as well as evolving COVID-19 policies to reduce potential environmental impact. We continue to adapt these strategies to keep both our guests and the ocean’s safety top of mind. 

    Read a complete list of our health and safety liveaboard protocols below.



    • Vessel evaluation: We have completed an evaluation and continue to assess points of guest contact. This has resulted in the integration of heightened hygiene practices across key points - starting from the moment guests arrive at the gangway through the entirety of their onboard vacation experience. These points include the salons, guest rooms, galley, food and beverage experiences, housekeeping and laundry, public bathrooms, dive deck and dive platform. 
    • Temperature & Covid Checks: Precautionary temperature and oxygen checks for both crew and guests may be done daily at some destinations. Guests will be required to take negative PCR tests before arriving at their destination.  
    • Boarding: To help ensure that all team members and guests stay healthy, all staff are required to wear face masks during check-in, when screening guest temperatures, during meal service, in public areas inside the vessel, and when off the vessel and at other times as may be necessary. Bags and shoes will also be fogged in pre-boarding.  
    • Masks: Guests are encouraged to wear masks as is practical and we suggest the use of reusable masks. Masks made from recycled ocean plastics have been provided to the staff and are available onboard for guest purchase.

    COVID-19 Social Distancing EV


    • Briefings: Guest welcome and daily briefings include reminders on best practices for safety, handwashing, avoiding illness, and on our Green Fins and Dive Green programs. 
    • Social Distancing: Social distancing practices are encouraged so that guests maintain a safe social distance whenever possible while sustaining the relaxed experience our trips are known for. This includes spacing guests out on the dive deck as much as possible, asking that guests keep control of regulators and masks on the way to the exits and on the way to their lockers upon returning from their dives, and replacing handshakes with a nod and a smile. 
    • Dining: The guest dining experience has been modified to limit contact points of normal buffet service. Typical food service is now plated, with servers wearing gloves and masks during all meal services. Any guest who chooses not to eat with the group in the salon may have the meal served on the sun deck. Guests will be asked to wash hands before meals and limit contact. 
    • Provisions: Local vendors and suppliers are be required to have minimal physical contact, and we sanitize all touchpoints, including equipment, and remove all outer packing upon arrival. 
    • Land Tours & Taxis: We have worked with our shore support companies to ensure that transfers are done in accordance with new recommendations for cleanliness and decontamination. All tours have been put on hold for the time being. The Friday night dinners ashore are planned to accommodate cleanliness and distancing expectations. 

    COVID-19 Health and Safety Poster. Wash your hands!


    • Crew Training: Crew have been trained in appropriate Covid-19 cleaning and disinfection procedures from accredited organizations.  
    • Disinfection: Cleaning, disinfection and sanitation are repeated multiple times daily, with a minimum of three inspections daily. These inspections and targeted cleaning steps include hard surfaces such as door handles and handrails and include public restrooms, salon tables, and chairs as well as other high-touch surfaces. Interior areas of the vessels are fogged weekly with disinfectant. 
    • Chemical Agents: Simple Green Pro 3 and Vital Oxide are the primary cleaning agents used for disinfection and fogging. Both agents are Covid-19 approved and are biodegradable keeping environmental impact top of mind.  
    • Room Cleaning: Daily room cleaning service is offered but stressed as optional if guests would prefer not to have others in their room at all. When cleaning staff use gloves and a mask. As always, staterooms are cleaned thoroughly between charters. 
    • LinensOur dive towel system has been altered to limit the potential for cross-contamination. As always, careful cleaning and sanitizing of cabin linens and towels are a priority. Cleaning of linens is optional should guests decline the service.  
    • Air Purification: UV-C lights have been installed for purification of air conditioning system. 
    • Handwashing: Additional handwashing and hand sanitizing stations are provided for guests and crew members throughout the vessels. Handwashing is emphasized before sanitizer to reduce environmental impact from both the chemical and plastics.  
    • Rinse Tanks: Mask rinse tanks have been eliminated in favor of running water rinses. Gear rinse tanks are treated to avoid cross-contamination of dive gear. Simple Green Pro 3 is used.  
    • Rental Gear: All gear is sanitized between rentals and handled carefully to reduce potential contamination 


    Some of these altered procedures may temporarily impact the level of customer service, guest interaction and accommodation for which the Explorer Ventures Fleet is known. While each vessel and operation is different, some challenges are universal. Our vessels have room for only a certain number of crew and guests meaning social distancing can be difficult to maintainAlso, additional crew responsibilities may limit their time available with guests. While our goal remains to deliver an exceptionally good experience to every guest, diving holidays in today's ‘norm’ requires some flexibility on the part of both guests and crew.  


    Please reach out to our team with any questions or follow our real-time updates on Facebook. Rest assured, we’re here to help put you at ease and ensure your trip is comfortable and safe.  

    For the latest news on Covid-19, please read our most recent press release here. 

  • Explorer Ventures Fleet COVID-19 Booking Assurance

    Updated July 2020.

    It’s difficult to quantify the changes which the global travel industry is facing as countries worldwide begin to reopen their borders, but we’ve been working hard to update our operational and sales procedures in order to provide the most stress-free diving vacation that we can.  From your initial reservation through to your eventual departure after the trip, we’ll be here and ready to make the entire process an enjoyable memory.  We’re proud of our 33-year history in introducing our guests to our underwater backyard; we and our partners entered 2020 in a strong position and look forward to many more years of operation.  

    We’d like to assure all of our guests that, if any of the following conditions apply within 2 weeks of departure and you are not able to join your scheduled trip, we will provide you with a 100% credit of the amount paid in order to reschedule your trip aboard another departure on the same vessel/itinerary within the next 24 months: 

    1. A flight ban or travel ban preventing travel from your country of origin to the destination 
    2.  Shelter in place” notice or government quarantine order, either at your location or ours 
    3. Your exhibition of symptoms consistent with or diagnosis of COVID-19 (a doctor’s note will be required), or close proximity within 15 days of departure to someone diagnosed by a medical professional with COVID-19  
    4. Inability to join your scheduled departure due to a positive COVID-19 test result or screening failure either en-route or upon arrival 
    5. For destinations where a negative COVID-19 test is required within a specified timeframe and you’ve had the test performed/submitted within the first 12 hours of the required testing period, but results have not been returned in time for departure or pre-clearance submission 
    6. You are a front-line (ER/ICU/COVID Unit) health care worker unable to take time off work due to COVID-related hospital leave policies 

    Please contact us for specific rebooking options and documentation requirements. 

    Because travel insurance companies are rarely covering these issues, we will not require proof of declination of coverage.  However, if you would like your other costs  air ticket costs or price changes, change fees, hotel costs etc. – to be covered, we still highly recommend that you research your travel insurance purchase thoroughly to be sure that they are. As of July 2020, DiveAssure, in particular, is offering some COVID-related coverage in their travel insurance policies.  

    Please note that this offer is not transferable to any other party and cannot be combined with any other offers.  If you are unwilling to travel due to fear of the outbreak, we understand and sympathize, but normal cancellation fees would apply. 

    As always, we can’t wait to start DIVING with you again! 


    Schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, mantas rays, and more incredible marine life swarm in the Galapagos. Join us for world-class diving on Wolf and Darwin Islands from two liveaboards. Ask us about Galapagos' newest vessel - Tiburon Explorer!

  • Dive the Galapagos Archipelago Central Islands
    Central Islands, Darwin, Wolf

    The enchanted islands of the Galapagos Archipelago remain a distant dream for most. The reality of high-voltage diving in an area visited only by a very lucky few provides for a truly unique liveaboard diving vacation.

    Dive conditions are challenging. The rewards, however, are great. Who hasn’t imagined being in a land filled with creatures that time seems to have forgotten? Shoals of Galapagos sharks, warm-water penguins, schooling scalloped hammerheads, whale sharks, mantas and myriad other pelagics frequent these waters. You’ll return home with a new appreciation for nature’s bounty and fond memories of admiring the fishing prowess of blue-footed boobies, the unique behaviors of the large schooling marine life and the abundance of species found on land and underwater.

    Humboldt Explorer

    Carrying 16 guests and up to 10 crew, the Humboldt Explorer offers Explorer Ventures’ guests beautiful accom- modations as well as a fast and stable crossing to Darwin and Wolf. This vessel features 8 air-conditioned staterooms, all with private bathrooms and showers, TV/DVD player, ample storage and an ocean view. The upper deck has a par-tially covered teak sun deck, bar, seating area and hot tub. The salon features a lounge and dining area, entertainment center and bar.

    The main deck houses 2 staterooms, large dive deck and salon. The dive deck is spacious with a large camera table in the center, bathroom and hot showers available on the dive platform. The additional 6 cabins are located on the lower deck and are raised to offer large windows, natural light and ocean views.

    Itineraries: 8 days/7 nights; up to 4 dives per day (up to 20 total)

    Accommodations: 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower, all with large window ocean views

    Departs: San Cristobal each Monday

    Length: 105 feet; 25-foot beam

    Max Speed: 12 knots

    Water Temperatures: Range from 65-75° F/ 18-24° C December-May, and 60-70° F/16-21° June-December; all diving is done from pangas (dive tenders)

    See availability and book a trip.
    Email with questions -  info@explorerventures.com
    Call for more information or travel advice 1.800.322.3577 

    Dive the Galapagos Archipelago Western Island
    Western islands, Darwin, Wolf

    From the iconic topside scenery of Darwin’s arch to the schooling hammerheads of Wolf Island, the luxe Tiburon Explorer will be your home for a week of unforgettable adventures. Imagine yourself at sunrise, sipping coffee on the spacious sundeck watching red-footed booby birds landing on the railings within arm’s reach while a pod of dolphins frolics at the bow. Mola mola, marine iguanas, sea lions, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and much more await you on this varied itinerary that includes three full days at Wolf and Darwin Islands as well as two land tours. A visit to the Galapagos Islands aboard the Tiburon Explorer will truly be a trip of a lifetime.

    Tiburon Explorer - Galapagos' Newest Vessel!

    The unique and spacious Tiburon Explorer motor yacht is specifically designed and being built to cruise through the Galapagos. You will dine on fine cuisine and relax in one of the many spacious areas throughout your cruise. The vessel accommodates 16 guests in 9 air-conditioned twin/queen staterooms, all with private bath and showers. Cabins are located on the main and lower decks with windows maximizing your views of the Pacific Ocean. The air- conditioned salon on the main deck offers tables for dining and TV/lounge area. Sunning areas with ample seating and a hot tub are located on the top deck.

    The dive deck is equipped with individual gear bins, camera table, recharging station, air and Nitrox filling stations, tank racks and a separate fresh water rinse tank for underwater camera equipment. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

    Itineraries: 8 days/7 nights; up to 4 dives per day (up to 19 total)

    Accommodations: 16 guests in 9 air-conditioned double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower, all with large window ocean views

    Departs: Baltra each Saturday

    Length: 125 feet; 24.6-foot beam

    Max Speed: 10 knots

    Water Temperatures: Range from 65-75° F/ 18-24° C December-May and 60-70° F/16-21° C June-December; all diving is done from pangas (dive tenders)

    See availability and book a trip.
    Email with questions -  info@explorerventures.com
    Call for more information or travel advice 1.800.322.3577 

    Spend 5.5 days of incredible diving in the Caribbean or Turks & Caicos Islands. Explore spectacular Saba, known for its offshore pinnacles, dive St. Kitts's diverse sites, and discover the TCIs reef sharks, eagle rays, and vibrant plunging walls.

  • Dive the Northeastern Caribbean 
    Saba, St. Kitts, St. Maarten

    The Northeastern Caribbean is an intriguing area of multicultural and native appeal. Island- ers’ brightly painted fishing boats and picturesque villages on top of these volcanic islands are only rivaled by the colorful hues found underwater.

    This itinerary allows ample time for our guests to explore forts, rainforests, cultural attractions and more on land, without impacting guests who choose to dive. The diving within the islands is incredibly diverse and beautiful. Dive sites range from pristine offshore pinnacles, walls and sand gullies with reef heads, to historical relics encrusted with corals, sponges and sea fans. The marine life offers divers multiple sightings of moray eels, hawksbill turtles, jacks, barracuda and stingrays. Visitors will also find frogfish, seahorses and nudibranchs buried in the reef along with many other macro photo- graphic opportunities.

    Caribbean Explorer II

    Carrying 18 guests and up to 7 crew, the Caribbean Explorer II features 9 air-conditioned staterooms, all with private bathrooms and showers on the main and lower decks; most staterooms have outside views. The upper deck contains the semi-enclosed dining and entertainment area with TV, DVD, stereo and wet bar. The open rear sun deck is furnished

    with lounge chairs for sunbathing; the carpeted bow provides another convenient and quiet area for sunning. Located on the main deck is the expansive dive deck which easily accommodates all guests. It is equipped with a large camera table, recharging station, a bathroom, rinse bins, warm fresh water showers and water fountain. There are two ladders leading down to the dive platform and guests can enter the water from either side of the dive deck.

    Itineraries: 8 days/7 nights; up to 5 dives a day for 5-1/2 days; optional land tours

    Accommodations: 18 guests in 9 air-conditioned double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower, most with window or porthole ocean views

    Departs: St. Maarten & St. Kitts on alternate Saturdays

    Length: 115 feet; 25-foot beam

    Max Speed: 12 knots

    Water Temperatures: Range from the mid-70s F/mid-20s C in the winter to mid-80s F/high 20s C in the summer; all diving is done directly from the vessel

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    Dive the Turks & Caicos Islands
    Providenciales, West Caicos, French Cay (Special itineraries offered to Grand Turks & South Caicos) 

    The idyllic Turks & Caicos Islands sit surrounded by turquoise waters containing over 1,000 square miles of living coral reef. A mecca for divers from all over the world, the islands are known for expansive underwater visibility, endless walls and a profusion of marine life of all sizes just waiting to be discovered.

    Our guests explore the seemingly bottomless walls of West Caicos, experience the large pelagic action at French Cay and see 5 different black coral species found at one site known as the Black Cor- al Forest. The reef sharks of Provo’s Shark Hotel make all divers take notice! Spot the spotted eagle rays flying through the waters around Double D or view the deep-water gorgonians of G-Spot danc- ing in the surge, just to name some of the unique dive experiences found in these waters! If hump- back whales are on your wish list, from late January to mid-April, this vessel offers snorkeling itinerar- ies on the Silver Bank with these magnificent ceta- ceans, under charter to Aquatic Adventures.

    Turks & Caicos Explorer II

    The Turks & Caicos Explorer II comfortably accom- modates 20 passengers in 10 air-conditioned double state- rooms, each of which has private bathroom facilities, a hang- ing closet and wardrobe. The air-conditioned salon on the main deck includes dining tables, entertainment and lounge areas. A large sun deck with lounge chairs is located aft of the upstairs deckhouse, which contains two additional passen- ger staterooms. A large, awning-covered flybridge with wet bar, barbecue and seating is accessed from the sun deck as well. The dive deck is equipped with a bathroom, individual gear bins, camera table with compressed air, recharging sta- tion and freshwater showers. There are two large stairways accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water.

    Itineraries: 8 days/7 nights; up to 5 dives a day for 5-1/2 days

    Accommodations: 20 guests in 10 air-conditioned double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower, all with window or porthole ocean views

    Departs: Providenciales each Saturday (mid-April through mid-January)

    Length: 124 feet; 22-foot beam Max Speed: 14 knots

    Water Temperatures: Range from the low-70s F/ low-20s C in the winter to mid-80s F /high 20s C in the summer; all diving is done directly from the vessel

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    Explore the pristine marine playgrounds of Indonesia, Maldives, and the Red Sea. Our international fleet brings you a mere a giant stride away from the world’s best scuba diving sites....

  • Indonesia - Blue Manta Explorer e u

    Your liveaboard diving adventure in Indonesia will take you throughout the Coral Triangle, which boasts the world’s highest marine biodiversity and offers truly unique diving. From the rich plankton waters of the Komodo Islands to the beautiful and remote mushroom shaped islands of Raja Ampat, the diving opportunities are endless. 

    The spacious Blue Manta Explorer is fully equipped to transport you to the most beautiful and sought-after diving destinations. The large steel hull vessel can accommodate up to 22 guests. It measures a generous 45 meters in length (148 feet) with 14 spacious ensuite cabins situated over three decks. A sundeck with lounge chairs for sunbathing and a covered area for shade are ideal spots for relaxing between dives. The vessel provides both open al fresco and indoor air-conditioned dining areas to enjoy one of the many scrumptious meals prepared by the vessel’s three top quality chefs. The ample dive deck is equipped with individual rinse tanks and a sizable camera room. With up to 22 highly trained crew members, this vessel is dedicated to providing exceptional service and thrilling dive adventures while maintaining the highest safety standards. With legendary itineraries and numerous amenities, Blue Manta Explorer will become your favorite escape!

    Itineraries: 6-15 nights. Raja Ampat, Komodo, Ambon, Banda Sea & Forgotten Islands itineraries. All diving is done from 3-4 dive tenders.

    Indonesia - White Manta Explorer e

    With over 3,000 fish species and 600 species of coral, steep walls, deep water trenches and an endless variety of macro life, scuba diving Indonesia is truly exceptional. You will discover diving as it was meant to be – true exploration, a remote island paradise away from the crowds.

    The brand new White Manta Explorer is a 152 ft (46m) by 33 ft (10m) purpose-built steel hull dive vessel. Stable, sophisticated, and reliable, the yacht is perfect for extended itineraries to the most exotic regions of Indonesia. With 14 beautifully furnished en-suite staterooms averaging 215 sqft (20 sqm), this vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests. Amenities include: WIFI, a large dedicated camera room, spacious sundeck, and two dining areas – a popular outdoor alfresco area and an indoor finer dining room. The chef-prepared meals feature a blend of Western and Asian cuisine with an extensive range of flavors to delight your taste buds. White Manta Explorer’s dive deck is sizeable. Diving is also conducted in small groups meaning attentive and personalized service. With a total of 20 crewmembers on board, you can expect first-class service above and below the water. Join White Manta Explorer for what will undoubtedly be an exhilarating, yet luxurious dive holiday. Chances are you’ll return again and again!

    Itineraries: 6-10 nights. Raja Ampat, Ambon, Banda Sea & Sangalaki itineraries

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    Maldives - Emperor Explorer

    Diving in the Maldives is among the world’s best – hard and soft corals, swim-throughs, myriad pelagics, and, above all, manta rays and whale sharks make it a dream destination for divers the world over! The diving is exceptional year-round, and itineraries are designed to take advantage of the conditions and take divers to the best diving areas for different seasons. 

    Brand new in August 2019, Explorer Ventures, in partnership with Emperor Maldives, launched the state-of-the-art liveaboard MV Emperor Explorer. Offering spacious accommodation, she wows with the excellent service for which both Fleets are known. At 42m (138 feet), she has four decks with three levels easily accommodating 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins, all with air-conditioning. The upper deck has two suites with a king bed and two cabins with 2 twin beds. The main deck carries two suites with king & twin beds. The lower deck contains five cabins with queen & twin beds and two cabins with a queen bed. In addition, Emperor Explorer provides a spacious dive deck, many relaxation areas, and a complimentary glass of wine with dinner - she’s the model of lavish liveaboards. 

    Itineraries: 7 & 10 nights covering Central, Northern and Deep South atolls. Up to 22 dives from a large tender. All certified divers will receive FREE Nitrox!

    Red Sea - Grand Sea Explorer

    Join us on a fascinating exploration of one the planet's most enchanting environments. Many coral species in the Red Sea are photosynthetic, which creates a technicolor reef-scape that is unsurpassed. Brothers, Daedelus and Elphinstone, are simply the best with breathtaking underwater scenery, walls boasting huge, pristine hard coral and soft coral formations. Divers’ excitement is palpable when dives are often punctuated by sightings of thresher sharks, mantas, whale sharks, grey reef sharks, and schooling hammerheads. 

    At 41 meters (131 feet) long, Grand Sea Explorer is spacious. The vessel offers 14 staterooms, accommodating up to 28 guests, though catering to only 22, leaving room for very attractive private cabin rates. All cabins feature fridges, and an en-suite bathroom with jet showers. The spacious and welcoming main deck salon with separate dining area offers the latest in entertainment equipment. The huge water-level dive deck can accommodate all divers with individual stations. Grand Sea Explorer is specifically designed for divers looking for luxury and impressive speed between dive sites throughout the Egyptian Red Sea. Its the perfect way to cruise!

    Itineraries: 7 nights/8 days. Brothers, Daedelus and Elphinstone. Between 3-4 dives a day, depending on the season. All diving is done from 3 dive tenders.