Ideal for: Advanced open water divers or equivalent with 50+ dives
Micronesia, Polynesia and the South Pacific are synonymous with remote island escapes, picturesque beaches lapped by warm tropical waters teeming with coral reefs and marine life. Encompassing thousands of islands from Palau, the Mariana Islands and Caroline Islands in the northeast through the Soloman Islands, Vanuata, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands south to New Zealand and all the way west to Hawaii and Easter Island.
The diving is spectacular with a variety of sites from the 60 plus wrecks of Truk, to the Golden Jellyfish dive in Palau, pristine reefs in Fiji to the pelagic encounters of Hawaii. Visibility seems to be a constant with 30m plus at certain times of year making the area popular with underwater photographers. The remoteness of many of the dive sites gives a sense of excitement and exploration and this also means less divers visit and therefore less crowded dive sites making liveaboards a fantastic option for the serious diver.
The island nature of the dive locations in these areas lends itslef well to liveaboard trips. The benifits of using a liveaboard to explore these diving gems include getting more diving out of your trip with up to 5 dives a day on some vessels, more remote and untouched dive sites that day trip boats can't reach where there are less divers.