Life aboard a liveaboard revolves around diving and you will see that they organize everything around it. Depending on the country and location, we make 3-5 dives a day on these boats, yes you read that right. Dive, dive and more dive. The number of dives depends on local laws, regulations and customs, but it is certain that there are many.

The first guide or ‘cruise director’ organizes the times when all activities take place. You have to take these times flexibly, after all, sailing can take longer, the weather can be a bit unfavorable or they want to delay the dive slightly due to currents. Whatever it is, the first guide can tell you everything. Now, of course, it’s not convenient that this guide has to follow everyone to give updates, so they have a system on board for that. Often during the meal people are told where the boat is going now and what time the next briefing is. In addition, some ships have a whipe-board where they write that down. And to get everyone together in time, they use a ship’s bell when they serve food or the next dive briefing starts. So you don’t have to set your alarm, but you can just relax until the next bell rings.

As a rule, these ships use the following scheme:

  • ‘Wake-up at crazy time’ is usually a knock on your door somewhere between 5 and 6 in the morning. Some boats offer a self-service breakfast, but not all. If you need something to eat before diving, ask for it in advance.
  • Briefing & Dive 1
  • Breakfast
  • Relax time
  • Briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch
  • Relax time
  • Briefing & Dive 3
  • Snacks
  • Relax time
  • Briefing & Dive 4
  • Supper

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