Chartering a yacht which specializes in diving is an ideal vacation for experienced dive travelers, yet it’s a relatively unknown option. Diving from your private yacht charter offers privacy, custom-tailored schedules, one-on-one services, personal instruction (if needed), and the ability to choose dive sites to suit your interests. There’s nothing quite like scuba diving from the deck of your own luxury yacht while diving way off the usual diving trail for a once in a lifetime experience.
Interested in diving but not experienced? A diver charter is also an excellent choice for novices. Beginners especially benefit from the individualized attention, pressure free training schedules, patience, personal guides, and the one-on-one service that characterize dive charter yachts.
Here are some great diving destinations:
The Bahamas and The Caribbean
The azure blue waters of the Bahamas and wider Caribbean islands attract divers from across the world. Beginners will enjoy the area’s shallow reefs – a great place to gain confidence and experience, while the more adventurous can explore the several Blue Holes and caves around the southern Bahamian islands. There are also several wrecks to visit in the Bahamas: Mary Celestia, S.S. Sapona and Norman’s Cay are just a few of the popular locations.
Two of our most popular charter vessels are available to cruise here, ZEAL and LOON. Extensively refitted in 2018, ZEAL welcomes 12 overnight guests and offers one of the most extensive toy lists on the market. The award-winning LOON is also home to an impressive amount of toys and promises an adrenaline-filled charter for her 12 guests.
The Western Mediterranean
A charter in the Mediterranean is the ideal choice for a diving trip, with all the luxury destinations and established yachting hubs just a short sail away. The archipelago of Malta, Gozo and Comino is home to a stunning Blue Hole with a magical coral coated archway. The clear waters of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast are tranquil and quiet, with many caves and wrecks to see.
A world-class yacht to use as a base for a Mediterranean dive trip, LAUREL’s professional crew of 24 guarantees a truly spectacular charter. Another fantastic option is PISCES, a yacht particularly well-suited to families with a packed water toy closet to enjoy.
The many islands of Greece present an array of diving spots to discover. The Dragonisi Island caverns are located off the south coast of Mykonos and are home to captivating underwater natural rock formations. The island of Crete has some of the clearest waters in the world with visibility up to 40m. Visit Skinaria, just east of Plakias, to swim through captivating seagrass-covered gorges.
Charter in classic style on board LIBRA Y and take in the beauty of the Greek cruising grounds from her expansive decks. Or choose the super modern OURANOS with her very own mini-submarine, an inflatable slide, and a powerful 14m tender.
One of the natural wonders of the world, diving in The Great Barrier Reef is a truly exceptional experience. The amazing diversity of marine life is unparalleled and the sheer range of diving destinations means that the area accommodates all levels of experience. The Whitsunday Islands also offer breathtaking snorkeling and scuba diving, with clear waters bursting with colorful coral and fish.
PRINCES ILUKA is an exceptional yacht that accommodates divers in Australia. Guests can snorkel or scuba directly from the yacht’s beach club or jump onto a chase boat to explore further afield.
To create your dream dive trip, contact the IYC team today…