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Liveaboard Diving in the Maldives

The reefs of the Maldives are teaming with life, both large and small. It's not unusual to find sleeping white-tip reef sharks during the day dives and then see them hunting at night. Though probably best known for the larger pelagic creatures like whale sharks, mantas, sea turtles and many other species of sharks, the reefs are also home to a surprising number of fish varieties. Anemone fish, octopus and many species of moray eels can also be found hanging around. The dive guides are very good at finding rare creatures like blue ribbon eels, frog fish and scorpion fish. The coral reefs in the Maldives are healthy and colorful with schools of beautiful tropical fish in abundance.

Diving itineraries in the Maldives typically begin in the central island atolls of North and South Male and Ari and then head either North or South. The central itineraries are recommended for fist time visitors to the Maldives. These adventures include visits to Ari and often Vaavu, (south of Ari), where you'll have the opportunity to see whale sharks and mantas. Head North and you'll increase your chances of manta feeding stations and some exploratory diving. Head South and the further you go, the more channel diving with stronger current you'll encounter along with more species of sharks! Top this off with the possibility of a wreck dive or two, and you really can't ask for more.

The M/V Carpe Novo Explorer

The M/V Carpe Novo Explorer began service in March 2016. This new modern vessel, sister ship of Carpe Vita Explorer and Carpe Diem, is the newest member of the Explorer Ventures Fleet, expanding our itinerary offerings to include longer trips to more remote areas in the Maldives. This 22-passenger, 140-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 60-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender), was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It provides guests with an exceptional yachting experience, hotel-style staterooms and unmatched open-air comfort!


Sep 8 - 18, 2018
$2699** diver rate

    Package Includes:
  • 10 Nights / 11 Days aboard
    Carpe Novo Explorer
  • Lower Deck Stateroom
  • 3 Full Meals Daily
  • Up to 4 Dives per Day
  • Airport Transfers

    Package Excludes:
  • Round trip Airfare
  • Departure Tax
  • Alcoholic Beverages

** Price does NOT include airfare (to be announced later)



Oct 20 - 27, 2018
$1629** diver rate (dbl occ)

    Package Includes:
  • Aero Caribe flight from Roatan to Guanaja (pricing is subject to change)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals daily + afternoon snacks,coffee and tea
  • WiFi
  • Government (15%) and Tourist (4%) Taxes
  • 5 days of 3-tank boat diving plus one day 2-tank boat dive.
  • Boat transfers to/from Guanaja airport
    Package Excludes:
  • Airfare from US to Roatan or San Pedro Sula
  • Gratuities
  • $10 environmental fund / marine park
  • Personal Dive Equipment
  • Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance
  • Dive Accident Insurance
    Pre Booked and Pre Paid Add on and includes tax
  • Standard bar inclusive package (local spirits); $150/person
  • Premium liquor/open bar package; $350/person
  • Nitrox: $120 unlimited per week

** Does NOT include airfare from US to Roatan or San Pedro Sula


Caribbean Explorer II - Saba, St. Kitts, St. Maarten

Liveaboard Diving on the Caribbean Explorer II

The Northeastern Caribbean is an intriguing area offering a blend of Dutch, British, French and native cultures on some of the most scenic islands of the Caribbean. The Saba - St. Kitts Liveaboard itinerary, combining diving and optional island access, has always been unique within the liveaboard diving industry. As a dedicated dive liveaboard, all diving is done directly off of the vessel, using the expansive dive deck covering the aft third of the main deck. Each diver has his or her own dive gear bin; a large camera table, as well as rinse tanks, wetsuit drying racks, charging stations are available for all to use.

Diving in the Northeastern Caribbean will surprise you - it's not mentioned often in the mainstream diving magazines, but the variety of the topography and types of sites that we visit weekly will amaze you!

5 dives daily are normally offered, including night dives. The schedule also provides for up to 3 island tours during the week. There is ample time for our guests to explore forts, rainforests, duty-free shops and museums.

Saba, known for its submerged offshore pinnacles, is the 5 square mile top of a dormant volcano towering 3,000 feet above the surface and surrounded by volcanic sand. The abrupt topography above the sea is mirrored below, and the profusion of marine life attests to the early institution of the Saba Marine Park in 1987.

St. Kitts offers arguably the widest variety of sites including finger reefs, recent wrecks, and a variety of dropoffs that will capture your imagination.

The Caribbean Explorer II

The vessel comfortably accommodates 18 passengers in 9 double staterooms, all of which have private bathroom facilities and most of which have queen-sized beds. The semi-enclosed, air-conditioned salon on the upper deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library, light table and lounge area; a large sundeck with lounge chairs is aft of the main salon.

Mar 16 - 23, 2019
$2095** Per Diver, Dbl Occ.
$900 deposit required per diver

    Package Includes:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel
  • Up to 5 dives daily (weather permitting)
  • 3 meals daily (except Friday’s evening meal)
  • Between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.
  • Use of tanks, weights and weight belts
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All air fills and Free Nitrox, a $175 value (we added)

    Package Excludes:

  • Port/Hotel
  • Immigration and marine park fees of $115 and fuel surcharge payable on board
  • Transfers
** Price does NOT include airfare
(currently $1178.91 out of Sacramento, based on instant purchase, subject to change)



Papua, New Guinea

An exotic dive destination with both pelagic and macro diving

Tufi Resort is set in one of the most beautiful and pristine regions of PNG. With clear water and unmatched marine biodiversity, TUFI is host to some of the best diving on the planet. Sensational year-round diving and activities. Delicious local foods and a plethora of delicious seafoods caught locally! Escape and immerse yourself in this wonderful, safe and organic environment!

The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with a choice of dozens of world-class dive sites. Moor onto a few of our favourites, Cyclone Cay, Black Rocks, Stewarts Reef and Shark Tip.

Dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the “S Jacob” or Blackjack – an intact B17 bomber – as specialty charter dives. Spectacular marine life is in abundance: schooling barracuda and reef fish, hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grouper and cruising pelagic as well as soft and hard corals. A pristine environment unspoiled.

The fjords are excellent for macro diving with gobies, nudibranch, shrimps and clams. These animals can be seen by diving, but conditions are also ideal for snorkeling. Because there is very little current movement in the fjords, many sponges and coral species grow prolifically and there are some very large sponges and shelf corals that are not common on the outer reefs.

5-10 nautical miles offshore lies a string of reefs – ‘bommies’ that come up from a staggering depth of up to 600 m to a nice safety-stop level of 7-5 m below the surface. The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with visibility exceeding 30 m all year round and water temperature from 26-29°C. The majority of reefs in the region remain unexplored and it will be some time before the full diversity of the Tufi reefs is known.


Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2019
$2999** diver rate (dbl occ)

    Package Includes:
  • Roundtrip PNG Domestic Airfare: Port Moresby - Tufi/Tufi - Port Moresby
  • 10 nights accommodation at Tufi Resort in standard bungalow (1 queen bed)
  • Chef prepared meals (continental breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner)
  • 16 outer reef dives
  • Free dive daily on the house reef prior to 5pm
  • McLaren Harbour Cultural Tour and Beach BBQ
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Airport transfers at Tufi
    Package Excludes:
  • International Airfare
  • PNG Visa (to be obtained upon arrival)
  • $10 environmental fund / marine park
  • Personal Dive Equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages

** Does NOT include International Airfare

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Your Next Trip Can Be Memorable!

Your next adventure trip will be a success when you book though High Sierra Divers regardless if it is a local dive in Monterey, the Channel Islands, or 'The Trip of Your Dreams' at more distant travel locations including those listed below. You can count on world class diving and world class service when you book your travel and embark on an adventure tour with High Sierra Divers.

Make Us Your Travel Experts!

Why? Dive Travel is our only travel business and we are the experts. We specialize in booking you on trips to places and destinations that we've visited and dived ourselves. So, now we know the difference between the good ones and the bad ones and we'll share that information with you. Our travel specialists have received extensive training from the best travel wholesalers in the business and are certified travel experts. Get a quote from us, book travel through us and receive FREE customized information on your desired vacation destination.

Popular Dive Destinations

Here are some of the more popular destinations and information is available with a mouse click that will help you decide which ones you want to visit. If you don't see a destination listed that you'd like to visit, contact us. Click on the trip name for more information. You can book individual trips through us to any destination even if we don't have a featured trip scheduled.

Why Should You Do Your Dive Travel With Us?

  • We are dive travel experts on many world destinations.
  • We use our expertise to prepare hassle-free dive trips for you.
  • We know what hotels, dive operations and live-aboards to use.
  • To make your trip equipment trouble-fee, we are here to inspect and service all items well in advance.
  • We offer scuba skills updates or refresher courses if you need them.
  • We help make check-in at the airport easier.
  • We handle all the details so all you have to do is show up on time.
  • We host pre-trip parties to answer questions and make personal introductions.
  • We educate and properly prepare you on trip related issues.
  • We make checking into the hotel quicker, easier, and hassle-free.
  • We will do our best to correct any equipment difficulties.
  • When you dive with familiar people, there is a better chance of someone being nearby if you need any help.
  • When diving with people you know, there is usually an extra of whatever you might need such as a mask, gauge, fins, etc.
  • We arrange airport to hotel transportation.
  • We handle the details with the dive operator.
  • We constantly organize and conduct other Dream Dive Trips to exotic locations around the world. .
  • We are there to make plans for alternative activities should the weather be unfavorable for diving.
  • We will schedule a Post-Trip picture party.
  • We are a bunch of FUN people who want to share with you, our knowledge of, and love for, the world underwater.

Some of our Warm Water Destinations

Aruba Dive Trips

Channel Island Dive Trips

Palau Dive Trips

Australian Dive Trips

Costa Rica Dive Trips

Monterey Dive Boat Trips

Baja Dive Trips

Cozumel Dive Trips

Truk Lagoon Dive Trips

Belize Dive Trips

Curacao Dive Trips

Yap Dive Trips

Bonaire Dive Trips

Fiji Dive Trips

Grand Cayman Dive Trip

Bay Islands Dive Trip

San Salvador Island

Galapagos Islands Dive Trip