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Liveaboard Recommendations with Cheap Flights from UK

Discussion in 'Liveaboards and Charter Boats' started by rossyl, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. rossyl

    rossyl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: London (UK)
    Hi Everyone

    Hoping you can give me some advice on a potential liveaboard trip.

    I'm after recommendations for a liveaboard that isn't too far from the UK so cheap flights are still possible.

    Location, What isn't too far?
    Middle East, North Africa, Red Sea (not Thistlegrom/Ras Mohamed), Europe in general.

    Ideally like to see...
    Large marine life; rays, sharks, whales, turtles etc

    Time of Year

    I've been to the Red Sea before, Thistlegorm, Ras Mohamed etc. I would rather not repeat that trip.

    I had thought of Oman, but some of the reviews of the LOB's are very negative on here.

    South Red Sea near Sudan maybe?

    Thanks very much
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California - Bay Area
    what about south egypt? (brothers/elphinstone/daedulus). sudan works too.
  3. diversteve

    diversteve mod ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: home
    You might price Cayman or Turks/Caicos also. Longer flight but obviously direct and they both still have strong UK affiliations so there might be some deals. Either boat will see 3/4 on your list but no whales. More turtles/rrays off Cayman, lots of reef sarks in the T/C's. And quite a few turtles.

    No idea on the cost.

    Can you get to Cabo San Lucas affordably. All on yiur list plus Mantas, Whalesharks, Hammerheads etc. are possible on the Socorros Islands trips, Rocio Del Mar, Nautilus Belle Amie, others routinely see all that. It;s an all day boat ride from Cabo though. I think it's closer to Jan/Feb. but they also see Pilot and Minke whales at times. Humpbacks at certain times but I don't think you are allowed to dive with them.
  4. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    If Costa Rica isn't too expensive, Cocos Island is the place to be.

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