Those of us who are obsessed with scuba diving know that the ultimate dive vacation is to book a spot on a live board diving boat. It guarantees the maximum number of dives you can possibly squeeze in during a holiday. But what if you happen to be vacationing with someone who isn’t a diver? The idea of being stuck in a cabin on a boat for the duration of a getaway probably doesn’t sound very appealing. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at some of the best live-aboard boats for those members of your party who won’t be putting on dive gear.
Four Seasons Explorer
When you’ve got the name “Four Seasons” attached to a vessel, you can bet that the onboard experience is going to be pretty remarkable. The Four Seasons Explorer caters to divers vacationing in the Maldives. For those who won’t be diving, the ship offers most of the amenities that you’d expect from any other Four Seasons resort. From personal spa treatments and massages to windsurfing, skiing excursions, and three different decks to explore on the ship, your non-diver might just have a better time than you.
If the non-diver in your party is more into snorkeling, booking a trip on the Nautilus Explorer is a great option. While the dive excursions are pretty remarkable, the snorkeling trips offered to guests are equally as fantastic. Non-divers will have the opportunity to snorkel with everything from giant mantas to humpback whales.
Rock Islands Aggressor
The Rock Islands Aggressor is operated by Aggressor Travel. That means that while you can get all of the diving excursions you can handle while on board the boat, the non-diver in your party can book plenty of land-based excursions through the same company. From kayaking trips to helicopter tours, this option will prove that you don’t have to don a wetsuit and tank to have a great time on a “dive trip.”
The Aqua Cat sails the waters around the Bahamas. While the Bahamas are known for great diving, it’s certainly not the only watersport to be had. Guests on board the Aqua Cat can also book a variety of other activities, from paddle boarding tours to water skiing trips, your non-diver won’t have to worry about getting bored while you’re diving.