Considerations when booking a liveaboard trip.
The only real consideration I can think of when booking a liveaboard is ensuring you book the right trip for your needs and ability. If you book the wrong liveaboard – let’s say, you’re an inexperienced diver and you go on a liveaboard that only visits advanced dive sites – you may not enjoy the whole experience. Also, if you booked a liveaboard and found out that the trip did not visit some of the dive sites you expected or wished to dive, you may be disappointed.
Frequently asked questions about liveaboards.
Q) I suffer from sea sickness – is that a problem?
A) If you feel sick just by looking at a boat then maybe, a liveaboard is not for you, but in most cases I recommend a liveaboard boat that has a steel hull – this kind of vessel is less prone to rocking and is more stable on the water.
Q) Can I get off the liveaboard if I don’t like it?
A) It all depends where the liveaboard is located at the time. If this is a major concern then I will recommend a liveaboard that will stay in the Similan Islands only or for the first few days. Please remember that if you do leave your liveaboard. There will be no refund.
Q) Can I become a diver on a liveaboard?
A) Yes! The best thing about doing your Open Water Course on a liveaboard is that it’s more relaxed plus you get more attention from you Instructor because they are with you all day. It’s also easier to learn as you’ll have continuous education – because you and your instructor are staying on board.
Q) I don’t know if I can do that many dives a day. Do I have to do all the dives?
A) Some people feel they will be unable to complete all the dives. I explain they can do as many dives as they wish, but in the end they all come back with all dives completed – they just didn’t want to miss a thing!