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For dive buddies looking to celebrate their love on the ocean, there are plenty of luxurious liveaboards and remote white-sand destinations to choose from.
Here are our top 4 liveaboards for couples:
Nothing says romance like diving the Maldives and the Scubaspa Ying, Maldives is a premier luxury liveaboard offering spa treatments, 6 full-time spa therapists, and fine dining. This liveaboard has year-round dive safaris to the central atolls of the Maldives, where divers can enjoy diving in warm, turquoise waters with whale sharks and manta rays.
Divers and non-divers alike can indulge in spa packages, morning yoga, kayaking and exploring remote beaches. The Scubaspa Ying even has its own dive boat, which serves as the floating dive centre.
Polynesia is a South Pacific paradise of around 188 islands, only half of which are inhabited. The rest are an untouched archipelago of volcanic islands with stunning landscapes and pristine atoll diving. Divers can expect to see big pelagics, such as blacktip and silvertip sharks, silky sharks, manta rays and also dolphins.
The Aqua Tiki II catamaran is ideal for couples looking for an intimate dive safari exploring the atolls, enjoying peaceful beach walks, and sailing the seas. This liveaboard caters for just 8 guests in 4 ensuite cabins and has a cocktail bar, library and trampolines.
For a more adventurous liveaboard with marine life found nowhere else on earth, the Galapagos Islands are surely top of the list. The islands are perfect for nature-lovers and the best dive sites are only accessible by liveaboard diving. Divers can enjoy Galapagos sharks, marine iguanas, penguins, scalloped hammerheads and manta rays, to name but a few of the species present.
It isn’t just about the wildlife though; the Galapagos Sky is a luxury liveaboard for up to 16 guests. It has cabins with ensuite bathrooms, camera rentals, a luxurious lounge, and warm towels after every dive. They have thought of everything a diver needs for a perfect and romantic safari exploring the Galapagos.
With over 7000 islands in the Philippines, there are plenty of dive sites to explore including coral reefs, wreck dives and muck diving sites. Divers can expect to see a variety of life, including tiny muck critters, mandarinfish, whale sharks, and of course thresher sharks.
The Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park is a highlight for coral diving, sea turtles and even dugongs. The Solitude One is ideal for days of exceptional diving followed by relaxing in the Jacuzzi at night. Dive groups are small on this vessel, to allow for intimate dives without the crowds, and there is a digital camera studio to ensure those perfect photos are captured.