Some think liveaboards are the best way to do a dive trip – we certainly won’t argue! You set up your gear one time, you literally eat, sleep, dive, repeat and never have to think about parking, dinner reservations, crowds, or traffic. You typically get the reefs to yourself, and are able to travel to some seriously remote destination, experiencing the underwater world with less human interference.
But there’s the rub. The remoteness. Great for pristine reefs and quiet vacationing, not so great if there’s an emergency. And when you’re intent is to breathe underwater on quite literally a version of recreational life-support, the probability for an emergency goes up a little. In an effort to bring that probability back down – even just slightly – starting in 2023 we’re requiring nitrox certification on all of our trips.
- What if I’m not certified for it? No problem, you can get certified at your Local Dive Shop beforehand, or we can do the certification before we even leave the dock on boarding day. It’s that simple.
- But what if I want to dive deeper than nitrox allows? Good thing we fill to 30% O2 which allows you to dive safely to a maximum operating depth of 121 feet, which is just within recreational dive limits. But honestly, not very many of the dives we offer require you to go that deep, and all the good stuff is typically 80′ and shallower anyway. So you’ll be fine.
- What if I don’t want to pay extra for it? Luckily, our 2023 pricing will include nitrox in the rate so there’s no extra fee anymore (check your confirmation documentation).
- What if I want a discount and only dive air? Sorry, air will no longer be available in the scuba tanks. If you want to breathe 21% O2, looks like you’re headed to the sundeck!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!