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Liveaboard Yucatan (or nearby)

Discussion in 'Liveaboards and Charter Boats' started by EANx, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. EANx

    EANx Instructor, Scuba

    Most liveaboards in Mexico seem to be on the Pacific side, but are there any operating out from the east coast of Mexico into the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico?

    Any leads or suggestions?
  2. KathyV

    KathyV Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Midwestern US
    Not the Yucatan as far as I know (?) but there are some liveaboards that operate in the Caribbean in nearby Central America (Belize, Honduras/Roatan) and islands in the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Cayman, St. Croix) and in the Lesser Antilles (Saba/St. Kitts).

    It's possible that the strong currents around the Yucatan aren't the best option for LOBs - I'm just speculating, I don't know. I have been on LOBs that were mostly drift dives from small boats (Sea of Cortez, Red Sea) but most of the Caribbean LOBs we've been on offer diving from the mother ship on permanent moorings, and the same is generally true for Florida and the Bahamian LOBs in my experience. Although that may not be correct for Cuba (?) because I've never done a Cuban LOB trip.
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  3. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
    I'd like to see one go to Banco Chinchorro. It's hard to get to from land and the lodging there seems a bit rustic.
  4. George Cuadrado

    George Cuadrado Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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