Liveaboard Review

Black Pearl - Review 2023

The Black Pearl has been around since 2019 and is a truly magnificent liveaboard. It can accommodate up to 28 guests and is 48, 6 meters/ 159 feet long. There is ample space on board with a large dive deck with camera stations. The liveaboard can reach a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. All the cabins have air-conditioning as well as LED TVs in the room. There is a large entertainment area with a diverse range of games to keep you entertained. The sundeck will provide you with many relaxation options including a Jacuzzi, tanning benches and a high-performance telescope for stargazing.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many people were happy with the fact they use ocean safe products to promote environmental awareness
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    Some people sated that the liveaboard was newly built and it was in pristine condition
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    A couple of people mentioned that they received massage services while they were on the Black Pearl
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    Some divers said the dive deck was spacious and there was enough storage space for their equipment
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    There was a lot of entertaining games like poker, pool table and PS4 and Xbox gaming
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    The crew were friendly and presented the activities well according to guest
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Things we don't like:

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    The Black Pearl is fairly new so there isn’t anything negative to report as yet
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Diving on the Black Pearl in Micronesia

Black Pearl liveaboard

The newly built Black Pearl is equipped with the latest technology and comforts that make it one of the leading liveaboards in the Micronesian area. The liveaboard was created by divers for divers. It is also an eco-friendly boat that takes great pride in limiting its carbon footprint. With the Black Pearl, you have the opportunity to explore the abundance of marine life in fascinating destinations that provide reefs, wrecks, and blue holes.

Interior and boat features

The Black Pearl has 14 spacious cabins that can house 28 guests that are meant for comfort and luxury. The cabins have large LED TV’s that are fitted with satellite TV and Apple TV. The room has 5-star Egyptian cotton linen, air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, reading lights, and a kettle. All of the cabins also have en-suite bathrooms that promote environmental awareness with ocean-fresh shampoo and body wash that is not harmful to the ocean.

As for entertainment, the Black Pearl is focused on keeping you on your toes. You will have the choice of multiple games like a poker game board, PlayStation 4 & Xbox 1 with interactive games, and lots of board games. There is also gym equipment and an electric dartboard for a more physical game and entertainment.

Dive deck areas

With the Black Pearl, you can enjoy customized dive stations for individual divers. The dive deck is spacious giving you more room to move freely. The deck also has anti-slip flooring, showering cubicles and a designated camera maintenance area. Moreover, there is also a lower pressure gun and work station that is fitted with a compressor with air purity monitors.


There is a large sun deck with loungers for relaxation after dives. The sundeck also provides comfortable beach beds and tanning benches and a big 12 person Jacuzzi. On the sundeck, you will also be treated to a high-performance telescope that you can use for star gazing at night.

Food on the Black Pearl liveaboard

The food on the Black Pearl liveaboard is 5-star quality and you will get a combination of international and local cuisine. Meals are served in a buffet-style assortment of meats, fish, salads, and vegetables. Throughout the day you will also be treated to snacks like fruit platters and sandwiches.


The Black Pearl will offer you all the best diving locations in the Palau area. You will get the opportunity to go sandy white beaches, tropical rainforests, wonderful waterfalls, and hidden lakes all around the islands. The knowledgeable dive masters will take you to shipwrecks, fantastic corals and cave, and tunnels. Some of the best destinations you will visit are Blue Corner, Blue Hole, German Channel, and Ulong Channel.

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