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Finding the perfect Liveaboard in Micronesia

Map of Micronesia

Best time to go

December to March is the high season, during which the sea is calm and the weather dry. May, June and September is the low season, when the prices and the number of tourists are lower.


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Micronesia, known as ‘The Federated States of Micronesia’ is a country that is spread all across the Western Pacific Ocean. Micronesia is made up of 600 islands, with 4 island states including Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. The islands of Micronesia really can be described as an island paradise, with huge shade providing palm trees, beaches, ancient ruins as well as some of the worlds most incredible dive sites.

As there are so many dive sites to see around Micronesia, almost too many to see from land, so taking a liveaboard is your best option. The best and most visited liveaboard territory is the Ghost Fleet of Chuul (Truk) Lagoon. At this awesome location, you’ll find the wrecks of over 60 ships and 200 planes, which were sunk during the Second World War. This area offers over 50 dive sites to explore, for a range of all scuba diving abilities, so don’t be put off if you are a newbie diver. These dive sites make up part of a Japanese Memorial. As well as being fascinating wreck dives, they are also home to a variety of marine life that has collected over the period of 60+ years.

We’ll help you find the perfect Liveaboard trip, that suits your needs:

It’s difficult to choose wich liveaboard that will suit your needs and how to find the best price on that boat.

So we’ve gathered the best boats and made it possible to compare prices across all the different booking platforms. This way, you’ll get the best boat for your needs at the best price.

Start by sorting the boats after your budget, and find a liveaboard that fits your budget and your needs:

Sort the liveaboards based on your needs

We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the MV Palau Aggressor II :

Average price is US$ 317 per day

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 18
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The gorgeous sailing beauty MV Palau Aggressor II is a prominent member of the Aggressor fleet, who are renowned for their quality service onboard and in water. She has been cruising with the sistership Palau Rock Island Aggressor for almost 23 years. In these successful cruising years, it has safely transported enthusiastic divers to Palau’s famous mushroom-shaped rock islands. The outstanding accommodation with phenomenal service from the top-notch crew has made it amongst the best liveaboards of its kind. Accept the challenge to face the strong currents in the vigorous water with an ultimate liveaboard Palau Aggressor II.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the MV Ocean Hunter 3 :

Average price is US$ 442 per day

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Year built: 2007
Max divers 16
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The amazing ergonomic steel-hulled vessel MV Ocean Hunter 3 offers year-round trips to the best dive destinations of Palau. A huge tender is linked with the liveaboard to provide a safe and comfortable pickup, entrance, and dive. It offers all types of diving to the best dive spots at Palau and the surrounding cluster of islands in the region of Micronesia, which forms a beautiful archipelago. During the dives at the rare oasis of Palau, you can encounter manta rays, various species of sharks and abundant marine life. Enjoy a perfect combination of safe and thrilling dives with the exclusive liveaboard.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the MV Odyssey :

Average price is US$ 311 per day

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Year built: 2018
Max divers 18
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Since 1998, Odyssey Expeditions has been operating in the Kimberly, Western Australia. It was initially a family run business, offering personalized service and exceptional diving experience to the lucky customers. You may explore the phenomenal water and natural landscapes at Rowley Shoals. You can enjoy the stunning sights at the Kimberly coast, where it anchors calmly in sheltered water at night so that you have a peaceful sleep at night. The top-notch crew has extensive years of experience in their respective fields. They provide the best service with the utmost care. Get ready for an outstanding experience with a great value of money with the luxurious liveaboard MV Odyssey.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the MV Rock Islands Aggressor :

Average price is US$ 317 per day

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 18
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The opulent liveaboard MV Rock Islands Aggressor was previously known as the Tropic Dancer. It was built in 1998 and have gone under complete renovation and rebuilding process twice in 2010 and 2014 respectively. With the sister ship, Palau Aggressor II, the stylish and luxurious liveaboard MV Rock Islands Aggressor offers its cruise to the mushroom-shaped rock islands of Palau. It has been serving in the vigorous water for around 23 years. The ardent and fervid divers are successfully transported to the best dive sites and surrounding islands of Palau. Although it’s a challenge for novice divers to face the aggressive currents in the water it is absolutely safe when you are diving with the expert and certified dive master.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the MV Discovery Adventure :

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Year built: 1987
Max divers 28
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The commodious and lavish liveaboard MV Discovery Adventure is the sister ship of MY Discovery Palawan. It offers the fervent divers, a thrilling opportunity to encounter the giant Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and large Hammerheads along with magnificent colorful coral Reefs in the famous Tubbahata National Park and the Apo Reef. The steel-hulled vessel Discovery Adventure allows diving at amazing Reefs and wrecks to all type of divers. Whereas, the non-divers can avail the chance to explore the underwater treasure by Snorkeling, enjoy their time in kayaking and beach hopping on the scheduled land excursions. Enjoy a safe dive safari vacation with the ultimate liveaboard Discovery Adventure.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the SS Thorfinn :

Average price is US$ 278 per day

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Year built: 2008
Max divers 20
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Are you searching for a liveaboard that offers ultimate service onboard and exclusive dives at the Chuuk Island – Micronesia, then SS Thorfinn is the perfect choice to explore these world-class dive sites. The cluster of islands that combines to form this huge atoll is rich and dense with natural beauty. You can enjoy land excursions on the outer barrier reef, which offers an amazing view of sand spits with coconut palms surrounded by azure water from the Pacific Ocean. Witness the natural beauty of the high island that rises towards the clear blue sky. The major diving attractions of SS Thorfinn include wreck diving on the World War II wrecks, where you can still find bombs of that time.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Truk Master :

Average price is US$ 235 per day

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Year built: 2016
Max divers 16
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The opulent liveaboard Truk Master is famous for offering the best wreck diving (over 60 wrecks) ranging from a variety of wrecks; supply vessels, planes, and submarines. It was built in 1974 and was last renovated from every inch to square in 2016. The Japanese Fleet used the ultimate liveaboard as the main staging point to attack the Allied Forces during World War II. It is listed amongst those few liveaboards that offer ultimate diving at the Truk Lagoon, which is the world-famous wreck diving destination. An exclusive trip to the Bikini Atoll is the major attraction for the ardent divers.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Black Pearl :

Average price is US$ 309 per day

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Year built: 2019
Max divers 28
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

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.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Solitude one :

Average price is US$ 328 per day

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Year built: 2013
Max divers 20
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Solitude One is a liveaboard that has itineraries all year round in Micronesia, Palau, and Indonesia. The Solitude One was renovated in 2013 and this steel-hulled boat has a smart design, functionality and has all the comforts of home. The liveaboard can house up to 22 divers in 10 spacious cabins. All the cabins have air-conditioning and ample storage space. You will get leisure time on the sun deck or you can just chillax in the hot tub. A memorable experience is just a booking away.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Palau Siren :

Average price is US$ 49 per day

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 16
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes (free)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The Palau Siren was built in 2012 and is handcrafted from ironwood and teak. It was renovated in 2014 with modern amenities without losing that old Phinisi style that it has. Palau is a fascinating place where three of the world’s major currents meet. You will be treated to 1500 different fish species as well as fantastic corals. The lounge areas and sun deck offer the perfect relaxation options between dives. They also have massage options that are available daily.

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The majority of liveaboards travel around Micronesia for 7 to 10 nights. Some Liveaboards will provide an all-round transfer from the airport to the port or from the hotel to the port, if not for free then for a small fee. Chuuk is home to its own airport. Known as Chuuk International Airport. There are only 3 airlines that enter this airport however the best way to get to Chuuk is via Hawaii or Guam.

Top Liveaboard Dive Sites

Hiroshi Point, Kosrae

Hiroshi Point is known for its giant coral heads and sensational marine life that dart around. At this incredible dive site, you’ll see spotted eagle rays gliding above the corals as well as many different types of reef sharks. The seabed is an incredible shade of white that really helps you to distinguish the fantastic colors along the reef. Hiroshi Point is known for its picture-perfect underwater landscape so make sure to take your camera with you.

Mi’il Channel, Yap

If you’re looking to dive with manta rays, then Mi’il Channel is the place for you. The manta rays that visit this area are so well known by the locals in Yap that they have been given their own names. There is an area at the opening of the channel known as ‘Manta Ridge,’ which is what has made this location one of the most famous dive sites in the world, with manta rays visiting pretty much all year round. Mi’il Channel offers divers an epic and fast-paced drift dive.

Yap Caverns, Yap

Yap Caverns are known for their series of tunnels, canyons, and swim-throughs to explore. If you move into the shallower parts of this top dive site, you’ll be able to see an amphitheater-shaped, which is absolutely fascinating to see. There are huge numbers of marine life including white-tip and grey-tip reef sharks, hundreds of humphead parrotfish.

Fujikawa Maru, Chuuk

There are a number of wrecks found within the Truk Lagoon, however, most of them are too deep to explore by divers unless they are certified and experienced. However, the Fujikawa Maru was a cargo ship, which is located 9-18m below the surface. This huge vessel is packed full of airplane parts as well as live ammunition. This wreck dive can be penetrated in parts, making it a great experience enjoyed by all who dive it. This is known as one of the best wreck dives found within the Truk Lagoon.

Information to know about liveaboard diving in Fiji

  • Getting to Fiji is relatively easy as several airlines have regular flights from international locations such as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney as well as some countries in Europe. Initially, you land at Nadi International Airport, from there you can take a number of domestic flights to other airports around the various islands.
  • The languages spoken in Fiji are Fijian as well as Hindi, however, the majority to places speak English too.
  • Fiji is known for exporting minerals, fish and having great levels of tourism, which makes Fiji one of the most affluent islands in the Pacific.
  • The currency in Fiji is the Fijian Dollar and there are 2.11 Fijian dollars to $1.
  • Make sure that you always drink filtered water.
  • Diving season in Fiji is all year round.
  • Between the months of July through to December, you’ll find the best visibility, ranging from 10m-40m. However around this time is when the water is at its coldest temperature of 23C/74F, so you may require a full wetsuit for comfort.
  • The main season for diving is during the Fijian winter months of April through to October. This is also the annual holiday time for the country as well as other countries, which means prices go up and the beaches get a little busier than usual.
  • The months of November, April and May are known amongst divers as being the best time to dive because of how warm the water is at this time. Water temperature ranges from 28C/82F-30C/86F. This is also the rainy season, which is ideal if you would like to see manta rays and whale sharks.
  • Air temperature is at its warmest during the month of March where it reaches 26C/79F. The coolest month is July where air temperature reaches 23C/74F.
  • Diving is so varied throughout the waters surrounding Fiji and depths range from 5m-40m.
  • If you are not a diver and looking to start out on your diving career, then Fiji is one of the best places to learn to become a diver.

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