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I agree with what everyone here has said. Liveaboards are tiring and by the end of a couple of days you are just bored and "dived out". I think it would be fine if you were moving around a lot to new places to see different things, but all of them I have checked out stay in the same general area, meaning you see the same stuff over and over. Check with some of the local dive shops. I know one we are doing here offers trips to Europe all the time. They are offering a trip to Egypt sometime next year that actually is 14 days, but you only dive for 5 or 6 days. You get to tour the sites then dive a day, go to next place tour around then dive. It sounded amazing. Other shops may have something else similar. Kill two birds with one stone.

 

I have dove all over the Caribbean but honestly can't say I have ever seen the Caribbean because I never set foot on land. I feel like I am missing out, even though I loved the dive time.

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I agree with what everyone here has said. Liveaboards are tiring and by the end of a couple of days you are just bored and "dived out". I think it would be fine if you were moving around a lot to new places to see different things, but all of them I have checked out stay in the same general area, meaning you see the same stuff over and over. Check with some of the local dive shops. I know one we are doing here offers trips to Europe all the time. They are offering a trip to Egypt sometime next year that actually is 14 days, but you only dive for 5 or 6 days. You get to tour the sites then dive a day, go to next place tour around then dive. It sounded amazing. Other shops may have something else similar. Kill two birds with one stone.

 

I have dove all over the Caribbean but honestly can't say I have ever seen the Caribbean because I never set foot on land. I feel like I am missing out, even though I loved the dive time.

 

Good luck! Its an exciting world down there. And I am super jealous that you got to dive Belize!!! There, Fiji, and the Great Barrier Reefs are my musts when someday I get money.

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Hi Jenn,

I have not done the type of trip you are talking about but I have done a lot of diving. You will be tired!!! My first dive after certification was a 100 foot night wall dive in Grand Cayman, I was scared to death but I made it. I love the night dives in the shallow water you can see so many different creatures. We had octopus sit on our hands and the lobsters were just walking around! It is a bit freaky at first but the lights you use are so strong you really have more visability than you would think! Good Luck!

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Thanks for all the advice ladies :) We're still figuring it all out. Would love to do the liveaboard, but it may just be too expensive on top of airfare to Thailand and an additional week of hotels. We've also just had a financial set back, so it just may not be next year. DH and I absolutely love diving, so I know we will eventually do a liveaboard and hearing your experiences is really helpful!

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