Phoenix Liveaboard, Bahamas

Excellent diving and guidance

“It is hard to pick a highlight from a week of outstanding experiences. Without a doubt, the diving and the dive masters were perfe…”

Francis R, United States United States
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  • Diving certification courses available on board
  • Exclusive and intimate experience
  • WiFi on board

The Phoenix is a catamaran liveaboard sailing in the Bahamas. 8 guests are accommodated in 4 double bed cabins, fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms with running hot and cold water. The lounging rooms are on the main deck, and there is a shaded sundeck to relax. Meals and snacks are served throughout the day ranging from salads and pancakes at breakfast to fried rice, pasta, fajitas, and meatballs for other meals. The interiors are elegant, and the boat has been recently renovated.

Dive sites visited by the Phoenix are located in the protected areas of Exumas Land and Sea Park. The Exumas are an archipelago of more than 350 cays, famed for its natural beauty and biodiversity. Turtles, rays, sharks, jacks, angelfish, and groupers are seen regularly at most sites. Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks frequent many of the sites. There are many dive sites to choose from, including walls, drift dives, wrecks, caverns, and blue holes. Each trip offers up to 20 dives off the skiff.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Port Fees (195 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (725 USD), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (15 USD per item).

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Length 1396 m
  • Beam 787 m
  • Engines 2 x 57 PS (Diesel)
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Water capacity 700 l
  • Fuel capacity 2 x 520 l

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Phoenix Reviews

  • 8.0 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Francis R
  • United States United States
Great crew, great food, great dives, great value!

It is hard to pick a highlight from a week of outstanding experiences. Without a doubt, the diving and the dive masters were perfect. Knowledgeable, kind, and friendly guides made the diving interesting, comfortable, and informative. The captain and chef is friendly and engages in interesting conversations on any topic. Nobody goes hungry on his boat! I highly recommend the Phoenix for couples' or friend groups' next dive trip.

Recommended for
The dives, the crew, and the food.
  • 3.2 Review score
  • Thomas B
  • United States United States
Worst I've ever been on.

Meeting other two guests and Australian DM.

Recommended for
Nice Australian girl divemaster, her first liveaboard. Out maneuvered a hurricane. Getting off the boat.
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Justin P
  • United States United States
Great dives, bossy dive masters, NO AC OR WIFI, Great people, food wasn't bad.

The dive sites chosen were spectacular unfortunately we couldn't fully enjoy most of them due to overbearing dive masters and ridiculous rules set forth by the owner. My wife and I have been diving for over 20 years with 170 logged dives (I'm rescue she's AOW) I don't appreciate dive masters with years of experience in the single digits constantly lecturing me underwater *dink*dink* to get back in line or don't swim through a swim through or you're too close to that Barracuda or Nurse shark, don't go in any wrecks (we did 6 being told we weren't allowed to penetrate relatively small boats). Additionally, we had up to 4.5-hour intervals! I was there to dive and not chit-chat with my fellow passengers, who were the saving grace because had we not gotten along, it would have been a disaster. Also, they advertise AC and Wifi neither of which was there or working. We had to sleep in 85+ degree rooms every night to the point where the last night 1/2 of us went and got a hotel at extra expense. I will say above water the crew was curious and helpful my wife has a knee injury they were very accommodating helping her in and out of the water. Also, the food wasn't bad and there was plenty of it. Overall if your fairly new diver and you've never done a liveaboard and want to try it without breaking the bank I'd recommend it (as long as they fix the AC). Experienced divers who don't want to be led around by their octo the whole time skip it.

Recommended for
Dives sites were spectacular, People were great, Staff was nice (above water)
  • 4.4 Review score
  • William J
  • United States United States
Not ready for prime time-no air condition, bad food

Loved the diving but no air conditioning, was advertised as having it, boat dirty, food was bad plus no cold drinks, had warm water in jugs, I would avoid this boat but still we mad the best of it and enjoyed the week

Recommended for
Diving, crew friendly
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Lee P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The Phoenix was dirty, poorly equipped and nothing worked

When we first arrived we were shocked at how tired and dirty the boat was. We were very disappointed as the boat is advertised as being quite luxurious. It most certainly is not! There was no pressure in the shower so we couldn’t have a shower after our dive. We had to get on our knees to even get a dribble and the water was cold. The ladder was broken and it came away from the boat while I was climbing out of the boat which Bruised my ribs, my husband also cut his legs on the ladders. The kitchen was filthy and the skipper who was also the chef has definitely been on the boat too long (4 years) he was cooking with just an apron on so he was very sweaty which wasn’t very hygienic. He also slept on the sofa in the kitchen area. The dive equipment was poorly maintained, air leaking out of at least three cylinders. The diving was good and both the dive guides were great but the boat was huge disappointment. We were also told when we got on the boat that we were expected to pay $300 each ! Not at all worth the money!!

Recommended for
The diving was good and the dive guides were good
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Florent A
  • France France

Amazing dives with friendly ambiance on board.

Recommended for
Few people on board / Dives / Meals
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Vincenzo F
  • Italy Italy
excellent liveboard!

Service end comfort

Recommended for
Friendly crew, comfort of boat, excellent service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marine P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Wonderful experience

The dives, the food and the ambiance

Recommended for
The crew is the best ever, super kind and friendly they are beautiful people and very professional!
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Grahame H
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Very poorly maintained vessel that is also unclean.

The diving was great however, the boat was utterly disgusting and the chef was incredibly rude. The food was passable on some meals but the majority were awful. Diving briefs were not at all thorough and the boat doesn’t have air or wifi as advertised. We were advised they’d been broken for months. The photos are in absolutely no way a true reflection. I’ve travelled far and wide but this is the first poor review I’ve given. I would not recommend it.

Recommended for
Great diving. No other positives.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Bianca W
  • Finland Finland
Nice dives.

Shark dives!

Recommended for
Small groups and dive site. Relaxed and unhurried days.