Phoenix Liveaboard, Bahamas

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Join the Phoenix catamaran for an exciting sailing and diving adventure in the Bahamas. Catering for up to 8 guests the Phoenix liveaboard offers comfortable accommodations with air-conditioning, generator, diving compressor and 4 cabins with double beds and private washrooms with showers. There is room for lounging on the top deck and array of local and International dishes, along with fresh fruit, juices, soups and salads will be served in the outdoor lounge/dining area.

Diving aboard the Phoenix liveaboard you will explore the beauty of Exuma & Eleuthera Reefs. There is a choice of over 250 dive sites with walls, drift, wrecks, caves and blue holes, as well as huge schools of fish and sharks. Visit Pig Beach to see the swimming wild pigs (weather dependent) and dive from spacious skiffs with up to 19 dives per trip.

Don’t miss out on this unique trip and book your Bahamas diving liveaboard today.

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Our 'Flexible Booking Conditions' mean that if travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of the country you are travelling to due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) so you are unable to travel, then by booking this liveaboard you will have the option of:

- A full refund with no cancellation penalties up to 30 days before departure

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- The opportunity to move your booking to another date for the same liveaboard up to 24 months from the original departure date with no rebooking fees

Applies to all new bookings placed from 1 June to 31 July 2020 for travel between 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2021.

*The above policies are subject to change without further notice. Rebooking is subject to availability and may be subject to price changes. Applicable to new bookings only. Offer is not retroactive and does not apply to previous bookings which are being rescheduled.


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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 (135 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


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

  • 8.4 Very good
  • 27 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.2
  2. Crew
    7.8
  3. Food
    8.7
  4. Diving
    8.8
  5. Value
    8.4
  • 7.6 Good
  • Cathalina M
  • United States United States
Great dive sites and fun side trips.

Setting sail once on a sailboat Meeting other divers on boat Side trip to pigs and iguanas

Recommended for
Divemasters, side trips, cabin
  • 7.6 Good
  • Sera L
  • United States United States
Great liveaboard experience with good people

The captain is a very good cook but wished I had more options for each meal. Also, it's a small boat -- what you see in the picture is it. We didn't have many people on the boat at the time but it would've been too hectic if the boat was full. Overall, great boat with great people.

Recommended for
Our dive guides, Tim and Andrea, were amazing! They were very chill and tried to show us everything they could find in each dive. They also took care of our equipments. The boat itself is a little outdated and needs some improvements but is in overall good condition. The food is also great but would've appreciated having drink options. Just so everyone's aware, only water is provided and it's $5 for beer and $2.5 (I think) for soda. I think the boat could've provided drinks since drink is even provided in cheaper liveaboard operations in the area. Also, it maybe a good idea to bring a portable battery because the captain turns off everything at night and I sometimes found my camera battery not charged.
  • 5.6 Review score
  • niamh B
  • Ireland Ireland
Great dives and great trip to pig beach

Great dives, lots of coral, swim throughs. Day spent at pig beach was brilliant.

Recommended for
Diving, pig beach, small number of people onboard
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christopher P
  • United States United States
Great LiveAboard and Great Diving!

So many sharks! Great time in the Exumas and around New Providence! Would go again right away!

Recommended for
1. Great atmosphere 2. Great diving with Tim and Andrea 3. Great food from Oleg
  • 10 Exceptional
  • brett W
  • United States United States
We had a great crew and amazing diving.

The conditioners were rough and windy, but the experience underwater was still exceptional with good visibility and tons of sea life. I love the Exuma dives where the reefs were abundant with corals, fans, etc. the food was great—three hot, delicious meals a day.

Recommended for
We had a fun group of people from all over the world. The diving was great with tons of sharks, ship wreaks, and variety. The crew was committed to making it a great trip from beginning to end.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sebastien M
  • Belgium Belgium
Value for money diving in Bahamas

Shark diving Wreck diving Northern Exuma paradise

Recommended for
Good price/value, sharks & wrecks, small group
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amaury D
  • France France
Great trip, great captain & crew, great dives

I had the opportunity to spend a week on the Phoenix. It is a family boat with a great Captain and 2 young and passionate diving instructors. Captain cooks very well every meal. Diving sites are great and we had the opportunity to see providence and others islands. Great diving and human experience.

Recommended for
Dives, captain & crew and food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Natasha M
  • United States United States
Wonderful time

First time diving with the sharks in the Bahamas . Shark arena . Deep blue hole . Sailing on catamaran . The friendly captain and the food .

Recommended for
Introduction to shark diving , personalized dive master , crew friendliness
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Grant A
  • United States United States
Not what we expected or paid for.

Let me start with the good about our trip. Most of the dive sites we were taken to were very nice, and we enjoyed the sealife we got to see, and those dives in general. Oleg, the boats captain was a good cook, and the meals were tasty. The DM's were friendly and helpful other than a few things that I will describe below. End of good. The bad. The trip was advertised as 19+ dives, and the crew explained we would do 4 dives per day or approximately 24 dives. We actually did 14, and that was only after a few of the guests became very angry (otherwise it would have been less). In fairness, the wind was strong a few days, but NO effort was made to use the leeward side of the islands or any other alternatives. In fact by 3pm one day the wind had died down and the sea was fairly calm, but the DM's still refused to dive. The captain was a good cook, but most of the food was sub-par at best. We were not fed two meals back to back (dinner one evening and breakfast the following day). About half the breakfasts were bagels cut into 1/8ths and served with jam or butter. There was never enough food at any meal (very small portions). Our 'meat' often consisted of one or one-half very cheap hot-dog which most people couldn't or wouldn't eat. The only 'drink' served the entire week was water. You could purchase a soda or beer can for $5 each. The beds consisted of a 1" mat sitting on wooden slats covered with a fitted sheet. You were handed a top sheet and blanket, should you wish to make the 'bed'. The pillows were dingy, lumpy and flat as a pancake. Our shower backed up (even when we were not using it), and I had about 30 seconds of hot water one day. Otherwise showered in ice cold water. The cabinet didn't latch, and so our clean items were thrown daily onto the nasty floor by the waves rocking the boat. Our curtain was broken and laying on top of the cabinet, and about half the lights worked and flickered in the room. The dives advertised on liveaboard are NOT the dives you will do. I think of the ones advertised we did 1. We were told there would be no pig-beach, no washing machine and the captain said he had told liveaboard to stop advertising that. On multiple dives the DM's brought us up far from the boat and we were told to swim. One case in particular left us about 150 yards behind the boat in a strong current. We were all exhausted by the time we made the boat, and the entire time the DM on that dive yelled and argued with everyone, blaming us for not staying closer together. I didn't respond, but found it ironic that we all surfaced behind him, together, and so far away from the boat. Of the two DM's one would guide the dive and the other would stay on the boat, running the compressor and filling tanks. This disturbed the dive, and likely caused us to see far less sealife than we should have. It also was a real safety risk in my opinion. Almost every time we would surface, the one on the boat would have ear-muff's on running the compressor and wouldn't know anyone was struggling to get into the boat. There were a few times that a diver came up stressed or in need of assistance and had it not been for fellow divers, would have been in trouble relying upon the boat crew. I could likely go on but feel like it would start to sound nit-picky. In my opinion, we did not get what we paid for in any sense of the word. I would suggest anyone thinking about taking this boat to think twice.

Recommended for
The sealife and that's about it.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Robert K
  • United States United States
relaxing, good diving

Great diving, lots of small sea life - coral, nudibranchs, sponges. large sea life - hammer heads, tons of reef sharks, nurse sharks, logger head turtles, green turtles, grouper, jacks.... Plenty of wreck dives. Large variety of dive sites. Casual laid back trip

Recommended for
the diving, lots of wrecks if you like them!, beatiful weather
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lindsay B
  • United States United States
Memorable, beautiful dive sites and nice staff.

First open water dives for my boyfriend and he loved them! They baked a cake to celebrate his birthday!

Recommended for
Sharks everywhere! Amazing diving! Beautiful leisure time.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth G
  • United States United States
Our private dive trip!

No other guests! Just got lucky that others cancelled. Great divemaster who really cared to make the dives varied and interesting. He also handled all our gear. Captain with excellent boat handling skills, very considerate about doing loud things (filling tanks, running engine to charge batteries) during our dives so surface time was calm and quiet. Comfortable double beds. Three real meals per day.

Recommended for
Very fair price, flexibility and options for diving, 3 real meals per day
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Terry B
  • United States United States
An honest opinion - I’m glad I picked the Phoenix

Wreck dives were good Overall itinerary was well laid out Guest preferences were integrated into daily schedules The captain if a great chef and meals were good Blue hole dive was really nice Dive guides were good, safety oriented, patient with divers quirks, and adjusted dive profile to satisfy customers skills. Dive guides made life easy by helping water entry/exit and tanks changes if desired. The boat has a good design, cabins nice, better setup in the larger dive boat operators in my opinion. I recommended minor changes to the Phoenix and they listened, so your trip might be even better than mine. On Bahamas diving, wave and sea conditions are milder compared to Caribbean locations, bring sun protection, hats etc. Water temperature at my time was swim suite diving. Liveaboard.com was a good place to book the trip, their agents communicated well, and I’d give them 5 stars also..

Recommended for
Dive sites, the captain and dive guides, food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Matthew A
  • United States United States
Absolutely tremendous!

Sharks every dive, killer sunsets, great food, funny crew. I'd do it again in a heart beat!

Recommended for
Awesome dive master, GREAT diving, and awesome wrecks
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Susana B
  • Spain Spain
Good diving trip

The boat need some upgrades, and rules and procedures in a small boat needs to be improved. The service was nice and the diving sites amazing

Recommended for
The crew, the dive sites, the amazing sunsets
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carlo Alberto B
  • Italy Italy
Sharks, rays and turtles!

Blue hole, the cathedral, iguana beach and the wrecks.

Recommended for
Divemaster, dive sites, catamaran
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christian S
  • Germany Germany
Rundum zufrieden

Meine Ersten Tauchgänge mit Haien

Recommended for
Tauchgäste und Guides alles prima Leute, hat auch nach den Tauchgängen an Bore Spaß gemacht
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Erin V
  • Canada Canada
Exceeded all my expectations of a liveaboard experience.

This was my first live-aboard experience and traveled solo. The Bahamas in itself is a beautiful county and the diving was topnotch. An abundance of sea life, including a variety of sharks, rays, grouper, turtles, crabs, lobsters, jacks, snapper.... the list goes on and on. Diving in Exuma felt like swimming through an underwater forest with large schools of fish, giant corals, sea fans and sponges, the reefs were VERY healthy. The boat was cozy and comfortable, with hot fresh water showers and private bathrooms. Captain Navado had great knowledge of the area, always providing safe navigation, history lessons and great sightseeing up top! Dive-master Ivo excelled on fish ID, underwater navigation, diver safety and comfort. He led us through endless swim throughs, wrecks, drift dives, shark dives and the beautiful Lost blue hole. Chef Anna made delicious meals, always creative and different. She catered to specific diets offering hot tea or coffee post dives with fresh baked goods, definitely well fed!! The moment I stepped on board the staff made me feel welcome and at home. We shared stories between dives and over an evening cocktail making them feel more like family in the end than staff. Highly recommend this live-aboard.

Recommended for
Diving, Staff, food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Gerhard H
  • Austria Austria
Great diving trip with Oleg and crew

Competent dive guides, diving with 20 sharks surroundig us, caves and tunnels, Oleg‘s Ham and Eggs, crystal clear water

Recommended for
Amazing crew, spacious cabins, sharks
  • 8.4 Very good
  • chloé L
  • France France
Great experience in the Bahamas

Great dives with beautifull corals, sharks, lobsters, turtles and wreck ... Nice sunset with the team on the boat

Recommended for
great diving, friendly crew, weather
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Salvador S
  • Spain Spain
Fantastica

Los tiburones

Recommended for
Seriedad, seguridad y compromiso
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Timothy L
  • United States United States
Finished the trip feeling like family

Besutiful dives.

Recommended for
Quaint. Relaxed. Comfortable
Origin: US