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porsche060
08-13-2007, 17:35
Thinking of Blackbeard or Explorer Ventures. Anyone comment on the differences between the 2?

chinacat46
08-13-2007, 18:10
I've never been on Blackbeard but on the Explorer Ventures they have rooms with 2 people per room. On some of their boats you share bathrooms and others you have the bathroom as part of your room. From what I've heard Blackbeards is more like camping at sea but I'm sure somebody who has been on their boat can tell you more. If you are looking to do the Bahamas exlporer ventures boat this New Year you are SOL.

georoc01
08-13-2007, 19:00
My LDS is running a trip on the Belize Explorer for NYE. I also know there is info over at SingleDivers.com on New Years cruise options.

porsche060
08-13-2007, 19:19
LDS?

So is blackbeard more luxurious?

thesmoothdome
08-13-2007, 19:58
LDS?

So is blackbeard more luxurious?

LDS= local dive shop

As far as blackbeards goes, it's pretty much the least expensive of all liveaboards. You share a common room for bunks, common heads and showers, etc. Luxury liveaboards will have private staterooms complete with showers and heads.

quarrydiver
08-13-2007, 20:17
blackbeard's is absolutely the opposite of luxury it is an adventure. it's like camping at sea, no one showers and no one cares. If you like the thought of being a pirate for a week you'll dig blackbeard's. I've never had more fun and never spent less on a vacation. If you want to shower everytime you get out of the water, blackbeard's isn't for you.

porsche060
08-13-2007, 22:01
For Blackbeards, if I bring a non diver, will they be miserable?

quarrydiver
08-13-2007, 22:20
Suppose it depends upon the person but my wife went with me this year. She took diving class but wasn't comfortable enough to do boat dives this trip. She had a riot...fished, snorkeled, and videotaped the crew. Bimini is a riot although I would recommend not overdoing the drinks. hangover on rocking boat is bad, bad, bad.

quarrydiver
08-13-2007, 23:03
Can get chilly in the Bahamas in January. Have you considered something farther south?

porsche060
08-14-2007, 07:58
What is chilly? Hmm is cozumel better?

chinacat46
08-14-2007, 09:51
If you are bringing a nondiver I'd consider land based. Curacao would be nice that time of year and there is enough things for a non-diver to do. Plus you wouldn't get any privacy on Blackbeards if that matters to you.

porsche060
08-14-2007, 12:35
How is Cozumel for NYE

quarrydiver
08-14-2007, 17:18
depends on the day but the water is a little cooler in Jan and it'll be a little chillier on deck. Seems like Coz or Cayman was a little warmer. If you have a non diver, check the USVI. Lots of places to dive and play, no passport needed for St. Thomas or St. Croix and those will be warm in Jan. Blackbeard's is a great late spring trip and who knows, maybe your nondiving friend will change their mind by then and get in the water.