What Are the Different Diving and Sailing Options?
We are often asked to arrange sailing memories that include diving or… diving memories that include sailing, or diving and sailing. Typically there is a dominant pursuit; but whether you re seeking to do a couple of dives whilst in the British Virgin Islands, or planning to dive every day with a sailing boat taking you from dive site to dive site, we’ll explain what to think about.
- Boat. Is the boat suitable for carrying dive equipment?
- Where. Are the distances between dives short enough for a sailing boat?
- Budget. Find the right budget for your crew.
- Qualifications. Do you have both the right dive and sailing certification?
- Search. Get in touch with SailChecker!
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The Choice of Boat for Diving and Sailing
Sailing And Diving Boat Choice. Typically dedicated dive trips are done on dive boats, motorboats with all the necessary equipment. Some smaller ones operate from shore bases, others you liveaboard.
Immediately there is going to be some compromises to the diving, you won’t be able to get to places quite so quick and your not going to have a compressor on board many sailing boats.
My most successful diving and sailing holidays have been on catamarans with racks added for the canisters. There is plenty of space to stow all the paraphernalia that you need.
Where to Dive and Sail
Where to Sail and Dive. Compared to a dive boat you will move from site to site much more slowly, a compact area is essential. For this reason the British Virgin Islands are just 25 nautical miles end-to-end and have dozens of amazing dive sites.
How to Search
Finding Your Perfect Sail and Dive Experience. So you have decided this is for you, you have a crew and you are ready to start searching. Searching for the right experience is not straight forward. There are lots of elements to consider.
SailChecker has years of experience helping organise diving and sailing memories. All our tailor-made service is completely free of charge and we will take all the hassle out of finding the perfect boat.
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