There is something special about joining a small liveaboard for a more intimate dive safari. You can enjoy a more personalised service, smaller dive groups, and the chance to book the whole boat easily or get to know your fellow travellers better. There is often more flexibility in dive schedules and a slower-pace of life to enjoy as you sail from island to island.

Here are my top choices of small liveaboards around the world.

Escape the Diving Crowds: 6 Small Liveaboards for Intimate Scuba Safaris