Motor Yacht La Buscadora is renowned for it's all-inclusive unlimited Caribbean scuba diving. Leave the crowds behind and go off the beaten path, the choices are endless. Even for those guests who have never considered scuba diving or snorkeling before, you'll find that Captain Mike's love of the water is infectious. He loves to share the underwater world with the novice as much as with the experienced diver.
He offers free resort courses while aboard the
motor yacht La Buscadora. Captain
Mike has been a certified Dive Instructor for 30 years and is
proud of his perfect safety record.
Scuba diving aboard this yacht is like no other. Our compressor is of dive shop caliber and fills dive tanks in nine minutes. Your scuba equipment is assembled and prepared for you. The captain loves to pamper his guests by helping them remove their equipment while still in the water so there's no struggling. Boarding La Buscadora's tender is easy via a stainless steel ladder with wide teak tread steps. Our tender boasts a 200 hp outboard engine that propels her along at 30 knots full of dive gear and guests. Our guests are not sitting on side pontoons but rather in lovely upholstered seating with hold rails. The ride is incredibly comfortable due to the extremely deep V ocean-going hull. This is just one of the things that makes this Caribbean diving holiday vacation a luxurious experience - there's no need to be jealous of the mega yachts!
Each day of diving in the Caribbean is planned to your preferences. Do you like early morning dives, or prefer a leisurely start to the day and dive after a wonderful relaxing breakfast? Maybe you'd like to dive three times a day, or just once a day. How about night dives, dives with currents and wrecks? Perhaps you'd like a tranquil swim with beautiful coral and lots of colorful tropicals. You might want to go where the big rays, jewfish, turtles and sharks hang out. All of these choices are yours aboard the dive yacht La Buscadora.
Most of the diving in the Caribbean is 80ft and shallower. Captain Mike also knows where there are beautiful wall dives with a great abundance of black coral that no one else goes to, where we have the option of going a bit deeper. He also loves to take his guests to some of the fantastic wreck dives in the BVI. Captain Mike has been diving from the Florida coast to Venezuela for over 30 years and feels that the BVI truly has some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.
When opportunity presents itself, Captain Mike loves to take his digital underwater video camera along on the
dive in order to provide you with a video record of your diving experience aboard Motor Yacht La Buscadora.
Here in the British Virgin Islands, visibility is normally in the
60 to 100ft range with occasional days of 100 to 150ft. BVI water temperature is consistently between 80 and 84 degrees. In the winter months, which only consist of two, water temperature may go down to 77 degrees. Many of our guests only wear
Tshirts or dive skins, at the most a shorty lightweight wetsuit will probably keep you comfortable
any time of the year. These are not provided by motor yacht La Buscadora but the Captain is glad to arrange for rentals for the duration of your trip.
All the waters in the Caribbean are protected under the National Parks Trust, who works in association with the BVI dive operators to protect the National Abundance of reefs. Several special areas, such as the wreck of the Rhone, receive extra protection as marine parks. As a result, divers enjoy healthy reefs with an enormous variety of fish. Mooring boys minimize anchor damage and regulations prohibit damaging or removing any plant or animal, keeping the reefs packed with life.