After our first trip with Jen Darby of Liveaboard Adventures to Triton Bay and Raja Ampat, Indonesia, we quickly signed up for another trip to Papua New Guinea. Our trips with Jen can best be described as private chartered expeditions where the boat, it’s captain and crew were as committed to our pursuit of freedom, adventure and discovery. Delivering on those wishes is where Liveaboard Adventures has set itself apart. In contrast to our past experiences, some operators fell short because we were put through their well practiced and recurring trip formula whose result guaranteed that our experience would be far from unique, and where the monotonous burden placed on the crew and divers did little to aid in achieving the intimate experience pledged on glossy brochures and web sites. There is a better way to dive and this is it.
We’re from Australia and both experienced divers in our mid 60′s. We first dove with Jen in January 2009 in Raja Ampat and were very impressed with her ability to perceive and attend to both the safety and comfort of each person while diving and back on board. She has the ability to organize the best deals on the safest liveaboards, keep tabs on all the extraneous details and remain in close contact with all of her clients. These personal skills plus her vast experience and knowledge within the diving industry have assured that all our trips to various destinations have been both memorable and rewarding.
We have booked trips well into the future with Jen and recommend her company to all divers.
In 2010, while Jan was researching Indonesia for our next diving adventure, it was our great good fortune she came across Jen Darby’s Liveaboard Adventures website. We hit it off with Jen immediately and in 2011, we went on our first fantastic trip with her to Raja Ampat aboard the Dive Damai. Even before the end of that trip, we were signed up for our next adventure with Jen to PNG; another amazing experience! Since then, we have signed up for 8 more trips over the next 4 years. If Liveaboard Adventures is not dive travel perfection, it’s pretty darn close! Thanks Jen!
We have been diving international liveaboards for over 25 years and have never received the personalized service that Jen Darby routinely provides. She dives the boats she books and that difference translates to less surprises and more quality diving.