54m Super Yacht STARFIRE – Scuba Diving on a Mediterranean Yacht Holiday

Relaxing under the shimmering summer sun is, perhaps most enjoyable on a ...

54m Super Yacht STARFIRE – Scuba Diving on a Mediterranean Yacht Holiday

February 27, 2014

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Relaxing under the shimmering summer sun is, perhaps most enjoyable on a Mediterranean island, but if you are one that seeks underwater adventure, you might end up spending most of your time taking pleasure in the darkness of the sea. Whether you are a diving enthusiast holding several certificates or simply keen to shed your title as a non diver,  a Mediterranean yacht holiday is the ideal diving platform to discover what lies beneath the Mediterranean Sea. Not sure where to anchor off for your next diving excursion?  Captain Sputh from the 54m  (178’) Benetti super yacht STARFIRE and his crew have curated the top ten scuba diving islands in the Mediterranean Sea for a memorable rendezvous with underwater beauty. Below you will find information about the striking superyacht STARFIRE with a lovely video as well as some ideas for a fantastic Mediterranean yacht charter itinerary. For enquiries, contact us here.

About Benetti Motor Yacht STARFIRE

As soon as you join the 178-foot Benetti motor yacht STARFIRE you will be greeted by her spacious and elegant main saloon; serving as a gathering area before the dinner is being served and a fantastic place for relaxation and socialising.


Superyacht STARFIRE sleeps twelve guests in six staterooms, each with its own luxurious bathroom and state-of-the-art amenities.

Entering the master stateroom, there is a large 42” TV with an integrated computer. Further forward is the California King-sized bed, two seating areas as well as a vanity. The luxurious en-suite bathroom boasts a his and hers spa pool tub, and an adjoining shower.

The VIP cabin is characterised by two large windows offering unparalleled views right from the comfort of the room’s kind-sized bed. There is also a small couch, a vanity and an elegant en-suite bathroom with a full tub.

There are also two additional double cabins and two twin cabins.

Entertainment and socialising

A fantastic place to gather in the evening is the skylounge, providing comfortable seating and a bar. The teak aft-deck is another great place to unwind. The sun deck, in addition to the large lounging area where you can watch movies under the stars, boasts a sauna, a massage room, an al-fresco dining area, a bar and the popular spa pool tub. One of the unique features of charter yacht STARFIRE is that she offers four separate dining areas and a world-class cuisine, prepared by her two talented chefs.

Water fun and adventure

STARFIRE yacht has an excellent range of water toys, including two two-person wave runners, a stand-up Jet Ski, two Seabobs, two one-person kayaks, two two-person kayaks, a trampoline, a five person water toboggan, wake boards, tow tubes, snorkelling equipment as well as water skis.


Sardinia – Mesmerising Marine Life

The island of Sardinia in Italy welcomes divers to a stunning underwater wonderland featuring reefs, overhangs and unique rock formations. Diving into the crystal clear waters around Sardinia offers you a world filled with beautiful red corals, sponges, octopus, barracudas and groupers. If you are lucky, you may even encounter eagle rays, one of Mediterranean’s largest species.

Corsica – Wreck Diving

Whether you are a professional diver or just a beginner, France’s Corsica caters to those who seek a great wreck to explore. Swim along a B17 American Bomber to learn a little WWII history or along a Canadair Wreck, once an emergency plane trying to tank water over a disaster forest fire.

Sušac – Undiscovered Nirvana

There is so much underwater life along Croatia’s lovely shoreline.  Visit the waters around Sušac, located southwest of the island of Korcula, for loveliness that will fascinate even the most discerning diver on a Croatia yacht charter with its subterranean caves, tunnels, canyons, crevices, pillars and arches carved by centuries of erosion.

Croatia yacht charter - Korcula city walls - Image credit to Korcula Tourist Board

Korcula - Image credit to Korcula Tourist Board

Mykonos – Cosmopolitan Diving Destination

Apart from its notorious nightlife, Mykonos is also a heaven for divers. Seasoned as well as amateur divers on a Greece yacht holiday can brace themselves for an amazing underwater escapade; then unwind the afternoon away on the island’s many golden sandy beaches.

Malta – Diving Mecca

Ranked the best diving destination in the Mediterranean, Malta yacht charter boasts ample diving options in a picturesque setting. Deep under the azure waters lives a vibrant marine community of octopus, anemones, fire worms, tube worms and seahorses (very rare). The presence of caverns, underwater cliffs and wrecks further appeals to the adventurous spirit.

Azure Window - Dwejra - Photo courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority

Azure Window - Dwejra - Photo courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority

Santorini – Startling underwater topography

Santorini offers one of the most delightful diving experiences in the Mediterranean. Take a plunge on your next Santorini yacht vacation to meet multihued sponges, snappers, groupers and barracuda; then wind past the remains of the island’s volcanic explosion.

Formentera – Shallow Waters for Beginners

If you prefer to dive in shallow waters, Formentera in the Balearics is your ideal destination. This classic dive site offers divers the chance to catch a glimpse of lobsters, small groupers, crustaceans, scorpion fish and cardinal fish. You will find them taking refuge in the mighty La Plataforma structure.

Menorca – Fun Cavern Diving

Another classic site, Menorca in Spain offers tranquil diving similar to Formentera. Soft limestone rocks have formed a series of natural caves that rise above the sea and under the clear, warm waters. Divers can indulge in some stunning cavern diving.



Mallorca – Emerging to be the best

Divers find more than one reason to love Mallorca. Creeping through rock formations, you may come across a Mediterranean grouper or a starfish nestled on a reef wall. If you are a diving enthusiast with a penchant for history, wrecks dive in Mallorca are always a great option to add to your Spain yacht holiday.

Ibiza – Explore the ‘Cave of Light’

With more than 50 individual dive sites, Ibiza offers myriad diving opportunities amidst scenic settings. Bring a flashlight when diving into the depths of the clear, cool waters to undercover stunning gorgonian corals, yellow anemones and Mediterranean fan corals.

Ibiza - Es Calonet - Photo by Xescu Prats - Credit to Ibiza Tourist Board

Ibiza - Es Calonet - Photo by Xescu Prats - Credit to Ibiza Tourist Board

Beautiful landscapes, abundant marine life and diving opportunities aplenty; the Mediterranean has it all to gift you an unforgettable diving yacht holiday.

Blues, reds, greens and yellows, an infinite rainbow of colours awaits you if you plunge into the Mediterranean Sea. Just ask your captain to bring you to his secret spot.

Bio: Article provided by LuxeInACity, a luxury travel magazine, in collaboration with MY Starfire, a 178′ Benetti superyacht for charter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea. For additional information contact our brokers here.

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