I believe that the liveaboard market has always been left out from the authorities. Starting from bank, LGA, Councils and Domestic Airlines. We all understood and understood there were lots of promises done.
But just a simple example, domestic flight booking. They get the confirmation in very last minutes after filling the resorts required commitment (highly subsidized from the government ) airfare is 60 -65%higher than the resorts or guesthouses). Going more, Yes market is developed and invested by local entrepreneurs. I understand there are more than 1700 beds in the market on Liveaboards which is the size of average 10 resorts. GST -TGST green tax import duty , transport relevant taxes , anchoring fee are also being paid without any concession.