Maldiviana, Maldives

from US$ 196 / day
  • Internet
  • Nitrox available
8.410 "Very good"   1 Verified Review
Maldiviana Liveaboard Maldiviana Liveaboard Dhoni and Dhingi (used for diving, snorkeling and fishing) Crew Main TV area Dining area Sun deck extention Relaxing area M/Y Maldiviana at sun set Innafushi - uninhabited island Innafushi - uninhabited island Fishes and corals Leopard shark Manta Fishes and corals Nurse sharks Whale shark Manta Corals Napoleon Wreck Murey Whale shark Dining area Buffet

    The 27m MY Maldiviana Liveaboard underwent a full renovation in 2015 and offers year round dive liveaboard trips to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, including the Male Atolls, Ari Atolls and Felidhoo Atolls. Diving takes place form the dedicated diving Dhoni, to give more space and quiet on the mother ship. Nitrox is available and the experienced dive guides will delight in showing divers the beauty of the underwater world. With lush coral reefs and pristine dive sites, divers can hope to see Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, as well as Turtles, Barracuda and Tuna.

    Topside, the Maldiviana Yacht has 7 cabins which cater to 14 divers. Each cabin has individually controlled A/C and an en-suite bathroom. The on-board restaurant offers a varied menu of European and local cuisine, and a bar with a wide selection of drinks available to purchase. Guests can relax in the air-conditioned lounge with TV, entertainment system & karaoke, or on the sun deck with loungers to relax in between dives and enjoy the breath-taking Maldivian views.

    To book your Maldives dive liveaboard adventure call us or reserve online today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided

    Excluded: International flights; Local flights if demand the special route; Medical insurance and diving insurance; Alcoholic drinks and freshly squeezed juices; Rent of diving equipment; Ntrox; tips for the crew ; «Green tax» 6 usd per person per night – to be paid cash upon check out from the boat

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    Boat features

    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Charging stations
    • Paid Internet

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Sidemount Diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:30 usd per day + GST 12%
    • 15L tanks:5 usd per day + GST 12%
    • Nitrox tank:free
    • Fins:free
    • Wetsuit:only shorty type - 5 usd per day +GST 12%
    • Drysuit:N/A
    • Regulator:10usd per day + GST 12%
    • BCD:10usd per day + GST 12%
    • Dive Computer:10usd per day + GST 12%
    • Snorkel equipment:free
    • U/W video camera rental:N/A
    • U/W photo camera rental:N/A
    • Nitrox Refills:5 usd per tank 12 L +GST 12%

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:August 2002
    • Year renovated:May-June 2015
    • Length:26.9 m
    • Deck area:diving from Dhoni - special service boat for diving
    • Beam:8.15 m
    • Cruising speed:11.5 knots
    • Engines:Daewoo 360ps.
    • Max guests:14 (up to 18 if children)
    • Number of cabins:7
    • Number of bathrooms:8
    • Tenders:Dhoni service boat
    • Water capacity:4000 litres
    • Fuel capacity:5000 litres
    • Freshwater maker:6000 litres per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Maldiviana Reviews

    8.4
    Very good (out of 10)
    Average score from 1 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Australia
    8.4
    Very good
    Mantas and Whalesharks Central Atolls - 11 Nights, Maldives in October

    All crew were friendly and helpful. We were the first Australians that had been on the boat and we found the Russian passengers very friendly as well. Drinks prices seemed very reasonable for a live aboard. The food was varied, with a range of choices and the chef Chathu made a big effort to keep everyone happy. He took a real interest in passenger tastes and tailored dishes to suit us. Tank fills were fairly consistent with no short fills. You can choose between 2 tanks sizes or pay for $50 for a 15L tank for the trip if you are an air pig. Niyaz the instructor, gave clear dive briefings and he and Ari worked hard to find good stuff in the water. We had 2 dives at Paradise Manta Point, on passenger request, with 7 or 8 Mantas. The second dive with no divers other than the 6 on our boat. They worked hard to finally get us in the water with a 7m and a 6m whaleshark and we had 2 Mantas stay around for hours at nigh with a light over the water. The night dive feeding sharks was great fun with large tawny nurse sharks showing up as soon as we hit the water. Unfortunately the dive dhoni broke down after our first dive on day 3 so we only had one dive that day. The projected repair completion time kept getting put back and they eventually used a replacement dhoni for 2 dives on day 4. This put the whole of the rest of the itinerary out. Niyaz tried his best to rearrange the diving to minimise impact; however he had to play catch up and eventually leave some key sites in the north of Ari atoll out. This lead to us making some very ordinary dives in poor visibility with a lot of channel dives on outgoing currents with bad visibility. We also then needed to do three 4 dive days to make up the number of dives. Some of these were very ordinary and felt a bit like diving so another dive could be ticked off the tally. Despite the problem with the Dhoni I would dive with this boat and crew again. We were just very unlucky to have a breakdown on our trip. I guess that means we will have to go to the Maldives again.

    Recommended for

    Great, friendly crew. Only 6 passengers on our trip. Mantas and whalesharks.

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