Amba Liveaboard, Maldives



  • Renovated yearly
  • German Management
  • Western, Thai, and Maldivian cuisine
  • Eco-friendly reusable bottles are gifted to each guest
  • Nitrox license and certification of up to 30 meters are mandatory

The Amba liveaboard offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space. For a maximum of 20 guests on board, there are 10 cabins with individually controlled air conditioning, a fan, and a private bathroom with a sink, shower, and toilet. The upper deck has 2 premium cabins with a large terrace, and 7 more spacious standard cabins are on the lower deck. The standard cabins are equipped with double and/or single beds. A lower deck cabin is in the bow and has a king-size double bed. Communal areas onboard the Amba yacht include the main saloon and dining room, where 3 freshly prepared meals are served daily, along with afternoon snacks/cakes, drinking water, tea, and coffee. The Chefs bake daily fresh Sourdough Bread in the morning for breakfast lovers. The outdoor lounge on the upper deck is perfect for relaxing between dives, and the spacious partially covered sun deck is furnished with sun loungers.

During the week-long Maldives liveaboard trip, 2-3 dives per day are included, including one -or two-night dives (excluding arrival and departure days). In the central atolls of the Maldives, which include Meemu Atoll, Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, and Rasdoo Atoll, both experienced and inexperienced divers can enjoy spectacular reefs, channels, wrecks, manta rays, reef sharks, various rays, large hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks, and many other interesting sea creatures. The dive dhoni accompanies the Amba and offers enough space to put on and store gear and fresh towels after diving.  Before each dive, there is a detailed briefing in English, which can also be translated into German. VAT and fuel charges are included in the price.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Night Dives, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day), Gratuities (20 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives (50 EUR per activity), Nitrox Course (99 EUR per activity), Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English and German.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Year renovated 2021
  • Length 34 meters
  • Beam 10 meters
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines Volvo Penta / Yanmar 430 HP
  • Max guests 18
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 1 Dhoni
  • Water capacity 5000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 3000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 6000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Amba Liveaboard Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 50 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
very often the only boat in the neighborhood

guitar shark, leopard shark, manta, octopus walking around

Recommended for
unique north itinerary, spacious room, sunrise/sunset
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Greg F
  • United States United States
Some good Some bad

The Manta dive was an awesome dive. The reefs were in very good shape for the most part and the amount of reef fish was mind boggeling!!

Recommended for
The crew on the dohni were very very good. 4 of the dives were good.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Johan B
  • South Africa South Africa
The week on the Amba was the best diving I have done yet!!!

The crew was really good, especially the kitchen staff. They kept us well fed and didn't just serve the "normal" dive boat fare. We did 18 dives and each one was different from the next, ensuring that we experienced all that the North Maldives has to offer in one short week. Some advice - as the currents can be quite strong, remember to bring a reef hook along, although the boat and also provide.

Recommended for
Crew and guides / underwater life diversity / Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Adam W
  • United States United States
Nice boat, good food, meh diving

Dives at 7am are a little too early as the sun's not high enough to pierce much of the water. Some dive spots should be abandoned altogether as they were uninteresting or nearly completely bleached. Wasted a lot of time over barren areas. Overall 18 dives: 3 great; 5 good; 5 ok; 5 quite dull.

Recommended for
Good food, boat is in good shape (but rooms smell), nice sun and shade areas
  • 8.0 Very good
  • christian H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Enjoy diving far away from crowded spots

christmas Rock diving spot

Recommended for
Food onboard, diving spots, service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter W
  • Australia Australia
A great dive trip in the beautiful northern Makdives

Great! The Amba is currently the only dive boat operating in the Northern Maldives so the dive sites were not crowded with boats and divers. Sleeping out of the roof deck was wonderful! Great cabins too! Excellent food!

Recommended for
The diving, the diving, the diving.... Everything was great but the diving is the most important
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Marina C
  • Italy Italy
Good experience to taste diving in Maldives

Amazing experience

Recommended for
The upper deck, the amazing places, the peace in the ocean
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mario G
  • Italy Italy
ottima esperienza, immersioni da favola

immersione con squali e mante

Recommended for
cortesia, professionalità e comfort
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Gerald K
  • Austria Austria
Freundlicher Service auf in die Jahre gekommenen Boot!

Das Highlight war der Mangoshake mit Vodka!

Recommended for
Oberdeckkabine, Essen, Wetter
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Jasmine R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Ohne Touristen tauchen

Alles in allem war es ein toller Urlaub, das Wetter stimmte aber leider hatten wir nicht so Glück mit den Mantas... Die Riffe sind alle sehr tief (22 m - 30 m) und je nach Strömung anspruchsvoll (vor allem der schnelle Abstieg). Kabine im Oberdeck war ok, leider keine Lüftung im Bad und deshalb Schimmel = schlechter Geruch! Die Crew war super!

Recommended for
Agelegene Tauchspots, Nette Crew, feiner BBQ auf Insel