Ari Queen, Maldives

  • Rating 8.3 out of 10 8.3 Very good
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    • Nitrox available
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“Alejandra, Fire, Hugo, and Captain Adam are the best! The rest of the crew is awesome as well. I cannot say enough about the profe…”

Scott P, Flag of United States United States


  • Year-round dive trips
  • Famous Maldives Atolls
  • Nitrox on board
  • Wi-Fi on board

The Ari Queen Liveaboard offers year-round dive trips to some of the Maldives' most famous Atolls. Explore the North & South Male Atolls and the Ari Atolls to see Manta Rays, Rasdhoo – famous for Hammerhead Sharks, and even Felidhoo and Meemu Atolls. The experienced dive guides are on hand to make this a memorable diving vacation in the Maldives.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Special Dinner (65 USD), Extra Dives (45 USD per tank), Nitrox, Rental Gear, WiFi internet (10 USD).

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Ari Queen Reviews

  • Rating 8.3 out of 10
  • 8.3 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • Rating 10 out of 10
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Scott P
  • Flag of United States United States

Amazing Alejandra, Fire, Hugo, and Captain Adam are the best!

Alejandra, Fire, Hugo, and Captain Adam are the best! The rest of the crew is awesome as well. I cannot say enough about the professionalism that comes with the employees of this boat. They went above an beyond to make everyone's trip amazing. Manta Ray night dive was incredible as well as the Shark and Stingray night dive. Owner take note: Alejandra is awesome!

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Staff, Staff, Staff.
  • Rating 8.8 out of 10
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Paul C
  • Flag of United States United States

First Liveaboard: Well worth it!

Of course the diving was the main highlight: lots of sharks, including up close and personal chances with nurse sharks on a night dive, manta rays, and lots of barracuda, tuna, Big eye trevally, moray and honeycomb eels, porcupine and puffer fish, bat fish, blue stripe snappers, Hawksbill turtles, etc. I really enjoyed the night dives. One night, there were several mantas feeding on plankton attracted to the surface by lights on the back of the boat and it was possible to get in the water to watch them and take pictures. The boat itself was very comfortable; even the "budget" type rooms on the lower deck were fairly spacious with their own bathroom/showers, air con and closet storage space. The boat staff, especially the kitchen/dining staff were very kind and professional. The dive guests were quite diverse and interesting to talk with: from Finland, Sweden, Italy, Israel, Australia, the USA, Japan, and Russia. We did a total of 17 dives, with one optional dive. One couple from Italy was making their 5th trip on this dive boat! Overall, this was a great value for the money and well worth it! It was my first liveaboard, but it won't be my last! I'm hooked (excuse the pun)!

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The diving was very good, the food onboard was delicious, and the convenience of the "dhoni" dive boat was great!
  • Rating 8.0 out of 10
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Aaron R
  • Flag of United States United States

Good value for the money

Hassan my DM was fun to dive with, and the crew is very hard working. I was pleasantly surprised by the space in my room and common areas, for the price relative to other liveaboards. Where I was disappointed is in the communication before and during the trip. And feeling rushed at times. I didn't mind the ship's itinerary but I wish I knew it ahead of time. I tried contacting the liveaboard staff in advance, but emails and messages were ignored ( as a middleman, did a good job of helping me where they could.) For instance, it would have helped me to know that the boat departed Male on Saturday morning and returned back Friday afternoon, as I could have planned my flights better. With that said, the liveaboard was a good value for the money.

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The dives, hard working crew, plenty of space

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