Blue Shark One, Maldives

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The 30m Blue Shark One yacht offers good value dive liveaboard trips in the Maldives. With 9 cabins on board located on the lower deck, she caters to a maximum of 16 guests. Each cabin has a double plus single bed, individually controlled air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The Blue Shark One liveaboard also has an air-conditioned salon and dining room where 3 meals per day plus snacks will be served buffet-style. The cuisine is a mixture of international and Maldivian dishes, with a wide variety to suit everyone. The large sundeck has cushioned loungers and beanbags to allow plenty of space for relaxing in between dives. There is also an additional partially shaded outdoor lounge area perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and stunning sunsets. With a focus on being environmentally-friendly, the Blue Shark One offers refillable aluminium bottles, reusable bamboo straws and biodegradable toiletries in the bathrooms.

Diving takes place from the dedicated dive Dhoni, to maximise quiet and space on the main vessel. The Blue Shark 1 liveaboard offers several exciting diving itineraries. The 7-night Centre Atolls is available year-round and offers the chance to dive with manta rays, whale sharks and reef sharks. The longer 14-day 'Best of Maldives' itinerary is perfect for those with more experience who want to enjoy exhilarating drift diving, pristine dive sites and sightings of larger marine life.

The experienced and professional crew are on hand to help you to get the most out of your Maldives diving vacation. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

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

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (20 USD), Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives (45 USD), Nitrox Course (200 USD), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (200-300 USD), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (20 USD per week).

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails

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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

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 2002
  • Length 30 meters
  • Beam 9 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines Yanmar 350PS
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 1 diving dhoni
  • Water capacity 6000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 10 tons
  • Freshwater maker 6 tons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Blue Shark One Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 16 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.4
  2. Crew
    8.6
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    8.4
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Enrique M
  • United States United States
Amazing!!! My only complaint on the trip is that I had to disembark the boat..😄

Everything about this trip was on point. From the BBQ on the beach and the live music, to the amazing crew and chef on the boat, to the great diving and dive guides. Dove with a Whaleshark and it was amazing. Top notch organization!!!🐙🦈🐟🐋

Recommended for
Crew, diving, food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Melvin M
  • United States United States
Awesome dive experience!

The mantas and the night dive with nurse sharks

Recommended for
Whale sharks, Mantas an nurse sharks
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Olga A
  • United States United States
Pleasant experience of diving.

Locating all 4 endemic species

Recommended for
Learning about marine life of the Indian Ocean, a few dive sites, improving skills for channel diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michelle B
  • Denmark Denmark
Best experience ever

We saw whaleshark, lots of mantarays, stingrays, eaglerays, different sharks, beautiful corals everything what is nice to see under Water? It was fun trying to dive in strong currents. Lucky we had reefhooks with us. The nightdive with mantarays was also very memorable:-) Nice and friendly crew and diveinstructors:-) can’t say anything negative about this trip. It was amazing all the way through:-)

Recommended for
divesites, food, divebriefing and of course the company:)
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rhiannon M
  • Australia Australia
A great experience!

Diving with mantas and a whaleshark, along with turtles, sharks, rays and plenty of fish life. The food! Cruising the Atolls...

Recommended for
The crew, the people we met and the service
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Erik F
  • Norway Norway
Relaxed atmosphere

The Tiger shark dives were the absolute highlight. We also had a very nice close encounter with a curious Manta.

Recommended for
The trip covered many atolls. We dived at rarely visited dive sites. The dive guides were very nice.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marek K
  • Poland Poland
Unforgettable trip, great dive guides, ideal boat and super friendly crew.

plenty of different sharks on almost every dive, night and day dives with mantas, night snorkling with whale sharks, night dive with nurse sharks, diving with tens of sting rays, fan and coral garden with uncountable numbers of banannafish

Recommended for
very experienced dive guides with true inside knowledge of the sites, giving true freedom during dives; excellent and varied dive sites; full realisation of the planned route
  • 7.2 Good
  • ARNOLD H
  • Germany Germany
Cozy cruiser

Manta light show at night & cleaning station circus, whaleshark snorkeling, great shark drift dives...pictureperfect

Recommended for
Supernice crew, awesome food, the dives...
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Torsten B
  • Germany Germany
Very clean and comfortable, great diving and guides. No credit card services on board, bring cash :-(

Nurse shark twilight dive, some of the pinnacles are marvelous. No luck with hammerheads and whale sharks, yet.

Recommended for
The cabins are cozy, if small. The crew is very friendly and does everything to make it a memorable trip.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Arkadiusz D
  • Poland Poland
Good diving, but cockroaches on the boat spoiled the trip

Cockroaches on the ship, a lot of them, me and another guest even found it in the luggage, packing for departure. Crew was super nice, cleaning rooms couple times a day, trying to do whatever possible to make up for this. Similar the dive guides - super cool guys, providing great diving experience, unfortunately one aspect spoiled the trip. I was so freaked out, finding one of them in my bedding, that I started sleeping on the front upper deck, where I didn't see them.

Recommended for
Crew, diving, weather
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Juan Jose Tahiche D
  • Spain Spain
Nice diving week in an old poorly maintained boat

We obviously enjoyed the diving, specially the tiger sharks and the mantas, which are a blast. We even saw a Thresher shark which was unexpected, so no complaints about diving. However, having tried many liveaboards in the past, I would not recommend this boat. There are a number of issues. First of all, the boat is not so big. We were only seven divers and that was fine, but I cannot imagine being comfortable there with a full boat (16 pax+12 crew). There are only six sunbeds, and only four of them are in a shaded area. Seats in the main deck area are not particularly comfortable. Not a lot of space to relax out of the cabins. All cabins are in the lower deck, very small and with just a tiny porthole (there are cabins with big windows in the upper deck, but those are reserved for the crew. In other boats I have travelled, it is the other way around). When we arrived we were offered one of the smallest cabins, near the bow. Being only four cabins occupied we requested to change and there was no problem to get a slightly bigger room, but we believe that should have been the first choice. Air conditioning in the cabin is either off (and you sweat) or on (and you freeze). Intermediate temperatures or fan speeds do not seem to make any difference. Bathrooms look old but are big (half the room size) and I have to say the shower works pretty well. Food was simple but tasty and we loved the sashimi the cook made a couple of times with the catch of the day. However, it was always served inside and we were disappointed that at least the days we were moored in Fuvahmulah, protected of the wind, breakfast or dinner would not be served in the front table (outside). It would have been nice. We mentioned it, but were told the table was not big enough (we were only seven!). In between dives snacks were poor, just crackers and oreos, and if you had a beer or a Coke at night and wanted some peanuts, you have to buy them at 7,50$. I think this is not right, in every other liveaboard I have been this is complimentary. Another thing that's not right is to charge us for the land tour we did in Fuvahmulah. It was 40$ for the whole boat, which is not much, but it's a bad detail. That should be included in the cruise price. Hell, it's such a small money that should be given for free! And lastly about the boat, which I think is the worst, there are small cockroaches everywhere: in the main area, in the cabins, over your luggage and even in the kitchen. I understand is a tropical area, and blah, blah, but I never saw this in any other ship. This issue is nasty and needs to be addressed ASAP. To end with a good note, I have to say that the dhoni crew and the divemasters are great and at the end of the day saved the trip. Young, enthusiastic, helpful, friendly and they know what they are doing. Diving spots are great, the tiger sharks are fenomenal animals to watch and the operation in Fuvahmulah seemed pretty profesional and safe to me. The manta point in Addu is not really at 20 meters. The deepest part is at 30m, so in these dives we would have appreciated some Nitrox to gain some bottom time. But anyway, it's always great to see the mantas and the divemasters had the knowledge to take us there at the right tide moment to find them.

Recommended for
Tiger sharks, mantas and a professional diving crew
Origin: US