Eco Blue Liveaboard, Maldives

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Highlights

  • Large emphasis placed on marine conservation with biodegradable shampoo and shower gel, bamboo straws and aluminium drinking bottles provided for guests
  • Snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks at Hanifaru bay
  • Family cruises available with kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding and night fishing

The MV Eco Blue yacht offers year-round liveaboard diving to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. Catering to 20 guests in 11 cabins, she offers a budget-friendly way to explore the Maldives. Each cabin has individually controlled AC and comes with either double or double and single beds. Social areas include the dining room, lounge with entertainment and sun deck with loungers to relax in-between dives. There is a focus on the environment and sustainability, and they produce their own drinking water, have reusable bamboo straws and offer biodegradable toiletries, as well as taking part in many other efforts to be eco-friendly.

Diving on board the Eco Blue Maldives takes place from the separate fully-equipped dive dhoni, There is a choice of itineraries, ranging from 7 - 14 nights, each visiting some of the best atolls in the Maldives. The Central Atolls tour is Male-Male, stopping at the north and south Male Atolls, Ari Atoll and Vaavu Atoll, in the summer months the Baa Atoll is on offer including the famous Hanifaru Bay, or for those who have more time there are south routes to the more remote areas of Thaa and the deep south Atolls. There are also dedicated ‘Family Cruises’ available, where the focus of the trip is to have ‘fun with the kids’. Two dives a day are offered, along with other fun activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Visas and Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities (10 USD per day), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives (45 USD per tank), Nitrox, Nitrox Course (200 USD), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (200-300 USD), WiFi internet (20 USD).

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option

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
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • 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.


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2002
  • Year renovated 2017
  • Length 32 meters
  • Beam 10 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders 1 dhoni diving
  • Water capacity 6000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 10 tons
  • Freshwater maker 6 tons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light

Eco Blue Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 70 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.4
  2. Crew
    8.8
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.4
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Matthew H
  • United States United States
It was a great bucket list experience.

Highlight of the trip was the diving. The Dive masters were great and let us create great memories like crossing the equator and becoming 'shellbacks'. When they found out we were sitting at 99 dives and they decided to scheduled a night dive on the last day to get us to a 100 dives. That night the crew toasted our 100th dive. Great liveaboard experience.

Recommended for
Diving, Visiting villages on the trip, and the crew was awesome.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carolyn S
  • United States United States
Very competent dive guides that respect sea creatures.

Incredible encounters with manta rays. Great nurse shark night encounter, this was my fourth time doing this night time shark dive with different boats and this was the best approach to these animals.

Recommended for
Very good dive guides, very respectful of sea life, great manta and shark encounters, nice island visits.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Steve B
  • United States United States
Lifechanging experience that will be hard to beat!

The highlight of this trip was Moofushi Corner. The simplicity of swimming against the current with hundreds of thousands of other fish, mimics the feeling of flying. Add in a very curious baby eagle ray, and it makes the experience magical. Would highly recommend and will certainly look to visit again and dive with Eco Blue!

Recommended for
Top quality dive sites, amazing dive guide and crew, positive vibes
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Moshe R
  • United States United States
Excellent scuba diving safari

Whale sharks!

Recommended for
Dive guides , Dive sites , safety
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pamela H
  • United States United States
Sharks Sharks Sharks! Exceeded expectations.

Sharks and pelagics - tiger sharks, spinner sharks, nurse sharks, whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, and all the "normal" reef life you'd expect - more morays than I've ever seen, huge schools of reef fish, batfish, trevally jacks. Channel diving - like being un an underwater hurricane but unparalleled "fish parade" including hundreds of sharks, then floating like Superman over the reef once releasing near NDL. Some very cool special dives (Tiger Zoo on Fuvahmulah; Fish Factory w/ many Spinners, some Reef and even a Bull Shark; Fish Tank with dozens of stingrays and hundreds of Moray Eels; a frenzied Nurse Shark dive). Professional, friendly, and customer service-focused crew, very helpful. Three late afternoon sunset stops on uninhabited tropical islands. Crossing the equator. Overall just an amazing trip.

Recommended for
Sharks. Channel diving. Boat crew.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Charlotte B
  • United States United States
It was pleasant.

Lunch and dinner dishes were tasty. Wished breakfast was more than just eggs and toast. Also, would have preferred more snacks in between meals other than cookies and bananas. Diving takes much energy and calories. I found myself often hungry in between meals.

Recommended for
Comfort, quiet and relaxing.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Sau Lin Joely T
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
A great vacation in the sea

The DM changed the route and eventally traced the whale sherk in south atoll.

Recommended for
1. frendly crews, 2. experienced DM, 3. nice food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mirco M
  • Germany Germany
Great liveaboard, awesome crew, really good diving

We booked a 11 day trip on MV Eco Blue in October 2017. Everything was well planned and organized. Still the route the boat and the choice of dive sites was handled very flexible due to weather conditions and wishes of the divers. We appreciated that very much because it gave us the chance to focus on the marine life we wanted to see the most. In our trip we saw plenty mantas, two whale sharks and many reef sharks as well as turtles. We can recommend diving in the Maldives in general and especially on the MV Eco Blue. The two guides made really a good job above and under water with organizing everything, showing us the marine life and helping wherever possible. The boat was perfectly managed by Alex who tried to meet all of our specific wishes. The food on the boat was very good. It was a mixture of western and Asian food. The crew tried to meet all of the specific wishes as well. They made extra food for us because we are vegetarian and tried to catch the desired fish for some of the other guests. All in all we had a great experience on the Eco Blue and could see all of the marine life we wished to see. We can especially recommend this boat and we are considering to book another tour on MV Eco Blue in the atolls at the south of the Maldives.

Recommended for
Marine Live, organization, relaxed atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mirco M
  • Germany Germany
Great liveaboard, awesome crew, really good diving

We booked a 11 day trip on MV Eco Blue in October 2017. Everything was well planned and organized. Still the route the boat and the choice of dive sites was handled very flexible due to weather conditions and wishes of the divers. We appreciated that very much because it gave us the chance to focus on the marine life we wanted to see the most. In our trip we saw plenty mantas, two whale sharks and many reef sharks as well as turtles. We can recommend diving in the Maldives in general and especially on the MV Eco Blue. The two guides made really a good job above and under water with organizing everything, showing us the marine life and helping wherever possible. The boat was perfectly managed by Alex who tried to meet all of our specific wishes. The food on the boat was very good. It was a mixture of western and Asian food. The crew tried to meet all of the specific wishes as well. They made extra food for us because we are vegetarian and tried to catch the desired fish for some of the other guests. All in all we had a great experience on the Eco Blue and could see all of the marine life we wished to see. We can especially recommend this boat and we are considering to book another tour on MV Eco Blue in the atolls at the south of the Maldives.

Recommended for
Marine Live, organization, relaxed atmosphere
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Isabel B
  • Canada Canada
Great trip! Crew and Dive guides did everything to make this trip memorable.

Swimming with whale sharks and mantas at leisure off the back of the boat.

Recommended for
Great human environment, great dive spots, excellent logistics and organization
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rick V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Amazing experience, great Divesspots

We saw so many Sharks specially Greysharks/Whitetipped/ Blacktipped. It was one of my best experience of my life, marina life is great, the spots are amazing. I plan to ga again. !!!recommendable!!!! again again ;)

Recommended for
Good/funny Crew, greats Divespots, Super Dive Guids
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Aneta N
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
Unforgettable in every way!

First and foremost I developed new diving skills and awareness of how to deal with strong and conflicting currents, how to use hook as an aid for underwater photography. Made new friendships with mantas, eagle rays, turtles, sharks and dolphins. Live on the boat was easy and comfortable. The diving company provided me with fantastic replacement equipment to replace my broken items and make my diving pleasurable and comfortable. I will return!

Recommended for
Very comfortable accommodation and boat, fantastic dive guides going out of their way to provide unforgettable under water experience, excellent services, from both the boat management and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zdenek P
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
A friendly environment with good service

Vacation with diving

Recommended for
Diving, Food and Service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rona A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The best liveaboard in the Maldives!

This was by far the best liveaboard and dive holiday I've ever been on (previously been on Leo in the Maldives and another liveaboard in the Philippines, and also diving in Indonesia, Oman, Sicily, and Iceland). The main reason for this was definitely the incredible atmosphere created by all the staff, who were so friendly and made it such a wonderful week! The boat itself is very comfortable, the food is great, and the dives were spectacular. The cabins on lower deck are beautiful wooden rooms, with powerful showers that always have hot water. The bed is made up several times a day, and the air con keeps the room cool. The food is really tasty and there is lots of it, and it is served on the table, instead of buffet style, which is much nicer. There are 3 shaded sun decks with loungers and bean bags, and there is always loads of chilled filtered water to drink. The dive tender is really large and the boat staff are so helpful - they always helped me carry my tank in and out of the boat since I had a back operation. The dives themselves were brilliant, and the briefings were always thorough and well explained. The dive guides are great - ours was Shamoon, and he was amazing! Always so friendly, fun, and helpful. The GM, Alex, was on the boat the week we were there and he was so kind, friendly, and fun! Some other amazing experiences were drinking from coconuts on a beach while listening to music with the staff and guests. Snorkelling at the back of the boat with a whale shark and dolphins who stayed all night and who we had to ourselves! Watching a pod of pilot whales from the boat - the captain followed them for us for half an hour so we could get a better look! This was one of the best holidays I've been on, and I will definitely be booking Eco Blue next time I'm in the Maldives! It surpassed my expectations on every count. Thank you so much!

Recommended for
Dive guides, staff, food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Olivier P
  • Canada Canada
Amazing experience.

Thanks to Alex, Shamoon and Sharko, this was a unforgettable diving experience. The rest of the crew made life aboard easy going with a real personal touch. Friendly, and funny. Thank you so much.

Recommended for
The whole crew is great. From the kitchen to the underwater guides and the boat crews.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • rotem A
  • Israel Israel
Ecoblue is a wonderful eco friendly livaboard with excellent stuff.

Overall wow wow wow. The team on the boat makes the diffrence with their professional, friendly and flexible attitude. Rooms are nice and clean, food was absolutely great and common areas are spacious and inviting. Diving sights at the ssouth tourwere good and we saw whale sharks, black and white tip sharks, mantas and other rays. Wonderful channel dives.

Recommended for
The team of Alex, Shamoon and Shakko who were very professional with all their services. The boat has many resting areas and is perfectly clean.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • WONKYU L
  • South Korea South Korea
Fun to dive!

Awesome dive experience with awesome guides, crews and food! All three dive guides are very friendly, well experienced and humorous. Crews are also very friendly and well serving. Foods they prepare was also top notch in my three times of live-aboard experience. No regrets by choosing Eco Blue for diving, fun to dive!

Recommended for
Dive Guides, Crews, Food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Luciano S
  • Italy Italy
Great Fun and Great Dives

We chose this safari with an eye on the budget too, which left us some concern about the quality we were going to find. Our fears proved totally wrong: the boat was beautiful and clean, the crew was efficient and very friendly and the food was more than satisfactory. Most important: diving was great. The diving places and time were well selected and the guides were nice, competent and careful. My only recommendation is to propose something alternative to Alimatha for the night dive... the shark festival is funny, but I find it too much of a passive experience and too many divers down there...

Recommended for
dives, crew friendliness, value for money
  • 7.2 Good
  • Jeremie T
  • France France
First cruise in maldives

We were on the first trip of the boat so everything was new , we have been to hanifarubay during august so we manage to see around 35 mantas at the same spot. More over the manager allowed us to stay 2days on hanifaru bay to be able to spend more times with mantas !

Recommended for
Hanifaru bay!!! Low number of divers, friendly crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sylvain R
  • France France
Great trip to South to see great stuff

It was nice to have an opportunity to cruise down South Maldives from Malé and back. Celebrating the Equator crossing was fun. It is 100% certain to see great stuff such as Tiger Sharks, Oceanic Black Tip Sharks, Whale Sharks, school of Dolphins, Manta Rays, etc. but Hammerhead Sharks had been only far-away shadows for us. The crew manager was new in the business, which might explain his, sometimes, lack of communication and management. Overall, it was a great trip that we recommand.

Recommended for
The cabin comfort - Crew Friendliness - The general atmosphere onboard
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thu T
  • Vietnam Vietnam
Wonderful Trip!!!

Shamoon, Shakko, Alex, Rita and the rest of the highly-professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable crew made our trip memorable. The unexpected BBQ on a desert island, the interesting tour of Male... are bonus on top of great diving. Thumbs up!

Recommended for
Dives, staff, weather
  • 10 Exceptional
  • estefania A
  • Spain Spain
Awesome and super worth it

It has been a great trip, boat, staff, dives...

Recommended for
Dive spots, staff and the great boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tanya B
  • Ireland Ireland
Would definitely recommend Ecoblue

I loved diving with Ecoblue, and was so happy to see my first whale shark (snorkelling), along with lots of mantas and sharks. The team is friendly, hard working and knowledgeable. Our dive guides were Shamoon, Amir and Alex. I always felt safe with them, and they did their best to make the experience amazing for us, as well as being a lot of fun. There were a couple of night dives that were so memorable - the first was with mantas and the second with sharks. The BBQ on a picture-perfect tropical island was a lovely experience, too, and we spent the evening chatting and listening to Shamoon and Imad's live music under the stars. The boat was clean and stocked with everything you needed for a comfortable week. The showers were always hot. The company makes an effort environmentally by providing refillable water bottles, avoiding single use plastics where possible, offering draft beer, and providing non-toxic shower gel and shampoo. In the water they got us all to use reef hooks to prevent damage to the reef and they don't feed sharks. I did the Central Atolls trip in November and although the corals were not always pristine there was so much interesting wildlife that the entire experience was fantastic. Thank you, Ecoblue!

Recommended for
Environmentally aware, superb wildlife, great dive guides and crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • HONGJEA K
  • South Korea South Korea
good liveaboard

Rooms were very spacious as there was another big boat for diving centre.

Recommended for
crews, diving, spacious room
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hans V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
10/10 Would do again

Drinking beer with the staff in the evening. Having diner on an island. My complete wishlist of animals was checked off. Mantas, sharks, lion fish, stone fish, sting rays, whale sharks.

Recommended for
The comfort of the boat, the staff and the diving quality
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • INHEE J
  • South Korea South Korea
Out of world

Mantas, a guitar shark, lots of reef sharks, being up close and personal with lots of sharks and eagle rays during night diving and friendly companion divers and guides.

Recommended for
All I can think is diving, big sea creatures I can encounter easily, quiet time at time
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Outstanding and Exceptional Trip

We had two close encounters with playful Mantas - and Whaleshark inches away at the back of the boat at night, along with lots of large pelagic action in many channel dives. Eco-Blue is a "Happy Ship", well run, with a delightful crew who couldn't do more to make the trip outstanding.

Recommended for
The Boat, The Guides, The Dives, The Crew - oops that's 4!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gabor S
  • Hungary Hungary
We had a great time on board of the ship and we really enjoyed the dives with the outstnading guidance of Shamoon and Amir.

Outsanding night dives with the Mantas and Nurse Sharks. The friendliness of the hole crew.

Recommended for
Snorkeling with Whale Shark, Dinner on Barbeque Island :) under the stars. Dive with the Nurse Sharks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • kaiyuan T
  • China China
Best guides I've ever met

We have seen very thing we want to see, like mantas, whalesharks, nurse sharks, etc

Recommended for
Guides, Dive arrangement, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Awsome diving trip in the Maldived

night dive with mantas and nursesharks great channel dives very friendly and helpful crew

Recommended for
international guests, great crew, awsome dives
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 晓堃 彭
  • China China
Best trip

Whale shark

Recommended for
Night dive with manta, delicious food and friendly staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Guillermo F
  • Italy Italy
Amazing experience!!!

All!!!

Recommended for
Crew, dive guides, beautifull places
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Raymond C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely brilliant dive trip!!!

Whale Sharks, Mantas and sharks. Friendly dive team. Crew and dive guide were excellent, including the dive guide duo entertainment.

Recommended for
Diving, eating and relaxing.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Paul H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
OK

Manta Rays, Pilot Whale Pod on trip south.

Recommended for
Crew were excellent, dive guides were excellent, diving good first week, not so good 2nd week
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bert M
  • Netherlands Netherlands
If we go to the Maldives, we will chose Eco Blue (Shark II) again

From start to finish the crew's service and friendliness has been outstanding. The boat is in good shape, it is professionally run, and we have felt very welcome and at home throughout the entire stay. A great plus was the food that the chefs prepared on a daily. It was a lot better and more varied that we expected (and we are quite critical when it comes to food). Not to forget, the diving was fantastic as well! Many channels dives, loads of sharks, we've seen eagle rays, pink ray, cow feathered tail ray, marble ray, manta ray, abundance of fish - sadly we didn't see the whale shark because nature is nature ;). Long story short, next time we choose for a live aboard in the Maldives we will for sure choose Eco Blue again!

Recommended for
Channel Dives, Crew Service & Friendliness, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • seulky K
  • South Korea South Korea
Maldives, I love this place.

whalesharks..!!

Recommended for
crews, divings, and food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Edel F
  • Ireland Ireland
Epic

All round amazing trip from start to finish, AMAZING dives with a very fun and accommodating crew! Thanks so much for an epic week!

Recommended for
People, dives, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Duncan R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great

escaping from lock down ! Great diving and the lovely staff on the boat...all fantastic

Recommended for
team, diving, comfort
  • 7.2 Good
  • Stefanie C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing diving experience

Diving with mantas at night

Recommended for
I managed to score my own cabin due to less capacity on board, dive instructor was very friendly and generous with support for newer divers, great diving!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Torsten B
  • Denmark Denmark
Very comfortable stay with excellent guides!

Diving with reef sharks and mantas, plus wonderful coral fish. Need to come back for hammerheads and whale sharks, though ... ;-)

Recommended for
The dive guides, diving with sharks and mantas, the comfortable, laid-back atmosphere on board.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Borys D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent

Night dives

Recommended for
Crew guides dive locationd
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Micky L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great!!!

Great dives in strong currents with lots of sharks and memorable manata encounters.

Recommended for
Good boat, great crew and great guests
  • 5.6 Review score
  • nils peter G
  • Denmark Denmark
Over priced operator.

The dive sights. The social companion ship amongst the divers. Cleanlines of the small and Old warn out cabin.

Recommended for
The other customers/divers, The english skill of the crew, The food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yann V
  • France France
Great week on the boat, amazing diving, friendly staff & guides, great food

We really enjoyed our trip on Eco Blue. On the positive side: the boat is fairly spatious, with plenty of space to hangout / chill / relax before, between or after the dives. The dives were amazing: I guess we were fairly lucky, we had 3 amazing dives with mantas (1 at night, 2 during the day), got to snorkel with a whaleshark at the back of the boat, saw plenty of sharks & turtles, did some nice drifts in the current and got to see plenty of smaller fishes / crabs and other crustaceans. The staff & guides were super friendly, and the atmosphere on board was very relaxed. And most importantly, the food was amazing, super tasty and varied during the entire stay. On the "meh" side: we were a bit disappointed by the cabins, they looked a bit more spacious on the photos than in reality. We also would have preferred spending a bit more time away from Male and dive more in Ari / Vaavu atolls, being back at the airport marina's on Saturday at midday for a Sunday departure was a bit early, as there is not much to do when the boat is anchored in the marina.

Recommended for
Night dive with mantas, snorkeling with whale shark, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Silke G
  • Germany Germany
Great Week of Diving

My wife and I really enjoyed the dive safari around the central atolls on Eco Blue. Pros: the boat is big enough with ample space to hangout and relax. Everything is straight forward without being too fancy. We had one of the upper deck cabins which was spacious enough for an 8-day trip. Storage is plenty with shelfs & hangers. The bathroom is a combination of all-in-one as you find it on most liveaboards (we prefer separate shower; however this was not a show-stopper at all). The room and bathroom have ventilation/windows which was nice getting a cool breeze in, every now and then. The cuisine was outstanding, plentiful and tasty (with a nice variety of salads, vegetables, fish, meat, noodles, etc.). On the drinking part there was a good variation of beer, wine, and other liquor. Vessel & dhoni: both were clean and fully functional to Maldives standards. Given that we were going at the end of the season, some minor wear & tear was to be expected but did not in any case affect the dive operation. Staff/dive guides/briefing: Just outstanding, very friendly, approachable and helpful at any time, the dive briefings & announcements were one of a kind clearly stating the dive objective, safety-, entry-, exit- strategy with detailed hand-drawn dive maps. The boat/dhoni captain & crew together with the dive guides hit the dive locations & current situation spot on. We had, as expected, some rougher seas during the dives, but always were picked-up without delay keeping every bodies safety the upmost priority. Diving: Given the time of the year May 2021, the vis was still fine. The dives were generally 60 minutes long or 50 bar. Buddy pairs could ‘go up’ as they got low on Nitrox/NDL. Diving was a mix of strong, medium and almost no current experience. We did one night-dive with mantas, one night-snorkeling with wale sharks, a dawn dive with nurse sharks (amazing !!) and two wreck dives. Despite the variant visibility we were very lucky to see plenty of sharks, turtles, rays, octopus, moray eels, lots of small critters and fish. Dive companion: As this is the most ‘unknown’ until you arrive on the liveaboard, we truly enjoyed the international mix containing of Germans (11, German-operated boat), Dutch (2), English (1) French (1), Russian (2). Generally, the diver-level was advanced, with photographers, just-divers and two doing his OW & AOW / Nitrox course. Groups were put together in the right way (hard-core photographers together). Cons: Aircon in room is a bit weak and sometimes outside noise from Aircon unit (minor & both were no deal breaker). For the early-arrivers a check-dive on the same day of arrival would be nice as well a 2nd dive-offer before the departure day for people who stay in Maldives or have late flight (24-hours no flight rule). Possibly retuning mid-day prior to departure day could have allowed for additional and more preferred diving away from Male (to reduce the marina time in Male on Saturday as much as possible). However, we understand that the Covid testing requirement possibly affects the schedule. Overall: The staff & guides were unbelievably friendly combined with a tranquil atmosphere on board. Food was amazing, super tasty. Diving for us never disappoints in the Maldives and we apricate every effort by the crew/guides to find the best underwater spots. The disembarking process with Covid-19 testing was organized very well with full support from the crew. An excellent value for money experience.

Recommended for
Dive guides & dives, manta & nurse shark diving, wale shark snorkeling
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniel F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great Experiene

It was just a great time. The hole Trip was my highlight.

Recommended for
Waleshark, Tigersharks, Food
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Jeremie T
  • France France
Good experience

Boat, mantas, weather

Recommended for
Dive , cruise and frendly
  • 7.2 Good
  • Arif J
  • Bahrain Bahrain
Good and could be much better if number of diving guides were 1:4

Sharks sighting

Recommended for
1. Friendly crew 2. Good food 3. Best diving spots
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steffen B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great trip with great people

Diving with Mantas and Sharks

Recommended for
Amazing dives, relaxed atmosphere, great crew and guides
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Martin Dyhr J
  • Denmark Denmark
Fantastic experience

A really good experience - fantastic diving and the best and most friendly crew! Short beds and a bit worn down boat. Overall a really great week.

Recommended for
Diving, Crew & Atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lilian B
  • Slovenia Slovenia
Everythinh perfect. only too much food. It is a waste of resources..

Diving

Recommended for
Diving, friendship, nice boat
Origin: US