Horizon 3 Liveaboard, Maldives



  • Available for full charter from May to October and individual, small groups, large groups and half/full charters from October to April
  • Perfect for friends and families with other activities such as snorkeling, swimming, yoga, and dive training available
  • Experienced & professional dive & boat crew on board willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service and dive experiences

The 36m Horizon 3 liveaboard caters to 25 guests in 12 en-suite cabins. Cabins are tastefully decorated with ample storage space, AC and either twin or double beds. Guests have the choice of the Standard Cabin, Deluxe or Master Deluxe. Social areas include the indoor lounge, dining and bar area with entertainment area and board games. Meals are taken either in the indoor dining area or outdoor dining space with stunning panoramic views. A wide variety of food is freshly prepared and special dietary requests can be catered to with advance notice. For relaxation, guests can choose the sun deck with loungers, mattresses and hot tub, or can unwind with a therapeutic massage from the onboard masseuse. Guests can feel comfortable leaving their high-tech equipment onboard, as security cameras are stationed throughout the vessel for utmost security.

Diving with the Horizon 3 yacht takes place from the dedicated 18m support dhoni, with 3 crew, camera rinse & set-up stations, dive kitting up area and nitrox available for those certified. The dhoni is large enough to support more than 30 divers, leaving ample space for everyone to get kitted up and for gear storage.

Cruises vary from 7 - 14 nights and explore the central, northern and southern atolls. Trips offer the chance to see manta rays, reef sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, turtles, and even the chance of whale sharks. The crew and dive guides of the Horizon III liveaboard are some of the most experienced in the Maldives and have more than 15 years of experience diving the region. They know all the best spots to dive away from the crowds. The captain has over 30 years of experience in the Maldives, so you can rest assured that you will be visiting some of the best areas based on the local conditions.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, 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 (42 USD per trip), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox (112-148 USD per week), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Jet Ski, Kayaks (46 USD per day), Snorkel Gear, Stand Up Paddleboard, Wakeboarding, Water Ski, Laundry / Pressing Services (5 USD per item), WiFi internet (20 USD per week), Massage.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Water Ski
  • Fishing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Jet Ski

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2009
  • Length 36 meters
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x 360hp DOOSAN Daewoo (Dual Screw)
  • Max guests 25
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders 2
  • Fuel capacity 8 tonnes
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 6 tonnes per day Aqua Reef

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

Horizon 3 Reviews

  • 8.4 Very good
  • 22 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • John B
  • United States United States

The crew was absolutely fabulous. They made the cruise and the diving a truly memorable experience.

Recommended for
Crew, crew, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ari C
  • United States United States
The dives were beautiful, the staff made the trip. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.


Recommended for
Diving, staff, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • United States United States
Great Experience Aboard The Horizon 3

The night dives were spectacular.

Recommended for
Friendly & Attentive Staff, Amazing Underwater Experience, and A Great Value For The Money
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Amazing Trip

Every day was different and amazing in its own way. Sooo many great memories. Night diving with sharks that sat in your lap was definitely a highlight. Swimming with mantas and whale-sharks, was a blast. Meeting such a wonderful crew and passengers will definitely be a lifelong memory.

Recommended for
Diving was phenomenal, the crew was wonderful and tghe food was superb
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Christopher T
  • United States United States
Great dive guides but a boat in need of repair and upgrades

The dive guides were the best part of the trip by far! They were amazing and super friendly.

Recommended for
Dives, dive guides, and crew
  • 7.6 Good
  • Elena J
  • Germany Germany
Great manta diving!

Really enjoyed a short getaway to the Maldives and the opportunity for some Manta diving and a "shark- fix". Definitely my best manta encounter so far - very curious mantas that would come and check us out and stay with us for quite a while at times. Great crew and dive guides, they really made the trip worthwhile. And I liked our cabin - one of the nicer ones I have had on a liveaboard and with a lot of storage opps. A few things to watch out for though: book your own domestic flights (a lot cheaper than via the operator); it's a very large boat - 24 divers is a bit much esp. when they only have 3 guides; you need nitrox to be able to do 3 dives a day - they charge quite a bit extra for the nitrox (112 US$ for 16 dives!) and then on most dives at least one of us didn't have a full 200 bars in our tank (this eventually got better); our standard cabin was very nice and had a lot of storage space but some of the main parts of the boat could do with maintenance (broken lounge chairs on the sundeck, some A/Cs not working); before you book it, check that it's the right season - we went end of Dec/Jan and still didn't have the right currents for the type of diving they advertise. Fuvahmulah wasn't worth it at all - no current, no sharks and very poor visibility on the baited shark dive (which also costs extra), Addu was nice actually but it's probably even better with the right type of current.

Recommended for
The lovely crew and dive guides, the mantas in Addu
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin S
  • Denmark Denmark
I would do it again - very pleased

Good overall atmosphere Good divemaster, nice people and good diving. Thank you all Thorsten & Martin

Recommended for
Good Divemaster & Crew - Good diving & lots to see - Nice guests on board
  • 2.8 Review score
  • Magda M
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Terrible trip on old, molded liveaboard


Recommended for
only the food was ok
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Nicole H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Very nice and helpful crew but a damn lot of trouble with the boats..

The compressor of the Dhoni was broken, the enginee of the Dhingi was broken, both electricity generators of the Horizon III were broken. We even need to sleep 1 night on a local island and could not do the trip we should. No light for whalesshark because no electricity... 2 missed dives, 1 discovery dive with nothing to see because of all the problems.. That was very disappointing.. But the crew was super nice, the rest of the dives were good and we really liked the food.

Recommended for
Good food, friendly stuff, nice dives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael A
  • Denmark Denmark
Great trip with lots of action

Fish factory - Bull sharks and Lemon sharks.

Recommended for
Dive sites, friendly staff and good food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Fernando R
  • Italy Italy
Excelent Diving and Dive Sites. Great Staff. Delicious meal and excelent Crew Service!

.- Diving with sharks and Mantas .- Dive Instructor and dive guides .- Food onboard

Recommended for
.- Dive Sites, Crew Service and value for money.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Arkadiusz D
  • Poland Poland
Great experience for decent price.

Nurse Shar zoo was quite an experience, lots of sharks, whale shark snorkeling was also a success, despite high competition from other boats. Great food and wide variety of it. Highly recommend central route.

Recommended for
Dives, food, people
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christian R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
great safari with a boat that needs some renevation

crew is amazing. food very delocious.

Recommended for
crew, food, dived
  • 7.2 Good
  • Tamara T
  • Denmark Denmark
Great experience but unfortunately not so great boat

The dhoni broke twice during the week. At one point it was during storm with waves about 1.5-2 meters and some of us were on the water waiting for pick up for 40 mins. The air con at the main boat cabin slowly stopped being cold throughout the week, it started very cold. You have to pay 20 usd for the internet but most of the time the signal is really bad and only works when you’re on the lounge in the main deck.

Recommended for
Food, nitrox
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ahmad H
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Very enjoyable and accomodating

Lots of marine life, very friendly group of people and very accomodating staff.

Recommended for
The staff, the dives, the food
Origin: US