Horizon 3 Liveaboard, Maldives



  • Dive the Best of The Maldives and Deep South where Mantas, Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads and Eagle Rays, Turtles are often seen
  • Available for individuals, small private groups and full charters
  • An onboard Massage Therapist where guests can relax and be pampered
  • Experienced & professional dive & boat crew on board willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service and dive experiences
  • Separate Fully equipped Dive Dhoni with Nitrox available

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 an 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, 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, Massage.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day), National Park Fees (10-15 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Hotel Transfer, 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).

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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
  • 51 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Anne M
  • France France
Very comfortable boat and nice crew

The manta cleaning station in Addu atoll is amazing. We had a couple a good dives in the channels in the Southern atolls where we saw some grey reef sharks. Fish were found in abundance all around the dive sites, as well as turtles, reef sharks etc. The dive guides are very friendly and are good-hearted people that really care about the guests above and below the water. They have a very good knowledge of the dive sites and really enjoy themselves while diving. The boat is very big and comfortable. The saloon guy is always smiling and very kind, he does an amazing job. The tanks just came back from maintenance fitted with brand new valves. The fill were consistently 200 bars with 32% Nitrox which is perfect for the dive profiles in the Maldives. They also received new rental gear (wings BCD, regulators etc.).

Recommended for
Spacious and comfy boat, good food, friendly crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Amit L
  • Israel Israel
Wonderful crew, great food, beautiful dives, some technical glitches

Was on a 7 nights trip of the central atolls. All in all a truly wonderful experience. All the crew- from the bartender to the divemasters- were extremely kind and helpful. The dives were also exquisite, and the diving team very proffesional. The rooms were quite spacious for a boat this size, and the room was cleaned on a daily basis. The common areas of the boat were also nice. The jacuzzi was not working, which I peraonally did not mind. On the downside- we were informed on arrival that there would be no nitrox, as the designated compressor is broken. Without Nitrox, we found ourselves truly edging the borders of NDL with 3 deep dives a day. Also, they had a technical issue with the dinghi, causing them to postpone the third dive of the second day to the day after. All in all, we had a great vacation and I would hearfuly recommend this boat to my friends were the nitrox compressor to be fixed.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, Great food, Large cabins
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Rebecca N
  • United States United States
Negative experience, cockroaches in cabin bed, skipped highlights of itinerary

The operator of the liveaboard skipped several highlights on the itinerary. They blamed it on bad weather although we had sunny skies and a smooth sea on the entire trip. We had COCKROACHES in our cabin and in our beds. No nitrox available. Our last day was supposed to be “island hopping.” The dive guides told us to go hop on Male island in the city. Very Disappointing experience!

Recommended for
Friendly boat crew
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Gabriel F
  • United States United States
Great vacation. Diving not as good as expected, mainly because crew missed the currents read every single time

Seeing whale sharks and diving with tiger sharks

Recommended for
Cabin comfort, boat/diving set up, small groups diving
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kathrin H
  • Germany Germany
Tolle Crew und Service, wunderschöne Tauchgänge

Die Tauchgänge, mein Geburtstag

Recommended for
Service, Freundliche Crew, die Tauchgänge
  • 6.0 Review score
  • marco A
  • France France
de belles plongées, MAIS....

Nourriture assez bonne. Un bateau qui vieillit mal : mauvaises odeurs dans la chambre, pas d'eau chaude dans la douche, nourriture insuffisante l'avant dernier et le dernier jour. Le matériel de location est en très mauvais état. Maitrise insuffisante de certains sites par les guides : 2 fois, on est remontés à bord car le site était raté et on a replongé avec des tanks peu remplis. je ne recommanderai pas ce bateau

Recommended for
quelques belles plongées, nourriture