Horizon 3 Liveaboard, Maldives

Excellent food and drinks

“Getting to know the people from 9 different countries on board”

Gary W, United States United States
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  • Available for individuals, small private groups, and full charters
  • An onboard Massage Therapist where guests can relax and be pampered
  • 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 Standard, Deluxe, or Master Deluxe Cabin. Social areas include the indoor lounge, dining and bar areas, entertainment areas, and board games. Meals are taken in the indoor or outdoor dining area 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 a hot tub or 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 rinsing & 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 in 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 visit some of the best areas based on the local conditions.

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

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day), National Park Fees (10-15 USD per trip), Beach BBQ (5 USD per activity).

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives, Nitrox (112-148 USD per week), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (75-280 USD), Jet Ski, 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

  • 8.5 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gary W
  • United States United States
Enjoyable trip with a really great crew

Getting to know the people from 9 different countries on board

Recommended for
The shark dive in Fuvamulah, manta ray dive, drift diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Steven E
  • Germany Germany
Had a good time

We went diving on the Horizon 3 for a week in mid-April. The entire crew, including the dive guides, as well as the management of Bue Horion are very helpful and very friendly. Even though the boat itself is not the newest, everything was very clean and the food was delicious. The only negative point was probably that additional costs such as soft drinks, rental fee, Nitrox, fees are charged on top of the advertised price and taxes and duties are always added. We would have found it better if these costs had been clearly stated from the outset, as all prices plus approx. 28% make up a large proportion. Even though we probably didn't have the best diving times due to the changing winds in the Maldives, we still had some very nice dives and a great time.

Recommended for
People, Kindness, Diving
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Karen R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Disappointing with significant concerns about safety

Seeing the Tiger sharks away from the 'zoo'

Recommended for
Friendly crew, impressed with food provided
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Cesar S
  • Spain Spain
One experience really amazing.

whalesharks, sharks and Mantas

Recommended for
Organization, Food and drinks, diving sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • pamela A
  • France France
Excellent service, food, Good vibes and diving

Manta at night, nurse shark diving, ray diving and beach picnic

Recommended for
Food, diving and friendly staff
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jia Juen N
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Worth visiting again! Everything is above expectation and really good value for money. The boat might show signs of aging but everything still works well.

The night dive with manta is one of the main attraction of the trip, it was specially arranged and chances to spot them are relatively high. Whale shark also appear with high chances. There will be a night where the BBQ dinner will be at the beach, it was not inclusive in the package but only cost 5 usd per person.

Recommended for
Beautiful dive sites, friendly and helpful staff & special BBQ dinner at the beach.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Harald S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Good value for Money, great week in the Maledives

Highlight was definitely the Manta Night dive and the BBQ at the beach.

Recommended for
Dive Sites and sightings, Fellow divers, food on the boat.
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Fredrik N
  • Sweden Sweden
Maldives on a budget

A dancing shark and the Manta night "dive". For better or worse what you get is the itenary, nothing more but maybe a little less depending on nature and how the dive guides feel that day.

Recommended for
Sharks, Mantas and dive buddies
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Zoltan B
  • Hungary Hungary
I enjoyed very much, ready to come back!

Nightdive with nurse sharks. Plenty of fish on almost all divesites.

Recommended for
Rays, Sharks, Weather
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maksym C
  • Ukraine Ukraine
Nice diving, great spots.

Nice food - simple but testy

Recommended for
Diving spots, dive masters, cleanliness