Horizon 3 Liveaboard, Maldives

Excellent food and drinks

“whalesharks, sharks and Mantas”

Cesar S, Spain Spain
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Highlights

  • 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: 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 (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.


Diving

  • 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

#deckplan floorplan

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
    8.0
  2. Crew
    8.3
  3. Food
    9.4
  4. Diving
    8.6
  5. Value
    8.3
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Małgorzata S
  • Poland Poland
3rd time on this boat, love it!

Each time/trip the dive guides were different but they are always very helpful and make every dive an awesome experience. Maldivian reefs are gorgeous, you never get tired of them. Highly recomend this boat and destination. This time it was the central route.

Recommended for
Diving is spectacular , food delicious, crew awesome
  • 10 Exceptional
  • MinJin K
  • South Korea South Korea
What a wonderful days with Horizon 3

우선 제가 배에 탑승 전 많은 질문을 이메일로 보냈었는데 liveaboard 측의 빠른 회신과 안내가 정말 좋았어요. 우리팀을 맡아주었던 다이빙 가이드 Yuri는 정말 경험 많고 든든하고 매너 좋고 정이 많은 사람이예요. 저는 이번 여행을 계기로 다이빙의 매력에 푹 빠졌습니다. 저는 김치 없이 못사는 한국인이라 햇반에 라면과 김치도 가져갔는데 여럿이 나눠먹기도 하고 참 좋았습니다. ㅎㅎ 배에 모든 직원들이 참 친절해요. 딱 한가지 조금 신경쓰였던건 연초담배를 많이 피우는데 그건 제가 이해합니다. 왜냐하면 직원들의 몇 없는 낙이니까요... 그래도 좋았던 것들에 비하면 이건 극히 작은 부분입니다. 저는 강력추천합니다. I have been to Maldives many times. However, this trip with Horizon 3 was special and it will be an unforgettable memory in my life. Mostly i really appreciate our team dive guide Yuri and the rest of the crew. Diving: Yuri who's very experienced and thoughtful dive guide, always kept an eye on us and gave us the help we needed at the right time. We've met a bit of a strong current once, but with his help, we were always relieved. And I fell in love with diving through this trip. He took good care of our team until the end. Diving equipment: I rented all diving equipment. There were no problems. Food and Housekeeping : All crews at Horizon 3 were very friendly. Meals and snacks provided three times a day were more or less satisfactory, but served menu in a similar pattern. I prepared extra food and snacks myself That was a great idea. Because 7 nights are not that short. However, the fish barbecue on the island was really good. Housekeeping was comfortable even in a really humid environment as the room was cleaned several times a day and the towels were changed. The time I spent with Horizon 3 was really happy. Thanks to everyone. I highly recommend. You won't regret it with them!!

Recommended for
Communication with office, Dive guide Yuri and crews, maldives it self.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nizar A
  • Lebanon Lebanon
great week on Blue Horizon 3

I am so happy that i took the trip. My room was very comfortable and the service was great. the crew are super friendly and they did everything possible to make this trip smooth and rememberable. The dives were well planned and the safety proceedure was super proffesional and up to the best standards. The variety of food was very satisfactory. I would have preferred more salty snacks as I am not a big fan of sweets. However, its still very good to have after the dives and in between meals. congratulations for the entire crew for their superb efforts and I will surely come back again!

Recommended for
Safety of diving, Friendly crew, comfortable and clean boat