Moonima, Maldives

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The 30m Moonima liveaboard offers world-class diving trips in the Maldives. Having recently undergone a complete renovation in 2015 with the highest standards in service and safety, the Moonima Liveaboard offers a cozy and pleasant atmosphere. There are 8 cabins on board, each with en-suite bathroom and individually controlled AC, to cater to a maximum of 16 guests. Facilities on-board include an indoor air-conditioned lounge on the main deck with bar, comfortable sofas, chairs and tables, TV/DVD/CD, hi-fi stereo and a selection of books and board games. On the second deck is a panoramic lounge area with corner bar, where a selection of drinks, beers, wines and international liquors will be served. There are also two sun-decks with sunbeds and shaded area, and a lounge area at the prow of the boat.

Diving takes place from the dedicated dive Dhoni, ensuring plenty of space for gear storage and setup. From the Moonima Liveaboard divers will get the chance to explore the beautiful Maldivian waters, with trips to the Central Atolls, and even some unexplored Northern routes. Trips are planned carefully with the Cruise Director once you are on-board to make sure you get the most out of your diving holiday.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Diving Package, Nitrox, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (30 USD per trip), Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives (25 USD per tank), Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ

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
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English and French.


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

Moonima Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2003
  • Year renovated 2015
  • Length 30m
  • Deck area 3 Decks
  • Beam 10m
  • Cruising speed 11-12 knots
  • Engines Diesel Volvo
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 1 x Diving Dhoni & 1 x Tender

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Engine room CCTV

Moonima Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 16 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.9
  2. Crew
    8.0
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    8.9
  5. Value
    9.5
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jonathan L
  • United States United States
The trip was awesome, giving us our best, most diverse diving experience ever, highly professional and caring guides, superb food and great company.

Night dives with giant mantas and hundreds of nurse sharks, the practical knowledge we gained from multiple deep dives and dealing with challenging currents at depth, the great company and diving experience of our boat mates and the incredible food, from fish curries and other local dishes, to a barbecue on a deserted island.

Recommended for
The incredible diversity of the marine animals we encountered, from a whale shark and scores of other sharks and giant mantas to dolphins and pilot whales, the professionalism and attentiveness of the dive guides and boat crew, and the greater appreciation we gained of one of our planet's most fragile but wondrous ecosystems.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Beatriz G
  • Mexico Mexico
Overall one of the greatest experiences I have had.

I enjoy the diving, the learning, the experience. It was amazing to get to see whale shark, sharks, mantas, color fish, corals, tourtles, everything. It was nice to rest during the evenings just observing the ocean, and share with others in the boat. We had a great time during our breaks also. It was much more that what I expected. I went alone and I met a group of amazing Italian people (they were coming together). I strongly recommend to live a liveaboard trip

Recommended for
1. Diving sites were great 2. Ali and Alession patience with me who was the most junior on the group 3. The people I get to meet there and how they were sharing their expertise with me
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Linda P
  • Australia Australia
Great time enjoyable felt well looked after

Friendliness of staff and crew good happy vibe spacious rooms own bathroom dive sites but must try to reduce air conditioner noise in the bedrooms and buy new diving equipment wetsuits etc bit old now add a mild curry to the menu

Recommended for
Great divemaster great food tasty and lots of it enjoyed boat layout plenty of space to sit
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David S
  • United States United States
Great big animal safari

Whale shark & mantas

Recommended for
Whale shark, mantas and getting out on the water
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anon
Excellent

Seeing lots of underwater life!

Recommended for
Management, food, understanding of keeping customers involved and happy
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Patrick S
  • Canada Canada
Exciting

Night Diving with Reef Sharks, Manta Rays, White tip Sharks

Recommended for
Food, Marine life, Weather
  • 7.2 Good
  • Klara Z
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Very Italian...

BBQ dinner on the island prepared by the our staff was breath-taking! The Honeymoon surprise was very cute. Maldivian dinner was so delicious.

Recommended for
great diving, friendly local crew, weather
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yuan tian C
  • Taiwan Taiwan
A truly enjoyable travel

A truly enjoyable travel

Recommended for
Friendly people.value for money.diving guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rachel M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic trip and seen everything I'd hoped to see including Manta Rays, Whale Shark and lots of turtles.

Highlights were having a BBQ on a desert island, seeing the megafauna I'd never seen before whilst diving including numerous Manta Rays and a Whale Shark other highlights included being able to enjoy free time on the sand banks whilst having great service from the staff. Xico,the captain, Rico, Norwin and Ale made me feel at home and welcome throughout my stay. The Dhongy staff were also great at helping out before and after a dive and very knowledgeable and attentive to everyone's needs. Overall it was a fabulous experience for my first liveaboard and I would not hesitate to to it all over again in the future.

Recommended for
The staff, the dives and the food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • JOSE B
  • Brazil Brazil
Great diving trip

Scenery, dives

Recommended for
Accommodation, food, staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Iñaki C
  • Spain Spain
awesome

Everything was so nice, I loved dive spots, the big stuff underwater, the way the crew treated us, very friendly... I only have one bad thing, and thats the crazy noise of the AC in the room.

Recommended for
dive sites - food - crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ron H
  • Israel Israel
Magnificent dives, an unforgettable adventure

Night dive with sharks and mantas.

Recommended for
Organization, Attractions, Service
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Vytautas R
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Lovely private week!

Since we have booked the first week of the season it was only us and another couple on board (usually the boat accommodates 16pax). We enjoyed our semi private week and the atmosphere on the boat was great. Big thanks to Alessio and Big Ali for amazing diving as well as all the other staff on board who were extremely attentive and helpful throughout the week. We will be looking to returning shortly.

Recommended for
Diving, service, privacy
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sean E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Maldives

We were upgraded to the Sachika from the Moonima, both very lovely boats Sachika being the larger of the two with space for more guests. Diving the best sites in central Maldives and seeing Manta rays. Endless sun, perfect facilities and service on the boat.

Recommended for
The dive sites and guides, great boat and fantastic service from the crew