Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard, Maldives

Excellent food and drinks

“Too many to mention. Deep dive in current on the first day with reef sharks. Night dive with Manta's feeding. Swimming with a whal…”

Emil D, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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    • Top-deck double cabins with bathtubs
    • Dedicated diving Dhoni for dive operations

The beautiful 35m Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard was custom-built to deliver fantastic dive trips to some of the Maldives' best locations. Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard has 11 spacious cabins to cater to a maximum of 22 guests. Each cabin has air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, and the 4 top-deck double cabins also have bathtubs. Guests will find ample space for relaxation and can choose from the spacious salon and dining area, where 3 buffet meals of local and international cuisine will be served daily, the outdoor seating area and bar, or the sundeck and Jacuzzi located on the top deck.

Diving will occur from the dedicated diving Dhoni, leaving an extra room and quiet onboard Ocean Sapphire. Offering 2 itineraries, guests can choose from the Best of Maldives or Magic of Mantas, offering superb diving in the Maldives. Encounters can include beautiful corals, abundant schools of fish, whale sharks, hammerheads, and manta rays.

Let the experienced and professional crew of the Ocean Sapphire liveaboard help you to create a diving liveaboard vacation in the Maldives to remember. Book online today.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

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

Optional Extras: Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Wine with Dinner, Beach BBQ, Special Dinner, Extra Dives (60 USD), Nitrox (100 USD per week), Nitrox Course (300 USD), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (110-132 USD), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (10 USD per week).

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

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

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
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Italian.

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

Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 35m
  • Beam 10m
  • Engines Daewoo 480HP
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 1 Fully Equipped Dive Dhoni & 01 Smaller Tender
  • Water capacity 6000 Liters
  • Fuel capacity 8000 Liters
  • Freshwater maker 12000 Liters / Day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Ocean Sapphire Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emil D
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Amazing! Everything was very well organized and happened on time!

Too many to mention. Deep dive in current on the first day with reef sharks. Night dive with Manta's feeding. Swimming with a whale shark in Ari. Best diving trip I have been on in 15 years, with astonishing variety of sea-life. Well organized and friendly boat crew. I have already recommended Ocean Sapphire and its crew to a number of my diving friends, and will continue to do so in future.

Recommended for
Variety of Sea life. Friendly, helpful and experienced dive guides. Comfortable living conditions.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Barra O
  • Canada Canada
Wonderful experience, diving was phenomenal, lots of Mantas and sharks.

The lagoon dive with the Mantas.

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caroline S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
It was fabulous. The crew, dive masters, everything was brilliant.

Has to be the diving, obviously!

Recommended for
Access to good dive sites, our upper deck cabin, friendly staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rok P
  • Slovenia Slovenia
Best week of my life

Diving, food, whole trip was just amazing

Recommended for
awesome diving, crew service was AMAZING, total experience was jus perfect
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard O
  • Canada Canada
Great experience, amazing wildlife

Manta night dive, whale shark diving, sharks and giant turtles. Night BBQ on the island and an afternoon at the sandbar were unique and very appreciated to break up the time on the boat.

Recommended for
Animal life, value, crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Pius L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Es ist sehr Schade gewesen dass wir keinen Schnorchelguide hatten

Bathala House Ref Fish Tank Meerofenfushi Desert Island Staff ausgezeichnet

Recommended for
Barbecue Abend, enormer Aufwand fuer Kueche und Service
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Yann G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Belles plongées aux Maldives

L'ambiance sur le bateau - la variété des sites de plongées - la plongée de nuit incluse ;-) - le côté cosmopolite des participants

Recommended for
- Bâteau plongées suivant la croisière et remplissage des tanks à distance ne nuisant pas au calme sur le bateau - équipage local très serviable - les plongées sont bien guidées
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Karine M
  • France France
No manta no whale sharks but great experience

We were lucky to be a small group of 7 divers, and therefore boat was spacefull, and all of us did appreciate that! Timing between dives and meals a little bit short. I regret there was only one night dive possible. All in all, good experience !

Recommended for
Alimanta night dive, Fish tank, small group of divers
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ellen S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Mooie trip op een zeer comfortabel schip

Het zien van een whale shark , manta s en ontelbare haaien

Recommended for
De ruimte in de hutten , het aparte duikschip , begeleiding van de gidsen
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nicolas V
  • France France
Mieux que dans mes rêves

Supers sites de plongée

Recommended for
Qualité plongee, respect de la nature, confort