Princess Sara Liveaboard, Maldives

Excellent boat comfort

“Mantas, ease of diving, great weather! ”

Anne C, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Onboard hot tub
  • Includes beach BBQ
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Offers diving, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding

Explore the awe-inspiring dive sites of the Maldives aboard the Princess Sara dive liveaboard. This 40mtr/131ft long spacious liveaboard offers fantastic diving, an endless array of watersport activities, and plush onboard amenities. All 10 guest cabins, ranging from standard to Master Suite, include private en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold showers, individually controlled AC, and complimentary toiletries. The Princess Sara liveaboard takes divers to some of the most spectacular dive sites in the Maldives. Scuba dive to your heart’s content amongst stunning underwater scenery. Bring your own equipment or take advantage of the fully-stocked dive locker onboard. When you are not enjoying the underwater sights, the Princess Sara offers other water sports activities like stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, wakeboarding, and jet skis. You will never be bored on this dive liveaboard. The Princess Sara also offers plenty of space for divers to store their equipment and unwind after diving. Indoors there is a large lounge, bar, and dining area where you will enjoy three freshly prepared meals daily. On deck, there is plenty of room to spread out and lounge on the sun deck or soak in the hot tub as you watch the sunset.

A knowledgeable crew staffs the Princess Sara liveaboard and offers a near 1:1 crew to guest ratio. This intimate liveaboard takes divers to some of the Maldives’ best dive sites, such as Male and Ari Atolls, where you can encounter manta rays, eagle rays, whale sharks, moray eels, and too many sharks to count! The thriving Maldives coral reefs house a wide variety of colorful fish species. After exploring the underwater world, the Princess Sara liveaboard offers land excursions where you can visit white sandy beaches. This liveaboard itinerary also includes a beach BBQ where you can witness a spectacular sunset while enjoying a fantastic dinner.

Make your next dive vacation a trip to remember on the Princess Sara liveaboard in the Maldives. Book online today or call for more information.

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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, Night Dives, Fishing, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Wakeboarding, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Environment Tax, Gratuities (120 USD per week).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (31 USD per week), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives (50 USD per item), Nitrox (15 USD per day), Nitrox Course (247 USD per activity), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (247 USD per week), Scuba Diving Courses (124-740 USD per activity), Jet Ski (50-80 USD), Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet (20 USD per week), Massage, Yoga.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski

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
  • 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, and Russian.


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 2018
  • Length 40 meters
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines Doosan Daewoo 600HP engine
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders 1
  • Water capacity 6000 liters per hour
  • Fuel capacity 10000 liters storage
  • Freshwater maker RO Plant 2x15 tons per day (15000 liters storage)

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Princess Sara Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
    9.3
  2. Crew
    8.7
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Anne C
  • United States United States
Great dive guides and rooms

Mantas, ease of diving, great weather!

Recommended for
The room we had, the dive guide we had, the other guests
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura S
  • United States United States
Great adventure!

The crew really cares about the guest experience - they work super hard day-in and day out to ensure dive plans go smoothly. The dining crew is very detail-oriented and crafty -very talented chefs and artisans. The boat crew was highly attentive, always willing to help with gear and getting on/off the dive boat. The dive guides were very knowledgable - I am relatively new to diving and while this boat does not require as many logged dives as other liveaboards, experience with drift diving / currents before going on the trip will help make the most of the trip.

Recommended for
Manta Rays, Sharks, and Beach BBQ
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Konstantin B
  • Germany Germany
Misleading Itinerary - Amazing Crew

The highlights were amazing highlights - we saw a whale shark, the guides took us to incredible dive sites, and they worked tirelessly to make sure we had a memorable trip. However, my biggest frustration was that the itinerary was incredibly misleading. We spent the first night and the last two nights in the port of Male. I understood the first night, as we were waiting for two guests to arrive who flew in relatively late. But the last *two* nights when the itinerary had specifically mentioned other areas was a massive disappointment. We paid an exorbitant amount of money for this trip, and the itinerary should have been what was described or similar. The adaptations were unrelated to weather; they were because a big group was coming on the boat immediately after us, so the company needed to prepare for their arrival. While I understand the logistical complications, it should NOT have been at our expense. The entire boat was disappointed by the fact that three of our seven nights were in the port of Male.

Recommended for
The crew was thoughtful, dedicated, and insanely hard working. The food was delicious.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Edward M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Outstanding and unforgettable!

Variety of dives are excellent on Central Atolls tour...mix of deep channels with strong currents and pelagics, sheltered reefs with vibrant corals and large schools of reef fish, stingray/shark feeding dives (insane!), manta night dive, wall dives, drift dives, and snorkelling with a whale shark to top it off. Truly amazing. Trips between dives to gorgeous island and a picture perfect sandbank plus a beach bbq party which the crew make very special. Early starts every day but then dives spaced out so plenty of sunbathing and relaxing time on surface intervals. Healthiest food I've ever had on a holiday! Good variety and all tasty. Daily room service and super attentive staff. Highly proficient dive staff. I had a junior suite and it was HUGE! I also went as a solo traveller expecting to share and ended up having it to myself. TV in room had screen cast not that I used it much... was never bored. Lived like a King! Multiple seating areas spread all over boat, could always find somewhere for solo time. I definitely recommend this boat and would go again in a heartbeat. Teseo dive director is kind, patient, works really hard to give you an amazing trip. Perfect person for the job and like a fish in the water! My ONLY criticism is the rental fins. They're very flimsy and do not deliver powerful kicks. For most dives, fine, but there are strong currents on some and I was really having to exert myself to keep close to the group and my buddy. Not fun. I'm in OK fitness, deeply regretted not buying and bringing a good pair. If you do the south Atolls tour this is even more important, apparently that's mostly channel dives. I did the Central Atolls tour 13-20 January 2024. Doesn't affect my strong recommendation for this boat though.

Recommended for
Variety of dives, level of service from staff, comfort on board
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kwok Chun Angus C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Very good value for money

My recent diving liveaboard experience aboard the Princess Sara was truly exceptional. The ship is in excellent condition, boasting very spacious rooms that surpass those of other liveaboard vessels. The meticulous maintenance and well-organized diving plans were evident throughout the journey. Diving spots were thoughtfully chosen to align with the varying skill levels of divers on board. While the cuisine occasionally repeated, the flavors consistently pleased the palate. The only minor drawback was the occasional annoyance of flies in the main deck cabin. Despite this, the overall standard of the cruise, thanks to Princess Sara, is undeniably high. I enthusiastically recommend this liveaboard and eagerly look forward to joining them in future adventures.

Recommended for
Spacious room, diving and the crews
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Blanca L
  • Spain Spain
Will be back!

Manta night dive Phase one dive Whale shark snorkeling Bbq dinner Sharks sharks sharks

Recommended for
- Bbq dinner - stop over an island and - DIVING
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • marcelo V
  • Brazil Brazil
The best dive experience ever had

Maldivas is one of the best dive sites in the globe but its evem better when you’re among the best crew of the world. Thanks guys

Recommended for
People, dives and boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adam S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
First liveaboard

Manta ray night dive and the shark pier dive. All the staff were lovely and super helpful. The food was lovely and accommodation comfortable. I would definitely book this trip again.

Recommended for
Diving was amazing - easily my best so far, cabin was very comfortable, food was great, staff were amazing!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kee Wee T
  • Singapore Singapore
A Seamless Dive Expedition with Princess Sara

The highlight of the entire journey was undeniably the impeccable dive planning executed by the Princess Sara's crew. Their dedication to ensuring a safe and thrilling experience was evident, especially when we were on the lookout for whale sharks. The comprehensive planning not only showcased their expertise but also instilled confidence in every diver on board. The Princess Sara proved to be more than just a vessel; it was a floating haven of comfort. The boat was not only spacious but also immaculately maintained. The daily housekeeping service was a delightful touch, ensuring that our living quarters remained pristine throughout the trip. After a day of exhilarating dives, returning to such a comfortable setting was truly rejuvenating. The dive guides aboard the Princess Sara were the true gems of the expedition. Their profound knowledge and extensive experience were immediately evident. What set them apart was their ability to tailor the dive plans according to each diver's skill level and preferences

Recommended for
The dive planning, comfortable of boat beyond measure, and knowledgeable dive crews.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • phoebe T
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Amazing Maldives experience made special with Princess Sara crew

Experienced dive guide (Shamu) taking us to see the best of Maldives underwater. Well planned itinerary with enthusiastic and helpful crews. The bbq on land was spectacularly decorated and guests were nicely seated and served delicious food. The crew made a humongous effort in Xmas festivities deco and food. A guest’s birthday was also celebrated with a cake and lovely decorations. Rooms and service is awesome. Improvements on main living deck aircond is needed (could get stuffy when aircond is not enough) and hot water & water pressure in the rooms is minimal.

Recommended for
Spacious room and cleanliness, the best crew service and dive guide and great food