Top Class Cruising - Sachika

Excellent food and drinks

“Lots of manta rays and sharks, and an amazing diversity of marine life! The dive guides were great and knew the sites very well. A…”

Birger W, Australia Australia
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Highlights

  • Three-time winner of “Best Diving Safari’’ in the Maldives
  • Snorkeler-friendly with non-diving itineraries
  • Nitrox on board

The Sachika liveaboard, by Top Class Cruising, is a 33-meter/108-feet custom-built liveaboard that has been Awarded the “Best Dive Safari Boat’’by the National Boating Association of the Maldives for two editions. The Sachika has 10 cabins, including 3 suites, 1 junior suite, 4 standard double or twin cabins, and 2 twin cabins, catering to 22 guests. Each cabin has an air conditioner, en-suite bathroom, mini-bar, and private entertainment hubs. The sundeck with its jacuzzi is perfect for relaxation between dives and stargazing at night. Meals are served in the A/C restaurant, and guests can sip on some tasty cocktails while lounging on the aft deck. The trailing dhoni (a traditional Maldivian vessel) is used for diving and keeping all the tanks and compressors separate so travelers can sleep. A full snorkeling itinerary for non-divers includes activities like fishing, beach visits, and treks.

Aboard the Sachika, guests will cruise through central and deep south atolls and dive at Male Atolls, Rasdhoo, Meemu, and Ari Atolls. The cruise sets out to the south with the exploration of a trawler that sank three decades ago and became a home for the local needlefish and scorpionfish. In the western part of the atoll, it is easy to meet manta rays coming close to the reef to enjoy the many cleaning stations. The sea is rich in marine life and is full of whale sharks, scorpion fish, glassfish, reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, green turtles, beautiful corals, dolphins, and more.

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

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (35-50 USD per trip), Gratuities (130-220 USD per trip), National Park Fees.

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Special Dinner, Extra Dives (60 USD), Nitrox (70-100 USD per week), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear (35-45 USD per day), Scuba Diving Courses (100-630 USD), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (30-45 USD per trip).

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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
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • 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
  • 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.


Diving

  • 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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2007
  • Length 33m
  • Deck area 3 Decks
  • Beam 10m
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines Yanmar 480 HP
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 1x5 m tender “dinghy” Boston Whaler with Suzuki engine 50 hp & 1x19 m luxury Diving Dhoni with Daewoo Doosan engine 280 HP
  • Water capacity 2 desalination plants with 600 lt/h capacity

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Engine room CCTV

Top Class Cruising - Sachika Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
    9.2
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.3
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Birger W
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic liveaboard experience!

Lots of manta rays and sharks, and an amazing diversity of marine life! The dive guides were great and knew the sites very well. Also no more than 5 divers per dive guide.

Recommended for
Super friendly staff, great dive sites, yummy food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Linzi P
  • Norway Norway
Deep South Maldives, March 2024

Well there are not enough positive words to write to explain how perfect this boat and crew are, but I will try! A live aboard experience can easily be judged by the sightings, but this is nature and not an on-call check list. Saying that, we felt our diving was phenomenal, seeing 13 different species of shark over 10 days! The crew definitely got us to the right spots and gave us the best chances of seeing what we came for (March 2024). So the boat, the crew, Martine! Incredible attention to detail in both presentation and service. Sachika is a lovely boat, clean and spacious. The rooms are some of the biggest I have experienced on a live aboard dive boat. The outdoor spaces were perfect for relaxation with plenty of good shaded area and the back deck with bar was perfect for sundowners. Every member of the crew gave 100% every day. The food was varied and catered to all dietary requirements, giving a nice balance between local and international cuisine. The home made donuts were the best! The dive instructors (Ali, Atti & Claudio) are fish in water. Exceptional spotting skills of all things big and small. Very responsible but also allowing for fun in the water. A great team! And then there is Martine, full of bubble, smiles, kindness and fun. She kept everything together and running smoothly. An absolute asset to Sachika and Top Class Cruising. Our trip was spot on in every way. No hesitation on recommending Sachika for diving (especially in the south), I hope to go back and do it all again!

Recommended for
The diving. The crew. The boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Philipp G
  • Germany Germany
👍👍👍

The diving safari on the *Sachika* was simply fantastic! Martina's team was awesome and made the experience even more special. With four guides for our group of 22, everyone felt well taken care of and was grouped according to experience. Aiko, our guide, was a gem – he spotted everything, from big to small. What I especially liked: on the *Sachika*, they really value "natural" diving. Although baiting is prohibited in the Maldives, many boats still do it. But not the crew here! They prefer to get up earlier to avoid the crowds. They also strictly follow the speed limit in the protected areas to ensure whale sharks aren't harmed. Thanks to this wonderful crew, we still saw everything we wanted. I'll definitely be back!

Recommended for
Sharks, Mantas, Whaleshark
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Han G
  • China China
Awesome dives and good services

Whale sharks, kayaking to desert island, manta night dive

Recommended for
Professional dive guide, take good care for customer’s requests, well maintained boat and awesome dive sites
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Carmen F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Bring me back

I dont know where I should start. Loved to be there and would be happy to join the crew again. I felt home. The cabin was big enough and comfortable, amazing and super friendly crew, I had a blast with the food, for me it was great. The boat is not the newest anymore but super in shape and they really take good care of it !

Recommended for
Team - Service - Experience
  • 9.2 Superb
  • yuxiang C
  • China China
The staff on board are very very friendly

Although Sachika is already a bit old, all the facilities are very user-friendly, and it can be seen that they are well maintained.The crew were very friendly and provided all kinds of help that I could think of.I had a wonderful week on Sachika, eating, sleeping, and diving every day.I will always remember this time.Unfortunately, I didn't see any whale sharks, and there was a bit less meat for breakfast because I like to eat a lot for breakfast, which may not be a problem for others.If I were to come diving in Maldives again, I would not hesitate to choose Sachika again.

Recommended for
1:Dessert leave a deep impression.2:Manta in my face.3:Sharks are swimming around me
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • JEROME T
  • France France
The crew at the top for an amazing experience

The exceptional dives, always end with very good snack or meal A crew with a lot of care for all and for their boat Keep continue and very recommended !

Recommended for
Crew, dive, food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Serge D
  • Belgium Belgium
Nice vessel, great guide, plenty of big pelagics

Boat is well equipped, my cabin next to engine room was a bIt noisy, guide Ali was amazing. Third time to Maldives, best trip mainly because of the big tiger and whale sharks + manta rays I was able to see twice. Excellent crew, decent food

Recommended for
Manta rays, tiger sharks and whale sharks
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Patrick M
  • Ireland Ireland
Fantastic Diving in Deep South- Tigers, Spinners, Mantas and Whale Sharks

Manta point in Gan. Very friendly Mantas Fuvumula- tiger sharks galore. The team- very friendly, great dive guides and boat crew.

Recommended for
1. diving in Range of dive sites in Deep south. 2. Seeing health Coral 3. Tiger sharks
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert F
  • Canada Canada
A Fabulous Life Experience!

the dive sites and the variety and sizes of the fish. the weather which was absolutely perfect. Hot and sunny but with enough breeze. the beach island dinner, and happy hour on a small island each and every sunset and last but not least the people

Recommended for
The professionalism of the crew. The trips agenda that included and incredible array of dive sites. The boat was fabulous, clean, high quality and offered everything you needed