Sachika Liveaboard, Maldives

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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: Gratuities (100-150 USD per trip), National Park Fees.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (30 USD per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Special Dinner, Extra Dives (60 USD), Nitrox (70 USD per week), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (100-630 USD), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (20 USD).

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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.


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

Sachika Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 87 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.3
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kemal D
  • Austria Austria
Fantastic Liveaboard Dive Trip

Had a great week on Sachika, under the lead of Martina - well organized trip and experience. Crew attitude was perfect (Mr. 5$ Claudio :-) ) well trained and skilled crew. Had great dives, even the visibility was not always good - which depends on the season. Had Manta at Camel Rock, and also Manta's at the night dive. Many sharks, nurse, greyreef, white tip etc.

Recommended for
Crew Attitude, perfect guided dives, variety of marine life
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Hussam G
  • Canada Canada
Great boat, great staff, great dives

- Manta night dive - A good balance of being able to do many dives, but still havent a lot of time to relax and recover

Recommended for
Friendly staff, willing to adjust and adapt as best as they can to your needs
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Yiyang S
  • China China
Amazing and wonderful!

Food and so nice of everyone

Recommended for
Food, staff and the happy hour!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • sean C
  • Canada Canada
Excellent quality for a great price

As the non diver on this trip my highlights were the nurse sharks hanging out behind the boat, the manta rays, and just the friendly staff. For my travel partner and diver, it was the many dives with experienced dive guides. That and her close encounters with the nurse sharks and manta rays.

Recommended for
Dive guides, crew, extras
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yingbo Z
  • China China
Great experience, will return

Really enjoy the atmosphere created by the crew and guides! The dives were great and full of wildlife! Islands hopping was also very fun.

Recommended for
friendliness, organisation, incredible wildlife
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kasper M
  • Belgium Belgium
Perfectly planned trip with experienced guides and great diving

Mantas and whale sharks!

Recommended for
Diving experience, comfort, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zhe L
  • China China
Five stars experience, five star service! I’ll be back again for Deep South trip

All dives are well organized some points are challenging but safe and relaxed! Excellent local dive guides! Shark dive and Manta dive are definitely my favorites. The boat is beautiful and spacious, I can always find my own spots to do yoga or reading for relax after each dive. The cruise manager is an amazing Italian young lady, she is also an very experienced dive guide who will take care of guests both on board and underwater!

Recommended for
Sharks, manta, desert island beach party, fishing in the evening, food, big room
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Damian S
  • Australia Australia
Wow! Words can not describe this destination.

The highlight of the trip was snorkeling with whale sharks as they came up to the back of the boat, and diving a manta ray cleaning station.

Recommended for
Whale sharks, manta rays and reef sharks.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • thomas K
  • Australia Australia
Great manta week!

It was a manta week! We absolutely loved the manta point dive as a "check out" dive and being lucky enough to experience more mantas randomly throughout the trip and also the manta extra night dive! That is a must do! The boat is quite nice and comfortable, our suite room was perfect and always cleaned to perfection. We were amazed with how many new things we could tick off our diving bucket list and although the weather was not ideal, was definitely worth the trip! Thanks guys!

Recommended for
manta night dive, comfortable boat, nice group sizes
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Marlene W
  • Belgium Belgium
Super crew, plongées au top :)

Les plongées nocturnes avec les requins, les raies mantas :).

Recommended for
Mantas, requins, et plongées de nuit