Sachika Liveaboard, Maldives


The beautiful 33m Sachika Liveaboard based in the Maldives offers year-round diving trips in comfort and style. The Sachika Liveaboard has 10 cabins to cater to a maximum of 22 guests. Each cabin has individually controlled AC units, en-suite bathroom and mini-bar.

On-board divers can relax in the spacious air-conditioned salon with entertainment system and 40inch TV, the spacious sun-deck with Jacuzzi and shower area, a lounge area at the bow or enjoy a cocktail in the amazing panoramic lounge bar on the Captains deck. Meals are served buffet style in the air-conditioned restaurant located on the main deck with an indoor coffee corner. 

The MV Sachika is a custom built dive liveaboard delivering fantastic trips around the Maldives. Diving takes place from the 19m luxury diving Dhoni, which now also offers Nitrox. The dive crew of Cruise Directors, Instructors and Marine Biologists will help you to get the most out of your diving vacation in the Maldives, where you will experience beautiful coral gardens, whale sharks, manta rays and hammerheads, to name a few.

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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, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Gratuities (100 USD per trip), National Park Fees.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (25 USD per trip), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Special Dinner, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, 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.


  • 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

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 46 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Roy S
  • United States United States
So much fun!

Every dive was a shark dive! It was amazing. The boat is fantastic, with lots of space to relax and excellent cabins. The crew was always helpful when we needed them. The food was good, the dining area was nice, and the hangout spots were good too. Just wish the hot tub was hot.

Recommended for
Great diving, chill crew, great boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jeanne J
  • United States United States
Perfect way to experience the Maldives

This was the southern atoll trip, which is more challenging with very strong currents. We were able to be in deep open blue water with many large pelagic...non-stop! Oceanic sharks, mantas, whale sharks. The crew was excellent and a big help in the challenging conditions but the dives were totally awesome. Sachika is an amazing boat, with plenty of space, and the rooms were excellent. There is a dongi that follows the boat, so all dive gear is kept on that boat, which makes more room on the main boat. Food was always well prepared, varied, and great tasting. I was eating gluten free and had no problem with all of the choices for every meal. I would highly recommend this boat and would return to the Maldives for the northern atolls next time to be able to see those as well.

Recommended for
crew, diving, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Morgan W
  • United States United States
Loved everything about Sachika! Must go!!

Manta rays, whale shark, reef and nurse sharks. I’d highly recommend! I’ll be booking again for next year soon! My only complaint was the weather—as I ended up in rainy season but nothing that could be changed.

Recommended for
The marine life we saw, the guides were fantastic, the staff was excellent
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sonny C
  • United States United States

Parade of sharks Mantas nigth dives fish factory

Recommended for
Dives guides boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Saaliha K
  • United States United States
Outstanding experience!

We are so grateful to the entire Sachika crew for making our first-ever liveaboard experience so memorable and enjoyable! Some of the highlights of our trip included the awe-inspiring dive sites throughout the central atolls in the Maldives, the special beach BBQ, the tasty food/snacks/desserts, and the great people and service on board! Special thank you to Sachika cruise manager Martina Zimmitti and her staff for going above and beyond to provide a safe and fun environment for all.

Recommended for
Wonderful staff & crew service, great diving, and delicious food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jay B
  • United States United States
Amazing diving with an awesome crew!

Unbelievable night dives on this trip! The crew on this boat really make the trip.

Recommended for
Boat Crew, Dives, Activities
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Madison A
  • United States United States
10 out of 10

Would highly recommend Sachika. The dive sites were amazing - so many sharks & mantas. Big Ali and Martina are the best! The crew felt like family. The boat was comfortable with enough space for everyone. There was even wifi! Food was tasty. 10/10 out recommend.

Recommended for
Whale sharks, the crew, the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christopher C
  • United States United States
Life changing experience

The whole trip was fantastic. Martina welcomes you with a huge smile making you feel at ease from the start. The boat is exceptional. Clean, comfortable. Food is a par above. The diving has ruined me for my next trip. Amazing!!!!! But the crew really made the difference. I felt at home for my two weeks and well taken cared for. The Sachika and her crew is something to experience.... I LOVED IT

Recommended for
Crew, Dives, Accommodations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anne H
  • United States United States
Definitely diving Sachika again

Our time on Sachika was amazing. The crew and boat manager bent over backwards to make our trip amazing. The quality and quantity of dives were perfect for our time. And was also a perfect way to see the Maldives. I would dive with this boat again in a heartbeat. And plan to when we come back to the Maldives to do the south half of the islands.

Recommended for
Great crew, awesome diving, good food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christina C
  • United States United States
One of the best trips!

I did a lot of research before I booked Sachika. So, if this is your first trip to Maldives and kinda overwhelmed by so much information, you can just stop here and book Sachika! Best value and nice boat and amazing crew! If I knew I could see whale sharks, mantas, octopus, sharks and sharks during one trip, I would come here long long time ago! The manager cares about guest's experience not making profit. She also cares about Maldives and environment. I feel so lucky that I chose Sachika! oh did I mention how good their foods were? OMG yum yum <3

Recommended for
The crew really enjoy their job and care about guest's experience/The crew are so knowledgeable and experienced/ I saw whale sharks, mantas, Octopus for the first time in my life!!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Claire H
  • United States United States
Best crew and guides in the world!

The crew definitely made the experience worthwhile for all of us. They were very familiar with the sites, had a lot of respect for the marine life, and set up the guests for both fun and safety.

Recommended for
Food, boat space, and staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Richard L
  • United States United States
Excellent experience!

Mantas, whale sharks, BBQ beach party, crew, and guest camaraderie.

Recommended for
Crew, diving, food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Richard L
  • United States United States
Excellent trip aboard Sachiki!

Mantas, beach BBQ, Dhoni bar party.

Recommended for
Crew, diving, food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Shanley S
  • United States United States
Best liveaboard food!

I love how professional and organized the staff is with scheduling, briefing, and proving us with the latest information. They are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time with Sachika and def will come back. Food was really one of the highlight of this trip ~ I am a foodie living in New York 💙

Recommended for
Dive, staff, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Enrique B
  • Spain Spain
Always beyond our best expectations

In our trip in Sachika boat, everything went perfect but the weather. Giacomo and the dive masters were the best: kind, helpful, and very professional. They take care of every small problem with a smile, making us feel at home from the first day The ship is in peak condition, so clean, and taken care off that it looks new. Much better than pictures, where usually is the contrary. Cabin was big and clean, with plenty space and an comfortable individual bathroom, also carefully cleaned. And food, food was amazing. Every meal was a buffet with plenty of choices, although since all were delicious, you usually end up eating much more than anticipated. Overall, when I come back to Maldives, I’ll definitely will be back with Giacomo and his crew. Thank you very much for the best diving week of our lives.

Recommended for
Divemasters, cabin, Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • IM H
  • South Korea South Korea
When we went to this place, all dream came true

At beach BBQ, I liked that guides made us manta ray and whaleshark with sand was the most thing that I remember the most.

Recommended for
Big flsh meet diving, healing , kind guides
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Piotr Ż
  • Poland Poland

Night diving with giant manta

Recommended for
Great people great boat great divings
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paul E
  • Finland Finland
Great liveaboard trip with awesome Sachika, professional Dive masters and friendly crew

We had a great time in Maldives. Diving was great although few days the weather was quite rough and visibility wasn't the best. You can't change the weather but you can still be happy with great people and great diving :-) Our Dive masters Lara, Sameh and Ali were very professional, and always took into account everything and everyone. They were also able to spot all interested things under water. We saw many manta rays, eagle rays, sharks (white tip, black tip, grey reef, nurse), turtles, octopus and other beautiful marine life and corals. Sachika boat is in very good condition and it was extremely comfortable to stay a week on boat. Boat crew were helpful and chef made awesome food every day! We also took Padi AOWD course which was easy to go because we had so many dives, like deep dive, drift dive, night dive, navigation etc. We will definitely recommend Sachika and we'll return to dive in Maldives!

Recommended for
Diving, Boat, atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Romualdas P
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Great boat diving trip

Seeing whale shark.

Recommended for
cosines, friendliness, fun
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniele S
  • Italy Italy
Amazing Maldives on Sachika

The trip was wonderful. The boat is big and clean and the staff is fantastic. The manager (Giacomo) behave as a co-traveler more than a manager and this creates a friendly atmosphere but never compromising on professionality. The crew is always smiling, frinedly but descrete. The cabin was a bit dark but in any case you don't want to spend much time in the cabin. All other facilities are great. And of course the quality of the dives is superb!

Recommended for
Sharks, Mantas, The crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Polishchuk V
  • Russia Russia
My best trip in Maldives

Many thanks to Giasimo and Nolwen for their support and care. that was my second trip to Maldives, and definitely the best one. every thing was colse to perfect. Besides the great diving thanks for other daily activities!

Recommended for
Dive Guides, Food & Drinks onboard, Crew Service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mohammad Murad Kasim K
  • Denmark Denmark

Night dives with nurse shark

Recommended for
Boat itself, food and dives
  • 7.6 Good
  • Juan Manuel D
  • Spain Spain
Good liveaboard, better than expected

Good quality of immersions

Recommended for
dive, eat, sleep
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maxime F
  • France France
Wonderful trip with a wonderful team on a wonderful boat.

The selected dive sites were very varied (drift dives, wreck, reefs, thilas, kandus...). The guides know where exactly where the interesting spots are. The underwater life is amazing. Encounters with large pelagics on almost every dive.

Recommended for
The variety and quality of the selected dive sites, the comfort and food on board.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Adina S
  • Italy Italy
Beautiful seafari in the Indian Ocean

Night snorkel with the nurse-sharks. Swimming with the whale-sharks, manta rays, fish factory.

Recommended for
Chiara's professionality, excellent dhoni service, boat's crew service
  • 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
  • Yoonseok L
  • South Korea South Korea
it was fantastic !!!!

manta!! and dinner at island

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Juha A
  • Finland Finland

Diving with sharks, mantas, dolphins, turtles, rays and many more.

Recommended for
Night dives, the crew, the food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Phillip F
  • Germany Germany
Best week of my life. Period.

The Sashika impresses with its four decks, great cuisine and a comfortable and functional Dhoni to take divers to any divesite at high comfort. The crew and cruise director not only managed to keep us 100% happy 24 hours a day, they also managed to go to the right places at the right time. Nightdives with manta rays and nurse sharks, snorkeling with whalesharks, diving in strong current to see uncountable grey reef sharks and whittips. Everything is so well organized that all guests were able to charge their cameras and lights, store their gear and take their personal space with no effort. The crew even cleaned everyones equipment at the end of the week - absolutely amazing service. I've seen quite a lot in my life and I've done many things, but this week combined so many things on my personal bucketlist that I just have to admit - this was the best week of my life. Thank you Sashika team, I will definitely come back and there will be no other option than Sashika. Stay safe, lots of fish and take care Phillip

Recommended for
The crew is amazing, the dives are well organized and the divesites perfectly picked
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Saakshi S
  • India India
First liveaboard experience and Sachika was awesome

The dive guides were amazing. Martina was my guide and she is just the very best. Good dive sites. Saw a lot of rays and sharks. I m vegetarian and food was never a problem. Visited during covid times and the crew ensured that we didn't have to worry about safety.

Recommended for
Martina (dive guide), the underwater life, 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Nikki R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Incredible! Will be returning!

My favourite part was the night dive with so so many mantas and nurse sharks swimming around and coming right up to you. Magical and totally immersed in their world

Recommended for
Luxurious, incredible wildlife, memorable!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Steve L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lovely boat and relaxed diving schedule

Diving was very good 3 Dives a day Friendly and professional boat team and Course Director

Recommended for
Boat condition, Friendly team, relaxed diving schedule
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rahool D
  • India India
The Best in the Maldives

The rooms were spacious the boat was very tidy and most of it the staff was very friendly and helpful also they always has a smile on their faces. The the dive instructors was well experienced and had knowledge of the marine life. My next trip on the Maldives will be with Sachika again. Thank you for the wonderful week

Recommended for
Clean boat, Friendly staff and tasty food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Albert G
  • Spain Spain

GREAT experience that we will repeat for sure!! The Sachika staff and dive instructors did their best all the time and made our trip just easy, comfortable, and unforgettable. The boat is nice, clean and offers different spaces to accommodate the needs of each one of the passengers at any time (an upper deck to sunbathe, spa with views, a middle deck with a bar and chill out space, etc). Also rooms are spacious and have nice extras such as soap, hairdryer or towels for the shower and for the beach. The food is fresh and has a perfect Italian style. Also for every meal we all had plenty of it and with a great variety. We chose the central route because of the diversity in dives and the large number of different species that one can spot in the different dive sites. We were not lucky at all with the whale shark, but we had other amazing encounters with reef sharks, nurse sharks (the night dive at the Alimatha Jetty is just crazy), mantas, and many other animals (rays, turtles, tunas, napoleons, etc). Extra dives are highly recommended and they do not throw your money away at all. Visibility was great (we went during the first week of April) and currents were not so strong or there were no currents at all. We rent most of the equipment, which was pretty well, and used Nitrox for all our dives. We had sun every day and really felt like being in paradise! The activities apart from diving were also nice and well-organized and we enjoyed every minute of them. We could not mind repeating the exact same route at all! Really, we highly recommend you book your trip with Sachika! You will feel the difference.

Recommended for
- Night dive with Nurse Sharks (Alimatha)
  • 9.2 Superb
  • France France
Super cruise and dive

Night dive, Sharks, manta ray, everything!

Recommended for
Staff, dives
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Alvaro Dominguez B
  • Spain Spain
Decent dives, average boat, average food, everything was at an extra charge

First day at the check in, they list out all the extra charges (many…, including soft drinks, juices, smoothies, coffees…, the extra cost if you want to do night dives start at $65 and they know you won’t say no; alcohol prices were just too high, we ended up paying a fortune in extra charges). The dives were decent, but below expectations, we wouldn’t spend much time in the deep probably due to the level of the group. The pre-diving briefings were well explained in detail. The food was decent, but extremely repetitive, no especial dinners or anything of the sort other than a beach BBQ where things were very average.

Recommended for
Some of the dives, the dive guides, the weather
Origin: US