Liveaboard in the Maldives

Among the best scuba diving holidays in the world

Diving in the Maldives

The Maldives offer some of the most beautiful and impressive diving opportunities in the world. Read more

When to dive

Liveaboards usually operate between October and June. There are two monsoon seasons in the Maldives. Read more

The different regions

The Maldives can be split into 4 main diving regions, each with their own characteristics. Read more

Dive sites in the Maldives

The Maldives' underwater relief offers many different types of diving and experiences. Read more

Marine life in the Maldives

The Maldives offer you the opportunity to encounter the famous whale shark, the Manta Ray and many others. Read more

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Reef manta ray in Maa Corner Manta Point in the Maldives
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Blacktail reef shark in Fushi Kandu in the Maldives
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Maldive anemonefish in the Maldives
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Spotted eagle ray in Fushi Kandu in the Maldives
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17 LIVEABOARDS AVAILABLE IN THE MALDIVES

BLUE FORCE ONE
Price from USD 1,590
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 22
Year built: 2013

This pampering dive boat is amongst the top vessels operating in the Maldives and there is a reason why it was awarded the “Best Built Liveaboard 2014” by the Maldives Liveaboard Association: it was custom-built having in mind all the needs of both divers and non-divers.

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18 Aug - 25 Aug
Central Atolls Classical Route
8/7
Full
USD 1,890
25 Aug - 1 Sep
Central Atolls Classical Route
8/7
Full
USD 1,890
1 Sep - 8 Sep
Central Atolls Classical Route
8/7
Full
USD 1,790
8 Sep - 15 Sep
Central Atolls Classical Route
8/7
Full
USD 1,790
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ADORA
Price from USD 1,512
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 21
Year built: 2014

MV Adora is the 37.5 m long brand new state of the art luxury yacht, latest addition to the Maldives dive industry, it provides maximum tranquility at sea. The yacht features a large interior and exterior living space. Great detail has been given to achieve the highest standards for quietness and comfort.

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8 Jul - 15 Jul
Best of Maldives
8/7
1 place left
USD 1,764
15 Jul - 22 Jul
Best of Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,764
29 Jul - 5 Aug
Best of Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,764
19 Aug - 26 Aug
Best of Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,764
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AZALEA CRUISE
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 18
Year built: -

This stunning 38 metres dive boat is one of the most exclusive ones, as it caters to a maximum of 18 people only, accommodated in 9 cabins, all of them with a remarkably classy decoration, en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled AC.

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EMPEROR SERENITY
Price from USD 1,682
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 26
Year built: 2016

The MV Emperor Serenity welcomes you to the Maldives - one of the most appealing and dreamed-of dive destinations in the whole wide world. This luxury boat is the high-end member of the Emperor family and it is its latest addition, as it was custom-built in 2016.

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5 Aug - 12 Aug
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,682
12 Aug - 19 Aug
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
Full
USD 2,181
19 Aug - 26 Aug
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 2,146
26 Aug - 2 Sep
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
Full
USD 2,181
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EMPEROR ORION
Price from USD 1,682
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 24
Year built: 2009

The MV Emperor Orion is a classic and has been a favourite for a long time amongst the dive vessels operating in the Maldives - one of the most exquisite and sought-after dive destinations in the world.

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5 Aug - 12 Aug
Manta Madness
8/7
Full
USD 1,856
12 Aug - 19 Aug
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
Full
USD 1,682
19 Aug - 26 Aug
Manta Madness
8/7
Full
USD 1,856
26 Aug - 2 Sep
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
Full
USD 1,682
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MV EMPEROR LEO
Price from USD 1,426
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 24
Refurbished: 2012

The stunning MV Emperor Leo is part of the Emperor fleet, a reputable family of dive boats operating in one of the best dive areas in the whole world, famous for its diverse and spectacular marine life – the unparalleled Maldives.

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23 Jun - 30 Jun
Pelagic Magic
8/7
Full
USD 1,426
30 Jun - 7 Jul
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
Full
USD 1,507
7 Jul - 14 Jul
Manta Madness
8/7
Full
USD 1,774
14 Jul - 21 Jul
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,774
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MV EMPEROR VOYAGER
Price from USD 1,391
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 20
Refurbished: 2014

Maldives’ waters are amongst one of the richest in terms of marine life diversity and that is part of the reason why all divers dream of exploring them. Another reason are the high standards usually found amongst dive boats in this area and the gorgeous MV Voyager – part of the famous Emperor fleet - lives up to this reputation.

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23 Jun - 30 Jun
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
5 places left
USD 1,391
30 Jun - 7 Jul
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
1 place left
USD 1,391
7 Jul - 14 Jul
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
2 places left
USD 1,391
14 Jul - 21 Jul
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,391
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MV EMPEROR VIRGO
Price from USD 1,391
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 18
Year built: 2012

The Maldives are a true paradise, so if you decide to explore them you should do it aboard a boat that is equally superb. The high-end yacht MV Virgo – part of the famous Emperor fleet - is the perfect option to do so!

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7 Jul - 14 Jul
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,507
7 Aug - 14 Aug
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,391
2 Dec - 9 Dec
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
1 place left
USD 2,030
9 Dec - 16 Dec
The Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,856
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MV EMPEROR ATOLL
Price from USD 1,449
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 12
Refurbished: 2016

No other boat in the Maldives allows you to have such a personalized and intimate experience while exploring this country’s unique underwater world as the MV Atoll!

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26 Aug - 2 Sep
Manta Madness
8/7
2 places left
USD 1,600
2 Sep - 9 Sep
Manta Madness
8/7
Full
USD 1,624
9 Sep - 16 Sep
Manta Madness
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,449
16 Sep - 23 Sep
Manta Madness
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,449
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OCEAN DIVINE
Price from USD 2,765
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 12
Year built: 2005

The Ocean Divine offers guests a very personalized and intimate experience within an unpretentious yet luxurious atmosphere. It is owned and managed by a couple who has been organizing dive safaris in this country for more than 20 years.

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28 Nov - 8 Dec
Ari Atoll - Felidu Atoll
11/10
>5 places left
USD 3,950
9 Dec - 16 Dec
Ari Atoll
8/7
>5 places left
USD 2,765
16 Dec - 23 Dec
Ari Atoll
8/7
>5 places left
USD 2,765
23 Dec - 30 Dec
Ari Atoll
8/7
>5 places left
USD 2,765
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SCUBASPA YING
Price from USD 1,990
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 40
Refurbished: 2015

This pampering liveaboard is the perfect holiday option for both divers and non-divers, as it offers not only scuba diving, but also yoga classes and a huge selection of indulging spa treatments from the sumptuous Asian style 300m2 onboard spa.

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23 Jun - 30 Jun
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
30 Jun - 7 Jul
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
7 Jul - 14 Jul
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
14 Jul - 21 Jul
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
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AMBA
Price from USD 1,538
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 10
Refurbished: 2016

The beautiful Amba dive yacht was the pioneer explorer of some of the Maldives’ northernmost atolls and is one of the few operating in this area. It is thus the perfect option to explore this country’s dreamful underwater world away from the crowds with comfort and style.

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9 Sep - 16 Sep
Central Maldives: North Male - South Male - North Ari - South Ari - Felidhoo – Rasdhoo
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,538
16 Sep - 23 Sep
Central Maldives: North Male - South Male - North Ari - South Ari - Felidhoo – Rasdhoo
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,538
23 Sep - 30 Sep
Central Maldives: North Male - South Male - North Ari - South Ari - Felidhoo – Rasdhoo
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,538
30 Sep - 7 Oct
Central Maldives: North Male - South Male - North Ari - South Ari - Felidhoo – Rasdhoo
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,538
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DUKE OF YORK
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 21
Year built: 2010

The sophisticated Duke of York offers a perfect combination of quality, high design standards and local naval architects and engineers’ expertise. Custom-built in 2010, this beautiful vessel is the ideal option for an unforgettable holiday in the Maldives that joins adventure and relaxation like very few others do!

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CONTE MAX
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 21
Year built: 2004

The gorgeous Conte Max has been a favourite for many who explore the Maldives underwater world on a regular basis, as these divers know that few other vessels offer such a perfect combination of comfort, professionalism and wellbeing.

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SCUBASPA YANG
Price from USD 1,990
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 40
Refurbished: 2015

This pampering liveaboard is the perfect holiday option for both divers and non-divers, as it offers not only scuba diving, but also yoga classes and a huge selection of indulging spa treatments from the sumptuous Asian style 300m2 onboard spa.

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23 Jun - 30 Jun
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
30 Jun - 7 Jul
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
7 Jul - 14 Jul
Best of the Maldives
8/7
4 places left
USD 1,990
14 Jul - 21 Jul
Best of the Maldives
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,990
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NAUTILUS ONE
Price from USD 1,340
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 16
Refurbished: 2015

The beautiful Nautilus One is the perfect option for those wanting to explore the Maldives aboard a comfortable vessel built according to the traditional local style, thus fitting perfectly in the idyllic landscape of the archipelago.

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12 Oct - 19 Oct
Best of Central atolls
8/7
Full
USD 1,340
20 Oct - 27 Oct
Best of Central atolls
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,340
27 Oct - 3 Nov
Best of Central atolls
8/7
Full
USD 1,480
3 Nov - 9 Nov
Ari
7/6
Full
USD 1,567
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NAUTILUS TWO
Price from USD 1,340
Lang. spoken:
Max guests: 24
Year built: 2007

If you are into exploring the Maldives aboard a spacious dive boat built according to the local traditional style that yet offers comfort and modern standards at the same time, the Nautilus Two liveaboard is what you are looking for!

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20 Jun - 27 Jun
Best of Central atolls
8/7
>5 places left
USD 1,340
28 Jun - 5 Jul
Best of Central atolls
8/7
2 places left
USD 1,340
6 Jul - 13 Jul
Best of Central atolls
8/7
3 places left
USD 1,340
14 Jul - 21 Jul
Best of Central atolls
8/7
Full
USD 1,340
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