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Amba Liveaboard

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of the unique liveaboards in the Maldives focusing on the country’s northernmost atolls, where you will have the dive sites almost entirely to yourself
  • Pioneer explorer of northern atolls of Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu
  • Ideal for those who like to go off the beaten track
  • Possibility to book a cabin with its own separated sundeck for absolute privacy
  • Featuring a stabiliser system custom-built directly in the hull to minimise sea sickness
  • 2-3 dives per day, including 1 night dive per week
  • Boat run by a German family
Main specification
Refurbished: 2016
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 33m/10m
Max guests: 10

THE BOAT

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.

This 33 metres liveabord accommodates 20 guests in 10 well-appointed cabins, all with individually controlled AC and their own bathroom. And should you want to have more privacy, this boat offers one thing very rarely found on other ones: the possibility of booking a cabin that has its own private sun deck!

On the main deck is where you will find the spacious saloon to relax indoors in between dives, and this one is a very well equipped one indeed, as it features a TV, a sound system, a DVD, board games, its own library and a battery charging station that ensures you will be able to use all your electronic devices throughout your holidays onboard. An outdoor covered area can also be found on this deck, as well as bar and a coffee shop, ideal for the caffeine lovers!

The upper deck and the sun deck is the perfect area to relax outdoor, as it is equipped with lounge chairs that you can use to get a nice tan before going back home or simply to lay down in the shade while enjoy the stunning Maldivian views.

And one thing that will certainly not be a mere detail if you are prone to sea sickness is the stabiliser that was custom-built directly on the boat’s hull, which makes the whole trip a lot more stable.

All this combined with a relaxed atmosphere, a delicious international cuisine and a fully dedicated crew will make your holidays onboard the Amba a time to remember!

THE DIVING

The Amba schedules dive cruises between October and the end of April and is one of the few boats in the Maldives focusing on the northernmost atolls. This means that you will get to dive in pristine dive sites away from the crowds, while at the same time getting to see the stunning marine life the Maldives are famous for, such as manta rays and loads of sharks!

Onboard the Amba you will be doing 2-3 dives per day and one night dive per week. The main ship is accompanied by a dive auxiliary boat, where all dive equipment is left and from which all diving activities take place, allowing for more precise dive site entries and exits and ensuring peace and quiet onboard the main vessel at all times.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox courses are available, as well as other courses upon request. A private dive guide can also be booked.

You should take all the necessary dive equipment (including dive computer and surface marker buoy) with you, as there is no rental equipment onboard. Tanks and weight belts will be provided. You should also start the trip with proof of a valid dive insurance form a reputable insurer. If your dive certification is Open Water Diver only, for insurance reasons there will be a maximum depth limit of 18 metres, which may mean the exclusion of some dives. 

Childs are welcome but minimum age is 12 years. Non divers are also welcome but not every dive site are suitable for snorkeling.

WHEN TO GO

Conditions are at their best between October and May, but the diving is very good all year round, as pelagics are always present. Learn more about when to dive in the Maldives.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book your flight into Male, Maldive’s capital. Depending on the route you will be joining and its departure and arrival ports, an internal flight may be necessary and can be organised with the operator. A Flight from Male-Hanimaadhoo/Dharavandhoo-Male cost 320,00 Euro. Subject to alteration of prices. Check Maldives' internal flights prices and schedules.

ROUTES AND AVAILABILITY

Central Maldives: North Male - South Male - North Ari - South Ari - Felidhoo – Rasdhoo
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24 May
2020
7 nights
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USD 1,450
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North Maldives: North Male – Lhaviyani – Baa
7 nights
Route between Dharavandho and Male
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17 May
2020
USD 1,562
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North Maldives: Baa – Lhaviyani – Noonu – Shaviyani – Haa Dhaalu
7 or 11 nights
Route between Hanimaadhoo and Dharavandhoo
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27 Nov
2019
USD 1,646
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18 Mar
2020
USD 2,455
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26 Apr
2020
USD 1,562
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10 May
2020
USD 1,562
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North Maldives: Haa Alifu - Haa Dhaalu
7 nights
Embark/disembark:Hanimaadhoo
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27 Oct
2019
7 nights
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USD 1,047
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03 Nov
2019
7 nights
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USD 1,047
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10 Nov
2019
7 nights
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USD 1,047
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08 Dec
2019
7 nights
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USD 1,047
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15 Dec
2019
7 nights
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USD 1,047
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22 Dec
2019
7 nights
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USD 1,047
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North Maldives: Haa Dhaalu - Shaviyani – Noonu – Raa
7 or 10 nights
Route between Ifuru and Hanimaadhoo
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17 Nov
2019
USD 1,496
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29 Dec
2019
USD 1,047
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05 Jan
2020
USD 1,047
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02 Feb
2020
USD 1,562
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09 Feb
2020
USD 1,562
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08 Mar
2020
USD 2,232
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BOAT FACILITIES

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Boat
Cabins with air conditioning
Bar
Charging stations
Child-friendly
Saloon
Music and video equipment
Non diver (snorkeler) friendly
Sunbeds
Warm water
Paid WiFi
Food
Alcohol
Buffet style
Local food
Snacks
Vegetarian options
International food
Diving
DIN adaptors
Dive deck
Nitrox ($)
Separate zodiac
Dive tender
Other activities
Snorkeling
Boat specification
Boat specification
Year built
2004
Refurbished
2016
Max guests
10
Length
33
Width
10
Number of cabins
10
Engine
430 Hp Volvo Penta
Cabins
Standard Upper Deck Cabin
Standard Upper Deck Cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy or Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
These comfortable cabins have their own bathroom and individually controlled AC.
Standard Upper Deck Cabin
Standard Lower Deck Cabin
Standard Lower Deck Cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy or Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
These comfortable cabins have their own bathroom and individually controlled AC.
Standard Lower Deck Cabin
Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
Cabin type
Double occupancy or Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
This comfortable cabin has an ensuite bathroom and individually controlled AC, as well as its own sundeck for absolute privacy.
Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
Equipment rental
No dive equipment can be rented on this boat

OUR TEAM

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Franco y Nicole
Franco y Nicole
Franco (Padi Master Instructor) and Nicole Paravano, Management
Tamara y Jamin
Tamara y Jamin
Tamara Paravano-Niederstrasser (Padi Instructor) and Jamin Niederstrasser (Padi Instructo), Management
El equipo
El equipo
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