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Seafari Explorer Liveaboard

Seafari Maldives


  • Explorer is the latest vessel to have joined Seafari’s Maldivian fleet. This magnificent 38-meter long yacht is equipped with all the luxuries anyone could want on the high seas and has the capacity for 24 guests.
  • The main vessel is spacious and elegant, offering an incomparable cruising experience for divers and non-divers alike. The tender to Explorer, a Maldivian Dhoni converted to a diving platform assists the main vessel by facilitating the diving operations.
  • Guests onboard the Explorer can take part in several extra activities. Discover the waters surrounding the tiny islands with a kayak or a SUP. Take some time to admire the colors and creatures of the shallow reefs with fins, mask, and snorkel, or take your first underwater breath with an introduction to scuba diving.
  • Explorer is run by Seafari, an international company operating in many of the world’s top diving destinations; a synonym of exceptional quality and professionalism.
Main specification
Year built: 2015
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 38m/10m
Max guests: 24

Boat specifications

A modern, comfortable vessel and its capable tender

Explorer is elegant, comfortable, and spacious. It is 38 meters long and 10 meters wide, featuring three main decks holding the cabins, a restaurant and bar, and the lounge areas complete with smart TVs. On the top level is a sundeck equipped with sunbeds, and the outdoor Jacuzzi provides the ideal spot to relax in the open air.

The Explorer is backed up by a capable tender vessel, a 24-meter long Maldivian Dhoni that has been modified to carry up to 28 fully equipped divers to the dive sites and back. When it’s time for action, divers will benefit from a functional, independent platform optimized to suit their needs, whereas other guests will enjoy a tidy, uncrowded parent ship with all its comforts just for them.

Flexible cabin layouts to suit everyone’s needs

The Explorer carries up to 24 guests, accommodated in 12 cabins with different bed configurations to fit everyone’s specific needs. There are four cabins with two single beds each, four cabins with double beds, and four cabins with a double bed and a single bed to accommodate small families. The Explorer’s cabins are elegant, comfortable, and feature independent air conditioners, private bathrooms, a safe, a minibar, and 220v power-plug. Beach and bathroom towels, as well as soap and other basic toiletries, come included in your cruise package.

Seafari’s signature kitchen

Delight your taste buds with flavors of eastern cuisine that have been masterfully blended with Maldivian and international staples. The Explorer serves three freshly prepared main meals a day composed of local and international dishes, with options for vegetarians and other special diet regimes available on request. Treats and fresh fruits are also made available as post-activity snacks.

The great choice of drinks available at the restaurant and onboard bar accompanies the Explorer's exquisite cuisine. Sip a glass of wine or a beer during your meals, drink a cocktail with your friends, or toast to your recent diving achievements with a glass of champagne. Whatever you want to do, the Explorer has got you covered.

A ton of extra comforts and activities

The Explorer offers the perfect blend of comfort and extra activities, ensuring a wonderful cruising time to the guests that are not diving and to divers whenever they want to take a break. Enjoy the free 4G Wi-Fi connection, the smart TV in the lounge, the onboard bar and bookstore, the open-air Jacuzzi, the restaurant with an outside aft-deck, the complimentary SUPs, kayaks, and snorkeling. There’s no shame in skipping a day of diving to stay with your loved one or the family!

Diving with the Explorer

A spectacular holiday destination

The Maldives is a spectacular holiday destination, a place to be seen at least once in life, whether you are an experienced diver, a first-timer who would like to give it a try, or a just curious traveler seeking adventure. Here, the main attraction is the Indian Ocean, its shades, and its inhabitants. Sail out to the remote atolls guided by groups of dolphins surfing the waves. Take a look at the magnificent underwater realms and let this unimaginable kaleidoscope of color and marine life enchant you forever.

A great diving platform to handle the diving logistics

When it’s time to scuba dive, embark on the dhoni: a functional vessel dedicated to diving. It will take you and your diving team to the dive sites and back to the parent ship in style by providing all the features of a great scuba diving boat, as well as comforts such as hot showers and a sundeck. The Explorer’s tender dhoni charging station is powered by two compressors and delivers compressed air and free 32% Enriched-Air Nitrox.

Classic Maldivian itineraries in Male, Ari, Vaavu, and the southern atolls

Choose between Male, Ari, and Vaavu atolls itineraries, all of them unique and offering specific conditions. Head to Ari, home to mantas and whale sharks, and swim among these plankton-eating gentle giants. Set sail to Vaavu to admire pristine reefs and their massive hard coral formations surrounded by pelagic life. Stick to Male, the best option for seeing a little bit of everything, from mantas to reef sharks and other pelagic.

For an action-packed safari full of jaw-dropping marine encounters, don’t miss the special southern itinerary: a breathtaking journey crossing the atolls of Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, and Thaa.

Extra activities for non-divers

Explorer offers several outdoor activities apart from diving, such as snorkeling, SUP surfing, kayaking and barbecues on deserted islands.  



Free WiFi
Camera station
Cabins with air conditioning
Warm water
Non diver (snorkeler) friendly
Credit cards accepted
Smart TV
Bath towels
Outdoor lounge
Sun deck
Outside dinner
Local food
International food
Buffet style
Special diet options (on request)
Dive tender
Equipment rental
Nitrox (free)
Dhoni tender
DIN-Int tank valves
15 lit. tank (additional cost)
Other activities
Land excursion
Stand up paddling
Island barbecue
Cash (EUR)
Cash (USD)
Life vests
Fire alarm
First aid kit
Oxygen kit
Boat specification
Boat specification
Year built
Max guests
Number of cabins
2 x 360cv
Queen size bed cabin
Queen size bed cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
Private bathroom
Lower deck
A cabin for two guests sleeping in a queen-size bed. The cabin features private bathroom with toilet, individual air-conditioning, safe, and 220v type G power-plug (an adaptor is needed). Bedsheets, soap, bath, and beach towels are provided as part of the package.
Queen size bed cabin
Single beds cabin
Single beds cabin
Cabin type
Twin share
Maximum occupancy
Private bathroom
Lower deck
A cabin for two guests sleeping in two single beds. The cabin features private bathroom with toilet, individual air-conditioning, safe, and 220v type G power-plug (an adaptor is needed). Bedsheets, soap, bath, and beach towels are provided as part of the package.
Single beds cabin
Triple cabin
Triple cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy or Twin share or Triple share
Maximum occupancy
Private bathroom
Lower deck
A cabin for two or three guests, equipped with one queen-size bed and one single bed. The cabin features private bathroom with toilet, individual air-conditioning, safe, and 220v type G power-plug (an adaptor is needed). Bedsheets, soap, bath, and beach towels are provided as part of the package.
Triple cabin
Equipment rental
Payment on board. Can be ordered when booking
Full diving gear (per trip)USD 140
BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel
BCD or regulator (per trip)USD 50
Snorkeling kit (per trip)USD 25
Mask, fins, snorkel
Dive computer (per trip)USD 30
Surfer marker buoy (per trip)USD 10
Rental of surface floating signaling device.
15lit tank (per trip)USD 25
Lamp (per day)USD 8
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