Maldives Liveaboard Scuba Safaris from EUR 750!
Looking to experience a once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving liveaboard safari? Now is the time. There are some amazing travel offers in place at the moment, where you get to go on as many as 17 dives in just one week, while cruising around in absolute luxury and in one of the most amazing environments on earth.
Seasoned scuba divers will tell you that one of the top diving destinations in the world is the Maldives. It is also one of the favourite holiday spots among non-scuba divers around the world, favoured as a honeymoon destination and simply as one of those places where you can “get away from it all”.
Top liveaboard scuba safari provider, Maldives Dive Travel, is currently offering a wide variety of liveaboard holidays at unbeatable prices. Their variety of liveaboard ships is excellent, with something for every taste and budget.
Probably the most popular and well-known liveaboard safari ship, MS Stingray, is a nine-cabin, 101-feet ship with all the amenities necessary for total comfort and superb scuba diving. A 12-night all-inclusive cruise is currently being offered at USD 1,026.
Stingray Liveaboard in the Maldives
New to the Maldives for 2009, liveaboard Theia is by far the most luxurious safari ship in the Maldives. It is an extremely spacious ship accommodating up to 18 guests through 8 cabins. The boat exudes a very modern, Asian-influenced style and has everything you need for a top-notch holiday in paradise. A 12-night stay aboard Theia starts from just USD 1,400 all-inclusive.
Theia Liveaboard Cabin, Maldives
For a more basic and consequently economical liveaboard adventure, the Pretty Tombilli is a great option and is perfect for people who are more interested in scuba diving than living the high-life. Of course, you still have everything you need, just none of the extras. At 82-feet, this liveaboard is also smaller and so it can sail easily into shallower waters, allowing guests to get up close and personal with some of the Maldives’ most intimate natural spots. The Pretty Tombilli is an absolute bargain – 6 nights, all-inclusive start from just EUR 750!
Nautilus One and Nautilus Two are another two ships with several years of combined experience and hundreds of satisfied customers from around the world. English and German are equally spoken on both boats and the experienced crew goes out of its way to ensure all guests have a fantastic time. Nautilus Two is the larger of the two ships, with 12 cabins, whereas Nautilus One has only 7 and thus offers a more intimate adventure and the price reflects this: A 6-night safari on Nautilus One starts from USD 1,170 whereas Nautilus Two’s cruises start at just USD 828 for 6 nights, all-inclusive.
Nautilus Two Maldives Liveaboard
Another of the country’s most luxurious liveaboard boats is the Island Safari 2 Royal. The ship’s sleek, white exterior appears like a private mega-yacht, so guests aboard Island Safari 2 Royal should feel like mega-yacht owners, all at a very reasonable price. Week-long safaris go for USD 1,680, making this one of the Maldives’ higher-end safari ships, but the on-board comfort and spaciousness is really something special, making it worth every penny.
Dream Catcher II is another of Maldives Dive Travel’s most luxurious liveaboard boats, with 7-night cruises from USD 1,708. They also offer 4-night safaris (USD 1,240), the ideal option for travellers looking to combine the excitement of a liveaboard safari with a stay in one of the Maldives’ great private island resorts. Dream Catcher II definitely has one of the most exquisitely-decorated interiors of all the ships.
Adventurer 2 offers a unique combination of traditional Maldivian style with comfort and luxury. A spacious boat, Adventurer 2 comfortably carries up to 12 guests through 8 cabins, all of which have en-suite, hot water bathrooms. Currently, 7-night safaris are being offered for USD 1,407 per person on an all-inclusive basis.
Now is a great time to visit the Maldives and take advantage of these special liveaboard safari deals, as prices increase around December when the high-season begins. Until then, the diving is still excellent, there are just less people and better prices.
All of the liveaboard ships mentioned in this article are operated by scuba diving experts who know all about the Maldives and where to find the best scuba diving depending on the season in which you visit. They will do their best to ensure you see the most amazing marine life and that you receive everything you need to have a great holiday. They are also trained in safety procedures and their number one priority is to keep you safe while you are diving in the Maldives.
All-Inclusive Liveaboard Packages
Note that the all-inclusive liveaboard packages mentioned in this article generally include all dives, transfers from Male Airport to the boat, three meals and snacks a day and non-alcoholic beverages. Scuba diving equipment is not included but can easily be hired in the Maldives. Some of the boats also include ENOS (Electronic Rescue and Locating Systems), dive insurance, and other activities like snorkelling and fishing. You should check exactly what is included with the operator before booking.