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Maldives Liveaboards

Diving a chain of over 1000 low lying islands in the Indian Ocean

Pristine Reefs
Deep Dives
Manta Rays
Drift Diving
Overhangs & Swim-throughs


Maldives diving highlights:

The Maldives is a flat group of low lying atolls with sweeping white sandy beaches, pristine coral reefs a rich abundance of biodiversity. Lot's of liveboard diving in the madlives is largly drift diving, conducted at a leisurely pace as the Monsoon Current gently flows through the island chain.

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Maldives Aggressor II

The Maldives Aggressor II liveaboards is built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is diesel powered and cruises at 12 knots, has a beautiful spacious salon, sundeck, chaise lounges, deck chairs, bar, grill, and a complete photo/video center. She accommodates 22 passengers in 11 staterooms; 8 staterooms with a single beds , 2 staterooms with Queen size beds and 1 stateroom with a king size bed. Lower deck staterooms have portholes in the cabin and bathrooms. Upper deck staterooms have picture windows and portholes in bathrooms. Suite stateroom is located on the main deck with panoramic windows. All staterooms have en suite bathrooms with shower, closet, porthole, hairdryers and individual AC climate control. The yacht has 110 volt and 220 volt at the camera charging and computer stations. For use of 110 in other areas, we suggest guests bring USA 110 to 220 twin pin socket adaptors. The yacht has a safe in each state room to keep valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store. The Maldives Aggressor is not responsible any lost, damaged or stolen items. We highly recommend extremely caution and care be taken if you plan to travel onboard with electronic equipment. This equipment should always be stowed after use to avoid the risk of damage.

Onboard the Maldives Aggressor II liveaboard, our chef prepares breakfast, lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with table side service in addition to fresh mid-morning and afternoon snacks. Beverages included are: fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water,tea, coffee, and local beer and wine. Fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed. Tanks, air tanks, weights and weight belts are included. Island transfers from the airport to and from the Maldives Aggressor II are included in your charter if it starts to/from on the charter start/departure date.

There are three thrilling areas to choose from for your diving trip on the beautiful Maldives Aggressor II liveaboard. The 'Best of the Maldives' offers 7 and 10-nights with 4 different itineraries that includes the areas of:  North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu and Rasdhoo which includes spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles and world famous night dives. Guests will embark and dismark from Male.  This is a year round itinerary with each of the dive areas offering exciting diving. Guests may dive up to 18 dives during the week on the 7-night itinerary and  up to 27 dives on a 10-night itinerary.

Starting in 2018, the 'Deep South' area will offer 7-night charters and as well in 2019.

The third area, Southern Hemisphere, offers 7 and 10-night charters with 3 different itineraries to choose from. The itinerary for this Maldives liveaboard scuba diving trip will include South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Laamu, Thaa, Huvadhoo, Foammulah and Addu. This itinerary will include mostly channel dives and offers exciting marine life such as pelagics, reef sharks, whale sharks, oceanic mantas and occasionally tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks.  Guests will either board the boat in Male and end in Addu or board in Addu and end in Male. On both outbound and inbound routes a one way domestic flight will be required at GAN International Airport located in Addu Atoll (GAN).


Conte Max

When Conte Max was launched, back in 2004, the Maldives did not offer many boats of such comfort and standards as to represent an alternative to the islands resorts also for those who did not engage in diving activities.

With the launch of Conte Max, the concept of a cruise combining the rejuvenating well being of the Maldivian sea and scenery with the well being of an onboard Ayurveda center was born and in terms of Maldives cruises a totally new trend was set. Thanks to its increasingly refined cuisine, the staff that grew with the boat from the very beginning, and a superb customer service and attention to detail. Conte Max has become one of the best known and most loved liveaboards among dive who return year after year to the Maldives to discover what these beautiful, tropical islands have to offer, both above and below the surface.

Meals are served at the table and the menu include dishes from the Italian-international and Maldivian cuisine, mainly prepared with fresh fish, although our chefs are always ready to satisfy any of our guests specific needs. Once a week a buffet of traditional Maldivian dishes is prepared.

The indoor saloon has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits, a TV-DVD-Stereo area furnished with comfortable sofas . All yacht furniture is made of valuable Maldivian wood. Recharging area for cameras 220v electricity.

The communal open-air spaces are on three decks furnished with sun loungers, sun mats and deck chairs. The decks allow guests to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored in the lagoons for the night.


Duke of York

The M/Y DUKE OF YORK was built and launched in the Maldives in 2010. Thanks to high design standards, combining the skills of local naval architects and engineers and quality standards, this yacht is the ideal solution for a fantastic sea adventure in the Maldives that is also a holiday dedicated to wellness and relaxation in a comfortable environment.

The 36-meters long and 11-meters wide Duke of York boasts 4 levels with indoor parquet flooring and teak on the main deck, is accompanied by a comfortable Dhoni used for diving, snorkeling, fishing, marine activities and to land on sand banks/desert islands. Along with the more traditional diving techniques we are able to offer cruises  with the assistance and material to dive with Rebreathers.
Onboard NITROX is free of charge.

The very spacious outdoor dining area (aft of first deck) is furnished with tables and chairs made of quality wood and can easily accommodate 24 guests. The area is wholly shaded and can be covered to allow outdoor dining even in case of rain. Meals are served as buffets and  menu include dishes from the International, Italian and Maldivian cuisine, mainly prepared with fresh fish, although our chefs are always ready to satisfy any of our guests specific needs.

The large air-conditioned indoor saloon of the Duke of York has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits and 2 comfortable sofas, which become a meeting and relaxing place for those wishing to listen to music, watch a movie or read a book. Occasionally, for special evenings, thanks to its Dolby Surround TV-Stereo system the saloon even turns into a dance floor. Recharging area for cameras -220v electricity.

The common open-air spaces are on three decks and offer large areas furnished with sun loungers, cushions and sun mats, both in the shade and in the sun. The decks allow guests to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored in the lagoons for the night.


Carpe Diem

The Carpe Diem liveaboard, built in the Maldives, has 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

Our local dive team of 3 with their abundance of experience can cater for any experience level diver and is able to ensure that everyone of any nationality has a lasting wonderful diving experience. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day.

What makes the Carpe Diem further stand out is the service provided by a dedicated crew, some of which have been with the company for many years. Clients that have come back described it as “coming home”.

She has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are suite (1), deluxe (1), double (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

The Carpe Diem team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the best best divers from the Maldives in our team. You will enjoy the cooking qualities of our experienced chef. A Dutch management that speak five languages ensures that your questions will be answered quickly.  The team will do everything to ensure you will have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Diem.


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Maldives Liveaboards

The Maldives are concidered one of the best liveaboard diving destinations in the world. The dive sites are quite varied with a bit of everything being offered, from shallow coral gardens to steep walls, pumping drift dives in deep channels and there are some pretty decent wrecks too. Almost every Maldives island has a 'Manta'- or 'Shark'-point and there are huge schools of fish, abundant of reef sharks, mantas, turtles and eagle rays to be found at many of the dive sites. The best dive sites visited by liveaboards are usually found in the atoll channels and at the 'Thilas', small reefs with overhangs and caves which do not reach the water surface.

Like many areas of the world, coral bleaching has also affected the Maldives. Unfortunately, it will take some time until the reefs can be admired again in their original splendour. In general, however, the north is more affected than the south. Indeed, at South Ari Atoll there are already beautiful coral reefs appearing again, and even the soft corals have regrown extremely well.

Many Maldives liveaboards are converted 'dhonis', typical Maldives type of boat, which have been stripped bare and made into a floating dive hotel. The standard and comfort on these boats is generally simple to comfortable. There are however a few more luxury liveaboards starting to appear in the Maldives.