13 Maldives Liveaboards With Sidemount Diving (With A Handy Table)

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If you like to dive sidemount because you prefer to be trim and streamlined in the water, you might want to be able to do this when you’re diving in the Maldives too. But of course without compromising on the liveaboard you choose. To save you the time searching, this article lists the Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving as an option.

After the following list, you’ll find I’ve included a handy table of information about these sidemount friendly Maldives liveaboards. Included in the table is a link to book the one you choose.

But also, and to make this easier for you, each of the links opens in a new page. This is in case you want to view more than one of these liveaboards with sidemount diving equipment at a time

Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving

  1. Eco Blue Liveaboard, Maldives.
  2. Blue Voyager, Maldives.
  3. Princess Sara Liveaboard, Maldives.
  4. Infinity X Liveaboard, Maldives.
  5. Blue Shark One, Maldives.
  6. Horizon 3 Liveaboard, Maldives.
  7. Emperor Atoll, Maldives.
  8. Conte Max Liveaboard, Maldives.
  9. Duke of York Liveaboard, Maldives.
  10. Theia Liveaboard, Maldives.
  11. Amba Liveaboard, Maldives.
  12. Ocean Divine, Maldives.
  13. Ari Queen, Maldives.

The following table provides you with more information about each of these Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving.

Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving table (Scroll table right for more info.)

LiveaboardRating
Out of 10
Cost Per DayEnquireFlexible BookingNitroxLengthMax Guests/
Cabins/Bathrooms
InternetRebreather Support
Eco Blue Liveaboard9.2From £154/$210/€173EnquireYesPaid32m/105f22/12/12PaidNo
Blue Voyager8.9From £117/$159/€131EnquireYesPaid37m/12124/13/14FreeNo
Princess Sara Liveaboard0.0From £162/$220/€182EnquireYesPaid40m/131f22-24/10FreeYes
Infinity X Liveaboard0.0From £152/$207/€170EnquireYesNo49m/161f38/19/19NoNo
Blue Shark One9.3From £117/$159/€131EnquireYesNo30m/99f16/9/9PaidNo
Horizon 3 Liveaboard8.8From £104/$142/€117EnquireYesPaid36m/118f24/12/12PaidNo
Emperor Atoll9.3From £123/$167/€138EnquireYesFree26m/85f12/6/6PaidNo
Conte Max Liveaboard7.6From £156/$212/€175EnquireYesFree33m/108f20/8/8PaidYes
Duke of York Liveaboard8From £203/$276/€228EnquireYesFree36m/118f25/10/10PaidYes
Theia Liveaboard9.5From £182/$248/€204EnquireNoFree32m/105f18/9/9FreeNo
Amba Liveaboard8.7From £107/$146/€120EnquireYesPaid33m/108f22/11/11PaidYes
Ocean Divine9.1From £268/$365/€300EnquireYesPaid34m/110f12/7/7PaidNo
Ari Queen8.5From £110/$150/€123EnquireYesPaid33/108f20/10/10PaidNo
Table Notes:
1. Under "Rating out of 10" '0.0' means there are no ratings at the time of compiling this list of Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving.
2. The exchange rate used for GBP to USD 1.36 and GBP to Euro 1.12.
3. The 'Cost per day' column will make it easy to sort these Maldives liveaboards by cost, but these prices may vary when you visit to book. But the prices listed are a cost guide and were correct at the time of compiling this table.
4. To scroll on desktop select table and use arrow keys. On touch screen including mobile devices scroll the table using the screen.

How to book Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving

To book your Maldives liveaboards with sidemount equipment, please click the link in the above table. Or there’s a link to book your chosen liveaboard after each summary below too.

Maldives Eco Blue liveaboard review
Eco Blue Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

1. Eco Blue Liveaboard, Maldives liveaboard

  • MV Eco Blue Maldives is custom-built for diving and offers year-round diving to some of the best atolls.
  • Each cabin has AC and comes with either a double or a double and single beds.
  • An eco-friendly liveaboard using biodegradable toiletries and producing its own drinking water.
  • Western and local food served buffet style with vegie options and snacks all-day!

Guest review of the Eco Blue: “Very comfortable stay with excellent guides! “Diving with reef sharks and mantas, plus wonderful coral fish. Need to come back for hammerheads and whale sharks, though … 😉.” Recommended for: The dive guides, diving with sharks and mantas, the comfortable, laid-back atmosphere on board.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Eco Blue liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

Blue Voyager Liveaboard - Best cheap Maldives liveaboards
Blue Voyager Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

2. Blue Voyager, Maldives liveaboard

  • The M/V blue Voyager offers guests amazing dive trips in the Maldives.
  • 13 spacious cabins with 3 doubles and 10 twins, each with individual AC controls and en-suite bathrooms.
  • Western and local food served buffet style with vegie options and snacks all-day!

Guest review of the Blue Voyager liveaboard: “It really was an amazing experience. Diving along a big group of nurse sharks. Snorkeling with 2 walesharks in the evening. Nice group divers of 9 different nationalities.” Recommended for: Diving, food and crew service & friendlyness.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Blue Voyager liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

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Princess Sara Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

3. Princess Sara Liveaboard, Maldives

  • The Princess Sara liveaboard is the perfect Maldives liveaboard for an unforgettable island-hopping experience.
  • Cabins are tastefully decorated all with private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower, individually controlled AC, reading lights and ample storage space.
  • Western food with vegie options and snacks all day.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Princess Sara liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

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Infinity X Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

4. Infinity X Liveaboard, Maldives

  • The Infinity X yacht offers year-round luxury dive liveaboard cruises in the Maldives.
  • Like a boutique floating hotel.
  • Cabins feature an HD LED TV, independent AC, storage space, safety deposit box and private en-suite bathroom.
  • Western and local food buffet style with vegie options.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Infinity X liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

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Blue Shark One Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

5. Blue Shark One, Maldives.

  • The Blue Shark One yacht is known for offering good value dive liveaboard trips in the Maldives.
  • Cabins have a double plus single bed, individually controlled air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
  • The cuisine is a mixture of international and Maldivian dishes with vegie options and snacks all day.

Guest review of Blue Shark One: “A great experience! Diving with mantas and a whaleshark, along with turtles, sharks, rays and plenty of fish life. The food! Cruising the AtollsRecommended for: The crew, the people we met and the service.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Blue Shark One liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

Horizon 3 Liveaboard Maldives for families and children
Horizon 3 Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

6. Horizon 3 Liveaboard, Maldives

  • Available for full charter from May to October and individual, small groups, large groups and half/full charters from October to April.
  • All cabins are en-suite with air conditioning.
  • Western and local food served buffet style with vegie and vegan options and snacks all-day!

Guest review of the Horizon 3: “Awesome. The crew was absolutely fabulous. They made the cruise and the diving a truly memorable experience.” Recommended for: Crew, crew, crew.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Horizon 3 liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

Emperor Atoll Maldives Liveaboard
Emperor Atoll Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

7. Emperor Atoll, Maldives

  • The Emperor Atol liveaboard offers a more personal way to dive the amazing dive sites of the Maldives.
  • With 6 twin/double en-suite air-conditioned cabins.
  • Western and local food with vegie and vegan options.

Guest review of the Emperor Atoll liveaboard: “Great crew great food and great diving. Diving with mantas and nurse sharks on the night dives.” Recommended for: Quality of food, experience and manner of the dive guides and the helpful crew.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Emperor Atoll liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

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Conte Max Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

8. Conte Max Liveaboard, Maldives

  • M/Y Conte Max yacht offers a unique liveaboard concept integrating wellness and dive cruises.
  • All cabins have individual climate control, charging ports, en suite bathrooms.
  • The cabins have either side-by-side twin beds or double beds.
  • Western and local food with vegie and vegan options, plus snacks all day.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Conte Max liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

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Duke of York Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

9. Duke of York Liveaboard, Maldives

  • M/Y Duke of York offers luxury liveaboard scuba diving in the turquoise waters of the Maldives.
  • Cabins are equipped with individual climate control and en-suite bathrooms.
  • Western and local food with vegie and vegan options, plus snacks all day.

Guest review of Duke of York liveaboard: “Comfortable boat and awesome food. Very good diving around Fuvamullah and Addu atolls in channels. The food on board is mainly European style and is very very good. Cabins are very comfortable. Local dive guides were great. The Italian dive leader is very friendly and professional.” Recommended for: Italian food, very comfortable cabins, friendly dive leader.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Duke of York liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

Theia Liveaboard with family cabins
Theia Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

10. Theia Liveaboard, Maldives.

  • The Maldivian MV Theia Liveaboard is designed so you can explore the stunning underwater world of the Maldives in luxury.
  • All cabins are tastefully decorated with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
  • Western and local food with vegie and vegan options, plus snacks all day.

Guest review of the Theia liveaboard: “Great boat, great crew, great week. We had a great week! Beginning with the beautiful boat and the outstanding crew (boat, dhoni and guides) the really good atmosphere between the guests and of course the diving! We were shown the best of “the north” with lots of mantas and beautiful dive sites. We will definitely come back aboard Theia!” Recommended for: Atmosphere on boat, nice and super clean cabin and great diving.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Theia Maldives liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

Amba Liveaboard - Best Budget liveaboards Maldives
Amba Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

11. Amba Liveaboard, Maldives

  • The Amba yacht is one of the only Maldives liveaboards to be stationed in the northern atolls, away from crowds.
  • All cabins have individually controlled AC, fan and private bathroom with sink, shower and toilet.
  • Western and local food with vegie options, plus snacks all day.

Guest review of the Amba liveaboard: “A great experience. The crew know what they’re doing and how to give their guests the best possible trip. Heaps of manta, sting and eagle rays, nurse sharks and heaps of reef shark , was pity no guitar shark and whale shark.It was fun to dive in strong currents. Lucky we had reefhooks with us. Can’t say anything negative about this trip. It was amazing!!!!!Recommended forguides, chefs, dive boat crew.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Amba Maldives liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

Ocean Divine Maldives liveaboard
Ocean Divine Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

12. Ocean Divine, Maldives

  • Only 12 guests aboard giving a 1:1 crew to guest ratio and high level of service.
  • Cabins have a porthole view, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, bathrobe, toiletries, fresh towels daily and individual climate controls.
  • Western and local food with vegie and vegan options cooked by a Paris trained chef.

Guest review of the Ocean Divine liveaboard: “BIG WOW! Saw everything that I wanted (and was promised) to see!!! Mantas, (whale) sharks, turtles, zillions of colorful fishes/corals and sooo much more, all this in warm cristal clear water! Our divemasters, Xanat and Pablo, were really cool and fun to dive with, with a perfect knowledge of the dive spots! Every dive was a WOW one!! – only that they always disappeared during water fights :-))

I need to add that the dive crew was just so nice and helpful. What fantastic way diving in these conditions! The Ocean Divine was more then a fantastic way to cruise these islands! A big big thank to the cook (great cuisine!!) and the whole crew, always attentive to your needs with such a smile!! Another WOW for them too 🙂 Wishing all the best of luck and a great future to Gaelle, David and the very bubbly Dune *Recommended for: Diving, the food, the good vibes on the boat.

You can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

MV Ari Queen Liveaboard - Best budget liveaboards Maldives
Ari Queen Maldives Liveaboard – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

13. Ari Queen, Maldives

  • The MV Ari Queen Liveaboard offers year round dive trips to some of the most famous Maldives Atolls.
  • All cabins have individually controlled A/C, warm water showers, wardrobe and storage space.
  • Western food served buffet style with vegie options, plus snacks all day.

Guest review of the Ari Queen liveaboard: “Amazing Alejandra, Fire, Hugo, and Captain Adam are the best! Alejandra, Fire, Hugo, and Captain Adam are the best! The rest of the crew is awesome as well. I cannot say enough about the professionalism that comes with the employees of this boat. They went above an beyond to make everyone’s trip amazing. Manta Ray night dive was incredible as well as the Shark and Stingray night dive. Owner take note: Alejandra is awesome!Recommended forStaff, Staff, Staff.

Please take a read of this article for a complete review of the Ari Queen liveaboard. Or you can book this liveaboard with sidemount equipment to dive the Maldives here.

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Please let me know if there was anything missing from the above table. If it’s important to you, it may be important to other sidemount divers too.

I hope you enjoyed this article about Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about Maldives liveaboards with sidemount diving), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

13 Maldives Liveaboards With Sidemount Diving (With A Handy Table)
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