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How Many Liveaboards Are There In Maldives: Table Of Liveaboards

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You may be looking into a dive trip to the Indian Ocean and wondering how many liveaboards are there in The Maldives. This article includes all The Maldives diving liveaboards available to book. The table below includes all key details to help you make the best decision about your special scuba diving trip to the Maldives.

There are 45 Maldives liveaboards to choose from to scuba dive the many dive sites around the islands and atolls of The Maldives. Scuba diving The Maldives from a liveaboard is the best way to experience this amazing underwater world and to dive the most number of dives in your time spent there.

The best way to dive the Maldives is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Maldives liveaboards using the following window:

What is liveaboard in Maldives?

A liveaboard in The Maldives is like a floating hotel where you normally spend 7-days diving the atolls around the Maldives. The biggest advantages of diving from a Maldives liveaboard is you dive more dives, and dive sites that cannot always be reached by day boats.

How many liveaboards are there in Maldives?

The following table lists all 45 Maldives liveaboards that offer scuba diving trips in the Indian Ocean around the islands and atolls of The Maldives.

Depending on what’s important to you about your Maldives liveaboard, and what would make your diving trip to the Maldives special, sort the table by the column of your choice.

You can do this by clicking on the heading. For example, if you are a technical diver, click on the “Tech Diver Friendly” heading, or perhaps you’re looking for a “Rebreather Friendly Liveaboard“, click this column instead.

All Maldives Liveaboards

Maldives LiveaboardReview Rating Out of 10Lux Rate (Max 75)EnquireFlexible BookingMin Trip NightsMax Trip NightsNitroxInternetDietVeganVegetarianDive CoursesLengthMax Guests/Cabins/BathroomsEnsuitesFamily FriendlyAir Con CabinsSeaview CabinsNon-Diver FriendlyOther ActivitesSidemount DivingRebreather FriendlyTech Diver FriendlyDINScuba Gear RentalMin ExperienceMin Logged DivesHottub/JacuzziCharter
Adora Liveaboard8.748.8EnquireYes710PaidFreeYesYesNoyes38m/123f21/11/11YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOWEnquireNoYes
Amba Liveaboard8.550.7EnquireYes725PaidPaidYesNoYesYes33m/108f20/10/10YesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesEnquireEnquireNoNo
Ari Queen8.533.7EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesNoYesNo33/108f20/10/10YesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesAOW50NoNo
Azalea Liveaboard9.362.4EnquireNo27PaidFreeYesNoYesyes38m/125f16/9/9YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesOW50YesYes
Blue Force One9.349.8EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesYes42m/138f24/12/12YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW50YesNo
Blue Liveaboard0.051.1EnquireYes78PaidPaidYesYesYesYes41m/135f20/11/11YesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesAOW50NoYes
Blue Shark One8.844.9EnquireYes714NoPaidYesNoYesYes30m/99f16/9/9YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesAOWEnquireNoYes
Blue Spirit Liveaboard8.544.2EnquireYes721PaidFreeYesYesYesYes26m/85f12/9/9YesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesEnquireEnquireNoYes
Blue Voyager8.648.5EnquireYes710PaidFreeYesNoYesYes37m/121f24/13/14YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesEnquireEnquireYesYes
Carpe Diem Liveaboard, Maldives9.146.8EnquireYes710FreePaidYesNoYesYes35m/115f20/10/13YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOWEnquireNoYes
Carpe Novo9.143.0EnquireYes711FreePaidYesNoYesYes43m/141f22/12/15YesSuitable
Carpe Vita9.348.0EnquireYes710FreeNoYesNoYesYes39m/127f20/10/13YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW0YesYes
Conte Max Liveaboard7.657.7EnquireYes77FreePaidYesYesYesNo33m/108f20/8/8YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesEnquireEnquireNoYes
Dhinasha Liveaboard0.033.0EnquireNo57NoFreeYesNoNoNo28m/92f14/7/7YesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW10NoYes
Duke of York Liveaboard8.057.4EnquireYes77FreePaidYesYesYesYes36m/118f25/11/11YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesOW0NoYes
Eco Blue Liveaboard9.148.5EnquireYes714PaidPaidYesNoYesYes32m/105f22/12/12YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesAOWEnquireNoYes
Emperor Atoll9.348.2EnquireYes77FreePaidYesYesYesYes26m/85f12/6/6YesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesOW0NoYes
Emperor Explorer9.643.6EnquireYes710FreePaidYesYesYesYes33m/108f26/13/13YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW0NoYes
Emperor Leo9.037.5EnquireYes77FreePaidYesNoNoYes35m/115f24/12/12YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesEnquireEnquireYesYes
Emperor Serenity9.444.5EnquireYes714FreePaidYesNoNoYes40m/131f26/13/13YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesEnquireEnquireNoNo
Emperor Virgo9.140.8EnquireYes77FreePaidYesNoYesYes32m/105f18/9/9YesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesOW0NoYes
Emperor Voyager9.039.0EnquireYes77FreeNoYesNoNoYes30m/98f20/10/10YesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesOW0NoYes
Fascination Yacht0.053.3EnquireYes410NoNoYesYesYesyes20m/66f06/3/3YesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesOW30NoYes
Felicity Liveaboard0.043.0EnquireYes77NoPaidYesYesYesyes28m/92f14/7/7YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW5NoYes
Honors Legacy7.653.9EnquireYes67NoFreeYesNoYesyes34m/110f18/9/10YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW50YesNo
Horizon 3 Liveaboard8.455.4EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesYes36m/118f25/12/12YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesAOW40NoYes
Infinity X Liveaboard0.044.3EnquireYes77NoNoYesNoYesYes49m/160f38/19/19YesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesOW10YesYes
Maldives Aggressor II8.744.9EnquireNo710PaidPaidYesNoNoyes41m/135f22/11/12YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesOW0YesYes
Moonima Liveaboard Maldives8.841.5EnquireYes714FreeFreeYesNoNoNo30m/99f20/10/10YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOWEnquireNoYes
Nautilus One8.945.1EnquireYes77PaidFreeYesYesNoyes30m/99f14/7/7YesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesEnquireEnquireNoYes
Nautilus Two9.250.8EnquireYes710PaidFreeYesNoNoYes43m/141f24/12/12YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW40YesYes
Ocean Divine9.152.8EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesyes34m/110f12/7/7YesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesEnquireEnquireNoNo
Ocean Sapphire9.254.6EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesyes35m/115f22/11/11YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW50YesYes
Princess Dhonkamana9.548.7EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesYes31m/102f18/9/9YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW30NoYes
Princess Haleema9.049.6EnquireYes713PaidPaidYesYesYesYes36m/118f22/11/11YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW30NoYes
Princess Rani9.348.6EnquireYes710PaidPaidYesYesYesYes35m/115f22/10/10YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesEnquire50NoYes
Princess Sara Liveaboard0.061.7EnquireYes77PaidFreeYesNoYesyes40m/131f24/10/11YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesOW5NoNo
Sachika Liveaboard9.454.5EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesYes33m/108f22/10/11YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW5YesYes
Scubaspa Yang9.656.3EnquireYes47PaidFreeYesYesYesYes50m/164f40/19/24YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW0YesNo
Scubaspa Ying9.456.3EnquireYes47PaidFreeYesYesYesYes50m/164f40/19/24YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW0YesNo
Seafari Explorer8.542.5EnquireYes714FreeFreeYesNoNoNo37m/121f24/12/12YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW50YesYes
Seafari Explorer 20.035.2EnquireYes710FreeFreeYesNoNoYes43m/141f20/12/12YesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesAOW50NoYes
Soleil 29.359.3EnquireYes77PaidFreeYesYesYesYes44m/144f30/15/15YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW50YesNo
Theia Liveaboard9.554.8EnquireNo714FreeFreeYesYesYesYes32m/105f18/9/9YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesAOW50YesYes
Maldives liveaboard Table notes:
1. Where the Maldives liveaboard has a review rating of '0.0', this means that this dive boat has not yet been customer rated and reviewed at the time of writing. It doesn't mean you should not consider booking it for your scuba diving safari to dive The Maldives.
2. Flexible booking will give you peace of mind to book with confidence should something go wrong after booking - for more about how flexible booking works, please visit this page Flexible Booking Liveaboards.
3. "Diet" - this means that The Maldives liveaboard caters for any specific dietary requirements you have whilst on-board your Maldives liveaboard dive boat, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. It is advised that you limit these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
4. The "Lux Rate" is the Scuba Diving Earth luxury Rating
for the liveaboard. To find out how this "Lux-Rate" works, take a look at this article about Red Sea luxury liveaboards. In this article the "Lux-Rating" is explained: Luxury Liveaboards - Lux Rate.
5. The Customer review ratings were correct at the time of writing, which may change when you view your chosen Maldives liveaboard.

Best liveaboard Maldives

To help you decide, I have highlight the best Maldives liveaboards, as choosing from this many liveaboards is a bit daunting.

Recommendations for Maldives liveaboards

The following Maldives liveaboards are my recommendations:

  1. Azalea Liveaboard: This is rated 9.3 out 10 by customers and has a Scuba Diving Earth Lux-Rating of 62.4 out of a total score of 75. There is also great flexibility around the number of days you can book trips on this Maldives liveaboard too. The downside for this liveaboard is that it doesn’t offer flexible booking. Accommodates up to 16 divers in 9 cabins, all with ensuite and aircon. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Azalea Liveaboard.
  2. Soleil 2 liveaboard: This is rated 9.3 out 10 by customers and has a Scuba Diving Earth Lux-Rating of 59.3 out of a total score of 75. The upside for this liveaboard is that it offers flexible booking. Accommodates up to 30 divers in 15 cabins, all with ensuite and aircon. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Soleil 2 Liveaboard.
  3. Theia Liveaboard: This is rated 9.5 out 10 by customers and has a Scuba Diving Earth Lux-Rating of 54.8 out of a total score of 75. Accommodates up to 18 divers in 9 cabins, all with ensuite and aircon. To find out more about how to enjoy the end of each day’s diving on the Theia Liveaboard’s Sky Bar and to confirm prices, please visit: Theia Liveaboard liveaboard.
  4. Scubaspa Ying or Scubaspa Yang: If you are looking for a large stable dive liveaboard, you can’t go wrong with either the Scubaspa Ying (customer review rated 9.4) or Scubaspa Yang (customer review rated 9.6). Both these Maldives liveaboards are 50 metres (164 feet) long, so the a very big dive boats. They both accommodated up to 40 divers across 19 cabins. They both scored 51.3 out of 75 on the lux-rating too, which is a good score. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Scubaspa Ying liveaboard or the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard.
  5. Fascination Yacht liveaboard: If you are looking for a small diving liveaboard, the Fascination Yacht might be the one for you, as it only accommodates 6 divers. There are no customer review ratings yet, but it scores 53.3 on the Scuba Diving Earth Lux-Rating. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Fascination Yacht Liveaboard.

You can search here for your chosen Maldives liveaboard.

Before you leave, you may want to check if is legit. Please take a read of this article: Is legit, which confirms that are a legitimate company to book your Maldives liveaboard with. search Maldives-scroll

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Have fun and be safe!

How Many Liveaboards Are There In Maldives: Table Of Liveaboards

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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