MV Eco Blue Maldives Liveaboard Diving Review

Liveaboard Review Introduction

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MV Eco Blue Liveaboard is a 32m (105f) Maldives diving safari boat for up to 20 guests accommodated across 11 cabins and 12 bathrooms. This Maldives liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10, is rated 'Superb', and scores 69% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Maldives liveaboard safari, a great choice is the MV Eco Blue diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Maldives diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 78%, Liveaboard Design: 78%, Cabin Luxury: 71%, Onboard Comfort: 57%, Food Luxury: 64%, Drink Luxury: 67%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 69% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The MV Eco Blue Liveaboard costs from £170 per day ($226/€204)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, extra flexible booking, diving courses, paid internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard include: not available for charter.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MV Eco Blue liveaboard is 32 metres (105 feet) long, has 11 cabins and 12 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 20 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard include: 8 Days/7 Nights, 15 Days/14 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MV Eco Blue).
Booking tips When booking your MV Eco Blue liveaboard trip to Maldives it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Maldives.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Eco Blue.
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Liveaboard Discounts

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    Liveaboard Discounts If you're looking for a discounted liveaboard trip on the MV Eco Blue, it's possible to find liveaboard discounts in excess of 25% off the price. If no discounts appear above, you may find the latest last minute deals in the itinerary section marked as "X% Special Discount", as per the above image here: MV Eco Blue.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Maldives MV Eco Blue liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Malediven Eco Blue 2018
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has extra flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving Paid nitrox available, which means you benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving if you are happy to pay for it. The benefits include extended bottom times so you can spend longer on each dive.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Paid internet on this liveaboard, which means you can get online on your phone or laptop for an extra charge if you need to whilst you are away.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard does not offer private charters.
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
    Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com; for more information click here: MV Eco Blue

    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Maldives dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the MV Eco Blue is 69%, I recommend you also review each of the features the MV Eco Blue liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 69%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The MV Eco Blue Liveaboard has 36 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 69%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 78% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: NO: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: YES; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: NO; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) 78% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: NO; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 71% Cabin Lux Rate; The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 5 out of 7 (i.e. 71%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 57% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 4 out of 7 (i.e. 57%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 64% Food Lux Rate; The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 7 out of 11 (i.e. 64%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: YES; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: NO; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: NO; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 67% Drink Lux Rate; The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Drink Features': Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: NO; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: NO.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The MV Eco Blue liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    The best liveaboard in the MaldivesThis was by far the best liveaboard and dive holiday I’ve ever been on (previously been on Leo in the Maldives and another liveaboard in the Philippines, and also diving in Indonesia, Oman, Sicily, and Iceland). The main reason for this was definitely the incredible atmosphere created by all the staff, who were so friendly and made it such a wonderful week!

    The boat itself is very comfortable, the food is great, and the dives were spectacular. The cabins on lower deck are beautiful wooden rooms, with powerful showers that always have hot water. The bed is made up several times a day, and the air con keeps the room cool. The food is really tasty and there is lots of it, and it is served on the table, instead of buffet style, which is much nicer.

    There are 3 shaded sun decks with loungers and bean bags, and there is always loads of chilled filtered water to drink. The dive tender is really large and the boat staff are so helpful – they always helped me carry my tank in and out of the boat since I had a back operation. The dives themselves were brilliant, and the briefings were always thorough and well explained. The dive guides are great – ours was Shamoon, and he was amazing!

    Always so friendly, fun, and helpful. The GM, Alex, was on the boat the week we were there and he was so kind, friendly, and fun! Some other amazing experiences were drinking from coconuts on a beach while listening to music with the staff and guests. Snorkelling at the back of the boat with a whale shark and dolphins who stayed all night and who we had to ourselves!

    Watching a pod of pilot whales from the boat – the captain followed them for us for half an hour so we could get a better look! This was one of the best holidays I’ve been on, and I will definitely be booking Eco Blue next time I’m in the Maldives! It surpassed my expectations on every count. Thank you so much!Recommended for: Dive guides, staff, food.

    Customer Review By Rona A, from: United Kingdom scored the MV Eco Blue 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Eco Blue.
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    Great liveaboard, awesome crew, really good divingWe booked a 11 day trip on MV Eco Blue in October 2017. Everything was well planned and organized. Still the route the boat and the choice of dive sites was handled very flexible due to weather conditions and wishes of the divers. We appreciated that very much because it gave us the chance to focus on the marine life we wanted to see the most. In our trip we saw plenty mantas, two whale sharks and many reef sharks as well as turtles. We can recommend diving in the Maldives in general and especially on the MV Eco Blue. The two guides made really a good job above and under water with organizing everything, showing us the marine life and helping wherever possible. The boat was perfectly managed by Alex who tried to meet all of our specific wishes. The food on the boat was very good. It was a mixture of western and Asian food. The crew tried to meet all of the specific wishes as well. They made extra food for us because we are vegetarian and tried to catch the desired fish for some of the other guests. All in all we had a great experience on the Eco Blue and could see all of the marine life we wished to see. We can especially recommend this boat and we are considering to book another tour on MV Eco Blue in the atolls at the south of the Maldives.Recommended for: Marine Live, organization, relaxed atmosphere.

    Customer Review By Mirco M, from: Germany scored the MV Eco Blue 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MV Eco Blue.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MV Eco Blue liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the MV Eco Blue dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 South to Thaa Atoll (Male - Male)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Video
    https://youtu.be/HDBwqrfteL8
    Itinerary 1 Title Eco Blue
    Itinerary Option 2 Deep South (Gan-Male)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Video
    Itinerary 2 Title Eco Pro Divers Maldives HD MV Eco Blue
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 36 times in total on the MV Eco Blue liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the MV Eco Blue liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Maldives (, ), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the MV Eco Blue liveaboard for your dive trip to Maldives, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the MV Eco Blue liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: YES.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MV Eco Blue liveaboard for your dive trip to Maldives, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MV Eco Blue liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): YES.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Pinnacles, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Maldives liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Maldives liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard in Maldives might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Blue Sharks, Bull Sharks, Great Hammerhead Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Short Fin Mako Sharks, Silky Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Thresher Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Zebra Shark.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Mobula Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Dogtooth Tuna, Frogfish, Garden Eels, Giant Trevallies, Glassfish, Groupers, Humphead Parrotfish, Jack Schools, Lionfish, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Pipefish, Porcupine Fish, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sailfish, Sea Horses, Spanish Mackerel, Surgeonfish, Trigger Fish, Yellowfin Tuna.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Cuttlefish, Giant Clam, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Blue Whales, Dolphins, Pilot Whales.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title Diving the Maldives: North & Central Atolls [4k]
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    Another Marine Life Video
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the MV Eco Blue liveaboard includes: Beach BBQ, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fuel Surcharge, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), National Park Fees, Port Fees, Snacks, Snorkelling Guide, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Tea & Coffee, Visas and Fees, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MV Eco Blue liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Gratuities, Internet, Local Flights, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Soft Drinks.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MV Eco Blue liveaboard: Dive Insurance, Environment Tax.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 32 metres (105 feet).
    Maximum Guests 20
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MV Eco Blue dive boat has 11 cabins and 12 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MV Eco Blue has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins, double cabin with single bed.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving YES; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 3 out of 3 (i.e. 100%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: YES; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 3 out of 17 (i.e. 18%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: YES; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has 2 out of 6 (i.e. 33%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: NO; Available For Charter: NO, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; YES.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the MV Eco Blue liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, German.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MV Eco Blue liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0, is rated 'Superb', and scores 69% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Maldives liveaboard is a 32 metre (105 feet) dive boat for up to 20 guests across 11 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins, double cabin with one single bed), and has 12 bathrooms. The MV Eco Blue Liveaboard has aircon cabins, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, extra flexible booking, diving courses, paid internet, paid nitrox, scuba gear rental. To book: MV Eco Blue Liveaboard prices start at £170 per day ($226/€204)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MV Eco Blue diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Maldives you can do this here: MV Eco Blue. But if you want to compare this Maldives liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Maldives, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Maldives liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Maldives" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard, please visit this link: MV Eco Blue.

    Hope you enjoyed this review about this liveaboard

    Comments or Questions If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the MV Eco Blue Maldives Liveaboard), please comment below with your questions.
    Please Share Please share details about the experience you had on the MV Eco Blue Liveaboard. Tell us about the dive sites you dived, the time of year of your trip, what marine life you saw, the visibility, the weather and any currents you experienced. Your comments will add to this MV Eco Blue Liveaboard review, and they will help other scuba divers decide if this is the right Maldives liveaboard for them.
    Have Fun & Be Safe There will also be many more pages and articles about scuba diving and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport. Please don't forget to rate the MV Eco Blue liveaboard above if you've already dived in Maldives from this dive boat, but also make sure you have fun and be safe.
    MV Eco Blue Maldives Liveaboard Diving Review

    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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