Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard review

Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard review
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The Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard – Overall review rating 8.8 out of 10 and 4.5 stars

If you’re set on scuba diving the Maldives, your next decision is whether you do resort based diving vs scuba dive from a liveaboard. But as you’re reading this Horizon 3 liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.

Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard reveals a 36 metre (118 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeps 24 divers over 12 cabins with en-suites and air-con. Local and Western food served buffet or fine cuisine indoors or alfresco with an air-conditioned saloon and bar. Dive trips of 8 days 7 nights.

A fantastic opportunity to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Features of Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard

Features of Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard cabin review – Image courtesy of Liveaboard.com

The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard are as follows:

  • The Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard is 36 metres (118 feet) in length.
  • Designed for up to 24 divers across 12 cabins.
  • Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning and some have sea views.
  • Warm water showers.
  • An observation deck, a leisure deck and a sun deck for those sun-worshippers who like to relax and enjoy sunbathing in-between dives.
  • Food includes local and Western style food and is served buffet style and fine cuisine style both indoors and alfresco outside.
  • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
  • Indoor air conditioned saloon with bar and a library.
  • Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, paid-for nitrox available, sidemount diving and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
  • A camera station and separate rinse area for your underwater camera.
  • Paid-for internet.
  • Other activities on board include fishing, kayaks, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet ski stand up paddleboard and a Jacuzzi/Hot tub (some of which are optional extras).
  • Guests can take a massage at an extra charge.
  • Family friendly with family cabins.

You can check the Horizon 3 liveaboard availability and prices for this Boat here.

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Maldives Horizon 3 scuba diving review

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The diving from the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard has a fabulous review rating and she was custom-built for scuba diving.

On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.

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Table of Maldives liveaboards

This list of Maldives liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.

Scuba diving options on the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard:

Examples of the dive itineraries on the Horizon 3 liveaboard.

  • Itinerary Central Male – Groups & Charters – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 16 dives in total. Advanced Open Water certification – 40 minimum logged dives required.
  • Male – Ari – Vaavu – Male – Charter only – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 16 dives in total. Advanced Open Water certification – 40 minimum logged dives required.
  • Ari – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 18 dives in total. Advanced Open Water certification – 40 minimum logged dives required.
  • Addu – Fuvahmulah – Addu – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 16 dives in total. Advanced Open Water certification – 40 minimum logged dives required.
  • Huvadhoo to Addu – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 16 dives in total. Advanced Open Water certification – 40 minimum logged dives required.

Some of the diving in the Maldives are deep dives and up to 30 metres (98 feet), with currents so are drift dives and there are night dives too.

On most of these trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes nudibranchs, Napoleon Wrasse, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species including grey reef and white tip sharks, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.

You will also get the opportunity on some trips to dive some of the most beautiful shipwrecks too.

You can check the Horizon 3 liveaboard availability and prices for this Boat here.

Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard review by customers

There is only one review so far on the Honors Legacy liveaboard, which is as follows:

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

John B, United States

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Video of Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard

https://youtu.be/6JfzNBpt8Bo
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I hope you enjoyed this article about the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard review

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkelling. Please use the comments section below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof go-pro’s!

But in particular if you’ve dived either in the Maldives or in particular on the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard, please share your experiences.

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard review), 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!

Maldives Horizon 3 liveaboard 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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