Maldives Princess Sara Liveaboard Review

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The Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard a large family friendly dive boat

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 Princess Sara liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.

Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard reveals a 40 metre (131 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeps 20-24 divers over 10 cabins with en-suites, air-con and some have sea views. Western food served buffet style indoors or alfresco with an air-con saloon and bar. Dive trips of 8 days 7 nights.

You have a great chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

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:

Features of Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard

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The Princess Sara is a luxury liveaboard with flexibility across its 10 en-suite cabins. The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard are as follows:

  • The Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard is 40 metres (131 feet) in length.
  • Designed for up to 20-24 divers across 10 cabins.
  • Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, some have TVs, some with sea views and there’s daily housekeeping and a laundry service.
  • Warm water showers.
  • A sun deck for those sun-worshippers who like to relax and enjoy sunbathing in-between dives.
  • Food includes western style food and is served buffet style and can be eaten both indoors or outside alfresco style with all day snacks and a beach BBQ.
  • There are welcome cocktails on arrival and both wine and beer are available at an extra charge with a fine wine selection.
  • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarian options.
  • Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
  • Indoor air conditioned saloon with bar.
  • Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, paid-for nitrox available, rebreather support, sidemount diving, a separate rinse area for your underwater camera and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
  • Free internet and charging stations.
  • Other activities include fishing.
  • Naturalist on board with naturalist itineraries.
  • Family friendly with family cabins.

You can check the Princess Sara liveaboard availability and prices here.

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The diving from the Maldives Princess Sara liveaboard has a good 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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Review Link: MV Blue Force One; Booking Link: MV Blue Force One 9.3 62% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Ocean Sapphire; Booking Link: MV Ocean Sapphire 9.2 85% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Carpe Vita; Booking Link: MV Carpe Vita 9.2 71% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Ocean Divine; Booking Link: MV Ocean Divine 9.1 94% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MY Princess Rani; Booking Link: MY Princess Rani 9.1 73% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Carpe Diem; Booking Link: MV Carpe Diem 9.1 71% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Carpe Novo; Booking Link: MV Carpe Novo 9.1 69% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: Nautilus Two; Booking Link: Nautilus Two 9.1 67% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Emperor Virgo; Booking Link: MV Emperor Virgo 9.1 58% YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MV Princess Haleema; Booking Link: MV Princess Haleema 9 81% YES YES YES YES YES

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 Princess Sara liveaboard:

Examples of the dive itineraries on the Princess Sara liveaboard.

  • Classic Route – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 17 dives in total. Open Water certification – 5 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. But The Princess Sara is about including most experience levels of scuba diver. This includes beginner divers with the 5 minimum number of dives requirement.

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 Princess Sara liveaboard availability and prices here.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about the Maldives Princess Sara 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 Princess Sara 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 Princess Sara 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 Princess Sara 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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