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Private Liveaboard Maldives: Private Charter Diving Liveaboards

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If you are looking to charter a private liveaboard for diving the Maldives, this article includes a table of all private charter liveaboards to help you choose the right diving trip for you.

35 Maldives liveaboards available for private charter, which means you charter the whole boat for you, your family or your diving group. Scuba dive the Maldives on a luxury dive boat with your own crew, with more flexibility over where you dive.

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:

The following table lists all Maldives liveaboards that offer private charters for scuba diving.

Depending on what’s important to you about the private 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 diving group, click on the “Tech Diver Friendly” heading, or perhaps you’re looking for a “Rebreather Friendly Liveaboard“, click this column instead.

Private Liveaboard Maldives

Private 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/JacuzziPrivate Charter
Adora Liveaboard8.748.8EnquireYes710PaidFreeYesYesNoyes38m/123f21/11/11YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOWEnquireNoYes
Azalea Liveaboard9.362.4EnquireNo27PaidFreeYesNoYesyes38m/125f16/9/9YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesOW50YesYes
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 Virgo9.140.8EnquireYes77FreePaidYesNoYesYes32m/105f18/9/9YesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesOW0NoYes
Emperor Voyager9.039.0EnquireYes77FreeNoYesNoNoYes30m/98f20/10/10YesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesOW0NoYes
Fascination Yacht0.053.3EnquireYes410NoNoYesYesYesyes20m/66f06/03/03YesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesOW30NoYes
Felicity Liveaboard0.043.0EnquireYes77NoPaidYesYesYesyes28m/92f14/7/7YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW5NoYes
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 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
Sachika Liveaboard9.454.5EnquireYes77PaidPaidYesYesYesYes33m/108f22/10/11YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesOW5YesYes
Seafari Explorer8.542.5EnquireYes714FreeFreeYesNoNoNo37m/121f24/12/12YesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesAOW50YesYes
Seafari Explorer 20.035.2EnquireYes710FreeFreeYesNoNoYes43m/141f20/12/12YesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesAOW50NoYes
Theia Liveaboard9.554.8EnquireNo714FreeFreeYesYesYesYes32m/105f18/9/9YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesAOW50YesYes
Private Maldives Liveaboard Table Notes:
1. Where the private liveaboard has a review rating of '0.0', this means that this Maldives liveaboard 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 private charter 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 private cruise, 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 Private Maldives liveaboard.

Recommendations for private Maldives liveaboards

The following private hire 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 privately hire 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. Sachika liveaboard: This is rated 9.4 out 10 by customers and has a Scuba Diving Earth Lux-Rating of 54.5 out of a total score of 75. This private charter liveaboard is good if you have divers with less experience on board, as the certification requirements are less than some of the other Maldives Liveaboards. Accommodates up to 22 divers in 10 cabins, all with ensuite and aircon. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Sachika liveaboard.
  3. Theia Liveaboard: An ideal private hire dive liveaboard if you want want sidemount diving support and you are a technical diver. 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 22 divers in 11 cabins, all with ensuite and aircon. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Theia Liveaboard.
  4. Duke of York liveaboard: If you are looking to charter a Maldives liveaboard with rebreather support, the Duke of York liveaboard has a good customer review rating of 8.0 out of 10 and scores 57.4 out of 75 on the Scuba Diving Earth Lux-Rating. Offers flexible booking, free nitrox, and accommodation for up to 25 divers across 11 cabins which all have aircon and ensuites. To find out more and to confirm prices, please visit: Duke of York liveaboard.

You can search for your chosen Maldives liveaboard for a private charter in the following table.

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.

Sort by
Total Records Found: 41, showing 10 per page
Discover LiveaboardCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary RequirementsNitroxGear Rental
Review: MV Emperor Explorer; Book: MV Emperor Explorer 9.6 63% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Theia; Book: MV Theia 9.5 85% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MY Princess Dhonkamana; Book: MY Princess Dhonkamana 9.5 79% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Sachika; Book: MV Sachika 9.4 83% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Emperor Atoll; Book: MV Emperor Atoll 9.3 77% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Azalea; Book: MV Azalea 9.3 77% NO YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Ocean Sapphire; Book: MV Ocean Sapphire 9.2 85% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Carpe Vita; Book: MV Carpe Vita 9.2 73% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Ocean Divine; Book: MV Ocean Divine 9.1 94% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MY Princess Rani; Book: MY Princess Rani 9.1 73% 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 when searching for the best hotel. 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, 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.

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 private Maldives liveaboard with. search Maldives-scroll

I hope you enjoyed this page about chartering a private liveaboard Maldives

If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about chartering a private liveaboard Maldives), please comment below with your questions.

Please share your experiences, plus dive sites, resorts and liveaboards you recommend. Share the time of year of your trip together with what you saw, the visibility, currents and dive operator, as this will help others who read this page.

There will also be many more pages and 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!

Private Liveaboard Maldives: Private Charter Diving 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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