Maldives liveaboards suited for rebreather diving
The diving in the Maldives can be challenging at times. This is due to the currents, the depths of some of the dives and then some of the best diving can be done at night too. But for those who are looking for rebreather friendly liveaboards in the Maldives, is this an option? Let’s take a look…
Rebreather friendly liveaboards Maldives: These rebreather friendly liveaboards in the Maldives are for technical divers looking for support for rebreather scuba diving. This means the liveaboard will have the extra equipment needed for divers on rebreathers in between their dives. There are 7 Maldives liveaboards that offer rebreather support.
Maldives rebreather friendly liveaboards in more detail
If you’re a technical diver and you’ve made the switch from an open circuit scuba system to a closed circuit rebreather scuba system, you will be looking for liveaboards that support rebreathers.
I’ve done the research for you to save time on trawling through every liveaboard on offer.
Of course you won’t necessarily need me to highlight the benefit of using a rebreather underwater. But the Maldives is one place where it would definitely come into its own. As you’ll know many fish, including sharks and manta rays are not too keen on scuba diver bubbles. But of course if you have a rebreather you have the advantage of no bubbles!
Table of suitable liveaboards in the Maldives with rebreather support
In the table below, all the Maldives liveaboards offer rebreather support. The liveaboards in this list are in the order of customer rating out of 10.
The other columns, in addition to the name of the Maldives Liveaboard, include those that also support sidemount diving, the maximum number of divers catered for and a link to the latest prices on offer.
Rebreather friendly liveaboard Maldives (Scroll table right for more info.)
|Maldives Liveaboard||Rating||Enquire||Flexible Booking||Nitrox||Sidemount Diving|
|Duke of York Liveaboard||8.0||Enquire||Yes||Free||Yes||25/10/10||Paid|
|Conte Max Liveaboard||7.6||Enquire||Yes||Free||Yes||20/8/8||Paid|
|Princess Sara Liveaboard||0.0||Enquire||Yes||Paid||Yes||20-24/10/11||Free|
1. Rate: The rating is out of 10 (0.0 means the liveaboard has yet to be rated.)
2. To scroll on desktop select table and use arrow keys. On touch screen including mobile devices scroll the table using the screen.
There is quite a range of ratings out of 10 for the above Maldives liveaboard boats.
Reviews of the rebreather friendly Maldives liveaboards
If you want to check my reviews of each of these rebreather friendly liveaboards first, please read the following articles:
- Emperor Voyager – Read thew review.
- Emperor Virgo – Read thew review.
- Emperor Leo – Read thew review.
- Amba Liveaboard – Read thew review.
- Duke of York Liveaboard – Read thew review.
- Conte Max Liveaboard – Read thew review.
- Princess Sara Liveaboard – Read thew review.
Maldives liveaboards with rebreather support for charter
All of the above Maldives liveaboards with rebreather support are also available for charter too. So if you are a group of divers who want to get together and rent the whole boat this is possible too.
The obvious benefits of all divers being on rebreathers is the lack of air bubbles as a group.
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.
|Liveaboard main photo||Discover Liveaboard||Customer Review Rating Out of 10||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Serenity; Booking Link: MV Emperor Serenity||9.4||60||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: MV Emperor Virgo; Booking Link: MV Emperor Virgo||9.1||58||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Leo; Booking Link: MV Emperor Leo||9||52||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Voyager; Booking Link: MV Emperor Voyager||9||52||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Conte Max; Booking Link: MV Conte Max||8.7||87||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Amba; Booking Link: MV Amba||8.6||77||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MY Duke of York; Booking Link: MY Duke of York||8||87||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MY Fascination Yacht; Booking Link: MY Fascination Yacht||0||83||YES||YES||YES||NO||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.
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