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Rebreather Friendly Liveaboards Maldives (7 Liveaboards To Choose From)

Rebreather friendly liveaboards Maldives
Emperor Voyager Liveaboard – Maldives liveaboard with rebreather support review rated 9.1 out of 10 – image courtesy of This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

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.

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:

Maldives rebreather friendly liveaboards in more detail

Maldives rebreather friendly liveaboards in more detail
Emperor Virgo Liveaboard – Maldives liveaboard offering rebreather support review rated 9.1 out of 10 – image courtesy of

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!

Not only are there great opportunities to see manta rays and sharks, but there’s a good chance you’ll be joined by the largest fish in the ocean too; the whale shark.

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Table of suitable liveaboards in the Maldives with rebreather support

Table of suitable liveaboards in the Maldives with rebreather support
Emperor Leo Liveaboard – Maldives liveaboard offering rebreather support review rated 9.0 out of 10 – image courtesy of

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 LiveaboardRatingEnquireFlexible BookingNitroxSidemount Diving
Max No.
Emperor Voyager9.1EnquireYesFreeNo20/10/10No
Emperor Virgo9.1EnquireYesFreeNo16/8/8Paid
Emperor Leo9.0EnquireYesFreeNo24/12/12Paid
Amba Liveaboard8.7EnquireYesPaidYes22/11/11Paid
Duke of York Liveaboard8.0EnquireYesFreeYes25/10/10Paid
Conte Max Liveaboard7.6EnquireYesFreeYes20/8/8Paid
Princess Sara Liveaboard0.0EnquireYesPaidYes20-24/10/11Free

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.

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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:

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.

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Total Records Found: 10, showing 10 per page
Discover LiveaboardCustomer RatingSDE Lux Rating %Flexible BookingDive CoursesDietary RequirementsNitroxGear Rental
Review: MV Emperor Serenity; Book: MV Emperor Serenity 9.4 60% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Ocean Divine; Book: MV Ocean Divine 9.1 94% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Emperor Virgo; Book: MV Emperor Virgo 9.1 58% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Emperor Voyager; Book: MV Emperor Voyager 9 54% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Emperor Leo; Book: MV Emperor Leo 9 52% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Conte Max; Book: MV Conte Max 8.7 87% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MV Amba; Book: MV Amba 8.6 77% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MY Duke of York; Book: MY Duke of York 8 87% YES YES YES YES YES
Review: MY Fascination Yacht; Book: MY Fascination Yacht 0 83% YES YES YES NO YES
Review: MV Maldives Blue Force 3; Book: MV Maldives Blue Force 3 0 58% 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. search Maldives-scroll

I hope you enjoyed this article about rebreather friendly liveaboards Maldives

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If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about rebreather friendly liveaboards Maldives), 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!

Rebreather Friendly Liveaboards Maldives (7 Liveaboards To Choose From)

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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