The steel-hulled Maldives Aggressor II liveaboard offers discerning divers the best Maldivian itineraries on Aggressor cruises year round. At 41m (135 ft), this is among the biggest liveaboards cruising the azure atolls at a comfortable 9 knots.
If you are among the maximum 22 diving guests, you will appreciate the convenience and space of the 18m dedicated diving dhoni. Onboard the dhoni, your diving gear will be stored in your individual gear lockers, prepped and ready for up to 4 dives a day. Tanks will be refilled in-situ with either air or nitrox for qualified divers. Entry and exit is comfortable from the large platform. There are 2 freshwater showers and a bathroom for your convenience. The dhoni has separate camera rinse tanks, camera charging station and large dedicated camera table for you to prep your gear between dives. The mother ship also features a dedicated photo/video area for your use.
You can select your accommodation from 3 different classes of stateroom that offer a variety of sleeping options. The main deck Suite stateroom is spacious, with the highlight being port and starboard panoramic sea views. All cabins have entertainment systems, personal safety box and en-suite bathrooms.
Your home away from home for your 7 / 10 nights cruise offers plenty of areas to relax when you are not diving. You can head to the partially shaded sun deck with 360 degree views of breathtaking Maldives scenery. This sun lovers' spot offers loungers, Jacuzzi, bar and BBQ. The main deck saloon is where you can retreat to when you have had your share of vitamin D. The air-conditioned saloon includes an entertainment system, books and games for your enjoyment.
The 16 attentive crew will ensure that your Maldives diving cruise experience is one to remember. From preparing filling buffet breakfasts to fuel you for your first dive, to providing table serviced dinners, from pouring complimentary wine and beer, to guiding you on your unforgettable Maldives dives, they are sure to impress!
Dive experience: When guests compete their Cruise Application they affirm that they are fit to dive in the Maldives region for which they applied. This implies physical fitness, dive skills, and dive experience. The best person to judge that is the diver themselves. The Maldives Aggressor expect divers to accept personal responsibility for their fitness to dive.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local wine and beer, return transfers to the boat from airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (11 divers per guide), 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (includes dive computer, US$ 175 for 7 nights, US$ 260 for 10 nights), port, park and Green tax fees (US$ 340 for 7 nights and US$ 425 for 10 nights). Some of the listed trips might include snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay (park fee of US$ 20 per person), GST on all items and services purchased on board. With effect from 1 April 2022, a fuel surcharge (7 nights US$ 270, 10 nights US$ 360). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 for the 7 night trips and US$ 150 for the 10 night trips, in 12 litre tanks), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Maldives Aggressor II departs from either Male, Laamu, Addu or Gan. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. Boarding is at 5 pm, then the yacht departs on tour. The last dive of the trip will be at around 2 pm on the second last day of the trip. Check out is at 8 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the full published price (does not apply to specials).
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a stateroom or pay a supplement of 65% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Twin bed stateroom free of charge (total 11 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 2 additional guest can join the cruise in a Twin bed stateroom free of charge.
There are 11 staterooms onboard the Maldives Aggressor II liveaboard. The Suite stateroom is located on the main deck with panoramic windows across the bow and has a queen bed. The upper deck includes the 4 Deluxe staterooms, 2 have a double bed and 2 feature twin beds. All Deluxe staterooms have picture windows. 6 Twin staterooms are on the lower deck, each with portholes. They all have twin beds, with 2 staterooms being able to covert to king beds. All staterooms have private bathrooms and entertainment systems.
All the staterooms have:
Individual controlled air-conditioning
Sea-view windows or portholes
Toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, bathrobes, hairdryer, and towels