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Blue Force 3
From USD 174 per day
139 ft
Max 26
At a glance...
  • Tours central, southern Maldives, and Hanifaru
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Outdoor upper deck cocktail bar
  • Kayaks, SUP paddleboards
  • Large, modern steel hulled yacht

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The Blue Force 3 liveaboard was launched in late 2019 and, at 42m in length, is a large and modern steel hulled yacht that operates diving trips throughout both the Maldives, including to the top attractions in the Deep South and in Hanifaru Bay.

The 850 HP twin engine yacht can accommodate 26 guests in cabins with private bathrooms. You have the choice of an economy 3-bed or twin bed cabins on the lower deck, or a cabin on the main or upper deck with sea views.

There is a large open plan air-conditioned saloon on the main deck with a lounge and dining area. Spreads include chicken, beef, fish, seafood, vegetables, pasta, rice, soups, fruit, and ice‐cream. Other common areas include a full sun deck and a tanning lounge area in the bow, and an upper deck bar and social area - a popular place to be in the evenings to discuss each day's diving adventures.

Diving activities are conducted from the dhoni, an 23m long auxiliary boat where the air compressors, nitrox membrane system and all scuba equipment are stored. The dhoni is completely independent from the Blue Force One mothership, and thanks to its better maneuverability it is quite easy to access the dive spots and to collect divers from the water.

The liveaboard yacht is also equipped with Horizon Semi-closed Rebreather units and Divertug Tek 12 Underwater Scooters for rent. If you are already Horizon-certified then take advantage of this opportunity to extend your dive times in the Maldives by more than 50% and see more underwater action. If you are not qualified then the course is also available onboard.

Non-diving activities include fisherman village, island and sand bar visits. For water sports, there is a kayak, fishing, paddleboard SUPs, and an inflatable Jobe banana boat.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Notes: The minimum recommended age for diving is 15 years old. All children who want to dive must hold the required certification and dive accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dive experience: These dive Maldives dive tours are recommended for advanced divers or experienced divers with 50 logged dives. Except safaris that visit the Deep South - at least 50 logged dives are mandatory.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, tea and coffee, return boat-local airport transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive insurance.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set US$ 200 per week), SMB (US$ 20 per week), dive computer (US$ 65 per week), Maldives GST (US$ 195), crew tips (US$ 150), Green Tax (US$ 6 per night), Hanifaru Bay MPA fee (when visited: US$ 30). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash in Euros or US dollars, or bank card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 80 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 80 per week), torch (US$ 15 per dive), Horizon S/C rebreathers, Divertug U/W scooters (US$ 30 per dive). Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Blue Force 3 departs on 1 week cruises every Saturday. If your trip departs from Male, a team member will be waiting for you at the airport's arrivals hall, holding a Blue Force signboard. Embarkation begins at 11 am, but you should aim to arrive before 2:30 pm if you would like to take part in the check dive that afternoon. The boat will depart from Male during the same afternoon. If your trip departs from Kooddoo or Gan, you should aim to arrive at Male airport before 10 am so that you can take the domestic flight to the outer atolls. Likewise, a team member will be waiting for you at the local airport and escort you to the boat for departure in the afternoon.
The final dive will be in the morning of the last full day of the cruise, then the boat will travel back to port in the afternoon. Disembarkation is at 7 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. If the cruise ends in Male, you can join a complimentary city tour on the Friday afternoon. If your departure flight from the Maldives is late on Saturday, it is recommended that you use a day hotel (which can be booked on arrival). If your port of disembarkation is Kooddoo or Gan, you will need to catch a domestic flight back to Male.
For more details, including airlines, see our How to get to the Maldives section.

Non-diver rate: None. Non-diving activities are provided onboard.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 70% of the published price. Also applies on cruises on special offer.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest price cabin (total 5-16 guests), pay for 14 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 17-21 guests), pay for 18 guests and 4 additional persons can join free of charge (total 22+ guests)

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 6 extra persons can join free of charge.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 12 cabins onboard Blue Force 3. On the lower deck there are 2 triple bed cabins and 4 double/twin bed cabins. On the main deck there are 2 twin bed cabins, and on the upper deck there are 4 double/twin bed cabins with seaviews. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms

All the cabins have:
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on main/upper decks
  • Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, towels and toiletries
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Fire alarm
  • Mains outlet 220 volts (European style sockets) - 24 hours per day
  • Life jackets
  • Luggage space
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 /14 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Excellent
"Everything felt very professional - the sites we went to were amazing and the dive guides were very good. Our dive groups were 5 divers per guide which was a very good size.
Dive The World were very helpful with finding the right destination and ship that fit my diving experience. However their emails went to my spam every time.
" - , Denmark, 13 April 2024 ...


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