The 37m steel hull MY Blue Voyager liveaboard provides 26 guests a wonderful home-away-from-home during their diving safari. A variety of itineraries from 7-12 nights showcases the best diving the Maldives has to offer.
3 of the 4 decks include multiple seating options where you can chill between dives or make new diving friends. The sun deck affords magnificent 360-degree views of Male, Ari or the southern or northern atolls. Recline on one of the sun loungers, relax in the shade or sip a cocktail while luxuriating in the Jacuzzi. The air-conditioned bar and lounge area is the place to unwind or relive your manta ray encounters on the flat screen TV. There are also a number of more intimate outdoor lounge options if you would like some quiet time to yourself. The buffet style meals are served in the dedicated air-conditioned dining saloon on the main deck. Meals are a hearty affair with lots of options to choose from.
Diving the spectacular Maldives is done from the well-appointed 18m dhoni boat. There is dedicated space for your dive gear, separate camera rinse tanks, and a camera table. The MY Blue Voyager is rebreather friendly (bring along your own gear) and nitrox is available for certified divers. The onboard bathroom and 2 shower heads will ensure you are comfortable between dives. When you are above the waves head to the dhoni’s rooftop sundeck and enjoy the idyllic island scenery.
During the diving cruise, the majority of your vacation will be spent marvelling at the underwater delights or enjoying the tropical island climate. The cabins are well-appointed and practical, providing all that you need while leaving plenty of space for communal social areas. The 13 en-suite cabins all have TV and entertainment systems, and USB ports to keep your devices charged for contacting friends and family via complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dive experience: Recommended (not mandatory): Maldives Central Atoll trips: 50 logged dives, and Southern Atoll trips: 100 logged dives, deep south trips: advanced and 50 logged dives. Divers should be comfortable in currents and with making negative entries.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours, transfers to the boat from local airport at scheduled times, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (8 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weight belts, 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), dive computer (US$ 10 per day), dive insurance, park fees (US$ 42 - US$ 72), Green tax (US$ 6 per night, to be paid in advance). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 15 per day), 15 litre tanks (US$ 11 per day), reef hooks, airport transfers outside of scheduled times.
How to get there: The MY Blue Voyager liveaboard trips usually depart from Male (MLE) or, for some outer atoll trips, from Kooddoo (GKK), Dharavandhoo (DRV), Hanimaadhoo (HAQ) or Gan (GAN). The price of a domestic flight to the outer atolls (should you need one) is about USD175 one way. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. If your cruise departs from Male, the dhoni dive boat will dock right at the airport at 12:30 pm and at 4 pm and transfer guests direct to the Blue Voyager. If your flights mean a long wait at Male Airport, please report to the Voyages Maldives counter.
Boarding is usually at 6 pm and the boat departs once all guests are onboard. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11 am on the second last day of the trip and then the boat returns to harbour on that day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Disembarkation is at 9 am on the final morning.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge (total 6 guests). Pay for 10 guests and 2 extra people can join free of charge (total 12 guests). Pay for 15 guests and 3 extra people can join free of charge (total 18 guests). All free spaces are in lower deck Twin bed cabins.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 4 extra people can join in a lower deck Twin bed cabin free of charge (total 24 guests).
MY Blue Voyager guests can choose from 4 Superior double/twin bed cabins or 9 Standard double/twin bed cabins. There are 2 Superior twin bed cabins on the upper deck. The main deck includes 2 Superior double bed cabins and 1 Standard double bed cabin that is situated in the bow. 8 Standard twin bed cabins are on the lower deck. A hairdryer is available onboard. Guests should bring their own adaptors.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air-conditioning
Windows, except lower deck staterooms which have portholes
Private bathroom with built-in hot water shower cubicle, hand basin, toiletries and towels
HD TV, DVD player and music system
Wardrobe, shelves and mirror
Reading lamps and bedside cabinets
Desk and chair
2 round pin mains outlet 220V, USB port - 24 hours per day