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Conte Max
From USD 257 per day
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Length
33m
109 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
PADI
Wi-Fi
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Single cabin available
  • Spa / massage centre
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Underwater scooters
  • Kayaks, island hopping

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Launched back in 2004, Conte Max was the pioneer liveaboard yacht in the Maldives to combine diving with the wellbeing facilities of an onboard Ayurveda centre. Over the years it has refined its guest service and facilities, and enhanced its cuisine offerings to remain as popular as ever among its growing throng of admiring guests.

Conte Max now has a wealth of experience in the concept of dive cruises which combine a small spa specialised in regenerative Ayurveda treatments; ideal in such an awe-inspiring location as the Maldives. For those not familiar with Ayurveda, it is an ancient therapy dating back 6,000 years. Ayurvedic treatments and massages use freshly prepared natural oils and herbs. Such beauty treatments are aimed at relaxing both body and mind and are considered vital to one's overall wellness. A masseur is always on board.

All the cruise routes are carefully selected based on the operator’s long experience in cruising the Maldives since 1990. The schedules are organised according to the weather, the seasons, and currents, as well as the water visibility, in order to maximise the chances of great underwater encounters at all the dive sites visited. Dives are conducted from an accompanying 18m traditional Maldivian boat called a dhoni. This boat is equipped with 2 compressors and a generator, underwater scooters, and a guest bathroom. As well as being a dedicated diving vessel, the dhoni also frees up space on the Conte Max for guest use, such as a dedicated photography area. The boat is rebreather-friendly, and nitrox is free for EANx-certified divers! If you're a non-diver, a free try dive can be arranged during the cruise! For guest safety, Nautilus Lifelines are available, as well as a defibrillator and spinal barrel for emergencies.

The Conte Max liveaboard can accommodate up to 22 guests in 9 cabins, but usually there are no more than 16. Cabins feature stand-alone beds (no bunk beds), and each has its own ensuite bathroom, with separate shower cubicle. One great feature of Conte Max is that it has a single cabin - a rare find on Maldives liveaboards!

There is an outdoor and an indoor saloon/ dining area (used in case of rain). Meals are served at the table and the menu includes Italian, international and Maldivian cuisines, often using fresh fish, although the chefs are always ready to satisfy any specific guest needs. Once a week there is a buffet of traditional Maldivian dishes, and a beach dinner. The indoor saloon also has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits, and a TV-DVD area furnished with comfortable sofas.

There are social open-air areas on 3 decks, furnished with sun loungers, sun mats and deck chairs. The decks allow guests to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored in the lagoons for the night.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: Extra terms and conditions for new bookings during the COVID reality:

  • The Maldives’s tourism ministry has finalized the guidelines on reopening the borders to international tourism from 15th July 2020.
  • Tourists can enter Maldives without testing for COVID-19 nor quarantine periods. No entry Visa fee is due. Tourists will only have to complete a health declaration form.
  • Thirty-day free on-arrival visa will be issued to all tourists with a confirmed booking for a stay at any registered tourist facility in the Maldives.
  • The entire holiday has to be booked at a single facility, either resort or liveaboard.
  • All visitors to the Maldives’ are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.
  • All customers booking dates for 2020, 2021 and 2022 will now have 60 days to start to pay for their trip.
  • Customers who book before 31 December 2020 can lock in 2021 prices for all of 2022.
  • Customers who need to cancel their reservations as a result of the Covid-19 virus will receive a credit with an extended deadline and may even choose to send someone else in their place at no extra charge.
Offer expires: 30 Dec 2020

Dive experience: All certified divers are welcome onboard.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, drinking water, fishing, local airport transfers, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 3 English speaking divemasters, snorkelling guide, Nautilus Lifeline, tanks, weights and weight belts, 12% GST on cruise price. Free Discover Scuba Scuba Diving experience for non-divers.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl dive computer US$ 200 per week). dive computer (US$ 80 per week), diving insurance, Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night). Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, beach dinner (approx. US$ 18), 15 litre tank (US$ 70 per week), extra dives (US$ 40 each), torch (US$ 15 per dive), underwater scooters, private dive guide, Ayurveda and wellness treatments. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Third person sharing a cabin with 2 friends: US$ 1 450 per week. Child (2-11 years old) joining 2 adults in a cabin: US$ 450 per week.

How to get there: Conte Max's liveaboard trips depart from Male. Boarding starts at 11 am and guests are transported from the airport to the yacht by dhoni. Once everyone is onboard, the yacht will depart from the port. The last dive of the trip is in the morning on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Disembarkation is at 8 am. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section.

Non-diver rate: US$ 80 per week discount off the full published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): There is one cabin which can be reserved as a single cabin without a supplemental charge. Otherwise, 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 10 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge (total 11+ guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 16 guests).


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 9 cabins onboard Conte Max, 2 on the upper deck, 1 on the main deck and 6 on the lower deck. 3 of the cabins are twin bed, 5 can be used as double, twin or triple share, and 1 cabin can be used for single occupancy. All cabins have private bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Hand basin, toiletries, towels and bathrobes
  • Portholes (lower deck), windows (main and upper deck)
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • UK-style mains outlet 110-220 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Cabinet and mirror
  • Smoke detector and fire extinguishers
  • Luggage space
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 11 - hot water

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