Notes: If you are short of time, Horizon could be the right choice for you. The liveaboard allows guests to pay for a speedboat transfer to or from Male and join or leave the cruise at any time. This means you can schedule a 3 night Maldives mini-safari at any time.
Dive experience: You should be Open Water certified (required) and have a minimum of 30 logged dives (recommended) to join a trip in the Central Atolls. You must be Advanced Open Water certified and have a minimum of 50 (recommended, 40 required) logged dives to join the Deep South tours.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, drinking water, fishing, local airport transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), English speaking divemasters (max. 6 divers per guide), guided snorkelling tour, tanks, weights and weight belts, 12% GST on cruise price, cruise service charge (i.e. tips).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (BCD, regulators, dive computer and SMB: US$ 255 per week, mask/fins US$ 30 per piece per week, wetsuits are not available), diving insurance, Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night). Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR/USD - or credit card - VISA/Mastercard).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 112 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 50 per week), torch (US$ 8 per dive; Keldan professional lights also available), Tiger Zoo dive fee (US$ 30), Ayurveda and massage sessions, Addu Nature Park entrance fee (optional). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Horizon's liveaboard trips usually depart from Male amd operate from Sunday to Sunday. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. A boat representative will meet and greet you at the airport, wearing a Blue Horizon Shirt. You will then be transferred to the boat by dhoni. Boarding is at 11:30 am, and once everyone is onboard the yacht will depart at 12 noon.
If you arrive early and do not want to wait, you can drop your luggage at the airport and visit Male City or Hulhumale and get back to the airport around 11 am. If you stay in a hotel in the Maldives the night before the cruise, we recommend asking your hotel to drop you to the airport by 10:30 am near Burger King where one of the boat staff will meet you. Please let us know which hotel are you staying at so that we can also contact the hotel to ensure your transfer is on time.
The last dive of the trip is 7 am on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Disembarkation is at 7 am.
For cruises in the outer atolls, local ports are used and domestic flights are often required. We will send you the additional details for these trips, but the standard times are - 11:30 am (for boarding) and 5:30 am (after disembarking).
Non-diver rate: Discount of US$ 15 per night off the full published price.
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 50% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge,
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 19 guests and 5 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 24 guests).
Operator website: Blue Horizon Liveaboards