Nautilus Two is a large and spacious Maldives dive boat at an impressive 43m in length. The sleek lines of this European-operated distinctive wooden vessel make it a recognisable sight as it cruises around the central atolls of the Maldives and beyond.
Up to 24 guests can be accommodated in a range of 12 double/twin ensuite cabins which are among the most spacious in the Maldives. You can hang out in the air-conditioned saloon and dining area, enjoy cocktails from the bar and relax in the shaded open-air lounging area which even features a Jacuzzi. Sun lovers can pop up to the sundeck to enjoy the views and the shining Indian Ocean sun.
Buffet-style meals are served in the air-conditioned dining area. Draft beers and cocktails are served after your diving day on Nautilus is done. Sipping one in the Jacuzzi is a popular post-dive activity! You can also relax in the indoor saloon enjoying the free Wi-fi, TV and music system or having some between-dive refreshments such as fresh fruit juice, sandwiches and more.
The spacious feel of this Maldives liveaboard is added to further by having all the dive gear and compressors stored on their accompanying dhoni. Nautilus Two offers nitrox so you can extend the bottom times to fully enjoy these awesome dive sites. It also has free guest use of the ENOS Electronic Rescue and Location System, to help locate potential lost divers. There is a fresh water shower so you can rinse off the brine soon after you surface. Comfort, elegance and space are all key features of the Nautilus Two experience.
Dive experience: These Maldives liveaboard cruises require Open Water and 40 logged dives to join. Deep South trips require a minimum of 80 logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, fruit juice, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), ENOS diver location safety devices, tanks (12 and 15 litre), weights and weightbelts, night dive torch, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (11 divers per guide), Green tax, 10% service charge (tips), 16% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (full set including computer US$ 318 per week). Some of the listed trips might include snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay (park fee of US$ 20 per person). 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$ 15 per night, pre-paid only), dive insurance,alcoholic drinks, other soft drinks, late check out if after 11:30 am (cabin and meals) (US$ 13 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Nautilus Two diving cruises depart from Male on day 1 of the trip as soon as all guests are on board. Boarding is at 1 pm and guests must arrive no later than 3 pm. Guests who arrive in the morning may complete check dive on day 1.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 9 am on the second last day of the trip. Disembarkation is at 9 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. If you need or desire, you can arrange a 'late check-out' and stay on board with full meals and keep your cabin until 8 pm and then transfer to the airport.
For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section.
Non-diver rate: 35 per night off the published price.
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 US$ 175 per night.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 divers and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (total 12+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 22 divers and 2 extra people can join the cruise free of charge (total 24 guests).
There are 12 very spacious cabins in total: 9 double/twin bed cabins with king size bed and single bed (8 on the lower deck, 1 on the main deck), and 3 double bed cabins (2 on the lower deck and 1 on the main deck).
All the staterooms have:
Individual controlled air-conditioning
Sea-view windows or portholes
Toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, bathrobes and towels