Dive experience: Southern Atoll trips: Advanced Open Water Divers and 20 logged dives is recommended. All other trips require standard open water certification.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, national park fees, dives (including 1 night dive, as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (maximum of 6-7 divers per guide), tanks (11 or 13 litre), weights and weight belts, trips to the local islands, guided daily snorkelling, scheduled fishing, Male City visit, 10% cruise service charge (tips), and GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), dive computer (US$ 12 per week), dive insurance (can be purchased on board, valid for 1 week), Green Tax (US$ 6 per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash: USD or Euro, or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 70 per person per cruise), torch (US$ 11 per day), private island fees. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Ocean Sapphire liveaboard tours to the Maldives atolls depart from Male for the central trips, Kadhdhoo on Laamu Atoll for the Southern Atolls trips, and from Kaadedhdhoo or Kooddoo on Huvadhu Atoll for the Deep South Atolls trips. Boarding starts at 11 am. The first and last nights of each cruise are spent in the lagoon near the harbour.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 9 am on the second last day of the trip. Check out is at 7:30 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section.
Non-diver rate: No discount for non-divers.
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 55% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra person may join the cruise free of charge in a Standard cabin.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 2 extra people may join the cruise free of charge in Standard cabins.