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Ocean Sapphire
From USD 188 per day
116 ft
Max 22
At a glance...
  • Cruises Maldives central and southern atolls
  • All cabins with private bathroom
  • Jacuzzi on sundeck
  • Open-air bar for sunset cocktails
  • Large boat

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Ocean Sapphire is a purpose-built scuba diving liveaboard designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Focusing on awesome diving trips around Maldives' central and southern atolls this 35m motor yacht accommodates up to 22 guests in 11 roomy ensuite cabins.

One of the main social spots on the boat is the air-conditioned restaurant and saloon on the main deck. When it is time for refreshments, you can enjoy the creations of the 2 on-board chefs and the attention of a waiter. You can relax in the soft, comfortable furnishings of the saloon, enjoying the audio-visual entertainment facilities. Alternatively, you can make a cup of tea and settle down with a good book or dive-related magazine.

There are plenty of other spaces to hang out including an outdoor chill-out area at the stern of the boat, and of course on the enormous semi-shaded sundeck.

3 or 4 diving instructors will be on board to help you enjoy the Maldives to the maximum as you dive from the large accompanying dive dhoni. This is where equipment is kept (with space for up to 30 divers) and so the noisy business of tank-filling happens well out of ear-shot. It also allows guests to make the most of the space on the mothership.

Nitrox, wi-fi internet, an open-air bar and a Jacuzzi on the sundeck are among the facilities that make the European-managed Ocean Sapphire such a gem among Maldives liveaboards.

 English spoken by divemasters  Guide in Italiano

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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 English spoken by divemasters  Guide in Italiano

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.
Offer expires: 30 Dec 2020

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, private island fees, dives (including 1 night dive), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (maximum of 6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, trips to the local islands, 12% GST on cruise price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), dive computer (US$ 50 per 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), additional 2nd night dive (cost dependent on number of participants), DAN dive insurance (can be purchased on board: US$ 25 and valid for 1 week), torch (US$ 10 per day). Third person (in Standard cabin): adult/teenager 20% discount, child (under 12 years old) 50% discount. 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 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 60% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Depends on the timing of the cruise. Normally either: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person may join the cruise free of charge in a Standard cabin, or, Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person may join the cruise free of charge in a Standard cabin. Please check with us.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Depends on the timing of the cruise. Normally: Pay for 19 guests and 3 extra people may join the cruise free of charge in Standard cabins. Please check with us.

 English spoken by divemasters  Guide in Italiano

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The lower deck features 7 Standard twin or twin/double cabins with portholes.The upper deck has 4 Suites each with double beds, bath tubs and ocean view windows.

Note that if there are 3 people in a booking, all 3 can share a cabin with a discounted price for the 3rd person. Single person bookings are at the normal per person cabin price.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Hand basin, toiletries, towels and beach towels
  • Bedding
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Reading lamp
  • 3 square-prong mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
  • Fire detectors
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 12 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Guide in Italiano


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