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Ocean Sapphire

Maldives Liveaboard Diving

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Ocean Sapphire is a purpose-built scuba diving liveaboard, designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Focusing on the central atolls, Ari and North Male, and the southern atolls, this 35m motor yacht accommodates up to 22 guests in 11 roomy en-suite cabins.

You can relax in the air-conditioned restaurant and lounge on the main deck where you can enjoy the creations of the 2 on board chefs and the attention of a waiter. There are plenty of other spaces to relax including an outdoor chill-out area and the spacious sundeck.

3 diving instructors will be on board to help you enjoy the Maldives to the max as you dive from the accompanying dive dhoni where equipment is kept and the noisy business of tank filling happens out of ear-shot. Nitrox, wi-fi internet, an open-air bar, and Jacuzzi on the sundeck are among the facilities that make Ocean Sapphire such a gem.

Sample Package Details

Maldives Central Atolls - 7 nights - 18 dives
Departs: Male. Returns: Male
Itinerary: North Male, Ari, Felidhoo and South Male atolls.
Low season (April to June 2019) - from US$ 1,644
Mid season (November and December 2018) - from US$ 1,815
High season (December 2018 to April 2019) - from US$ 2,055

Other cruises available include cruises in the southern atolls, especially during February and March. Diving experience required: Open Water certification (or equivalent) and 20 logged dives.

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, dives (including 1 night dive), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6-7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, trips to the local islands, and Green tax (until the end July 2019), 12% GST on the trip price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), domestic flights (for Southern atolls trips, to be paid in advance), Green Tax (USD 6 per day from August 2019), GST on all items and services purchased on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

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), dive insurance, torches (US$ 10 per day), dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Ocean Sapphire liveaboard tours depart from Male for the central trips, and Kooddoo or Kadhdoo for the southern trips. The first and last nights of each cruise are spent in the harbour. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 09:00 am on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

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. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms.

Your Additional Needs: through our partners we can also help you with hotel bookings and travel & diving insurance. Please let us know and we will be happy to be of assistance.

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