Pearl 111 is an authentic 30 metre long 3-masted wooden schooner. Its construction combines traditional boat building charm with modern yacht technology and design for your comfort and leisure. it operates 1 week liveaboard diving cruises around the Maldives Central Atolls.
The vessel's entire interior is varnished and stylish mahogany, including its 6 guest cabins. All cabins have air-con and their own private bathrooms. The maximum capacity is just 12 lucky divers, but some of the cabins cabin be used for families with children. On the partially shaded front deck there are sun mattresses, bean bag chairs. Snorkeling equipment is free of use, as well as a kayak and paddle board, and fishing equipment.
There is a bar inside the boat, with movie nights, as well as a dining area. Outside, on the back deck, there is a second dining area (sheltered from rain) with spacious areas to sit and relax. One of the cruises best features is the great chef who can create delicious Asian and European food and a varied menu to gather strength between dives and other activities. Each member of the crew has been carefully selected from leading hospitality and marine institutions in Maldives and has many years of experience. The high levels will contribute to a truly unforgettable and authentic experience.
There is an accompanying dhoni dive boat to take you diving each day. Dive equipment is available for rent, and all is thoroughly checked and maintained according to safety standards. All dives are supervised by a divemaster or instructor, in groups of a maximum of 8 divers. The dive staff know how to select the best diving spots, thanks to over 45 years of experience in of diving in the Maldives.
Notes: Child policy - Under 6 years old in the same triple room as parents: free of charge.
Under 12 years old sharing a triple room with parents US$ 86 per day on full board basis
Over 12 years old: adult prices
Dive experience: Advanced Open Water Diver with a minimum of 50 logged dives is preferred.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, 1 beach BBQ dinner, drinking water (1 bottle per guest per day, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from local airport, island excursions, snorkelling equipment, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 8 divers per guide), 10 and 12 litre tanks, weights and weightbelts, 16% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (full set including computer US$ 44 per day, paid in advance), Green tax (US$ 6 per person per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, USD - or bank card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tank (US$ 12 per dive), torch (US$ 10 per dive), underwater camera, dive insurance, island entrance fees. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Pearl 111 liveaboard cruises begin and end in Male every Saturday. Local airport to boat transfers are provided. Passengers are greeted at the airport by a boat representative, holding a 'PEARL 111' sign. The meeting point will generally be just outside the arrivals hall, after the baggage claim and customs clearance area. Boarding is at 4 pm but the boat usually only leaves Hulhumale Marina in the early morning of day 2.
The last dive of each trip will be no later than 24 hours before the flight of guests on the second last day of the trip, then the boat returns to the marina. Disembarkation is at 11 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: None.
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 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: None.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 5% discount off the total cost of 12 adults.
There are 6 cabins on Pearl 111 - 4 triples (1 double bed and 1 single bed) and 2 doubles (1 double bed). Each cabin has its own personal bathroom with toilet and a separately enclosed shower unit. Each triple cabin can be used by 2 parents and a child.
All the cabins have:
Air conditioning system
Toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels
Wardrobe and shelves
2-pin European style mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day