Awarded BEST DIVE SAFARI 2018 at the Maldives Boating Awards (an initiative of the Liveaboard Association of Maldives, the MY Sachika is an Italian owned and operated luxury liveaboard running trips either for full charter or individual bookings, around some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. The most common itineraries include North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll (and normally Rasdhoo and Felidhoo atolls) with some tours going further south and others further north.
This is a liveaboard built for diving and, with 4 beautifully furnished decks, meaning there is always plenty of space for up to 24 divers in a range of cabin configurations, most with at least 1 King or Queen size bed. All cabins are en-suite with a minibar, and suites have personal TV and DVD players. The cabins are very spacious with roomy bathrooms and a generous shower cubicle. There are several areas for outdoor relaxation spread across the decks so there is always a quiet spot or somewhere sociable depending on your mood.
Facilities include a large air-conditioned saloon featuring full electronic entertainment systems and plenty of lounging and reading space. There is Wi-Fi internet available (signal variable), plus a movie library and well-stocked library. Additional facilities that evidence the luxury aspect of liveaboard holidays with Sachika include a massage room, a 5 seat Jacuzzi on the sundeck, comfortable bar on the main deck, and extra large 13.5 litre tanks as standard.
Diving is conducted from the dhoni and is made easy with 3 dhoni staff. Your equipment and the compressors are kept here, with nitrox available, making the diving system on this Maldives liveaboard easy and keeping noise to a minimum. Comfort and high quality are evident in abundance throughout the MY Sachika.
Dive experience: Recommended: Southern Atolls liveaboard trips: Advanced Open Water and 20 logged dives. All other routes require 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 local airport, Green Tax, 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, 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 170 per week), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), Hanifaru Bay park fee (when applicable: US$ 30), service charge (i.e. tips, US$ 100 per week). 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), dive insurance (can be purchased on board: US$ 25 and valid for 1 week), torch (US$ 10 per day), guided snorkelling, fishing. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: M/Y Sachika liveaboard tours to the Maldives atolls depart from Male for the Central Atolls trips, Kadhdhoo on Laamu Atoll for the Southern Atolls trips, and from Kaadedhdhoo or Kooddoo on Huvadhu Atoll for the Deep South Atolls trips. The first and last nights of each cruise are spent in the harbour. Check-in begins at 10 am and continues all day. Check-out is at 7:30 am on the final day. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 9 am on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
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 60% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Third person (in Standard cabin or Junior Suite): adult/teenager 20% discount, child (under 12 years old) 50% discount. Pay for 9 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge (in lowest priced cabin).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Full charter rates are available on request. Please check with us.
MY Sachika offers a variety of accommodation with a total of 10 cabins. There are 2 Standard twin bed cabins with 2 single beds side-by-side. There are 4 Standard twin/double bed cabins (with a queen and single bed side-by-side), and 1 Junior Suite (with a king and single bed side-by-side), all located on the lower deck. In addition, there are 3 Upper deck double Suites with king size beds.
Additionally all Suites have a telephone,TV and DVD player.
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:
Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
Private bathroom with hot water shower
Hand basin, toiletries, towels and beach towels
Cabinet, shelves and mirror
3 square-prong mains outlet 220 volts - 24 hours per day
Enriched air nitrox - Dive dhoni with 120m² deck, 2 fresh water showers and a toilet - Motorised dinghy - Rinse tank and separate camera rinse tank and table - Air-conditioned saloon and bar with TV, DVD and music players - Library with movies, magazines, novels, fish ID books and games - Wi Fi available - Dedicated air-conditioned restaurant with bar - Massage room - Partially shaded open-air area and sun deck with jacuzzi, mats and sun chairs - Water dispenser
All of the dives are made from a fully equipped 18m dhoni tender so there is no need to shift scuba gear back and forth to the main boat.
Food is considered one of the strongest points of a Maldives liveaboard trip onboard the MY Sachika and your meals are prepared using the freshest ingredients to produce a range of dishes including Italian, international and local cuisine. There are many fish and seafood specialties and there are a mouth-watering array of pastries prepared daily.
International and local cuisine are served, as well as a popular BBQ.
Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch & dinner, with snacks in between.
The menus are buffet style in the air-conditioned restaurant.
Snacks include biscuits, tea, coffee and drinking water all of which are complimentary.
Ice cream, fruit, soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase on board.
All diets, including vegetarian and halaal, can be catered for with prior notice.
Catering begins with lunch on first day of the cruise.
"A fantastic and beautiful boat, great crew, really well chosen diving sites (weather conditions and a lot to see), it was great to see professional dive masters leading the action, they really know their job." - Mauricio Bermudez Pereira, Brazil, 31 May 2018 ...
"All the Sachika staff were wonderful and I had on of the best dive holidays of my life! Thank You!" - Timothy Costello, Malaysia, 7 April 2016 ...
"Staff were fantastic and always willing to go out of their way to help. The equipment was good, no issues experienced. Facilities are great, they've even recently purchased a slide which they set up while anchored." - Sean Bourke, Australia, 10 August 2015 ...
"Perfectly maintained, modern equipment - Highly professional and insightful dive guides and leadership - especially from Steve, who did a great job. Boat was spacious and comfortable (especially as only half full) - Food was good and plentiful and the whole boat crew were friendly, accommodating and made the trip a real pleasure." - Nigel Goddard, UK, 25 April 2015 ...
"Excellent service regarding food, diving support (equipment, choice of diving sites and instructions during the dives). Sachika and its doni is excellent boat for diving, the staff is warm and helpy, manager very professional." - Bruno Nussdorfer, Slovenia, 11 November 2014 ...
"Rental equipment (BCD, regulator and torch) were well maintained and functioned. Staff were friendly and dive guides seem very knowledgeable about what they are doing and the dive sites of Maldives. Room (standard double room) was quite spacious and cleaned every day and bathroom was also clean. Diving system including dhoni was very convenient and meals were great. Very satisfied in general." - Allison Jeongmin Hong, South Korea, 25 January 2013 ...
"Very good service, always helpful, equipment in very good condition. Facilities were always clean, food was delicious and fresh and the whole staff did their best to make it a super pleasant holiday." - Paulina Mydlowska, Germany, 1 January 2013 ...
"We have spent 7 days on Sachika. The boat and cabins were very spacious, meals sufficient and staff very friendly, attentive and helpful. These people will make you feel like at home. Their great energy and sense of humor will spice your holiday and make it perfect.
Tony, Barbara, Ali are amazing team. They will show you great places, choose perfect dive sites and do everything to make your dive fun and joyable. Equipment was great, well maintained and safety was never compromised. Instructors devoted their time to every single diver, forming groups to perfectly match skills." - Marko Miskovic, Serbia, 3 December 2012 ...
"The boat operator was friendly, competent, accomodating. The food was good, the diving was great, as was the atmosphere. I highly recommend Sachika in the Maldives for diving at an affordable price. Really good stuff." - Lucas Chambers, Switzerland, 30 November 2012 ...
"The boat (Sachika) was very clean and well kept, spacious rooms (even though I had the smallest twin room), the food was above average and the staff were all very helpful. The dive crew really knew their stuff and split us into groups so that different skill levels could get the most out of their dives which I found very helpful. The dive sites visited were well picked also, to be both enjoyable and challenging with some amazing sights." - Nadine Llewellyn, Australia, 2 July 2012 ...
"We are pleased with Sachika and give them a 7 out of 10. The diving was well organised and the equipment was in good condition. Our divemaster was very helpful. We had some minor complaints but all in all it was a very nice Maldives trip." - Bart Fosselle, Belgium, 24 October 2011 ...
"Good accommodations with very spacious cabins, great shower, excellent diving vessel, good meals. Negative points: Just 3 dives a day, overall atmosphere is not very upbeat. No dives on the first day. The boat stayed in the port waiting for other guests arriving late in the day and it was stated we should be picked up in the morning, so we were expecting 1 or 2 dives." - Ricardo Oliveira, Brazil, 17 October 2011 ...
"The boat is beautiful and the food was excellent. They have 3 dive masters but usually only used 2 which made to large groups and not a lot of personal guidance. The bed matrices are extremely hard. This is supposed to be a luxury liveaboard but in some silly ways it felt like a low end. They charge for soft drinks and do not even use an honour system. You would actually have to find a staff member to unlock the fridge and give you a coke. Then every evening they would come around with a bill for you to sign." - Mike Dobbs, USA, 5 October 2011 ...
"Luxurious boat / Reasonable Price / Plenty of space in the boat / large diving Dhoni / Good Service / Friendly staffs." - Silvia Wiratama, Indonesia, 27 September 2010 ...
"Very well organized, staff is efficient and discreet and smily. Best part of the service was the organization around the diving part, and the cleanliness of the boat. Beds in standard rooms are not comfortable at all, too hard. Management staff (dive guides) should be more fluent in English because except for basic/technical information, other communications were limited." - Dao Deruy, France, 21 September 2010 ...
"Sachika is a wonderful liveaboard boat - I have never been on a dive boat so comfortable and well maintained. Rooms were spacious, including bathrooms and there are plenty of comfortable outdoor spaces. The staff were all professional and charming, both Maldivian and Italian, and went out of their way to cater to requests. I would highly recommend this boat and hope to return one day." - Sue Bernhard, Australia, 24 July 2010 ...
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