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Seafari Explorer 2
From USD 225 per day
139 ft
Max 24
At a glance...
  • Liveaboard tours all through the Maldives
  • Domestic flights included!
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Single cabins available
  • Sundeck Jacuzzi and outdoor bar
  • Large, modern motor yacht

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Seafari Explorer 2 is a modern 42m long twin-engine motor yacht that operates liveaboard expeditions throughout the Maldives. Witness the annual manta ray feeding frenzy at Baa Atoll, dive or snorkel with whale sharks at Ari, visit Felidhoo for grey reef and nurse sharks, or venture to the Deep South for hammerheads, silvertips, threshers and tiger sharks. The boat crew is highly experienced, with a great safety record, and create a great ambiance onboard.

There are 14 comfortable guest cabins with TVs and en-suite private bathrooms, including upper deck cabins with sea views, and single bed cabins for single travellers. The restaurant serves up delicious buffet spreads of Western and Asian cuisine, and meals are enjoyed either in the back deck open air, or in the air-conditioned dining area. The welcoming open air upper deck bar has a real bartender offering great cocktails, juices, beer, wine, and liquor. it is the perfect place to relax after the dives.

There is a Jacuzzi hot tub on the sun deck where guests can relax. The sun deck also has plenty of loungers for soaking up the sun, and the upper deck social area provides open air shade for guests. The main deck lounge is bright and really huge, due to the incredible 11m beam of Seafari Explorer 2. It has big sofas, Smart TV, card games, and book library, and internet is provided throughout the yacht.

All diving activities are conducted from the accompanying and spacious 24 metre dhoni dive tender, which can carry up to 28 divers, although the yacht only carries 24 guests. It houses the compressors and the nitrox system, the weights, and diver equipment boxes, which removes a lot of clutter and noise from the mothership. The dhoni has its own sundeck, shower heads and a toilet. Enriched air nitrox is provided free of charge for nitrox-certified divers.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Notes: Minimum recommended age: 8 years old.

Dive experience: Divers are required to be Advanced Open Water certified or equivalent and have a minimum of 50 logged dives. Alternatively guests must hold an Open Water licence, have at least 50 logged dives prior to the cruise, and sign up for the Advanced Open Water Diver course onboard the trip.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, drinking water, local airport transfers, domestic flights (where required), dives (as detailed in the trips above), 32% nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 3 English speaking divemasters, tanks, belt and weights. 12% GST on cruise price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 210 per week), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), SMB: US$ 15 per week), diving insurance (payable onboard), service charge (i.e. tips - 7 nights: US$ 100 / 10 nights: US$ 150 / 14 nights: US$ 200), Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night). Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (credit card - VISA/Mastercard or cash - EUR/USD).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks (cocktails, beer, wine, liquor), extra dives (US$ 30 per dive), torch (US$ 15 per dive), 15 litre tank (US$ 25 per week), introduction to diving (for non-divers), 10% service charge on any items paid on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Seafari Explorer 2 liveaboard dive cruises usually depart from Male, the capital city of the Maldives. For more details, including airlines, see our How to Get to the Maldives section. Guests will be greeted outside the arrivals hall, after luggage claim and customs formalities, by a staff member holding a 'SEAFARI MALDIVES' signboard. Guests are then transferred to the yacht by traditional Maldivian dhoni boat. Transfer times are 10:30 am, 12:30 and 3:30 pm. If arriving early, a hotel day room with swimming pool access can be arranged upon request.
For safaris in the outer atolls, Seafari will send any pre-arranged and necessary domestic flight tickets to the port of departure to guests. Again, a staff representative will greet guests at the local airport arrivals hall and escort them to the yacht. The weight limit for checked baggage is 25 kg for scuba divers, and hand luggage of 7/8 kg.
Boarding commences at 11 am and continues all through the first day. The yacht only leaves the harbour on the following morning.
The last dive is in the morning on the penultimate day of the cruise. Disembarkation is after breakfast at 7:30 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Discount of US$ 10 per night.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin, reserve one of the 2 single cabins, or pay a supplement of 70% of the published price for their own twin/double bed cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (total 22+ guests).

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 14 cabins onboard the Seafari Explorer 2 - on the upper deck there are 6 double bed cabins with seaviews, and on the lower deck there are 6 twin and double bed cabins and 2 single bed cabins. All the cabins have private bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Remote control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Hand basin, soap, hairdryer and towels
  • Portholes (lower deck), windows (upper deck)
  • Reading lights
  • Television
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Personal belongings safe
  • Desk and chair
  • Wardrobe, shelves and mirror
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • UK-style mains outlets 220 volts/AC 50Hz - 24 hours per day
  • Smoke detector, life jackets and fire extinguisher
No. of bathrooms / showers - 16 / 16 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters parlant Francais  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters


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