Welcome to the Sunseeker - a modern boat that was built in 2009 and renovated during the summer of 2022. It is operated by the well respected management of Top Class Cruising and meets the highest standards in safety and service, offering a cozy and pleasant atmosphere with its spacious cabins, lounge areas and open social spaces.
This 41m x 11m wooden hulled motor yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 24 divers in its cabins, ranging from Standard en-suite cabins to an Executive Suite with private Jacuzzi, each having a TV and DVD player, with the suites even enjoying private bathtubs. The MV Sunseeker liveaboard is beautifully furnished inside with wooden floors and paneling, as well as high quality furnishings.
Many guests join these cruises simply to snorkel. But you could opt take it easy in the air-conditioned saloon, dining area, or on the large sun deck that features a whirlpool hot tub. The saloon is home to the entertainment system with internet access, including plasma TV, DVD and Bluetooth music system, plus a charging station. There is an upper deck panoramic lounge bar, and also a range of books and games to keep you entertained between dives. The social areas are huge, but happy hours are often spent on desert islands.
Diving is conducted from a 5m motorised dinghy and a separate 18m dive dhoni (210 HP), where equipment and tanks are stored and filled with air or nitrox from the 3 compressors, reducing the noise on board the mothership. Extra large 13.5 litre tanks are used as standard.
Dive experience: Recommendation: Southern Atolls liveaboard tours: 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 (inlc. beach BBQ dinner), snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from local airport, Green Tax, dives (including 1 night dive), 4 experienced English-speaking divemasters (local and international), tanks, weights and weight belts, trips to the local islands, snorkelling, fishing, 16% 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), service charge (i.e. tips, US$ 100 per week), Hanifaru Bay park fee (when applicable: US$ 30). 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 cruise), torch (US$ 10 per day), dive insurance (can be purchased on board: US$ 25 and valid for 1 week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: M/V Sunseeker liveaboard trips depart from Male for Maldives Central Atolls trips, Kadhdhoo on Laamu Atoll for the Southern Atolls, and from Kaadedhdhoo or Kooddoo on Huvadhoo Atoll for the Deep South Atolls. Return transfers to the boat from the local airport are provided. The first and last nights of each cruise are spent in the harbour. Check-in begins at 11 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% for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Third person in 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). During low season - pay 7 + 1 FOC.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Full charter rates are available on request (max. 24 guests). Please check with us.
There are a total of 12 cabins on the MV Sunseeker. 4 double/twin bed, 2 double bed, and 1 single bed cabins, plus a double twin bed Junior Suite, are located on the lower deck. On the upper deck, there are 3 double/twin bed Suites and an Executive double bed Suite.
All the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms, and the Executive Suite has its own private deck with sun beds and Jacuzzi.
All the liveaboard cabins have:
Individual climate control
Panoramic fixed windows (upper deck only) or portholes (lower deck)
Private bathroom facilities with hot water shower
Beach and bath towels, toiletries and hand basin
Bathtub (suites only)
TV and DVD player
Wardrobe and shelves
Dressing table and mirror
24-hour, 220v electricity with 3-pin UK style sockets
Fire detectors, fire extinguishers and life jackets
"Transfers were taken care of, boat was in good condition, food was good. Decor is a little tired. Was surprised that none of the diving staff does photography so I couldn't buy a CD or flash drive with pictures." - Brian Lee, U.S.A., 31 December 2016 ...
"Luxurious liveaboard (best I've ever been on), comfortable rooms, lounging & dining areas, great food, good equipment, very knowledgeable and hospitable crew" - Deborah Chong, Australia, 03 October 2016 ...
"The entire arrangement from arrival to departure was perfect and very professional. Everyone did their job and knew exactly what to do and how to cater for the guests. The boat crews both on the mother boat and the dhoni were accommodating and service minded. It was obvious that they had been working with diving and liveaboards for a long time. The food was great and varied, the accommodations were pleasant and functional, there was space to hang around if you wanted to find somewhere by yourself. The dive guides/masters were all very experienced and they managed to pick the best spots for us to get the ultimate out of our time spent." - Jens Halling, Norway, 29 December 2015 ...
"Both Melissa and I had a wonderful time with the staff. The boat was clean and the staff accommodated us when our flights were delayed." - Dennis Huacon, USA, 10 November 2015 ...
"Great liveaboard with all necessary facilities. Staff were friendly and made the trip awesome." - Abdulla BuAli, Bahrain, 2 November 2015 ...
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