Budget Liveaboard Diving in the Maldives

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The Maldives are a fantastic diving destination, promising picturesque landscapes and incredible underwater adventures. Known to be quite an expensive destination, here you’ll find out about the great Budget Liveaboard Maldives options!

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MV Stingray

The 31 meters long motor vessel can welcome up to 18 guests on-board, The Stingray cruises around the Maldivian atolls, offering great diving opportunities to it’s guests.

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The boat is air-conditioned, boasting large communal spaces and plenty of entertainment options in the salon. There’s also a bar next to the salon, with a wide range of alcoholic beverages available at an extra cost. The Stingray has 9 cozy double cabins, each with portholes and ensuite bathroom and shower facilities.

Finally, the dive deck is roomy and boasts a fresh water shower, camera table and separate rinse tanks for gear and material. All the diving basics are included in the package as well as professional dive guides services.

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard Stingray!

Price: Starts at US$ 1,379 for a 7 nights tour

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MV Eagle Ray 

Also from the Maldives Boat Club Fleet, the Eagle Ray is 29 meters long, with a beam of 9 meters. Built in 1996, it’s upgraded with all the latest engineering technologies.

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The Eagleray can welcome up to 18 guests. Indeed, with 5 double cabins and 5 twin share cabins, there’s plenty of space for everyone. The cabins all have air-conditioning, a porthole and ensuite facilities including a hot water shower. Furthermore, the salon, bar and kitchen are located on the main deck. There you will find succulent meals, a full bar service as well as plenty of entertainment options. Finally, you can relax on the top sun deck between dives or to admire sunset at the end of the day!

Diving wise, with previous notice, diving equipment is available for rental on the Eagle Ray. Plus, there’s plenty of space in the kitting-up area for it to never feel cramped. Everything is set for some great diving!

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard Eagle Ray!

Price: Starts at US$ 1,281 for a 7 nights tour

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MV Sachika 

Generally cruising around North Male, South Male and Ari atoll, the Sachika can be booked either by individuals or by charter groups.

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The Sachika offers a very good value for money! Indeed, fitting our ‘Luxury’ category standards at such a great price brought her on the ‘Budget’ category page.

The stunning vessel, equipped with a diving tender, offers comfortable accommodations in 10 cabins, Each cabin has private ensuite amenities as well as a mini bar. There are many communal areas on the boat, spreading on the four decks. Indeed, there’s more than enough space for everyone to have a sense of privacy. The salon is roomy and furnished with extensive entertainment system and media library. Some luxurious options are available such as massages, jacuzzi on the sundeck and seadoos for hire!

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard Sachika!

Price: Starts at US$ 1,688 for a 7 nights tour

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MY Sharifa 

The Sharifa goes on the typical North/South Male and Ari Atoll itinerary. The 32 meters long boat is a great budget liveaboard option for the Maldives!

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The Sharifa comfortably hosts 16 guest and will accommodate to a maximum of 18 guests on some trip. Rooms are all equipped with a double bed and most are bunk style, with single upper bunk. Indeed, cabins can be either twin shared or double occupancy. The boat is spaciousl, you’ll find more than enough space to enjoy yourself, some entertainment, and perhaps a cocktail on the sundeck!

Diving wise, the Sharifa is well equipped with a  diving tender, along with it’s staff of 3, to help to ease the operation! The equipment and compressors are located on the dhoni, insuring a quiet, stress-free ambiance on-board the mother ship! Finally, the Sharifa offers the services of a competent and professional dive crew.

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard Sharifa!

Price: Starts at US$ 1,441 for a 7 nights tour

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MV Monsoon

The 36.5 meters vessel fits all international standards. The stell hulled beauty offers dive cruise to the North, including Baa, Lhaviyani and Noonu Atolls.

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The Monsoon welcomes it’s guest in 11 ensuite twin cabins. Each cabin is furnished with air-conditioning, a mini bar and a music system. Furthermore, between the entertaining salon, the cocktail bridge, sundeck and dining area, there’s plenty of room on board for everyone to be comfortable.

Divers and underwater photographers will be charmed as the boat is fully equipped for tec-diving and with camera tools and installations. Diving northern, remote atolls could not get any better than with the Monsoon.

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard MV Monsoon!

Price: Starts at US$ 2,231 for a 7 nights tour

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MY Sheena 

The Sheena is heading south, away from the typical itinerary. Indeed, on-board this 24 meters vessel cruises to Laamu, Meemu and Thaa Atolls. The Sheena aslo offer, a few times a year, 2 weeks itinerary to the far south atolls such as Gaafu Alifu Atolls.

sheena budget liveaboard maldives

The Sheena is updated and renovated twice per year, insuring great accommodation and all the latest technologies. The vessel boats surprising space over 4 decks, with plenty of shaded areas and 2 sundecks to enjoy the wonderful landscape. The 7 guests cabins come with ensuite modern facilities. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned and occupancy goes either twin shared or double occupancy.

Diving trips are either 7, 10 or 14 days. Indeed, the Sheena proposes great diving expeditions to some remote Maldivian atolls. With all the space and equipment you need on-board, plus a professional crew to assist you, the Sheena promises top quality vacations.

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard MY Sheena!

Price: Starts at US$ 1,841 for a 7 nights tour

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MV Amba 

Built in 2004, the 33 meters Amba escapes to the northern and far north atolls of the Maldives. Indeed, this guarantees pristine diving… all at a budget price! The MV Amba  is the only Maldivian Liveaboard visiting the Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu Atolls.

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Welcoming a maximum of 20 guests in 10 beautifully appointed cabins, the Amba will meet your expectations, and beyond. The cabins all have individually controloed air-conditioning and ensuite facilities with hot water showers. The salon also is air-conditioned and boats a complete entertainment system. There’s a cozy lounge, partially shaded and featuring cushioned loungers. The boat has plenty of space all around to be able to enjoy the Maldivian beauty anytime during your stay.

Diving wise, the Amba usually is able to maintain 3 days dives and additional night dives… Of course, the dives sites as well as the whole itinerary depends on currents and weather. The diving operation is done from a dhoni. The Amba has everything your need and plenty of gear up space. The professional dive team sure won’t let you down!

Dive the stunning Maldives with the Budget Liveaboard Amba!

Price: Starts at US$ 1,625 for a 7 nights tour

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Other Maldives Liveaboards

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