MV Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard Review

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The Ocean Sapphire is a 35 meters liveaboard offering various diving cruise itineraries in the Maldives. Built in 2012 and renovated in 2018, the Ocean Sapphire appears to be among the best quality boat in the medium-priced range for diving cruises in the Maldives.

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The cabins

The Ocean Sapphire features 11 ensuite cabins, welcoming up to 22 guests onboard each cruise. The cabins each feature their own ensuite bathroom, individually controlled air-conditioning, and boast plenty of space. Depending on the deck you are on, you will get either a full-size sea view window or a porthole.

You can view the availability and prices for this boat here.

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Ocean Sapphire’s Onboard Facilities

The Ocean Sapphire boasts plenty of space for you to enjoy outside of your own cabin. Indeed, you will find air-conditioned indoor spaces to lounge in on the main deck. The living and dining room are combined and the space features big windows all around, so you don’t miss any of the Maldives views. Also, you will find outdoor lounging areas on the upper and top decks. The top deck is a full sundeck, with plenty of lounging chairs and a jacuzzi on display.

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Boat’s Layout

The Ocean Sapphire is a wooden vessel fitted with modern equipment and safety features. The equipment includes GPS radio, VHF/DSC/SSB, emergency rafts, life vests, fire alarms & extinguishers, oxygen and first aid kits, satellite and mobile phones.

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Scuba Diving with the Ocean Sapphire

Scuba diving in the Maldives with the Ocean Sapphire will be easy and full of enjoyment. Indeed, the liveaboard is fully equipped for scuba diving with its own support boat: a dhoni! The diving dhoni is, in fact, a floating dive center and features everything you need. Also, it allows you to be dropped and picked right at the diving sites, saving your energy for the actual dives!

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You will love diving in the Maldives, with the brightly colored reef fishes such as sweetlips and snappers circulating the coral outcrops. You can also dream of an encounter with larger pelagic animals such as sharks, manta, or eagle rays. The Maldives’ reefs and atolls offer some of the best diving the Indian Ocean has to offer.


Price starts at 1,423$US – 8 days / 7 nights – Magic of the Mantas Itinerary


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