The Central Maldives is by far the most popular route for liveaboards, as it offers great diving, easy accessibility from Male, and can be dived year round in all weather conditions. Most of the diving in the central atolls is characterised by amazing drift diving along reefs and through channels full of big fish. Pinnacle (Thilas) diving is also common in the central Maldives, where you can drop in and hang on the front of the rock watching the show, and then finish the dive in the lee while being surround by a profuse amount marine life.

Mantas and whale sharks are always a highlight of trips to the central atolls, with the best sightings at North Male and Laamu Atolls. Mantas are frequently seen at dive sites on Ari and Vaavu Atolls, with the possibility of them showing up almost anywhere in the area at any time. Eagle rays and grey reef sharks, along with Napoleon wrasse, turtles, and a plethora of smaller fish are seen on every dive. And hammerheads are often spotted on both Vaavu and Ari Atolls just nearby many of the manta cleaning stations. The central region is a fantastic destination and ultra accessible directly from Male.

As the boats typically depart Male by mid-afternoon, it is possible to fly in directly the day of the cruise; but it is better to stay at least one night on land before departure. There are many hotels nearby the airport or in Male proper. Transfers from the airport to the boat are always included. It is prohibited to bring any alcohol into the country, but the boats are well stocked with a good variety on-board.

Featured boats

Carpe Vita is a deluxe standard liveaboard, it offering dive liveaboard trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 20 guests.

Princess Haleema is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering scuba diving trips around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 22 guests.

Soleil 2 is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering dive trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 30 guests.

Stingray is a budget standard liveaboard, offering scuba dive and surf trips in the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 18 guests.

Coming trips

01/06/2022 to 11/06/2022

Central Maldives

Blue Voyager is a deluxe standard liveaboard runs by Blue O Two Fleet, offering dive liveaboard trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 26 guests.

02/06/2022 to 06/06/2022

Central Maldives

Dhoni Stella 2 is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering dive & leisure charter trips in the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 4 - 6 guests.

02/06/2022 to 06/06/2022

Central Maldives

Dhoni Stella 1 is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering dive & leisure charter trips in the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 4 guests.

03/06/2022 to 10/06/2022

Central Maldives

Honors Legacy is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering dive and surf trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 18 guests.

04/06/2022 to 11/06/2022

Central Maldives

Soleil 2 is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering dive trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 30 guests.

04/06/2022 to 11/06/2022

Central Maldives

Marselia Star is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering dive and surf trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 22 guests.

04/06/2022 to 11/06/2022

Central Maldives

Carpe Diem is a deluxe standard liveaboard, it offering dive liveaboard trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 20 guests.

04/06/2022 to 11/06/2022

Central Maldives

Emperor Leo is a deluxe standard dive liveaboard runs by Emperor Fleet, offering professional diving trips around Maldives according to the seasons, it can accommodate 24 guests.

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