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 Explorer is a professional dive yacht run by Explorer Ventures Fleet. It offers different diving itineraries in Maldives according to the season, accommodating up to 20 guests on board.

Princess Haleema is a professional dive liveaboard with deluxe standards, runs by Seafari Diving Fleet, it provides various liveaboard routes in the Maldives, it can accommodate up to 22 guests per trip.

Soleil 2 is a luxurious yacht running by a professional dive team from France, it offers 7 nights and up to 2 weeks liveaboard trip in the Central and Southern Maldives. It can accommodate up to 28 guests on board.

Stingray is a middle budget comfortable yatch that offers liveaboard trips from 7 nights up to 2 weeks in the Central and Southern Maldives, It can accommodates 18 guests on board.

Coming trips

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Maldives Blue Force One (formerly Leo) is a professional dive liveaboard runs by Blue Froce Fleet, it provide various liveaboard routes in Central and Southern Maldives, it can accommodate 22 guests.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Scubaspa Ying is a new diving liveaboard, 50m long and 11.2m wide, with an unusual concept that desired by many divers, couples and groups. Scubaspa is offering a variety of packages to fit all you wishes and take your Maldivian diving and pleasure adventure to its best.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Stingray is a middle budget comfortable yatch that offers liveaboard trips from 7 nights up to 2 weeks in the Central and Southern Maldives, It can accommodates 18 guests on board.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Scubaspa Yang is a "sister" boat of Scubaspa Ying, both of them run by Scubaspa Fleet. Ideal for both divers and non-divers, Scubaspa has a fully functional spa center in addition to the diving services offered on board.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Ari Queen is a spacious mid-budget diving liveaboard, it offers dive trips around the Central Atolls in the Maldives, accommodating up to 24 guests.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Emperor Voyager is a modern liveaboard with the comforts of home, offering diving liveaboard trips all around Maldives and provide free nitrox for divers.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

FUN AZUL MALDIVES is the new boat of FUN AZUL Fleets, launched in Maldives in late August 2013. It provides diving liveaboard trips in both Central and Deep South of Maldives according to the diving season.

09/09/2017 to 16/09/2017

Central Maldives

Ocean Sapphire is a 35 meter long, 10 meter wide high standard wooden liveaboard that provide diving trip around Central and South Maldives.

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