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 yatch, it offering various liveaboard routes in the Maldives, it can accommodate 20 guests.

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 runs by a professional dive team from France - Dune Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trip all around the Maldives. It can accommodate up to 28 guests.

Stingray is a middle budget comfortable yacht that offering liveaboard trips all around the Maldives. It can accommodates 18 guests on board.

Coming trips

05/10/2019 to 08/10/2019

Central Maldives

Dhoni Stella 2 is a small but luxury Maldivian liveaboard, it offering 4 nights and up to 10 nights‘ trip around the Maldives, it can only accommodates 4 - 6 guests on board, perfect for small group who wish to charter. Price based on 4 person occupancy.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Central Maldives

Marselia Star is a deluxe standard dive liveaboard with great services, it offers liveaboard trip with different route options in the Maldives. It can accommodate up to 22 guests on board.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

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.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Central Maldives

Scubaspa Yang is a top luxurious dive liveaboard, "sister" boat of Scubaspa Ying, it offering dive & non-dive liveaboard trips in the central Maldives atolls, it can accommodate up to 40 guests.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Central Maldives

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.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Central Maldives

Ari Queen is a spacious middle budget dive liveaboard, it offers dive trips around the Central Maldives, it can accommodates up to 22 guests.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Central Maldives

Maldives Explorer is a high standard dive liveaboard with affordable price, it offers liveaboard trip with different route options in the Maldives. It can accommodate 16 - 22 guests per trip.

05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019

Central Maldives

Azalea is truly one of the most luxury liveaboards in the world, it offers the highest liveaboard service standard in the Maldives, it can catering to a max. of 16 guests per trip.

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