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EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives

EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Sun Deck
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EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Lower Double Cabin
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Bathroom
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Standard Cabin
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Upper Cabin
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Upper Bathroom
EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Upper Cabin

Destination: Maldives

Hanifaru Bay, Deep South and The Best of Maldives (7-15 nights) | From $379++/night

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EcoPro Moonima Quick Pitch

EcoPro Moonima is a beautiful, traditional-style liveaboard, perfect for exploring the Maldives. This yacht is equipped with exceptional onboard facilities including a cozy lounge, and a spacious sun deck with sun beds and beanbags. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to experience Moonima's focus on holistic wellness, sustainable food, and quality service, which aims to help guests harmonize their body and soul while recharging their energy.


Dive Overview

The Maldives is a veritable scuba diving paradise, with its clear blue water, white sand beaches, and amazing visibility. In the Maldives, divers get to see manta rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, soft & hard corals, and much more.

[See: Maldives Dive Travel Guide]

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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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EcoPro MOONIMA Cabin Overview

EcoPro Moonima has a total of 10 cabins. The lower deck accommodates 4 large double cabins, featuring a double bed and a single bed, along with 1 slightly smaller cabin, and 2 double bed cabins. The upper deck offers 3 splendid cabins, which include a double bed and expansive panoramic windows providing breathtaking vistas of the Maldivian sunsets. Every cabin is outfitted with a private bathroom and air conditioning system.

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Upper Deck Cabins & Bathroom

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Lower Deck Cabins & Bathroom

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General Facilities

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EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Salon EcoPro Moonima Liveaboard Maldives Sun Deck

Bar & Outdoor Sundeck

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Sundeck & Outdoor Dining


EcoPro MOONIMA Boat Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Sun beds
  • Television
  • Library
  • English socket
  • Multimedia library and board games


Food & Drinks Aboard EcoPro MOONIMA

Mouth-watering cuisine with international dishes (Maldivian, Asian, European) are served from sustainable food supply. Vegetarian dishes are available upon request. 

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Schedule & Rates

EcoPro Moonima Schedule & Rates

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 All prices are in USD and do not include taxes.

See also: [Inclusions & Exclusions]

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  • Accommodation
  • Government Tax
  • Full board (3 meals)
  • 3 dives per day (depending on the weather conditions)
  • Coffee and Tea, with snacks after dives
  • Mineral Water
  • Unlimited Water
  • Tanks and weights
  • Unlimited Tea and Coffee
  • Island Hopping 
  • Transfer (Airport – Boat – Airport)



  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Port and Marine Park fees
  • Tips for Crew
  • Alcoholic Drinks & Soft Drinks 
  • Domestic flights if required for Deep South / South Central or North of Maldives 
  • Nitrox
  • Surcharge for 'Tiger Zoo' (Deep South)

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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  • Start/End: Male
  • Trip length: 10-14 nights
  • 3 dives per day
  • Atolls: North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu, Rasdhoo, Meemu,Thaa
  • When: All year round. Itineraries prepared and specific dive sites carefully chosen depending on the monsoon.
  • For who:  30+ dives. If only OWD certified, you have to do an AOWD course onboard. Familiarity with drift dives recommended.
  • Highly recommended for non-divers!
  • Type of dives: Spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles, world-famous night dives
  • Marine life: Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks. Simply the best of Maldives



  • Without a doubt the king route in the Maldives. Almost on every tour up to 10 different shark species are sighted. Grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, nurse sharks, tiger sharks, whale sharks, spinner sharks, blacktip reef sharks, silvertip sharks...
  • Please note that over 90% of the dives are channel dives and strong currents can be expected.
  • Start / End: Male / Addu Atoll (domestic flight not included)
  • 2-3 Dives per Day
  • Domestic flight needed!
  • Tigershark dive: 50$US extra
  • Atolls: South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhu, Fuvahmulah, Addu Atoll
  • For who: Advanced divers with minimum 75+ dives. Experience with drift and channel dives required.
  • Type of dives: Mostly channel dives. Best of everything!
  • Marine life: Mostly pelagic fauna. Tiger sharks!, Reef sharks, whale sharks, mantas, macro



  • Start/End Liveaboard: Male/Hulhumale
  • 2-3 dives per day / 7 to 11 nights aboard
  • Atolls: North Male, Baa, Raa or Lhaviyani, North Ari Atoll
  • For who: for all, beginner and experienced scuba diving levels, Snorkelers welcome!
  • Mostly Thilas, few channels possible. Snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay in Baa atoll
  • Exact routing depends on the weather!
  • We will choose the best liveaboard routing!
  • Hanifaru Bay fee per person/visit: 25 USD (not included!)





  • Fish Tank*
  • Directly in front of a fish factory in the North Male Atoll, large schools of stingrays gather again and again, looking for food. Mostly you can find them on a sandy slope with rubble, so that you can watch the spectacle easy or if there is current, you can also hook there. You can also find all kinds of moray eels there. If you are lucky, a guitar shark or even a tiger or bull shark will appear.
  • Lankan Beyru (Manta Point) *
  • The outer reef of the Paradise Island resort, not far from the airport island. The main attraction of the site are manta rays coming to the cleaning station during the southwest monsoon. The divesite is relatively easy to access, with small currents and is very often considered as a good dive to start the week. The cleaning station itself is a large coral block covered with anemones and full of fish life. It is also very common to come across whitetip reef sharks, turtles and napoleons.


  • Embudu Kandu ***
  • This is a famous channel between the ocean and Embudu Island, located east-west of Embudu Island. The channel is around 35-45 meters deep, and a thila is located on its North-East side where a variety of sea life such as sharks, hump head wrasses, eagle rays, and barracudas can be explored. The current is strong, making it ideal for only experienced divers. The best season to explore the site is during the Northeast Monsoon.
  • Kandooma Thila ***
  • Definitely number one in the ranking of the best dive sites in South Male atoll. Long thila, located in the middle of the channel, offers spectacular conditions to observe grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, big schools of jacks and snappers both with incoming and outgoing current. North side of the pinnacle is nicely covered with soft corals with the top of the reef being home to many reef fish and green turtles. Currents can be pretty strong so negative entry and fast descent is often required. Current hooks should be ready to use. Rasdhoo atoll
  • Guraidhoo Corner
  • Located south of Guraidhoo Island, this is a protected site hosting many pelagic species during incoming currents and presents several “washing machines”, downstream currents. This site is thus only recommended for advanced divers with greater experience and should be avoided by those who are beginners. This site is a great spot to watch eagle rays, whitetip sharks, and gray reef sharks, and is especially interesting during Northeast Monsoon.



  • Moofushi Kandu (Manta Point) **
  • Drift dive with a chance to spot manta rays hovering over the cleaning station at the depth of around 14 to 25 meters. If mantas are spotted it is recommended to use current hooks and stay around the cleaning station for a longer time. The dive site is quite popular during the northeast monsoon and sometimes might be overcrowded with divers. Whitetip reef sharks are common visitors around the deeper part of the cleaning station with blue striped snappers and fusiliers being permanent residents.
  • Kudarah Thila ***
  • The thila is a part of Marine Protected Area and is often considered the most beautiful site of the atoll with exceptional diving conditions. Overhangs rich in sea fans and the top reef nicely covered with healthy soft corals are the highlights. It is also known for big schools of blue striped and midnight snappers, fusiliers and jacks. It is worth to have a torch and look inside small caves where often you will find big groupers hiding. The water entry might be challenging due to its exposure to strong currents and with the top reef at 15 meters negative entry is recommended. The use of current hooks might be required if the current is strong.
  • Maamigili Beyru (Maldives Whale shark search) *
  • Located on the southern tip of Ari atoll within the Marine Protected Area of South Ari atoll. Shallow and very easy dive which might turn into a very exciting one as it is known as the best location in the Maldives for spotting the biggest fish in the world. Whale sharks can be seen cruising along the reef all year round. Most of the boats look for them from the surface. Once spotted, divers enter the water, go down and start swimming along with them. The code of conduct for whale shark encounters must be followed and is always discussed during the briefing.

  • Rasdhoo Madivaru ***
  • Channel dive between Rasdhoo island and Madivaru offering a spectacular ridge facing the ocean to observe grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and large dogtooth tunas. More pelagics are visible during strong incoming currents, the use of current hooks is advisable. The ridge dropping down to 50+ meters on the outside, expands to a sandy bottom inside the channel where it is common to see stingrays.
  • If dived during the first rays of the sun, with incoming current and a bit of luck it is possible to encounter hammerhead sharks. In this case the dive starts in the blue. Depending on the air consumption and no- deco time we continue the dive on the ridge and then drift into the channel.
  • Maaya Thila **
  • The thila (a pinnacle) is about 80 meters wide in diameter and is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Top reef at 5 meters makes it easy to access even with strong currents. The upcurrent side is always very active and busy with fusiliers and snappers. Big jack fish, whitetip reef sharks, stingrays and moray eels can be spotted easily. Some overhangs around the thila provide shelter for turtles. Even though it has a reputation for a night dive it is also quite popular during the day. A few separated coral blocks south of the thila create a tunnel and are full of beautiful coral bushes. With the right current this is a place to spot grey reef sharks as well.
  • Maayafushi Lagoon or Fesdhoo Lagoon*
  • In both lagoons you have the unique chance to snorkel or dive with manta rays at night.
  • To experience the fantastic and exciting adventure up close, a powerful spotlight is pointed at the water, attracting plankton. This plankton in turn attracts the manta rays. 
  • Fish Head **
  • One of the major attractions of the atoll, cannot be missed. Due to its exposure to the currents it offers rich presence of fauna and flora. Big schools of jacks and fusiliers on the upcurrent side as well as difficult to count amount of blue striped snappers hiding from strong currents inside the overhangs all around the thila are the highlights of the place. It is also popular with grey reef sharks, schools of barracudas and dogtooth tunas in the blue as well as turtles and moray eels on the top reef. With strong currents negative entry is recommended and current hooks should be ready to use.
  • Bathalaamaagaa Kanthila ***
  • Long coral ridge in the middle of a channel, extended from the outer reef and sloping gradually down to 25 meters and deeper offering good conditions for observing grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleons as well as schools of jacks and fusiliers. The dive site is active during both incoming and outgoing currents but might be more challenging during outgoing currents of northeast monsoon. Negative entry required and divers are recommended to hide below the depth of the top reef to to protect from the current. Current hooks strongly recommended.


Miyaru Kandu ***
  • One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 40 meters during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip. Outgoing current offer worse visibility but the sharks are still there. The site is not recommended for beginners, negative entry is often required and current hook is a must to avoid causing unnecessary damage to the reef. Most o the time you will spend at the depth of 26 to 30 meters so checking air and no-deco time more often is strongly recommended.
  • Alimatha House Reef **
  • Located on the south side of Alimatha island resort and considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives, being often a victim of its success and resulting in overcrowding of divers. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Maximum depth will not exceed 15 meters and most of the time you will be kneeling on a sandy bottom waiting for the sharks to come closer. Definitely not to be missed.

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Boat Specifications 

  • Year built: 2002
  • Length: 30m
  • Beam: 10m
  • Top speed: 10 knots
  • Cruising speed: 9 knots
  • Max guests: 20
  • Number of cabins: 10
  • Number of bathrooms: 10
  • Tenders: 1 dhoni diving, 1 skiff
  • Water capacity: 6000 liters
  • Fuel capacity: 4 tons
  • Freshwater maker: 6 tons per day


Practical Information 

  • Time Zone: UTC+5
  • Local Currency: MVR (Maldivian Rufiyaa)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (EUR/USD)

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Underwater Gallery 

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Maldives Underwater Batfish
 Maldives Underwater Manta

Maldives Underwater Lionfish Maldives Underwater Mantis

Maldives Underwater Tiger Shark Maldives Underwater Whale Shark

Maldives Underwater Stingray Maldives Underwater Schooling Fish

Maldives Underwater Snapper Maldives Underwater Manta Rays

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Reviews (1)


This review is for the Best of Maldives trip in Feb 2022. Everything was organized perfectly. The boat is being kept in great shape, everything on it is working fine. This includes the diving dhoni and equipment. We found no shortage of anything at any time (from food to hot water in the shower to clothes pegs). Cabins are nice and everything is fully functional. The window view from the upper decks is beautiful. The A/C is surprisingly effective but quite loud, however it didn't stop me from sleeping well after being tired from the diving. Compared to another liveaboard I was on, I was surprised by how little waves rocked Moonima, maybe this boat is heavier, also I guess it helped that the boat didn't sail during the night - there were absolutely no problems with us (or any other passengers to my knowledge) feeling any sea sickness. Diving was great, we saw the best dive sites in the Maldives, a couple hundred nurse / reef sharks, a couple of whale sharks and a fabulous night Manta show. The food was varied each day and very tasty. The food / bar service was equally great.

By the way, the boat is not owned by the French company (as some past reviews on this boat state) anymore, it was sold to a German company and is managed with German punctuality. Note that all guests are German and hence all personal talks are in German, if you don't speak it choose this boat only if you're comfortable with this. Dive guides / manager didn't speak German so diving communication was in English.

Visited on 02/2022 - Submitted on 03/02/2022


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