Liveaboards in Maldives - Bluewater Dive Travel

Liveaboards in Maldives

The Maldives liveaboards are popular year-round, offering clear blue water, white sand beaches, and great visibility--a scuba diver's paradise! Dive into the Maldives' Indian Ocean to see good coral reefs, whale sharks, manta rays, and other big pelagics. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world during your surface intervals on a liveaboard in the Maldives.

Find out why the Maldives is one of our Best Liveaboard destinations.

Similar to Red Sea liveaboards, the Maldives is also known for its great assortment of liveaboards catering to all kinds of budgets. 

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Need more options? Can't see the boat you're looking for? Scroll down for the full list of liveaboards available at Bluewater Travel.

Please contact us for the availability of the following boats: Manthiri MaldivesMaldives LegendMaldives ExplorerMarselia Starand Fun Azul.

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The rates shown below are per person in USD. Some of the operators quote in other currencies and the pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest exchange rates.

diving season

The best time to go on a Maldives liveaboard is from January to April, with the weather getting less windy as you approach April. During these months visibility is very good as it is the driest and warmest period. You may experience sudden rain showers, but they are short-lived and provide relief from the heat. 

May to July is considered the rainy season and can bring unstable weather, especially during June and July.

Maldives liveaboard diving conditions are also usually good from August to November, but the abundance of plankton in the water can reduce visibility (but also bring plankton feeders like the Manta Rays and Whale Sharks).

 "Feeding season" at Hanifaru Bay (and everywhere else) for the whale sharks and manta rays is considered to be from May to November, peaking from late July to early October

See more information on our in-depth guide to diving in the Maldives

  • Diving Season: January to April (northeast monsoon season) is considered the ideal time to visit, while May to July is the rainy season. Conditions are also good from August to November, with the abundance of plankton bringing in big animals such as Manta Rays and Whale Sharks who feed on them
  • International Airport: Malé International Airport (MLE)
  • Local Airport: Most liveaboard Maldives trips depart near the Malé International Airports, but there are multiple local airports spread out among the islands.
  • Water Temperature:  Water temperatures are usually moderate, but  ranging from 80-86F (26-30C) year-round
  • Wetsuit: 3mm wetsuit
  • Required Diving Skill Level: We recommend Maldives liveaboards for the intermediate level or experienced diver because of the depths and currents. However, there are also many dives sites that are suitable for novice divers as well which are protected from the currents. 

Read about our recent trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

LIveaboards in maldives

Bluewater Travel can help you book a liveaboard in the Maldives and over 30 other destinations in the world at the same price or even lower than booking any other way. We know the boats, cabins, diving, and logistics better than anyone else in the industry. Email us today or leave us a message through the live chat box to start planning your dream dive vacation in the Maldives! 


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