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Adelaar has four beautifully crafted air-conditioned staterooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Built in 'classical yacht' style, the interior has rich wood paneling and high ceilings. This boutique style Komodo liveaboard accommodates up to 8 divers comfortably, in four spacious and exquisite cabins, one master cabin and 3 staterooms. Adelaar liveaboard explores the diving world of the Indonesian archipelago year round.
From: EURO 326/ day
MV Ambai is a new 32 meters boat that started operations in July 2012. She receives up to 16 divers in absolute comfort. Traditionally built from Iron wood and other tropical hard wood, the boat is however especially designed to offer the best liveaboard diving cruise experience. Ambai Liveaboard has 8 boutique cabins with individually controlled air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. An inside lounge and restaurant, large shadow deck areas and a Sun deck complete the common parts - Ambai also offers free Nitrox to qualified Nitrox divers.
From: EURO 326/ day
Arenui liveaboard is a luxury built Pinisi that explores the diving world of the Indonesian archipelago year round. The underlying concept of the Arenui is to provide you with the convenience of a fully equipped dive liveaboard together with all the richness, artistic touches and comforts of a top-notch luxury boutique hotel.
From: USD 570/ day
Aurora is a romantic liveaboard designed specifically for scuba divers, but also non-divers will have their time of a life onboard. Aurora is a typical Phinisi style motor sailor with two masts, 42m long and our clients will enjoy the charm of a traditional boat combined with the comfort of a modern one. In addition, its romantic appearance, the family atmosphere and the proposed itineraries are ideal for non-divers and lovers of exploration. Aurora can accommodate up to 14 passengers in 7 double cabins: 3 double bed cabins, 3 twin bed cabins and 1 combined use double/twin.
From: USD 360/ day
Blue Manta is a BKI class vessel, possibly the largest purpose-built dive vessel in the region. Measuring 45m (148 ft) by 9m (29ft), this steel hull vessel will only take 18 guests. There are 14 beautifully furnished en-suite cabins, each average 20sqm (200sf) in size, an open outdoor alfresco dining area, an indoor air conditioned room for dining speaks of the perfect on board ambiance for a luxurious dive holiday. With maximum comfort and safety in mind, the Blue Manta is well equipped with safety facilities. She cruises at 10 knots and the steel hull makes her an ideal vessel for long haul cruises and blue water crossing trips.
From: USD 500/ day
Calico Jack is a newly built and beautifully hand-made 30m traditional Indonesian sailing boat. Built from the finest tropical sustainable forest hardwoods to the highest standards by the master builders of Sulawesi, the Calico Jack blends the best of traditional with modern amenities and green technology. Calico Jack has been tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout with all the modern facilities you would expect and can host a maximum of 10 guests in 5 luxury cabins to choose from; 2 double bed cabins and 3 cabins each with 2 single beds all with en-suite toilets, hot showers, Air Conditioning.
From: EURO 290/ day
M.V Carina a cruiser that will make your Maldives Holiday a perfect one. One of the top live-aboard in the Maldives Carina offers you Diving, Sailing, Fishing and Cruising Holidays to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. All 10 cabins onboard are located on the upper deck. There are 8 cabins with one double and a single beds, one cabin with double with Queen size bed and one twin cabin with 2 single beds. All cabins are equipped with private shower, toilet and air condition facing a superb view on the Indian Ocean.
From: USD 224/ day
Carpe Diem , the sister ship of the stunning Carpe Vita, offering you a unique liveaboard holiday with a myriad of activities in the surroundings of the beautiful atolls of the Maldives. Cruising in the Maldives has never been so diverse and fun with all these activities offered on our brand new boat giving you a dream holiday of a lifetime.
From: USD 238/ day
The Carpe Novo is our newest 2016 boat and expected to start operations in March. The Carpe Novo is another upgraded sister ship of the Carpe Novo and is being built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor who built the Carpe Novo and the Carpe Vita.
From: USD 350/ day
Carpe Vita will be a more luxurious version of the Carpe Diem, mainly focussing on the dive industry by offering itineraries with 4 dives a day rather than the usual 3 and offering 2 glasses of beer or wine each day along with free soft drinks. Carpe Vita has 10 guest cabins divided in 3 categories over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 divers.
From: USD 332/ day
Damai liveaboard is a brand new luxury Pinisi exploring the majestic underwater world of the Indonesian archipelago year round. Damai I has been designed to offer a personal service that only a vessel of this size that is dedicated to small groups can provide. With an overall length of 40 meters (130 feet) and a beam of over 8 meters (26 feet) the vessel has 7 staterooms with a choice of single cabins, twins, doubles or two spacious master cabins. With sizes ranging from 18sq. meters for the single cabin to +40sq. meters for the master cabin, all are furnished with either queen or king sized beds, ensuite toiletts and showers.
From: USD 525/ day
Dewi Nusantara's interior style is that of a 'floating boutique resort' featuring the high end amenities guests expect from a boat of this standard. Catering to a maximum of 18 divers all of the state rooms are larger than traditional liveaboard state rooms (at 180 sq. ft. each, more than 60% larger than an average liveaboard cabin) each cabin has private ensuite facilities and air conditioning.
From: USD 545/ day
SY Diva Andaman liveaboard runs fantastic 4 day diving safaris to the Similan islands in Thailand - Similan islands liveaboard.
From: BAHT 10700/ day
Mv Emperor Atoll is a mid-range popular liveaboard caters to small groups of no more than 12 guests in 6 twin-berth cabins. Dive routes are designed to show divers the big stuff and include The Best of the Maldives, Sharktastic and Pelagic Magic itineraries. Emperor atoll also offers free Nitrox to qualified Nitrox divers.
From: EURO 211/ day
Brand new in 2016 Emperor Serenity is a luxury modern, spacious liveaboard built to a high standard, Emperor Serenity is a 40 metre boat accommodating 26 guests in 13 cabins consisting of 2 double or twin bed cabins on the upper deck, 2 double bed cabins on the main deck, 5 double/twin bed cabins and 3 double only cabins on the lower deck.
From: EURO 240/ day
A luxury modern, spacious liveaboard built to a high standard, Emperor Voyager is a 30 metre boat accommodating in10 cabins for 20 guests consisting of 2 twin bed cabins on the upper deck, 1 twin bed cabin on the main deck, 1 double bed cabin on the lower front deck and 6 twin bed cabins on the lower deck. Emperor Voyager also offers free Nitrox to qualified Nitrox divers.
From: EURO 228/ day
Euphoria is a new phinisi (traditional Indonesian schooner) for 14 guests in 5 double or twin cabins and 2 master cabins with their own balcony (16 persons are possible for a full charter). Built in South Sulawesi, It was created from the noblest species of tropical trees (teak, iron wood, merbau), modernly equipped and comfortably decorated.
From: EURO 300/ day
Hallelujah liveaboard 4 day diving safaris to the Similan islands in Thailand - Schedules and prices.
From: BAHT 9750/ day
Honors Legacy is a 115-feet luxury cruiser traversing the crystalline waters of the Maldives. The cruiser accommodates 20 guests in 5 double and 4 twin Cabins and 1 Suite for double occupancy.
From: USD 280/ day
Iruvai diving liveaboard cater to 16 guests in 8 cabins during the week long Maldives diving safaris. Iruvai caters to 16 divers in 8 well appointed cabins including 1 Master double with bathtub on the lower deck, 3 double bed only cabins on the upper deck, 2 twin bed cabins on the lower deck and 2 twin or double (1 single bed and one double bed) cabins on the lower deck.
From: USD 272/ day
Indo Aggressor is the Bali based vessel of the Aggressor Fleet, the world renowned group is at the very forefront of liveaboard luxury and provides fully inclusive high quality Komodo scuba diving trips to the lesser Sunda islands and exploring the waters in and around the Komodo national park and the Flores sea. The Indo Aggressor is a traditionally crafted, two masted wooden motor sailor, stretching 30 metres long, 9 metres wide and accommodating 16 adventurous divers.
From: USD 350/ day
La Galiligo Liveaboard was built by traditional South Sulawesi craftsmen in 2012. The 33m La Galigo dive liveaboard Indonesia is a traditional two-mast Phinisi sailing boat. Designed by an avid diver the La Galigo was built with liveaboard diving lifestyle and comfort in mind. The La Galigo has 7 privately controlled air-conditioned en-suite cabins each with an American style deep spring mattress double bed.
From: USD 420/ day
Mv Leo is a sleek 115-feet luxury cruiser built to traverse the crystalline waters of the Maldives in style. Leo accommodates 20 divers in 4 lower deck double and 4 lower deck twin Cabins, 1 upper deck double and 1 Executive Suite for double occupancy with Jacuzzi. Leo also offers free Nitrox to qualified Nitrox divers.
From: EURO 221/ day
Mermaid I is a 28 metre, double engine steel motor yacht. She comfortably holds 15 guests in 1 Master State Room (king bed), 1 Single and 4 Deluxe Cabins (double or twin beds) and 2 Budget Cabins (double/twin beds) below deck enabling you to dive Komodo in style. The master, single and deluxe cabins have ensuite bathrooms, refrigerators and panoramic windows offering great sea views during your trip.
From: EURO 300/ day
Mermaid 2 is a 32 metre, double engine steel motor yacht, one of the most comfortable diver boats around, she easily accommodates 16 guests in 8 deluxe cabins and 2 guests in a budget cabin below deck. All deluxe cabins are on the main deck with large panoramic sea view windows. Each cabin has a double bed and single bed (max pax 2 per cabin), air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms. The budget cabin is below deck with twin bunks, air conditioning and a large shared bathroom with 1 other cabin.
From: EURO 286/ day
M/Y Moonima is a Maldivian made motor yacht (30m x 10m), one of the best “classic” superior class in the market, and with its 8 cabins comfortably accommodates 16 and more guests (using the possibility to accommodate 3 pax in some double/twin rooms).
From: USD 230/ day
Ocean Divine is a labour of love for French owner/operator, David Mesnard who has lived in the Maldives since 1990 and predominantly worked in the dive business. Ocean Divine liveaboard safaris cater to 14 guests in 7 luxury cabins during the week long Maldives diving safaris.
From: USD 413/ day
Ocean Hunter runs week long Palau liveaboard diving safaris - Schedules and prices
From: USD 499/ day
Since July 2001 Ondina has been offering a different way to enjoy adventure and exploration diving in the inner seas of Indonesia. Smy Ondina travels year round moving with the seasons to visit the best diving Indonesia has to offer at the right times - Komodo, Raja Ampat, Fak Fak, Sulawesi and Flores, we have an itinerary like no other. Travelling aboard a classic buginese schooner built entirely of teak and tropical woods you will have the opportunity to explore the most exotic and remote islands of Indonesia seeing places where you could possibly never get to by yourself.
From: EURO 295/ day
Orion is one of the newest liveaboards in the Maldives at this time. Not only are the facilities new, but they go beyond all expectations with guaranteed trip departures. Orion liveaboard safaris cater to 22 guests in 11 luxury cabins during the week long Maldives diving safaris. Orion also offers free Nitrox to qualified Nitrox divers.
From: EURO 257/ day
Palau Siren runs fantastic Palau liveaboard diving safaris - Schedules and prices.
From: EURO 443/ day
Pearl of Papua liveaboard is a low to mid-range boat that aims to be your sanctuary at sea with its cosy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, on board massage, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure. Crafted by the highly respected and renowned boat builders of Tanah Beru in South Sulawesi, this beautiful wooden phinisi schooner is fitted with the latest marine technology and equipments that are ensured to meet with international safety standards.
From: USD 330/ day
Pelagian runs liveaboard safaris from the stunning Wakatobi resort in South Sulawesi for a 7,10,11 or 14 day liveaboard. Pelagian liveaboard, the world-renowned Pelagian dive yacht, was bought a couple of years ago by the Wakatobi resort and has been completely rebuilt and refurbished.
From: USD 315/ day
Pindito liveaboard is the only safari boat in Indonesia that has 15+ years of operating experience in Raja Ampat, Komodo, Flores and the Banda sea. Offering 8 cabins for 16 guests in 6 double and 2 twin all cabins feature ensuite heads with hot and cold running water (vanity and shower as well as toilet), individually controlled air conditioning and five 220v AC electrical outlets available 24hours a day.
From: USD 435/ day
Sachika is without doubt one of the finest liveaboards in the Maldives. She sails from the capital of Male for her one week liveaboard safaris around North and south Male atoll, Ari atoll and Vaavu atoll experiencing the best diving in the Maldives. Sachika has 10 cabins for 20 guests consisting of 3 suites, 1 junior suite, 4 standard double or twin cabins and 2 twin cabins.
From: USD 183/ day
ScubaSpa Yang liveaboard safaris cater to 22 guests in 11 luxury cabins during the week long Maldives diving safaris. Scubaspa Yang is an inspiration second to none, offering an unforgettable holiday of a lifetime on board a luxury safari vessel. Whether diving or enjoying daily treatments in the sumptuous Spa, you will receive the finest and very best from both worlds.
From: USD 254/ day
ScubaSpa Ying liveaboard safaris cater to 22 guests in 11 luxury cabins during the week long Maldives diving safaris. Together with its sister Scubaspa Yang, both boats are indentical, it is the largest vessel ever built in the Maldives. Designed and sculptured using decades of experience in both the construction of sea vessels and the use of boats in Maldives tourism.
From: USD 254/ day
At 33 meters long and 8.5 meters wide, the Msy Seahorse is a majestic and spacious vessel, accommodating up to 16 guests attended by 12 crew. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms with hot water and plenty of room for storage. The 5 standard twin cabins are 12 square meters and have two single 90 X 200 cmts beds, the 2 deluxe double cabins are 13.5 sq. meters, have a 150 x 200 cmts bed, desk, TV and dvd player, and the master cabin is 15 sq. meters, plenty of space for a 150x 200 mts bed, big desk, TV and dvd player.
From: USD 400/ day
Seven Seas is a 33m, traditionally built Buginese schooner and has set new standards in Indonesian liveaboard luxury. Custom-designed to accommodate up to 16 guests in spacious comfort over three decks she is perfect for both diving and relaxation. The galley is fitted with the latest in culinary kits and chef welcomes guests who want to join in and prepare special snacks or meals.
From: USD 495/ day
Stingray is a solid wooden boat and combines traditional Maldivian boat-building with modern engineering. 9 comfortable cabins (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are all equipped with air conditioning and en-suite hot-water showers. All cabins offer external portholes
From: USD 200/ day
ambora has been sized and configured to comfortably accommodate a maximum of 16 divers in eight spacious guest suites, each at least 15m2 in size, and with a large en-suite bathroom. Cabins have a choice of double and large twin beds (no bunk beds!) all longitudinally aligned with the vessel, so our guests sleep in the direction of the vessel movement.
From: USD 395/ day
Theia liveaboard hosts 8 staterooms to comfortably accommodate 16 guests, 4 superior and 1 deluxe cabin on the lower deck, 1 superior cabin on the main deck and 2 luxurious seaview suites on the upper deck. All cabins are air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water..
From: USD 250/ day
MV Virgo is the baby of the Emperor Fleet, at 31m (105ft) in length with 15 berths over 8 well appointed comfortable cabins including one sea view single cabin on the main deck, 2 sea view upper deck double or twin and 5 lower deck twin or double cabins with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Virgo also offers free Nitrox to qualified Nitrox divers.
From: EURO 210/ day
Woaw is a three masted sailing vessel, constructed entirely from wood using traditional methods, evoking the southern seas, liberty, adventure, comfort, quality and style. With nine cabins for the guests (1 master, 2 superior and 6 deluxe), crew accommodation, dive equipment, multi media equipment and fantastic destinations, we wish to achieve the best trip for all those aboard.
From: USD 509/ day
Raja Manta operates in the famous Raja Ampat and Komodo areas of Indonesia catering to 24 divers in 8 en-suite cabins and 4 standard cabins. Previously know as White Manta, Raja Manta was refitted in May 2016 and is a 37 meter long steel motor yacht. She is IMO certified, very stable, strong, and her twin 500hp Cummins engines makes her an ideal long range diving vessel. Mv White Manta is a premier liveaboard boat designed by divers for divers.
From: USD 300/ day
Over the last few years the growing popularity of liveaboard diving has led to greater confusion over which boat to choose and whether you will you get all that was promised when you arrive for your holiday? The aim of this site is to provide honest advice and information about the best liveaboard trips and help you book a trip you will be happy with.
Premier liveaboard diving is founded by Jez Tryner, an underwater photographer shooting in the Asia Pacific area for the last 20 years.
The company was founded on the basis of his clients requests for his thoughts on the best boats in certain areas and certain times and not dictated by the cost but by the level of service and satisfaction acheived by the boats for the prices they charge - the value for money they provide - Premier liveaboard diving is an amalgamation of Jez's extensive experience in the diving industry coupled with his knowledge of the boats in the area that have led him to select a few boats that he feels will provide what you would expect from a liveaboard.