Blue Voyager Maldives

20% off on these trips if booked before 30Dec19 27Aug-6Sep20 now only $1,784, 29Nov-6Dec20 now only $1,736, 13-20Dec20 now only $1,736, 20-30Dec20 now only $2,216 and 30Dec20-9Jan21 now only $2,216
All guests now receive 250mb free internet on board !

Blue Voyager is a 37m, steel-hulled vessel that hoasts 26 divers in three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins with spacious modern comfort. There is an indoor dining area, a bar and a sky lounge, as well as a Jacuzzi. A shaded outdoor lounge area can be found on the Mid Deck, plus four different sun decks: a viewing deck located at the front of both the Mid Deck and Upper Deck, an open air deck on the top Deck and an ocean deck at the stern of the boat, all providing comfortable seating and loungers.

The ocean deck is a unique feature allowing guests to relax in the open air while close to the water. On many evenings the flood lights will illuminate the water just off the ocean deck to attract plankton which brings the manta rays and whale sharks. There have been many close sightings of feeding mantas and whale sharks.

The brand new 19m dhoni is spacious, fast, and equipped with all the modern conveniences that divers want. Each diver has their own station with plenty of space store their gear and kit up. During the journeys to and from the dive sites, you can go to the top deck to enjoy the sun and stunning views. There is a toilet with shower plus two handheld showers on the back deck, and separate camera and equipment rinse tanks. A fast engine, two generators and two compressors with a nitrox membrane system means every option is covered.

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Blue Voyager - prices and what's included

Prices are per person and in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:

Full board accommodation
Water/tea/coffee
All diving offered in the itinerary
Tank, weights and air fills
Free 250mb wifi

The trip price does not include:

Green tax $6 per night - payable on board
Cabin upgrade surcharge
Alcoholic drink
Rental equipment (recreational or rebreather equipment available)
Nitrox
Dive courses
Crew Gratuity

Terms and conditions:

Individual bookings:
Booking deposit:
50% of booking is required within 7 days of booking - non refundable
50 % is due to 90 days prior to departure - non refundable.
Balance due 90 days before your trip departure date - non-refundable.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departured ate are payable in full at the time of booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Group charter:

Booking deposit:
20% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
50% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
30% balance 90 days before departure - non-refundable

If you wish to have the cabin to yourself (non – shared), this is possible by adding +80 single supplement from the trip price.

Rental equipment is based on availability. To assure availability of equipment please reserve in advance. All dive and photo equipment rentals are paid onboard the yachts.

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per day
Full Set $ 35
Regulator with octopus $ 8
Computer $ 10
BCD $ 10
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $ 10
Mask $ 2
Fins (+ booties as required) $ 5
Torch $ 9
Nitrox $ 15
Internet 1GB $ 10
Internet 2GB $ 15
Internet 5GB $ 20

Course prices

Course (USD) Price Materials PIC Card
PADI Advanced open water $ 250 $ 75 $ 45
PADI Deep diver $ 200 $ 38 $ 45
PADI Nitrox $ 100 $ 38 $ 45

Blue Voyager - cabins

The boat boasts three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins built specifically for divers. Blue Voyager welcomes 26 divers on board with spacious modern comfort.

Premium Double Cabin

Situated on the upper deck of the vessel, these spacious cabins offer superb views and comfortable accommodation for two guests in a double bed.

Premium Twin Cabin

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, these cabins offer stunning views and comfortable accommodation for two guests in twin beds.

Classic Double Cabin

Situated on the mid deck of the vessel, this comfortable cabin provides accommodation for two guests in a double bed with en-suite facilities available.

Classic Twin Cabin

Located on the lower deck of the vessel, these cabins offer comfortable accommodation for two guests in twin beds.

Every cabin boasts an en-suite bathroom, A/C with individual controls. Towels will be supplied as well as a beach/diving towel.
Bath towels will be changed every 2 – 3 days during your week on safari and beach towels will be changed mid-week.

Blue Voyager - itineraries

Central Atolls - 7 nights

Requirements: Certified to dive to 30 metres, experienced and comfortable with currents, recommendation of completing PADI Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during trip.
This 7 day Maldives dive safari takes you to some of the highlights of the Central Atolls, including the North and South Male Atolls, Rasdhoo Atoll and more. A chance to discover some of the Maldives most famous dive sites, renoened for sightings of sharks, eagle rays, turtles and diverse fish.
Top dive sites: Orimas Thila – North Ari, Rasdhoo Madivaru, Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll, Fish Head – North Ari and Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll.

Best of the Southern Atolls - 9 nights

Requirements: Certified to dive to 30 metres, experienced and comfortable with currents, recommendation of completing PADI Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during trip.
Explore the southern atolls of the stunning Maldives with blue o two and experience some of the best diving the Maldives has to offer. Enter a wonderful world of beautiful coral formations, channel dives and submerged pinnacles. There really is so much to explore in this 9-night diving adventure with the possibility of shark, eagle ray, tuna, manta ray and whale shark sightings.
Top dive sites: Mulaku Kandu – Meemu Atoll, Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll, Fushi Kandu – Laamu Atoll, Olhugiri Kandu – Thaa Atoll and Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll.

Best of the Central Atolls - 10 nights

Requirements: Certified to dive to 30 metres, experienced and comfortable with currents, recommendation of completing PADI Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during trip.
The name of this fantastic itinerary says it all! The ‘Best of the Maldives’ itinerary takes you to a selection the most fantastic dive sites in the area to show you the best of the Maldives in 10 nights. Dive pristine reefs, explore beautiful caves and overhangs, and experience thrilling shark dives in some of the best areas to see hammerheads and grey reef sharks.
Top dive sites: Rasdhoo Madivaru, Fotteyo Kandul – Vaavu Atoll, Mulaku Kandu – Meemu Atoll, Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male and Fish Head – North Ari.

Best of the Northern Atolls (12 nights)

Requirements: Certified to dive to 30 metres, experienced and comfortable with medium to strong currents.
This itinerary gives you 12 days on board and will take in some of the finest dive areas in the Remote Far North. We plan to cruise and dive through the atolls of Raa, Baa, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Shaviyani, Haa Dhaalu and Haa Alifu.
Top dive sites: Lhaviyani, Raa and Noonu Atolls and Haa Alifu, Haa Daalhu and Shaviyani.

Best of the Southern Atolls - 10 nights

Requirements: Certified to dive to 30 metres, experienced and comfortable with currents, recommendation of completing PADI Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during trip.
Explore the southern atolls of the stunning Maldives with blue o two and experience some of the best diving the Maldives has to offer. Enter a wonderful world of beautiful coral formations, channel dives and submerged pinnacles. There really is so much to explore in this 10-night diving adventure with the possibility of shark, eagle ray, tuna, manta ray and whale shark sightings.
Top Dive Sites: Mulaku Kandu – Meemu Atoll, Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll, Fushi Kandu – Laamu Atoll, Olhugiri Kandu – Thaa Atoll and Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll.

Far South - 10 nights

Requirements: Certified to dive to 30 metres, experienced and comfortable with currents, recommendation of completing PADI Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during trip.
This itinerary gives you 10 days on board. You will adventure from Huvadhoo Atoll, across the Equator to the isolated atoll of Foammulah and to the southern-most atoll of Gan Addu. A domestic flight will take you to the very far south of the Maldives - an area described as “the new Maldives”. The diving is without doubt incredible and offers the opportunity to dive with schooling sharks, vast schools of fish and squadrons of eagle rays - on top of this, the incredible hard coral reefs are packed with colour and critters. And don’t worry - we’ve found manta points too! These trips offer exciting diving for experienced divers with adventure in mind.
Top dive sites: Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah Atoll and Gan Addu Atoll.

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows: • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1 • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing & Dive 2 • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing & Dive 3 • Snack, relaxation period, • Dinner-if we offer a night/sunset dive, the schedule will be slightly amended

The following is a description of some of the dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard safari aboard Blue Voyager.

Fish Head

Fish Head (North Male), also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, fits the classic definition of a Thila -a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40 to 50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing sharks. Featuring a series of caves and overhangs in between where you can see thousands of blueline snappers against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians.

Miyaru Faru

Unsurprisingly, given that ‘miyaru’ means ‘shark’ in Dhivehi, sharks feature prominently at this North Male spot! At around 30 metres there is an overhang that can shield you from the strength of the passing current. With an incoming current, the visibility can be excellent and the parade of pelagic fish and local residents, impressive. You might see a number of grey reef sharks as well as barracuda, kingfish and tuna. Large groups of eagle rays and their larger cousins, the manta rays, are often seen here filter feeding in the plankton-rich water.

Fotteyo Kandu -Vaavu Atoll

Many scuba divers consider Fotteyo Kandu to be the bestdive site in the Maldives and it is also rated among the top 5 dive sites in the world. The mouth of the channel is exposed to the ocean and during northeast monsoon when the currents are incoming, a good variety of pelagic hunters gather at the entrance to the channel. Species commonly spottedhere include grey reef shark patrolling the channel mouth, jack and tuna in the deeper water, schools of midnight snappers and red snapper form in huge groups. The wall features caves, overhangs and swim-throughs atdifferent depths. These caves and overhangs are filled with colourful yellow colour like soft coral, deeper caves and overhangs are filled with huge bushes of black corals.

Kandooma Thila –South Male Atoll

Shaped like a teardrop, Kandooma Thila is one ofthe most spectacular dives in the South Male Atoll, for scenery as well as for prolific fish life.

Guraidhoo Kandu South

Since the eastern side of this South Male channel is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional sail fish and hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most ofthe pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Blue Voyager - specs

Technical Information
Year built: 2001
Length: 37 metres
Breadth: 8 metres
Engines: 2 x Cummins 600hp
Generators: 2 Units
Construction Materials: Steel
Desalination Units: 6000Ltr/day

Safety Equipment
First Aid: Yes
First Aiders: Yes
Emergency Oxygen: Yes
Oxygen Administrators: Yes
Life Jackets: Yes
Life Rafts: Yes
Tag & Dive System: Yes
Fire Fighting Equipment: Available
Engine Room Fire Control System: CO2
AED: Available
Smoke Detectors: Available

Blue Voyager - diving

The Maldives offer the best that diving and snorkelling has to offer, Manta rays are guaranteed on pretty much every trip and there are a myriad of sites where you can see these beautiful creatures of the sea.
All of our liveaboards will do the best to give you the best experience possible dependant on the current conditions on the date of your trip and our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.
One of the highlights of any Maldives safari is the possibility to see one of the gentle giants of the ocean. Whale sharks are unusually common in the Maldives and are seen nearly year round in some areas and all our liveaboards will do their utmost to give you this chance encounter of a lifetime.
Diving from a liveaboard in the Maldives is without doubt one of the cheapest and easier ways to experience the best that the Maldives has to offer and these are, in our opinion, the best liveaboards in the area in terms of value for money, comfort and quality of service.

Maldives dive sites

Ari Atoll - Some of the popular dive sites

Kudarah Thila

Type of dive: Reef dive
Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life.
The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

Maaysa Thila

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive
Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter.

The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

Bathala Maaga Kanthila

Type of dive: Drift dive
Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu and is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

Maalhos Thila (Blue Curves)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive
Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.

Rasdhoo Madivaru

Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive
Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.

South Male Atoll - some of the more popular dive sites

Guraidhoo Kandu South

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive
Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Kandooma Thila

Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive
Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life. The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

Embudu Kandu (Express)

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.
Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here. The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.

Blue Voyager - faqs

What are the arrival procedures on this trip?

The embarkation time for the vessel will be dependant on the itinerary of the trip. Please contact us before booking your international flights.

What time is the embarkation, boarding and departure?

Check out on the last day will take place after breakfast, where you will be transferred back to Male airport for your flight home. If you have a late afternoon/evening flight, please contact the staff on board to discuss options for day use facilities at a local hotel. Other option is once you have disembarked the liveaboard vessel, you may have some time before your flight home in which you may want to explore the local area. There is the option to store your luggage at Male Airport in a luggage room at the cost of $5 per item or $10 per oversized/heavy item. This can be found by visiting the main information desk in the airport.

What is the children policy?

Children under 18 years of age must not be left unsupervised on-board or in the water. Parents and Guardians are responsible for the supervision of children under 18 years of age. One parent/guardian must supervise children during dives. This may mean that parents are not able to dive together. Guests are not advised to bring children under the age of 12 on a liveaboard safari due to the environment and the nature of the holiday.

Blue Voyager - schedule