Best Maldives Liveaboard Diving in 2021: My Review

Maldives is a prestigious location celebrated by many tourists and one of the best ways to visit the country is by a Maldives Liveaboard.

But Scuba divers know it for the beautiful seas, paradise beaches and opportunities for diving spots. Enjoy diverse marine life with grey reef sharks, whale sharks and manta rays.

Add to your repertoire of diving accolades by ticking experiences off the list, unique dive spots that will last a lifetime.

You can expect the sight of reef sharks amongst many other sea animals. When booking a dive in Maldives, it’s important to ensure that you pick the right location and the perfect season.

Read on to find out the Best Maldives Liveaboard experiences and when to visit them, you can check out the prices and how easy it is to book a dream experience.


Looking to enjoy an unforgettable liveaboard experience? 

Best Maldives Liveaboards


Pictured: Emperor Serenity & Bar/Lounge

What We Love

What We Don't

Imagine this, you wake up and dive in the beautiful blue sea, dive again in the day, dive again on the night and then repeat. That’s right, you get chance to live and breathe it with Liveaboards in Maldives.

The Emperor Serenity has been designed to ensure divers can experience the best of Maldives. You can dive over 10 times in less than three days. 

Maldives even has the word dives in it, could it be any more apt? 

It really couldn’t and not because its name but the ocean is gorgeous and the beaches there are stunning

This amazing boat stops off at all the sought-after dive locations, making it the number one choice. It is easy to book and you’ll love the interior of this classic liveaboard.


  • Visits all of the best Maldives sites
  • Luxurious communal bar and lounge
  • 13 Cabins
  • 26 Divers 
  • Controlled Air Con
  • Gear Rental & Equipment
  • En-suites

Pictured: Emperor Serenity & the Deck’s Jacuzzi

What We Love

What We Don't

Embrace a personalised lavish experience on the Scubaspa Ying.

Rightfully named, this boat provides you the chance to enjoy massages, freshly squeezed juice, the jacuzzi and a private beach.

The staff here are tentative and constantly working on ensuring your comfort.

One joy of the ocean is that you never know what you will encounter, but you can be almost certain that you’ll pass a shark or manta ray or two.

Make the most of the full-time spa therapists, you’re bound to return home refresh and revitalised whilst nurturing yourself with care and your biggest passion, I encourage at least a week to make the best of this yacht.


  • Visits the most famous Maldives spots 
  • Includes a stop-off at a private beach
  • 4 Decks- Sun, Leisure, Dive & Observation
  • Jacuzzi at top of deck with amazing view
  • 19 Cabins
  • 40 person capacity
  • Controlled Air Con
  • Gear Rental

Pictured: Scubaspa Yang & Beach Destination

What We Love

What We Don't

Sister of Scubaspa Ying, the Yang provides a heaven with Asian spa therapy.

This is a different version of the aforementioned boat. The Scubaspa Yang is a spa holiday with luxury that can be enjoyed by both divers and non-divers alike. If your partner’s not too keen on attempting the world beyond the waves, then they can sit back and relax during the day.

Beach visits, kayaking, standuppaddleboardingBBQs and fishing can all be enjoyed. As well as embracing the dive camaraderie you can make the most of some beautiful dives sites in Maldives. 

There have been many spottings of grey reef sharks and other majestic sea creatures during these trips.


  • Visits the best Maldives spots 
  • Lots of beach stop-offs and snorkelling in lagoons
  • 4 Decks- Sun, Leisure, Dive & Observation
  • Jacuzzi 
  • 19 Cabins
  • 40 person capacity
  • Controlled Air Con
  • Gear Rental

Full Maldives Liveaboard Guide

Maldives Diving Holiday

Hoping to embrace the best diving holiday in Maldives?

There are some world class dive sites available in Maldives and there’s availability for all budgets. You can visit the Red Sea and many of the best dives sites with drift diving, eagle rays and shark species.

It is a tantalising destination that has layers to it. It’s far more than a mere dive location, travellers from around the globe aspire to check out many of the sandy beaches and blue seas.

I take a look at reasons to book a liveaboard and the best way to gauge the seasons in Maldives, I was surprised by the length of the seasons and water temperature, read on to hear more.


Why Book a Maldives Liveaboard?

Booking a liveaboard in Maldives makes it easy and cost efficient for scuba diving.

You won’t need to worry about the hassle of booking individual dives or forking out on travel. Instead this type of package ensures an all in one experience, you still get to participate in sight-seeing, restful beaches and snorkelling, experience it however you prefer. 

Diving in the Maldives differs from other locations, the reason for this is that they aim their packages at non-divers too. It’s a chance to capitalise on lavish settings. Maldives have a huge catalogue of diving holidays and I feel this is the best way to get a real connection with the Indian Ocean and its inhabitants.

I urge you to click on the price check links above, as you’ll also get a lot more info.

When to Dive in Maldives?

The best time to dive in Maldives is between January and April. The season for liveaboards lasts from November through to May.

What Water Temperature Can You Expect?

Temperatures of the water remain at 28 degrees (82 Fahrenheit) throughout the year and reach 32 degrees (89 Fahrenheit) in lagoons.

It’s an amazing dive for all scuba divers, the water temperature remains hot all year round. If you prefer these hotter climates then make the most of these world class diving boats and cruises.

Other Liveaboards You May Like

If you love Caribbean diving then you may want to check out our compilation of the best Caribbean liveaboards.

Maldives Liveaboards are some of the best dive locations in the world. Enjoy some of their luxurious cruises and amazing holiday spots using our help.

How about checking out Palawan and Cebu then click here for our favourite spots.

Raja Ampat is one of the most sought-after dive locations, find our favourite liveaboards on our Raja Ampat Liveaboards article.

Katy Jane

Thank you for reading. I started to share my passion for diving. I am an environmental educator, scientist and now an MSDT diver. This platform has been made to create, connect and share my knowledge in the world of diving.

Recent Content