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MV Adora, built in 2014 is one of the newer Maldives liveaboards although it is operated by a long-established Maldivian dive company, with many years of experience operating diving charters. The stylish and stable 37m long Adora normally runs 7 night tours around the central atolls with a maximum of 21 guests on board.

Length: 37 metres / 123 feet
Beam: 10 metres / 34 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 21
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MV Adora boasts 4 decks of comfort with plenty of space in which to relax and chat to other guests. The saloon/dining area is the main social spot with air-conditioning, comfortable sofas, large picture windows and a bar. Here you can enjoy the TV, DVD, music system and computer plus the books, magazines and games and the free Wi-Fi internet. There is another bar located on the large sundeck so you can enjoy sunset views with a little tipple. The sundeck is very spacious and has ample built-in comfortable bench seating both in the sun and shade.

Diving is conducted from the 20m dive dhoni which has spaces for 30 divers and has the added convenience of a fresh water shower and toilet onboard so you can rinse off and relieve yourself quickly after you surface. Nitrox is available and tanks are filled on site in the dhoni, so you can relax in peace and quiet on the mothership.

To add that little bit of extra luxury all the ensuite cabins, including the Superior single cabin are equipped with TVs with movie and music channels plus a minibar. Spaciousness and modernity are 2 of the things that set Adora apart from many other liveaboards. It is purpose-built to meet the needs of scuba enthusiasts coming to the Maldives to eat, sleep and dive.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
30 Jul 6 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,820
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
27 Aug 3 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,547
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Sep 10 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,820
10 Sep 20 Sep 10 Maldives Northern Atolls & North Male 26 US$ 2,600
17 Sep 24 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,820
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
15 Oct 22 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
22 Oct 29 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
12 Nov 19 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
19 Nov 26 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
10 Dec 17 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
17 Dec 24 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
31 Dec 7 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Jan 14 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
14 Jan 21 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
21 Jan 28 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
28 Jan 4 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,974
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Feb 11 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
11 Feb 18 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
18 Feb 25 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
25 Feb 4 Mar 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Mar 11 Mar 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
11 Mar 21 Mar 10 Maldives Southern Atolls & South Male Atoll 26 US$ 3,180
21 Mar 31 Mar 10 Maldives Southern Atolls & South Male Atoll 26 US$ 3,180
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Apr 8 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
15 Apr 22 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
22 Apr 29 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,226
29 Apr 6 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,219
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 May 13 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,219
13 May 20 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,219
20 May 27 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,219

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Notes: For the Northern Atolls itinerary the Advance Open Water certification and a miimum of 50 logged dives is required.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, Male sightseeing tour and island visit, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport (on the scheduled dates), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, Maldivian GST.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 390 per week, includes regulator, BCD, fins, mask, SMB, wetsuit and dive computer), dive insurance, all items purchased on board are subjected to a service charge of 10%, fuel surcharge (in case the crude oil price reaches US$ 105 per barrel, US$ 6 per person per night), Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night) to be paid in advance, Down South Cruise fuel surcharge (US$ 10 per person per night) to be paid in advance, a one way flight ticket Male-Gan or Gan-Male (approx. US$ 240 per person) for Southern Atolls trips to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox (US$ 8 per fill), torches, dive computer, additional 2nd night dive. All items purchased on board are subjected to a service charge of 10%. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Adora liveaboard departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 15:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Approximately US$ 105 off the published price for 7 nights trip.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): There is a Superior single cabin (with a double bed but for single use). If this is unavailable, the single supplement is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 guests and 1 extra person can join in the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 12 guests). See whole boat charter price below, equivalent to pay for 18 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2016: Mid Season - US$ 5,186, Peak Season US$ 6,245.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
MV Adora has 11 cabins all with air-conditioning and private ensuite bathrooms. There are 6 Standard cabins on the lower deck, 4 with a double bed and single bed side-by-side and 2 with 2 single beds side-by-side. There is 1 Superior single cabin (with double bed but for single use) on the middle deck. On the upper deck there are 4 OceanView cabins with double bed and single bed side-by-side.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins
  • Windows (small ones in lower deck cabins)
  • Bedding & towels provided
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Reading lights
  • TVs with movie and music channels
  • Minibar
  • Space for luggage
  • Room service
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • 3-pin square pin plug types - adaptors are available
  • Life jackets
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 12 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The crew comprises:
    • Cruise Leader/ Instructor
    • 2 Divemasters
    • 3 Captains
    • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • 2 Deck Hands
  • 3 Others
  • Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dhoni dive tender - Dive deck - Saloon/ dining area with well-stocked bar, TV, DVD, music system and computer - Internet - Library with diving magazines, novels and fish ID books - board games and cards - open-air shaded area - sundeck with bar and ample in-built bench seating.

    Diving is conducted from the 20m dhoni tender. The dhoni is equipped with a toilet and shower as well as ladders and rinse tanks. The dhoni also houses the compressors so the main boat remains quiet even when tanks are being filled.

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    You can enjoy 3 meals a day on the MV Adora dive cruises, consisting of a balance of international favourites and local cuisine with Maldivian, Indian and Sri Lankan influences. Following each dive you can expect tasty snacks such as biscuits and fresh coconuts.
    • The cook caters for international and local cuisine.
    • Main meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
    • Snacks are available all day and consist of biscuits, toast and fruit.
    • Tea, coffee and drinking water are complimentary.
    • Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks and juice are available for purchase onboard.
    • Menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet style in the dining area.
    • Special diets, including Halaal diets, are catered for with prior notice.
    • Each week includes an island BBQ weather permitting
    • Catering begins at guest check-in.

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in year 2014, refurbished every 2 years
    • Size - 37m x 10m
    • Weight - 123 tonnes
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 10 knots
    • 600 HP Daewoo engine
    • 2 x 70 KV Kohler generators
  • 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 and 15 litre aluminium scuba tanks with Int and DIN fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 22,000 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 20.000 litres/day
  • Fuel capacity - 10,000 litres

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 10 person capacity dinghy
    • 1 x 20m Dhoni dive tender
    • Cobra radio
    • Samyung GPS
    • No radar
    • Samyung Fishfinder
    • No bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • Mobile telephone & e-mail
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • Fire extinguishers & life jackets throughout
  • 10,000 litres oxygen available
  • Customer dive insurance NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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