The internationally renowned Aggressor fleet has recognised the position of the Maldive Islands as a world-class destination with the construction of the Maldives Aggressor, a recent addition to the scene. A Maldives diving cruise on board this sleek 35 metresteel hull motor yacht will mean not just excellent underwater experiences, but also the high level of service and professionalism that the Aggressor name embodies.
Construction was completed in 2009 so you can expect no signs of wear and tear on this sleek vessel which consists of 10 en-suite staterooms, which are either twin or double share. Unusually for an Aggressor liveaboard, this Maldives vessel can also go under sail so it combines the practicality of an Aggressor-style dive liveaboard with the sailing tradition of the archipelago. All diving is done from a traditional-style dhoni, meaning noise and equipment is kept off the mother ship.
Maldives diving cruises run from Sunday to Sunday and will, depending on prevailing conditions, take in the best of Ari Atoll, North and South Male atolls and Felidhoo Atoll. As is normal with the Aggressor fleet, guests return on the Saturday afternoon to dine on dry land before spending the final night on board.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local wine and beer, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment US$ 175 per week, restaurant meal on final evening, Port Fees (US$ 250 -7 nights, US$ 270 - 10 nights) are payable on board at the end of your trip. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available) (approx US$ 7 per fill), dive computer, dive insurance, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Maldives Aggressor departs from Male. The last night of the cruise the boat is moored in the Male harbour. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See full boat charter price below. Equivalent to pay for 18 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Enriched air nitrox - Fresh, hot-water shower on the dive deck - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table - Air-conditioned saloon - Open-air dining area on the main deck - Sun deck with sun chairs - TV, DVD & music system - Computer station with CD burner - Photo / video editing - Satellite phone - Cellphone - Fax - Movie library - Games, books & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - 24-hours electricity - Water dispenser - Well-stocked bar
Most of the dives are made from a 12 metre dive tender so there is no need to transfer your dive gear back and forth to the main boat. The Dhoni dive tender has 3 crew and 2 divemasters. Tanks are filled by a hose as the compressor is located on the main boat.
"An 8 night liveaboard cruise with 4 days a day. Everything was very well organised, great food, friendly and very attentive staff, great diving." - Philipp Ursenbacher, Austria ...
"Staff excellent, personally I felt Shah and Wasif looked after me especially well. Facilities were about what I expected, above average. The best part was the clear dive information and the help that the staff provided during dives." - Adam Duraj, Australia ...
"The boat is very comfortable, friendly crew, superb diving." - Juris Lapshe, Latvia ...
"Everything was perfect. The boat is beautiful and very spacious and comfortable. The food was amazing! Ate WAY too much. Dive dhoni is fantastic - loads of room." - Belinda Thompson, Australia ...