MY Blue Honors Legacy is a quite recent arrival on the Maldives diving scene. Built in 2012, this 33.5m motor yacht runs liveaboard trips around the best dive sites of the Maldives: mostly around the central atolls but also to the north and south of the archipelago.
Up to 18 divers can be accommodated on board in 9 cabins on the lower and upper deck. Guests tend to spend their cruise surface time either in the air conditioned saloon/dining area on the main deck or soaking up the rays on the sun deck which comes complete with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi. There is also a nice open air shaded area towards the stern end of the upper deck.
You can enjoy reading from the library of books and magazines, play chess or use the free WiFi on your own devices. There is also an onboard spa so you can select a soothing treatment to add to the atmosphere of pampering and relaxation.
As with most Maldives liveaboards, diving is conducted from a dhoni which accompanies the liveaboard during each trip. The dhoni of MY Blue Honors Legacy features plenty of equipment storage spaces, 2 fresh water showers, a toilet, rinse tanks and a camera table. The compressors are housed on the dhoni so noisy tank filling is done far from the quiet of the main boat. Nitrox is also available so you can spend longer in the impressive Maldivian waters.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, drinking water, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English speaking divemasters (6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, discounted 1st spa treatment.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 214 per trip up to 10 nights), dive insurance. Green Tax (from 1 November 2015 onwards, approx. US$ 6 per person per night), GST on all items and services purchased on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox, dive computer, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The MY Blue Honors Legacy liveaboard normally departs from Male City. The first night might be spent at the harbour if guests arrive late in the afternoon; the last night of the cruise the boat is moored in the harbour. For more information see our How to get to the Maldives. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 80% to published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge in a Superior cabin. See whole boat charter price below, equivalent to pay for 15 guests and receive 3 spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2015: Low Season US$ 4,460, High Season US$ 4,985.
There are 9 cabins in total: 2 Ocean View suites and 7 Superior twin or double cabins. Both suites are on the upper deck while there are 6 Superior cabins on the lower deck and 1 on the middle deck. All cabins have air-conditioning, private ensuite bathrooms, TVs and minibars.
The superior cabins are all 2 share and the suites have 1 double and 1 single bed plus the benefit of large windows with elevated views of the beautiful Maldivian scenery.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air-conditioning
Bathroom with toilet and built-in hot water shower cubicle
Hand basin and towels (no toiletries)
Windows or portholes
TV and music system
Bedside cabinet, shelves and mirror
Fire warning system
2 pin 220V electricity, adaptor in cabin
Bedding and luggage space
Fire warning system in cabin, extinguishers in corridors
Motorised dinghy - Dive platform and kit up area - Air-conditioned saloon and dining area with bar, open air dining area, TV, video player, music system, CD burner and internet - Movie library, books and magazines, fish ID books and card games - Sundeck with shaded areas, sun chairs and jacuzzi
Diving on these trips is conducted from the dhoni dive tender. The dhoni is equipped with a toilet and 2 showers 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.
High quality dining on board MY Blue Honors Legacy is considered an essential component of the cruise experience. The menu consists of a variety of different cuisines include Italian, Thai, Maldivian and Sri Lankan as well as international dishes and a weekly island BBQ.
There are always snacks and drinks available 24 hours a day and free of charge, plus drinks can be purchased from the bar. Meals are served buffet style 3 times a day. Vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements should give advance notice to allow the operator to prepare ingredients.
Air-conditioned restaurant and open-air dining areas.
3 main dishes per sitting, buffet.
Coffee, tea and drinking water, fruit, bread and biscuits are provided free of charge.
Soft drinks, wine, beer and spirits are available for purchase.
The dining service normally begins with dinner; breakfast is served on the final morning.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.