Completed in March 2008, this luxury Maldive liveaboard has been designed to ensure that you enjoy life onboard as much as you enjoy the scuba diving below the waves. The saloon has comfortable sofas for relaxing after your dive and an impressive range of entertainment facilities. This includes a large screen TV, DVD player, a Nintendo Wii box and a library section that has a range of Marine ID books. No excuses therefore, for not knowing all about the weird and wonderful fish you encounter on your Maldives diving safari.
For those that must keep in touch there is also complimentary internet, fax and IDD telephone available. The well stocked bar is located on the upper deck and has its own lounge area with sofas as well as bar stools at the bar itself. The talented barman is more than happy to create wonderful cocktails for you, if you are after something more than an ice cold beer after your diving has finished for the day. The bar is located at the rear of the upper deck and so affords you magnificent views of the Maldive atolls as you enjoy your sundowners.
All 3 categories of cabin accommodation on the Dream Catcher liveaboard feature private bathrooms, personal TV and DVD players, and IDD telephones.
The open deck area also allows those looking to top up their tan to do so on the sun loungers provided. The top deck is totally devoted to sun worshippers and there is also a further small sundeck at the front of the vessel.
Cruise price per person includes: Suite accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water (from a dispenser), hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport for scheduled departures and arrivals, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (7-8 divers per guide), tanks, weights, Maldivian bed tax , GST.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, weightbelts (US$ 4 per trip), diving computer, dive/travel insurance, transfers to Dream Catcher if joining other than the specified cruise dates. Christmas Eve & New Year gala dinner supplements at US$ 60 per person per event. 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 (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Extra water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The MY Dream Catcher departs from Male. The first night might be spent at the harbour if guests arrive late in the afternoon; on the last night of the safari the liveaboard 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 11 am on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is mandatory - single traveller must pay a supplement of 40% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter price below, equivalent to pay for 15.5 guests and receive 1.5 spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,676, Low Season - US$ 3,000, Mid Season - US$ 3,125.
There are 4 Standard suites, 2 Panoramic suites and 1 Mega suite onboard the Dream Catcher. Standard suites and Panoramic suites are the same price. The Standard and Mega suites are located on the lower deck whilst the Panoramic suites are on the middle deck. All suites feature ensuite bathrooms. The Standard suites have either 2 single beds or a double and a single bed, the Panoramic suites have a double bed, and the Mega suite has a double and a single bed.
All the cabins have:
Bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
Hand basin, toiletries, towels, bathrobes, slippers & shaving socket
13m dhoni dive tender - Motorised dinghy - Diving deck with shower, rinse tank, camera table and camera rinse tank - 31mē saloon with bar, TV, video player, music system, computer, internet and facsimile - Movie library, books and diving magazines, fish ID books and games - 26mē outdoor dining area - 2 sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs and mattresses
Dream Catcher II also features a fully equipped dive school that can offer a full range of courses as well as equipment for rent. There are also water sports such as canoes, water skiing and Screamer' - a tow-able water tube.
There are 3 meals daily that are prepared by the onboard chef. These are a mixture of international fare and local specialties with the freshly caught and prepared fish being the most popular with guests. For those that can't last until the next meal, there is normally either snacks of fruit or freshly baked cake available to keep the hunger at bay, as well as crisps and nibbles available at the bar.
Buffet service in the open-air dining area.
Coffee, tea, drinking water.
Soft drinks, mineral water, beer, spirits and a varied range of cocktails are available for purchase.
The dining service begins whenever you board the Dream Catcher at the start of your safari.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.
"Facilities were awesome! And so was the staff: the guys were very helpful and polite!" - Maria Cristina Braga, Brazil ...
"Staff is friendly and helpful. Facilities are in good condition except my friend's room's door was unable to open and took a few hours to fix. Food is plentiful but insufficient varities. The dessert is a nice touch though!" - Alice Shum, Hong Kong ...
"The Dream Catcher II was a sensational liveaboard boat. Its layout, construction and facilities were excellent. Most of the staff on the boat were very friendly and kind. The panoramic suite was beautiful and the attention to detail on it was exceptional. You could not want for more." - Bernadette Baynie, Australia ...
"Room was great, staff was excellent and extremely friendly/accommodating. Food was good. Cleanliness/hygiene of ship/staff were excellent. " - Christina Lee, Singapore ...
"Crew on the boat were most helpful and dive instructors most patient. Service was overall exceptional." - Darshana Rajaram, Singapore ...