MY Sheena is operated by the experienced outfit Werner Lau, so you can expect efficiency and high levels of service when you're liveaboard diving throughout the Maldives atoll chain on this boat. A maximum of only 14 divers on this 24 metre motor yacht means a high level of intimacy and, with 10 crew members, almost 1-on-1 service levels.
Refurbished in 2009, Sheena has 7 cabins, both Standard and Deluxe, all with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Diving is done from a dhoni ensuring space and tranquility on the mothership. Meals are mostly enjoyed in the outdoor dining area and the air-conditioned lounge is well equipped with entertainment facilities.
This liveaboard runs out of Medhufushi Resort so it is always well stocked with fresh food and a ready supply of resources and dive equipment. Unlike many other Maldives liveaboards, it does not have to return to Male every week, and is therefore free to dive the more distant southern atolls such as Meemu, Laamu and Thaa. Other routes including Ari Atoll are available upon request. Getting to Medhufushi allows you to experience a beautiful seaplane journey from Male Town with stunning views over the Maldives.
Free nitrox is now available on Sheena for EANx-certified divers, allowing guests more bottom time at some of the terrific channel sites in the south.
Why not combine your liveaboard cruise on Sheena with a few night's stay at their affiliated luxury Maldives resort. Have a look at our Sheena Liveaboard and Resort Stay page for details. Offer expires: 31 Dec 2015
Notes: Participants need to be at least 12 years old and hold a valid diving certificate: at least Advanced Diver with a minimum of 60 logged dives. On request, alternate routes travelling to Felidhoo and South Ari Atoll are also available.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (14 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, Maldivian bed tax and GST, Green Tax (from 1 November 2015 onwards, approx. US$ 6 per person per night).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx US$ 269 per week), air taxi transfer from Male to Medhufushi return (currently US$ 465, to be paid in advance), fuel surcharges (if any), 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: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, torches, safety marker device, dive computer and dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: M/Y Sheena liveaboard cruises depart from Medhufushi Resort, a short (and stunning) seaplane ride from Male. This internal flight can be organised by MY Sheena. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 9.00am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Price on request. Please check with us.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter price below: equivalent to pay for 11 guests and receive 3 extra free spaces in Standard cabins.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Low Season - US$ 2,405, high season - US$ 2,601. Alternative routes to Vaavu Atoll and South Ari Atoll are also available.
Motorised dhoni tender - 35m² Dive deck with rinse tank - Recharging facilities for underwater lights and video equipment - 50m² Air-conditioned saloon and well-stocked bar - TV, DVD and music centre - Library with movies and fish ID books - Shaded open-air relaxation & dining area - 2 Sundecks totalling 90m² with sun mattresses & chairs - Water dispenser
To participate in a liveaboard diving safari in the Maldives on the Sheena, each scuba diver is required to show proof of at least 60 logged dives and, if possible, be in possession of an advanced license from an internationally recognized diving organization. It is compulsory for each diver to wear a computer, to be in possession of a surface marker buoy, an alternate air source, and for the night dives a torch as well as a strobe light per buddy team. Equipment can be rent at their dive center in Medhufushi.
Dining is either outdoors or in the air-conditioned saloon and, after a light breakfast before the morning dive, 3 meals are served buffet-style. MY Sheena promises a variety of styles with sushi and curries among their specialties. You can expect a BBQ on an island each week and for all you romantics out there, a candlelit dinner for 2 on the sundeck will happily be arranged.
The chef prepares a large variety of dishes from international, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and local cuisine.
Main meals include pre-dive breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
Snacks consist of biscuits and fruit.
Tea, coffee and drinking water are complimentary.
Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase onboard.
Menus are fixed and chosen from the buffet spread.
Special diets, including vegetarian and Halaal diets, are catered for with prior notice.
Catering on these tours begins with lunch after guest check-in.