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MY Sheena

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.

Length: 24 metres / 79 foot
Beam: 8 metres / 28 foot
Cruise: 12 knots
Divers: 14
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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.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

October 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Oct 9 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,313
9 Oct 16 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,313
16 Oct 23 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,876
23 Oct 30 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,876
30 Oct 6 Nov 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,352
November 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
13 Nov 20 Nov 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
20 Nov 27 Nov 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
18 Dec 25 Dec 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
25 Dec 1 Jan 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jan 8 Jan 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
8 Jan 15 Jan 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
15 Jan 22 Jan 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Feb 12 Feb 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
12 Feb 19 Feb 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Mar 12 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Apr 9 Apr 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
9 Apr 16 Apr 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
23 Apr 30 Apr 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
30 Apr 7 May 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
May 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 May 14 May 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
14 May 21 May 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
21 May 28 May 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
28 May 4 Jun 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
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(per person)
4 Jun 11 Jun 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
23 Jul 30 Jul 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
30 Jul 6 Aug 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Aug 13 Aug 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
13 Aug 20 Aug 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
20 Aug 27 Aug 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
17 Sep 24 Sep 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
24 Sep 1 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,764
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Oct 8 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
8 Oct 15 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
15 Oct 22 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931
22 Oct 29 Oct 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 19 US$ 1,931

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: 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. Also, 30% off 2016 selected Sept-Oct trips. For more details visit MY Sheena Special Offers. Offer expires: 30 Oct 2016

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) (7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, Maldivian bed tax and GST.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx US$ 269 per week), return air taxi transfer from Male to Medhufushi (to be paid in advance): until 31 October 2016 (approx. US$ 423 per person); 1 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 and 1 August - 31 October 2017 (approx. US$ 454 per person); 1 May 2017 - 31 July 2017 (approx. US$ 442 per person); 1 November - 23 December 2017 (approx. US$ 476 per person). Return domestic flight transfer from Male to Koodoo, Gaafu Alifu (currently approx. US$ 458, 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 (in cash and US dollar only).

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 (in cash and US dollar only).

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. The last flight departs at approx. 4:30 pm from Male. The best arrival time for flight check in would be between 12 pm to 2 pm. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 9.00 am. 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$ 2,466, high season - US$ 2,667. Alternative routes to Vaavu Atoll and South Ari Atoll are also available.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
MY Sheena has 7 cabins with private en-suite bathrooms - 2 Deluxe Cabins with double beds on the upper deck and 5 Standard Cabins with twin beds on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fans
  • Private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins
  • Windows on upper deck, portholes on lower deck
  • Bedding & towels provided
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Reading lamp
  • Space for luggage
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • 2-pin plugs - adaptors are available
  • Fire warning system with fire extinguishers in the corridor
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew comprises:
  • Instructor
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Stewardess
  • Divemaster
  • 4 General Crew
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.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
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.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 1995, refurbished 2009
  • Size - 24m x 8.5m
  • Top speed - 14 knots
  • Cruising speed - 12 knots
  • 600 HP Daewoo engine
  • 2 x 22 KW Kohler generators
  • 2 x dive tank compressors - Bauer & Mariner
  • 12 litre aluminium scuba tanks with international and DIN fittings
  • 15 litre steel tanks available on request
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 2,400 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 6,000 litres/day
  • Fuel capacity - 6,000 litres

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • Dhoni dive tender
  • 1 x 45 HP Yamaha dinghy
  • Radio
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • No radar
  • Fishfinder
  • Horn
  • Fire alarm and detectors
  • Mobile telephone
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • Fire extinguishers & life jackets throughout
  • Wenoll emergency oxygen system
  • Customer diving insurance NOT provided - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Excellent
"Top notch. Excellent dive leaders, excellent boat staff, excellent food, excellent accommodation, great fellow divers." - , USA, 13 April 2015 ...


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