MV Theia
From US$ 219 per day
Length
32m
106 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
SSI
Wi-Fi
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Maldives central atolls, some north, south tours
  • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation spots
  • Sky Bar on sun deck

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MV Theia is a 32m wooden motor yacht which takes up to 16 guests on scuba cruises around the atolls of the Maldives. This includes the northern atolls as well as some central and southern atoll routes.

This distinctive red and white liveaboard boasts spacious ensuite cabins, a large saloon and comfortable outdoor lounging spots in the sun and shade. Using a dive dhoni to store and fill all your tanks means that there is extra space, peace and quiet on board the mothership.

The air-conditioned saloon with soft bench seating and bean bags is a social focal point, where guests gather to enjoy the TV, DVD and music system. You can also browse the library of magazines and books and enjoy the free Wi-fi throughout the boat. The most popular open air space is the large sundeck, particularly in the evening, when cocktails from the Sky Bar are a great way to end the day.

Free nitrox is welcome to maximise bottom times, and photographers will appreciate the dhoni’s camera table and separate rinse tank. There are also a toilet and showers on the dhoni, so you can quickly get comfortable after each dive.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
25 Nov 2 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 9 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750
16 Dec 23 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
12 May 19 May 7 Maldives Northern Atolls & North Male 16 US$ 2,065
19 May 26 May 7 Maldives Northern Atolls & North Male 16 US$ 2,065
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
25 Aug 8 Sep 14 Maldives Far North Atolls & Northern Atolls 32 US$ 3,710
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
8 Sep 15 Sep 7 Maldives Northern Atolls & North Male 16 US$ 1,855
15 Sep 22 Sep 7 Maldives Northern Atolls & North Male 16 US$ 1,855
22 Sep 29 Sep 7 Maldives Northern Atolls & North Male 16 US$ 1,855
April 2019
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
20 Apr 27 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 2,170
27 Apr 4 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 2,170
May 2019
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 May 11 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 2,170
11 May 18 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 2,170
18 May 25 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 2,170
25 May 1 Jun 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 2,170

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English speaking instructors (6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, diving insurance, fuel surcharges: North route to Haa Dhaalu extra US$ 100, South route to Gaafu Atoll extra US$ 150, Deep South Addu Atoll extra US$ 190.. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, 14 litre tanks (US$ 6 per day), early check in and lunch US$ 45 per person, late check out and lunch US$ 45 per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Theia liveaboard normally departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. Most guests arrive in the afternoon of the 1st day and will be met at the airport and transferred to the boat. Scheduled airport pick-ups are from 14:00 hrs until the end of the day. You can arrange a morning check-in and noon lunch. Otherwise a light afternoon snack will be provided followed by dinner. Guests will disembark on the final day and be transferred to the airport during the morning. You can arrange a late check out and lunch (disembarking up to 13:30 hrs) if required. Other final day activities packages are available.

For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Diving Environment:

Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a discount of US$ 8 per night.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 75% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and receive a 10% discount. Whole boat charter: pay for up to 18 guests (at Standard cabin price) and receive a 15% discount.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 7 nights 2018-19: Low Season - US$ 4,054, High Season - US$ 4,743.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Theia has a total of 9 cabins: The upper deck has 2 Seaview Suites with double beds. There is 1 Superior cabin on the middle deck, which also has a day bed. There are 6 Standard cabins on the lower deck all with a double and a single bed (1 only used for full charter). All of the cabins feature an ensuite bathroom.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Windows (upper and middle deck only) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom facilities with hot water shower, towels, toiletries and hand basin
  • Space for luggage
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • Life jackets and fire extinguishers in cabins

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The crew of 10 comprises:
    • Cruise Leader
    • 3 Instructors
    • Captain
    • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • 2 Deck hands
  • Complimentary nitrox - Dhoni (see below) - Motorised dinghy - Saloon with TV, DVD, Wi-fi internet & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Sun deck with sun chairs, mattresses & bar - Upper deck open-air shaded area - Water dispenser

    All the diving in the Maldives onboard Theia liveaboard safaris is done from an accompanying dhoni. This boat carries all the guests' dive equipment, the compressors and scuba tanks. There is a toilet and fresh water showers on board, rinse tanks and a camera table.

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    The daily dining experience on MV Theia involves a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks including fruit and biscuits are available for you to nibble on all day. The menu comprises dishes from local Maldivian and Sri Lankan cuisine plus international fare and a weekly BBQ.
    • Maldivian and International cuisine, with weekly island BBQ, weather permitting.
    • Main meals are served buffet-style in the open air dining area and consist of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Snacks, fresh fruit, drinking water, and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
    • Beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
    • First meal served is dinner on the first day of the safari, depending on your time of arrival.
    • Dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.
    Sample dishes: Curried fish with saffron rice; Fresh calamari with green salad; Vegetable tempura ...

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 2006, refurbished annually
    • Size - 32m x 9m
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 10 knots
    • 480 HP engine
    • 3 x (2 x 50, 1 x 30 KW) generators
    • 2 x Bauer K14 dive tank compressors
  • Nitrox system
  • 12 & 14 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - unknown
  • Freshwater maker - 6,000 litres / day
  • Fuel capacity - 6,800 litres

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 1 dhoni dive tender
    • Motorised dinghy
    • VHF, DSC and SSB radios
    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Mobile phones
    • CCTV in the engine room
    • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
  • Life raft
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers in cabins
  • Emergency oxygen - 21000
  • Medic first aid box
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Maldives

    Low Budget Options

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    MV Sting Ray
    From US$ 173 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 18
    Free Wi-Fi
    31m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls: North Male, South Male, Ari
    • All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms
    • Affordable option popular with budget-minded divers
    • Includes Male sightseeing and island visit
    MY Sachika
    From US$ 197 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    33m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
    • Cabins with private bathrooms, TV, DVD player
    • Dedicated restaurant with bar
    • Jacuzzi on the sundeck
    • Massage room, underwater scooters
    MV Carpe Diem
    From US$ 208 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    35m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls, some north/south tours
    • Cabins with private bathrooms, TV & DVD
    • Dedicated dining room
    • Wave Runner available
    • Dhoni has 3 egress points, shower, toilet
    • Large boat with steel hull
    MV Emperor Atoll
    From US$ 201 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 12
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    26m
    • Tours many Maldives regions; central atolls, some north and south routes
    • Maximum of 12 guests only
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Rebreather-friendly
    • Dhoni has fresh water shower, rinse tanks, camera table
    MV Emperor Voyager
    From US$ 215 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    30m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Rebreather-friendly
    • Dhoni has fresh water shower, rinse tanks, camera table
    MV Leo
    From US$ 212 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    35m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls: North Male, South Male, Ari
    • All cabins with private bathrooms, TV & DVD
    • Sun deck with Jacuzzi
    • Nautilus Lifeline personal EPIRBs
    • Large boat
    MY Dream Catcher II
    From US$ 280 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 17
    Free Wi-Fi
    33m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
    • All suites have private bathrooms, TV & DVD player
    • 2 indoor saloons
    • Dedicate bar and lounge area
    • Sea canoes, water skiing, towable water tube
    MY Moonima
    From US$ 193 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Free Wi-Fi
    30m
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Internet access on the Wi-Fi router
    • 3 spacious sundecks
    • Dhoni has fresh water showers, camera rinse tank
    • 12 and 15 litre tanks
    • Cruises central atolls: North Male, South Male, Ari, Felidho

    Middle Budget Options

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    Manta Cruise
    From US$ 223 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 18
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    33m
    • Cruises the Maldives central atolls, some south/north tours
    • All cabins with private en-suite bathrooms
    • Trips from 6 to 13 nights
    • Minimum 50 dives and advanced certification
    • Good offers for dive groups
    MV Adora
    From US$ 226 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 21
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    37m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls, some north/south tours
    • All cabins with ensuite bathrooms, TVs with movie, music
    • Cabin for single traveller
    • Comfortable sundeck with bar
    • Dhoni has fresh water shower, toilet
    MV Amba
    From US$ 263 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 22
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    33m
    • Operates rare tours in far north atolls, as well as Maldives central and northern atolls
    • Dive The World Gold Range product
    • All cabins have en-suite bathrooms
    • Waterskiing, wakeboarding, 12 & 15l tanks
    • Dhoni has camera table, rinse tanks, oxygen
    MV Orion
    From US$ 233 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    39m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls: North Male, South Male, Ari, Vaavu
    • All cabins with private bathrooms, TV & DVD
    • Sun deck with whirlpool tub and massage room
    • Diver tracking devices, CO analysers
    • Large boat
    MV Virgo
    From US$ 237 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    31m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls, some north, south tours
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, TV and DVD
    • Nautilus Lifeline personal EPIRBs
    • Upper deck Jacuzzi
    MY Sheena
    From US$ 242 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 14
    Nitrox
    24m
    • Tours the Maldives southern atolls, some central atoll trips
    • Maximum of only 14 divers, 10 crew
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Minimum 12 years, advanced certification, 60 dives
    MV Soleil II
    From US$ 219 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 28
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    44m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls, some northern and southern tours
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, balconies
    • Spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation spots
    • Upper deck Jacuzzi
    • Large boat
    MV Theia
    From US$ 219 per day

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    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    32m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls, some north, south tours
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms
    • Spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation spots
    • Sky Bar on sun deck

    High Budget Options

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    MV Carpe Vita Explorer
    From US$ 290 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    38m
    • Tours all regions of the Maldives
    • 7 and 10 night trips
    • All cabins are ensuite with TV & DVD player
    • 2 free beers or wine each day
    • Large comfortable sun deck with Jacuzzi
    • Large boat
    MV Ocean Divine
    From US$ 379 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 14
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    33m
    • Cruises Maldives central and southern atolls
    • Maximum of 14 guests only
    • All cabins with private bathrooms, TV and DVD
    • Spa service with massage and skin treatments
    • Steel hulled boat
    MY Manthiri
    From US$ 435 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 12
    Nitrox
    26m
    • Visits Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
    • All ensuite cabins with minibars
    • Maximum of 12 guests, 11 crew
    • Dedicated restaurant with bar
    • Cameras: racks, rinse tank, table, laptop, projector
    • Photography professional on board
    Scubaspa Yang
    From US$ 279 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 44
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    50m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Combines diving with spa treatments/packages
    • Sundeck with hot tub
    • Professional photography service
    Scubaspa Ying
    From US$ 279 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 22
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    50m
    • Cruises Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Combines diving with spa treatments/packages
    • Sundeck with hot tub
    • Professional photography service