The string of tropical islands that make up the Maldives sit in the Indian Ocean, perched on coral atolls. The atolls of the Maldives are home to hundreds of small islands, often isolated and with tiny resorts on them. It is possible to island hop by sea plane but many areas are only accessible by diving cruise. Most diving liveaboard itineraries in the Maldives are around 7-10 days.
There are various options depending on your budget and taste. The MV Ari Queen and MV Stingray are perfect if you are on a budget but still want the home comforts like an ensuite shower. For those who have a non-diving partner, the Scubaspa Ying and Scubaspa Yang offer a day at the on-board spa for them while you are diving. If a peaceful sailboat liveaboard is more to your taste, then the Nautilus II is a great choice for heading out to Ari Atoll. The MV Orion is another option for sailing, this boat has an excellent reputation for on-board service. For those in search of complete luxury there is the Blue Force One which offers spacious cabins with a Jacuzzi in the master suite.
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