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Cabins

11

Length / Width

33 m / 10 m

Year built / renovated

2004  / 2016

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

YES ($)

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • The luxurious Amba offers an unforgettable experience for advanced divers looking to go off the beaten path and join the only boat exploring the beauty of the Northern Maldives
  • Avoid the crowds and enjoy secret dive spots - discovered by the Amba's crew - with stunning marine life providing superb opportunities for photographers, such as guitar sharks and leopard sharks
  • Special trips to Ba and Ra atolls available at certain times, offering even more exclusivity to the most discerning divers
  • Post-dive relaxation is taken care of with a spacious saloon with board games, library and battery charging station, as well as sundeck with beanbags and panoramic views of unspoilt waters
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 121 days before trip start: 20%
  • 91 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 91 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 91 and 61 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 61 and 31 days prior to arrival
  • 85% will be charged if you cancel between 31 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

The luxurious Amba is the only liveaboard serving the Northern Maldives, offering advanced divers access to unspoilt, lively reefs and thilas (underwateer mountains) across the area.

Secret dive spots mostly discovered by Amba's crew over the years will show you a very large variety of species, so macro and big fish photographers will be happy. Amba is run by Nicole and Franco, who have been working in the Maldives for over 25 years.

The colorful Northern Maldives represent amazing diving spots, tranquility and memorable impressions away from typical locations. The Amba is the only safari boat diving since 2004 in Haa Alifu Atoll and Haa Dhaalu Atoll, in the far north of the Maldives, about 280 km from Male and reachable in only 35 minutes by propeller plane.

The ship cruises mainly in Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu Atoll, but also regularly offers special tours to Baa and Raa Atoll as well as some tours from / to Male. There is the popular Manta and whale shark point "Hanifaru" which can be found on itineraries in September to December. In addition to the fixed arrival day Sunday, on request, an individual daily arrival by arrangement and surcharge is possible. The 7 nights turns are from Sunday to Sunday. Every year we also offer a few 10/11 nights special tours and 14 nights with 2 different tours (see tour schedule). Reefs with manta rays and reef sharks, but also stingrays, guitar rays, Leopard sharks and a variety of otherwise typical for Indonesia "critters" invite you to unforgettable dives. Not only the underwater photographers appreciate the big, colorful fields of soft corals in the north of the Maldives, even more as the last El Nino destroyed a part of the hard corals in the Maldives.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

In 2016, the Amba was completely renovated and is updated every year during the summer months. The Amba offers a generous amount of space both indoors and outdoors. The upper deck has 4 cabins and 7 more spacious cabins are located in the lower deck. The 10 experienced crew members speak English, Italian and German. The ship's hull is fitted with a stabilizer system enabling a smooth and steady trip across the Indian Ocean.

Up to 22 guests can be accommodated on board. The accommodation is in 7 standard cabins in the lower deck and 2 standard cabins and 2 luxury cabins on the upper deck. The luxury cabin has a private sun / shade terrace. The standard cabins are equipped with double and / or single beds, individually controlled air conditioning, fan and private bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. The luxury cabin is a bit bigger and has a fantastic view of the Indian Ocean. All cabins have individually controlled, very quiet air conditions. Towels are in the bathroom sufficiently available, even towels with pillows for the sundeck and daily fresh towels for the Diving Dhoni will be provided.

The generously designed sundeck, partly covered, invites you to relax with deckchairs and a large sunbathing lawn. On the shadow deck, which has been redesigned in a lounge style, it is really relaxing after diving. In the salon the food is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also the multimedia area with TV, DVD, Hifi, board games and library can be found here. Wi-Fi is available on board for a fee. Diving lights ect. can be conveniently charged in the salon. The ship has 24 hours electricity with 230 volts and German sockets.

What about food?

You'll be served from a varied menu including both international and Maldivian dishes. Full board includes breakfast, lunch, drinking water, coffee, tea and dinner. Dietary restrictions can be catered for if the crew is notified in advance. Extra snacks, juices, soft drinks and alcohol cost extra and may be purchased on board.

How do I get to the Amba?

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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