< Back

Contact us

Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and booking a fantastic scuba diving vacation



Length / Width

33 m / 10 m

Year built / renovated

2008  / 2014

Rental equip.

YES ($)


YES ($)


YES ($)


  • Affordable, four-star liveaboard complete with deluxe cabins and suites offering itineraries across the Maldives, including South Malé, North & South Ari, Vaavu and the "wild south" and thematic cruises
  • Incredible diversity, including amazing reefs and soft corals, drift dives in the kandus and strong currents in thilas, as well as manta cleaning stations and the chance to see guitar sharks, reef sharks and hammerheads
  • Shore excursions and snorkel visits available for non-divers, with super group specials available making this boat superb value for money if you're a group of divers or non-divers looking for great value and an unforgettable experience

Dates & Prices

{$ $select.selected.month $} {$ $select.selected.year $}

Change currency

  • USD US Dollar
  • AUD Australian Dollar
  • GBP British Pound Sterling
  • EUR Euro
  • AED United Arab Emirates Dirham
  • ARS Argentine Peso
  • AUD Australian Dollar
  • BGN Bulgarian Lev
  • BRL Brazilian Real
  • CAD Canadian Dollar
  • CHF Swiss Franc
  • CLP Chilean Peso
  • CNY Chinese Yuan
  • COP Colombian Peso
  • CRC Costa Rican Colon
  • CZK Czech Republic Koruna
  • DKK Danish Krone
  • EGP Egyptian Pound
  • EUR Euro
  • FJD Fiji Dollar
  • GBP British Pound Sterling
  • HKD Hong Kong Dollar
  • HNL Honduran Lempira
  • HRK Croatian Kuna
  • HUF Hungarian Forint
  • IDR Indonesian Rupiah
  • ILS Israeli New Sheqel
  • INR Indian Rupee
  • ISK Icelandic Krona
  • JPY Japanese Yen
  • KHR Cambodian Riel
  • KRW South Korean Won
  • LKR Sri Lankan Rupee
  • MVR Maldives Rufiyaa
  • MXN Mexican Peso
  • MYR Malaysian Ringgit
  • NOK Norwegian Krone
  • NZD New Zealand Dollar
  • PAB Panamanian Balboa
  • PHP Philippine Peso
  • PKR Pakistani Rupee
  • PLN Polish Zloty
  • QAR Qatari Rial
  • RON Romanian Le
  • RUB Russian Ruble
  • SAR Saudi Riyal
  • SCR Seychelles Rupee
  • SEK Swedish Krona
  • SGD Singapore Dollar
  • THB Thai Baht
  • TRY Turkish Lira
  • TWD New Taiwan Dollar
  • UAH Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • USD US Dollar
  • VND Vietnamese Dong
  • ZAR South African Rand
Start date
Itinerary {$operator.liveaboardFilter.itinerary.length$}
Duration {$ operator.liveaboardFilter.duration.length $}
Price per trip / person
No trips match your criteria
{$ product.duration $} nights/{$ product.duration+1 $} days
{$ divesMin $} - {$ divesMax $} dives{$ divesMin $} dives
Charter only
Save {$ qty $} -{$ product.promotion.value $}%{$ qty $} night freeDeal
Fromper trip
{$ product.promotion.title $} 
Select cabin

 {$ 'Sold out' | translate $}

{$ 'Other boats on this date' | translate $}Only {$ product.availability $} left {$ 'Available' | translate $}Deal expires in {$ days $} dayDeal expires today
Prices include taxes. Prices shown may be for non-divers.
Pricing on request

We are still working on entering all prices and availability in our system. In the meantime, just submit a booking enquiry and we`ll do the rest.

Book now, pay later

No need to enter any payment details now.
You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

Payment options
BEST PRICE GUARANTEE we match any competitor’s price.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process


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


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


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

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 74 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival


1 / 1

Lower Deck - Standard Double/Twin Cabins

These cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins feature a double or twins bed with controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers. This cabins have no bunk bed, photo have not yet been updated

{$ collapsed0 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
1 / 1

Main Deck - Deluxe Double Cabins

These two bright and airy cabins are located on the main deck with one double bed & sea view. Both deluxe cabins equipped with a small fridge and a 32” flat screen TV, individually controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage.

{$ collapsed1 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
1 / 1

Upper Deck - Suite Rooms Double or Twin Bed

These bright suites are located on the upper deck with double or twin bed & sea view. The cabins equipped with a small fridge and a 32” flat screen TV. All cabins have individually controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage.

{$ collapsed2 ? 'Hide' :'Read more' $}
  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes


Aboard the spacious and affordable Ari Queen, experience gorgeous white sandy beaches, exotic reefs and the abundance of marine life only found in the Maldives

The liveaboard Ari Queen transports Divers in style to one of the most sought after island paradise dive vacations without breaking your budget. A “must dive” destination, this famous Reef provides a wealth of Marine Life making this Dive Safari an adventure of a lifetime. 1,190 Coral Islands are loaded with vibrant reefs, a diversity of marine life with Whalesharks, Mantas and exciting Pelagic sightings.


The liveaboard Ari Queen is 108 feet (33m) long and 33 feet (10m) wide and hosts 15 experienced English speaking crew members. The 12 cabins can accommodate up to 24 guests. The choice of air conditioned cabins include: Suites with double or twin beds (with a small fridge, a 32” flat screen TV and ocean view),  Deluxe Rooms with double beds (with a small fridge, a 32” flat screen TV and ocean view) and Standard Rooms with double bed or Twin beds. Each room has individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage.

While not enjoying the incredible diving, guests aboard the Ari Queen have a variety of options for entertainment. Relax in the air conditioned Lounge with the flat screen TV and DVD player and watch your favorite move with your dive buddy. Tap into the Wi-Fi and catch up on social media or sit at the Bar with your favorite drink and talk about the day’s amazing dives with ocean view vistas. If you are more inclined to nap, catch some zees on the shaded Sun Deck in a cushioned lounge chair or top-up on your tan. For more active between-dive choices, snorkeling or take a shore excursion.

The Ari Queen understands the importance of fueling guests for the action-packed diving

Dining takes place in the air conditioned Saloon with high ceilings and wood paneling giving it the feel of a classy restaurant, but with spectacular ocean views. A mixture of Local and International food is served buffet style, offering many options and plenty of food. Besides the 3 meals a day, snacks and beverages are provided all day. One of the highlights of the trip is Dinner on an Island Beach, enjoying the pristine surroundings as you watch the sun set over the brilliant seascape.


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

Deck Plan


Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies


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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

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


Reviewed on {$ review.dateWritten | date:"MMMM dd, yyyy" $}

{$review.title $}

Reviewed by {$review.screenName $}, a ScubaTribe travelerRead full review

See more reviews
{$review.title $}
Review by {$ review.user.username $}, a TripAdvisor traveler
Read full review

We don't have enough ratings for this dive operator to display them yet

We don't have enough ratings for this dive operator to display them yet

Dive infrastructure
Rental equipment
Reviewed on {$ review.tripStartDate ? review.tripStartDate : review.created | timezone | date:"MMMM dd, yyyy" $}

Show details

Dive infrastructure
Rental equipment
Hide details
Answer from dive operator:


Dates & Prices

Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up