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Manthiri

Cabins
6
Length / Width
26 m / 8 m
Year built / renovated
1995  / 2010
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
FREE
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Liveaboard diving with Manthiri- they boast 'the finest liveaboard in the world'.
  • Go North to Baa for mantas - South to Thaa for sharks, Central for a taste of everything
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerhead, reef, thresher & tiger sharks
  • Professional underwater photographer on board that can help you improve your skills
  • Secret dive spots - knowledgeable & experienced guides
  • Diving from dhoni,  rebreather friendly
  • Maximum of 12 guests on board
  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • Dive courses, rental equipment, nitrox and trimix available
  • Free internet

Description

The Maldives, renowned for its rare and abundant marine life, is home to Manthiri, our luxurious live-aboard

How to describe the underwater experience of Maldives? Pristine. Lush. Vibrant. Extraordinary. These are the only words that come close. Uninhabited islands and waters zealously guarded by Maldivians from commercial fishing provide shelter for dazzling aquatic species in stunning numbers, awaiting discovery by Divers aboard Manthiri.

Our emerald islands, ringed with coral and numbering more 1,190 in the archipelago, house species that run the gamut from blooming corals to big pelagics. It’s not simply the variety and drama of the species but also their sheer numbers that will astonish you. Friendly encounters with fish in the thousands, from the tiniest to the largest, are common experiences on the varied dive sites. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

MY Manthiri is a long-established and trusted name on the Maldive Islands liveaboard scene. Although not the largest boat operating in the atoll chain, a 7.6 metre beam makes the boat stable and allows for spacious en-suite cabins, teak-panelled Saloon with onboard Wi-Fi internet and Dive Deck. 

Manthiri’s spacious cabins, beckoning decks and quality equipment are all rigorously well-maintained, but that’s only half of our commitment to excellence. Our other constant goal is service and an endless quest for perfection.

Manthiri, our beautiful 85-foot (25.9 meter) liveaboard is powerfully built of fine tropical timber and custom-designed for Dive Cruises. No more than twelve guests are invited on each cruise and our attentive eleven-person crew ensures that every need is met. Conducting Maldives diving safaris around the best dive sites of the atolls, the Manthiri feels like a much larger boat than it is.  

Photographers can benefit, not only from the camera racks, tank, table, laptop, CD burner and projector, but also from the assistance of the Photographic Professional on board. So if your idea of a great Maldives liveaboard safari is to be looked after by experienced, friendly staff on a spacious and comfortable boat without too many Divers, then MY Manthiri is definitely worth considering.

Manthiri’s teak-paneled Salon is one of the largest found on any vessel of this size. Relaxingly furnished with expansive, upholstered sofas, it also offers a state-of-the-art music system, DVD player, and multi-system TV/VCR with video camera viewing facilities. The camera salon is equipped with a well-lit work station, a computer for instant download of digital photos and a slide projector. Manthiri has been outfitted by professionals with Underwater Photographers in mind.

Our separate, specially outfitted dive tender, called a dhoni, provides a home for compressors, Nitrox systems and dive gear, creating the equivalent of a 106-foot (32.3-metre) liveaboard on the main vessel — one with just six cabins and its own gracious dive deck. With the dhoni, that’s how spacious Manthiri feels.

WINE AND DINE IN MANTHIRI LUXURY LIVEABOARD MALDIVES

Having cut their teeth at a top-class resort hotel, both our waiter Madhee and house-keeper Rashad, are in a class by themselves. Dining on board achieves the same tempting quality and sophistication as our diving experiences. Trained at a top Maldivian resort, professional Chefs Bodey and Hema ensure a sophisticated twist on the contemporary flavors of Maldives, a tasteful blend of East and West.

Seasoned by ten years of serving on board Manthiri, our Chefs know precisely how to pamper Divers with the finest seafood, aromatic local specialities and global cuisine, their popular barbeque guaranteed to suit the palates of guests from around the World. Diners are further enticed by a refreshing array of fresh fruit and vegetables, delectably prepared. 

Both our menu and our dining hours have been crafted to meet the needs of Divers. Our Chefs begin each day by offering a pre-dive mini breakfast. A full breakfast is served after Divers resurface and snacks are always available between dives. So even between meals, our cuisine is delicious, abundant and invigorating. Guests are presented with a welcome drink and dining begins with a light brunch on the first day of the safari.

The gracious standard of Manthiri is evident the moment you step off the plane in Maldives.

Our representative will greet you at Malé International Airport and accompany you to the transfer vessel we’ve arranged to breeze you to Manthiri. Fastidiously maintained and in operation for twenty years with a superb crew, Manthiri is widely acknowledged as one of the finest liveaboards in the World.

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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Payment terms

  • 40% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 60% (balance) is due 120 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival

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Double bed cabin

Manthiri has 2 Double bed cabins on the lower deck with private en-suite bathrooms. The cabins are serviced daily. All the cabins have: Air-conditioning and fans Portholes Private bathroom with hot water shower Hand basin, hairdryer and toiletries Bedding and towels Cabinet, shelves and mirror Minibar and fridge Reading lights 2 flat-prong and 3 square-prong mains outlet 110-220 volts - 24 hours per day Adaptors are available Fire extinguishers and life jackets No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water

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  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Twin bed cabins

Manthiri has 4 Twin bed cabins on the lower deck with private en-suite bathrooms. The cabins are serviced daily. All the cabins have: Air-conditioning and fans Portholes Private bathroom with hot water shower Hand basin, hairdryer and toiletries Bedding and towels Cabinet, shelves and mirror Minibar and fridge Reading lights 2 flat-prong and 3 square-prong mains outlet 110-220 volts - 24 hours per day Adaptors are available Fire extinguishers and life jackets No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
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  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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