Amba Liveaboard

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Experience dive escapism at its best on the sleek and luxurious 33m long MV Amba. Pioneers of diving safaris around the remote Northern Maldives Atolls of Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Baa, Raa and Noonu. Cleverly designed to be very stable, Amba means ‘To your health’, and our experienced crew will certainly pamper up to 20 divers, with exceptional service, and in a choice of 10 comfortable and spacious cabins.

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The MV Amba Liveaboard

The lower deck has 7 standard twin & double bed cabins with portholes, and the upper deck has two double-bedded standard cabins with big windows. Also on the upper deck is the 25 sq. metre master suite, with a queen size bed and its own private sundeck with panoramic ocean views. All cabins are equipped with A/C and fan, en-suite with toilet, sink, hot shower, towels and toiletries, reading lights and 220v power outlets.

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The huge main deck saloon has a fully stocked bar, comfy seating areas, dining tables, TV and audio systems, and a library with games. The upper deck has another wet bar and a partly-shaded sun deck where you can top up your tan, relax with friends, and read or catch a nap. Our dive guides will assist from either one or two spacious dhoni tenders, which are fully equipped with all dive equipment, safety and first aid kits, rinse tanks, camera tables, charging stations, nitrox and compressors. We also have an additional water sports tender.

Dive Facilities

As a diver on board MV Amba you will have the opportunity of 2-3 dives per day and 1 night-dive each week. Every diver must have a minimum of 30 logged dives and diving is limited to a depth of 30m (100ft). Decompression diving is forbidden.

Diving is conducted from one of two 13-metre dhoni dive tenders, where your dive gear is securely stored for the duration of your trip. Air fills are via the onboard compressor.

Each dhoni is equipped with fresh-water rinse tanks and camera table. Safety equipment and oxygen are also on board. Nitrox fills are available for certified enriched air divers and courses are also available and must be arranged at the time of booking. Other dive courses can also be arranged.

All divers must use a diving computer and carry a signal buoy and signal light.

Menu

MV Amba is fitted with a modern Nirosta-kitchen (20 sq m / 215 sq ft) where all meals are prepared by a professional gourment chef. Meals are served open buffet format and snacks are provided throughout each day to enjoy in between diving. 3 daily meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Highlights

  • Spacious cabin options on 3 decks – accommodates up to 20 divers
  • Delicious local and international cuisine, snacks and fully-stocked bar.
  • Very stable design, ideal if you suffer sea-sickness!
  • 2 dive Dhoni’s and a speedboat for skiing/wakeboarding.
  • Package includes hotel day use in Haminandhoo.

Camera facilities

  • Rinse tanks, camera tables and charging points
  • Audio and video editing equipment.

Cabins

The Amba liveaboard hosts up to 20 people on-board and has 9 cabins and 1 suite for accommodating guests.

Seven of the nine cabins are found on the boat’s lower deck, whilst the remaining 2 cabins and the suite are on the upper deck.

All of the Amba’s cabins are spacious and well-equipped with plenty of storage space, en-suite facilities and air-conditioning. Below are specifics of each cabin and the suite:

1 Upper Deck Luxury Suite

The exclusive suite is the epitome of luxury on board the Amba liveaboard. With a double bed and an additional bed, private 20 square metre sundeck and stunning views from the bedroom windows, this upper deck suite is certainly the way to travel in style. The suite has its own TV and DVD player too.

1 Upper Deck Double Cabin

The double cabin on the upper deck features windows with sea views, a double bed with a single bed above it in a bunk bed style. Like all the cabins, this cabin is air-conditioned and en-suite.

5 Lower Deck Double Cabins

Each of these cabins has 1 double bed and an adjacent single bed for additional guests. The cabins also have portholes as they are located on the boat’s lower deck.

2 Lower Deck Twin Cabins

The lower deck twin cabins have 2 single beds and portholes.

Roger, Australia September 15, 2017

The Amba liveaboard gave us a really fantastic experience in the Northern Maldives.

Thanks to it being one of only a few dive boats in the area, we found the dive sites to be almost empty which was really nice and gave us the freedom to explore our surroundings.

Recommended for: Superb diving

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Sarah, South Africa September 15, 2017

My family thoroughly enjoyed their cruise on the Amba in March. The diving far exceeded even our wildest expectations and the boat was just as great.

We enjoyed delicious meals onboard the Amba and even had the chance to sleep under the stars on the upper deck which made for a very memorable and enjoyable experience.

The cabins are spacious and well-equipped and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip around the northern atolls of the Maldives.

Recommended for: Great food, great boat.

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Sarah, Singapore September 20, 2017

I loved the Amba, my room was clean and spacious, the meals and snacks were really good, and the crew were fun and helpful.

The dives were fantastic, we didn’t see any other divers around as we swam with manta rays, reef sharks and countless colourful reef fish.

I recommende it if you want to get off the beaten track.

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Judith, USA September 20, 2017

What a beautiful and well run liveaboard. Comfortable, clean, spacious and friendly atmosphere, and food was delicious.

Loved the remote and unspoilt dive sites, reminiscent of the Maldives 20 years ago!

Lots of fast drift and deep diving here too, saw some massive pelagics and amazing coral reefs. Well-worth the long trip.

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