Amba is a Maldives diving liveaboard yacht that stands out from the others for one very special reason: it sails around untouched dive sites that most others never visit. This is not the only reason to choose Amba over our other diving Maldives liveaboard boats, because the boat and its team are both professional and friendly, meaning that every moment spent on board is one to remember forever.
Starting with the accommodation, Amba has 10 guest 2-pax cabins meaning that up to 20 guests can join each Maldives diving safari. All are air conditioned and have private en suite bathrooms & windows. Three of the cabins are on the upper deck, with the remaining seven on the lower deck. The upper deck’s three cabins include one double, one twin bunk and the master suite, which has its own private balcony/sundeck as well as panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Most of Amba’s lucky guests stay on the lower deck in twin or double bed cabins, some of which actually have a double bed and a single, but all cabins are limited to two guests. Each has its own colourful bathroom, with hot & cold showers.
Communal areas on Amba include indoors and al fresco. While the beautifully decorated saloon, dining room and bar are very welcoming, guests dine outdoors, or enjoy a drink or sunbathe on the several places outside, including shaded and in the sun. The size and layout of Amba is ideal to ensure that everyone can find somewhere comfortable to relax on board, and this can be alone, in pairs, or small or larger groups. The crew are very service-minded and always on hand to offer help. The dive crew are experienced and the whole team have been working together for a long time.
At a length of 33m. Amba is an average size for luxury diving Maldives liveaboard boats. Like most others, there are three indoor decks and a sundeck on top. Unlike most others, Amba’s designers and builders inserting a special stabiliser in the hull to reduce roll when the sea becomes rough. This feature is something that guests never see, and maybe don’t appreciate, but it benefits everyone on board, from those serving or eating food to those who want a good night’s rest during an exciting diving cruise at The Maldives. There are also windbreakers on the sundeck to ensure that guests on sun loungers can enjoy more peace and quiet on these wonderful Maldives diving cruises to some of the most remote atolls and dive sites.
Of course, most Amba guests come to enjoy Maldives diving cruises by actually leaving the luxury of the ship and going diving. On Amba this is very well organised and thought out. To maximise space on the ship, Amba uses two tender boats. This also improves efficiency, convenience and safety. The main one is a large boat known as a Dhoni, and this is where the equipment is stored. Divers enter the sea from the Dhoni, which has several platform exits. At the end of each Maldives scuba diving experience, the Dhoni will be ready to collect divers soon after they return to the surface. This system works very well and ensures that nobody is left waiting too long to be picked up after an exciting Maldives dive.
Amba Prices & Schedule
|Amba Diver Prices Overview 2019 / 2020|
|Destinations||Duration||Standard lower deck||Standard upper deck||Master Suite|
|Haa Dhaalu, Haa Alifu, |
( 19 Dives)
|7D / 7N||Standard lower deck2,136 USD||Standard upper deck2,192 USD||Master Suite2,716 USD|
|Haa Dhaalu, Haa Alifu, Shaviyani, Noonu, |
( 28 Dives)
|10D / 10N||Standard lower deck3,131 USD||Standard upper deck3,211 USD||Master Suite3,960 USD|
|Haa Dhaalu, Haa Alifu, Shaviyani, Noonu, |
( 31 Dives)
|11D / 11N||Standard lower deck3,444 USD||Standard upper deck3,532 USD||Master Suite4,356 USD|
Amba has several itineraries, most of which we try to show in tables below. The boat spends much of the time in the northern atolls, starting or finishing Maldives diving cruises at Hanimaadhoo or Dharavandhoo. Some trips start or finish at Male. Please feel free to ask us about specific itineraries and/or how to get to the departure port.
Amba Facilites, Layout and Specifications
|MV Amba Specifications|
|Number Of Guests:||20.|
|Gross Weight:||115 Tons.|
|Engine:||1 X 430 Hp Volvo Penta.|
|Generators:||3 X Fischer Panda.|
|Voltage:||380/220V, German Outlet.|
|Safety Equipment:||Fire Alarms In All Rooms.|
Amba’s team includes some very experienced PADI Instructors, and PADI diving courses are available on request. Please note, that it is important to inform us as early as possible so that we can check availability, give the most up-to-date prices, and prepare the best staff and materials.
Amba Transfer details
Free scheduled transfers from & back to the LOCAL / NEAREST airports on departure and return dates. Many of Amba’s itineraries start or end in the north of The Maldives. Therefore domestic flights to or from Hanimaadhoo or Dharavandhoo are necessary. The price of these flights is not included in the cruise, but the Amba team are able & happy to take care of the bookings on behalf of guests.