Nautilus One Liveaboard, Scuba Diving Maldives Boat

Nautilus One

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Nautilus One Liveaboard Scuba Diving Maldives
Maldives Maldives
Type: Liveaboard
No. of guests: 16
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The Nautilus One is a wonderful liveaboard for diving safaris to the best atolls in The Maldives. Its traditional design using the finest wood makes it stand out among more-modern-looking liveaboards. Accommodating up to just 16 guests, the boat has a personal feel and plenty of space to relax & socialise.

The boat was first launched in 1999, and has remained under the care of the same experienced team ever since. Although its design has masts & sails, the boat is normally powered by its Cummins engine. Its safety, navigation & communication facilities are all to the latest standards, and the boat has free wi-fi when in range. The locally-famous chef serves up delicious food every day, which can even include the fish that you may catch during the cruise!

sundeck maldives liveaboard divingOn board, you can choose from plenty of places to relax alone, in couples, or socialise with other guests. These areas include the large sundeck, outdoor shaded sofa areas, and the large lounge saloon/bar. Don’t forget that this boat normally accommodates not more than 14 guests, although in certain cases 16 can join. Days or evenings on board never feel cramped or crowded.

The seven cabins are located in the lower deck of the boat, with the indoor staircase leading up to the lounge saloon. Each cabin has a porthole window, air conditioning, a private bathroom and plenty of storage space for your personal belongings. Three of the cabins have a fixed large double bed, and one of these (at the front of the boat) also has a sofa. Two more cabins have two single beds, and the final two cabins have a double bed with a single bunk. These cabins are normally sold to just two guests, but a group of three can share if they like.

Like on nearly all Maldives liveaboards, the diving is done from the support dhoni, which is a boat that accompanies Nautilus One during the cruise. The dhoni is where all the equipment is stored and tanks are filled with air or Nitrox. Wetsuits can drip dry away from the main boat, where you get the maximum space to relax. The other benefit of the dhoni is that it’s smaller & more manoeuvrable and therefore better at getting you right above the reef to start each dive. Maldives dive safaris are always a dream on Nautilus One!

Prices & Schedule

Nautilus One Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Twin Cabin Double Cabin
Boat Schedule and prices coming soon
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Enviroment tax
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
Dive computer
Soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

There are several itineraries on Nautilus One, ranging from one week to up to two weeks on board. Depending on the time of year and the length of the trip, the boat may focus on the central atolls, the north or the south, and some trips start in one area and finish at another. Please carefully select the itinerary on the schedule, and some are described in better detail on the list below.

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with Nautilus One
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Family Cabin
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
Nautilus One Layout

Nautilus one layout

Nautilus One Specifications
Built: 1999.
Hull: Wood.
Length: 30 Metres.
Width: 9 Metres.
Cruising speed: 10 – 12 Knots (max. 14 Knots).
Engines: 350 PS, Cummins-Turbodiesel.
Water: 3000 Liter Watertank, 2 Desalination Plants.
Electricity: 24 Hours – 230 Volt, German Installation.
Navigation: GPS, depth sounder.
Communication: Radio.
Safety: oxygen, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, life jackets, support boats.
Compressor:  3 x L&W 450 D.
Nitrox: Membrane plant - Parker 600 with 4x 50 Liter storage tanks.
Dive Tanks: 20 x 12 Litre Alu (DIN/INT) 14 Litre Alu (DIN/INT) on request.


A selection of CMAS & PADI dive courses is available on board Nautilus One. These should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment

Contact us for more information about courses on Nautilus One

Transfer details

The Nautilus team collects guests from the airport for free on departure day. Depending on which flights other guests arrive on, you may be asked to wait a little so that a group of guests can transfer together to the liveaboard together. At the end of each trip the same transfers are available.

Booking / Enquiry

Booking or enquiring is easy follow these steps
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