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Diving Squad Rating:


9.3 / 10 

Adora runs several highly rated dive trips around the Maldives  central and/or southern regions. 

Expect lots of reef shark action, manta rays as well as hammerhead sharks and whale sharks!

This is a beautiful and spacious liveaboard to stay on, one with private balcony options,  several large indoor and outdoor social areas and nitrox for certified divers. 

She also runs a special trip: the “Unique Adventure Diving” itinerary, which combines the classic liveaboard diving experience with a private island stay. 

Great for: Private Island Experience, Central Routes, South Routes, Advanced Divers, Luxury, Private Balconies, Private Dive Guide

Trip Lengths: 7 – 10 nights.

Max Guest Capacity: 21

Operates: All Year 

Adora at sea with scout boat in tow.


Guests can take in the incredible views from atop the partially shaded sundeck or unwind in the indoor salon and bar area with it’s fully decked out video and entertainment system. 

For an extra charge, you can hire a private dive guide during your stay on the Adora and even complete dive courses this way.

Every cabin features an ensuite bathroom, it’s own TV and individually controlled AC. The Ocean View Suites have their own private balconies and there is also a superior single room available.

It would be nice if the Adora had more extra activities & luxury amenities like ScubaSpa Yang and Emperor Explorer but it probably does offer the nicest and most spacious cabins of any Maldives liveaboard. 

Onboard cuisine brings tastes from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives in addition to international dishes which also provide vegetarian and vegan options on request.

Guests can also enjoy paid internet and additional activities such as snorkelling and a beach BBQ!

The Adora liveaboard runs several interesting diving itineraries:

  • Best of Maldives:
    Explores Central Atolls. 
    7 Nights. 
    Advanced Open Water Cert & 30+ Logged Dives Required.


  • Best of Southern Atolls (Addu – Kooddoo):
    Deep South
    7 Nights
    Open Water Cert & 50+ L. Dives

  • Best of Southern Atolls (Male to Down South):
    Central, South & Deep South 
    10 Nights
    AOW Cert & 50+ L. Dives

  • Unique Adventure Diving (Liveaboard & Retreat):
    Central. Includes stay on Private Island 
    7 Nights
    OW Cert & 20+ L. Dives

Throughout all of the diving itineraries, expect lots of exciting drift dives and big marine life including tonnes of shark action and manta rays! 

There will be night diving, wreck dives, drift dives (lots!) as well as wall and cave diving for experienced divers.

Adora is the obvious choice for anyone who wants to combine a liveaboard experience with a private island stay thanks to the “Unique Adventure Diving” itinerary featured on certain months.

She is also a great option for those who want to stay in the nicest, most lavish cabin possible whilst exploring the popular central and more off the beaten track southern regions.

Sun deck with stunning panoramic jungle views on the adora.

Guest Reviews:

Christina PUnited States
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"Mantas mantas mantas! Crew is wonderful, boat is very comfortable. Single cabin was a wonderful value, so nice to have my own private cabin".
Thomas VGermany
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"This was my first liveaboard so I´m hardly an expert....but I really enjoyed the boat and the experience! It was August so the weather wasn´t all that great! Still the diving was remarkable and we saw Mantas and a big number of sharks. The single bed room is nice. But nobody had to share a room beacuse the boat wasn´t fully booked".
Kity YHong Kong
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"Night dive with uncountable number of sharks was really awesome".

Other Features:

  • Camera Station

  • Snorkelling equipment

  • Available for charter

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Warm water showers

  • Non smoking rooms

  • Family cabins

  • Welcome cocktails

  • Wine and beer available

Robin E from Australia said:

“Lovely staff the visibility and weather not ideal – Would probably advise people not to chose October if this is the typical weather. visibility about 5-8 m only We saw everything though – whale shark, mantas However, We had tuna served twice a day every day.

My partner does not eat tuna and therefore chicken was his staple food. Perhaps more variation might have been possible if 19 of the 24 on board were not Israeli – but probably better to have varied more for the unlucky five !

Otherwise we thought it was an excellent cruise and could not fault the staff at all, they were absolutely wonderful – particularly Dhoni crew, divemaster, Hassan, and Barman, Lucky. thank you everyone”.

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Scuba fanatic, travel ecstatic and loveable rogue. A rootless divemaster and perpetual adrenaline-junky, Alex holds the esteemed rank of Grand Admiral of the Diving Squad; a title he most nobly awarded to himself. A scuba-junky since 2014, he's dived much of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Red Sea, Ireland, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It's hard to say where he'll pop up next for he never settles; forever a leaf on the wind... or perhaps a lone bubble blasted along on the current.