Diving Squad Rating:
9.6 / 10
Despite being the absolute cheapest Maldives liveaboard out there, Amba is a comfortable and stylish yacht with excellent cabins and plenty of social areas.
She is also one of the very few liveaboards to venture all the way up to the Maldives most off the beaten track region: the far north!
Great for: Far North, North, Central Trips, Cheap, Cabins W. Private Terraces, Island Visit, Beach BBQ.
Trip Lengths: 7 – 10 Nights.
Max Guest Capacity: 22
Operates: November – May
All trips include an island visit, a beach bbq and the option for stand up paddleboarding. There are three dives a day, plus one night dive on a single evening of the trip.
Completely renovated in 2016, Amba offers space and comfort for it’s guests. The massive outdoor lounge has two zones, both with plenty of comfortable furniture and bean bags.
In addition to there being one huge partially shaded sundeck on the top of the yacht, there are also a couple of quieter and more discreet sundeck areas for just two to four people.
There’s also an outdoor lounge with furniture and beanbags as well as partial shading.
Inside, there is an air-conditioned multimedia area with TV, DVD, HiFi, board games and a library. This is attached to the indoor dining area which also features a traditional bar..
Also, the 2 luxury cabins feature private terraces! There are 7 standard cabins also. All cabins have the option for a double or two single beds plus AC, windows and ensuite bathrooms.
Honestly, it’s hard to believe that the Amba is the all time cheapest Maldives liveaboard, considering the excellent cabin options, diverse array of social zones and the fact she offers explores some of the most off the beaten track regions in the entire Maldives.
Sure, there aren’t any extra activities or experiences to be had as with other cheap Maldives liveaboards: You won’t get a hot tub like you would with Nautilus Two or an onboard spa as with Emperor Serenity.
But you will get the absolute lowest price for any Maldives liveaboard experience, whilst being on a comfortable and spacious yacht; which more importantly of all, takes you to some of the most spectacular dive sites within the entire Maldives.
“The cabins are very spacious, and even the en suite was much larger than most liveaboards. The crew is fantastic and goes out of their way to keep guests happy. The main salon is large and comfortable and there are several outdoor areas to lounge.
Our only complaint was that the smoking section was the one and only covered deck, just behind the salon. Made it difficult to find a place to hang out away from the smoke when it rained.
Diving in the far north was amazing. We didn’t have great visibility, but the life was so prolific. And we never had to share a dive site with another boat. Would highly recommend this trip!”