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Conte Max

Diving Squad Rating:


9.8 / 10

Conte Max is a true one off, thanks to the fact that all of this liveaboards itineraries combine scuba diving with regenerative well-being.

Also, this is a great option for exploring the Maldives in it’s entirety – she is the only luxury liveaboard to explore all five of the Maldive’s regions!

Great for: Central Routes / South / Deep South / North / Far North / Ayurveda Experience, Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Unique Trips, Special Manta Ray Experience. 

Trip Lengths: 4 – 10 Nights. 

Max Guest Capacity: 20

Operates: Jan – May & Nov – Dec

Conte Max.


What makes Conte Max unlike any other liveaboard is the combination of regenerative wellness with scuba diving on all trips.  

There is a wellbeing centre, with an Ayurveda specialist to guide guests through yoga, meditation and individual treatments such as massage.

The highly trained staff excel at creating a laid back and harmonic atmosphere, whilst the knowledgeable dive guides are great at explaining the local marine life and keeping everyone safe on dives. 

Conte Max runs a variety of routes:

  • “Central Atolls”: Central region – either Ari & Rasdhoo atolls OR Male, Vaavu, Meemu + some other minor atolls. Route chosen according to weather. The Maldives central region is the most popular part of the country and a great place for manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks and hammerhead sharks.
  • “Extreme South”: Explores the Deep South: Huvadhoo & Fuvahmulah. A truly off the beaten track region with more shark species than anywhere else in the Maldives.
  • “The Best Five”: Combination of central and south atolls: Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu.
  • “Manta Trust North Atolls”: In October.  Starts in far northern region and works down to north: Haa Dhaalu – Haa Alifu – Shaviyani – Baa + other minor atolls. Specially timed to coincide with most productive monsoon winds and lunar currents which heavily influence manta activity.  Guests are joined by a manta trust researcher and expert. Take part in conservation research!

Throughout each trip, guests can also enjoy land excursions, kayaking, massages and snorkelling. 

The air conditioned salon features a TV/DVD and comfortable seating area, right next to a well stocked bar. 

Outside, there’s three decks equipped with sun loungers, sun mats and deck chairs.

Each of the 8 spacious cabins provides individual climate control, ensuite bathrooms and side by side twin or double beds. 

If you’re looking to combine an amazing scuba diving trip with the ultimate relaxation experience, Conte Max is the best option for you. 

Also, this is the only luxury liveaboard to explore all five of the Maldives regions!  The “Manta Trust North Atolls” trip in October is a particularly unique and rewarding adventure. 

Other features:

  • Camera station

  • Library

  • Sea view cabins (some)

  • Kayaks on board

  • Paid internet

  • Family rooms

  • Snorkelling equipment

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Available for charter

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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.