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Ocean Divine Review

Diving Squad Rating:

9.1/10

9.1

Ocean Divine’s owners have over 30 years of experience diving the Maldives and are onboard to make sure you have a memorable trip. 

Taking just 12 guests, this is the ultimate luxury Maldives liveaboard for those seeking a more personal experience. 

Great for: Small Groups, Spa, Personal Experience, Ari Atoll, Value for Money

Trip Lengths: 8 – 11 days

Max Guest Capacity: 12

Operates: November – April

Details:

Ocean Divine offers three dives a day and one night dive a week. What makes this liveaboards’ trips unique is that most are focused entirely on exploring Ari atoll, quite possibly the very best place in the entire Maldives to spot whale sharks. 

Comprised of 105 islands, Ari atoll is a great location for shipwrecks, drift dives and underwater pinnacles, where one can spot reef sharks, manta rays and even hammerhead sharks as well as spectacular coral that is crowded with reef fish. 

Whilst Ari atoll is commonly featured in the central Maldives routes of other liveaboards, it is usually explored for just one or two days. 

By spending an entire week diving at Ari, one can truly discover the immense scope of dive sites to be had here from the most popular dive sites to the more rarely visited or even newly discovered ones. 

The owners of Oceans Divine have over 30 years experience in the Maldives and are onboard to ensure your diving holiday is a special one. Diagrams and explanations on the local marine life are also on offer select nights.

With them are an experienced masseuse ready to give you massages in the spa, a high level chef, an insanely upbeat bartender who makes a mean cocktail and knowledgeable dive guides.

In total, there is a crew of ten ensuring an almost one to one crew to guest ratio. 

In the afternoons, guests can enjoy icy beers or freshly made cocktails on the outdoor lounge or sundeck as they take in the stunning sunset views set to their favourite music.

In the evenings they can take a DVD to their cabins or the living room, playing games or simply unwind as they watch the stars from the front or upper decks. 

Additional activities include stand-up paddelboarding, beach visits & BBQ’s, fishing, snorkelling and even free diving. 

Ocean Divine offers great value for money, being one of the more affordable options among luxury Maldives liveaboards.

This is the best option for properly exploring Ari Atoll (the Maldives second largest atoll) and discovering the full scope of what it has to offer. She also takes the smallest group size of any liveaboard.

Guest Reviews:

Nitin VIndia
"- Incredible dives - Healthy and Delicious Food - Friendly Staff - Beautiful boat - Fantastic dinner on an Island"
Masumi TUnited States
"Just came back from Maldives and had a spectacular time diving. The dive masters Pablo and Xanath were phenomenal. They made environment protection and safety a priority. When possible, they tried to time the dives so that we were not with other groups and had the site to ourselves."
William BUnited States
"Anyone that wants to have a magnificent memorable experience. Owners, crew and guests feel like family!!! Miss them and would love a reunion!!!"
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  • Paid internet

  • Library

  • Camera station with separate rinse for u/w cameras

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Nearly 1:1 crew to guest ratio

  • En-suite bathrooms in all cabins

  • Audio and video entertainment

  • Bar

  • Beach BBQ

  • Welcome Cocktails

Andre G from Switzerland said:

“Saw everything that I wanted (and was promised) to see!!! Mantas, (whale) sharks, turtles, zillions of colorful fishes/corals and sooo much more, all this in warm cristal clear water!

Our divemasters, Xanat and Pablo, were really cool and fun to dive with, with a perfect knowledge of the dive spots! Every dive was a WOW one!! – only that they always disappeared during water fights :-)) I need to add that the dive crew was just so nice and helpful. What fantastic way diving in these conditions!

The Ocean Divine was more then a fantastic way to cruise these islands! A big big thank to the cook (great cuisine!!) and the whole crew, always attentive to your needs with such a smile!! Another WOW for them too 🙂 Wishing all the best of luck and a great future to Gaelle, David and the very bubbly Dune *

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Alex

Alex

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