Best Value Budget Maldives Liveaboard: Princess Sara

Despite the fact that Princess Sara is as cheap as Maldives liveaboards get; she offers awesome value for money with many extra activities, spacious cabins and a jacuzzi!

With 3 dives a day, guests can enjoy awesome diving safaris around either the famous Central or off-the-beaten-track South regions of the Maldives. 

This is a very popular liveaboard with those looking to save money whilst still discovering the very best Maldives dive sites and there is always a friendly atmosphere onboard. 

Great for: Affordable, Value for Money, Jacuzzi, Extra Activities: Wakeboarding, Kayaking & Beach BBQ for FREE plus wakeboarding and massages for extra. 

Trip Lengths: 7 Nights

Max Guests: 24

Price: $ (Cheap)

The 40 meter long Princess Sara caters to a maximum of 24 guests in 10 cabins. Cabins have double and triple options and all feature an ensuite bathroom, private TV (usually only seen in more expensive liveaboard cabins), minibar, aircon and storage space. 

Cabins range from Standard to Master Suite with ocean-views, furniture and bathtub. The deluxe cabins and junior suites also have a bathtub; which is usually only seen on luxury liveaboards!

Princess Sara is a highly nice, welcoming and colourful liveaboard to be on. The crew are very friendly and experienced – there is nearly a 1:1 crew guest ratio  to ensure excellent customer service. Dive guides are very experienced and knowledgable of marine life whilst chefs are excel at cooking delicious Maldivian food!

Outside there is a sundeck and 2 partially shaded outdoor lounges plus jacuzzi – a perfect place from which to watch the sunset with a cocktail, whilst inside you will find the indoor saloon, bar and dining area.

Princess Sara operates 7 trips that explore either the famous Central Maldives; good for manta rays, sharks and reefs or the more off-the-beaten-track and challenging South Region which has even more species of sharks including threshers, tigers and hammerheads.

In between diving, there are many extra activities including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and a beach bbq FOR FREE plus massages, yoga and massages for an extra charge. This is actually quite a lot more extra activities than on offer by many more expensive liveaboards. There is also a beach sunset barbecue evening. 

Princess Sara is a fantastic liveboard with comfortable cabins, friendly staff and stellar diving itineraries. Despite being one of the cheapest liveboards to ever dive the Maldives, she offers awesome value for money thanks to the private TVs and bathtubs in the cabins as well as the many extra activities on offer. 

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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.