Blue Horizon III - Maldives LiveaboardInquiry
The 36m long Horizon3 fiber glass twin engine yacht is among one of the best boats in the Maldives.
The yacht accommodates 24 guests in 12 en-suite air-conditioned cabins made up of 1 Master cabin with bath tub, 2 deluxe cabins with bath tub and 9 standard cabins with en-suite bathrooms. The living area is complemented with the restaurant, fully provisioned with your favorite drinks, a spa and sun deck including a Jacuzzi to relax in the most amazing setting and an experienced ayurvedic therapist from Sri Lanka offers massages at any time of the day.
With breakfast lunch and dinner included you can dine on the front deck in the open air and enjoy the breath taking scenery or inside in the air-conditioned dining room where complimentary tea, coffee and water are always available any time of day. Special dietary requirements can be catered to with no problems, just let us know in advance.
The Horizon-3 is accompanied by a diving Dhoni which will make sure you reach your dive spot in comfort and speed with all the required equipment and is complete with Nitrox station and camera rinse tanks.
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Blue Horizon III - prices and what's included
Prices are per person per trip and in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.
The price includes:
Full Board 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with free tea & coffee throughout the day.
A mineral water bottle (free 1500ml) per person per day or mineral water dispenser available.
Local style fishing with line & baits.
All dives (incl. air/tank/weight, 7 days 16 dives and 14 days 37 dives)
All excursions, if time & weather permits (island & beach hopping, snorkeling, resort visit, Male’ city visit and HulhuMale’)
Transfers (Pick-up and Drop off from the Airport)
The price does not include:
Alcohol and soft drinks
International or domestic flights
Diving or travel insurance
Crew tips – recommended US$100 per person per trip for the whole crew
Single supplement - If you wish to have the whole cabin to yourself, the single supplement is +50% from the normal price.
Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions for less than 10 people:
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
90 days before departure - non-refundable
Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per week
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $ 190
Regulator with octopus $75
BCD $ 75
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $
Fins, mask snorkel $20
Torch $ 75
Nitrox $ 112
Padi Enriched Air Diver course $ 120
Open water course $ 901
Advanced open water course $ 280
Prices are in United States Dollars and inclusive of GST of 12% and are subject to a Service Charge of 10%. Prices may change without further notice.
Blue Horizon III - cabins
The yacht accommodates 24 guests in 12 en-suite air-conditioned cabins made up of 1 Master cabin with bath tub, 2 deluxe cabins with bath tub and 9 standard cabins with en-suite bathrooms.
1 Master Deluxe CabinMaximum occupancy is 2 person. Air-conditioned and occupied with a private toilet massage showers & a bath tub.
2 Deluxe CabinsMaximum occupancy is 2 person. Air-conditioned and occupied with a private toilet massage showers & a bath tub.
9 Standard CabinsMaximum occupancy is 2 person. Air-conditioned and occupied with a private toilet & a bath tub.
Blue Horizon III - itineraries
Male’-Vaavu-Ari-Male’ (7 nights)
The “Classic Atolls” because they include a beautiful mix of everything: Sharks, Rays, Napoleons, Mantas, Corals, sometimes Mantas at Night, Whale shark, an exciting wreck dive…you will love it because it offers a beautiful mix of Maldivian highlights.
Detailed day to day itinerary of the trip:
Day 1: Guests will be picked up from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and will start sailing from Male’,depending on arrival check dive will be done.
Day 2:we make three dives,1st dive Lankan manta, after dive cross to Ari atoll,2nd Dive bathalakanthila,3rd Dive fesdu thila,after dive check for manta at night.
Day 3: we make three dives,1st dive Maalhos thila,2nd dive moofushi manta,3rd Dive raidhiga thila,if weather good check to make bbq.
Day 4: we make three dives,1st dive Rangali madivaru,after dive after breakfast search for whale shark,2nd dive Maamingli beyru,after dive after lunch search for whale shark again,2nd dive dhidhoo beyru.
Day 5:we do three dives,morning dive kudarah thila,after dive boat cross to vaavu atoll,2nd Dive dhigaluvashee kandu,3rd dive Night dive with nurse sharks Alimatha house reef.
Day 6:we make three dives,1st dive miyaru kandu,after dive boat cross to south male atoll,2nd dive kandooma thila,3rd dive kuda giri wreck.
Day 7: depending on guest departure we make one dive and Coming back to Male’ at the end of the trip and if guest like to go male site seeing will be organized.
Day 8: Guests will be dropped off to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport after breakfast around 7am.
Local Island Visits
Uninhabited island BBQ
DVD Player and LCD TV
Indoor board games
Meet & Greet Service
Your Surf Guide or the Dive Instructor will be at your service upon arrival to the Maldives to get you on board.
You will be picked up from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport upon your arrival and dropped off to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on your day of departure to catch your international flight.
Check-InDirect to the boat upon arrival from the airport
Check-OutThe time of check-out on the last day is 8am
Blue Horizon III - specs
Speed & Engine Mechanism
Engine: 2 engines x 360hp DOOSAN Daewoo (Dual Screw)
Speed: 10 to 14 knots
Generators: 220V, 50Hz (British Sockets) 77Kw DOOSAN and 85Kw DOOSAN
Water Maker: 2 x 6 tons per day Aqua Reef
Diesel: 8 tons
Number of Decks: 4
Tender-1: 18 meter Dhoni with 3 crew for transfers, diving or surfing or excursions etc.
Tender-2: 06 meter Boston Whaler with outboard engine for surfing or excursions.
Internet (chargeable as per the number of stay & guests)
Blue Horizon III - diving
The Maldives offer the best that diving and snorkelling has to offer, Manta rays are guaranteed on pretty much every trip and there are a myriad of sites where you can see these beautiful creatures of the sea.
All of our liveaboards will do the best to give you the best experience possible dependant on the current conditions on the date of your trip and our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itinerary.
One of the highlights of any Maldives safari is the possibility to see one of the gentle giants of the ocean. Whale sharks are unusually common in the Maldives and are seen nearly year round in some areas and all our liveaboards will do their utmost to give you this chance encounter of a lifetime.
Diving from a liveaboard in the Maldives is without doubt one of the cheapest and easier ways to experience the best that the Maldives has to offer and these are, in our opinion, the best liveaboards in the area in terms of value for money, comfort and quality of service.
Maldives dive sites
Type of dive: Reef dive
Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life.
The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.
Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive
Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter.
The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.
Bathala Maaga Kanthila
Type of dive: Drift dive
Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu and is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.
Maalhos Thila (Blue Curves)
Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive
Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.
Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive
Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.
South Male Atoll - some of the more popular dive sites
Guraidhoo Kandu South
Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive
Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean.
At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.
Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive
Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life.
The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.
Embudu Kandu (Express)
Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.
Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here.
The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.