Why you should choose Noraya:
A brand new boat from the famous Dune company that offers the highest level of comfort and style to explore the Maldives with Nitrox, Green Tax, GST and service charge included in the price.
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives

Noraya was built in the Maldives and is a new liveaboard boat added to the fleet of the well known Liveaboard company Dune that just set sail in the pristine water of Maldives.
This entirely new boat is a result of a great project that offers you service of the highest quality.

The liveaboard boat is 42 meters long and will sail all seasons throughout the Indian Ocean.
The boat has fourteen cabins over 3 decks, six with which have a sea view and with all of them having private bathrooms and air-conditioned also, ensuring you a comfortable journey through the hot climate of Maldives.

Breakfast, lunche and dinner will be set outdoors to allow you to keep your eyes on the amazing views you will never get tired of.
Wi-fi is also available onboard, with massage services ready to serve you on the sundeck of the boat.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the Maldives.
When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Noraya - schedule

Noraya - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and 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 trip price includes :
Transfers from the airport to the boat and to and from the marina.
Accommodation.
On-board guides (dive masters and instructors) accredited by government authorities.
12 liter aluminum cylinders + DIN/Int, and diving weights.
Three meals a day, tea, coffe and soft drinks.
Service and fuel surcharge
The selected sea route will take into consideration the passengers' wishes.
Soft drinks during meals (Coke and Sprite)
Maldivian GST (16%) and Green Tax of 6 USD per person per day.
Free Nitrox

The trip price does not include :
International flights to and from Malé.
Alcoholic drinks
Transfers by speed boat, airplane or seaplane depending on special routes or unscheduled arrivals and departures. (If a passenger wants to take a particular international flight, any extra cost related to the latter will be at the customer's expense).
Training, optional dives, equipment rentals and on-board services
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Group Bookings
5 divers pay and #6 comes for free (FOC-Free of charge)
8 divers pay and #9 & #10 are FOC
14 divers pay and #15, #16, #17 & #18 are FOC

Booking Payment and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
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 paid.
Payment can be made via Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard), Revolut pay, Wise, Bank transfer or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Noraya - cabins

The boat has fourteen cabins, six with which have a sea view and with all of them having private bathrooms.
All cabins can be either double or twin configuration.
They are all air-conditioned also, ensuring you a comfortable journey through the hot climate of Maldives.

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Lower Deck Cabins
Noraya can accomodate up to 26 passengers in 14 cabins :
There are 8 cabins on the lower deck that can be a double or twin cabin
Each cabin has air conditioning and en-suite private bathroom.

Main Deck Cabins
Noraya can accomodate up to 26 passengers in 14 cabins :
There are 2 double cabins on the main deck.
Each cabin has air conditioning and en-suite private bathroom.

Upper Deck Cabins
Noraya can accomodate up to 26 passengers in 14 cabins :
There are 6 seaview cabins on the Upper deck that can be a double or twin cabin.
2 of the seaview cabins on the Upper Deck have panoramic view at the front of the boat.
Each cabin has air conditioning and en-suite private bathroom.

Noraya - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Maldives Diving
When is the Best time to Go / Maldives Dive Seasons
About Maldives Diving and the Dive Sites
How to get to the Maldives
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers

Noraya - itineraries

Please choose your Itinerary

Central Route 7N
Central Route / South Route 10N
Deep South Route 10N
Great South Route 10N
North Route 7N

Arrival and departure questions and answers..
What is the ideal check in time ? - 3pm
What is the earliest check in time ? - They can arrange early check in with an extra fee of 48 USD per person and pick-up time for early check-in at 10 am at Male airport.
The rate includes half-day on board, lunch and private transfer.
What is the latest check in time ? - The free airport pick-up starts at 3 pm and the meeting point is at Male airport only, there are no hotel pick-up and normally the latest check-in is around 6 pm but it may be possible to arrive later, please check with us about this.
Where are you met on the day of boarding ? - The meeting point is at Male airport only, after the arrival area, the staff will be wearing a Dune Orange T-shirt with the Dune logo to make it easy for the guests to recognize them, they will usually be outside around Burger King.
Is there a check out dive on the boarding day or it is the following morning ? - Normally, they start the first dive the next morning after the check-in day.
What time does diving end on the day before check out (how many dives on the last day) ? - The last dive is normally the afternoon before the check-out day, but it depends on the conditions also if this is possible.
What time is check out on the last day ? - 8am but guests can book a “Late Checkout” at $48 per person.
If the boat is available upon departure on Saturday afternoon, you can be transferred later (until 14.00pm) from the boat to the airport.
The rate includes half-day on board, lunch and private transfer.

We recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover anything interrupting your travel plans as well as offer great dive insurance
We recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the Maldives.
When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs