Amba Maldives

The specialist in the Far North of the Maldives.
Exclusive routes to dive away from the crowds!

Exclusive routes in the North

Dive into the wildest atolls with the pioneers of cruises in the far north of the archipelago.
On board theAmba you will discover the Maldives 15 years ago, i. e. with very few boats and no divers on site.
L’Amba Maldives is to date the only cruise ship that sails in the atolls of Haa Dhaalu and Haa Alifu.
Amba Maldives
Amba Maldives
Amba Maldives
Amba Maldives
Dhoni of diving

Nicole and her team have been organizing cruises in the North for many years. Follow them to discover the most beautiful sites....

Dives on board theAmba Maldives are supervised by professional instructors who speak English and German.

Recommended level: CMAS **, Level 2 FFESSM, Advanced PADI / NAUI / SSI or equivalent with more than 30 dives. An experience in drift dives is strongly recommended.

The instructors organize 3 dives per day. In one week you will do up to 18 dives, one of which will be at night.

Nitrox and equipment rental.
Type of bottle and fittings: 12 litres in aluminium, 15 litres, DIN/tip fittings (no double fittings).

Diving in the Maldives


Diving in the Maldives

AmbaMaldives is accompanied by a spacious diving boat fully equipped for diving with 3 Bauer compressors, a Nitrox membrane system, GPS, telephone, medical oxygen, storage for individual equipment, toilets, rinse tanks and fresh water.

Specifications ofAmba Maldives

Amba Maldives

AmbaMaldives is a modern boat 33 m long and 10 m wide, completely renovated in 2016.
The boat has 7 Standard cabins on the lower deck (12 to 15 m², double or twin beds), 2 Ocean View cabins on the upper deck and two Ocean View Suites (upper deck) with a private terrace and a breathtaking view of the ocean.

All cabins are equipped with independent air conditioning and a private bathroom (hot water). Room service.

Crew: Captain, assistant captain, 2 cooks, 2 room attendants, waiter, bartender, mechanic, 2 dive guides. The crew speaks English and German.

Cruising speed: 12 knots.
Fresh water manufactured by 2 watermakers.
220 V electricity 24 hours a day with 3 generators 60 kW soundproofed. Electrical socket according to French standard (Type E / F)

Equipment: TV/DVD, audio CD, fishing equipment. Navigation and communication: CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, marine VHF.
Space dedicated to cameras with table and charging station.

AmbaMaldives is accompanied by a spacious diving boat on which are located the compressors and all the diving equipment with 3 crew members.

Good news for people who are prone to seasickness, theAmba Maldives is equipped with a stabilization system integrated into the hull to reduce the boat's movements.


Diving cruise in the Maldives aboard Amba


Diving cruise in the Maldives aboard Amba

Traveller reviews

Diving cruise in the Maldives aboard Amba

Incredible experience in the Maldives

Awesome! TheAmba is currently the only diving boat in operation in the northern Maldives, so the diving sites were not crowded with boats and divers.

Sleep on the upper deck under the stars. It was wonderful. The cabins are very good too, as well as the meals!

Best parts:Varieties of dives and no one else butAmba the dive site
06 January 2019

Best week of diving

The crew was really very professional and friendly. Especially in cooking with delicious meals compared to my other cruises in the Maldives.

We made 18 dives, all different with mantas, sharks and a very abundant fauna. We discovered the northern atolls with great pleasure and will come back for the Hanimadhoo special stage at Raa atoll.

A word of advice, the currents are sometimes quite strong (full moon), remember to bring a reef hook, although it is also available on theAmba.

Best parts:the various sites and no other boats
Worst parts:a week is short

Very beautiful boat

The cabins are very spacious and even the bathroom was much larger than most cruise ships. The crew is fantastic and does everything possible to ensure the happiness of the customers, and the main lounge is spacious and comfortable. You can relax in several outdoor areas.

The diving in the Far North was incredible. Beautiful visibility and such abundant marine life. And we have never had to share the sites with another cruise ship.

We highly recommend this trip! Thanks to Sous l'Océan

Best parts:No other divers on site. The mantas
Brigitte et Fred

A lot of Manta

About fifteen mantas on a station in Hanimadhoo. These dives were fantastic. A lot of fish on all reefs.

And no other boats!

Best parts:mantas and no other divers
February 2019

Great cruise with the !Amba

An absolutely awesome 10-day diving cruise! Everything went smoothly and simply, from welcoming Nicole to the airport. The diving program has been organized so that each time they are surprising and dazzling (grey sharks, white tips, manta rays, eagle rays, nurse sharks) and even 2 whale sharks, one in daytime diving and the 2nd at night around theAmba. The instructors are both very professional, constantly attentive and caring, and create a friendly atmosphere on the boat.
The Maldivian crew is adorable, and the meals, prepared on board with great care by the cook, are to fall to the ground! Maldivian specialities often made with tuna or chicken, vegetables, rice or pasta, fruit, cakes... Enough to satisfy the hunger created by the 3 daily dives. One thing is certain, it is impossible to lose a gram during these 10 days!) But we enjoy it in every way.
Jérôme Whoever took care of the reservation is a very efficient and available correspondent.

Best parts:in the north, you are alone in the world: no divers on the horizon...
Worst parts:nada
February 2019

Everything is perfect.

Everything is perfect. Lovely team. TheAmba is a great boat. Extra dives. Super happy.
Thank you very much for your seriousness and efficiency.
See you soon. And Happy New Year to you.

January 2019
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