Amba Maldives

The specialist in the Far North of the Maldives.
Exclusive courses for diving away from the crowds!

Exclusive routes in the North

Dive into the wildest atolls with the pioneers of cruising in the far north of the archipelago.

On board theAmba you will discover the Maldives of 15 years ago, that is to say with very few boats and no divers on the sites.
TheAmba Maldives is to date the only cruise ship that sails in the atolls of Haa Dhaalu and Haa Alifu.

Amba Maldives - Maldives diving cruise
Amba Maldives - Maldives diving cruise
Amba Maldives - Maldives diving cruise
rear deck Amba
Terrace Amba
Gurahali Maldives - Dive Cruise
Gurahali cabin
Gurahali cabin

Amba Maldives

Amba Maldives - Maldives Diving Cruise on board theAmba

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

TheAmba Maldives is a modern 33m long and 10m wide boat fully refurbished in 2016.
The boat has 7 Standard cabins on the lower deck (12 to 15 m², double bed or 2 twin beds), 2 Ocean View cabins on the upper deck and 2 Ocean View Suites (upper deck) with private terrace and stunning ocean view.
All cabins are equipped with independent air-conditioning and 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 produced by 2 water makers.
Electricity in 220 V 24h/24 with 3 generators 60 kW soundproofed. French standard electrical outlet (Type E / F).
Equipment: TV/DVD, audio CD, fishing equipment. Navigation and communication: CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, marine VHF.
Dedicated space for cameras with table and recharging station.
Amba Maldives is accompanied by a spacious dive boat with compressors and all diving equipment with 3 crew members.
Good news for those prone to seasickness,Amba Maldives is equipped with a stabilization system integrated into the hull to reduce the movement of the boat.
Amba Maldives - Maldives Diving Cruise on board theAmba

Routes

Diving cruise Amba Maldives

  • Far North
    4 atolls
  • Far North
    5 atolls
  • Far North
    5 atolls
  • North
    3 atolls
  • Central & South
    Ari & Felidhoo
  • Far North
    2 atolls

Traveller reviews

Diving cruise Amba Maldives

Incredible experience in the Maldives

Great! TheAmba is currently the only dive boat operating in the northern Maldives, so the dive sites were not crowded with boats and divers.

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

Best parts:Variety of dives and no one butAmba on the sites
Pierre
06 January 2019

Best week of diving

The crew was really professional and friendly. Especially in the kitchen with great meals compared to my other cruises in the Maldives.

We made 18 dives, all different with mantas, sharks and a lot of wildlife. We had a great time discovering the northern atolls and we will be back for the Hanimadhoo to Raa special.

An advice, the currents are sometimes quite strong (full moon), think of taking a reef hook, although it is also available on theAmba.

Best parts:various sites and no other boats
Worst parts:one week is short
Marina
03/2019

Very nice boat

The cabins are very spacious and even the bathroom was much larger than most cruise ships. The crew are fantastic and go out of their way to make the guests happy.The main lounge is large and comfortable. There are several outdoor areas to relax in.

The diving in the far north was incredible. Great visibility and so much marine life. And we 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 the sites. Mantas
Brigitte et Fred
02/2019

Many Manta

About fifteen mantas on a station at Hanimadhoo. These dives were fantastic. Lots of fish on all the reefs.

And no other boats!

Best parts:mantas and no other divers
Grégoire
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, we are alone in the world: no divers on the horizon...
Worst parts:nada
Annie
February 2019

Everything is perfect.

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

Isabelle
January 2019

Best week of diving

The crew was really professional and friendly. Especially in the kitchen with great meals compared to my other cruises in the Maldives.

We made 18 dives, all different with mantas, sharks and a lot of wildlife. We had a great time discovering the northern atolls and we will be back for the Hanimadhoo to Raa special.

An advice, the currents are sometimes quite strong (full moon), think of taking a reef hook, although it is also available on theAmba.

Best parts:various sites and no other boats
Worst parts:one week is short
Marina
03/2019

Many Manta

About fifteen mantas on a station at Hanimadhoo. These dives were fantastic. Lots of fish on all the reefs.

And no other boats!

Best parts:mantas and no other divers
Grégoire
February 2019

Very nice boat

The cabins are very spacious and even the bathroom was much larger than most cruise ships. The crew are fantastic and go out of their way to make the guests happy.The main lounge is large and comfortable. There are several outdoor areas to relax in.

The diving in the far north was incredible. Great visibility and so much marine life. And we 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 the sites. Mantas
Brigitte et Fred
02/2019

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, we are alone in the world: no divers on the horizon...
Worst parts:nada
Annie
February 2019

Incredible experience in the Maldives

Great! TheAmba is currently the only dive boat operating in the northern Maldives, so the dive sites were not crowded with boats and divers.

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

Best parts:Variety of dives and no one butAmba on the sites
Pierre
06 January 2019

Everything is perfect.

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

Isabelle
January 2019