Amba Maldives

The specialist in the far north of the Maldives.
Exclusive courses to dive far from the crowds!

Exclusive itineraries in the North

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

On boardAmba 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
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Amba Maldives

Amba Maldives - Maldives Diving Cruise on board theAmba

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

TheAmba Maldives is a modern boat of 33 m long and 10 m wide completely renovated in 2016.
The boat consists of 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 two Ocean View Suites (upper deck) with a private terrace and stunning ocean views.
All cabins are equipped with independent air conditioning and private bathroom (hot water). Room service.
Crew: Captain, assistant captain, 2 cooks, 2 seamen in charge of the rooms, waiter, barman, mechanic, 2 dive guides. The crew speaks English and German.
Cruising speed: 12 knots.
Fresh water made by 2 watermakers.
Electricity in 220 V 24h/24 with 3 generators 60 kW soundproofed. French standard electric plug (Type E / F).
Equipment : TV/DVD, audio CD, fishing equipment. Navigation and communication : CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, marine VHF.
Dedicated camera area with table and recharging station.
TheAmba 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, theAmba Maldives is equipped with a stabilization system integrated in the hull to reduce the movements of the boat.
Amba Maldives - Maldives Diving Cruise on board theAmba

Itineraries

Diving cruise Amba Maldives

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

Traveller reviews

Diving cruise Amba Maldives

Incredible experience in the Maldives

Oh, that's just great! TheAmba is currently the only active dive boat in the northern Maldives, so the dive sites were not crowded with boats and divers.

Sleep on the upper deck under the stars. It was wonderful. The cabins are very nice too, and the meals!

Best parts:Variety of dives and no one elseAmba on site
Pierre
06 January 2019

Best week of diving

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

We made 18 dives, all different with mantas, sharks and a very abundant fauna. We discovered the northern atolls with a lot of pleasure and we will come back there for the special from Hanimadhoo to Raa atoll.

A piece 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:various sites and no other boats
Worst parts:a week is a short time
Marina
03/2019

Very nice boat

The cabins are very spacious and even the bathroom was much larger than most cruise ships. The crew is fantastic and do their best to make the guests happy, the main saloon is large and comfortable. You will be able to relax in several outdoor areas.

The diving in the Great North was incredible. Great visibility and such an abundance of 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. The mantas
Brigitte et Fred
02/2019

Lots of Manta

About 15 mantas on a station in Hanimadhoo. Those dives were fantastic. Enormous amount 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, you're all alone in the world: no divers on the horizon...
Worst parts:nada
Annie
February 2019

Everything's perfect.

Everything's perfect. Lovely team. It'Amba s a great boat. Great dives. Super happy.
Thank you very much for your seriousness and efficiency.
See you soon. And a Happy New Year to you.

Isabelle
January 2019

Best week of diving

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

We made 18 dives, all different with mantas, sharks and a very abundant fauna. We discovered the northern atolls with a lot of pleasure and we will come back there for the special from Hanimadhoo to Raa atoll.

A piece 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:various sites and no other boats
Worst parts:a week is a short time
Marina
03/2019

Lots of Manta

About 15 mantas on a station in Hanimadhoo. Those dives were fantastic. Enormous amount 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 is fantastic and do their best to make the guests happy, the main saloon is large and comfortable. You will be able to relax in several outdoor areas.

The diving in the Great North was incredible. Great visibility and such an abundance of 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. The 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, you're all alone in the world: no divers on the horizon...
Worst parts:nada
Annie
February 2019

Incredible experience in the Maldives

Oh, that's just great! TheAmba is currently the only active dive boat in the northern Maldives, so the dive sites were not crowded with boats and divers.

Sleep on the upper deck under the stars. It was wonderful. The cabins are very nice too, and the meals!

Best parts:Variety of dives and no one elseAmba on site
Pierre
06 January 2019

Everything's perfect.

Everything's perfect. Lovely team. It'Amba s a great boat. Great dives. Super happy.
Thank you very much for your seriousness and efficiency.
See you soon. And a Happy New Year to you.

Isabelle
January 2019