Koimala Maldives

With a capacity of 10 passengers, the boat Koimalais ideal for a private cruise.

Dive in small group

2 French guides for a maximum of 10 divers

Our routes

Atolls of the Centre for cruises from 7 to 14 nights

Why to book with us?

Book online (cancellation free of charge 72 hours) or choose our "Time to Think" option

The KoimalaMaldives is a traditional wooden boat.

The boat accommodates 10 divers in 5 double cabins.

Discover the Maldives in a small group for an intimate cruise.

The huge advantage of taking a cruise on a boat that only takes ten divers is that by diving in a small group you will have a much better chance of observing marine life than if you were on a boat with 20 divers.


Dives on board the KoimalaMaldives are supervised by two professional French instructors among the team of 4 instructors who have a minimum of 7 diving cruising seasons in the Maldives.
Rebecca (8th season), Sébastien (11th season), Charlotte (7th season) and Jean-Charles (9th season).

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.

Levels 1, CMAS * or Open Water with a minimum of 40 dives are welcome on board the KoimalaMaldives. They will dive with a dedicated instructor so as not to penalize the rest of the group. We advise Open Water to do the Advanced PADI training during the cruise.

Number of dives: 3 dives per day except for the days of arrival, departure and long crossings. 1 night dive per week. 15 dives during a cruise of 7 nights . 18 h minimum surface interval before the aircraft.

PADI Diving Course: Nitrox and Advanced Open Water Training

The KoimalaMaldives is accompanied by a fully equipped diving boat with 2 compressors, GPS, telephone, medical oxygen, storage for individual equipment, toilets and fresh water.

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

Nitrox and equipment rental extra.

Oxygen therapy equipment: 1 50-litre bottle with regulator on request, 1 bottle with BAVU.

2 annexes: dinghy and diving boat. First aid kit.
Communication: VHF, GSM phone, radio-CB.

Koimala Maldives - Diving cruise in the Maldives

Sanitary evacuation

Evacuation by fast boat or seaplane to Male or to hyperbaric centres. Minimum evacuation time: Between 1 hour and 10 hours depending on the location. Difficult evacuation after sunset (6pm). Hyperbaric centres: Bandos (North Male) and Kuramathi (North Ari).

Diving Insurance

Personal insurance for scuba diving is mandatory.

If you do not have insurance, we recommend you to subscribe to the diving insurance DAN specially studied for the Maldives at the price of €17 for 7 days and €25 for 14 days.

DAN Maldives Diving Insurance

DAN Short Term Insurance Policy

Koimala Maldives - Diving cruise in the Maldives
Koimala Maldives - Diving cruise in the Maldives


The Koimalais a wooden boat 22 m long and 7 m wide built in 1994 and completely renovated in 2015.

All cabins are air conditioned and well equipped with a fan, storage, shelves, a 220 V socket with adaptor and a private bathroom. 2 cabins with a double bed and a single bunk bed. 3 cabins with 2 single bunk beds.

Outdoor dining room sheltered at the back of the boat. Bar with alcohol, wine, beer and soft drinks. Interior living room with library, stereo, TV, DVD.

At the front, the deck with a shaded lounge area. Sundeck on the upper deck (fitted roof) with mattresses.

Cruising speed: 12 knots.

Fresh water made by a watermaker (unlimited fresh water).

220 V electricity 24 hours a day. Electrical socket equipped with an adapter to the French standard.

Air conditioning and fan.

Equipment: TV/DVD, audio CD, telephone, fishing equipment.

Navigation and communication: CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, marine VHF.

Koimala Maldives - Diving cruise in the Maldives


All meals are provided on board the KoimalaMaldives and prepared with care by the 2 cooks.

Continental breakfast (coffee/tea/chocolate, fruit juice, toast, butter, jam, honey, fresh fruit, cheese with omelettes, pancakes or a local speciality depending on the day).

On the menu, often fresh fish from the day's fishing, accompanied by rice, pasta, fresh vegetables and local fruits. A snack is served every day at tea time.

A water fountain is available in the lounge (hot and cold water), tea, self-service coffee.

Meals are served in the outdoor dining room at the back of the boat.

Diving cruise in the Maldives aboard the Koimala

Diving cruise in the Maldives aboard the Koimala



Diving cruise in the Maldives aboard the Koimala

Magnificent cruise

I took a cruise five years ago, but this one was beautiful. The dives are very diversified, the guides Charlotte and Jean Charles are very nice, as well as all the crew of the boatKoimala, and an outstanding cook.

Best parts:The dives were diversified and above all magnificent.
Worst parts:Only 15 dives
January 12, 2020

A perfect cruise

A perfect cruise, great dives in beautiful surroundings. A friendly and smiling crew. A very nice and always professional diving staff. The intimate side (10 divers) is very appreciable.

Best parts:Great dives, a cook full of resources and ideas, a small group (only 10 divers)
Worst parts:It's a bit of a small cabin, but for the time we spend in it...
January 5 to 12

Everything has been wonderful!

Everything has been wonderful! From the plate to the seabed, a delight for all the senses! So thank you to the crew, of a very delicate and kind kindness and thank you to our diving instructors (Charlotte and Jc) that we followed with our eyes closed... for my part, 2nd trip, same dates, same boat (theKoimala) we do not stop being surprised!!!!

Best parts:Everything!!!!! It's hard to do better than that.
Worst parts:Hello, whale shark? Visibly on non-stop messaging
March 2019

Cruise to the top!!!

Cruise to the top!!! Nothing to say, no negative points really!

Best parts:the diving instructors (JC and Charlotte), the crew, the boat (Koimala), the kitchen
Worst parts:the noise of the generator almost non-stop (mainly annoying on the first night)
March 2019

It was really perfect, our instructor,

It was beautiful. We saw everything: sharks (a lot!), mantas on the stations at 15m (for 60 minutes), schools of jacks, tuna and lots of soft corals in foteyo and in the south (I love it!). I came alone and the atmosphere on board was very friendly on theKoimala. Thanks to the 2 guides for the choice of dives and for the animations. The crew is very careful and very friendly. Really perfect. The boat is fine and thank you very much to the cooks and the bartender for the marguaritas. I'll be back as soon as I can......

February 2019

Perfectly organized cruise stay

A perfectly organised cruise-stay and recommended for divers who want to discover the beauty of Maldives' underwater life.

Best parts:The typical Maldivian boat for a maximum of 10 divers. The delicious cuisine. The instructors guides very attentive to our needs and the right choice of dives. The friendliness and kindness of the crew

What can I say about this trip?

What can I say about this 9-day trip to the Maldives on theKoimala, awesome, top-notch!
Reception at the airport, transfer to the boat RAS
Brief of arrival clear, luggage left in the cabin.
Lunch and first dive on the day of arrival, cool!
Then all the other perfect dives, the briefs and the organization of the dives with the guides, always as efficient and professional.
The crew always polite and discreet.
For the underwater fauna, magic: Mantas, rays, sharks, turtles, whale sharks..... happiness.
If you are on a southern Maldives cruise, think of me!

November 2018
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