The popular Ocean Divine has offers 110 feet (33.5 meters) of luxury to 16 lucky divers in 8 cabins. Known for her excellent crew & top-notch service, she's a Maldives prize..
A word from Dom : "David & Gaelle built this luxury yacht with the desire to entertain guests as they would in their own private home .... and they succeeded admirably. They're returned to land for a period of time, leaving Ocean Divine in good hands. In my opinion, this is one of the ultimate liveaboard experiences in the Maldives. If your budget permits, she's worth adding to your bucket list.."..... Dominick Macan
ON BOARD OCEAN DIVINE
2 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN master cabins
2 front cabins ... double lower bed with single upper bunk
5 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN staterooms
queen size bed plus single bed, side-by-side ... port windows
All are en-suite, with plasma screen, DVD player, air-conditioning & ample storage.
up to 3 dives per day all from the dive dhoni
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C ... 3mm wetsuit recommended
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
fishing from the dhoni & an island visit
international & domestic airfare
15 liter tanks & scuba rental gear (by advance request)
spa, massage & video services
CLASSIC & GRACEFUL
Four decks of spacious luxury define this vessel. The large sun deck level, furnished with contemporary outdoor furniture and bean bags, is partially covered. More loungers are found on the main fore deck and the rear of the upper deck. Choose any of these areas to sink into between and after diving to enjoy iced drinks and delicious snacks. The interior main deck lounge & dining area present a decor of relaxed elegance and warmth and it feature all the hi-tech audio & video equipment you would expect on a vessel such as Ocean Divine. Alfresco dining is available on the back of the main deck when the weather is right ... and meals are plentiful and good. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order, lunch is usually a buffet, while your dinner will be served at your table and can be accompanied by wine. All guest cabins are on the lower deck.
The diving is done from a custom-built, 55 foot dive dhoni which features a very spacious dive deck, sun protection, & easy entry/exit. It has a cruising speed of 12 knots & carries all tanks, compressors, camera tables & other diving amenities, plus Nitrox.
Photographers' & videographers' facilities are excellent and include some video processing services.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Port of Registry/Flag: Maldives
Built: Kaffu Atoll, Maldives 2004/2005
Type: Motor yacht
Length: 110 feet (33.5-meters)
Beam: 30 feet
Draft: 7.7 feet
Number of Passengers:12
Accommodation: 6 Double Occupancy Staterooms
Number of Tenders: 2 (Dive boat 52 feet, 1 dhingy 18 feet)
Total Displacement: 200 tons
Cruising Speed:10 - 12 knots
Range: 1000 miles
Diving Instruction: Yes
Number of Crew:12
Propulsion: CUMMINS N 14 480 HP
Fuel capacity: 7000
Fresh Water Capacity: 8 000 l
Desalinator Production: 10 000 liters per day
Compressor: 3 x Mariner BAUER
Voltage: 2 x ONAN 35 KVA gensets, 220v, 50 cycle
Air-conditioning: in the cabins but not in all areas
Photographic Video Services: Yes (No E6 processing)
Furuno 36 mile radar
GPS x 2
Oxygen On Board:Yes
Ocean Divine itineraries include the Central Atolls from Male and extended trips to the Northern Atolls and to the Extreme South Atolls.
The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year
NORTH ATOLLS: 7/10 NIGHTS
Highlights include : soft corals & great schools of fish, a shark cleaning station, a manta cleaning station, diving and snorkeling with dolphins, amazing "Thilas" (underwater pinnacles)
ARI ATOLL: 7/10 NIGHTS
Highlights include : "Thilas" full of life, a manta cleaning station, whale sharks, soft corals, hammerhead sharks (Rasdhoo)
ARI/ FELIDU ATOLL: 7/10 NIGHTS
Highlights include : interesting wrecks, sharks, thilas, big pelagics in channel dives, caves with soft corals, manta cleaning station, great night dives, beautiful islands and sand banks
FELIDU/MEEMU ATOLL: 7/10 NIGHTS
Highlights include : mostly channel dives with big fish, long drift dives with soft corals, virgin islands, the 'real' Maldives
CENTRAL ATOLL LAAMU BACK TO MALE: 10 NIGHTS (arrival direct with domestic plane on site and back with the boat to Male)
Highlights include : wonderful channel dives, pelagics & oceanic sharks, hammerheads, night dive with sharks
SOUTHERN ATOLLS : 10/14 NIGHTS (one way up or back by domestic flight)
Highlights include : the best corals of the Maldives, whale sharks, channels & thilas, sharks sharks sharks, virgin islands every day
READ ABOUT MALDIVES DIVING
TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS
Most of the trips begin and end in Male and the closest airport is Male Intl (MLE). After clearing customs and immigration you will be met by a representative of Ocean Divine and transferred from the airport to the boat. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the boat in the port. For early arrivals, you may want to take the courtesy bus to the Hulule Hotel to relax. This will involve a small charge at the hotel which is not included in the cruise but you can shower, eat and use the pool.
At the end of your cruise, Ocean Divine will return to Male in the afternoon the day before disembarkation which will take place at 8am after breakfast. You will be transferred to Male airport and, again, you may want to spend a few hours at the hotel while waiting for your flight.
This schedule is altered for Deep South trips which include a domestic flight one way. Full info for these trips is available upon request.
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