Azalea Liveaboard, Maldives
AZALEA;A VOYAGE INTO PARADISE.
Azalea is a hyper-modern steel yacht that meets high-end standards in safety and comfort. This 38-meter luxury vessel has 3 main decks and an additional sun deck. The Azalea cruise experience offers unforgettable adventurous liveaboard holidays in the warm turquoise waters of the Maldives. Our 8-day cruises will exceed all your expectations.
Azalea Liveaboard SCHEDULE
included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from the airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Towels Provided
Excluded: Green Tax – $6 per person, per night, International Telephone calls, Soft Drinks, Beer Cocktails and Liquor, Laundry and Pressing Services, Wine Cellar &Drinks – collection of fine wines from around the world and freshly prepared drinks, Water Sports – Motorized – Water Ski, Fun Tubing, Snorkeling Equipment Rental, Nitrox Diving USD100 / person / week (only for certified Nitrox divers), Sports Fishing – Game Fishing, Casting (conducted from the Dive Tender). Please note: The single occupancy for the Ocean View Master Suite is 100%
We welcome 16 guests in 9 first class cabins onboard. All have AC, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, quality bedding, storage space and every imaginable in-room amenities. On the main deck, there is a choice of 3 staterooms: 2 Junior cabins with queen size beds and large windows. The other option is our signature Master cabin with a king size bed, panoramic windows and bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. Below deck are 6 superior cabins with a twin layout. Being located below sea level, the windows offer amazing submarine views of the ocean.
The upper deck is the place for relaxation, amusement and fine dining. The stylish lounge area with design furniture features a bar, television, computers and a library. The adjacent indoor bistro invites you with delicious scents. Multiple outdoor lounge areas include a partly shaded sun deck and a jacuzzi.
During our cruises, we aim to delight your taste buds with the finest international cuisine prepared by a professional culinary staff. Enjoy delectable dishes from the West to the East accompanied by a great choice of wines sourced from near and far. Breakfast and lunch are sumptuous buffets, dinner is à la carte to be enjoyed in casa or al fresco.
The Maldives is widely regarded as one of the world’s top diving destinations. The existing rich marine ecosystem offers eye-candy to divers and snorkelers. We have a special program if you never tried scuba before. Starting in shallow waters, you will be able to dive 12 meters in just a few hours of practice. For the advanced divers, we organize speciality dive courses for deep diving, wreck diving and nitrox. The Indian ocean provides divers with the best drift diving opportunities in the world. Fully equipped dive- and snorkel gear is available on board. Any special equipment can be arranged on request. Next, to all dive pleasures, Azalea offers her guests a range of watersports options like fishing, fun tubing, water skiing and jet skiing. A speedboat will take you to one of the atolls or islets in case your feet want to feel some solid ground.
For information about the destinations:
These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.
Best of Maldives
Return Port: Male
Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 17 dives in total)
Experience level: Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.
South Ari Atoll has many excellent thilas, both within the atoll and in the channels. There are also four wreck dives. One of the feature areas is the Dhigurashu Kandu, where the thilas spring up from the outer rim of the atoll-like 10 pins in a bowling alley. There are around 12 thilas in the 4.5 km wide channel of which only a handful are frequently dived. Some are quite deep and hard to find and the frequent swift currents and choppy seas can make diving conditions hazardous. Only experienced divers with knowledgeable boatmen should attempt the diving here at these times.
The southern outside reef in the vicinity of Ariyadu Kandu, has become famous for the regular all-year round appearance of whale sharks. Mantas and sharks are also prevalent at many locations, with Madivaru being the most documented site for mantas.
- Year built:2015
- Beam:8 meters
- Top speed:13 Knots
- Cruising speed:10 Knots
- Engines:2 X caterpiller
- Max guests:16
- Number of cabins:09
- Number of bathrooms:09
- Water capacity:10000ltr
- Fuel capacity:45000ltr
- Freshwater maker:72000ltr
- Depth Sounder
- Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
- E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
- Emergency Rafts
- Life Vests
- Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
- First Aid Kits
- Satellite & mobile phones
- Bilge pump alarm
- Search light
- Engine room CCTV
- Crew trained in first aid
- Emergency flares