The MV Theia Maldives is a 32-meter steel ship that has recently been modernized with a brand new look. The general focus was on improved spaciousness, luxury, and comfort.

It is perfectly laid out with beautiful private quarters and inviting social spaces indoors and on deck. Scheduled cruises for 18 guests visit all the best diving spots in the Maldives from north to south. Charters are possible.


This liveaboard has a choice of 8 elegant staterooms of different sizes and deck locations. All are shareable and have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and safety deposit boxes.

The Seaview suits (28 sqm) on the upper deck have large windows and amenable double or single bed setups. Our Master suite (30 sqm) with a panoramic view and a double bed is on the main deck.

The lower deck houses five lodgings with portholes; 4 Superior rooms with a double bed and a day bed, and 1 Deluxe cabin with a double bed and two-bed bunks.

Standard Room

Standard Room

Room size: 18 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single or Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Superior Room

Superior Room

Room size: 30 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Sea View Suite

Sea View Suite

Room size: 28 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1


The lounge on MV Theia Maldives offers all the amenities you would expect on a luxurious liveaboard nowadays. Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the ship. Outdoor recreational spaces include a sky bar on the sun deck and a covered outside dining area at the main deck’s rear. A crew of 12 speaks English and French and takes care of all your needs assuring a happy, untroubled holiday.


A chef and sous-chef prepare delicious fresh food every day. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style with an abundance of dishes. The diner is à la carte with gourmet varieties of international and local origin.

Picnics on the beach will add to the adventurous charm of our cruises. Dietary restrictions can be catered for if our crew is notified in advance.


Theia Maldives is so spacious and quiet because all diving operations take place from the specialized dive dhoni. It stores the air-compressor as well as all equipment.

There’s a team of 3 diving guides to assure you have a personal-oriented experience. 2 or 3 dive opportunities are proposed each day, plus a night dive during the week.

Some dives sites around the coral reefs are tranquil at shallow depth; others are more sporting in relatively deep and lively waters.

In all instances, the dhoni will remain close by to pick you up when you surface.

Rental gear, nitrox, and diving courses are available.


Year built: 2006

Year Renovated: 2010

Length: 32

Beam: 9.4m

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Engines: Doosan Daewoo 480 hp

Max guests: 20

Number of cabins: 10

Number of bathrooms: 8

Water capacity: 6000L per day





 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers


 First Aid Kits

 Satellite &mobile phones


 Engine room CCTV

Rated 4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)

MV Theia offers personal service and attention to detail. Join this liveaboard on a dive safari to the crystal clear water of the Maldives.

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01 Jan 2022
Central Route
Arrival: 01 Jan 2022
Departure: 08 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Route

With a well-known reputation, the Southern Maldives itinerary brims with pelagic fishes nobody ever gets tired of.

This physically demanding safari with lots of technical dives in channels is an open door to legendary encounters in splendid landscapes. 

The itinerary description of the liveaboard safari is only informative as these itineraries shall be adapted to weather conditions, currents and the divers’ wishes and levels.

Day 1: Hulhumalé

Dune’s staff will pick up at Malé International Airport and bring you to the boat for boarding. Refreshments are offered while getting the information you need from our Cruise Director. Dinner will be served in the evening and you spend your first night at Hulhumalé marina.

Day 2: North Malé Atoll > Vaavu Atoll

The trip will start with discovering the dazzling long reefs or manta point (during season May to Nov only) in North Malé Atoll. Corals are abundant here, giving a home to plenty of reef fish and macro species. After the day, we will cruise to Vaavu Atoll for the action-packed night dive you cannot miss. There is no other experience alike as to join the nurse sharks, stingrays, and jacks in their feeding frenzy.

Day 3: Vaavu Atoll > South Ari Atoll

Small caves, large overhangs, drop-off walls, and sloping reefs covered with corals can be found in Vaavu Atoll. Titan triggerfish are common. Larger marine life such as grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tunas, and barracudas are also found here. Moving west to the South Ari Atoll, you will encounter beautiful pinnacles and bigger marine life. Dive into the aquarium of mother nature, meeting the stars of the trip.

Day 4: South Ari Atoll

In the marine protected areas, our first star, the mighty whale sharks regularly show their appearances. Our crew will search for their presence and allow you a chance to snorkel or even scuba with them. Lucky or not, there are also many thilas and some wrecks in South Ari Atoll. Grey reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, moray eels, and scorpionfish can be found here. Exploring to the most, diving in and also set foot on the paradise. Our crew will lead a visit to the nearby local island just before dinner.

Day 5: South Ari Atoll > North Ari Atoll

Cruising never stops, moving up to the North Ari Atoll while taking the last chance to get up close easily with whale sharks. In the north, channels are wider and water is deeper, we will meet some more of the stars here. The current attracts many grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and even other large pelagic fish. When night falls, you will be invited to go ashore again and indulge yourself in the barbecue dinner on nearby desert island prepared by our crew.

Day 6: North Ari Atoll

Multiple manta cleaning stations, extraordinary thilas and wreck with rich marine life are what you will dive in here. Apart from the above mentioned, you will also find eagle rays, hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasse, school of blue-stripe snapper, batfish, and fusiliers here. The day will end with a manta night dive. Spectating the enormous manta rays feeding right in front your torch.

Day 7: North Ari Atoll > North Malé Atoll

Dive in once more in North Ari Atoll with the pelagic life and the cruise will head back to North Malé Atoll. Here you will find stunning long reefs, small caves, colourful corals with prolific marine and reef life. Take a closer look at the squirrelfish, bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, frogfish, and nudibranchs. In the afternoon you will come back to Hulhumale marina to spend your last night on board.

Day 8: Hulhumalé

The trip is arriving at the end. Our crew will arrange transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule once you have had your breakfast on board. We are also glad to help you plan for the day if you have a late flight. Various options are available ranging from snorkeling excursions and booking for accommodations.

Time to come back home with fantastic memories!

The sites and atolls visited are defined according to your preferences, while also taking into account the weather conditions and tides.

16 Apr 2022
Great South Route, 10 Atolls 14 Nights (Male - Male)
Arrival: 16 Apr 2022
Departure: 30 Apr 2022
Days/nights: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Great South Route, 10 Atolls 14 Nights (Male - Male)

Itinerary Extras: FUEL SURCHARGE: Deep South Foamulah or/and Addu Atoll: 200$/pers/trip

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 : Welcome and boarding around 3 pm, briefing

DAY 2 : Malé North Atoll

DAY 3 : Malé South Atoll

DAY 4 : Felidoo Atoll

DAY 5 : Meemu Atoll

DAY 6 : Thaa Atoll

DAY 7 : Laamu Atoll

DAY 8 : Gaafu Atoll

DAY 9 : Laamu Atoll

DAY 10 : Thaa Atoll

DAY 11 : Nilandhe Atoll

DAYS 12 & 13 : Ari Atoll

DAY 14 : Malé South Atoll

DAY 15 : Goodbyes and Landing after breakfast

Please note itineraries are example and will change depending on weather conditions and logistics.

Marine Life: Pelagics and Maldivian reef life

Nitrox is a service offered by Dune and can’t be subject to refund in case the compressor was malfunctioning (on Theia boat only).

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided, Kayaks

Excluded: Diving gear;Tips for the crew (recommendation : 10$ / person / Day, cash only);Soft drink and alcohol (prices on board, cash only);Other activities and charged services (prices on board);Day use (the Cruise service ends the last day at 08:00 am);14L tank : 6$ / day;Extra dive : 30$ / person / dive


Best Liveaboard I have been on

Rated 4 out of 5
2 October 2019

I have been on lots of liveaboards, and this is the best so fair for value & comfort. The food was good with a mix of sea & land (which was great for my daughter). The mix of staff from around the world good fun. I Loved it.

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Unlucky with weather but still a good trip

Rated 4 out of 5
28 September 2019

Big boat, lots of room. Good dive guides and good marine life despite bad weather. Great crew, very professional. Good food but could have been more offered between meals. Did not like the cost of water, juice, coffee-would have preferred they charge me 30 bucks more, and it all be free.

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