Central Atolls & Baa

Requirements: PADI Open Water or equivalent - minimum of 30 logged dives



7 & 10 nights


Skill level

Open Water

Central Atolls & Baa


Pristine Corals
Thriving reefs
Manta Rays
Manta Rays
Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Drift diving
Drift Diving
Stunning Topography
Grouped Atolls

Our 7 and 10 nights Central Atolls and Baa itinerary takes you to some of the best dive sites around Baa Atoll as well as some of the central Maldives atolls. The areas and dive sites that are covered depend largely on the itinerary duration but will include Baa, Raa, and North Malé. Other areas that we also visit may include South Malé, North & South Ari, and Vaavu Atolls. Manta rays, eagle rays, grey and white-tip reef sharks and an abundance of colourful reef fish are just some of the encounters you can expect on these itineraries.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

*Goods & Services Tax applies to payments made on board for equipment rental, nitrox, courses, alcohol, soft drinks and merchandise.

**Charges to visit Hanifaru Bay are payable on board in USD cash only. Bank notes must be in perfect condition, and no older than 2006.

Maps & Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: The inclusion of some of the sites listed below is dependent on itinerary duration, season and other factors that may be beyond our control.

Baa Atoll

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Baa is known for its rich marine biodiversity. It features stunning coral reefs but is most famous for Hanifaru Bay where, at certain times of the year, manta rays congregate in large numbers.

Raa Atoll

Divers can encounter a diverse range of marine life around Raa, including reef sharks, eagle rays, and schools of pelagic fish. Current-driven channels offer exciting diving for those with experience in similar conditions.

North & South Malé Atolls

Located near the capital city of Male, sites feature vibrant coral formations, abundant marine life, and opportunities for drift diving.

North & South Ari Atolls

These atolls are known for their vibrant coral reefs, abundant marine life, and impressive drop-offs. You can expect to encounter a wide variety of marine species, including colourful reef fish, sharks, manta rays, and even the elusive whale shark.

Vaavu Atoll

Notorious for strong currents, which attract pelagic species and create thrilling drift dives, divers can expect plenty of encounters with reef sharks and, if you’re lucky, maybe even scalloped hammerheads and whale sharks.

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Your cruise director will schedule up to three dives per day. This means up to 16 dives over 7 nights or up to 25 dives during the 10 night cruise. The diving day is typically scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3*
  • Snack relaxation period
  • Dinner

*If we offer a sunset or night dive, the schedule will be slightly amended.

Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change at the time of sailing depending on local regulations and restrictions, guests’ experience, weather conditions and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather and sea conditions can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.



Rated excellent







Tech friendly


Blue Voyager welcomes 26 divers on board with spacious modern comfort, providing the best Maldivian diving experience.

At 37m, Blue Voyager is a steel-hulled vessel that boasts three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins. She features an indoor dining area, a bar and sky lounge, as well as a jacuzzi. A shaded outdoor lounge area can be found on the sun deck, plus viewing decks located at the front of both the upper and sun decks, an open air deck on the sun deck plus an ocean deck at the stern of the boat on the main deck, all providing comfortable seating and loungers.


Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Equipment rental, Nitrox and courses can be pre-booked and pre-paid when booking your liveaboard. Rebreather diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

7 nights
10 nights
Maldivian Green Tax (per person)*
42 USD
60 USD
Maldivian Goods & Services Tax

*All surcharges, including local taxes, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.

PLEASE NOTE: 16% Maldivian GST applies to all services and extras paid for on board. Credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge.

Cash payments on board can only be accepted in USD. All USD banknotes must be in good condition, without damage, creases, tears, pen marks, stains or discolouration. We can not accept old versions of USD banknotes: $100 banknotes should have a blue security strip (issued after 2013); $20 and $50 banknotes should not be dated older than 2006.

7 nights:
10 nights:
Full equipment set*
245 USD
350 USD
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
70 USD
100 USD
70 USD
100 USD
70 USD
100 USD
Fins (open-heel)
21 USD
30 USD
14 USD
20 USD
Mask & snorkel
14 USD
20 USD
Dive computer**
70 USD
100 USD
U/W torch
63 USD
90 USD
Reef Hook
13 USD
Extra 10L or 12L cylinder
28 USD
40 USD
15 Litre cylinder
77 USD
110 USD
3L pony cylinder
70 USD
100 USD

*Full equipment set includes wetsuit, BCD, regulators, mask, fins, boots and snorkel only. SMB, Weight belts and weights are provided free of charge.
** All divers are required to dive with a computer. ** All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.

PLEASE NOTE: All extras paid for on board are subject to 16% Maldivian GST

Nitrox (single cylinder) 7 nights
105 USD
Nitrox (single cylinder) 10 nights
150 USD
CCR cylinder set (7nights)
175 USD
CCR cylinder set (10 nights)
250 USD
Rebreathers – O2 fills (per litre)
0.12 USD
Sofnolime (20 kg tub)
400 USD

On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up-to-date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.

PLEASE NOTE: All extras paid for on board are subject to 16% Maldivian GST

Beer (per serving)
from 4.50 USD
Spirits (per shot)
from 3.50 USD
Wine (per glass)
from 7.50 USD
Wine (per bottle)
from 30 USD
Sparkling wine (per bottle)
from 45 USD
from 9 USD
Mocktails (per serving)
from 7 USD
Sodas (Cola, Sprite, Fanta)
from 3 USD per can
Internet Data Packages
1 GB
10 USD
2 GB
15 USD
5 GB
20 USD

Alcohol prices may be subject to change without notice. While we endeavour to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, please be aware that availability and prices are dependent on specially licensed local suppliers and may be different on your cruise.

PLEASE NOTE: All extras paid for on board are subject to 16% Maldivian GST.

Diving Courses
SSI Enriched Air Nitrox
183 USD
SSI Advanced Adventurer Diver**
340 USD
SSI Deep Diving
225 USD
Other SSI Courses
Please enquire*

PLEASE NOTE: The course prices listed above include SSI online learning, training dives on board, and online certification.

** SSI Advanced Adventurer Diver is equivalent to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

*A range of other speciality courses are available on request. Please enquire with our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book.

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
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Customer Reviews

Take a look at what our customers have said about our liveaboards in the Maldives

Tiffanie Andrews-Rost
Tiffanie Andrews-Rost
Blue Voyager, Oct. 2023
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Outstanding trip. Knowledgeable and enjoyable crew and staff. Everyone was welcoming and such a joy to spend the time with.
Albert Rybacki
Albert Rybacki
Blue Voyager, Oct. 2023
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This was a great trip. You have amazing team! All smiling, nice, gentle, helpfull. All was perfect. Thank you!
Nathalie Moolenschot
Nathalie Moolenschot
Blue Voyager, Sep. 2023
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Best live aboard experience I have had. Exceptional. Cant wait to book with you again. Very attentive and supportive crew. Went out of their way to be helpful.
Nicolena Berry
Nicolena Berry
Blue Voyager, Sep. 2023
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Oliver and Carmen, Thithi and each member of the crew were wonderful. Every need was met, every concern or question answered, and each day was made better through the continued work and efforts of the staff. Phenomenal dive staff, excellent boat crew.
Roger Allec
Roger Allec
Blue Voyager, Sep. 2023
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The diving was amazing! Carmen, Oliver and Thithi were absolutely incredible! The diving and crew made the trip. The water experience was amazing because of our guides! Thank you to all the crew.

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