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MV Adora is a superb 37m vessel operated by Maldives Boat Club who boast over 25-years of experience running dive cruises around the Maldives. Offering high standards of personalised service, & meticulously arranged facilities, MV Adora provides truly unforgettable trips to some of the Maldives’ best dive spots.
MV Adora is a spacious 37-meter vessel operated by Maldives Boat Club, who boast more than 25 years of experience running scuba diving and surfing cruises around the Maldives – making it one of the longest running operators in the country. MV Adora was custom built in 2014, with every detail meticulously arranged to create truly unforgettable experiences for guests, and offering the same luxury and comforts expected from a hotel.
Owned by a Maldivian family who are committed to providing memorable adventures, this vessel aims to differentiate itself from other liveaboards by offering the highest standards of accommodation, facilities, and personalised service. MV Adora takes guests to the most popular dive sites around the Maldives, spending much of its time in the central region, and providing exciting trips to other areas or in search of specific marine life.
The many atolls and islands of the Maldives are packed with colourful reefs, stunning pinnacles and a rich diversity of marine life. MV Adora spends much of its time around the atolls of Male and Ari, with additional multi-day trips heading to other regions or searching for specific marine life. For the best chance of seeing the Maldives’ most famous resident, whale sharks, head to South Ari, Gaafu or Thaa. Manta rays can be seen at a variety of locations such as Ari, Addu, North Malé and Baa Atoll’s Hanifaru Bay. Reef sharks can be commonly found at many sites including Lhaviyani, North and South Male, Meemu and Laamu while hammerheads are usually more localised around Rasdhoo and Vaavu. Thresher sharks and tiger sharks can be found at Fuvahmulah year-round.
MV Adora is a sleek and modern custom-designed vessel built in 2014. The 37-meter boat can accommodate 21 guests in 11 cabins which are available in 3 types – Standard Rooms on the lower deck, Superior rooms on the middle deck, and Deluxe rooms on the Upper deck. Each fabulous cabin features a private bathroom, air-conditioning, minibar, lounge space, and TV – with Deluxe Rooms also boasting a private balcony. Meals on board are served buffet-style and combine tastes from the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka, as well as International favourites. MV Adora also boasts a spacious air-conditioned salon and bar area equipped with an entertainment system, TV, and movies. On the top level, guests will find an elegant sun deck furnished with cushioned sunbeds and offering panoramic views.
The spacious dive deck is equipped with individual lockers for guest’s gear, as well as rinse tanks and warm, freshwater showers. Full equipment rental is available, including dive computers, and Nitrox is provided at an additional cost. Tanks with DIN valves are used with DIN/Int connections available if required. MV Adora offers PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving through to Divemaster, and including Enriched Air Nitrox specialty. Safety equipment on board includes fire alarms, fire extinguishers, life jackets, first aid and oxygen kits, and a defibrillator. When not diving, guests can enjoy snorkelling, island hopping, or peaceful picnics on uninhabited islands.
MV Adora’s Best of the Central Maldives voyage focuses on Male and Ari atolls. An example itinerary departs from Male with a check dive at Fish Tank. A dive can then be done at Maagiri on North Male before heading to South Male to dive Embudhoo Express and Guraidhoo Kandu. The vessel then heads to Vaavu Atoll to explore Miyaru Kandu and Devana Kandu, with a night dive at Alimatha.
An early morning journey brings MV Adora to South Ari where guests will dive Maamigili Beyru in search of whale sharks, followed by a dive at Kudhimaa Wreck. Kudarah Thila in South Ari is next to be visited, as well as Rangali Madivaru, Rahdhiga, Panettone, Moofushi Manta Point, and another exciting manta dive at Fesdhu Lagoon. The final dive of the trips will be at Fish Head in North Ari before heading back to North Male.
An example itinerary for MV Adora’s Best of the Southern Atolls trip departs from Male with a check dive at Fish Tank. The vessel will then head towards South Male to visit Vadhoo Caves, Guraidhoo Kandu, Devana Kandu, and Miyaru Kandu, with a night dive at Alimatha. Travelling to Meemu, guests can explore Vahhuravalhi Kandu and Kurali Manta Point before moving on to Thaa Atoll. At Thaa Atoll MV Adora will visit Fushi Kandu, Dhiyamigili Kandu, and the spectacular underwater cliffs and overhangs of Bodu Thila.
MV Adora will then travel to Laamu Atoll, diving Fushi Kandu and Hithadhoo Manta Point before heading to Gaafu Alif Atoll. Here guests can experience Villigili Kandu, Koodoo Kandu, Nilandhoo Kandu, Nilandhoo Coral Garden, and with a bit of luck, snorkel with whale sharks. Gema Out, Maareha Kandu, and Kodey Kandu can also be explored before heading to Fuvahmulah. Multiple dives will be done at Tiger Zoo before MV Adora heads to Addu Atoll to visit Maakandu Manta Point and Kottey. The vessel will then travel to Gan to disembark.
An example itinerary for MV Adora’s Hanifaru Cruise departs from North Male with a check dive at Fish Tank, followed by dives at Olhahali Caves and Kaashidhoo West. The vessel will then cruise to Lhaviyani to explore either Fushifaru Thila or Kandu, and either Kuredu Express or Shipyard. At Noonu, guests can dive Miyaru Vani and Christmas Rock, before heading to Kottafaru Thila on Raa. Next, MV Adora stops at Baa for several days, allowing guests to explore a range of sites including Kihavah Wall, Amilafushi House Reef, Daravandhoo Thila, Daravandhoo Corner, Dhofanu Thila, Dhigu Thila, and Nelivaru Thila - and of course the famous Hanifaru Bay. The vessel then returns to Male.