Blue Shark One - Eco Pro Divers
Explore the best of the Maldives atolls from the comfort of this spacious motor yacht
- Encounters with large pelagics like manta rays and whale sharks, in the central and northern atolls
- Plenty of space with three spacious decks, a full bar, and fresh coffee station
- World-class manta and whale shark snorkelling in the famous Hanifaru Bay
Part of the Eco Pro Divers fleet, Blue Shark One is a comfortable and newly updated liveaboard offering itineraries through the Maldives’ central and northern atolls. Guests will love this boat's spacious layout, excellent service both above and below water, and a commitment to marine conservation and responsible diving practices.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
Eco Pro Divers are committed to delivering high-quality, safe, and fun liveaboard trips exploring the best of the Maldives. Their fleet of vessels has been newly updated in 2018, ensuring both comfort and luxury at reasonable prices. Plus, their extensive experience and knowledge of the atolls helps to ensure that each guest has the best possible diving experience.
If you're planning to explore the Maldives central and northern atolls, make the most of your time with this liveaboard. Seasonal itineraries take you to all the region's prettiest reefs, expertly timed for calm conditions. Plus, most northern trips include a once in a lifetime chance to snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks as they feed in the waters of Hanifaru Bay. This boat is surprisingly spacious for its size, with plenty of space to spread out between dives or enjoy an evening beer or coffee. Blue Shark One welcomes private charters and even offers a discount rate to groups of 16 to 18.
Onboard Blue Shark One
This 30-meter vessel was built in 2002 and extensively refurbished in 2018 with a new wooden hull designed specifically for Maldivian water conditions. Nine cabins located on the lower deck accommodate 16 divers and include a double bed with single bunk, private toilet and hot water shower. All cabins have individually controlled air-con, wardrobe, bookshelf, chair, table and additional fan. Ecological shampoo and shower gel are provided for guest’s convenience. Blue Shark One’s three decks incorporate plenty of space, beanbags, sunbeds and shaded areas to ensure a comfortable and relaxing environment. A variety of European, Asian and Maldivian meals are served buffet-style in the salon, with soft drinks, fresh juices and alcohol available at an additional charge. Please let the crew know of any dietary requirements before arrival.
Diving with Eco Blue
Blue Shark One’s spacious dive deck leaves plenty of room for dive setup and breakdown. Individual gearboxes and separate rinse bins for cameras make it easy to take care of all your equipment. Outdoor showers and plenty of room in the sun will help you warm up fast after exiting the water. And, this vessel’s dive dhoni allows guests to hit the waves right above some of the Maldives’ best dive sites, with no long surface swims. Rental equipment is available on request.
Eco Pro Divers offers a selection of bespoke multi-day liveaboard trips around the Maldives, all carefully customised to meet the needs of discerning divers looking for something special. Trips to the north of the Maldives visit North Malé, Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani and North Ari, taking in Hanifaru Bay, which is one of the best places in the Maldives to snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks. Journeys to the central region focus on North and South Malé atolls, Vaavu and the north and south of Ari Atoll, offering spectacular drift dives and world-famous night-diving. Best of the Maldives trips, visiting the central atolls and further north, allow visitors to experience all the first-class dives sites this region has to offer. Other journeys include Manta Trust and Whale Shark expeditions.
- Blue Shark One offers a discounted rate on charters holding 16 to 18 guests.
- During summer months, this liveaboard transforms into a charter for surfing trips around the atolls. These trips follow the wind, swell, and waves, rather than sticking to a set schedule.
- If you're diving in the northern atolls, don't forget to bring a snorkel along. You'll want it for your visit to Hanifaru Bay!
- It is illegal to import alcohol into the Maldives. If you're planning to drink onboard, you'll need to make your purchase in the airport duty-free shop or enjoy the selection served in the Blue Shark One bar.
Eco Pro Divers is dedicated to marine conservation. The company has been involved in coral breeding research across almost all of the Maldives’ atolls for the past ten years. They also work with organisations like Manta Trust and the Maldives Whale Shark Research Program to protect the region's famous megafauna. This makes Eco Pro Divers a great choice for environmentally responsible divers in the Maldives.