Intimate, adventurous Maldivian safari liveaboard with excellent facilities for families and dive groups
- Intimate and adventurous trips with up to 16 guests onboard
- Comfortable and spacious design with plenty of room to relax, even during longer passages
- Surprisingly snorkeler-friendly facilities with watersports equipment, triple rooms, and free internet
- Incredible itineraries lasting up to two weeks at sea
Nautilus One offers comfortable and intimate Maldivian liveaboard diving adventures, with a maximum of 16 guests cared for by a highly-skilled international team. While at sea, you'll enjoy all the comforts of home, with spacious cabins and common areas, delicious meals and snacks, and plenty of personalised customer service. Plus, excellent facilities for divers and non-divers alike, with high-quality rental equipment, modern amenities for cameras and personal gear, nitrox, watersports, and free wireless internet. Choose from a wide variety of extended itineraries and quick trips in the classic central atolls, and epic shark and manta-filled south.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
Operating in the country since 1999, the Nautilus One is among the Maldives' best-established boats. This liveaboard specialises in intrepid and highly personal experiences, with just a handful of guests onboard, round-the-clock service from a passionate and professional service staff, and everything you'll need to enjoy your days at sea. When you aren't busy diving, you'll find plenty of room to rest and relax - even during longer passages. And, even snorkellers and non-divers can cruise the region in total comfort thanks to little extras like triple cabins and complimentary WiFi.
Scuba divers of all stripes can make the most of their time aboard this boat, with excellent facilities for personal equipment and cameras, expert local guides, and up to three dives a day in one of the planet's most unique underwater environments. Plus, a wide variety of itineraries to choose from, with trips exploring the most famous sites in Ari, or venturing further south to the Maldives’ most remote and pelagic-packed waters. With voyages lasting between eight and 15 days, you're sure to find your perfect fit. PADI and CMAS courses are also available, perfect for divers hoping to start or continue their underwater education whilst on holiday.
Onboard Nautilus One
Nautilus One offers a small group atmosphere, sleeping 14 to 16 guests in seven comfortable cabins. These rooms are surprisingly spacious and come equipped with storage tucked underneath beds, and skylights that open onto the deck, as well as in-cabin charging and storage for electronics. Topside, you'll find plenty of room to relax in the sun or shade, with sun loungers, cushioned seating, and outdoor dining area. Head back indoors and beat the heat with this boat's generous air-conditioned salon and dining room, where three delicious buffet-style meals are served each day. You'll also find on-demand snacks, hot and cold drinks, and fruit here.
Diving from Nautilus One
Nautilus One's itineraries follow the best diving conditions throughout the Maldives' central and southern atolls, with a focus on Ari. Dive the classic current-swept kandus and thilas that made the Maldives famous, or head south for unbelievable pelagic action starring sharks and mantas around Laamu and Rasdhoo. Every adventure includes easy diving from a spacious shaded deck and custom dive dhoni, plus well maintained rental equipment, modern facilities for personal gear and cameras, and plenty of hands-on guiding and assistance from a friendly and energetic crew. Non-divers can explore the underwater world too, with sea kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and snorkelling gear on offer.
- This boat offers opportunities to begin or continue your underwater education with PADI and CMAS courses.
- Pack easy to layer outfits for hot humid days and cool nights at sea, plus powerful tropical sun.
- You'll need Advanced Open Water certification, and 40 logged dives to join some of this boat's more adventurous excursions.
- Bring a bit of extra cash along for onboard extras like courses, watersports, gratuities, and drinks from the bar.