The Nautilus One

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A brightly coloured liveaboard sailing to and from Male around the Atolls of the desireable holiday destination of the Maldives. The Nautilus One comfortablely accommodates 16 guests and also has a honeymoon suite!

The “Nautilus One” with its 30 m length is much more than just a safari boat. Made entirely of wood and manufactured in Maldivian time-tested design, the ship is not only something for the eye.
Lots of room, beautiful construction, as well as modern equipment prove that a diving trip not means the renunciation of amenities offered on a safari boat. In seven luxurious guest cabins 14 to 16 people will find a comfortable accommodation.
Each cabin has air conditioning and a private bathroom with shower and toilet. The power supply of 230 volts is available around the clock to supply your devices.

Its own water treatment plant enables all-day refreshment with fresh water.

In the large living room our barman offers a refreshing draft beer, cocktails, soft drinks or fresh fruit juices. Our chef Kumar cooks a varied menu of local specialties and European cuisine. Of course, your self-caught fish is cooked at your option. The perfect wine to ensure you can find on our drinks menu.

Fuel up sunshine on the unique sun deck or relax on a comfortable lounge chair in the shade while the liveaboard boat Nautilus One takes you to the next destination of your diving holiday in the Maldives.

Double Cabin with A/C

Cabins 1 and 7 are identical double cabins.
Cabins 3 and 5 are identical double rooms.
Cabin 8 is a smaller double room behind Salon.
Each cabin has a side window and a deck hatch, which can be opened. This ensures a very good ventilation. In addition, the cabins are equipped with a fan and air conditioning. All cabins have en-suite spacious bathroom (sink / shower / WC) with side windows, a bath towel is provided per person. Under the beds there is plenty of space for cases and bags to store.Storage space for books, camera, etc. is sufficiently available and for your clothes, there is a wardrobe with hangers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • En-suite
  • Bath Towels

Triple Share

Cabins 2 and 6 are the same and are used as needed as a triple room.

Each cabin has a side window and a deck hatch, which can be opened. This ensures a very good ventilation. In addition, the cabins are equipped with a fan and air conditioning.

All cabins have en-suite spacious bathroom (sink / shower / WC) with side windows, a bath towel is provided per person.
Under the beds there is plenty of space for cases and bags to store.Storage space for books, camera, etc. is sufficiently available and for your clothes, there is a wardrobe with hangers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • En-suite
  • Bath towels

Route Options

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS (ALL YEAR)
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

Male - check dive North Male - North Ari - night Dive at Maya Tila- sleep Lagoon - Hafsaa Tila - Fish Head- Fesdhoo Wrack - sleep Fesdhoo Lagoon - Maahlos Tila or Moohfushi Rock - Penaton - Emas Tila - sleep Eboodhoo - Dega Tila - Radhiga Tila - Machafushi Wrack – sleep Machafushi - Dhigurah channel - Mamingili - Dhigurah - sleep Dhigurah - Dhigurah Kandu - Vilamendhoo Tila - sleep Omadhoo – Omadhoo Tila Male lunch time – sleep Hulue Male

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 1999
Length & Width 30 x 9m
Engines 350 PS, Cummins-Turbodiesel
Speed 10 – 12 Knots (max. 14 Knots)
Electricity Voltage & Outlets 24 Hours – 230 Volt, German Installation
Disalination & Water Capacitity 3000 Liter Watertank, 2 Desalination Plants
Communication & Navigation Systems Radio, GPS, depth sounder, oxygen, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, life jackets, support boats
Full Equipment €290 per week (includes dive computer)
Wetsuits $8 per day
Regulator €10 per day
BCD €10 per day
Dive Computer €12 per day
Mask, Fins & Snorkel €10 per day

Available Experiences

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Maaya thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A Protected Marine Area, this offers one of the best-known dives in the Maldives. There is a remarkable variety of marine life on the thila, including grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles, stonefish, frogfish, zebra morays, batfish and many, many more species. At the edge of the thila, where there is a large coral overhang full of bright orange Tubastrea corals.The top of the rock, at 15m (50ft), is covered in colourful soft corals. The vertical side of the rock drops down to the atoll plate at 40m (130ft). In this channel between the satellite rock and the thila, grey reef sharks often patrol and we have seen guitar shark here on a number of occasions.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Emboodhoo Finolhlu

Male Atoll, Maldives

Located on outside reef of Emboodhoo Finolhlu, Emboodhoo Canyon is a section of the reef that collapsed and created a canyon-like area. This huge rock stands about 5 meters away from the main reef, creating overhangs by the side of the reef. A lot of sponges and soft coral are seen from depths as shallow as 12 meters.

Large red snappers and groupers are seen on the shallower part .As you descend you will find that on the rock there is a huge gap with soft coral; white tip sharks are seen gliding with the current at times. As you drift along the reef the overhangs which start from 10 meters of depth can drop to 25 meters and stretches out for about 40 meter across making it a magnificent sight.

The rest of the dive can be done with the drift along a long sloping reef which is rich in coral growth and fish life. Do expect to see turtles, moray eels and lion fishes along the drift. This dive site is most suitable with a small to medium current; it is suitable for advanced and open water divers.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Hafza Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Hafza Thila is in the middle of the Atoll, 35 minutes south from Velidhu. Normally there is not a lot of current. You can easily dive around the thila two times during one dive, but take your time. There are nice overhangs on each side, in which you can find stingrays, morays and scorpion fish. Don’t stay too long in the deep area, because the top reef is not very shallow (10 - 12m) and you might run out of time! Save some time for the top reef, there are very nice hard corals!

A huge variety of marine life can be expected here. Batfish, blue striped snapper and barracudas are schooling in the blue. Big sharks, jackfish and trevallys are hunting in the current. Watch out for turtles on the top reef and try to find some scorpion fish and stonefish! You may find octopus, slugs and shrimps in the beautiful hard corals of the top reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Maaldhos Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Two hours of boat trip in the southwest of Velidhu is Maalhos Thila, otherwise known as "Blue Caves". This is really one of the best dive sites in the Maldives! Plenty of caves and overhangs in the south part (20-30m) and the soft corals are overgrowing all! It looks like a huge cake with white and pink whip! The ceilings are covered in soft corals in a mixture of colours, mostly white but also blue and violet - the decorated caves make a surreal back drop for underwater photographers. In the south there are a few big blocks 20m apart of the main reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Fish Head

Ari Atoll, Maldives

The square-shaped reef is about 80 metres wide and can be circled in one dive if divers wish, providing the current is not too strong. There are ledges and caves at different depths around much of the reef and for the most part, there is a big undercut from about 25 to 30 metres before the reef tapers to the bottom slopes. The north and north west sides have a particular interesting landscape at reasonably shallow depths, making it ideal for the less experienced diver, while at depth, are caves with all the usual features including sea fans and black coral bushes. Divers tend to stay shallower at Fish Head, hovering around the reef edge at about 15 metres as this gives the best all round view of a family of about 20 resident grey reef sharks.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Dhigu Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Dhigu in the Maldivian language means Long and Thila means pinnacle, and that is exactly what this dive site is, a long thin pinnacle in Baa Atoll, starting at 6m and descending down to 30m. Between 12 and 25m there are some interesting overhangs with some soft coral and Gorgonian Fan coral. Look out for Leaf Fish, Frog Fish and Stonefish, as well as nudibranchs, white tip reef sharks and perhaps the odd Manta passing in its way to it from Hanifaru Bay.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Rahdhiga Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A beautiful pinnacle just 10 minutes from Rahdhiga Island, Rahdhiga Thila is impressive from the second you swim down to 30m to look at some grey reef sharks, then moving up to the overhangs with their beautiful dripping blue, yellow and orange soft coral between 8m and 18m. Then finish the dive at 3m to 6m with some impressive table-top coral for a pleasantly relaxing safety stop.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Maamigili Beyru

Ari Atoll, Maldives

11km of reef stretches along the south of Ari Atoll, which is home to whalesharks coming up for a feed. Thought to be a 'nursery' for whalesharks, the South of Ari Atoll is a place where you can find juvenile whalesharks all year round.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Moofushi Corner

Ari Atoll, Maldives

This is a cleaning station which many Mantas are visiting. A lot of snappers and oriental sweet lips. Diver can keep on his knees to watch a huge mantas passing by or hook himself to a dead coral and float above the bottom.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 24

Feydhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

Feydhoo Caves (also known as Feydhoo Finolhu or Feydhoo Wall) is located north of Malé, Maldives. The reef is an upright wall with lots of holes, clefts, and swim-throughs. At some places, there is almost a 90-degree drop-off. There are swim-throughs and small overhangs at shallower depths, and prolonged overhangs at the deeper areas of the wall. The wall is covered with sponges and corals. This site gives the divers an opportunity to explore caves, walls, reefs, as well as lots of marine life such as fish, sharks, eagle rays, turtles, sponges and corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Machchafushi Wreck

Male Atoll, Maldives

You can find Outstanding Typically, visibility is Good ( 10 - 30 m)
The average depth is 20 m / 65.6 ft although the maximum depth you can reach is 32 m / 105 ft
To reach Machchafushi Wreck you have to do it By boat & from shore
This dive site is best suited for CMAS ** / AOW divers.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Wreck Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 32m

Emas Thila

Male Atoll, Maldives

During north-east monsoon is a good manta gathering point. Out of this season it can be a very nice drift dive with great outcrops and nice reef fishes. On the more southern part, the kandu cuts in weird ways the thila, creating nice cavities within the steep wall. In this side there use to be dog toothed tuna, napoleon and grey reef and white tip sharks.Currents can be very strong, and drifting the thila will be over in less than 30 minutes. Be prepared for an open water safety stop.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Panatone

Male Atoll, Maldives

This is a well-known drift diving site due to the very fast currents that flow through the area but it is also known for the many sea turtles that come to the area between January and May. The site has the normal features of a Maldives site with a good healthy reef, many overhangs, and even a large cave.

The dive site is a sloping reef with a maximum depth of 30 metres and with visibility reaching 25 metres, divers can nearly make out the bottom of the ocean from the surface. The dive averages out at around 15 metres. The reef is found on Kalhahandhi Huraa, which is an island. The name Kalhahandhi translates as trevally and so divers can expect to see these fish whilst visiting the site.

The many trevallies are accompanied by many grey reef sharks, barracuda, white tip reef sharks, and black tip reef sharks. In between February and March, it is also very common to spot many manta rays in the area. About one metre below the reef, there is a set of channels that provide shelter from the current. Divers can stop there to see the many basslets, dotty backs, and fusiliers that are also seeking respite from the fast moving currents. Out into the ocean, divers will be able to see many midnight snappers, rabbitfish, unicornfish, tuna, and schools of rainbow runners.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Dega Thila

Male Atoll, Maldives

This is a very interesting formation, with a wall of seafans on the outside of the main peak, and some pinncacles on the western side. There is a tunner to swimthrough cutting the reef at 16m where yellow sweepers stay. At the north side there are another two pinnacles starting at 20m, with a narrow canyon between them. The dive can be very deep and currents treacherous.

  • Min Dives: 20
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Vilamendhoo Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

VILAMENDHOO THILA in Maldives is a dive site located east of Vilamendhoo Island that is a must dive in the atoll, where rays and sharks are present whatever the direction of the current is. This thila is made of a top reef at around 8 meters, gently sloping down to more than 30m on the east side, and sloping at 45° down to 20-25m on the west side. It extends in the middle of the channel on the south side, and the north part presents some detached blocks. The various species you can encounter here include schools of snappers, sweetlips, fusiliers and jacks. You will always be able to encounter sharks and eagle rays near the turbulence areas or in the northern part. It is also possible to encounter large stingrays on the sandy bottom.

The water entry is usually performed upstream in the current and at a sufficient distance, in order to stay protected at 15m and deeper. Divers will need to enter with no air in the BCD and staying as little time as possible at the surface.

The dive often starts on the side exposed to the current. During outgoing currents, sharks will be more present around the northern blocks. During incoming currents, the back of the thila on the northern section will often be more interesting because of the eagle rays gliding in the turbulence.

Both the ascent and safety stop can be performed in open water. The recovery by the dhoni takes place at the divers' exit point. During incoming currents, because of the two channels present in the area, divers will need to agree on an exit route (going north or south) prior to diving, in order to facilitate the recovery by the dhoni.

This site is accessible all year long and is suitable for divers with experience at 20-30m. During strong currents, it is sometimes possible to be surprised by the current and being dragged to the back of the thila. In this case, divers should not attempt to go back to the front otherwise they may take risks for themselves or damage the reef.

The northern section of the pinnacle is sometimes more interesting in the turbulence area generated by the cracks in the wall.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
13 Apr 2020
20 Apr 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
10 Nov 2020
19 Nov 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
15 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
20 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
24 Nov 2020
1 Dec 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
30 Nov 2020
8 Dec 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
9 Dec 2020
16 Dec 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469
17 Dec 2020
25 Dec 2020
7 Nights Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male Double Cabin with A/C £2469