Ocean Sapphire - Review 2022
Ocean Sapphire will surely give you an epic Maldives sea safari experience! The luxurious boat was specifically designed for divers to provide them with the best cruising and diving experiences. Ocean Sapphire was built in early 2012 and was equipped with amenities to provide great comfort to all its guests. It is 35 meters (114.8 feet) long, perfect for up to 22 guests as it houses a total of 11 spacious cabins, an airconditioned indoor salon, two large sun decks, and a dive deck. Each cabin is equipped with air-conditioning units, comfortable beds, dressers, and en-suite bathroom facilities. The indoor saloon on the other hand features a modern entertainment system. The sun decks are equipped with luxurious sun loungers, and the dive deck is complete with all the necessary diving facilities. Guests may choose from a range of beautiful itineraries.
Our Overall Review
Reasons to buy:
A few people claimed that the diving sites the instructor took them too had a variety of different sharks and other animal life beyond their wildest expectations.
Many people were happy with the limited amount of passengers on-board the Ocean Sapphire.
Some people stated that the Manta night dive was one of the best moments of the trip.
The crew was top notch delivering an excellent service.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Some of the people felt annoyed by the tipping envelope presented to them after the trip.
- Some divers felt that paying double for a cabin was unnecessary as it wasn't their fault the twin cabin wasn't filled.
Where to book:
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Diving on the Ocean Sapphire in Maldives
Ocean Sapphire was built in 2012 and was specifically designed to provide a luxurious and top-notch Maldives diving experience. It features luxurious and contemporary facilities. It is equipped with a high quality engine and is finished in a warm interior.
The indoor saloon is equipped with an air conditioning unit, a mini library, comfortable sofas and tables, and modern entertainment facilities such as flat screen television, DVD player, computers, and superb stereos. The place is perfect for a chit-chat in between dives or a place to sip a hot chocolate late at night.
Wonderful sun decks are also available on board. Ocean Sapphire has three sun decks located on the lower deck, on the main deck, and on the upper deck. All them are equipped with comfortable tables and chairs, luxurious sun loungers, and a shaded area. On the upper deck, however, a hot tub is installed – perfect for everyone who would love to take a dip while aboard, enjoying the magnificent view of the Maldivian waters and the breeze.
The dive deck is large enough for the guests to prepare their diving equipment and for the after diving care. It has large storage boxes, a drying rack for wet suits, charging ports, and fresh water showers. The dive deck has a platform for the divers’ convenience. Nitrox is also available on board for a fee.
Safety is always a priority. Ocean Sapphire has modern safety equipment that is in accordance with international standards, such as their fire fighting and alarm system, life racks, life vests, and first aid materials. In every cabin and in the salon, a fire extinguisher is available for every guests’ use in case of an emergency.
Ocean Sapphire has 11 spacious cabins that are located on the lower deck, and on the upper deck. All are equipped with modern television sets, comfortable beds, en-suite bathroom facilities, dressers, wardrobes and safes. Seven cabins can be found on the lower deck while the other 4 are situated on the upper deck, which has bigger windows that are perfect to provide a good view of the marina.
The interior of the dining area has a design of a homey vibe but is luxurious at the same time. It is situated on the main deck, with big windows giving a panoramic view of the water. A large dining table is installed, and international dishes are served three times a day in buffet style!
Guests may also enjoy their afternoon snack to fill them up. Light snacks such as biscuits and nuts, as well as beverages (coffee, tea, juice, water, and soda) are also offered throughout the day with no extra charges! Alcoholic beverages are also available for a fee.
Guests may choose to traverse the Central, Southern, or Deep South Atolls of the Maldives with Ocean Sapphire. Each of the locations has its own beauty, for instance, in the Ari Atolls, guests will truly enjoy the rich corals in the site, as well as mantas and hammerheads if they are lucky!