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Diving on the Moonima in Maldives
A budget type liveaboard, Moonima offers features comparable to luxury liveaboards when it comes to the top-notch services, amenities, and cruise experiences it offers.
Located on the second deck is a panoramic lounge area which also hosts a corner bar. From this spot guests can enjoy their favorite drinks and some international brands of liquors. For enjoying the sun and tanning, two sun decks are available with plenty of sunbeds for relaxing.
The main deck serves as an entertainment hub where movies, music, books and board games match the relaxing air-conditioned atmosphere with cozy arrangements of chairs, tables, and comfortable sofas. Guests can enjoy these amenities while socializing with the other passengers onboard.
Sailing since 2003, the vessel cruises Maldives with an average of 11 to 12 knots and has since then satisfied guests who have set their feet on Maldivian waters and the underwater kingdom within.
With eight cabins, Moonima is capable of accommodating 16 guests maximum. All cabins have individual air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and large windows to view the sceneries outside.
Five of the eight cabins are equipped with double and single beds. Guests can prefer to book the entire cabin or have it shared with another guest. Standard cabins with double beds are located both on the lower and upper decks of the vessel.
Food & Beverage
Cruises are more memorable and cherished when good food is served. The vessel’s kitchen crew, headed by its on-board chef makes sure that only the most satisfying meals and snacks are served to the guests.
The menu includes a mix of international dishes from Western, Maldivian, Indian, and Sri Lankan cuisines. The full meals are served buffet style. Snacks are served after each dive. Choices of desserts and fresh fruits typically make up the snack servings.
Guests with special dietary requirements are advised to give advanced notices prior to the booking. Typical diet restrictions include those of allergic reactions and of inclination to religious practices and beliefs.
Moonima cruises the Maldivian archipelago whole year round but the area is considered best for visiting during the months of November to May. It usually traverses the Central Atolls but there are also explorations of North and South Male as well as the equally-famous Ari and Baa Atolls.
The cruise director plots dives on wonderful spots across the Maldivian atolls ensuring different experiences for each dive. Reef walls, pinnacles and drop-offs add to the cruise and dive experience. The North and South Male offers explorations of underwater caves and channels. The Ari and Baa Atolls allow guests to swim with whale sharks. Sightings of the white-tipped and black-tipped sharks are also part of the underwater attractions.
Land excursions are also included in the cruise, offering opportunities for beach barbeques and other beach-based activities.
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- Custom built for diving
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Free Internet
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Kayaks On-Board
- Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck
- Available for Charter
- Stand Up Paddleboard