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MV Sachika Liveaboard
The Overall Review
We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MV Sachika Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
5 reasons to dive
- Several divers commended the dinner on the island as it made a perfect picture opportunity.
- Several divers commended the instructor on the night dives because it opened up a whole new world that is often not looked at during the day.
- Some people stated that the crew were knowledgeable and always had great input when confronted with question.
- The divers enjoyed the experience and said they would be back in future.
- The food was great and the staff understood that not everyone ate the same stuff and the fish was exceptional.
2 reasons NOT to dive
- Some divers said they did not get adequate training before the dives.
- A few people claimed that the land excursions were too quick and they wanted to spend more time there.
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Description and details
Diving on the MV Sachika in the Maldives
The 33meters/108feet MV Sachika will sweep you off your feet with its modern facilities. Custom built for diving, the MV Sachika has four decks which means that there is a lot of space to accommodate up to 22 divers /non-divers in 10 beautiful cabins. All cabins have at least 1 King or Queen Size bed and come with windows, minibar, fridge, and personal TV and DVD players. The cabins are very spacious with large bathrooms and a generous shower cubicle. There are several areas for outdoor relaxation spread across the decks.
The MV Sachika is stylishly designed with three independent hi-fi systems on every deck and an outdoor Jacuzzi. The yacht also features large exterior and interior living areas with attention paid to every detail.
The boat has an indoor air-conditioned restaurant with HD TV and DVD player on the main deck with a dining area. For guests interested in books, the Sachika comes with a small library filled with books, movies, and board games. There is also an outdoor dining area at the back of the main deck.
The boat has a lounge area with sofas on the main deck. There is an amazing panoramic lounge bar with an audio system on the upper deck. There is an open and shaded area on the sun deck where guests can relax in between and after dives.
The meals prepared by the onboard chef are a mix of local and international cuisine, and guests are served in buffet style. Snacks are also available all day long.
Diving on the MV Sachika is done from the Dhoni which carries all the equipment and compressors for both air and Nitrox. The dive staff includes a marine biologist to ensure you make the most of your liveaboard cruise.
With safety a priority as in other liveaboards that go diving in the Maldives, the Sachika is equipped with all the necessary safety equipment such as GPS, oxygen, first aid equipment, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, life vests, and a defibrillator.
Best time to go
While diving is suitable all year long, the best time to go diving aboard the MV Sachika is between November and May.
Guests are transferred from the airport or hotels to the boat. They are returned upon the trip’s completion.
The MV Sachika runs specific routes depending on the time of the year and prevailing weather conditions during that period. Most of the MV Sachika’s itinerary is for 8days/7nights.
Once transferred in the boat, guests are briefed on the safety and dive schedules before they are checked into their cabins.
No diving is done on the arrival day. There are a total of 17 dives per week including one night dive depending on weather conditions. There are just two dives on the day before departure, and no diving is done on the departure day.
All diving is supervised by dive guides to ensure everyone’s safety.
- Camera Station
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
- Warm Water Showers
- Custom built for diving
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Paid Internet
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Outside Showers
- Family Cabins
- Seaview Cabins
- Kayaks On-Board
- Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
- Naturalist Itineraries
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck
- Available for Charter
- Jacuzzi / Hot Tub