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Nautilus One

Nautilus One measures 30 meters or about 98 feet and it annually traverses the beautiful and azure waters of the Maldives. During its scheduled cruises from October to May, it passes by the wonderful atolls that make the Maldives such a beautiful place. Its design reminds of a dive charter. This contributes to the overall luxurious amenities offered to the guests. True to being a luxury liveaboard, guests often find it hard to choose whether to stay on board or swim with the sharks, corals, and other marine animals during the diving activities.

A proper review of
Nautilus One Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Nautilus One Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

Nautilus One liveaboard, Maldives
Nautilus One Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Several divers reported that the itinerary was well executed in a timely manner.
  • Many divers said that they enjoyed the dive instructors knowledge and safety briefing.
  • Some people stated that the crew was friendly and went beyond the norm to accommodate them.
  • Many people were happy with the various activities that the crew had for the whole cruise.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A few people claimed that there wasn't much to do after the sun went down and dinner was served.
  • Some divers said that the briefing didn't cover all of their safety concerns.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2015
Max divers 16
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...


  • Constructed in traditional Maldivian style using hardwoods
  • Reputable sailing experience since 1999
  • Undergone full renovation in 2015 to assure stability and security
  • Average of 7 to 8 nights per cruise
  • Trips include land excursions
  • Crew of 11 professionally-trained multilingual people
  • Spacious and elegant cabins
  • Maximum capacity of 14 to 16 guests
  • Dive in small groups
  • Photo perfect dive spots explored
  • Opportunity of close encounters with marine animals, small and large alike
  • Diving equipment available for rent
  • Provisions of onboard entertainment in between dives
  • Fusion of Western and local flavors to offer best-tasting dishes

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Description and details

Diving on the Nautilus One in the Maldives

Built following the Maldivian style of using high-quality woods, the boat itself is a perfect fit for the islands of Maldives. As a luxury vessel, it is one that guests will surely not forget because of the elegant design and great services offered by the professional crew members.

A large flat-screen TV, hi-fi stereo system and music player dominate the saloon which is elegant in its wood-trimmed specifications. The vessel’s onboard bartender is ready to serve a variety of drinks – draft beers, cocktails, and even sodas and juice.

If not in the mood for dives, guests can choose from different entertainment options available, like the audio-video entertainment system available, the football table or the poker table, ideal to challenge the other guests for some friendly matches.

If adoring nature is what a guest wants, then the sun deck perfectly serves the purpose. This area is ideal for those who want to enjoy the sun and get some tan meanwhile. There is also a shaded area for relaxation.

The Cabins

Nautilus One has spacious cabins to provide maximum comfort to its guests. Measuring 13 to 20 square meters, the rooms are all air-conditioned and have provisions of private bathrooms with hot showers.

Cabins 1 and 7 are double rooms while cabins 2 and 6 can function as triple bedrooms. Cabins 3 and 5 are also similar in size and capacity. Cabin 4 is known as the Honeymoon Suite because it sports a double room. With an additional bunk bed, cabin 8 is slightly smaller than the double room and is situated just behind the saloon.

Food & Beverage

Living up to its purpose of being a luxury liveaboard, the food served to guests reflect Nautilus One’s personality of luxury and elegance. From the Western dishes to the Maldivian and Indian one, guests will surely find the meals as interesting and delicious.

Aside from the full meals served, snacks are also available for consumption in between dives and as needed. Beverages such as soft drinks typically accompany the snack servings.

For guests with strict dietary restrictions, the crew can always work out on giving equally-delicious meals, provided that such restrictions are given in advanced.


Take your breath away as passing by the atolls lets you eyewitness the jaw-dropping masterpiece of nature. From the blue waters, white-sand beaches, and clear skies, Nautilus One will be your companion to a seemingly endless adventure in the Maldives. Prepare yourself to be immersed with more than a thousand species of fish along with thousands of other species of marine plants and animals. These and more can be achieved experienced on cruises scheduled from October to May each year with an average of 7 to 8 nights per cruise. Experience Maldives in all its pristine glory as the ship traverses the Central Atolls, South Male, and Ari Atoll.

Boat features
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

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