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Sheena

Having spent nearly three decades of sailing and cruising, the Sheena liveaboard that measures 24 meters or 78 feet is exceptional not only because of its tiny size, but also because of the diving opportunities in the more distant southern atolls. It was owned by Werner Lau, who operates many diving resorts around the world. Sheena, as a no-exception is stationed at the Filitheyo Island Resort. It thus gives its guests the luxury of an island stay and a liveaboard experience plus the bonus of being taken to the new diving destinations across the fantastic islands of the Maldives.

A proper review of
Sheena Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Sheena Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Sheena Liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 04-12-2019

4 reasons to dive

  • Several divers reported that they had a great time diving and the instructors were on point and with them at all times.
  • Several divers commended the crew as there was a crew change due to sickness and this was dealt with professionally.
  • Many divers said that after every trip they would get some refreshments with a little snack and that attention to detail was really awesome.
  • Many people loved the fact that the staff catered to their special needs and it wasn't just a 'cater-for-all' situation.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some divers said that the dive was not meant for first time divers.
  • A few people claimed that one of the crew members got sick and had to leave the boat.

Key facts

Year (re)built:2018
Max divers14
InternetNo
NitroxYes (free)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Prices

The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
$178$
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
To find the actual price you should look at these booking sites:

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Highlights

  • Great reputation with quality reviews
  • Newly-renovated in 2018 to revamp boat features and to enhance the overall safety
  • Capable of accommodating 14 guests
  • Has 7 spacious cabins each with temperature control and private bathrooms
  • Professional, experienced multilingual crew
  • Best-tasting meals of local and international cuisines
  • Takes guests to marvelous diving spots at a cruising speed of 14 knots
  • The North and South Male atolls as primary destinations
  • Opportunities of close encounters with micro and macro sea animals alike
  • Dives from the dhoni and land excursions

Pictures of Sheena

Description and details

Diving on the Sheena in the Maldives

Boat Features

Despite the small size, Sheena is still a liveaboard with great features and amenities. Not only it has an elegantly designed spacious air-conditioned saloon with comfortable seating chairs, it is also equipped with an entertainment system for listening to music and watching movies. It also sports four sun decks for enjoying the sun and getting some tan. These areas with comfortable sun-lounging chairs can also accommodate guests wanting some solitary moments either for just a nap or for gazing at the inspiring views of the sea and sky.

There is also an outdoor saloon which doubles as an outdoor dining area. Here, guests can try the tasty meals served thrice a day for the duration of the cruise.

Sheena cruises the Maldivian waters with a cruising speed of 14 knots.

The Cabins

Sheena has 7 cabins which can accommodate a total of 14 guests. On the Upper Deck are two Double-bed Deluxe Staterooms which are more spacious than the other cabins. The other 5 cabins are are situated on the lower deck and have twin bunk-style beds.

All cabins have individual temperature control systems. Other amenities of the cabins include private bathrooms with hot showers, provisions of basic toiletries, reading lights, storage spaces, mirrors and shelves, as well as safety equipment like fire alarms and extinguishers.

Food and Beverage

Tasty meals are made daily in the kitchen of MY Sheena. A mix of local and international cuisines dominate the flavorful dishes served - be them full meals or light snacks. Served in buffet style, a typical day starts with an energy-giving breakfast, followed by lunch, and a full-menu dinner. For vegans and vegetarians, there are also options to choose from.

There are snacks in between, which are also tasty, considering that ingredients are best-sourced. There are refreshments in forms of juices, sodas, and even beers. A quite good selection of wine is also available.

Guests with special dietary restrictions need to have advanced notices as soon as they make the booking. This will ensure that their needs are accommodated and served.

Itinerary

As a world-class liveaboard, Sheena offers the best diving sites to its guests. With up to 3 dives per day, guests are brought to underwater destinations that are a true paradise in their own rights. Typical cruises last for 8 days or 7 nights, but there are also cruises which last up to 13 days or 12 nights, with more opportunities for action-packed underwater adventures.

Bannered by the North & South Male Atolls as primary destinations, this liveaboard also graces the waters of Gaafu Alifu Atoll and even the far Felidhoo Atoll. Exploring these sites will offer encounters with a huge number of fishes, corals, mollusks, and crustaceans. Macro sea animals like sharks, turtles, mantas, and stingrays are also possible to see.

There are land excursions included in the cruise that is done from dhonis (traditional Maldivian water vessels), where guests can also experience beach barbeques and opportunities of setting foot on less-traveled atolls and uninhabited islands within the Maldives.

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Sheena Liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 04-12-2019
Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

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