Our dive boats have been exclusively chartered for our clients for the entire season. They have been chosen based on the quality, comfort, security and conviviality. Our Team Abyss guides and our Maldivian crew live permanently on the vessels and are there to ensure the smooth operation of your cruise. Each boat is accompanied by a "diving-dhoni", a locally built wooden boat, equipped with compressors, dive storage areas and sun protected seats. Their shallow draft and practicality provide great flexibility for each of our dive excursions. In addition and importantly these "diving-dhonis" are distanced from the main vessel during tank filling sessions to avoid the annoying sound of compressors during your cruise.
Launched in 2006, the Manta Cruise**** is a comfortable dive vessel of 33 meters in length, a beam of 9 meters with modern lines. Equipped with a 365 hp engine her cruising speed is between 9 and 12 knots. She welcomes 18 passengers on board in 9 cabins (2 suites more spacious on the upper deck with double beds). The other cabins offer 2 single beds side by side (4 of these offer the possibility to connect the two individual beds and create a double bed). All cabins have a private ensuite with hot water and individual AC. Completely air conditioned the Manta Cruise**** has 2 generators 24/24, 2 desalinators, a huge saloon with TV and dining room, a large aft deck with tables for meals, 2 sundecks with sun lounges and sufficient shaded areas. On the fordeck, sun lounges are there for your relaxation. To see the boat layout, please click here.
The accompanying "dive-dhoni" is entirely equipped with 2 compressors, GPS, telephone, medical oxygen and storage for individual material. Nitrox diving is available on request and as an option.
|Boat model :||Dhoni - wooden monohull|
|Length :||33 meters|
|Width :||9 meters|
|Motorization :||1 x 365 HP Daewoo|
|Cruising speed :||9 to 12 knots|
|Electricity :||12 V / 110 V / 220 V - 2 generators of 27 kva and 35 kva|
|Compressor :||2 compressors|
|Accommodation :||9 air-conditioned double cabins with double or bunk beds, private bathroom and toilets, hot water, cupboards and portholes (18 divers)|
|Equipment :||2 desalinators, large saloon with TV, dining room, large aft deck, 2 sundecks with sun lounges. Benches at the front deck.|
|Dinghy :||"Diving Dhoni" completely equiped with storage + additionnal semi inflatable dinghy with a 25 HP motor.|
|Safety :||Depth sounder, GPS, phone, medical oxygen|