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This liveaboard is a favourite choice for experienced divers looking for exploratory diving trips in the southern atolls of the Maldives. Extended itineraries are available for the more adventurous.

Departing weekly from Filitheyo Island Resort on a Sunday, the MY Sheena is an authentic Maldivian diving safari vessel and a pioneer in cruising the southern atolls. 

Comfortably furnished, all seven cabins have air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The two owner's cabins feature a double bed and are located on the upper deck. The other five cabins are on the lower deck and feature bunks, accommodating single or twin occupancy. Facilites on board include various sun and shady decks, a lounge and galley. The boat is accompanied by a dhoni which is fully equipped for up to 18 divers. 

The boat cruises the southern Maldives and up to three dives per day are offered on the pristine reefs and channels in the Meemu, Laamu and Thaa atolls. Annual 14 night expedition cruises are offered to charter unknown diving regions mainly in the southern atolls. All diving is from the accompanying dhoni. Expect manta encounters in the channels, exhilarating drift dives, magnificent walls and healthy reefs to explore. Leopard, grey and white-tip sharks are frequently seen and if you're lucky, you may encounter hammerheads too. Trips also include the opportunity to discover a few wrecks.

Specialist scheduled trips embark in Malé and, subject to local weather conditions, the itinerary includes South Malé, Ari, Rasdhoo (famous for its hammerhead sharks) and North Malé Atolls. Explore famous dive sites such as Kandooma Tila, Maamigili Outside, Lucky Hell, Fish Head, Mayaa Tila, Finger Point and Manta Point to name a few. These week long trips either head from Malé to Filitheyo or vice versa.

In addition there are special week long trips to Gaafu Alifu Atoll and Fuvah Mulah in the deep south, scheduled to operate in February and March.

Due to strong currents and channel crossings these unique safaris are recommended for advanced divers with a minimum of 60 logged dives, whilst some itineraries require a minimum of 100 logged dives.

Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers. From March 2019 it is mandatory for divers to be Nitrox qualified to join a trip. A Nitrox course can be compeled on board (local payment).

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Key info

  • Departures: View all departure dates
  • Length: 24 metres
  • Maximum guests: 16
  • Nitrox available
  • Suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Singles


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Dive trips

This liveaboard is featured in the following itineraries:

Maldives Dive Safari

Explore world-class dive sites from the comfort of a liveaboard, followed by a few days relaxation in a resort on North Malé Atoll. Highlights include manta ray and whale shark encounters in the central atolls.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Southern Atolls Rays & Sharks

Explore the remote dive sites of the southern atolls by liveaboard and treat yourself to a few days in resort after your adventure. Recommended for experienced divers, with some fantastic drift diving in the channels.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Southern Maldives Liveaboard

Escape the crowds to the southern Maldives for an exceptional liveaboard experience with an air of discovery and plenty of shark encounters, including grey reef, hammerhead and silky.

  • When to go: Jan-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,995 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip