Handy Cruise, the beautiful 118-foot (36-meter) liveaboard is powerfully built of fine tropical timber and custom-designed for dive cruises. The vessel’s wide beam of 34 feet (10.50 meters) Comfort and privacy is very important to most guests, and Handy Cruise scores well in this department. However, a lot of time is spent on board in common areas, both inside and out.
Handy Cruise has large, comfortable areas filled with character to relax both inside and out. There is a large air-conditioned lounge saloon that has colorful sofas and armchairs, and a bar for drinks. Guests Surfing and diving Maldives become hungry quickly, and those on Handy Cruise can enjoy sumptuous meals and snacks inside and out. Sun worshippers can choose from three sundecks, as well as shaded areas to enjoy the view without getting burnt.
There is even a Jacuzzi hot tub. Maldives scuba diving cruises don’t get more luxurious than this contributes toward a stable hull, and allows room for spacious cabins. No more than 22 guests are invited on each cruise and our attentive twelve person crew ensures that every need is met. Our separate, specially outfitted dive tender, called a dhoni, provides a home for compressors, Nitrox systems and dive gear, It is also better for dropping divers off directly above the reef and for picking them up more quickly at the end of each dive.
Rooms: 4 Upper deck large doubles, 4 Lower deck triples 2 lower deck doubles. All have private bathroom; air conditioning, hot and cold water .
Starting with the boat’s cabins, Handy Cruise guests can choose from double or twin cabins on the upper or lower decks. All of the boat’s cabins are fully air conditioned and have private en-suite bathrooms with hot & cold showers. They are large, well-appointed and decorated with colorful character. The upper-deck cabins all have double beds, and include one suite. In the lower deck there is a mixture of twins and doubles. Some cabins have an extra bed for families, but the total guest capacity isn’t expanded if three guests stay in one cabin. Handy takes no more than 22 guests per trip.
Year built: 2008
Year LAST renovated: 2014
Length: 36 meter / 118 foot
Beam: 10.50 meter / 34 foot
Propulsion: Cummins diesel 450hp
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Power / Generator: Cummings diesel 50 KVA x 2units – 220 Volts Stabilized & Super-silent.
Desalinations System: 600LITERS /H
Passengers: 22 Pax
Accommodation: 11 Cabins ( 5 Upper-deck Large Doubles / 4 Lower-deck Triples / 2 Lower Deck Doubles) Communication RADARS / GPS / RADIO VHF / DSC / SSB
Standard check-in time is 14:00 hrs
Standard check-out time is 12:00 hrs
Cancellation / Prepayment
Children and extra beds
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Service
- Complimentary breakfast
- Dive Instructor
- Laundry/Valet service
- Private Transfer
- Seating Area
- Surf Guide
Revered as one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations, thousands of divers flock to the Maldives each and every year to catch a glimpse of the underwater wonderland, with thousands returning to continue exploring the mysterious depths of the Maldivian seas. One of the best ways to experience the Maldivian waters is via a liveaboard safari, cruising around the islands with all the amenities needed, avoiding the need to travel from a resort to a different dive site everyday. On a liveaboard, every day you wake up to a different dive spot and all that remains is simply getting into the water.
Chilling out at a Resort.
With only one resort per island, and with each hotel built to a certain standard, the Maldives has some really interesting policies regarding the establishment of resorts. The method results in an assortment of some of the most secluded, intimate, luxurious and spectacular resorts of the world. A quick search on google reveals the most romantic, gorgeous hotels anyone has ever seen. They are also among the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. However, if you have the money, it’s certainly worth it.
Viewing the sunset.
Sunsets are the one of most spectacular things about the Maldives. As the night falls, life in the Maldives comes to an almost standstill with not a lot going on. So, make the most of a good sunset. Find a nice quiet spot on the beach somewhere, grab an ice-cold beer and watch the sun seemingly melt into the ocean. Unbeatable.
Recently recognised as an international surfing destination, several international competitions have begun to take place. Realising the power of the Maldivian breaks, some resorts cater to surfers by taking them out by a boat to catch the best breaks.
Snorkelling enables you to still experience the marvellous underwater world, even if you don’t feel like scuba diving. Equipment can be rented or borrowed from resorts, but it’s a good idea to bring your own snorkel gear from home to ensure a snug fit. The Maldives offers some of the best snorkelling in the world.
Serving some of the freshest and most delicious foods, the Maldives is a paradise for seafood lovers. Here, you will find lobster, scallops, octopus, squid, tuna and all kinds of fish cooked in all kinds of ways. Whilst on holiday, don’t be shy. The Asian flavours of the islands often involve curry, coconut, and other spices. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.