My trip to the Maldives was a big success, thanks to the guys on the Sachika liveaboard and the Soneva Gili and Sheraton Full Moon resorts.
Back from my work trip to the Maldives with photographer Jez Tryner. The liveaboard Sachika turned out to be a quite amazing boat – essentially a luxury cruiser for non-divers with an entirely separate boat following behind as the dive platform! – and we had some excellent dives at the beautiful Soneva Gili and Sheraton Full Moon resorts at the beginning and end of our trip. I’ll be doing a full write up of the Maldives liveaboard experience on Divehappy in future, once I’ve written up the magazine story. In short, however, I can certainly recommend the Sachika liveaboard if you are looking to charter a boat for a big group – 10+ people – check out their website at TopClassCruising.com.
This is a photo of our dive guide Big Ali, on the dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) that follows behind the Sachika and from where all the dives are made.