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Maldives, renowned for its rare and abundant marine life, is home to Handy Cruiser, the luxurious liveaboard. Handy Cruiser spacious cabins, beckoning decks, and quality equipment are all rigorously well-maintained, but that’s only half of Handy Cruiser's commitment to excellence. The other constant goal is service and an endless quest for perfection. The gracious customary of Handy Cruiser is the evidence, the moment you step off the plane in the Maldives. The representative will greet you at Velana International Airport (MLE) and accompany you to the transfer vessel that has been arranged to breeze you to Handy Cruiser.
Handy Cruiser, 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 are very important to most guests, and Handy Cruiser scores well in this department. However, a lot of time is spent on board in common areas, both inside and out. Handy Cruiser 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 who are surfing and diving in Maldives become hungry quickly, and those on Handy Cruiser 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 contribution toward a stable hull and allows room for spacious cabins. No more than 22 guests are invited on each cruise and the attentive twelve person crew ensures that every need is met.
The 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 that is fastidiously maintained and in operation for ten years with a superb crew, Handy Cruiser is widely acknowledged as one of the finest liveaboards in Maldives.
Starting with the boat’s cabins, Handy Cruiser's 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 and cold showers. They are large, well-appointed, and decorated with colorful character. All of the upper-deck cabins 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.
This surf trip will take place in Malé, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives.
Dining on board achieves the same tempting quality and sophistication as the diving experiences. Trained at a top Maldivian resort, professional chefs ensure a sophisticated twist on the contemporary flavors of the Maldives, a tasteful blend of east and west. Seasoned by ten years of serving on Hany Cruiser, the chefs know precisely how to pamper divers and surfers with the finest seafood, aromatic local specialties, and global cuisine, guaranteed to suit the palates of guests from around the world.
Diners are further enticed by a refreshing array of fresh fruits and vegetables that is delectably prepared. Both of the menu and the dining hours have been crafted to meet the needs of divers and surfers. The chefs begin each day by offering a pre-dive mini breakfast. A full breakfast is served after resurfacing and snacks are always available in between. So, even between meals, the cuisine is delicious, abundant, and invigorating.