the better way to dive
We guarantee our divers in these differents destinations to have the best diving liveboard’s choice from budget to Luxury, there is a formula to fit all. Whatever your level, dive guides and professional instructors will accompany you on board to dive safely and then you’ll be leaving with unforgettable memories.
Here at the CRUISE & DIVE we believe scuba diving holidays CAN combine world-class dive sites, with a truly relaxing and luxurious experience. You shouldn't have to choose between colourful, critter-packed, fishy, pelagic-filled dives and 5-star accommodation with gourmet food and a personalized service. Yes, you can have it all ... diving cruises without compromise!
Here at CRUISE & DIVE, we have built a stunning aluminium vessel that offers a taste of the culture but fitted it with all the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. We designed spacious boutique cabins that once again invite our guests to enjoy the country they're visiting. We added a luxury restaurant serving international and local cuisine (evenings are waiter served a-la carte) and added both an outdoor restaurant and a top-deck lounge for
massages, sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the island views. Then we trained up an enthusiastic crew, including 2 highly sought-after chefs and 3 eagle-eyed dive guides, to join our 2 western cruise directors, adding up to 22 members of the MV AMMARI onboard team providing a truly personalized service for our 64 guests.
Next we chose to focus on diving the stunning areas, a true remote paradise, packed with 5-star dive sites to match our 5-star liveaboard and crew. Diving offers everything from healthy coral reefs to sandy critter hide-outs, with so much to see that one trip is never enough.
The aim of our website is to promote our luxury dive cruises but also to promote diving on the best spots in the world.
As such, we have tried to provide an extensive amount of information (and photographs) to show you more about the major dive destinations and also advice on travel within this incredible paradise! You will find pages dedicated to both the details of our boutique boat and our luxury services, as well as our diving practices and crew, but also about the best dive areas where ww are going.
We recommend starting with a look at what makes us special (our concept). If you want more details on how our beautiful boat was constructed see the section on our vessel history, including the safety features and boat layout.
Once you find a trip or destination you are interested in, be sure to read more about the itinerary (including a map of the cruise route) by clicking the links from the schedule page. Or why not head over to our Facebook page and click on each 'event' to read more and find great video links too!
Oh and don't forget to sign up for our eNewsletters, to hear about special offers and last-minute spaces (we send it out every 2 months and add lots of interesting industry news too); just fill in the form at the end of this page.
We hope this website will inspire you to visit us soon and dive in true luxury with the MV Ammari - the Boutique Liveaboard!
Scuba diving is something that can be enjoyed at almost any age. Whilst few regulatory bodies are likely to award diving certification to those under the age of ten, for the most part, so long as you are healthy and mobile, you will be able to learn to dive.
With one girl in America recently being awarded her Junior Master Scuba Diver title the day after her 12th birthday (and the day after she would legally have been allowed to be awarded the title), it is becoming increasingly clear just how many younger individuals are happy to dive out in the deep blue sea as opposed to simply (quite literally) testing the water and trying it out in a swimming pool.