Manthiri’s close-knit crew of eleven prides itself on providing matchless service, ensuring that all your requests and comforts are met. It is our goal to anticipate every need, from providing fresh towels after each dive to meticulous laundry service. With nearly a one-to-one passenger-to-crew ratio, we are able to ensure the matchless service for which we are renowned.
Ibrahim, our cool-headed skipper, has racked up more than thirty years of experience sailing Maldives’ islands and lagoons. Exploring the region since his teens, he’s gained an uncanny intimacy with the local waters, navigating our guests to exclusive dive spots unknown to other operations.
Dhonbé, our quiet engineer, is a painstaking professional who prides himself in maintaining the machinery to optimum condition, ensuring a safe and serene boating experience.
Having cut their teeth at a top-class resort hotel, both our waiter Madhee and house-keeper Rashad, are in a class by themselves. Our two chefs, Ammaday and Hema, hail from a similar background. Creating four-star meals, they delight in pampering guests with mouth-watering dishes and invigorating snacks each day.
Manthiri’s dive guides, Moosa and Ali, are without doubt the finest pair of dive guides found on any liveaboard .Moosa is a PADI certified diving instructor.Ali is a PADI certified Dive Master. They had logged more than 13000 dives between them in career spanning 18 years and 12 years respectively. In 2014 Moosa was honoured in the United States based Diving and Equipment Manufacturing Association’s (DEMA) Hall of Fame as the youngest instructor to have completed 8500 dives.
In addition to his role as head guide, Moosa is Manthiri’s photo pro. An acclaimed underwater photographer, Moosa is delighted to assist guests gain skills and will target advice to any level of experience. . Photographic novices are frequently surprised and always delighted by how much they can improve their underwater shots in a single trip.
Guests can rest assured that Manthiri is owner-managed, so every element of your trip is championed by office staff who share the same passion for excellence as our boat crew.