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Travel further south to Vaavu to seek out the larger pelagics. Maximise your chances of 'big fish' encounters and visit manta cleaning stations too!
Day 1: Join cruise in Malè
Day 2-7: Eat, Sleep & Dive. Up to 4 dives a day - 3 day dives and 1 night dive (but not guaranteed)
The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:-
06:30 - Tea, coffee and biscuits
07:00 - Dive 1 followed by full breakfast
11:00 - Dive 2 followed by lunch
15:00 - Dive 3 followed by homemade cakes and snacks
19:30 - Dinner
Day 8: Cruise ends in Malè
Diving in the Maldives is very often found on a divers wish-list of
scuba diving holidays. In the Maldives, we are proud to offer our luxury
scuba diving fleet liveaboard,
sailing a variety of stunning itineraries to highlight the best dive
sites in the Maldives. Divers can
choose between our other Maldives liveaboard vessels to optimize choice
of Maldives diving itineraries, routes, and dive sites.
The Maldives is made up of a stunning group of atolls that play host to an underwater paradise brimming with marine wildlife. Located south west of Sri Lanka in the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives include over 1200 tiny, low-lying coral islands surrounded by white sand. The abundance of marine life in the Maldives can be attributed to the ideal growing conditions the waters provide for coral reef. These coral reefs are home to more than 700 species of fish, many of which are sadly endangered. In the lagoons you can find whale sharks, turtles, octopus, manta rays and the giant Napoleon wrasse to name just a few.
The Maldives is tropical all year round and water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C. There is no minimum number of dives required by local law and all diving is done from 'dhonis' or tenders to ensure accurate entry and exits points.
Divers have the opportunity to see a huge range of beautiful hard and soft corals as well as the potential to dive with manta rays, whale sharks, sharks, turtles, barracudas, jacks and tuna. Experience the first class diving in this unique underwater world and you may never want to leave!
This itinerary travels further south to Vaavu with the purpose of seeking out the larger pelagics. More channel diving is offered to maximise your chances of 'big fish' encounters and manta cleaning stations are also visited. North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
Day 1: Check dive (N. Male), Kuda Girri Wreck (S. Male)
Day 2: Miyaru Faru / Kandooma Thila (S. Male), Miyaru Kandu / Dhevana Kandu (Vaavu) and Golden Wall / Fotheyo (Vaavu)
Day 3: Fotheyo /Hurahu Kandu (Vaavu), Rakeedhu / Vattaru (Vaavu)
Day 4: Kudarah Thila / Broken Rock (S. Ari), Maamingili Beyru / Holiday Beyru (S. Ari) and Bodu Finolhu / Beyru Thila (S. Ari)
Day 6: Rangali Madivaru/Madivaru Caves (S. Ari), Matchafushi Wreck / Rangali Madivaru (S. Ari) and Gaaviyamas Thila / Matchafushi Wreck (S. Ari)
Day 7: Omadhoo Thila / Vilamendhoo Thila (S. Ari), Feydhoo Wall / Kuda Haa (N. Male) and Back Faru (N. Male)
Day 8: Cruise ends aftdr breakfast in Malè
Fish Head - Fish Head (North Male) also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, fits the classic definition of a Thila - a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40 to 50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing sharks. Featuring a series of caves and overhangs in between where you can see thousands of blueline snappers against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians
Miyaru Faru - Unsurprisingly given that 'miyaru' means shark in Dhivehi, sharks feature prominently at this North Male spot! At around 30 metres there is an overhang which can shield you from the strength of the passing current, and with an incoming current the visibility can be excellent and the parade of pelagics and local residents, impressive. You might see a number of grey reef sharks as well as barracuda, kingfish and tuna. Large groups of eagle rays and their larger cousins, the manta rays, are often seen here, filter feeding in the plankton-rich water.
Fotteyo Kandu - Many scuba divers consider Fotteyo Kandu (Vaavu Atoll) to be the best dive site in Maldives and it is also rated among the top 5 dive sites in the world. The mouth of the channel is exposed to the ocean and during north east monsoon when the currents are incoming, a good variety of fish species gather at the entrance to the channel. Animals commonly spotted here include grey reef shark patrolling the channel mouth, jack and tuna in the deeper water, schools of midnight snappers and red snapper form in huge groups. The wall features caves, overhangs and swim-throughs at different depths. These caves and overhangs are filled with colourful yellow colour like soft coral, deeper caves and overhangs are filled with huge bushes of black corals.
Kandooma Thila - Shaped like a teardrop, Kandooma Thila is one of the most spectacular dives in the South Male Atoll, for scenery as well as for prolific fish life.
Guraidhoo Kandu South - Since the eastern side of this South Male channel is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional sail fish and hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.
Other important information
Rates: is based on shared twin standard cabins. If you are traveling alone you will sharing with a diver of the same sex. If you wish to upgrade to guaranteed single use cabin the cost of sigle supplement is 80% of the package.
If you would like to upgrade to upper deck cabin the cost is £100 per person/week
Destination good for: Large fish and other pelagics. Huge range of beautiful hard and soft corals as well as diving with manta rays, whale sharks, sharks, turtles, barracudas, jacks and tuna
Diving: Reef diving. Normally three per day. Night dives usually two-three but not guaranteed. Trip suitable for all divers, some strong currents might occur. Drift dives and negative entries required.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: As most flights to/from Male will involve arrival and departures between 00:00-06:00 we recommend that you book a pre-night hotel before your trip. The vessels in Maledives are available to board after 18:00. The official checkout time is 09:00. On leaving the liveaboard and depending on your return flight times, you will be provided with local day use facilities. Please note this does not include the use of a hotel room although these may be available to book at an additional cost. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a hotel room for your last night or for day use. If you decide to upgrade to a hotel room on the final night of your trip, check in will be from 2.00pm and check out will be at 12.00pm.
Transfers: Free arrival and departure transfers between Male airport / vessel / Male airport
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