We have two new Maldives Liveaboards offering Last Minute sales. Contact us for details...! These charters offer air conditioned cabins, full board (all meals), stay 7 nights - pay for 6 nights. Experience all the fabulous diving you expect in the Maldives.
Handhu Liveaboard ~ $1526 USD Per Person
Discount Charter Dates: 20-27 February 2016
Theia Liveaboard ~ $1995 Per Person
Discount Charter Dates: 11-18 April, 18-25 April, 25 April to 2 May 2016
Carpe Vita Liveaboard
Maldives Deep South Shark Itinerary
February 28 to March 10, 2016
We have one (1) remaining male share cabin on the popular Carpe Vita on a Maldives Deep South Shark itinerary. The charter departs Male and ends in Addu. The charter rate includes domestic return airfare from Addu to Male. Check out the itinerary map below. Ask for our discounted rate on this charter. Published rates listed below are in USD:
Green Tax $66 payable onboard
Fuel surcharge $100 payable onboard
Nitrox $200 payable onboard
Maldives Deep South Shark Trip - Carpe Vita Liveaboard
February 28 to March 10, 2016
We have the last remaining cabins on a Maldives charter on the Carpe Vita, our favourite ship in the Maldives. First class all the way…! This charter is 11 nights from February 28 to March 10, 2016. Rates on this trip: Main Deck Cabin = $4,549 and Lower Deck = $4,329 USD per person. Fuel surcharge $100 per person, Green Tax $66 per person, Nitrox $200 per person.
This itinerary requires a one-way domestic flight from Addu (GAN) at the end of the trip at an approximate cost of $260 per person.
Male to Addu on the Carpe Vita
Atolls covered: South Male, South Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhoo, Fuvahmulah and Addu
This unique 11 night trip will be starting from Male and end all the way past the equator in Addu. On this 11 night trip South Ari atoll is added. Guests will require a domestic flight back after the trip from Gan (Addu) to Male airport or from Male to Addu to join the trip. The routing is suitable for experienced divers only due to the currents and number of channel dives involved. The routing is focussed on seeing lots of sharks including possible thresher and tiger sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks and mantas plus the possibility of seeing the rare Mola molas (sunfish). The map below gives a tentative overview of the routing, but will be weather depending. Because of the distance that needs to be covered this trip will only provide 3 dives a day instead of the package of 4 normally offered on the Carpe Vita.
Eagle Ray Liveaboard - Maldives BOGO Deal
We have started to book the Eagle Ray liveaboard in the Maldives and have a great BOGO deal to offer. This book one, second diver is 50% OFF is available on four charters this summer. Dates are:
- August Charters: August 16-23 and August 23-30, 2015
- September Charters: August 30 to September 6 and September 6-13, 2015
7 Night BOGO Rates: 1st diver = $1270 USD, 2nd diver = $636 Total $1906 for 2 divers or $953 USD per person…!
The Eagle Ray was built in 2005, and has room for 12 crew members and 18 passengers. Each cabin is 10 feet by 12 feet, and features air conditioning, hot/cold water. The ship also features a full dining hall and bar plus an array of entertainment and navigational features. This includes TV, GPS, library games, and cell phone access. The Eagle Ray is capable of traveling at 10 knots, and is perfect for covering a wide range of diving sites.
Maavahi Liveaboard $2243 USD Per Person
Meemu Atoll - Maldives
21 September to 01 October, 2015
The Maavahi Liveaboard in the Maldives is embarking on a new route to Meemu Atoll. Book this 10 day charter and experience some new and exciting dives sites rarely visited in the Maldives. Your charter will include double or twin cabin accommodations, full board meals, 2-3 dives per day plus a night dive, BBQs and excursions as offered, and 12% tax. Our rate for this trip is $2243 USD per person. Limited availability, book fast.
** SOLD OUT **
Maldives Far North Expedition on the Explorer Ventures Carpe Vita
December 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016 - $4164 per person
The Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was built in the Maldives by Amir Mansoor and started operations in 2011. The charters cater to a maximum of 20 divers with 10 cabins on 3 decks thus providing more space than her sister ship, the Carpe Diem.
Join us on an 11-night new route and itinerary for the Carpe Vita December 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016. This fantastic liveaboard will take you to some new and seldom visited reefs and as yet unexplored dive sites.
Explorer Ventures has come up with a unique routing that nobody else is doing yet, starting and ending in Male to avoid domestic flights needed. However due to the additional distance covered there will be an increased fuel surcharge. Because of the distance we need to cover, the minimum amount of nights needed to do this trip is 11 nights or more. These will be the first trips conducted by us to the far North and even though a lot of sites are known to us there will be some exciting exploration of new sites during the trip as well. The trip will take the guests away from other boat traffic, meaning you will be the only boat on most of the dive sites the further North we go. The North is characterized by beautiful reef formations and abundance of fish life. The trip will have some great shark life as well as manta cleaning station sites and an exciting site with friendly green turtles. By adding Ari atoll and Vaavu atoll at the end you will still have a chance to see the whale shark and do the famous manta and whale shark night dives but more boat traffic there to be expected. The trip will only be able to offer 3 dives a day. Planned trip route is shown on a map below.
North Male – Lhaviyani – Shaviyani – Haa Dhaalu – Noonu – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male
This package includes: 11 nights lower deck accommodations aboard the vessel; 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks; 3 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives; use of tanks, weights and belts; non alcoholic beverages and 2 glasses or beer or wine with dinner; airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation; GST 12%.
$4164 Per Person plus $400 per person fuel surcharge and $6 per day Government Green Fee
Isis Cruiser to the Maldives - Last Minute Sale Dates
Male - Ari - Vaava
Dive Into Happiness
ISIS Cruiser | Diving
From 18 April 2015 to 25 April 2015
From 25 April 2015 to 02 May 2015
From 02 May 2015 to 09 May 2015
USD 1435 per person 07 nights inclusive of 12% TGST
Male' | Ari | Vaavu
North Male Atoll
The North Male Atoll is one of the most developed atolls in terms of hotel and resort development. There are at least 20 resort islands operating in the North Male Atoll. It is also home to some excellent diving spots.
Banana Reef was the first dive site to be discovered in the Maldives continues to be one of the most popular. The dive, which ranges in depth from 5 to 30 meters, has several interesting characteristics including a pinnacle and some overhangs. Coral formations here are prolific and colorful, attracting an extensive variety of fish, including squirrelfish, bannerfish, and oriental sweetlips. Currents can be strong at times around the reef, with occasional turbulence around the overhangs. The use of a safety sausage is recommended.
Kuda Haa is a dramatic pinnacle, or thila, dive, which is widely considered one of the highlights of diving in the Maldives. Diving at Kuda Haa is at its best when the currents are not strong, when it is easy to navigate between the two parts of the pinnacle. Marine life to be expected at Kuda Haa is diverse and plentiful, including many macro species, including nudibranchs, flatworms, leaf fish, and frog fish.
South Male Atoll
The Male Atoll is divided into two sections, the North and South. They are both located on the eastern side of the Maldives. The South Male Atoll is home to a number of tourist resorts and some of the finest scuba diving in the Maldives.
Cocoa Corner (Cocoa Thila)
Cocoa Corner is a dive site that can be explored in several different ways and with the right current and conditions, it’s is the best shark show around Male Atoll. Many dive guides consider crossing from Cocoa Corner to Kandooma Thila. With the right current, divers begin the dive from Cocoa Corner and while maintaining a depth of 25 to 29 metres, they swim across the current while parallel to the edge at 40 metres. This gives a natural reference that divers are maintaining the correct position while crossing to the Thila and divers are not taken too far inside the channel. The Thila lies in the middle of the channel about 15 metres from the channel edge. Here, divers will see schools of grey reef sharks from big mother sharks to newborn babies patrolling the edge of the channel together. Eagle rays and schooling jack fish are also common at the beginning of the Thila. By the time divers reach the Thila, their bottom time should be running out and the best thing to do is to swim to the top of the Thila and continue diving in shallower waters. A safety sausage is a must at Cocoa Corner and divers should be prepared to make an open water safety stop.
Guraidhoo Kandu South
Guraidhoo Kandu South is sometimes also known as Guraidhoo Corner. Currents at Guraidhoo Kandu are strong, making this a dive site appropriate for advanced, experienced divers. Gray reef sharks are common visitors at Guriadhoo Kandu when the currents are incoming, along with several pelagic species and eagle rays. Divers should be very cautious at this dive site, as the currents can pull you away from the reef and there is often underwater turbulence.
The Maldives, an island republic with more than 1,000 islands and atolls offers scuba dives amazing dive experiences. The multitude of dive sites owe their abundance of marine life to the nutrient-rich currents that feed the coral reefs.
The channels between the islands and atolls can create strong currents that besides feeding nutrients to the marine environment, offer challenging drift dives along the reef walls. Other dive sites offer underwater pinnacles and protected lagoons offer calm areas that thrive with marine life.
The Maldives is an underwater photographers paradise. Macro critters are in abundance and for those who love encounters with large pelagics, sharks, whale sharks, grouper, eagle rays and mantas, and Napoleon wrasse are found. Shark species include tigers, hammerheads, and threshers.
Visibility is usually 20-40 meters (65-130 feet) and water temperatures range between 23-26 degrees C (78-84 degrees F). Dive conditions are excellent all year but November thru May are out of the summer monsoon season. Many of the dive sites throughout the Maldives are marine protected areas.