Liquid Diving Adventures

Moonima

Moonima


Built: 2002
Construction: Wood hull
Length: 30 meters / 100 feet
Beam: 10 meters / 30 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 20
Fuel Capacity: 10 tons
Fresh Water: 6,000 liters
Nitrox $

Schedules & Availability


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spaces

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24 MAR2024
14 nights
Deep South Male-Gan
7 available spaces
+4 options
from
USD 5247.-
from
USD 4460.-
Special -15%
7 available spaces
+4 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
24 Mar 2024
Male
disembark:
07 Apr 2024
Gan
Boot Special 2024
- 15% off + NITROX FOR FREE

Prices & Availability

Standard Double / Twin
Lower Deck
USD 5571.-
USD 4736.-
2 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
+4 options
Standard - Cabin 4
Lower Deck
USD 5247.-
USD 4460.-
1 space only male
Standard Double only
Lower Deck
USD 5571.-
USD 4736.-
4 spaces
Standard Double
Upper Deck
USD 5971.-
USD 5076.-
fully booked

Surcharges payable at location

Green Tax
USD
84.-
Treibstoffzuschlag/Fuel surcharge
USD
210.-
Gesetzliche Service Charge/Government service charge/Tip
USD
210.-
 Booking Request
21 APR2024
14 nights
Best Of Maldives
20 available spaces
from
USD 5247.-
from
USD 4460.-
Special -15%
20 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
21 Apr 2024
Male
disembark:
05 May 2024
Male
Boot Special 2024
- 15% off + NITROX FOR FREE

Prices & Availability

Standard Double / Twin
Lower Deck
USD 5571.-
USD 4736.-
8 spaces
Standard - Cabin 4
Lower Deck
USD 5247.-
USD 4460.-
2 spaces
Standard Double only
Lower Deck
USD 5571.-
USD 4736.-
4 spaces
Standard Double
Upper Deck
USD 5971.-
USD 5076.-
6 spaces

Surcharges payable at location

Green Tax
USD
84.-
Treibstoffzuschlag/Fuel surcharge
USD
210.-
Gesetzliche Service Charge/Government service charge/Tip
USD
210.-
 Booking Request
05 MAY2024
10 nights
Best Of Maldives
9 available spaces
from
USD 3129.-
from
USD 2660.-
Special -15%
9 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
05 May 2024
Male
disembark:
15 May 2024
Male
Boot Special 2024
- 15% off + NITROX FOR FREE

Prices & Availability

Standard Double / Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3129.-
USD 2660.-
3 spaces
Standard - Cabin 4
Lower Deck
USD 2825.-
USD 2402.-
fully booked
Standard Double only
Lower Deck
USD 3129.-
USD 2660.-
4 spaces
Standard Double
Upper Deck
USD 3414.-
USD 2902.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable at location

Green Tax
USD
60.-
Treibstoffzuschlag/Fuel surcharge
USD
150.-
Gesetzliche Service Charge/Government service charge/Tip
USD
150.-
 Booking Request
15 MAY2024
11 nights
Best Of Maldives
12 available spaces
+4 options
from
USD 3441.-
from
USD 2925.-
Special -15%
12 available spaces
+4 options

Departure/Arrival

embark:
15 May 2024
Male
disembark:
26 May 2024
Male
Boot Special 2024
- 15% off + NITROX FOR FREE

Prices & Availability

Standard Double / Twin
Lower Deck
USD 3441.-
USD 2925.-
4 spaces
+4 options
Standard - Cabin 4
Lower Deck
USD 3051.-
USD 2594.-
fully booked
Standard Double only
Lower Deck
USD 3441.-
USD 2925.-
4 spaces
Standard Double
Upper Deck
USD 3751.-
USD 3189.-
4 spaces

Surcharges payable at location

Green Tax
USD
66.-
Treibstoffzuschlag/Fuel surcharge
USD
165.-
Gesetzliche Service Charge/Government service charge/Tip
USD
165.-
 Booking Request

Moonima
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Moonima
Renovated in 2015, the Moonima is a child- and non-diver-friendly liveaboard based out of the Maldives. The 30-meter ship is known for its cozy decor and trips to iconic dive sites. Accommodating up to 18 guests, the ship has rooms with double and double/twin setups. All rooms are located on the lower deck and include air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, towels, hairdryers, and toiletries. There is an air-conditioned saloon, sun deck, and sun loungers on board. The restaurant offers western, local, and buffet-style meals as well as alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, and snacks. Water and tea are complimentary,
Diving in the Maldives is popular year-round but ideal from November to May. The ship’s itineraries include tours of the Maldives’ famous atolls, such as North Male, South Male, Ari Atolls, and Baa. Divers will spot reefs, walls, pinnacles, drop-offs, reef sharks, and giant mantas on their dive trips. Popular stops along the North and South Male atolls feature caves, channels, octopuses, eels, white- and black-tip sharks, and a cleaning station for mantas. The Ari Atoll is known for diving encounters with pelagic life like whale sharks and plankton-enriched water. The average water temperature in the Maldives is 29° Celsius, and a 3mm wetsuit is recommended.
Known for its colorful coral and diverse marine life, the Maldives is a hotspot for underwater photographers. The ship has a photography station with separate rinse tanks and a camera charging station. Moonima provides dives with a ratio of one dive guide for every nine divers. Guests can go on two to three dives a day for 16-17 dives per week and take various diving courses. All dives are required to be buddy dives, and the maximum depth for diving is 30 meters. Decompression diving, solo diving, and technical diving are prohibited. Moonima offers nitrox for EAN-certified divers but does not support technical diving or rebreathers.
Narrative text and photographs courtesy of the Moonima.



Dive Conditions

The conditions are generally good all the year around Maldives. Air temperature is 26°C to 32°C year-round. The average water temperature ranges from 27°C to 30°C year-round. Divers can expect visibility from 15m to 40m depending on the season and location. The visibility is not as good during the rainy season, May to August. Currents depend a lot on tide and location, and ranges from none in the lagoon to very strong in the channels. Dive depths range from 5m to 40m. The coral reefs are shallow and most of the dive sites are between 10 and 20 meters deep.
Due to the medium to strong currents, drift dives are common. Often divers have to do a negative entry, which means the moment you enter the water, you must descend to the bottom. The Maldives is recommended for the intermediate level or experienced diver. Because of the depths and currents, dives in the Maldives are usually 45 - 50 minutes for many divers. There are many dives sites which are suitable for novice divers as well which are protected from the currents, and novice divers can do drift dives on the long reefs not affected by tricky currents.