Maldives diving aboard the Blue Voyager Liveaboard:
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Itinerary: Best of the Maldives Diving
Dates: 16th – 27th November 2016 (10 nights on board)
Aboard: M/Y blue Voyager
Originally sailing as a blue o two fleet vessel in the Red Sea, M/Y blue Voyager now welcomes 26 divers on board to sail the pearls of the Indian Ocean, the magical islands of the Maldives.
Built in 2006 and refurbished in 2015 ready for her move to the Maldives, M/Y blue Voyager is a 37 metre, steel hulled vessel that boasts three spacious double and ten twin cabins. She features a separate outdoor dining area, bar and sky lounge, as well as a luxurious Jacuzzi.
M/Y blue Voyager benefits from a separate tender and diving dhoni which allows for the best use of space on the liveaboard to explore the pearls of the Indian Ocean in comfort. The vessel is also equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and camera station.
Maldives Diving – The Itinerary…
The name of this fantastic itinerary says it all! The ‘Best of the Maldives’ itinerary takes you to a selection the most fantastic dives sites in the area to show you the best of the Maldives. Dive pristine reefs, explore beautiful caves and overhangs, and experience thrilling shark dives in some of the best areas to see hammerheads and grey reef sharks.
Rasdhoo Madivaru – Rashdoo
Rasdhoo Madivaru Corner is located in the corner of the channel into the atoll. Madivaru has its fame amongst seasoned divers of the Maldives. It has one of the most spectacular and confusing reef formations found in Ari Atoll. Hammerhead sharks emerge in big numbers just before sunrise swimming in large groups. Dolphins, dog tooth tunas along with schools of black snapper are seen at the reef edge during the early hours. Divers get an opportunity to view white tip reef sharks, pelagics, trevallys, little tunas, jacks, ribbon eels, fish leaves tunas, napoleon wrasse and barracudas. Experience the thrilling scuba diving adventure amongst fine coral formations with highest underwater visibility.
Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male
Since the eastern side of the 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.
Fish Head – North Ari
Fish Head 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 snapper against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians.
Fotteyo Kandul – Vaavu Atoll
Considered by many as one of the best dive sites in the Maldives, the atoll offers pristine reefs on the eastern side and thrilling shark dives – look out for hammerheads and grey reef sharks. A more challenging dive site which is not really advised for novice divers. Reef hooks recommended.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
£2695 per person!
Includes: Return flights London to Male, 10 nights full board accommodation on vessel, visa, internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water, Maldivian bed taxes, and a BBQ.
Maldives diving is probably the best in the world.
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