Maldives in the Indian Ocean is often found on a divers wish-list of scuba diving holidays. Made up of a stunning group of atolls that are host to an underwater paradise brimming with marine wildlife, tropical all year round and water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C.
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 first class diving in a unique underwater world onboard the stunning and spacious M/Y blue Voyager.
Join us for our Pelagic Encounters, Maldives trip in February 2020, for some spectacular diving, 7 nights, upto 3 dives per day, plus night dives.
Pelagic Encounters, Maldives - on M/Y blue Voyager
DATES : 29th February - 8th March 2020
ABOARD : M/Y blue Voyager
COST : £2495pp, free 30 day visa
DEPOSIT : *£250 per person PLACES : 26
M/Y blue Voyager a 37-metre, steel hulled vessel that boasts three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins. Indoor dining area, a bar and sky lounge, as well as a Jacuzzi. A shaded outdoor lounge area can be found on the Mid Deck, plus four different sun decks: a viewing deck located at the front of both the Mid Deck and Upper Deck, an open-air deck on the Top Deck and a ocean deck at the stern of the boat, all providing comfortable seating and loungers.
In the evenings the flood lights will illuminate the water just off the ocean deck to attract plankton which brings the manta rays and whale sharks.
North Ari Fish Head - also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor. One of the best sites for seeing sharks, and features a series of caves and overhangs where you can see thousands of blueline snapper against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians.
Miyaru Faru - 'miyaru' means shark in Dhivehi, sharks feature prominently at this North Male spot. At 30 metres an overhang shields you from the strength of the passing current, and the visibility can be excellent. The parade of pelagics and local residents are impressive. You might see 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 the 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, commonly spotted grey reef sharks patrol 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, filled with a colourful yellow colour like soft coral, deeper caves and overhangs are filled with huge bushes of black corals.
Kandooma Thila - Shaped like a teardrop it is one of the most spectacular dives in the South Male Atoll, for scenery as well as for prolific fish life.
Guraidhoo Kandu South - The eastern side of 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.
Price includes: Return flights from London - Malé, internal transfers, full board accommodation
on the vessel based on double occupancy (incl. water, tea, coffee), all diving on 12lt cylinder
with air fills and weights, and Green tax.
For further information please call Jason on 01793 423 363.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
*Please note deposits are non-refundable
Diving Maldives - Liveaboard - February 29th - March 8th, 2020