Wednesday 29th November – Friday 15th December 2017
Start your paradise diving adventure today…
Itinerary: Central Atolls and Beyond
Aboard: M/Y blue Voyager & Bandos Island Resort
We have two options for this holiday, the 12 day liveaboard followed by three nights all inclusive at the Island of Bandos Resort, or just the 12 day liveaboard. During the 12 days on board, you have the possibility of 33+ dives, an extra three days R&R would be amazing.
£3739 per person 12 days liveaboard and 3 days resort
£2995 per person 12 days live aboard
M/Y blue Voyager was fully refurbished in 2015 ready for her move to the Maldives. M/Y blue Voyager is a 37m, 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.
The island of Bandos is a perfect setting for relaxing and some time of bliss away from work. The sense of calm and serenity the island emanates is truly otherworldly. The gentle lull of the sea, the whistling breeze, and the rustling of the palm fronds on the beach will help you forget the stress of daily life.
Your holiday in paradise includes:
Return flights London to Male, 12 nights full board accommodation on MY blue Voyager in a standard Room, visa, internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water, Maldivian bed taxes, and a BBQ, return speedboat transfers between Male and the resort, 3 nights all-inclusive accommodation at the Bandos Resort in a standard room with 2 adults sharing, GST and Green Tax.
This itinerary gives you 12 days on board and will include a combination of either the Central and Northern Atolls or the Central and Southern Atolls. So you can expect to visit some (but not all!) of the following: North and South Male Atolls, Felidhoo Atoll, Meemu Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North and South Nilandhoo Atolls, Baa Atoll and Lhaviyani Atoll.
**PLEASE NOTE** the dive sites below are just an example of the route taken and are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and local seasonal knowledge and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll
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 40-50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing populations of grey reef sharks and white tip reef 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.
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.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
If you would like to make a booking we will require a £300 or £375 deposit per person to secure your space depending on which holiday option you are taking.
PAYMENT PLAN LIVEABOARD ONLY
PAYMENT 1: 10% deposit due at time of booking (£300)
PAYMENT 2: 25% due by 28th February 2017 (£450)
PAYMENT 3: 100% due by 30th August 2017 (£2245)
PAYMENT PLAN INCLUDING BANDOS EXTENSION
PAYMENT 1: 10% deposit due at time of booking (£375)
PAYMENT 2: 25% due by 28th February 2017 (£560)
PAYMENT 3: 100% due by 30th August 2017 (£2804)