Explore the incredible seabed of the Maldives

Scuba diver's paradise!
Diving Cruise in the Maldives
Departure Hulhumale (Maldives)
Full board
11 Days, 10 nights
You will love:
  • • The daily dives
  • • Vaavu Atoll and its world renowned spots
  • • Coral reefs and colored fish banks
Price available on request
The Maldives archipelago is a true nirvana for all divers. This cruise will take place on a yacht which is specially designed for diving cruises, your captain will take you to the most beautiful diving spots. This 11-day trip will allow you to observe countless fish species such as reef sharks, manta rays, stingrays, jacks, schools of snappers and many others. You will make 2 to 3 dives per day and enjoy free time to visit the islands.

Your Boat

Boat
Come aboard the Seafari Explorer, a beautiful 37 meters long and 10-meter wide yacht, ideal for exploring the Maldivian atolls. This modern boat has 3 decks and a jacuzzi. The sun deck is ideal for relaxation between dives. It is also the spot to watch the sunset over the horizon. The interior layout gives you plenty of space to relax and enjoy your private time. Whether you like to have a refreshing drink at the bar or listen to the music in your cabin.

Important : please note that your trip could also take place onboard the Safari Explorer 2 (43 meters long, 12 cabins and a capacity to host 22 passengers).
Specifications
Boat Model:Seafari Explorer 1
Type:Motor boat
Number of Cabins:12
Maximum Capacity:24
Crew Members:8
Comfort onboard:

Bar
Restaurant
Television
Hifi system
4G Wifi connection (depending on navigation areas)
Books
Air conditioning
Reading room
Jacuzzi
Paddleboard
Sea kayak
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin
The Seafari Explorer can accommodate up to 24 guests in its 12 cabins.
It has 8 double/twin cabins (1 double bed or 2 twin beds) and 4 triple cabins (1 double bed and 1 single bed). Each cabin is air-conditioned and has a Wi-Fi connection (depending on the sailing area) as well as a bathroom with a private toilet.

Itinerary

Map
Discover the underwater flora and fauna of the Maldives by visiting its magnificent atolls.
Day 1: Malé
On arrival at Malé airport, you will be greeted by one of the crew members who will take you to the marina. From there, you will take a dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) to reach the yacht. Once on board, you will get to know the crew and other passengers. After you will check in to your cabin and will have a quick briefing. Dinner and overnight on board.

Days 2 - 10: Diving Cruise
For more than a week, your captain and guide will select the best route through the Atolls for you to enjoy the most beautiful dives.

∼ Example of a typical day

  • Sunrise: snack (coffee, tea, fruit...) then first dive (depending on tide and area)
  • 8:30 am: breakfast
  • 9.30 am - 10.30am: sailing
  • 10:30 am: first or second dive (depending on the day)
  • 12:30 pm: lunch
  • 2 pm: sailing or second dive
  • 4 pm: visit of the island or free time
  • 6 pm: Relaxation time (bar opens)
  • Sunset: night dive (once a week)
  • 8 pm: dinner and presentation of the underwater fauna of the Indian Ocean

  • ∼ Diving sites ∼

    • South Malé Atoll:
      • Cocoa Kandu and Kandhoolua Thila are home to a variety of marine life and a coral reef
      • Guraidhoo Kandu is a particularly deep channel where you can observe eagle rays and schools of sharks.
    • Vaavu Atoll:
      • Miyaru Kandu is a protected site with numerous caves inhabited by countless fish species (angelfish, balloon fish, etc.) It is also a home to the white-tip and black-tip sharks.
      • Golden Wallis named after the colourful coral reef wall and its golden glints. Here, life proliferates at its own, special pace.
      • Alimatha HR is an exceptional site for night dives. Black-tip sharks, stingrays, big-headed jacks and nurse sharks can all be seen here.
    • South Ari Atoll:
      • Dhigga Thila offers a variety of soft coral reefs to explore. This place is home for many coral species such as the beautiful Acropora.
      • Rangali Madivaru is located to the west of Ari Atoll. It is a washing station for manta rays.
      • Maamigili HR is a long reef where it is possible to encounter whale and leopard sharks.
    • Meemu Atoll
      • Muli Corner is a reef made up of several canyons where multiple schools of jacks and barracudas, grey sharks and sometimes manta rays swim.
      • Muli Kandu is a breeding ground for turtles. However, you can also see species of snapper and schools of tuna or jacks, sharks and eagle rays.
      • Vanhuravalhi Kandu is a magnificent channel which is full of the soft corals, Here, eagle rays, schools of snappers and grey sharks can be seen.
      • Kureli Kandu is a shallow channel with a predominantly outflowing stream that supports the presence of manta rays.
      • Hakura Thila is a remarkable dive spot for all photography enthusiasts. On the northern tip, the light effects are magnificent.
    • Thaa Atoll
      • Kalhufahala Giri is a reef made of hard and soft corals where eagle rays, grey and white-tip sharks pass by every day.
      • Olhugiri Kandu is a reef where you can see schools of snappers, jacks, sharks, eagle rays and beautiful corals.

    Day 11: Mahé
    Return to the marina for the cruise disembarkation at 7:30 am. You will then be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

    Please note:
    • Itineraries and dive sites are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.
    • We choose the optimum itinerary based on the local conditions.
    • We always aim to provide the finest possible diving experience, while respecting the highest safety standards.

    Prices

    Contact us to receive the availabilities and prices for this offer
    Price includes• Transfers airport-marina-airport
    • Accommodation in shared double/twin or triple cabins
    • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • Drinks: water, tea and coffee
    • Afternoon snack
    • Package 23 dives
    • Bottle 12L
    • Bed linen, towels and bath towels
    • Nitrox 32%
    • Wifi connection (depending on sailing area)
    • Goods and Service Tax (12%)
    • Personal expenses
    • Guaranted departure with a minimum of 14 person
    Price does not include• Airline
    • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
    • Green taxes : 60 $ /person (to be paid on site)
    • Service charge* (including tips to staff): $150 /person + 10% on extras (to be paid on site)
    • DiveAssure diving insurance: $60 /person
    • Additional dive : 30 $ /person /dive
    • Single supplement
    • Guaranteed departure for more than 14 participants
    • Day Use lounge (Hulhulé-Airport hotel): approximately 60 to 100 $ /person to be paid on site. The Day Use includes 1 meal, access to the pool and bar, shower, luggage storage and shuttle to the airport. Please note that the Day Use lounge does not include a personal room

    Equipment hire (to be booked before departure and paid for on-site) :
    • Bottle 15L (100 cft AL): $30/person
    • Complete equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, stab., regulator, shorty): $240/person
    • Diving computer (mandatory): $50/person
    • Stab or regulator: $ 90/person
    • Wetsuit or mask, fins and snorkel: $40/person
    • Surface marker buoy (mandatory): $ 15/person
    • Lamp per dive: $15/person
    • Supervision fee per dive: $15/person

    Courses during the cruise (to be booked before departure, payment on booking or on board) :
    • EAN Nitrox (2 dives per package): 185 $ /person
    • Advanced Open Water (5 dives per package) : 240 $ /person
    • Certification, tables and book required (payment on board only) : 130 $ /person
    • Baptism dive (1 exercise dive + 1 exploration dive) : $150 /person
    • Introduction to freediving and/or snorkelling: $100/person

    *In the Maldives, the Sixth Amendment of the Employment Act imposes a service charge on the tourism sector from 1 January 2021.

    FAQ

    Maldives legislation limits the depth to 30 meters for recreational diving.

    Mandatory:
    - Parachute and whistle for each diver (pre-booked rental required).
    - Dive computer (pre-booked rental required).
    - Medical certificate less than one-year-old authorizing the practice of scuba diving ( bring a copy to leave on-site).
    - Proof of diving level and logbook.
    - Insurance covering water activities and specifically scuba diving (can be purchased on board for the duration of the stay).

    Recommended:
    - Flashlight and portable mirror.
    - Dive light.

    We also recommend that divers bring a first aid kit with medication for digestive problems, ecological sun cream, anti-mosquito, antihistamine cream and other items according to the indications and advice of the attending physician and the recommendations concerning the destination.
    Before departure, each participant must check that he/she is covered by assistance/repatriation insurance and specific insurance covering water activities such as scuba diving and/or snorkelling. Insurance covering scuba diving activities is mandatory for divers. Each diver must be able to provide an insurance certificate at the time of check-in.
    If not, the complementary DiveAssure insurance must be purchased on site. A medical certificate of physical fitness for diving is also mandatory. It should date less than one year old. A medical survey should be completed prior to departure or on the spot.
    To participate in this cruise, you must provide the following documents:
    - certification and logbook
    - medical certificate of fitness issued not less than one year ago
    - compulsory diving insurance

    PASSPORT: Mandatory with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of return.
    Important: The name, surname, passport number and desired number of dives for each participant must be provided to us at least 30 days before the arrival date.
    To participate in this cruise, you must have an N2, Advanced, Cmas 2 * or equivalent level with 50 registered dives.
    The cruise is open to N1, Open Water, Cmas 1 * or equivalent with 50 dives minimum with Advanced course compulsory and in compliance with prerogatives. A supervisor may be required, a decision of the instructors on board, to any diver whose technical level is not high enough to dive safely. For the same reasons, the instructors may prohibit certain dives deemed too difficult (without compensation).
    If you wish to make a cancellation, you should contact your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the circumstances, you will be charged the following cancellation fees, depending on when the cancellation is made: up to 90 days before departure = 25%; 89 to 60 days before departure = 50%; 59 to 30 days before departure = 75%; 29 days or less before departure = 100% of the total cost of your booking. We recommend that you sign up for cancellation insurance with your personal insurance provider.
    All of our skippers we offer are very professional, experienced with the qualified credentials. They speak fluent English. If you have special requirements in relation to the skipper, please let us know. The skipper is in charge of navigation and your safety on board. Do not hesitate to participate in the maneuvers, he will be delighted to teach you the basics of navigation. Regarding the organization, the skipper sleeps on the boat either in a separate cabin or in the saloon. The skipper is not in charge of cooking or doing dishes. On request, a hostess (or cook) can prepare your meals, clean the saloon, your cabins and more generally keep the boat's orderly. All of our cabin cruises include the services of a skipper and a hostess (unless otherwise stated in the contract).
    During your cruise, you will enjoy full board (international and local cuisine) including breakfast, lunch and dinner (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11) as well as water, tea and coffee.
    Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are extra (depending on availability): soft drinks, fruit juices, wine, cocktails, whisky, rum, vodka, pastis and champagne.

    Please inform us as soon as possible if you are allergic to certain foods or diets.
    On arrival and departure, passengers are transferred by Dhoni (a traditional wooden boat) for cruises departing from Male and by airplane or speed boat (with supplement) for cruises departing from other atolls or in case of late arrival. If necessary and according to the arrival and return days and flights, passengers can pay for an additional night in a double room with breakfast. For a daytime wait on the first or last day, the Hulhulé Island hotel with luggage storage, shower, bar and pool offers day use packages with room between $70 and $80 USD.
    Non-contractual rates to be paid on the spot by the passenger, depending on availability, cannot be booked and paid in advance, day use is not covered by Seafari.
    To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will put an option/hold on the reservation for you before they collect your deposit. The reservation will be considered as confirmed only after your deposit is received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), 30 to 50% of the amount of the reservation. A deposit of 100% will be required for any booking that is booked less than one month from the departure. The balance must be paid no later than 45 days before the date of departure.
    The time difference between London and the Maldives is + 4 H in summer, + 5 H in winter.
    The local currency is the Maldivian rupee or rufiyaa (Mrf), divided into 100 laaris. In July 2016, 1 € = 17 Mrf and 100 Mrf = 5,80 €.
    It is forbidden to import or export rufiyaas.
    On location, the most popular currency is the US dollar. However, Euros are accepted everywhere.
    For a trip to the Maldives, we advise you to check that you are up to date on all universal immunizations (DTPP, hepatitis B), and hepatitis A. We also advise you to check with your doctor.
    Before your departure for your Maldives cruise, you must verify that your passport is electric/biometric and valid for at least 6 months after your stay. You must also have a return or continuation ticket and be able to justify sufficient resources: at least 100 US $, + 50 US $ per day.
    Why cruise with us?
    We have selected the very best boats, each with excellent crew members who will ensure you have a relaxing and unforgettable holiday! No sailing experience required: discover a different way to see the world, on board a boat with family or friends!

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