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14 nights

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From £4395

Maldives Diving Adventure

Combining a week onboard a great liveaboard with a week in a resort makes the ideal gateway to the Maldives as you will have the opportunity to experience both worlds.

Tour Price

  • From £4395 per person
  • Deposit: £600 per person
  • Single Supplement: Available on request

Additional Information

With luscious palm trees and crystal clear waters, the Maldives is an idyllic paradise. From hammerhead and whale sharks to manta rays and turtles your diving experience will be unforgettable.

MV Emperor Voyager is a luxurious, modern and spacious boat cursing some of the best reefs in the Maldives from January 2015. This Nitrox and rebreather equipped boat will give you a week full of fun and adventure.

The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa surrounded by a beautiful lagoon offers you an enticing blend of fun, relaxation and luxury in a setting of extraordinary natural magnificence.

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Itinerary Overview

Your adventure starts at London Heathrow with a Srilankan Airlines flight.

Flight departs London Heathrow, terminal 3 at 20:40 arriving Male at 14:20 the next day. Your flight will go via Colombo arriving 12:40 and departing at 13:25.

Transfer from Male International Airport to Male port.

Male port is on a little island right next to the airport. On arrival you will be met by a member of the MV Emperor Voyager and transferred between the islands.

While you are waiting to board you can go to one of the small shops on the port island to get some refreshments.

Board the MV Emperor Voyager for a week of fun and diving!

Time to get your gear together and jump in the water!

A week aboard the MV Emperor Voyager will give you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting for you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerising marine life of so many varieties.

Flexibility is key! The dive crew does not follow an exact itinerary so you have the opportunity to explore this underwater world no matter what time of the year you decide to visit.

Disembark the MV Emperor Voyager and seaplane transfer to Vilamendhoo Island.

After disembarking the MV Emperor Voyager, you will start the next exciting part of the trip and if by now you have not seen Mantas yet this may just be the chance that you will need.

A member of the Vilamendhoo Resort will be waiting for you at the airport and will guide you through the terminal to get to the seaplane. The seaplane transfer takes about 25 minutes from Male.

Maximum checked-In luggage is 20 kilos per person.

Enjoy 5 days of shore diving with Euro Divers.

Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo is located on a private jetty just a few meters away from a magnificent reef. Vilamendhoo is located directly between two channels, making this spectacular house reef very versatile and therefore ranks among the best in the Maldives for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Boat dives are available to the outer reefs but these will be subject to a local charge.

Just relax and re-live the holiday memories.

You can choose to relax by the beach and take in the beautiful views or opt to have a pampering day. The Duniye Spa over-the-water provides a tropical spa experience for women and men, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality.

If you prefer to stay active, that's also ok as the resort offers a range of activities including football and sports tournaments, board games, sunset cruises and much more.

Say your goodbyes and start your journey home.

The hotel will have organised your seaplane transfer time which will connect with the onward international flight.

The international flight departs Male at 09:25 and arrives London Heathrow at 19:10. Flight via Colombo, arriving 11:20 and departing at 12:50.

Available Experiences

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Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Liquid Resort Dumaguete

We have just returned from two weeks at Liquid in Dumagete, the resort was excellent in every respect our room was spacious had all the facilities we required and was kept spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and the bar/catering facilities very informal with attentive and friendly service. The diving was not the most testing we have done but was very enjoyable both from the boat or from the shore, the area is certainlky worth a visit if you want to see frog fish, they are everywhere all sizes and colours not sure we had a dive when we didnt see some. Apo island was well woth bthe long boat ride the corals among the best we have ever seen. The dive centre staff, the guiodes and the boat (and Jeep) crews were all knowledgeable friendly and looked after us very well (i still find it hard to stand back while someone else insists on sorting out my gear for me). ll in all a brilliant holiday and we will be retuning. Thje arrangements by Ultimate Diving from booking up to our return home were as usualm impecable with all our requirements being met and our expectations exceeded.

Nick & Jo C

Philippines Twin Centre

We have just returned from our diving holiday in the Philippines booked through Ultimate Diving. Gail, our contact at Ultimate was extremely helpful and patient, making sure we got the right holiday planned, making brilliant suggestions and answering all our never-ending questions (sorry Gail we just couldn’t believe we each had 46KG luggage allowance).

Dwyer K

Atlantis Dumaguete

We had a fantastic 11-night stay at Atlantis Dumaguete. The resort itself was very good – lovely food, almost all waiter-served with a different menu every day; beautiful gardens and a lovely beach; and a very good and extremely reasonable spa. The dive centre couldn’t do enough for me; they were happy to run local boat dives for a single diver, were very good a critter-spotting, and did all the carrying of equipment, and washed all my gear for me at the end of the holiday.

Roberts A

El Gouna Red Sea

El Gouna was excellent, lovely marinas surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants with pavement seating, no lads culture with super diving. Excellent value for money The destination met my expectations Ground organisation went smoothly Captains Inn is the best low cost hotel I have stayed in for Egypt Dive centre was friendly and professional making the overall experience a wonderful holiday. A relaxed resort ideal for families, couples and those just wanting to dive with a noticeable reduction in bars thumping out music, live sport and stag/hen runs, let that stay in Sharm el sheikh, when it opens. An abundance of dive sites with the best reefs I have seen in a long time.

Robert F

Malapascua and Dumaguete

Our 2 centre diving holiday in the Philippines, organised by Marcelina Jesus from Ultimate Diving, was faultless and well thought out, it was only the local weather conditions, road infrastructures and our lack of speaking the local language that prevented it from being 100% for us. However the centres and Marcelina’s organisation were faultless. The things seen at the diving sites went beyond all Expectations of the diver with the dive guides pointing out small life which could easily have been missed by me.

Morgan R

Truk Master, BLR & Tokyo

Having used Ultimate Dive for many years I will never use another company. Attention to detail, accuracy, support and dedication are a few words to summarise. Marcelina is dedicated to the client and goes beyond what is expected to ensure a perfect experience.

Sandra & Kim

Cobalt Coast Resort

A comfortable, friendly hotel, and a first class dive team. The best organised boat-diving we’ve ever done. I would give the whole holiday a 9, brilliant!

Wilsher J

10 days on board the Okeanos Aggressor

If you’re looking for a tour operator who is efficient, knowledgeable and super organised, Marcelina , Ultimate Diving is the place to go! Pre-trip, nothing was too much trouble, and the trip itself? Amazing. Every little detail was taken care of, and of course, the diving was incredible.

Amy S

Truk Master and BLR

The diving. Well what can I say. For anyone who enjoys diving wrecks, I fail to see how this coud be beaten. Up to 4 dives per day, I did 30 dives John 32 out of a possible 34. Average depths 30 – 40 meters. The conditions made the diving very easy. No current, good viz, (though the sea itself was often quite milky) easy bouancy and good dive guides. All this made decompression almost a pleasure. Clarity of the water inside the wrecks was incredible and with the help of Dave our guide we penetrated deep into the wrecks including a number of enine rooms. John has become an engine room junkie. So I think you will have guessed that this was one of my best dive holidays ever.

Paul, M

10 days Shark Diving in South Africa & Mozambique

Greg and I had a great 10 days and felt that the holiday was extremely good value for money. The way that Scuba Addicts work with the two different venues really worked with the different diving and the last day also gave us the opportunity to see lists of wildlife such as hippos, giraffes, zebras, eagles, crocs and was a perfect end to the week. Everything worked very well, transfers etc. The hospitality from all the staff at all 3 venues was excellent and they went out of they’re way to keep us amused!!

Caroline, M

Enquire to find out more and personalise one of our selected itineraires, many of our itineraires are based on regular trips we offer our clients and give a good overview of what we can offer alongside our personalisation service. Speak to an expert to creat your perfect holiday including diving, experiences and stop-overs.

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