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MV Emperor Voyager

A luxurious, modern and spacious boat.

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 MV Emperor Voyager is a 30 metre luxurious, modern and spacious liveaboard built to maximum high standard. Comfortably accommodating up to 20 divers in its seven twin and three double en-suite and air conditioning cabins, the MV Emperor Voyager will take you to some of the best dive sites around the Male and Ari Atolls. The main deck has a large outdoor dining table, a corner bar and a drinks area to keep you well entertained at the end of each diving day, the perfect spot to interact and socialise with other divers aboard. The upper deck has a home theatre and comfortable sofas, whilst outside you will find the VIP lounge with sofas and chairs facing the sea where you can relax and enjoy an aperitif while watching the beautiful sunset. The sundeck is also the perfect place for catching those sunrays or having a nap in hammocks or deckchairs.

All diving is done from her large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. The MV Emperor Voyager is rebreather-friendly boat, able to support Poseidon MKVI, AP vision and manual Megalodon units. She also offers NITROX free of charge for qualified divers as well as a photography charging stations for those looking to get the perfect underwater shot.

Maldivian authorities state that the maximum depth for diving is restricted to 30 metres. All divers are required to carry a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and a dive computer on every dive (availble for rental aboard with advanced notice).

Standard Twin Stateroom

The Emperor Voyager has 5 twin cabins; 1 on the main deck and 4 on the lower deck. These are all ensuite and have air conditioning and a fan.

  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning

Double Cabin

There are 3 double cabins aboard the Emperor Voyager which are all on the lower deck. They all have private bathrooms and have air conditioning.

  • Double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

There are 2 Upper Deck Twin Cabins available aboard the Emperor Voyager, both with ensuite, air-con and a fan.

  • Large windows and great views
  • Fan and air condition available
  • Close to the sundeck

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Route Options

This is the Best of the Maldives - and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerising marine life of so many varieties. We don't follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
South Ari Atoll: Whale Sharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles.

Join in the world famous Manta Madness at Hanifaru Bay, where massive majestic mantas venture in for a feeding frenzy between July and October each year.

This seasonal route will take you on a manta adventure to the northern atolls and back again with a weekly departure from Male. As well as mantas, you can get up close and personal with whale sharks, hammerheads and reef sharks. Manta rays and whale sharks follow in vast numbers the plankton that is swept into the shallow lagoons to feed. The dive sites selected for this itinerary will allow you to see mantas swim and hopefully give you all week long sightings.

Built with the diver in mind, the MV Orion offers an equally welcome attraction to the non-diver. And at a super-spacious 39 metres in length, Orion delivers hotel standards in every aspect. Her 12 cabins are some of the largest you will find on a liveaboard anywhere, accommodating 24 guests.

Vessel Details

Guest Numbers 20
Length & Beam 30 metres long and 9 metres beam
Engines 360 Hp Doosan Daewoo
Generators 2 x 27 KW Kohler / 1 x 25 KW Onan
Number of Cabins 2 twin bed cabins on the upper deck, 1 twin bed cabin on the main deck and 3 double and 4 twin bed cabins on the lower deck.
Water Makers 8 tonnes/24h RO Plant
Navigation & Communication Navigation & Communication
Entertainment Home theatre system available on the upper deck
Single Supplement 80%

NITROX Available on board free of charge for qualified divers
Rebreather Facilities Available on board (Rebreather tank - $15.00, side mount SS550 - $20.00 per day and twin set (2 x 12 ltr) - $15.00 per day
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rentals at $50.00 per day
Medical Oxygen & First Aid Oxygen system with 100% demand /Medic First Aid Kit
Dive Deck Large diving dhoni, fully equipped with compressors, tanks & oxygen kits

Mask Pre-paid EUR15,On-board EUR18
Fins Pre-paid EUR20,On-board EUR23
Wet suit Pre-paid EUR50,On-board EUR57
Regulator Pre-paid EUR70,On-board EUR80
BCD Pre-paid EUR70,On-board EUR80
Dive computer Pre-paid EUR15,On-board EUR18
Torch Pre-paid EUR50,On-board EUR57
Full equipment Pre-paid EUR160,On-board EUR183

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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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Maaya thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A Protected Marine Area, this offers one of the best-known dives in the Maldives. There is a remarkable variety of marine life on the thila, including grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles, stonefish, frogfish, zebra morays, batfish and many, many more species. At the edge of the thila, where there is a large coral overhang full of bright orange Tubastrea corals.The top of the rock, at 15m (50ft), is covered in colourful soft corals. The vertical side of the rock drops down to the atoll plate at 40m (130ft). In this channel between the satellite rock and the thila, grey reef sharks often patrol and we have seen guitar shark here on a number of occasions.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Hukrueli Faru

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Madi means ‘ray’ in Dhivehi. In the northeast season this is a superb manta ray cleaning station. As with many good manta points, the reef slopes down gently from its top at 8m (25ft) to the atoll floor at 30m (100ft). Although there are many cleaning stations along this 1km reef, the area where the mantas are most active is midway along the northern side. This site attacts mantas, which hover like great spaceships in the current. To the east of the basin the reef forms a wall which drops steeply down to the sand floor at 30m (100ft). At a depth of 25m (80ft) there is a large cave running along the reef for 200m (220yd).

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Broken Rock

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Beside Kudarah Thila this is most probably the most, well known dive site in south-Ari atoll. A 2m wide Canyon splits this small thila in two parts, from the west towards east side, which gives this reef its name. This Canyon is the main attraction, on this wonderful submerged reef, covered in soft corals. On the north side at a depth of around 25-30m are two big coral blocks with overhangs, and beautiful fan corals which (torchlight recommended!) are well worth a visit. The top reef has intact hard coral growth and with some luck, even a leaf fish can be spotted along with a variety of marine life. Depth and strong currents make this thila suitable for experienced divers only - watch your no-decompression limits!

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Kudarah Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

The most famous dive site in south Ari-Atoll and has already, in 1995, become a “Protected Marine Area.” A wonderful small reef, with lot’s of soft corals and an abundant fish life makes all dives an unforgettable experience. There is an arch to dive through on the west side and the two big overhangs on the east side are typical marks on this unique dive site. Thousands of blue stripped snappers cover the reef like a yellow carpet and big blue fin jack fish can be watched while hunting the smaller fusiliers. Also white tip reef sharks can sometimes be seen. Definitely one of the best dive sites in south Ari-Atoll!

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Manta Point

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Regularly an encounter with the giant manta rays is common on this reef, from December until April the big manta rays can be watched during there feeding and cleaning procedure in cleaning stations on the top reef. A close approach is possible, but don’t touch or chase them; otherwise they will disappear in the blue. The reef itself drops on the east side steep down to 25m where the sand bottom starts. The big overhangs at 20m are a good start of the dive before you go shallower and follow the reef edge on the 12m area where the mantas can be seen most of the time. The reef top has nice marine life, moray eels, octopuses, lion fish and a few napoleons make this place, even without manta rays a real adventure.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Banana Reef

Male Atoll, Maldives

Banana Reef, named after the C-shape of the reef is around 100 meters in length. The reef is in front of the channel where fresh current enriches the reef with plankton it carries attracting also pelagic.The most exciting part of the reef is at the north-eastern side of the reef where big spectacular rocks starting from a depth of 30 meters rising up to 12 meters below the surface. Schools of Banner fish can be seen just at the start of the dive, the dog-toothed tuna and several species of Jackfish can be seen chasing their next pray. As you drift, the reef slopes down and after few minutes you will drift in the biggest overhang in Banana Reef where the top starts at 10m and drops to 20m. This overhang is fully covered with soft coral on its ceiling, huge schools of Blue line snappers is always inside letting you approach them very closely. It is both suitable for beginners and the most experienced divers and is a photographers’ heaven.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

HP Reef

Male Atoll, Maldives

This is one of the 15 Protected Marine dive sites of the Maldives, located in North Male’ Atoll south of Girifushi Island. This reef about 100 meters across is an amazing reef with beautiful corals, overhangs, caves, outcrops, a swim through and loaded with the best fish life making it one of the most exciting dives in North Male’ Atoll. With out going currents divers may start the dive jumping in the blue and drifting with the current towards the Reef while keeping with the left hand shoulder to it. The top of the dive site can be a spectacular place to be as the pelagic tend to hunt here; It includes Tuna, giant trevellys with schooling big every travelly and also eagle rays.

As you drift in you will come across a butterfly shaped rock with overhangs reaching depths of 25-30 meters. Under the over hangs it is really beautiful with red soft corals on the ceiling. In this overhang you can see a chimney-like formation; while keeping on drifting you will come across more coral outcrops and overhangs at depths ranging from 18 to 25 meters. As you ascend shallower you will find the top reef colonized by many Sea Anemone clown fishes. Large coral and good fish life makes it ideal for divers to spend the end of the dive on the top reef. Care should be taken while diving on this site which is more recommended for advanced divers with good buoyancy as the coral is very fragile and with strong currents it can become a tricky dive site.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Lankan

Male Atoll, Maldives

This site is towards the southern part of the main reef of the Island Lankan Finolhlu.

The top of the reef is at an average of 12 meters of depth where it slopes down to the bottom to a depth of 25-30 meters. With an ingoing current you could start the dive while keeping the reef to the right hand shoulder. You have the possibilities to see white tip sharks and hawks bill turtles. Towards the south corner the dive site become exciting as there are a lot of red snappers and giant travelly. But this is during the months of May until November that the dive site will offer you its best: a lot of zoo plankton gets carried to the reef due to the reef configuration there is a “cleaning station” where the Manta Rays are often present.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Gangehi Kandu

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Gangehi Kandu is a channel in the north-west outrim reef of the North Ari Atoll. The boat trip is around 50 minutes. Divers will go down to a depth of 25-30m on the northwest edge of the channel and watch the sharks resting in the sand. Then swim along the reef on the left shoulder direction east and there we find an 80m long crack in the wall at 25-20m. In this crack you see soft corals in different colours, stingrays, groupers, and glassfish. Be careful with your buoyancy if you swim under the overhang and watch the computer for the Nodecolimit! After this crack: sometimes leopard sharks on the sandy bottom. Usually divers can spot white tip sharks, grey reef sharks, and stingrays on the sandy bottom in the middle of the channel. Sometimes there are lying leopard sharks on the sand. On the reef you may find turtles, mantis shrimps, slugs, different groupers, trigger fish, cleaner shrimps and boxer shrimps. There are glassfish, stingrays, moray eels and lobster in the caves.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Hafza Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Hafza Thila is in the middle of the Atoll, 35 minutes south from Velidhu. Normally there is not a lot of current. You can easily dive around the thila two times during one dive, but take your time. There are nice overhangs on each side, in which you can find stingrays, morays and scorpion fish. Don’t stay too long in the deep area, because the top reef is not very shallow (10 - 12m) and you might run out of time! Save some time for the top reef, there are very nice hard corals!

A huge variety of marine life can be expected here. Batfish, blue striped snapper and barracudas are schooling in the blue. Big sharks, jackfish and trevallys are hunting in the current. Watch out for turtles on the top reef and try to find some scorpion fish and stonefish! You may find octopus, slugs and shrimps in the beautiful hard corals of the top reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Maaldhos Thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

Two hours of boat trip in the southwest of Velidhu is Maalhos Thila, otherwise known as "Blue Caves". This is really one of the best dive sites in the Maldives! Plenty of caves and overhangs in the south part (20-30m) and the soft corals are overgrowing all! It looks like a huge cake with white and pink whip! The ceilings are covered in soft corals in a mixture of colours, mostly white but also blue and violet - the decorated caves make a surreal back drop for underwater photographers. In the south there are a few big blocks 20m apart of the main reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Fotteyo

Male Atoll, Maldives

Fotteyo is one of the best dive sites in the Maldives and a photographer’s paradise. Around bend near the entrance to the channel is a special place with many caves and overhangs. These caves have a thick covering of wavering soft corals in all colours. They look like blooming cherry, blossoms in spring time. Most of the cherry caves are found between 25 and 45 metres and there are few arches covered in soft coral, one of which divers can swim through.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kuda Giri Wreck

Male Atoll, Maldives

Kuda Giri is a pretty ten year old wreck that requires a short swim to reach it. Here you will have the opportunity to see lots of glassfish in the holds,titan triggerfish, shrimps inside a funnel and lobsters hiding in the wreck. This excellent wreck is situated at about 25 metres from a well established reef with lots of small caves and overhangs.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 31m

Fish Head

Ari Atoll, Maldives

The square-shaped reef is about 80 metres wide and can be circled in one dive if divers wish, providing the current is not too strong. There are ledges and caves at different depths around much of the reef and for the most part, there is a big undercut from about 25 to 30 metres before the reef tapers to the bottom slopes. The north and north west sides have a particular interesting landscape at reasonably shallow depths, making it ideal for the less experienced diver, while at depth, are caves with all the usual features including sea fans and black coral bushes. Divers tend to stay shallower at Fish Head, hovering around the reef edge at about 15 metres as this gives the best all round view of a family of about 20 resident grey reef sharks.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kuredo Express

Northern Region, Maldives

Kuredu Express is one of the most famous dive sites in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Express gets its name from the strong currents that can flow here.

There is a sandy channel leading to the corner of the channel where there are terraces at different depths. This is a great place to stop and watch the action going on around you. Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, large tuna, napoleons, stingrays and barracuda are all found here along with a huge school of jack fish.

  • Min Dives:
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Finger Point

Male Atoll, Maldives

Finger Point is a little Thila also known as Saddle and it is a real shark magnet in the North West. It is connected via a small and narrow sandy bridge to the Himmiya Faru and has a slightly oval shape with around 50 metres in length. It extends into Makunudu Channel and provides breathtaking close encounters to different kinds of sharks. So divers are reporting more than often to have seen up to 20 grey reef and frequently silver tips, or sometimes even hammerheads.

  • Min Dives:
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 120 feet during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Kalhahandi Kandu

Ari Atoll, Maldives

This site has earned the nickname Pannettone from the many Italian divers who believe it resembles the traditional Italian fruitcake. There are some spectacular coral formations here, featuring a variety of soft and hard coral species, which attract a wide selection of fish including angelfish, basslets, butterfly fish, scorpion fish, trigger fish and puffer fish. The corals here are in good condition and weather conditions at Pannettone mean the dive site can be explored year-round.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Kuda Haa

Male Atoll, Maldives

This site is a dramatic pinnacle, or thila, dive, which is widely considered one of the highlights of diving in the Maldives. Diving at Kuda Haa is at its best when the currents are not strong, when it is easy to navigate between the two parts of the pinnacle. Marine life to be expected at Kuda Haa is diverse and plentiful, including many macro species, including nudibranchs, flatworms, leaf fish and frogfish.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Hanifaru Bay

Northern Region, Maldives

The famous Hanifaru Bay, which is known locally as Vandhumaafaru Adi, is thought to be one the few places in the world where whale sharks congregate in to mate, although recent research suggests otherwise with the vast majority of the whale sharks seen there being young males. The bay also regularly sees some of the largest gatherings of Manta rays worldwide with up to one hundred individuals in the small inlet when the tide pushes plankton into the bay.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Nelivaru Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

With high chances of spotting Manta rays, especially during rising tides. The Thila (pinnacle) has several overhangs, with the most interesting parts are the west, east and south sides where you may encounter ghost pipefish, stingrays and Manta rays.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhigu Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Dhigu in the Maldivian language means Long and Thila means pinnacle, and that is exactly what this dive site is, a long thin pinnacle in Baa Atoll, starting at 6m and descending down to 30m. Between 12 and 25m there are some interesting overhangs with some soft coral and Gorgonian Fan coral. Look out for Leaf Fish, Frog Fish and Stonefish, as well as nudibranchs, white tip reef sharks and perhaps the odd Manta passing in its way to it from Hanifaru Bay.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Fushivaru Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Fushivaru is described as one of the best diving areas in the Lhaviyani Atoll for its abundance and diversity, such as a manta cleaning station, grey reef shark sightings, interesting small cave formations and colourful unspoilt reefs. Fushivaru Thila is a protected area and a channel where you can find a large plateau covered by blocks of corals, which hosts a Manta rays cleaning station. Mantas often swim by the blocks and you will have more chances to spot them during the outgoing current.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Bodu Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

Also known as 'Big Shark Channel', this is another top dive site and certainly lives up to its name. Dropping in at the south eastern corner you keep the reef on your left until you reach the drop off at the channel entrance which is approximately 30 metres deep. This site features small caves and numerous overhangs, and there is a sloping section on the left side of the channel covered in hard coral and some soft coral.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Dharavandhoo Corner

Northern Region, Maldives

The high concentration of plankton present in these waters gathers a large number of filter feeders, including the large manta rays. Some swim alone, but most are in groups of three, five, eight, even fifteen, twenty advancing in single file forming long undulating ribbons. Plenty of colourful coral structures can be seen with clown fish swimming between the tectacles of orange anemones. The synchronous and harmonic movement of a school of hundreds of yellow snappers is a beautiful view and you may even spot a turtle.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhonfanu Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Dhonfanu Thila is a topographically beautiful dive site that has a pinnacle surrounded by changing currents. There are many overhangs and drop-offs around it, but the narrow swim-through is the most exciting part. It leads to a pool with a lighter current that is full of various species. This dive site is well-known for manta rays and larger pelagic fish as well as being full of cleaner wrasses, fusiliers, triggerfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, and lots of soldierfish.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25

Christmas Tree Rock

Northern Region, Maldives

Christmas Tree Rock is a dive site that has a large pinnacle in a shape of a Christmas tree. It is composed of plateaus, ledges, an arrow-shaped rock, swim-throughs and magnificent coral reefs. This dive site shelters a variety of species living between various types of soft and hard corals, colorful sponges, gorgonians and purple fans. It is easy to spot whitetip reef sharks, stingrays, midnight parrotfish, grouper, and wrasses. Other fish include blennies, yellow-lined snapper, basslets, trumpetfish, and dottybacks.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Shipyard Wreck

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Two storage vessels caught fire while being towed in the process of being deposited in the 1980s. Both ships were almost vertical on the reef of a channel, resting on a sandy bottom at about 30m. One of them remains in its initial position, but the second one fell on the bottom during a violent storm. It is very easy to spot the site due to one boat's bow, which is visible from the surface. The wrecks are still in a good condition and now host a rich fauna. Tinny blennies nesting throughout the ends of shattered pipes, damsels, butterfly fish, emperor angelfish and anthias are normally found all over the wreckages. A large number of glassfish as well as few well-camouflaged scorpion fish can certainly be spotted. You will sometimes find stingrays having a good sleep beneath the wreckage.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Maamigili Beyru

Ari Atoll, Maldives

11km of reef stretches along the south of Ari Atoll, which is home to whalesharks coming up for a feed. Thought to be a 'nursery' for whalesharks, the South of Ari Atoll is a place where you can find juvenile whalesharks all year round.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Guraidhoo Kandu

Male Atoll, Maldives

Grey reef sharks are common visitors at Guriadhoo Kandu when the currents are incoming, along with several pelagic species and eagle rays.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Kandooma Thila

Male Atoll, Maldives

Located north of Kandooma Island, this beautiful pinnacle lies at the bottom of a channel, with its top reef at 12m descending to around 40 meters deep on all sides. The eastern and northern sides are the most interesting with many overhangs and colourful soft corals. The many species you can spot there include big schools of fish, eagle rays, whitetip sharks, green turtles and grey reef sharks. During incoming currents, this fauna is mostly found on the plateau between the thila and the ocean. During outgoing currents, most sharks will be found around their cleaning station.

During outgoing currents, it is recommended for divers to place themselves at the Jack Corner, which is located in front of the thila at a wide overhang. The grey reef sharks’ cleaning station is marked by a distant block in the last part of the dive. Divers can end their exploration around the top reef where eagle rays and green turtles can be spotted. This dive site is accessible throughout the year but conditions can be very difficult. During outgoing currents, divers tend to be pulled to the bottom. They should not explore the cleaning station without at least 80 bars in the tank and being closed to the non-decompression limit.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Hammerhead Point

Southern Region, Maldives

Hammerhead Point - Popular dive site for Maldives liveaboards. Its proximity to deep waters lends the location the best chances of getting close to these magnificent creatures. Often considered to be the highlight of many Maldives liveaboard trips.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Cocoa Corner (Cocoa Thila)

Male Atoll, Maldives

Cocoa Corner is a dive site that can be explored in several different ways and with the right current and conditions, it's is the best shark show around Male Atoll. Many dive guides consider crossing from Cocoa Corner to Kandooma Thila. With the right current, divers begin the dive from Cocoa Corner and while maintaining a depth of 25 to 29 metres, they swim across the current while parallel to the edge at 40 metres. This gives a natural reference that divers are maintaining the correct position while crossing to the Thila and divers are not taken too far inside the channel. The Thila lies in the middle of the channel about 15 metres from the channel edge. Here, divers will see heaps of Grey Reef Sharks from big mother sharks to newborn babies patrolling the edge of the channel together. Eagle Rays and schooling Jack Fish are also common at the beginning of the Thila. By the time divers reach the Thila, their bottom time should be running out and the best thing to do is to swim to the top of the Thila and continue diving in shallower waters. A safety balloon is a must at Cocoa Corner and divers should be prepared to make an open water safety stop.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kuda Haa

Male Atoll, Maldives

Kuda Haa is a dramatic pinnacle, or thila, dive, which is widely considered one of the highlights of diving in the Maldives. Diving at Kuda Haa is at its best when the currents are not strong, when it is easy to navigate between the two parts of the pinnacle. Marine life to be expected at Kuda Haa is diverse and plentiful, including many macro species, including nudibranchs, flatworms, leaf fish and frogfish.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
19 Jan 2019
26 Jan 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1583
26 Jan 2019
2 Feb 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1583
2 Feb 2019
9 Feb 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1623
16 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1623
23 Feb 2019
2 Mar 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1623
2 Mar 2019
9 Mar 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1631
9 Mar 2019
16 Mar 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1623
16 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1623
30 Mar 2019
6 Apr 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1623
6 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1116
6 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1116
6 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1202
13 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1202
13 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1116
13 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1116
20 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1116
20 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1202
20 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1116
27 Jul 2019
3 Aug 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Double Cabin 1159
27 Jul 2019
3 Aug 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Standard Twin Stateroom 1159
27 Jul 2019
3 Aug 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1245
3 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1245
3 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Standard Twin Stateroom 1159
3 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Double Cabin 1159
10 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1270
10 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1270
10 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1356
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1163
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1163
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1248
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1248
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1163
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1163
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Standard Twin Stateroom 1163
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Double Cabin 1163
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1248
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Standard Twin Stateroom 1163
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1248
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Double Cabin 1163
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Madness Double Cabin 1334
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1163
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1163
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1248
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1464
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1549
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1464
28 Dec 2019
4 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1549
28 Dec 2019
4 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1464
28 Dec 2019
4 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1464
4 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1205
4 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1205
4 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1291
11 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1291
11 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1205
11 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1205
18 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
18 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
18 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
25 Jan 2020
1 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1421
25 Jan 2020
1 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1334
25 Jan 2020
1 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1334
1 Feb 2020
8 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
1 Feb 2020
8 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
1 Feb 2020
8 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
8 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
8 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
8 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
15 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
15 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
15 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
22 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
22 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
22 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
29 Feb 2020
7 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
29 Feb 2020
7 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
29 Feb 2020
7 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
7 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
7 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
7 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
14 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
14 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
14 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
21 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
21 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
21 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
28 Mar 2020
4 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1722
28 Mar 2020
4 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1636
28 Mar 2020
4 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1636
4 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1636
4 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1549
4 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1549
11 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom 1549
11 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Double Cabin 1549
11 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020
7 Nights Best of the Maldives Upper Deck Twin Stateroom 1636