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Maldives Scuba Diving Holidays in May 2010

April 21st, 2010 Comments off

Maldives Dive Travel May Scuba Holidays

Now that international air travel is getting back to normal after the Icelandic volcano eruption, you might be thinking about taking a well-deserved holiday in May.  Perhaps you are going to take advantage of Spring Break or the May School Holidays, and you feel like taking a scuba diving cruise around the Maldives.  The following cruises are all departing Male in the Maldives during the month of May, and they all have available cabins.  Check out the great offers on these scuba diving holidays and if you would like to make a reservation:

Contact Maldives Dive Travel Today!

Stingray Liveaboard Scuba Diving Holiday: May 1 – 8

The Stingray Liveaboard departs on May 1 for a 7-night adventure of the atolls, islands and prime dive sites of the Maldives.  Enjoy a discovery-style cruise aboard this 9-cabin vessel for just USD $1,176 per person!

Nautilus Two Scuba Diving Holiday:  May 15 – 22

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Nautilus Two Scuba Diving Holiday

Nautilus Two, a 12-cabin scuba diving liveaboard constructed in a traditional Maldivian style, is departing Male for a  7-night cruise of the Maldives on May 15th.  Nautilus Two is equipped with everything you could need to make your scuba diving holiday both extremely comfortable and safe.  Enjoy this stunning May scuba diving holiday from only EUR 973 per person!

Carina Scuba Diving Holiday:  May 17 – 21

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Carina Liveaboard Holiday

Carina, one of the Maldives most popular and well-equipped scuba diving liveaboards, will set sail for a short 4-night adventure of the Maldivian waters on May 17th.  This is the perfect opportunity if you’re looking to make a two-part Maldives holiday – 4 nights on Carina and 4 nights in a luxurious Maldivian resort could be the ideal vacation!  Enjoy this short scuba diving holiday on Carina for just USD $796 per person!

Dream Catcher II Scuba Diving Holiday:  May 24 – 31

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Dream Catcher II May Scuba Diving Holiday

Experience the Maldives in luxury and style!  Dream Catcher II, one of the country’s finest liveaboards is currently offering a very special offer on the 7-night scuba diving holiday that departs on May 24th.  You pay for 6 nights and the 7th night on board is free, making this a great opportunity to book a scuba diving holiday on Dream Catcher II this May.  Total price for the holiday, departing from Malé, is USD $1,330 per person.

MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday: May 24 – 30

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MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday

Last but not least on our list of top scuba diving holidays this May is a May 24th departure on MV Orion, one of the Maldives’ newest and most stylish liveaboards.  MV Orion has been described as “Business Class Scuba”, and the description is apt.  This stunning boat, reminiscent of the super-cruisers seen cruising the Mediterranean has every facility on board to ensure you experience the Maldives like a celebrity: Jacuzzi, library, bar and on-board massage to name just a few of the facilities.  The best part of all, this 6-night scuba diving holiday can be yours for just USD $1,194 per person!

Maldives Diving Special Offers

February 9th, 2010 Comments off

Current Special Offers on Maldives Diving Holidays

Maldives Dive Travel is currently offering a selection of great special deals, making your diving holiday more affordable than ever before.  Check out the following deals and book your 2010 scuba diving holiday in the Maldives now.

Carina – Special Marine Biology Scuba Cruise, 8-22 February, 2010

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Diving Holiday on the Carina Liveaboard

Explore the Maldivian reefs under the expert guidance of two marine biologists and PADI-Certified Dive Instructors: Mary Eichler-Bilek & Leo Bilek, Marine Biologists and PADI Instructors on board Carina from 8 to 22 February, 2010.  This cruise has a very last-minute price of just  US$ 2.660 per person.  The cruise start is confirmed, a few places are still open for booking.

Carina Marine Biology Tour Itinerary

Depending on weather conditions, this scuba diving safari is planned to leave Male on February 8, travel around the South Male, Felidhu, Ari and Rasdhoo Atolls (weather permitting) before returning to Male on February 22.  Furthermore, the route will follow the specific marine life upon which Mary Eichler-Bilek’s marine biology workshops will focus.

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Marine Biologists Mary Eichler Bilek and Leo Bilek lead Maldives Diving Safari

Special Marine Biology Themed Cruise

This scuba diving cruise is ideal for those who love the ocean and all of its inhabitants. After ten years of diving experience in the Maldives, Mary is an expert in marine biology and she enjoys passing this knowledge on to others during her popular marine biology cruises.  In-depth dive briefings and workshops will be given in English and German throughout the cruise to help participants to see the reefs and their inhabitants in a new light.

PADI-Recognised Specialty Course Available On Board

A very special feature of this cruise is the opportunity of taking the Night Naturalist Specialty Course, a programme developed by Mary herself and recognised by PADI.  This is available at an extra price and should be paid on board.

Don’t miss out on this great diving holiday, reserve your space today by contacting contact Maldives Dive Travel.

Galileo Explorer Tour March 11-22      Jan 18, 2010

This once-in-a-lifetime, 11-night safari begins with a 50-minute flight from Male to Kaadhdhedhoo in the Huvadhoo Atoll (also called Suvadiva Atoll), the largest atoll in the world.  This is a particularly untouched part of the Maldives with only a handful of exclusive resorts operating here and very few dive boats exploring the area, meaning that there are many dive sites just waiting to be explored.  Guests on this safari will have the opportunity to dive at many undiscovered dive sites and visit many pristine islands – some inhabited and others completely secluded.

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Galileo Hosts Special Explorer Cruise

Galileo Explorer Tour Itinerary

Depending on weather conditions, Galileo will travel around several of the southernmost atolls of the Maldives, ending at Huvadhoo airport in Kaadhdhedhoo, from where a flight will return to Male.  This is the perfect scuba safari for divers looking to explore the unknown treasures of the Indian Ocean.

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity at the unbeatable price of only EUR 1,386 per person for 11 nights.  A few places are still available; to reserve yours, please contact Maldives Dive Travel today.

GALILEO Explorer Tour March 11-22 Jan 18, 2010
This once-in-a-lifetime, 11-night safari begins with a 50-minute flight from Male to Kaadhdhedhoo in the Huvadhoo Atoll (also called Suvadiva Atoll), the largest atoll in the world.  This is a particularly untouched part of the Maldives with only a handful of exclusive resorts operating here and very few dive boats exploring the area, meaning that there are many dive sites just waiting to be explored.  Guests on this safari will have the opportunity to dive at many undiscovered dive sites and visit many pristine islands – some inhabited and others completely secluded.

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Depending on weather conditions, the safari will travel around several of the southernmost atolls of the Maldives, ending at Huvadhoo airport in Kaadhdhedhoo, from where a flight will return to Male.  This is the perfect scuba safari for divers looking to explore the unknown treasures of the Indian Ocean.

Galileo Mar 11-22 Southern Atoll Explorer Tour
Take advantage of this amazing opportunity at the unbeatable price of
only EUR 1,386 per person for 11 nights


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Galileo is one of the most well-equipped safari ships in the Maldives, perfect for a true expedition-style adventure. 

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What’s Included in the Galileo Scuba Diving Cruise?

- Accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with window, en-suite shower (hot water) and WC. Daily cleaning. Towels provided.
- Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Tea and coffee are available free of charge at all times plus one bottle of water per person per day.
- 27 dives
- Tanks with DIN/INT 12 lts, lead belts, extra diving boat
- Guidance by a PADI-qualified and highly experienced English-speaking dive instructor
- Use of fishing gear – local style, including hook, fishing line, weight and baits.
- Island-hopping, snorkelling service
- Picnic on an uninhabited island (depending on weather and route).
- On the last day a trip to the capital city Male will be offered
- Pick-up & drop-off at Male’ International Airport to connect with international flights on first and last day of the cruise, before noon.

Price does not include:

- International or Domestic air fares ( Male-Kaadhdhedhoo is 217 return flight)
- Airport taxes
- Dive/snorkel equipment rental
- Beverages, except those mentioned above
- Bed Tax: 8 per person per night is charged on board
- Dive and travel insurance
- Transfer supplements for arrivals/departures on days other than scheduled boat arrival/departure
- Fuel surcharge: in the event that crude oil reaches USD $100 per barrel on the international market, a EUR 6 fee will be charged per person per night
- Nitrox is available for EUR 5 per filling
- Additional dives will be charged at EUR 34 each

A few places are still available; to reserve yours, please contact us today

Marine Biology Diving Holiday with Mary Eichler-Bilek

January 13th, 2010 Comments off

Diving Holiday with Marine Biologist Mary Eichler-Bilek

A very special diving holiday opportunity is available in the Maldives.  On your next diving holiday, why not explore the amazing coral reefs of the Maldives with the expert company and guidance of marine biologists and PADI-Certified Dive Instructors: Mary Eichler-Bilek & Leo Bilek.

This 14-night diving holiday is being held aboard the Carina liveaboard, one of the Maldives’ favourite scuba diving safari ships, which is equipped with everything you will need to enjoy this amazing diving holiday.

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Diving Holiday with Mary Eichler Bilek and Leo Bilek

Last-Minute Diving Holiday

The Carina marine biology diving holiday is being offered at a very special, last-minute price of US$ 2.660 per person for the 14-night trip.  The diving holiday includes all dives, meals, accommodation and the incredible amount of knowledge that you will inherit from these marine biology experts.  There is also the opportunity to take the PADI-Approved Night Naturalist Specialty Course, designed by Mary Eichler herself.

Carina Diving Holiday Route

Proposed Tour Route: This diving holiday is confirmed to leave Male on February 8, travel around the South Male, Felidhu, Ari and Rasdhoo Atolls (weather permitting) before returning to Male on February 22.

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Diving Holiday on the Carina Liveaboard

Special Marine Biology Themed Diving Holiday

This scuba diving holiday is ideal for those who love the ocean and all of its inhabitants. After ten years of diving experience in the Maldives, Mary is an expert in marine biology and she enjoys passing this knowledge on to others during her popular marine biology cruises.  In-depth dive briefings and workshops will be given in English and German throughout the cruise to help participants to see the reefs and their inhabitants in a new light.

Diving Holiday Special Deal

VERY LAST MINUTE price: US$ 2.660 per person.  The diving holiday is confirmed, a few places are still open for booking. Marine biology course can be booked on board (€ 320 per person).

We look forward to diving with you!  To book your space on this very special diving holiday, contact Maldives Dive Travel today!

CARINA – Special Marine Biology Scuba Cruise Dec 21, 2009

Special Marine Biology Maldives Cruise on Carina Liveaboard

Explore the Maldivian reefs under the expert guidance of two marine biologists and PADI-Certified Dive Instructors: Mary Eichler-Bilek & Leo Bilek, Marine Biologists and PADI Instructors on board Carina from 8 to 22 February, 2010.

VERY LAST MINUTE price: US$ 2.660 per person.  The cruise start is confirmed, a few places are still open for booking. Marine Biology Course can be booked on board.

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Proposed Tour Route: This scuba diving safari is planned to leave Male on February 8, travel around the South Male, Felidhu, Ari and Rasdhoo Atolls (weather permitting) before returning to Male on February 22.Furthermore, the route will follow the specific marine life upon which Mary Eichler-Bilek’s marine biology workshops will focus.

Special Marine Biology Themed Cruise

This scuba diving cruise is ideal for those who love the ocean and all of its inhabitants. After ten years of diving experience in the Maldives, Mary is an expert in marine biology and she enjoys passing this knowledge on to others during her popular marine biology cruises.

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In-depth dive briefings and workshops will be given in English and German throughout the cruise to help participants to see the reefs and their inhabitants in a new light.

PADI-Recognised Specialty Course Available On Board

A very special feature of this cruise is the opportunity of taking the Night Naturalist Specialty Course, a programme developed by Mary herself and recognised by PADI.

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There is also the option of obtaining the PADI – Underwater Naturalist Certification on Carina during the cruise. This certification carries a fee of EUR 90, which is payable on board .

VERY LAST MINUTE price: US$ 2.660 per person.  The cruise start is confirmed, a few places are still open for booking. Marine biology course can be booked on board (€ 320 per person).

We look forward to diving with you!

Note: You must be able to check in for the cruise no later than 14:00 in Male on the cruise start date and you will have checked out by 10:00 latest on the last day of the cruise.  Take these times into account when booking flights to and from the Maldives.

Maldives Liveaboard Holidays — Book Online Now!

December 24th, 2009 Comments off

Book your next Maldives liveaboard holiday online now!

Take advantage of Maldives Dive Travel‘s BEST PRICE GUARANTEE, last minute deals, high season special offers and everday low prices on our vast array of Maldives liveaboards!

Not only does Maldives Dive Travel offer a diverse selection of high quality liveaboards, unbeatable prices and unparalleled customer service (in both English and German), but we make booking your Maldives liveaboard holiday online a breeze!

Book your Maldives liveaboard holiday online now!

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If you’re not convinced, check out the top 5 reasons why you should book your Maldives liveaboard holiday online with Maldives Dive Travel!

Maldives Liveaboards

Maldives Dive Travel prides itself on our diverse selection of high quality liveaboards, hand picked for their adherance to our strict service and safety standards.

Check out the following Maldives liveaboards offered by Maldives Dive Travel!

Black Pearl Maldives Liveaboards

The Black Pearl liveaboard, measuring 95 feet long and 26 feet wide, offers guests seven comfortable cabins, each with air conditioner, en-suite bathroom and one double bed plus one single bed. The Black Pearl liveaboard‘s main deck is gorgeous, made entirely out of Balau wood.

The Black Pearl liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, December 28, 2009 – Monday, January 4, 2010 – Only USD$198/person per night!
  • Monday, January 4, 2010 – Monday January 18, 2010 – Only USD$198/person per night!
  • Monday, January 25, 2010 – Monday, February 1, 2010 – Only USD$198/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Black Pearl now!

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Black Pearl Liveaboard

Carina Maldives Liveaboard

The Carina liveaboard, under the professional management of long-time diving instructors Shaahina and Gert, attracts many repeat bookings from all over the world – the ultimate reward for any high-quality safari operation. Currently, Carina is the only liveaboard in the Maldives that offers ENOS-diver-location security equipment.

The Carina liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, December 28, 2009 – Monday, January 4, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!
  • Saturday, January 30, 2010 – Saturday, February 6, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Carina now!

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Carina Liveaboard

Dream Catcher II Maldives Liveaboard

The Dream Catcher II liveaboard, built in 2008, has everything: a great atmosphere, lots of space and outstanding scuba diving. Dream Catcher II liveaboard, available for single and group bookings, offers a great combination of luxurious accommodation and modern facilities that will make your scuba diving holiday in the Maldives a most memorable occasion.

The Dream Catcher II liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Saturday, January 30, 2010 – Saturday, February 6, 2010 – Only USD$244/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Dream Catcher II now!

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Dream Catcher II Maldives Liveaboard

Galileo Maldives Liveaboard

Certified according to the strict guidelines of German Lloyd, the Galileo liveaboard can venture further afield than the usual dive cruise routes. The owner of the Galileo liveaboard is a diving instructor, possessing 20 years diving experience in the Maldives. Choose from 423 dive spots in the on board GPS. Briefings are held in English and German.

The Galileo liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, Jan 04, 2010 – Monday, Jan 11, 2010 – Only EUR€126/person per night!
  • Monday, Jan 11, 2010 – Monday, Jan 18, 2010 – Only EUR€126/person per night!
  • Monday, Jan 18, 2010 – Monday, Jan 25, 2010 – Only EUR€108/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Galileo now!

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Galileo Liveaboard

Island Safari 2 Royal Maldives Liveaboard

Island Safari 2 Royal liveaboard was launched in 2007 and boasts 8 deluxe rooms and 2 suites, offering up to 20 guests plenty of space and comfort for an unforgettable diving holiday! All cruise dates on offer at Maldives Dive Travel are guaranteed to take place – in other words: there is no minimum booking requirement!

The Island Safari 2 Royal liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 – Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!
  • Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 – Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!
  • Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 – Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!
  • Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 06, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Island Safari 2 Royal now!

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Island Safari 2 Royal Liveaboard

MV Orion Maldives Liveaboard

The MV Orion is a brand new, luxurious super cruiser eager to chaperone guests to some of the Maldives most alluring dive sites. When on board the MV Orion, guests can enjoy a library, bar, jacuzzi and top of the line massage services.

The MV Orion offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Friday, January 8, 2010 – Monday, January 18, 2010 – Only USD$299/person per night!
  • Monday, January 18, 2010 – Monday, January 25, 2010 – Only USD$299/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the MV Orion now!

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MV Orion Liveaboard

Nautilus One Maldives Liveaboard

Measuring 30 metres in length, the Nautilus One liveaboard is much more than just a safari boat. Built entirely from timber in the traditional Maldives shipbuilding style, the Nautilus One liveaboard is a true piece of art!

The Nautilus One liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010 – Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Only USD$201/person per night!
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010 – Monday, February 1, 2010 – Only USD$201/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Nautilus One now!

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Nautilus One Liveaboard

Nautilus Two Maldives Liveaboard

The Nautilus Two, measuring 43 metres in length, was built entirely out of wood, following the traditional Maldivian methods, which are not only visually appealing but have stood the test of time. The Nautilus Two features lots of room, beautiful construction, and the most modern equipment.

The Nautilus Two offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Monday, January 18, 2010 – Only USD$220/person per night!
  • Monday, January 25, 2010 – Monday, February 1, 2010 – Only USD$220/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Nautilus Two now!

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Nautilus Two Liveaboard

Stingray Maldives Liveaboard

MS Stingray is constructed from wood, combining traditional Maldivian methods and modern enginerring. The 9 comfortable cabins aboard the MS Stingray (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are equipped with air conditioning and en-suite hot-water showers. All cabins are equipped with outside portholes.

The MS Stingray offers the following diving holidays in Janaury:

  • Monday, January 4, 2010 – Monday January 11, 2010 - Only USD$210/person per night!
  • Monday, January 11, 2010 – Monday January 18, 2010 – Only USD$210/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Stingray now!

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MS Stingray Liveaboard

Theia Maldives Liveaboard

Theia is a stylish 104-foot cruising yacht built in 2009 that offers all the amenities you would expect from a high-class Maldivian liveaboard, as well as the comfort and luxury of a private yacht. There are 8 cabins on Theia, providing accommodation for up to 18 guests. The Theia liveaboard provides scuba diving holidays each month, for either seven or ten nights, during which time guests have the opportunity to travel around the atolls of the Maldives, visiting some of the finest dive sites in the world.

The Theia offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, January 4, 2010 – Monday January 11, 2010 – Only USD$275/person per night!
  • Monday, January 11, 2010 – Monday January 18, 2010 – Only USD$262/person per night!
  • Monday, January 18, 2010 – Monday January 25, 2010 – Only USD$234/person per night!
  • Monday, January 25, 2010 – Monday February 1, 2010 – Only USD$234/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Theia now!

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Theia Liveaboard

Marine Biology Tour Special Offer

December 19th, 2009 Comments off

Marine Biology Tour Special Offer on Carina Liveaboard

There is currently an amazing special offer on the Carina liveaboard to participate in a one-of-a-kind marine biology cruise of the Maldives in the company of two marine biology experts, Mary Eichler-Bilek & Leo Bilek, who are also certified PADI instructors and naturally very experienced scuba divers.

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Marine Biologists Mary Eichler Bilek and Leo Bilek lead Maldives Diving Safari

Carina Liveaboard at a Special Price

This special, marine biology focused cruise of the Maldives is now on offer at a special, last minute price of just USD $190 per person per night, including all scuba diving, meals and accommodation.  There are just 8  places left, so hurry and book your space today.

Maldivian Marine Life has Never Been so Interesting

To explore the stunning coral reefs of the Maldives in the company of these two experts is guaranteed to be an amazing experience for even the most seasoned scuba diver.  The knowledge that will be imparted during the cruise is more than any of us can imagine.

Explore the Maldivian reefs under the expert guidance of two marine biologists and PADI-Certified Dive Instructors: Mary Eichler-Bilek & Leo Bilek, Marine Biologists and PADI Instructors on board Carina from 8 to 22 February, 2010.

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Carina Plays Hose to Marine Biology Cruise in the Maldives

Maldives Diving Holidays in January

December 8th, 2009 Comments off

Enjoy a diving holiday in the Maldives in January!

January in the Maldives is an ideal time of the year for a diving holiday.

January ushers in the Maldivian dry season, where the average temperature is 81°f  (27°c), with an average low temperature of  77°f (25°c) and an average high temperature of 84°f (29°c). The average precipitation in the Maldives in January is 75mm.

Check the Maldives weather forecast here!

Scuba Diving in January in the Maldives

January falls during the North East Monsoon Season in the Maldives, which normally lasts from December to April. The North East Monsoon Season also symbolizes the dry season in the Maldives, with currents running from the North East to the South West.

During this season, rainy days are uncommon and the sun is always shining, making a diving holiday to the Maldives in January a perfect escape from the cold winter weather! Imagine the envy of your colleagues as they are trudging to work in the snow as you sun yourself and scuba dive in the Maldives!

During the month of January in the Maldives, the visibility is excellent on the eastern side of the atolls and the water is warm, approximately 28 degrees Celsius, or 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Although the western side of the atolls offers less visibility during January in the Maldives, this is the place to dive if you are looking for Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, the two most popular marine animals in the Maldives.  Most scuba divers return home 100% satisfied with their Maldives diving holiday as soon as they spot a Manta Ray and Whale Shark!

Diving Holidays in January in the Maldives

Maldives Dive Travel, in operation for over 20 years in the Maldives, offers guests a diverse selection of liveaboards for a January diving holiday. Also, don’t forget to check out Maldives Dive Travel’s BEST PRICE GUARANTEE!

January Diving Holiday on the Black Pearl

The Black Pearl liveaboard, measuring 95 feet long and 26 feet wide, offers guests seven comfortable cabins, each with air conditioner, en-suite bathroom and one double bed plus one single bed. The Black Pearl liveaboard‘s main deck is gorgeous, made entirely out of Balau wood.

The Black Pearl liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, December 28, 2009 – Monday, January 4, 2010 – Only USD$198/person per night!
  • Monday, January 4, 2010 – Monday January 18, 2010  – Only USD$198/person per night!
  • Monday, January 25, 2010 – Monday, February 1, 2010 – Only USD$198/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Black Pearl now!

January Diving Holiday on the Carina

The Carina liveaboard, under the professional management of long-time diving instructors Shaahina and Gert, attracts many repeat bookings from all over the world – the ultimate reward for any high-quality safari operation. Currently, Carina is the only liveaboard in the Maldives that offers ENOS-diver-location security equipment.

The Carina liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, December 28, 2009 – Monday, January 4, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!
  • Saturday, January 30, 2010 – Saturday, February 6, 2010 – Only USD$172/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Carina now!

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Carina Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Dream Catcher II

The Dream Catcher II liveaboard, built in 2008, has everything: a great atmosphere, lots of space and outstanding scuba diving. Dream Catcher II liveaboard, available for single and group bookings, offers a great combination of luxurious accommodation and modern facilities that will make your scuba diving holiday in the Maldives a most memorable occasion.

The Dream Catcher II liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Saturday, January 30, 2010 – Saturday, February 6, 2010 – Only USD$244/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Dream Catcher II now!

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Dream Catcher II Livebaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Galileo

Certified according to the strict guidelines of German Lloyd, the Galileo liveaboard can venture further afield than the usual dive cruise routes. The owner of the Galileo liveaboard is a diving instructor, possessing 20 years diving experience in the Maldives. Choose from 423 dive spots in the on board GPS. Briefings are held in English and German.

The Galileo liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, Jan 04, 2010 – Monday, Jan 11, 2010 – Only EUR€126/person per night!
  • Monday, Jan 11, 2010 – Monday, Jan 18, 2010 – Only EUR€126/person per night!
  • Monday, Jan 18, 2010 – Monday, Jan 25, 2010 – Only EUR€108/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Galileo now!

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Galileo Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Island Safari 2 Royal

Island Safari 2 Royal liveaboard was launched in 2007 and boasts 8 deluxe rooms and 2 suites, offering up to 20 guests plenty of space and comfort for an unforgettable diving holiday! All cruise dates on offer at Maldives Dive Travel are guaranteed to take place – in other words: there is no minimum booking requirement!

The Island Safari 2 Royal liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 – Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!
  • Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 – Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!
  • Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 – Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!
  • Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 06, 2010 – Only USD$250/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Island Safari 2 Royal now!

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Island Safari 2 Royal Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the MV Orion

The MV Orion is a brand new, luxurious super cruiser eager to chaperone guests to some of the Maldives most alluring dive sites. When on board the MV Orion, guests can enjoy a library, bar, jacuzzi and top of the line massage services.

The MV Orion offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Friday, January 8, 2010 – Monday, January 18, 2010 – Only USD$299/person per night!
  • Monday, January 18, 2010 – Monday, January 25, 2010 – Only USD$299/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the MV Orion now!

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MV Orion Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Nautilus One

Measuring 30 metres in length, the Nautilus One liveaboard is much more than just a safari boat. Built entirely from timber in the traditional Maldives shipbuilding style, the Nautilus One liveaboard is a true piece of art!

The Nautilus One liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010 – Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Only USD$201/person per night!
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010 – Monday, February 1, 2010 – Only USD$201/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Nautilus One now!

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Nautilus One Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Nautilus Two

The Nautilus Two, measuring 43 metres in length, was built entirely out of wood, following the traditional Maldivian methods, which are not only visually appealing but have stood the test of time. The Nautilus Two features lots of room, beautiful construction, and the most modern equipment.

The Nautilus Two offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Monday, January 18, 2010 – Only USD$220/person per night!
  • Monday, January 25, 2010 – Monday, February 1, 2010 – Only USD$220/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Nautilus Two now!

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Nautilus Two Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Stingray

MS Stingray is constructed from wood, combining traditional Maldivian methods and modern enginerring.  The 9 comfortable cabins aboard the MS Stingray (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are equipped with air conditioning and en-suite hot-water showers. All cabins are equipped with outside portholes.

The MS Stingray offers the following diving holidays in Janaury:

  • Monday, January 4, 2010 – Monday January 11, 2010 - Only USD$210/person per night!
  • Monday, January 11, 2010 – Monday January 18, 2010 – Only USD$210/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Stingray now!

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Stingray Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Theia

Theia is a stylish 104-foot cruising yacht built in 2009 that offers all the amenities you would expect from a high-class Maldivian liveaboard, as well as the comfort and luxury of a private yacht. There are 8 cabins on Theia, providing accommodation for up to 18 guests. The Theia liveaboard provides scuba diving holidays each month, for either seven or ten nights, during which time guests have the opportunity to travel around the atolls of the Maldives, visiting some of the finest dive sites in the world.

The Theia offers the following diving holidays in January:

  • Monday, January 4, 2010 – Monday January 11, 2010 – Only USD$275/person per night!
  • Monday, January 11, 2010 – Monday January 18, 2010 – Only USD$262/person per night!
  • Monday, January 18, 2010 – Monday January 25, 2010 – Only USD$234/person per night!
  • Monday, January 25, 2010 – Monday February 1, 2010 – Only USD$234/person per night!

Book your Maldives diving holiday in January on the Theia now!

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Theia Liveaboard

Winter Sun Holidays 2010

December 1st, 2009 Comments off

Winter Sun Holidays 2010

Winter Sun Holidays are always appealing.  But as the months go by, the nights draw in and the weather gets chillier, the idea of a Winter Sun holiday is more appealing than ever.  After Christmas and New Year, when the buzz of all the holiday season parties has settled down, you’ve opened all your presents and there is no sign of fun on the horizon until Easter at the earliest, life takes on quite a miserable tone.  This is the best time to take a Winter Sun Holiday.

Maldives Island Winter Sun Holidays 2010

Winter Sun Holidays 2010

Winter Holidays 2010 in the Maldives

Lying just north of the equator, the Maldives boasts a gorgeous tropical climate which features two seasons – a wet, “southwest monsoon” season that runs from May to November and then the dry, “northeast monsoon” seasons that runs from December to April, meaning that the best weather in the Maldives coincides with the worst weather in Europe and North America.  Imagine yourself soaking up the gorgeous tropical sunshine, scuba diving and sipping cocktails as the sun goes down while all your friends are trekking to work in the dark every day, scraping the ice off their windscreen and complaining about the weather.  What are you waiting for?

Aren’t Winter Sun Holidays in the Maldives expensive?

Winter Sun holidays in the Maldives can be very expensive.  But the good news is they can also be very affordable.  The Maldives is filled with luxurious, five-star resorts because the government has created a law that all new island resorts must be 5-star establishments.  If you are looking for a cheaper alternative that will still allow you to enjoy a winter sun holiday in the Maldives, you should consider a liveaboard holiday.  Maldives liveaboards are usually chosen by scuba divers looking to cruise around the Maldives, diving at some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, although not all guests are scuba divers.  If you are a scuba diver, you will absolutely love a winter sun scuba diving holiday in the Maldives and if you’re not a diver, you might decide to learn while in the Maldives.

Winter Sun Holiday Offers on  Maldives Liveaboards

There are some great deals on liveaboard winter sun holidays in the Maldives at the moment, including the following:

Winter Sun Holidays on Galileo Liveaboard – from only EUR 756 per person

Winter Sun on MV Orion Liveaboard from just USD 1,680 per person on this brand new luxury super-cruiser

Winter Sun Deals on Dream Catcher II Liveaboard – 1 week scuba diving adventure from only USD $1,218 per person

Winter Sun Marine Biology Tour on Carina Liveaboard only EUR 2,150 per person

Maldives Holidays 2009

November 29th, 2009 Comments off

Maldives Liveaboard Holidays for December 2009

Take advantage of the days that remain in 2009 and treat yourself to a Maldives liveaboard holiday!

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Between Maldives Dive Travel’s BEST PRICEGUARANTEE and last minute deals, not to mention our regularly low rates, you won’t be able to resist squeezing in a Maldives livaboard holiday this 2009 holiday season!

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If you find a liveaboard on another site priced lower than ours, we guarantee we’ll beat it! Learn more about Maldives Dive Travel’s BEST PRICE GUARANTEE here!

Last Minute Maldives Liveaboard Holidays in December 2009

MV Orion Liveaboard Holiday – December 7-14:

Escape to the Maldives for a pre-Christmas diving holiday to remember. MV Orion sets sail from Male on December 7 for a great tour of the Maldives’ finest dive sites.

This seven day liveaboard holiday is just USD $1,680 per person!

MV Orion Liveaboard Holiday – December 14-21:

MV Orion departs once again on December 14 for a seven day cruise of the Maldives. Treat yourself to the scuba diving cruise of a lifetime on MV Orion, the newest and most luxurious liveaboard on offer today.

Prices for this liveaboard holiday start at just USD $1,680 per person in a standard cabin!

MV Orion Liveaboard Holiday – December 21-28:

Spend Christmas 2009 in the Maldives! Get away from the cold weather with your friends or family and experience Christmas in the sun on the MV Orion.

MV Orion Christmas liveaboard holiday just USD $1,680 per person!

Book your Maldives Holiday on MV Orion now!

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MV Orion

Stingray Liveaboard Holiday – December 1-8:

Another seven-night cruise will begin on December 1 on Stingray Liveaboard. Take advantage of this great offer, righat at the beginning of the best scuba diving season in the Maldives. Early December is an excellent time to dive in the Maldives as you are beating the crowds but seeing the best marine life.

Stingray liveaboard holiday only USD$1,218 per person

Stingray Liveaboard Holiday – December 15-22:

On December 15, MV Stingray departs once again for another fantastic seven-night scuba diving holiday around the best diving sites in the Maldives. Space is limited on this pre-Christmas getaway, so reserve your spot today.

Stingray liveaboard holiday only USD$1,218 per person

Stingray Liveaboard Holiday – December 22-28:

Escape to the Maldives and spend Christmas in the sun! The Stingray Liveaboard is offering a 6-night scuba diving holiday from December 22-28. Spend your days scuba diving, snorkeling, suntanning and relaxing in this tropical island paradise and return home rejuvenated and ready for the New Year to begin.

Stingray liveaboard holiday only USD$1,044 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Stingray now!

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Stingray

Black Pearl Liveaboard Holiday – December 8 – 14:

The Black Pearl kicks off for a scuba diving adventure at the beginning of December to take advantage of some of the best scuba diving conditions of the year. This seven-night cruise departs Male on December 8. This is a great opportunity to beat some of the high-season crowds.

Black Pearl liveaboard holiday only USD$1,188 per person

Black Pearl Liveaboard Holiday – December 21 – 28:

Another seven-night trip diving safari on the Black Pearl begins on December 21st, allowing you to experience Christmas in the tropics. This is the perfect time for a scuba diving holiday in the Maldives. Depature date is confirmed.

Black Pearl liveaboard holiday only USD$1,386 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Black Pearl now!

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Black Pearl

Galileo Liveaboard Holiday – December 21 – January 2:

For the ultimate scuba diving holiday in the Maldives, book a space on this 12-night scuba diving expedition on Galileo and visit the largest variety of dive sites in hte Maldives. With 12 nights available for cruising, there is no doubt you will have the opportunity to visit atolls that shorter dive safaris simply cannot include in their itineraries.

Galileo liveaboard holiday only EUR€1,296 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Galileo now!

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Galileo

Low Rates for Maldives Liveaboard Holidays in December 2009

Adventurer 2 Liveaboard Holidays

  • December 7 – December 14: Only USD$1,750 per person
  • December 14 – December 21: Only USD$1,750 per person
  • December 21 – December 28: Only USD$1,750 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Adventurer 2 now!

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Adventurer 2

Carina Liveaboard Holidays

  • December 13 – December 20: Only USD$1,204 per person
  • December 20 – December 27: Only USD$1,204 per person
  • December 28 – January 4: Only USD$1,204 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Carina now!

Dream Catcher II Liveaboard Holidays

  • December 6 – December 13: Only USD$1,463 per person
  • December 19 – December 26: Only USD$1,498 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Dream Catcher II now!

Nautilus I Liveaboard Holidays

  • December 1 – December 7: Only USD$1,206 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Nautilus I now!

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Nautilus I

Nautilus II Liveaboard Holidays

  • December 1 – December 7: Only USD$1,320 per person
  • December 8 – December 21: Only USD$2,860 per person

Book your Maldives Holiday on the Nautilus II now!

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Nautilus II

-All Prices Are Subject To Change Without Notice-

Maldives Scuba Diving Holidays 2010

November 24th, 2009 Comments off

Take advantage of Maldives Dive Travel’s BEST PRICE GUARANTEE for Maldives scuba diving holidays in 2010!

Believe it or not, 2010 is right around the corner. With the holiday season approaching at an increasingly rapid rate, you’ll be sipping champagne and setting off firecrackers as the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2010 before you know it!

As you jot down your New Year’s resolutions for 2010 (which are surprisingly similar to those from 2009, 2008, 2007…), spice it up a bit with a Maldives scuba diving holiday!

Most likely, your list will include resolutions such as “Spend More Time with Family & Friends,” “Enjoy Life More,” and “Learn Something New,” all of which you’ll experience during a Maldives scuba diving holiday.

For example, “Learn Somthing New” on the Carina liveaboard, a beautiful ship featuring spacious rooms and lots of shaded areas on its numerous decks. The Carina is offering a special “Marine Biology Cruise” in the Maldives from February 8 – 22, 2010.

Special Marine Biology Maldives Cruise on Carina Liveaboard

Explore the Maldivian reefs under the expert guidance of two marine biologists and PADI-Certified Dive Instructors: Mary Eichler-Bilek & Leo Bilek.

In-depth dive briefings and workshops will be given in English and German throughout the cruise to help participants see the reefs and their inhabitants in a new light. A very special feature of this cruise is the opportunity of taking the Night Naturalist Specialty Course, a programme developed by Mary herself and recognised by PADI. There is also the option of obtaining the PADI – Underwater Naturalist Certification on Carina during the cruise.

Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime Maldives scuba diving holiday here!

Maldives Dry Season

With the 2010 New Year also comes the Maldivian dry season, heralded as the best time to plan your scuba diving holiday in the Maldives.

With the 2010 New Year also comes the Maldivian dry season, heralded as the best time to plan your scuba diving holiday in the Maldives!

Don’t miss out on these special offers for 2010 — Your Maldives scuba diving holiday is right around the corner!

Also, Maldives Dive Travel is the only agency offering guests a BEST PRICE GUARANTEE. So, be confident that you’re getting the best possible prices with Maldives Dive Travel. Learn more about our Best Price Guarantee here!

Maldives Scuba Diving Holidays

MV Orion – Scuba Diving Holidays

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MV Orion Liveaboard

MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday: January 8-18, 2010 -

Escape the January Blues and jet off to the Maldives where you will be spoilt in the comfort of the MV Orion and see some of the most amazing underwater scenery in the world.

10-day January 2010 scuba diving holiday on MV Orion  just USD $2,990 per person !

MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday: January 18-25, 2010 -

Late January is a great time to visit the Maldives: weather conditions are still excellent, but the Christmas crowds are gone.  Take a week off work in January … there really is no better to unwind than a week on MV Orion.

7-day scuba diving holiday on MV Orion just USD $2,093 per person!

Get more information on these 2010 specials here!

Black Pearl – Scuba Diving Holidays

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Black Pearl Liveaboard

Black Pearl Scuba Diving Holiday: December 28 – January 4, 2010 -

On December 28, why not bring in the New Year with your scuba diving buddies in the Maldives, on this seven-night scuba diving adventure?  The Black Pearl special offer price has been maintained, despite the New Year festivities.

14-day scuba diving holiday on Black Pearl just USD $1.386 per person!

Black Pearl Scuba Diving Holiday: February 15 – 25, 2010 -

Later on in the season, the Black Pearl has another unbeatable offer on a ten-night scuba diving holiday in the Maldives.  February is still considered among the best months of the year in which to scuba dive in the Maldives.  Book your diving holiday of a lifetime in the Maldives next February.  This departure date is already confirmed.

10-day scuba diving holiday on Black Pearl just USD $1.980 per person!

Black Pearl Scuba Diving Holiday: February 28 – March 10, 2010 -

While the diving is good year-round in the Maldives, many believe the best conditions end around April time.  So, squeeze a trip in next March and take advantage of some of the finest scuba diving conditions in the world. This departure date is already confirmed.

10-day scuba diving holiday on Black Pearl just USD $1.980 per person!

Get more information on these 2010 specials here!

Galileo - Scuba Diving Holidays

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Galileo Liveaboard

Galileo Scuba Diving Holiday: Dec 21 – January 2, 2010

For the ultimate scuba diving holiday in the Maldives, book a space on this 12-night scuba diving expedition on Galileo and visit the largest variety of dive sites in hte Maldives.  With 12 nights available for cruising, there is no doubt you will have the opportunity to visit atolls that shorter dive safaris simply cannot include in their itineraries.

12-day scuba diving holiday on Galileo just €1.296 per person!

Get more information on these 2010 specials here!