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Scuba Diving Holidays Maldives

December 27th, 2010 Comments off

Scuba Diving

Maldives diving holidays are a great opportunity to experience diving in the Maldives. If you have any experience in scuba diving holidays, or have spent any time around keen scuba divers, you will most likely have heard that holidays spent diving in Maldives are some of the best diving holidays in the world. There are many reasons that make diving Maldives so great, but the best thing about Maldives scuba diving is the sheer abundance and variety of underwater marine life.

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No matter how many times you visit the Maldive,scuba diving you will always find a new scuba diving experience waiting for you. There are many Maldives diving highlights, one of which is Hanifaru Bay diving, where you will have the chance to experience one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the underwater world. If you go Hanifaru diving, at the right time of year, you will see incredible numbers of manta rays that gather in this bay to feed on the massive amounts of plankton. You are almost likely to see several diving maldive whales sharks here, which also thrive on this planton. Diving Hanifaru Bay is just one of the many places where you can enjoy shark diving in Maldives. Maldives shark diving is possible throughout the archipelago, where you will see many different species of sharks, although whale sharks are perhaps the biggest attraction to divers in the diving Maledives, because of their enormous size and docile nature. If you’re keen on shark diving Maldives, you’ll be interested to know that you can also expect to see a variety of reef sharks and zebra sharks while in the Maldives.

Maldives Diving

The other great thing about diving holidays in the Maldives is that they can be enjoyed year-round. There are several Maldives diving season. The best time to enjoy Maldives scuba diving holidays is between December and March, when the weather is at its driest and the visibility at its best. Diving holidays February is probably the best month of all to enjoy Maldives diving trips, but since most of us don’t have the luxury to enjoy holidays in the month of February, Christmas diving holidays are a great idea and you might even see Santa Claus diving! Imagine enjoying the glorious sunshine and crystalline waters of the Maldives while your friends and family back home are shoveling snow! If you can’t manage a trip at Christmas to visit scuba diving santa and you don’t have a chance to experience the best scuba diving in February, you can enjoy liveaboard diving holidays every month of the year. When you go on a Maldives liveaboard diving safari, the experienced crew will know the best diving sites according to the time of year, and they will make sure you get the Maldives best diving experience possible for the time of year that you visit.

Liveaboard Diving

There are many different liveaboards to choose from when you’re looking for a Maldives diving holiday. You will find a liveaboard for every budget and level of comfort. Theia diving liveaboard is one of the most luxurious Maldive diving liveaboards, featuring Jacuzzis, massage tables and gorgeous finishings. Theia diving is quite expensive, however, so if the Maldives diving cost is something that concerns you, you might choose a different liveaboard, like Maldives diving Adventurer 2, that offers cheap diving holidays.

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Other alternatives to Theia, Maldives diving include Black Pearl diving, another quality liveaboard that offers more cheap scuba diving trips. One thing is for sure, there is enough variety in the ships available to guarantee that you will be able to find the perfect diving holiday Maldives. And, while the Maldives diving price may vary significantly, last minute scuba diving holidays typically help you find the best diving Maldives price. To give you an idea of the diving prices, you should expect to pay around $180-250 per person per day, which will give you a diving holiday that includes all diving, meals and some excursions.

Diving Holidays

As well as giving you access to some great scuba diving Maldives, Liveaboard diving modern cruises are a great way to meet new people, and if you’re looking for a single scuba diving holidays, liveaboard diving trips are a great idea. Since you will be on a boat with a large group of other divers, a liveaboard presents a great idea for diving holidays for single travellers. In fact, as far as single diving holidays are concerned, there’s really no better option than a liveaboard diving holiday. Many times, people will go on all inclusive diving holidays in the Maldives without planning to be on a singles scuba diving holidays and because they are surrounded by people with similar interests, they meet a new dive buddy with whom they can then enjoy another scuba diving holiday.

Many divers will be keen to know the planned route for their Maledives diving trip. The exact route for your trip won’t be decided until everyone is on board, because the Maldives diving sites that you will visit depend on the weather conditions, the length of your safari and also the ability and experience levels of all divers on board. Most diving holidays Maldives last between 5 and 14 nights and typically visit two Maldives diving site each day. At the daily briefing, you will see a Maldives diving map
That shows the dive sites you will be visiting that day and tells you what to expect from each site. There are plenty of amazing sites for scuba diving in Maldives, these include Rasdhoo Kandu diving, among many others. At these dive sites, there will be opportunities for diving with manta rays and for enjoying sharks diving holidays. While scuba diving in the Maldives, if you choose to go liveaboard diving, which is the best diving in Maldives, you should know in advance that all dives are taken from a diving dhoni, which is a secondary boat that travels along with the diving liveaboard Maldives. All diving equipment is transported on the dhoni, and you simply travel from the liveaboard to the dive site each day on the dhoni. As these boats are far smaller than the liveaboards, they allow you to get much closer to the dive sites.

When looking to book your trip scuba diving the Maldives, there are plenty of resources. A quick search online will reveal many scuba diving blogs. A good scuba diving blog will be filled with useful information about diving prices in Maldives, travel diving in different destinations around the world and the best diving holidays. You will also find a variety of diving blog that have news about diving in general, the qualifications you need, places where you can buy diving kit and more. There is even a selection of diving screensaver available online. There is one particularly attractive Maldives diving screensaver which has gorgeous photos of underwater scenes in the Maldives.

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If you are a really keen scuba diver, you might even have your own scuba diving websites, in which case you might think about joining scuba diving affiliate programs so you can make money from sending your diving traffic around the web. Make sure you take lots of Maldives diving photos, as these are by far the best way to get people interested in diving holidays in Maldives.

If you’re concerned about the cost of scuba diving in Maldives, you don’t need to worry. While it is true that Maldives diving prices can be very high, it is also possible to get a great deal on a diving safari Maldives. The most surefire way of getting cheap scuba diving holidays is to book last minute diving holidays. All of the Maldives diving liveaboards have a certain capacity they need to fill, so if the time comes for the safari to set sail, and the boat is not full, the operators would rather fill the boat with reduced-price passengers than sail a half empty boat, meaning that last minute diving holidays are available. Without getting a special deal on a Maldives diving safari, you will find that Maldives scuba diving prices vary wildly, depending on the length of the safari and the type of ship that you choose to dive from. For the cheapest scuba diving, you should book on one of the more basic liveaboards, which costs about US$180 per person per night, including all Maldives, diving and meals. If you are looking for a more luxurious scuba diving holidays Maldives, you should be aware that luxury liveaboard diving trips cost over US$200 per person per day, but conditions will be far more comfortable and elegant.

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As you begin your research into diving holiday destinations, you will find that the marine life and the sheer beauty of the Maldives make diving Maldives one of the best diving destinations in the world. The best diving Maldives can be enjoyed at many times and places, although many people will agree that to enjoy the ultimate Maldives diving experience, you should come scuba diving in February.

Contact us to book your dream Maldives dive holiday!

Ten Reasons to Love Liveaboard Diving Cruises in the Maldives

December 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Going diving in the Maldives is one of those experiences in life that stays with you long after you’ve left the country’s pristine islands, swaying palm trees and crystal-clear waters behind. One of the top destination of choice for divers from all over the world, this tiny Indian-Ocean Republic is made up of more than a thousand tropical islands crowning an intricate network of coral reefs, which spreads over some 900,000 square kilometers. Just beneath the water’s surface lie some of the planet’s best dive sites; home to an incredible variety of marine species. With stable politics, white sandy beaches, a balmy climate and friendly people the country’s overwater charms are also second to none.

In other words, choosing the Maldives as a diving destination is a no-brainer. But choosing between land-based or liveaboard diving can leave even the most seasoned scuba diver confused. Here is our guide to what makes liveaboard diving in the Maldives a firm favorite of the international dive community.

  1. Mobility

    First things first: because they are mobile, liveaboards offer a level of freedom and ease that is unmatched by other kinds of diving in the Maldives. Imagine arriving at Male International Airport and, instead of facing a long transfer to a far-flung island, being personally welcomed and swiftly taken to your boat, which is already anchoring nearby. Then, imagine spending your days being chauffeured between the best dive sites in the Maldives, enjoying top notch onboard service and cuisine, visiting local islands and watching the exotic scenery pass by as you relax on deck.

  2. Variety

    Because of their unique geography, the Maldives are blessed with innumerable world-class dive sites, many of which are yet to be discovered. In terms of offering easy access to as many of the best diving sites in the Maldives as possible, liveaboard cruises are simply unbeatable: no long transfers, no bumpy speed boat rides. Whichever direction your route takes, at the end of the trip your logbook is sure to feature plenty of stunning, and in some cases legendary, dive sites.

  3. Big Fish

    One of the main reasons the Maldives are so popular with divers is their abundance of large marine animals. After all, whale sharks, manta rays and various kinds of reef sharks are among the common fish of the Maldives. Encountering one of these giants of the ocean is a riveting experience, not unlike seeing an elephant or a lion in the wild, which is why liveaboard cruises also often referred to as “safaris”.

  4. Adventure

    Overall, boat holidays in the Maldives offer an irresistible sense of adventure. As the boat makes its way through the atolls, it often stops off at local fishing villages, anchors near uninhabited islands and crosses channels between atolls. Scuba diving cruises allow you to discover several atolls, meet locals and discover authentic Maldivian culture in a relaxed way. Not to forget that, on many liveaboards in the Maldives, you can spend your time between dives doing other exciting water sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, fishing and canoeing.

  5. Friendly Atmosphere

    Whether you are a single traveler, on your honeymoon or coming with a bunch of friends, liveaboard cruises offer a wonderfully relaxed, flexible and social way to enjoy the best diving in the Maldives. Comfortable communal spaces offer plenty of opportunities to make friends and swap diving experiences over dinner, while the spacious layout of our ships allows you to find your favorite spot to read a book or watch the sunset.

  6. Affordability

    With the wide spread of luxury hotels and high-end services, the cost of scuba diving in the Maldives can be prohibitive. Though luxury liveaboards offer a superb level of services and facilities, prices are well below those of an island holiday. Also, package prices for cheap diving holidays in the Maldives tend to include numerous extras such as airport transfers, dive transfers, meals plus snacks and select beverages, island visits, sports activities and so on.

  7. Conquering an Uninhabited Island

    Most safari boat excursions in the Maldives include free visits to uninhabited islands and, if the weather allows it, dinner is served on the beach. Having an island (almost) all to yourself is an unforgettable experience: once you land on the island and venture away from the shore, you might well come across a variety of exotic birds, flowers and butterflies. On a few islands, you can even find remains of old settlements and temples.

  8. No Heavy Lifting, No Mosquitoes

    As mentioned at the beginning, diving from a liveaboard in the Maldives is easy. During the trip, there is no need to carry back and forth diving equipment, because all diving equipment is stowed directly on the “Dive Dhoni”, a refitted traditional Maldivian fishing boat, which acts as a floating dive base and accompanies the mother ship. Another great aspect of liveaboard diving in the Maldives is that, because there is usually a refreshing breeze and the ships anchor at a certain distance from the nearest island, you don’t need to worry about mosquito bites.

  9. Sleeping Under the Stars

    For many, no diving safari in the Maldives is complete without spending at least one night on deck. The stars over this part of the world are simply breathtaking and it is not unusual to see several shooting stars before being gently rocked to sleep by the waves.

  10. No Shoes, No News

    This famous holiday mantra is often heard on dive safari boats in the Maldives. If you want to completely switch off and get away from it all, there is no better place for it than a Maldivian liveaboard.

Contact Gundi or Barbara to book your next Maldives dream holiday!

Maldives Liveaboard Holiday – Special Prices on Stingray

September 6th, 2010 Comments off

Book your Maldives diving holiday now or contact us today!

The Stingray Liveaboard is not only an extremely comfortable scuba diving liveaboard, but affordable as well, a combination which attracts divers from all over the world.

MS Stingray – Maldives Liveaboard

Stingray is a solid wooden boat and combines traditional Maldivian boat-building with modern engineering. 9 comfortable cabins (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are all equipped with air conditioning and en-suite hot-water showers. All cabins offer external portholes.

The Stingray’s attentive crew will pay close attention to your safety and comfort throughout the duration of your Maldives diving holiday. Nitrox is available for certified Nitrox divers, and Padi/NRC Nitrox courses are available on board upon request.

If you want to see the best Maldives dive sites and Maldives marine life under the guidance of experts, MS Stingray is the right Maldives liveaboard for you!

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Special Prices on Maldives Diving Holidays aboard the MS Stingray

The following offers are valid for all bookings made September 3rd and onwards:

MS Stingray Maldives Diving Holiday – October 10 – 20, 2010

October 10 – 20: 10 nights for the price of 9 – only USD $1,512 per person

MS Stingray Maldives Diving Holiday – December 8 – 15, 2010

December 8-15: s 7 nights for the price of 6 – only USD $1,260 per person

MS Stingray Maldives Diving Holiday – December 15 – 22, 2010

December 15-22: 7 nights for the price of 6 – only USD $1,260 per person

Check-in and check–out in Male:

Please check in for the Maldives liveaboard cruise no later than 14:00 in Male on the cruise start date. Check out is 10:00 on the final day of the Maldives diving cruise.

***Please take these times into account when booking flights to and from the Maldives.***

Services Included in Special Priced Maldives Holiday

  • Airport “meet-and-greet” on arrival day’s until noon.
  • Transfers to and from the boat (before noon on arrival and departure days only)
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms, en-suite shower (hot water), towels and daily room cleaning
  • Full board meals
  • Tea, coffee and chilled water (from water dispenser) are available free of charge at all times
  • Snacks are served after afternoon dive (fresh coconut, cookies, cake)
  • Tanks: 12lt aluminium DIN/INT, lead belts, security balloon, extra diving boat, instructor and   dive guide (Padi)
  • Local-style fishing gear and escorted snorkelling
  • Island visits and picnic/BBQ on an uninhabited island (depending on weather and availability)
  • Sightseeing and shopping in the Maldivian capital city of Male on last evening
  • 17 dives (including check dive and one night dive) are offered on a 7-day cruise
  • 35 dives (including check dive and two night dives) are offered in a 14 night cruise

Book your Maldives diving holiday now or contact us today!

Special Price Diving Holiday in the Maldives

June 3rd, 2010 Comments off

MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday Special

MV Orion has just announced a very special price on a June diving holiday in the Maldives.  This is going to be a superb scuba diving adventure which departs Male on June 23rd and cruises to the North Male, Ari and South Male Atolls of the Maldives.

Guests on this cruise will pay for 6 nights and get the 7th night free – only  USD $1,197 per person!

MV Orion Liveaboard

The MV Orion is one of the Maldives’ most luxurious scuba diving liveaboards, offering business-class accommodation to 22 guests throughout 11 cabins.  The cabins are spread over two decks, and each have a private ensuite bathroom.  There are nine standard cabins, one junior suite and one master suite, which boasts a private 2-person Jacuzzi and private balcony.

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Cruise the Maldives with MV Orion this June

Diving around the North Male, Ari and South Male Atolls

The diving in the Maldives is world-class, and the North Male, South Male and Ari Atolls are home to some of the finest dive sites in the country. World-class dive sites in these areas include Gangehi Kandu at Ari Atoll, a great place for spotting a variety of sharks including grey reef sharks and leopard sharks.  In South Male Atoll, Kandooma Thila – known for spectacular coral formations and intense varieties of fish – is one you will not want to miss and in North Male Atoll, Kuda Haa will not disappoint.  Macro-enthusiasts will be delighted here as they discover a wealth of nudibranchs, leaf fish and flatworms amid schools of snapper, tuna and lionfish.

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MV Orion Dive Safari Route Planner

MV Orion Maldives Special Offer

Take advantage of this great special offer and enjoy an amazing dive safari of the Maldives this June.  The cruise departs on June 23rd for a 7-night adventure, but you will only pay for 6 nights!  All dives, including Nitrox diving, are included in the price, as well as your accommodation, all meals and non-alcoholic drinks.  The fully-stocked bar will be serving up a selection of icy cold beers, cocktails and wines, which will be charged at the end of your trip. Total price: USD $1,197 per person. To reserve your space on this fantastic holiday, contact Maldives Dive Travel today… spaces are limited and with an offer like this, they’re bound to fill up quickly!

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Last Minute Price for Dream Catcher II, April 26 – May 3

March 15th, 2010 Comments off

Take advantage of this unbeatable last minute price for Dream Catcher II!

Dream Catcher II, a luxurious liveaboard possessing seven comfortable suites and an unforgettable diving experience, is offering an unbelievable last minute price.

Last Minute Price

If you’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives, this is your chance! Dream Catcher II is offering an unbeatable last minute price of just USD $225 per person per night. This price includes accommodation, all meals and snacks and all diving (two or three dives per day).

Contact us NOW to take advantage of this last minute price & reserve your space!

*Act NOW, availability is limited.

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Dream Catcher II Itinerary

During this cruise, taking place from from April 26 to May 3, Dream Catcher II will cruise around the best dive spots of the Ari, North Male and South Male Atolls, renowned for theri colorful coral, clear water and abundance of marine life.

Furthermore, it is still Manta Ray season in the Maldives, so expect to be wowed by the beauty and size of these magnificent, gentle creatures. It is estimated that there are around 10,000 Manta Rays living in the Maldives, and it is not uncommon to see groups of up to 150 Manta Rays at a cleaning station at one time.

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Dream Catcher II Ammenities and Accomodation

Built in 2008, Dream Catcher II is an eleganlty designed, immensley comfortable liveaboard ship.   The 102-foot yacht comprises accommodation for up to 17  guests throughout 7 luxurious cabins.  All guest rooms are air-conditioned, have private en-suite bathrooms and sea-facing windows, making sure that all guests can appreciate the stunning beauty of the Maldivian landscape at all times.

In the living area on the ship, guests can enjoy use of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment as well as Nintendo Wii and a wireless internet connection.

Dream Catcher II Standard Cabin

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Dream Catcher II Lower Deck

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Dream Catcher II Social Area

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Lunch on the Dream Catcher II

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Dream Catcher II Saloon

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Dream Catcher II

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Dream Catcher II Activities

It goes without saying that the primary activity on the boat is scuba diving.  Guests enjoy two or three dives a day plus one night dive each week.  While the marine life varies with the season and the weather, common sightings include whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, hammerheads and a plethora of smaller, reef-dwelling creatures.  Aside from diving, guests also enjoy snorkeling, fishing, visits to remote, uninhabited islands, cultural visits to local communities and a shopping excursion in the capital of the Maldives, Male.

This last minute offer will sell out fast, so book now and take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy luxury cruising in the Maldives at an unbeatable price!

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Rear View of Whale Shark in the Maldives

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Colorful, lively Maldivian reef

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Beautiful Lion Fish in the Maldives

*All prices subject to change without notice.

January 2010 Holiday in the Maldives

December 31st, 2009 Comments off

January 2010 Holiday on Stingray

Maldives Dive Travel has just announced another great special offer on the Stingray liveaboard, so you can enjoy a great January 2010 holiday at an unbeatable price.

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January 2010 Diving Holiday

The Stingray liveaboard is confirmed to depart from Male, the capital of the Maldives, on January 25th, for a seven-night scuba diving safari, stopping at the best dive sites in the Maldives. The Stingray liveaboard has long been one of the most popular liveaboard safari ships in the Maldives.

Stingray Liveaboard Features

The Stingray liveaboard has 9 comfortable cabins, offering accommodation for up to 18 people per cruise.  All cabins have air-conditioning and a private, hot-water, en-suite bathroom.  Towel service is provided regularly throughout the cruise.  As well as amazing scuba diving, Stingray liveaboard cruises also include several other activities, including snorkeling, island visits, beach barbecues, fishing and simply relaxing on board.

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January 2010 Diving

January is one of the best months in the year for scuba diving in the Maldives, since the weather is dry and warm and the visibility is great.  Divers at this time are likely to encounter whale sharks, manta rays, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and many other, smaller marine life.  The Maldives really is one of the world’s finest scuba diving destinations and this great opportunity should not be missed!

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What’s included in this January 2010 Holiday?

This January 2010 holiday aboard Stingray includes transfers from the Male airport to the Stingray liveaboard, three meals and snacks each day and all scuba diving.  There will be 2 or 3 dives each day.

All of this is included at a price of just USD 1,246 per person.  There are limited places, so book yours today!

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

Galileo Dive Safari Gives Guests Amazing Diving Experience

December 11th, 2009 Comments off

Galileo Gives Guests Great Diving Experience in the Maldives

The Galileo liveaboard, a true explorer-style vessel regarded as one of the most well-equipped scuba diving safari boats in the Maldives, is currently cruising around the northern part of the Ari Atoll.  There are 13 guests currently on board Galileo, from countries around the world, including Estonia, Italy, Spain, Germany and Singapore, making this a true “United Nations” style adventure.

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Galileo Liveaboard

Galileo Liveaboard Guests Enjoy Amazing Diving

Today, December 11 2009, the guests were treated to an amazing dive at the Woshimas Thila dive site where they saw seven enormous grey reef sharks.  Later on in the day, the guests enjoyed an hour-long manta ray “show” at the cleaning station Donkalho and to top off the incredible day, they dove at Hafza, where they saw not one, but three leopard sharks!

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Leopard Sharks in the Maldives

Galileo Dive Safari Itinerary

This seven-night safari on Galileo gives guest the opportunity to have incredible diving experiences like this every day of the trip.   2 or 3 dives are held each day, including one night-dive a week.  The trip also includes a beach barbecue party and many other activities on the boat including snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming and fishing.  One of the coolest experiences of a diving safari in the Maldives, besides the diving of course, is when a freshly caught tuna is served up sashimi-style as the afternoon snack!

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Grey Reef Shark at Woshimas Thila

Galileo Liveaboard Special Offers

Galileo liveaboard, the most high-tech safari ship in the Maldives, currently has some great special offers that make an amazing scuba diving holiday in the Maldives much more affordable than you had probably expected.  The following cruises all include accommodation, meals and all scuba diving.  Alcoholic drinks are charged at additional costs and you will receive a bill for them at the end of your holiday.

  • January 4 – 18 2010 – 14-night Galileo Diving Safari – EUR 1,764 per person

  • January 18 – 25  – 7-night Galileo Diving Safari – EUR 756 per person

  • February 25 – March 4 – 7-night Galileo Diving Safari – EUR 882 per person

Note: This safari starts and ends in the Laamu Atoll (south Maldives), so you need to purchase a return flight from Male International Airport to Kaddhoo.  This will cost approximately USD 250 and is not included in the price of the safari.

  • March 4 – 11 – 7-night Galileo Diving Safari – EUR 882 per person

Note: This safari starts and ends in the Laamu Atoll (south Maldives), so you need to purchase a return flight from Male International Airport to Kaddhoo.  This will cost approximately USD 250 and is not included in the price of the safari. To find out more about the Galileo Liveaboard ship and the dive safaris operated around the Maldives, visit the Galileo Liveaboard information page.

Best Price Guarantee makes Maldives Scuba Diving more attractive!

December 3rd, 2009 Comments off

With the Best Price Guarantee, Maldives Dive Travel promises to beat any competitor’s price!

Maldives Dive Travel an online travel agency for Maldives liveaboards, is proud to announce the first ever Best Price Guarantee, making the world’s most exclusive scuba diving destination accessible to everyone. Maldives Dive Travel is promising to beat any competitor’s price for the same holiday on any ship featured on http://www.maldivesdivetravel.com.

Maldives Dive Travel is the first company in the Maldives to offer a Best Price Guarantee for liveaboards. The long hours of searching for the best prices are a problem of the past. Now scuba divers can rest assured that they are getting the best deal.

“Our goal is to give scuba divers the ultimate experience at affordable prices. You don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy the beauty of Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Hammerheads”, said Gundi Holm, CEO of Maldives Dive Travel. “Just show us a lower price, and we’ll beat it”.

The Maldives is known for its beautiful resorts that often leave the adventurous scuba diver unsatisfied. A liveaboard not only offers its guests 2 or 3 dives a day but the freedom to explore a new site everyday. Unbeknown to most, liveaboards in the Maldives are a much better deal for scuba divers. Liveaboard package prices range from USD $150 to USD $300 per day and include all diving and meals, whereas a single land-based dive trip from a resort costs a minimum of USD $50.

When considering a scuba diving holiday, liveaboards are a refreshing alternative, there’s just no other way to pack so many of the world’s most remote and pristine dives sites into one trip. Why limit yourself to dive sites close to a land-based resort, when there is a safari ship waiting to take you to discover underwater landscapes all over the Maldives.

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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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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!

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Carina

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!

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Dream Catcher II

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

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