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Spotlight on Emperor Atoll

February 22nd, 2017 Comments off

emperor atoll boat1 300x199 Spotlight on Emperor AtollMV Emperor Atoll is a popular liveaboard sailing from Male and is perfect for small groups of up to 12 guests in 6 twin-berth cabins. Shel measures 26 metres and offers 6 twin/double ensuite cabins. Each has a full-size double bed with a single bunk bed above, air-con and fan.

Dive routes are designed to show divers the ‘big stuff’ and include ‘Best of the Maldives’, ‘Sharktastic’ and ‘Pelagic Magic’. A professional Cruise Director is there to make sure you enjoy the very best dive holiday experience.

Nitrox is FREE of charge and all diving is done from her dedicated Dhoni, giving you more room on board and no need to manouevre your diving equipment.

Dive centres and small groups can charter the boat exclusively and if you are a group of experienced divers then the guides can arrange more challenging dives for you. Please contact us for ‘full charter rates’.

What’s included when you book?
•    Shared cabin; 7 nights; 6 days’ diving, 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks; 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather allowing); unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee; total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive); guide, tanks, weights. Free Nitrox; return airport transfer; Government taxes and bed tax; Male city tour (on request); separate diving dhoni
•    Not included: Flight, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices. WiFi – 20 USD per week, payable on board

Click here to discover more on Emperor Atoll
or email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

Best Price Guarantee – guaranteed!

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

best price guarantee en  Best Price Guarantee   guaranteed!Your Best Price Guarantee
Don’t pay more for your Maldives diving holiday than you need to!

We are pleased to offer you our Best Price Guarantee. With us, booking is made easy so you can focus on the really exciting bit – preparing for your next underwater adventure!

Here’s what we will do … 
We will beat any competitor’s price for the same holiday online on any boat that we offer.

How does it work? 
1. Send us the quote you got from another travel agent showing their price.
2. The quote has to show your name, the ship’s name and the travel dates.
3. Email the quote to info@maldivesdivetravel.com
4. We will get back to you with a better price.

How is this possible? 
The short and simple answer is that we sell so many holiday packages that we can negotiate the best deals for you. We already offer the most competitive prices on the Internet. However, if you find a liveaboard on another site priced lower than ours, we guarantee we’ll beat it!

Get the best experience, the best selection and the best service at the best prices available!

Please note: Best price offer is only valid for private individuals and new bookings. We reserve the right to refuse a quote as applicable for the best price guarantee offer.

Click here to book your holiday
or email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

25% low single supplement on Scubaspa Ying – usually 50% 

February 10th, 2017 Comments off

It pays to be single!
Usually 50% singles supplement now just 25% on your diving holiday on Scubaspa Ying. 

0117 scubaspa collage 150x150 25% low single supplement on Scubaspa Ying   usually 50% Lots of dates available but here’s a starter for you…

18 – 25 March
Best of Maldives
Seastar cabin
2653 USD
Single supplement just 663.25 USD instead of 1326.50 USD

Seastar cabin:

The sumptuous and spacious Sea Star Cabins are situated on the lower deck. Each is air-conditioned with ensuite. All have a king-size double bed, some with a third bed and each has two opening port lights.

Exclusively designed around your total well-being, Scubaspa combines scuba diving on board a luxury liveaboard in one of the most beautiful oceans in the world.

And it gets better! There’s a comprehensive range of the finest treatments in a luxury spa delivered by a team of professionals for deep relaxation, tranquillity and joy.

As you would expect on a luxury liveaboard, whatever cabin or suite you choose you will enjoy spacious accommodation, finished to the highest standard. You’ll have full control of your own climate thanks to the individual air-conditioning units. There is under-bed luggage storage and wardrobes and your ensuite bathroom has been designed to make use of all available space by some of the finest craftsmen in the Maldives.

Choose from three packages: Scuba, Spa, Scuba & Spa

Your SCUBA holiday package includes:
Transfer from and to the airport (on regular arrival and departure days)
Full board accommodation
Welcome drink
Unlimited drinking water
Canned juices and selection of specialty teas and coffees available free every morning until the end of breakfast at 09:30
15-17 dives/week (tank & weight)
Yoga classes every morning
Snorkeling, equipment included
BBQ on a sandy island
Sunset cocktail with alcoholic drinks at the courtesy of Scubaspa on farewell night
Excursions

Your SPA holiday package includes as above but with 8 Spa treatments included.

Your  SCUBA & SPA package includes as above plus 6 dives/week (tank & weight), 4 Spa treatments.

Not included: International flight, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices, services not mentioned above.

Further special packages, including a Honeymoon package, are available on request.

This applies to all bookings made from today until the end of the March 2017

Discover more dates and info about Scubaspa Ying here.

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

 

Adore Adora | Great value, great diving

January 25th, 2017 Comments off

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Here’s a little taster of what Adora has for diving the Maldives in 2017.

15 – 25 March
10 nights
Best of Southern Atolls
Safari starts Addu, ends Male, one-way domestic flight needed
3200 USD

16 – 23 April
7 nights
Best of Maldives
2240 USD

7 – 14 May
7 nights
Best of Maldives
1827 USD

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

 

Dive into 2017 and be happy! BOOK today

December 23rd, 2016 Comments off

1216 Emperor Maldives boats look no further 300x204 Dive into 2017 and be happy! BOOK todayWe can help!

Here’s a little overview of the Emperor Divers fleet – the largest in the Maldives – and some of the routes you can choose to see those mantas, whale sharks and so very much more.

Emperor Serenity
Best of Maldives from 1848

Emperor Orion
Best of Maldives from 1743
Choice of special trips:
South Central 7 Atolls 10 nights 3220

Emperor Virgo
Best of Maldives from 1575
Specials: South Central 7 Atolls 10 nights 3190

Emperor Voyager
Best of Maldives from 1526

Emperor Leo
Best of Maldives from 1225

Emperor Atoll
Manta Madness, Pelagic Magic, Best of Maldives from 1393

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

Come and meet Emperor Superior

November 18th, 2016 Comments off

0816 Emperor Serenity collage 300x300  Come and meet Emperor SuperiorShe’s proving really popular with guests and is brand new this year. Emperor Serenity is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. At 40 metres, she easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con.

You can enjoy open air dining area on the main deck and a range of sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner.

The upper deck has a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up that magical Maldivian atmosphere. The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a nap.

All diving is done from Emperor Serenity’s large dhoni giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. And, as with all Emperor liveaboards, she offers free Nitrox.

Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.

Dive routes includes Best of Maldives and Manta Madness.

Save money as a group!
When 11 pay, 1 goes free!

How about these to tempt you?
3 – 10 December 2016
Best of Maldives
€1995

7 – 14 January 2017
Manta Madness
€2016

26 March – 2 April 2017
Best of Maldives
€2345

>> Watch a super video here of the boat and diving

>> Discover more about Emperor Serenity here

Come and meet Emperor Orion

November 14th, 2016 Comments off

1116 emperor orion collage with new pics bm 300x300  Come and meet Emperor OrionDesigned and built with the diver in mind and yet just as attractive to the non-diver. At a super-spacious 39 metres, Emperor Orion delivers hotel standards in every aspect. She has an executive suite, 3 twin/double mini suites, 1 junior suite, 3 double and 4 twin/double cabins taking 24 guests in comfort.

A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner and there’s a spacious lounge and dining areas, Jacuzzi, massage room (paid locally and subject to availability) and a well-stocked bar. The fly deck is incredibly roomy with lots of sunny sunbeds. Wi-Fi is available, when in range, at an additional charge.

Emperor Orion is a super cruiser happily taking you to some of the most alluring dive sites of the Maldives.

All diving takes place from her impressive 19.8m dhoni, which gives you more living space on board and gets you to the perfect dive spot every time. Emperor Orion is rebreather-friendly and offers free Nitrox, all diving and safety equipment as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.

Non-divers are welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.

As with all Emperor Maldives boats, there is FREE Nitrox.

Dive routes includes Best of Maldives, Manta Madness, South Central 7 Atolls and Deep South and Southern Sharks.

Save money as a group!
When 10 pay, 1 goes free!

How about these to tempt you?
27 November – 4 December 2016
AND
11 – 18 December 2016
Best of Maldives
Each trip €1883

27 December – 5 January 2017
9 nights
South Central 7 Atolls
€2997
(Please note, this trip starts in Male and ends at Laamu. Price doesn’t include domestive flights.)

3 – 12 February 2017
9 nights
South Central 7 Atolls
€3123
(Please note, this trip starts at Koodhoo and ends in Male. Price doesn’t include domestive flights.)

>> Watch a super video here of the boat and diving

>> Find out more about Emperor Orion here

Or email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

What to expect from a liveaboard holiday? We give you the lowdown – and the highlights!

June 8th, 2016 Comments off

0715 Orion bow and island 300x200 What to expect from a liveaboard holiday? We give you the lowdown   and the highlights!The Maldives is an unfeasibly beautiful country and nothing lets you experience that beauty more than a liveaboard diving holiday. With a super choice of boats, we will take you to the most iconic dive spots, islands and atolls.

The great thing about a liveaboard is that your time is spent on board whilst we sail across the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean and dive the best dive sites. Sounds incredibly tempting doesn’t it?

Click here for an overview of what a dive safari holiday has to offer.

For more information or if you have any questions, do please talk to us directly or email us.

SAVE Constellation Fleet Maldives 1 Night Free

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Constellation Fleet Maldives

 

8D7N Cruise only Pay for 6 Nights!

 

Join Maldives premier liveaboard diving fleet in August and September 2015 from as little as USD1500 per person for 8D7N with 17 dives, full-board accommodation, and all the comforts that diving with the best of Maldives entails.

For more information please contact us with any questions on info@maldivesdivetravel.com

The Constellation Fleet in Maldives is an Award winning provider of Diving and Liveaboard services, with a dedicated and professional team to take care of your every need while on your well deserved holiday.

The boats are all currently in for their annual 2 month rest and maintenance period. All 3 boats are being given a fresh lick of paint, and minor renovations. The boats will all be getting new air-conditioning systems this year which will add to the already high levels of client comfort.

Why not join Constellation Fleet in August and September to be the first few to experience the fresh feel of these wonderful Liveaboards?

For bookings and more information please contact us on info@maldivesdivetravel.com

Experience Maldives Manta Rays

March 19th, 2015 Comments off

Dive the Maldives. Experience mantas like never before and take part
in key conservation research

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Manta feeding frenzy in Maldives

Constellation Fleet Maldives has teamed up with Manta Trust to bring guests the chance to dive with manta experts, Niv Froman and Guy Stevens. Not only will guests dive with the best, but there will be the chance to experience and take part in cutting-edge conservation research to protect these most majestic of animals as well as name new mantas.

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Orion on the way to a new diving cruise in Baa, Rhasdhoo and Ari Atoll

30th August – 6th September 2015
Manta Madness, Male, Baa Atoll and Ari Atoll
Trip leader: Niv Froman

Join Constellation Fleet’s MV Orion and the Manta Trust’s Niv Froman on this trip dedicated to sightings and interactions with manta rays, focusing on the Central Atolls of North Malé Atoll, Baa Atoll and North Ari Atoll.

27th February – 7th March 2016
Southern & Central Atolls Sharks & Mantas
Huvadhoo, Laamu, Thaa, Meemu, South Ari Atoll
Trip Leader: Guy Stevens

Join Constellation Fleet’s MV Orion and the Manta Trust’s Guy Stevens. Dedicated to sightings and interactions with manta rays, focusing on the Southern & Central Atolls with the chance to really understand the magnificent manta.

Manta Trust scientists will be collecting photographic identification images of all mantas encountered throughout the expedition, a task that guests are welcome and encouraged to take part in. Sightings of all the manta rays encountered will be added to the Maldives database and guests will be invited to name any new individuals. Every manta sighting, whether it’s a new manta or a re-sighting of an individual which is already known, is an important piece of a huge jigsaw puzzle, allowing the manta team to better understand the population size, composition, migratory routes, reproductive output, native ranges and areas of critical habitats; all of which is crucial information in developing effective management and conservation strategies for these increasingly vulnerable animals.

About The Manta Trust
Manta rays are among the most charismatic creatures that inhabit our oceans. With the largest brain of all fish their intelligence and curiosity make encounters with these creatures a truly amazing experience. However, despite their popularity with divers and snorkelers many aspects of these creatures’ lives remain a mystery, with only snippets of their life history understood. More worryingly, in recent years, a fishery for these animals has developed with devastating effects on populations of these animals globally.

The Manta Trust was formed in 2011 to co-ordinate global research and conservation efforts for these animals, their close relatives and their habitat. As charismatic megafauna, manta rays act as the flagship species helping to promote and engage the general public in the wider message of marine ecosystem conservation. Through this top down approach to conservation the manta ray becomes the catalyst for change, engaging and motivating the general public, governments and local communities alike. As a UK Registered Charity, the Trust brings together a number of projects from around the globe, both new and long-standing, including the Republic of Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Indonesia. By conducting long-term, robust studies into manta populations in these locations the Trust aims to build solid foundations upon which Governments, NGOs and conservationists can make informed and effective decisions to ensure the long term survival of these animals and their habitat.

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Trip Leader, Niv Froman
Join Niv’s entertaining talks on the highlights of manta lives and cutting edge research, and gain an insight into the life of a manta researcher.

Niv has been passionate about nature for as long as he can remember; his dream has always been living in close contact to the wilderness and to try to understand its fascinating mysteries.

After graduating summa cum laude in Natural Sciences at the University of Milan, Niv completed a Masters degree in Environmental Management focusing primarily on animal behaviour and evolution.

In 2010 he began work as a marine biologist in the Maldives, an experience that brought him closer to marine life and developed his passion for the underwater domain.

The complex and still poorly understood behaviour of manta rays particularly intrigued him from his first encounter. It was the desire to better understand their biology and help the conservation effort that introduced him to the Manta Trust. Since 2013, Niv has worked full time as Project Leader of the Maldivian Manta Ray Project, managing and coordinating the conservation and research of these majestic creatures.

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Trip Leader, Guy Stevens
In 2005 Guy founded the Maldivian Manta Ray Project (MMRP) with the aim of helping to conserve the Maldives’ manta population through active research and education.  In 2011, Guy formed The Manta Trust along with a collaboration of scientists, conservationists, photographers, filmmakers and communicators. His work with manta rays now takes him to other corners of the world, but the Maldives for him will always be the best place to see and study these amazing animals.

The research that Guy has conducted on the manta rays of the Maldives, especially in the famous Hanifaru Bay, has been featured in dozens of articles including a National Geographic Magazine feature and numerous television documentaries (BBC, ITV, National Geographic, Animal Planet, ABC, etc). Guy’s research at Hanifaru and his work with The Manta Trust contributed to the declaration of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2011. In March 2013 Guy and the rest of the Manta Trust team were key players in a coalition of NGOs which were instrumental in the successful campaign resulting in manta rays being listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), greatly improving the global protection for these vulnerable species.

Guy is now working towards the completion of his PhD focusing on manta rays at the University of York in the United Kingdom. Throughout the expedition, Guy will be providing lectures and informal talks on manta ray and whale shark research and conservation, general marine biology and highlighting the diverse and productive marine ecosystems of the Maldives.