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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.

Spotlight on Virgo – come and meet her

May 31st, 2016 Comments off

Dive the celebrated Maldives on exclusive liveaboard, Virgo! You can cruise the atolls of Male and Ari knowing you’re getting great value on a liveaboard devoted to your diving holiday (she’s pretty good for non-divers too!).

• Upper deck cabins: 2 double/twin
• Main deck cabins: 2 double/twin
• Lower deck cabins: 5 double/twin (1 available as a Triple with a small single bed)
At a glance
• Select liveaboard for just 15 divers (18 divers from August 2016)
• Lower and upper deck twin or double cabin options
• Welcoming, spacious saloon and restaurant-style dining area
• Mouth-watering cuisine with international dishes
• Spacious saloon with internationally stocked bar
• Onboard WiFi (local charges) when in range
• FREE Nitrox

0416 virgo collage 300x300 Spotlight on Virgo   come and meet herAccommodating 18 divers over her 32m length, all her cabins have twin beds with one single cabin. All cabins are ensuite. Upper deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond.

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

Decorated in light wood and contemporary style, the main deck has a large saloon with comfy sofas. The bar is fully licensed so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as the sun dips below the horizon. The upper deck has loungers for sun bathing and just kicking back.

Virgo is one of the few liveaboards in the Maldives that is rebreather friendly and supports Poseidon MKV1, AP vision and manual megaldon units.

What’s included?
• 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 Virgo
or email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

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Spotlight on Orion – come and meet her

May 24th, 2016 Comments off

0516 Orion collage 300x300   Spotlight on Orion   come and meet herHaving been a firm favourite with Constellation Fleet, years of experience culminates in the design of this liveaboard, built with the diver in mind and yet equally attractive to the non-diver. And at a super-spacious 39 metres in length, Orion delivers hotel standards in every aspect.

• Upper deck cabins: 1 executive suite, 3 twin/double mini suites
• Lower deck cabins: 1 junior suite, 3 double, 4 twin/double

At a glance
• 5 star luxury liveaboard
• Cabins with twin or double bed options
• Suites available
• Jacuzzis
• Executive suite with private Jacuzzi
• WiFi and massage services (paid locally)
• Exceptionally large and spacious diving dhoni
• FREE Nitrox
• Small group discounts (and for large groups too!)

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

The main deck has a large lounge with sofas and equally large dining room with bar and TV whilst on the upper deck is the Jacuzzi, massage room (paid locally and subject to availability) and the main bar. The fly deck is incredibly roomy with lots of sunbeds. Wi-Fi is available, when in range, at an additional charge.
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. Orion is rebreather-friendly and offers free Nitrox, all diving and safety equipment as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.

What’s included?
• 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 Orion
or email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

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Brand new and setting sail this July. Meet Emperor Serenity

May 18th, 2016 Comments off

Brand new for 2016 and bringing a class of her own to the Maldivian waters, Emperor Serenity is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. This 40 metre boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con.

AT A GLAN0516 serenity collage Medium 300x300 Brand new and setting sail this July. Meet Emperor SerenityCE
High quality, contemporary liveaboard
Choice of spacious dining and relaxation areas
Visit a local island for a BBQ under the stars
Dive with manta, man-sized nurse sharks & whale sharks
FREE Nitrox
4 dive guides
Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board

Enjoy open air dining area at the stern of the main deck. Several sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV.
The Upper deck boasts a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian atmosphere.
The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a nap.

All diving is done from Emperor Serenity’s large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. She is rebreather-friendly and offers free NITROX, all diving and safety equipment as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.

Entertainment: There is a variety of nightly entertainment ranging from night dives, a BBQ on an inhabited island (subject to weather conditions and the route), watching films or simply relaxing on the sundeck comparing fish stories. A Male city tour is also included with a local guide upon request.

Book your dream diving holiday today!
Prices are per person for 7 nights sharing a twin/double cabin
30 Jul – 06 Aug         Manta Madness     1799  EUR 
06 Aug – 13 Aug        Best of Maldives    1799  EUR 
13 Aug  – 20 Aug       Manta Madness     1799  EUR 
20 Aug  – 27 Aug       Best of Maldives    1899  EUR 
27 Aug  – 03 Sep       Manta Madness      1799 EUR
03 Sep  – 10 Sep       Best of Maldives     1799  EUR

All sailings are Saturday to Saturday.

What’s included?
•    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 19.8m 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 Serenity
or email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

Your Best Price Guarantee from us

May 10th, 2016 Comments off

Don’t pay more for your Maldives diving holiday than you need to!

 

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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? 
Send us the quote you got from another travel agent showing their price.
The quote has to show your name, the ship’s name and the travel dates.
Email the quote to info@maldivesdivetravel.com
We will get back to you with a better price.
It’s that easy to save money on your Maldives holiday!

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.

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or email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

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Happy prices on Orion & Virgo – book soon

May 4th, 2016 Comments off

We aim to make diving in the Maldives as easy as possible and with these savings, it just helps to make the budget stretch that bit further.

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MV ORION
Best of Maldives
22-31 May
1944.00 USD pp

MV VIRGO
Best of Maldives
June and July – 7 night holidays
1442.00 USD pp

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Nautilus Two | Single use cabins WITH NO surcharge

April 25th, 2016 Comments off

Nautilus Two | Special offer for single cabins

0416 Nautilus Two collage 300x168 Nautilus Two | Single use cabins WITH NO surcharge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ari & South Summer Special

29 June – 07 July
8 nights
1376 EUR

Saving of 1000 EUR on usual single supplement

18 – 28 July
10 nights
1720 EUR

18 – 28 August
10 nights
1720 EUR

11 – 21 September
10 nights
1720 EUR

Saving of 1250 EUR on usual single supplement

Only valid on the mentioned dates

Too good to be true?
No, it’s for real! You get a cabin for single use on your own without a surcharge – paying just half the twin share rate. Of course, if you want to bring a buddy along then you can share the cabin!

Email our friendly, knowledgeable team today

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Pelagic Magic starts right now

April 18th, 2016 Comments off

Pelagic Magic from April – July

North Ari Atoll: Grey reef sharks, Maaya Thila night dive, Manta cleaning stations
South Ari Atoll: Whale sharks, Pinnacles

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This route takes you on a manta and whale shark expedition in the North & South Ari Atolls. Exact dive sites vary depending on diver experience levels, local conditions and where the best sightings have been.

Pelagic Magic gets you face to face with the famous whale sharks of Ari Atoll. As this itinerary devotes more time here, you are certain to get your whale shark fix. Then grab your snorkel and splash in to float feet away from whale sharks.

With around 17 dives, as well as the chance to snorkel, this is an action packed week. The sightings start right from the beginning. Manta Point (otherwise known as Lankan Finolhu) is a cleaning station with reliable manta sightings. Hafsa Thila and Maya Thila are yet more iconic dive site where sharks are plentiful. Look out for baby white tips under the large table corals. But it is at night that Maya Thila really comes alive.

Maamagili is the place to find whale sharks at this time as they follow the seasonal currents. Manta chase plankton trails too into the nearby lagoons. Discover the lush corals and schooling fish at the likes of Reethi Thila and Kuda Rah.

This is a great itinerary for everyone. No matter what your experience level this is a Maldives itinerary you can enjoy. There can be some drift diving so experience of diving in currents is advisable. Don’t forget to take your reef hook to make shark watching all the easier. Pelagic Magic runs when the pelagics sightings are at their optimum in North and South Ari.

Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points.

Find out more here

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Dive the Maldives! Great value happiness

April 7th, 2016 Comments off

Liveaboard diving on Virgo or Orion from just 1442 USD!

Come and enjoy 7 days’ diving on Virgo or Orion with a welcoming and wonderfully experienced crew!

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Virgo
Best of Maldives
17 – 24 April and 24 April – 1 May
1733.20 USD

8 – 15 May and 15 – 22 May
1442.00 USD  

29 May – 5 June
5 – 12 June
12 – 19 June
19 – 26 June
26 June – 3 July
3 – 10 July
10 – 17 July
1792.00 USD

Orion
Best of Maldives
24 April – 1 May
1876.00 USD

31 July – 7 August
Manta Madness
1876.00 USD

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Dive the ‘Best of the Maldives’ – what to expect!

March 31st, 2016 Comments off

Dive the Best of the Maldives with us and enjoy one of the most magical trips of a lifetime.

Here are some of the areas you will visit:

0316 collage max jadav on Emperor Voyager Best of the Maldives 2 300x168 Dive the Best of the Maldives   what to expect!Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead dive, beautiful reef with pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey reef sharks, Maaya Thila night dive, manta cleaning     stations
South Ari Atoll: Whale sharks, beautiful pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, pelagics, macro wreck
Vaavu Atoll: Channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action   packed night dive with nurse sharks and others
North Male Atoll: Pinnacles

Enjoy those channels, drifts and pinnacles where you’re likely to meet mantas, whale sharks and marine life galore. Get up close at the cleaning stations and dive one of the best known sites, Maaya Thila; approximately 30m in diameter and falling away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

A night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must! And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them.

There is no minimum number of dives needed here but it helps if you’re comfortable with drift dives.

Contact us today and start making those plans.

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