Archive

Archive for the ‘Maldives Holiday’ Category

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

NEW for 2017 | Deep South & Southern Sharks with Emperor Maldives

November 28th, 2016 Comments off

unbenannt 0233 shark Medium 300x180 NEW for 2017 | Deep South & Southern Sharks with Emperor MaldivesEmperor Maldives has new exciting dive trips sailing to the southerly Maldives atolls and dive into the shark action in these out-of-the-way southern dive sites between Huvadhoo and Laamu.

From February to April, spend time away from the madding crowds and dive Foammulah and Huvadhoo on the lookout for the Indian Ocean’s larger residents; tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks and whale sharks.

Guests can choose to travel either from Male to Huvadhoo to join their liveaboard or from Huvadhoo to Male. Expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks around Foamulah. At Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for even more shark sightings including hopefully whale sharks and silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks spotted most of the time. There are swift channel dives with several kandus; Vilingilli, Nilandhoo, Mareehaa and Kondeey, as well as reef thila dives; Gazeera and Vaadhoo.

This itinerary suits experienced divers (100+ dives) looking for ‘away from it all and different’ diving with quite a focus on drift diving.

Liveaboards operating these routes are Emperor Virgo and Emperor Leo, both with fine accommodation and service as standard. Included is full board, free Nitrox, local transfers.

A video showing the amazing diving on this route can be seen here.

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

26 February – 5 March 2017
Deep South & Southern Sharks, Safari starts Kadhdhoo – Safari ends Gan
7 nights
2548 Eur

5 – 15 March 2017
Deep South & Southern Sharks, Safari starts Gan – Safari ends Kadhdhoo
10 nights
3450 Eur

15 – 25 March
South Central 7 Atolls, Safari starts Kadhdhoo, Safari ends Male
10 nights
3190 Eur

Prices do not include international flights.

Emperor Orion trip report | 24 September – 2 October

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

0516 Orion collage 300x300 Emperor Orion trip report | 24 September   2 October“Our attention was soon taken away … as a perfect squadron of 10 EAGLE RAYS passed over our heads.”

This week’s guides on board Emperor Orion were the well-seasoned Boat Managers, Russ and Chris, local expert Sakeel, and relative new-comer to the Fleet, Jacky. Our discerning guests hailed from around the world including from America, Russia, UK, Australia, Czechoslovakia and Slovakia…a powerhouse of nationalities!

We started this trip on an absolute high, jumping in at LANKAN MANTA POINT and encountering 11 MANTAS! The underwater atmosphere was electric as we watched in awe as these grandiose creautures swooped and barrel-rolled in the waters in front of us whilst waiting their turn to be cleaned. For those ahead in the cleaning queue, it was impressive to watch just how quickly the little army of cleaner wrasse picked and nibbled these mammoth creatures clean. Equally interesting was to see just how sensitive these sizeable mantas are, as they twitched and trembled as the wrasses nibbled too hard. Yet again, the Orion Team set the diving bar high for the rest of the trip.

MAAYA THILA
A confirmed favourite spot amongst the entire Emperor Dive Team, Maaya Thila is host to a plethora of incredible corals, a guide-book’s worth of marine life and currents that can either be of rollercoaster speed to absolutely zilch. Today at Maaya we smiled our way through the dive as the site showed us just why it is a favourite. The giant trevallies were making the rounds of the reef and stayed away from the edge of the thila keeping an eye on all the smaller prey in the vicinity. There were, in turn, a few dogtooth tunas keeping a hungry eye on the trevallies. There was plenty of shark action in the blue as the large grey reef sharks, accompanied by white tips and a few black tips, swam back and forth in the medium current. For those diving with Chris at Maaya, they had the incredible encounter with two silvertip sharks who came racing towards the reef and then back into the blue at lightning speed. A few hearts beat a little faster for those few seconds!

Russ is a man who can describe each dive location to perfection; where you’ll jump, what you’ll see, which fish reside where but when it comes to diving at FISH HEAD his briefings are slightly shortened as he describes what we will see, “Nothing needs to be explained about this site. The name says it all. An all-time favourite with the guides.” We saw huge schools of everything, great visibility, a little current…FANTASTIC. Russ was of course, totally right!

0816 manta from virgo 300x199 Emperor Orion trip report | 24 September   2 OctoberFESDU WRECK
Another firm favourite is the delightful little wreck at Fesdu. Today’s conditions were near perfect and allowed us to thoroughly explore the structure before moving finishing the dive on the nearby reef. The two resident mantis shrimps are still burrowing their holes in the sandy bottom on the starboard side and don’t seem to mind the presence of the juvenile ribbon eel who has taken up residence a few feet away. The hordes of fish swarming around the wreck create a shimmering effect of tones of silver as the sunlight dances on their scales, really quite mesmerizing. The multitudes of glassfish are quite spectacular, and despite having a good look we cannot find the secret creatures whom they are hiding! Best of all today was seeing the recently-spotted tiny frogfish, as he tried his best to camouflage himself against the soft sponge.

There are several fish who, despite having the most intricate and beautiful colourful markings, appear to be ungainly in the water and blunder their way across reefs but still manage to raise a smile with our guests. The Napoleon wrasse. For some reason today at HIMENDHOO THILA there seemed to be a Napoleon wrasse convention as there were at least six counted throughout the dive! One group of divers were followed for almost the entire dive by one such fish who lumbered alongside them, keeping his boggly eyes trained on each guest. We also saw a few Napoleons in the deeper waters but our attention was soon taken away from these inelegant creatures as a perfect squadron of 10 EAGLE RAYS passed over our heads. This was a wonderful sight as they were beautifully silhouetted against the blue tones of the ocean.

MIYARU KANDU
What started out as a small current gradually increased in strength as the minutes ticked by all too quickly at the Kandu this morning. With the faster current came the bigger boys, including some very sizeable grey reef sharks and some aggressive looking dogtooth tunas. We hooked in in order to watch the shark show in comfort and soon saw some white tip sharks joining the group. It is always amazing to watch sharks in their natural habitat and to see how they use the water columns and current sot their advantage. Watching them today it was very obvious as to why they are the apex predator on the reef – their nonchalant demeanour is actually hiding the fact that they are watching every single movement that every marine creature is making, both on and off the reef. Their bearing is very imposing and they are simply a joy to watch. As the dive continued a few eagle rays passed swiftly overhead and, as one group were preparing to unhook and finish their dive, they were treated to the appearance of a lone manta swimming slowly by.

All too soon or trip came to an end and it was hard to believe that another week had passed. The diving was superb and all guests were extremely happy with what they had seen; a few first encounters with mantas which made for unforgettable memories. With the perfect combination of a fantastic boat, an extremely knowledgeable and personable Dive Team, delicious cuisine and an array of well-chosen beverages, another week on board Emperor Orion was a resounding success!

Find out more about Emperor Orion here.

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

Categories: Diving, Maldives, Maldives Holiday, Virgo Tags:

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

Special Itineraries 1; Manta, Whaleshark & Wrecks – North

May 30th, 2015 Comments off

Manta, Whaleshark & Wrecks – North (outward trip)

Join Emperor Atoll for these awesome special trips to the North of Maldives:

10 300x200 Special Itineraries 1; Manta, Whaleshark & Wrecks   North

Atolls Visited

These special itineraries have been chosen to run when the manta are most prolific between August and October.

Boarding your liveaboard in Male, you head north to begin your safari ending in Baa Atoll (Hanifaru Bay) where you catch a flight back to Male.

Your journey begins with wreck diving at Gaafaru Atoll, continuing on to the northern atolls of Lhaviyani and Noonu with an abundance of grey reef sharks, exciting channel diving, beautiful coral formations and pinnacles brimming with life.

Baa Atoll is home to Hanifaru Lagoon where you can snorkel with the manta and whalesharks that come to feed on the plankton in this shallow lagoon. Of course, sightings can’t be guaranteed but joining us at this time of year means your chances are really high! Baa Atoll is also home to many pinnacles, overhangs and alternative manta sites.

You can combine this itinerary with the Manta, Whaleshark & Reefs – South itinerary, which is the return trip but calling at different sites, making an exciting two week safari covering eight atolls. Contact us for details and prices.

Please note: This itinerary is at the Cruise Director’s discretion based on the weather and current conditions to ensure you get the most possible interactions with manta and whaleshark.

You don’t need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Experience Maldives Manta Rays

March 19th, 2015 Comments off

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

Hanifaru Manta 27 300x199 Experience Maldives Manta Rays

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.

MV Orion Port Side 300x199 Experience Maldives Manta Rays

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.

Niv Photo 2013 300x320 Experience Maldives Manta Rays

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.

Guy Stevens portrait 300x443 Experience Maldives Manta Rays

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.

Dhoni Stella – Set sail in the style of a Maldivian Hero

June 25th, 2012 Comments off

Maldives was liberated from Portuguese invaders in the late 16th century by Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam, ever since earning him the status of one of the beloved legendary heroes of the country. His epic struggle for freedom has been told and retold countless times, ever since the details of the story had disappeared into the mists of history.

One of the facts is quite clear, believable or not, that Thakurufaanu used to dart in between islands and entire atolls on boat a boat he built himself – The Kalhuoffummi. It is believed that this dhoani – a Maldivian boat – attained incredible speeds even though it was driven by the wind in the sails.

Misty-eyed Maldivian historians and elderly alike still praise the hero for his efforts in what was a short, intense battle when Thakurufaanu and his brothers overthrew André André’s garrison in the capital city, Malé, thus freeing the country in 1573.

 

1 Dhoni Stella Side Plan 600x369 Dhoni Stella   Set sail in the style of a Maldivian Hero

The model of the legendary Kalhuofummi, the miraculous 'dhoni' of the Maldivian hero, Mohammad Thakurufaanu

 

Feeling historical already? Well this is your chance to experience the Maldives like no other has ever done before: Maldives Dive Travel has now acquired two boats that were designed with reference to the structure of Kalhuoffummi.

Named, Dhoni Stella I and II, the boats is designed with two cabin suites each that caters from two to six travelers, and since you aren’t going to be at war while on your vacation, instead of battle equipment, the safari boats are designed with all the luxurious amenities that is prerequisite for a lovely getaway in the most romantic spot on Earth.

Come up with your own vacation plan, or choose one that caters your desires, be it snorkeling, some light diving or intense under the ocean adventure for the experienced divers and the experienced captain and crew will take care of the rest.

Your time onboard Dhoni Stella I and II will alternate between the air-conditioned authentic wooden cabins that are sophisticated in its simplicity, the cuisine of Maldives with a dash of Italian favorites, the top notch service by the competent crew and a choice of four options to charter the vessel.

Tourists staying at resorts can use the boat for an exclusive full day trip or for excursions and return to the resort for the night. Travelers who prefer to go off the beaten path would love the full charter option of the vessel, where you can embark at Malé – the capital island of the Maldives or from any resort, and choose where to go.

Between choosing a combination of cruising itineraries with a where you get to spend overnights either on the vessel or a resort, and a full safari charter tailor made for divers, snorkelers and fishermen, one would be inclined for the latter if one is into the aqua scene, as this package is designed by Max Molteni, an expert on Maldives and author of the book ‘Maldives Cruising Guide’.

 

boat 1251 580x387 Dhoni Stella   Set sail in the style of a Maldivian Hero

Dhoni Stella - the new Maldivian luxury yachts

Which boat to choose ?

 

The differences between the two boats are in design, as Dhoni Stella I is the best choice for a couple or a family as it has a ‘Master Cabin Suite’ for two adults and a ‘Twin Cabin Suite’ for two adults  and a child. Dhoni Stella II on the other hand, is best for two couples or two families as it has two ‘Triple Cabin Suites’ which has three adults and one child occupancy per suite.

Everything else is the same on both boats, as all the cabins have their own private toilet, fresh water from an onboard desalination plant, diving facilities, dive guide and gears, and fishing gears made available on request from the English-speaking crew members that include a captain, a chef and two stewards. The vessels are equipped with a motorized dinghy that facilitates transport onto and off islands and sand-bars.

While internet isn’t available on board, tourists are given a local SIM card which can be used to get online with a wireless modem on the 3G network that blankets almost the entire country.

 

Sunset room1 580x244 Dhoni Stella   Set sail in the style of a Maldivian Hero

Dhoni Stella one of the suites in sunset light

Offers by Maldives dive travel

 

Maldives Dive Travel is offering a package from 1st July to 31st August where children and teen-agers are free of charge on board. There are also special deals where you get free nights. If you stay for 7 days, you pay for only 6, stay for 10 nights and pay for 8, or stay for a fortnight and pay for only 11 days. This offer is valid from the 1st of June 2012 to 25th December 2012, and then from 7th January 2013 to 25th December 2013.

Visit the islands of the Maldives on boat Dhoni Stella I or II, and imagine the breathtaking beauty of the seascape afire in the setting sun; inspiration for the hero that saved the country so long ago. Have a beach barbeque with your catch of fish and eat under the canopy of the sparkling starry sky, a style that is truly Maldivian. Book now !


JUST ANNOUNCED – Amazing Last Minute Baa Atoll Cruise

July 24th, 2010 Comments off

Magnificent Maldives Dive Trip with Whale Shark Biologists!

Unique safari departs August 30th – 14-night trip $2,590 per person (includes fuel surcharge and marine biologist fee)

Upon arrival in the Maldivian capital Male (the most densely populated piece of land on the planet) the crew will meet and transfer you to your home, away from the hustle and bustle of life, for the next two weeks – The Black Pearl. There you’ll meet the rest of your Maldivian crew and the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) marine biologists.

rear view of whale shark maldives 300x225 JUST ANNOUNCED   Amazing Last Minute Baa Atoll Cruise

Whale Shark Research Biologists will be Present on the Cruise

After chilling out and settling in, no time will be wasted in getting you in the water! An orientation dive will take place in North Male before you begin your journey north, through the idyllic coral chain of islands to Baa Atoll.

Reserve your space on this one-of-a-kind cruise today!

During the evening, the MWSRP biologists will formally introduce themselves and deliver a presentation about the organisation’s work and provide a short briefing about animal encounter conduct. The next day your dives will begin! Rasfaree Outside and Voshimas Thila, where grey reef sharks, green and hawksbill turtles and other wonders of the ocean will be awaiting you in the warm crystal clear tropical water. afternoon will bring the channel crossing to Baa Atoll – drawing you ever closer to some of the most extraordinary dive sites in the world.

Maldives Underwater Coral Cliff 199x300 JUST ANNOUNCED   Amazing Last Minute Baa Atoll Cruise

Explore the Stunning Coral Reefs of the Baa Atoll

Gather Incredible Knowledge from Marine Biologists

During evenings onboard the Black Pearl, the marine biologists will discuss with you the importance of the precious ecosystem through interactive presentations and conversations. You will also be given the opportunity to become involved in the research – taking photographs, monitoring behaviour and distuinguishing features, measuring animals (where possible), sexing, logging GPS coordinates, etc – and recording all of the data in one of the most comprehensive whale shark databases in the world. You’ll be introduced to and given the chance to use I3S, the spot pattern recognition software, originally developed by NASA and used to identify whale sharks and manta rays through their unique spot patterns. The biologists will be with you 24/7 giving you every opportunity to gain answers to those questions you have always wanted to ask.

 JUST ANNOUNCED   Amazing Last Minute Baa Atoll Cruise

The Black Pearl is the Perfect Liveaboard for a Dive Safari in the Maldives

Reserve your space on this one-of-a-kind cruise today!

Your dive locations will vary depending on wind and weather conditions. Please see the list of sites below for the scheduled dive sites. However, nothing is set in stone. If you particularly like a certain spot we may stay for another dive… or two.

Experience the Magic of Hanifaru Bay!

For example, Hanifaru! The lagoon is a natural phenomenon where you will almost certainly want to stay. Arrival will be scheduled for the best tide times to ensure the best chance of witnessing the manta ray feeding frenzy at is climax.

Dive Sites: Anga Faru, Dhigali Haa, Rangali Faru, 12.5 Thila, Maavaru Kandu, Muthaafushi House Reef (Night Dive ), Dharavandhoo thila, Milaidhoo Outside, Blue hole, Dhe Gaa Thila, Neli Varu, Don Fan thila, Blue Hole, Cake, Outside Reef, Udoodhoo West, Ranfaru, Hurualhi Corner, Kihaa Rock, Vadhoo Corner, Kihaadhoo Thila, Aidhoo Channel, Iru caves,…

Maldives Underwater Photos Grey Reef Sharks 300x208 JUST ANNOUNCED   Amazing Last Minute Baa Atoll Cruise

Dive with Grey Reef Sharks in the Baa Atoll

Day 13: Unfortunately, is the beginning of the end of your experience with the Black Pearl crew and MWSRP. The channel crossing voyage will begin… but don’t worry! You’ll sneak one last dive in at Lankan Manta point, where chances are you’ll get one last ‘manta ray fix’ before departing the incredible environment of the Republic of Maldives.

Reserve your space on this one-of-a-kind cruise today!

Day 14: Your crew will transfer you to Male airport for your departure where you can dream of your unforgettable experience over the past two-week experience.