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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!

Summer Holidays 2010 in the Maldives

June 11th, 2010 Comments off

Summer Holidays 2010 Diving in the Maldives

Are you still undecided on what to do for your 2010 summer holidays?  Have you thought about a scuba diving holiday in the Maldives? A diving holiday in the Maldives is a great experience and is something that can be enjoyed by all the family.  There are several different ways to enjoy your 2010 summer holidays in the Maldives, but our favourite way is by taking a scuba diving safari on a liveaboard ship and exploring the many islands and atolls of the glorious Maldives.

Special Offers on 2010 Summer Holidays in the Maldives

There are several excellent summer holiday special offers available at the moment with Maldives Dive Travel.  These vary in price and style so there’s something to suit every taste and budget.   The following are our top 5 picks for 2010 summer holidays in the Maldives:

1. Hanifaru Bay on Theia – July 19-26

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Manta Ray Feeding Frenzy at Hanifaru Bay

Hanifaru Bay is home to one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world, especially when it comes to scuba diving attractions. The spectacular “Manta Ray Feeding Frenzy” can be seen here only during the months of July, August and September – and stunning liveaboard Theia can take you there at a great deal.

Book your space on Theia’s Hanifaru Bay Cruise for only $1,344 per person for a 7-night cruise.

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2010 Summer Holiday on Theia

2. Dream Catcher II Special Last Minute Deal – July 12 – 19

Dream Catcher II, one of the most luxurious liveaboards in the Maldives is offering a special last-minute deal where you pay for 6 nights and get the 7th night free for several dates throughout July.  This popular offer has sold quickly, but there are still some places available on the July 12th departure.  This cruise will visit some of the best dive sites in the Maldives and divers will hopefully experience some of the main attractions of Maldives diving - the whale shark and manta ray.

Book your space now on Dream Catcher II for just $1,295 including all diving and meals

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Summer Holidays 2010 on Dream Catcher II

3. Great Value Short Trip on Black Pearl – August 25 – 30

If you just want to take a short diving safari, perhaps in conjunction with a Maldives resort stay, you should consider this 5-night cruise on Black Pearl for just $840 per person, including all meals and diving.    The Black Pearl is a traditional-style Maldivian liveaboard but it also offers all the modern conveniences and creature comforts you need to ensure a safe and exciting diving safari in the Maldives.

Book your space on this Black Pearl safari for just $840 per person!

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Black Pearl Liveaboard Holidays

4. LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!!! HURRY!!! MV Orion Diving Adventure – June 23 – 30

This very last minute deal allows you to experience the magic of the South Male, North Male and Ari Atolls from the comfort of the stunning MV Orion liveaboard.  Divers will experience what has been referred to as “Business-Class Scuba Diving” as they cruise around these incredible atolls, stopping off at many of the finest dive sites in the world.  Expect manta rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, stunning coralscapes and pristine white sand beaches.  The Maldives is waiting for you!!!

Book your space on the 7-night MV Orion special for $1,197 per person!

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MV Orion Super Special Offer

Maldives Scuba Diving Holidays in May 2010

April 21st, 2010 Comments off

Maldives Dive Travel May Scuba Holidays

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

Contact Maldives Dive Travel Today!

Stingray Liveaboard Scuba Diving Holiday: May 1 – 8

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

Nautilus Two Scuba Diving Holiday:  May 15 – 22

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Nautilus Two Scuba Diving Holiday

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

Carina Scuba Diving Holiday:  May 17 – 21

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Carina Liveaboard Holiday

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

Dream Catcher II Scuba Diving Holiday:  May 24 – 31

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Dream Catcher II May Scuba Diving Holiday

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

MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday: May 24 – 30

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MV Orion Scuba Diving Holiday

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

Last Minute Prices on Dream Catcher II for May, June & July, 2010

April 13th, 2010 Comments off

Take advantage of these unbeatable last minute prices for Dream Catcher II!

***Stay 7 Nights for the Price of 6!***

Dream Catcher II, a luxurious liveaboard possessing seven comfortable suites and an unforgettable diving experience, is offering an unbelievable last minute price on 4 different cruises:

  • 31 MAY – 7 JUNE 2010
  • 7 – 14 JUNE 2010
  • 14 – 21 JUNE 2010
  • 19 – 26 JULY 2010

***Stay 7 Nights for the Price of 6!***

Last Minute Prices

If you’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives, this is your chance! Dream Catcher II is offering an unbeatable last minute deal on four different cruises in May, June and July, 2010. Since most Maldives liveaboards are on drydock during these months, this is your opportunity for some first class, undisturbed Maldives diving!

***Stay 7 Nights for the Price of 6!***

This price includes accommodation, all meals and snacks and all diving (two or three dives per day).

Contact us NOW to take advantage of these last minute prices & reserve your space!

*Act NOW, availability is limited.

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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.

These last minute offers 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.

Join the Maldives Dive Travel Affiliate Program

April 12th, 2010 Comments off

Become an Affiliate Today and Start Earning Great Commissions!

Maldives Dive Travel is the first provider of Maldives liveaboard holidays to offer an affiliate program.  By signing up as an affiliate, you can earn great commissions simply by placing banners or text links on your website or social media profiles.

How Does the Maldives Dive Travel Affiliate Program Work?

Becoming an affiliate for Maldives Dive Travel is completely free and it takes only a few minutes to sign up.  Simply visit our affiliate program web page, where you will be invited to join the program.  Once you have confirmed your account, you will be able to take numerous online tutorials that will tell you everything you could need to know about becoming a successful affiliate.

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Options for Maldives Dive Travel Affiliates

Once you are inside your affiliate program account, you will find a number of different options that you can use to promote our diving holidays.  Traditional options include putting text links or banners on your website.  Once you select a banner or text ad, you will see your specific affiliate code.  It’s this code that tells us the customer came to our site from yours, and that’s how we know when to pay you a commission.  There are other, less traditional options, such as the light boxes, that will add an eye-catching and stylish touch to your site.  There are also email templates, links for including on your social media profiles and so on.

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Maldives Dive Travel Affiliate Program Commissions

Commissions in the Maldives Dive Travel affiliate program are paid on a per sale basis.  When a customer comes to our website from your site and proceeds to make a purchase, your commission will be recognized as soon as the customer completes payment.  Affiliates are paid 8% of the value of the sale.  You must accrue $250.00 of commissions before receiving your first payment, and from then on, commissions will be paid once a month.

Who Can Be a Maldives Dive Travel Affiliate?

The great thing about the Maldives Dive Travel affiliate program is that ANYONE can join!  It’s ideal for people with a website about scuba diving, the Maldives or international travel, but it’s also a viable option for people who don’t have a website.  Perhaps you’re an avid scuba diver, and you have a lot of scuba friends on Facebook – you can put your affiliate links on Facebook or Twitter or any other social media profile, and we will see when customers come from your site.  Maybe you have a massive email address book, filled with people who love travel and scuba – send them an email using one of our email templates and all they have to do is visit the site via the link you provide.  There are many ways you can make money with our affiliate program, starting today, and it’s totally free to join, so you have nothing to lose!

Maldives Dive Travel is the first provider of Maldives liveaboard holidays to offer an affiliate program.  By signing up as an affiliate, you can earn great commissions simply by placing banners or text links on your website or social media profiles.

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Diving Holiday Destinations

March 30th, 2010 Comments off

Diving Holiday Destinations

One of the top diving holiday destinations in the world is the Maldives.  This amazing archipelago of over 1100 islands is home to a wide variety of dive sites and an even wider variety of marine life.  While there is an extensive diversity of reef-dwelling fish and smaller marine creatures, the real attraction of this diving holiday destination is the larger oceanic species that can be found here, including the whale shark, manta ray, eagle ray, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse and several other shark species.  The Maldives is one of the few diving holiday destinations where divers can enjoy whale shark encounters throughout the year.

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The Maldives is a World-Class Diving Holiday Destination

Diving Holiday Destinations within the Maldives

A single trip to the Maldives is not enough time for any scuba diver to truly enjoy what this spectacular archipelago has to offer.  There are several different diving holiday destinations with this island paradise.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the finest diving holiday destinations within the Maldives.

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Spotted Eagle Rays are Common at this Diving Holiday Destination

Diving Holiday Destination: Hanifaru Bay

The amazing diving holiday destination, Hanifaru Bay, is a marine protected uninhabited island located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives Islands.  Its size is no greater than that of a football field and yet it has become one of the hottest spots on the planet for underwater photographers.  The reason for this modern day phenomenon of underwater diversity is because plankton blooms between the months of May and November – a very unusual phenomenon – attracting manta rays by the hundreds.  At any one time at this diving holiday destination, there can be up to 200 manta rays feeding off the coral reefs as well as plenty of whale sharks which do the same.  Hanifaru Bay has become one of the best diving holiday destinations in the world for people looking for manta ray encounters.

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Hanifaru Bay Diving Holiday Destination is a must for Manta Ray Lovers

Diving Holiday Destination: Baa Atoll

The Baa Atoll in the Maldives is a great diving holiday destination thanks to its many varied dive sites and also the high probabilities of spotting whale sharks. Dive sites in the Baa Atoll include Manta Point, Maavaru Kandu and Muthafushi Thila.  There are many resorts whose dive centers take divers to the sites around the Baa Atoll, but the best way to enjoy this diving holiday destination is by liveaboard.

Diving Holiday Destination: Ari Atoll

The Ari Atoll is another great diving holiday destination within the Maldives, offering a range of dive sites that include Maaya Thila, Broken Rock, Kudahrah Thila and Veligandu Kandu.  There are also good chances of seeing whale sharks in the Ari Atoll.

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Liveaboards are the Best Way to Explore this Diving Holiday Destination

Destination Maldives

A trip to the diving holiday destination of the Maldives is best when enjoyed from the comfort of a liveaboard diving ship. Liveaboard diving holidays in the Maldives are great because you can cover far more area on a boat than when you have to return to a resort each night.  Liveaboard diving holidays include other activities as well as scuba diving, such as fishing, snorkeling, visiting island communities, beach parties and shopping excursions.

To reserve your holiday to the Maldives now, contact Maldives Dive Travel today!

5 Reasons to Book your Maldives Diving Holiday Online with MDT!

December 17th, 2009 Comments off

The top 5 reasons to book your Maldives diving holiday online with Maldives Dive Travel!

Maldives Dive Travel, possessing over 20 years experience scuba diving in the Maldives, makes booking your Maldives diving holiday online a breeze!

There are tons of reasons to book online with Maldives Dive Travel, but here are the top 5!

1. Best Price GuaranteeMaldives Dive Travel offers a Best Price Guarantee! Find a better price for one of our holidays?  Send it to us and we’ll beat it! Learn more about our Best Price Guarantee here!

2. Immediate AvailabilityMaldives Dive Travel offers visitors “immediate availability,” meaning that you know exactly how many spots are available on a liveaboard trip when choosing your diving holiday! Instead of wasting time by writing to the operator to inquire about availability and then waiting for a response (which could take days!), with Maldives Dive Travel you know if there is space on a particular liveaboard for a specific time frame while booking your trip.

3. Liveaboards – All liveaboards featured on Maldives Dive Travel are checked regularly to ensure the highest level of service and safety.

4. Last Minute DealsMaldives Dive Travel is constantly featuring last minute deals on the liveaboards, saving you money!

5. Convenience – At Maldives Dive Travel, we speak English and German, respond to all inquiries promptly and professionally, as well as provide information on the best dives sites, marine life, weather and much more!

Book your Maldives diving holiday online with Maldives Dive Travel now!

Galileo Reports Seeing 17 Dolphins in South Male Atoll

December 14th, 2009 Comments off

Galileo Reports Seeing 17 Dolphins in South Male Atoll

Galileo Liveaboard, one of the Maldives’ most well-equipped scuba diving liveaboard ships has been experiencing some amazing scuba diving in the last few days.  After seeing 72 grey reef sharks yesterday at Kandooma Thila in the South Male Atoll, the boat went on to also see 17 dolphins at Bodo Kandu dive site, also in South Male Atoll. So far, the Galileo cruise has been amazing, and the guests on board, who are from all over the world, have been extremely happy with their diving holiday in the Maldives.

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Galileo Liveaboard Reports Seeing 17 Dolphins

Galileo Diving Holidays

The Galileo Diving Holiday guests still have a few more days of diving and hopes for seeing more amazing marine life are high. There are some great special offers on diving safaris on the Galileo Liveaboard, making your dream scuba diving holiday in the Maldives more accessible than you might have thought.  All prices include scuba diving, meals and accommodation, as well as a selection of other activities.

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Galileo Liveaboard Special Offers

* 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.

Galileo Liveaboard Information

For more information about the Galileo Liveaboard ship and the dive safaris operated around the Maldives, visit the Galileo Liveaboard information page.

Maldives Diving Holidays in January

December 8th, 2009 Comments off

Enjoy a diving holiday in the Maldives in January!

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

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

Check the Maldives weather forecast here!

Scuba Diving in January in the Maldives

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

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

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

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

Diving Holidays in January in the Maldives

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

January Diving Holiday on the Black Pearl

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

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

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

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

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Black Pearl Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Carina

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

The Carina liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

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

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

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Carina Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Dream Catcher II

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

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

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

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

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Dream Catcher II Livebaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Galileo

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

The Galileo liveaboard offers the following diving holidays in January:

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

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

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Galileo Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Island Safari 2 Royal

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

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

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

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

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Island Safari 2 Royal Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the MV Orion

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

The MV Orion offers the following diving holidays in January:

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

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

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MV Orion Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Nautilus One

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

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

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

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

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Nautilus One Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Nautilus Two

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

The Nautilus Two offers the following diving holidays in January:

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

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

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Nautilus Two Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Stingray

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

The MS Stingray offers the following diving holidays in Janaury:

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

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

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Stingray Liveaboard

January Diving Holiday on the Theia

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

The Theia offers the following diving holidays in January:

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

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

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Theia Liveaboard

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.

About Maldives Dive Travel:
As a leading provider of scuba diving holidays in the Maldives, Maldives Dive Travel is committed to offering the widest range of liveaboard scuba diving trips at the best prices. Maldives Dive Travel works closely with all the scuba diving liveaboards featured on Maldives Dive Travel to ensure they offer the levels of service and safety that their customers both deserve and expect.