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Escape after Christmas! BOOK today and dive the South Central 7 Atolls

December 16th, 2016 Comments off

1216 7 atolls shark pic 300x200 Escape after Christmas! BOOK today and dive the South Central 7 AtollsJanuary to March is THE time to do this trip with when the current is mainly incoming.

Book this action-packed itinerary with speedy drift dives, mantas, sharks and diving seven atolls. Choose from either Emperor Leo or Emperor Orion.

Here’s where you’ll dive:
North Male Atoll: Beautiful pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey reef sharks, Eagle rays, Other pelagics, Beautiful macro wreck
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with nurse sharks and others
Vattaru Atoll: Pristine coral reefs
Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, sailfish, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station
Thaa Atoll: Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, dolphins, traditional Maldivian channel diving
Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters

There are few, if no, boats and you visit atolls that have very few resorts.

Hammerheads are often found in Thaa as well as whale sharks who visit the boat at night attracted by the lights.  And there’s a wreck diveat Kuda Giri wreck, famous for its rare black corals and macro life.

This itinerary has a lot of drift diving so it’s best suited to more advanced divers.

Emperor Leo
19 – 26 February
Starts Male, ends Kooddoo
2219 pp

20 March – 2 April
Starts Kooddoo, ends Male
2240 pp

Emperor Orion
3 – 12 February
Start Koodhoo, ends Male
3123 pp

19 – 26 February
Starts Kadhdhoo, ends Male
2464 pp

5 – 12 March
Starts Kadhdhoo, ends Male
2464 pp

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

Where do you look? So much going on in this video

November 22nd, 2016 Comments off

MV Orion grey reef shark 300x225  Where do you look? So much going on in this videoAn EXPLOSION of grey reef sharks, red tooth triggerfish, tuna and even a passing eagle ray!

This increcible video was taken on a dive last week on Emperor Leo at Maaya Thila captured by Emperor Maldives’ guest Tony.

>> Watch it here and enjoy.

 

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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

Whale Sharks in the Maldives

January 8th, 2010 Comments off

Whale Sharks in the Maldives

Whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, can reach up to a massive 12 metres in length, and are common in the Maldives.  Historically, they were only to be found in the Maldives during the southwest monsoon season, but now, due to several changes in the environment including higher water temperatures and increased levels of plankton, whale sharks can be found swimming around the Maldives and in particular, the Ari and Baa Atolls throughout the year.

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Maldives Whale Shark Encounters

Generally speaking, whale sharks are not spotted while scuba diving.  Instead, the dive boat, or liveaboard, will travel around an area known for whale sharks looking for signs of the sharks lurking underwater.  Meanwhile, the divers are ready in their snorkel – not scuba – equipment and once the whale shark is located, they jump into the water with their snorkel gear on, and swim with the whale shark.  Despite their massive size, whale sharks are very peaceful, curious creatures that present no real threat to humans.

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Best Place to Find a Whale Shark in the Maldives

Whale sharks move around the islands of the Maldives depending on the season. In the drier, northwest monsoon season, which lasts from May to December, Whale Sharks are generally seen around the islands on the western side of the Maldives, whereas in the southeast monsoon season – the rainier of the two seasons – which lasts from December to April, the best whale shark spotting opportunities are found around the eastern side of the Maldives.

You don’t have to be a Scuba Diver to Swim with a Whale Shark!

The great thing about whale sharks is you don’t have to be a certified scuba diver to enjoy a whale shark encounter.  Anyone of any age can jump in and snorkel around with these amazing creatures.  The only requirement, of course, is that you can swim.  This is great news for non-divers enjoying a liveaboard holiday in the Maldives.

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