New Year Cruise of the Maldives
Enjoy a New Year Cruise on Theia Liveaboard
This year, bring in the New Year in the Maldives on the scuba diving holiday of a lifetime on Theia liveaboard. This unique scuba diving trip will combine world-class scuba diving with a great party atmosphere on the most luxurious and stylish dive vessels in the Maldives.
New Year Dive Holiday: December 27 2010 – 8 January 2011
The Theia 12-night “Dive ‘n’ Party” Cruise kicks off on December 27 and lasts until January 8th, giving you the perfect winter getaway and great New Year’s Eve party in paradise. Expect an incredible dive holiday with delicious cocktails at sunset with the best chill music and then, after dark each night, be prepared to party with sounds of Ibiza and best in house music. The provisional schedule of events for the dive safari is as follows: (This is subject to change.)
Theia New Year Cruise: December 27
Arrive and check-in on Theia. Theia departs for the North Male Atoll and guests enjoy lunch on-board followed by some snorkeling, a general briefing about the safari and have the opportunity to get to know each other over some sundowner cocktails at Theia’s Sky Bar.
Theia New Year Cruise: December 28
Guests begin the day with the orientation dive, which allows the staff to acquaint themselves with everyone’s diving ability and allows guests who have not dived for a while to refresh their skills. The dives will take place at Nassimo Thila and Manta Point dive sites. The evening will play host to a Poker Night on board.
Theia New Year Cruise: December 29
Dives on the third day of the cruise will take place at HP Reef, widely considered to be one of the very best dive sites in the Maldives – a great place for spotting eagle rays and Lankan Manta Point, a cleaning station for many enormous manta rays. After a day of great diving, guests will enjoy some relaxing sundowner cocktails to the sounds of great house music.
Theia New Year Cruise: December 30
On December 30, the New Year Theia liveaboard cruise will move to the South Male Atoll after first completing a dive at the amazing Okobe Thila, where you are likely to see eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, and schools of smaller reef-dwelling fish. Once in the South Male Atoll, divers will enjoy an afternoon dive at Kandooma Thila and then in the evening will play a great Fishing Game, before getting a good nights’ rest before the highlight of the cruise, tomorrow’s New Year’s Eve party!
Theia New Year Cruise: December 31
Before beginning the New Year’s Eve celebration, Theia will stop off for a morning dive at Guraidhoo Corner, a great place for spotting grey reef sharks and eagle rays. Then, the boat heads to Maadhoofinolhu, where the New Year’s Eve celebrations will begin with a beach buffet and relaxing on the beach all afternoon. Later, pre-dinner cocktails and chill-out music before a stunning New Year’s Eve dinner on the beach and beach party. Dress code: white.
Theia New Year Cruise: January 1
Happy New Year! After an amazing New Year’s Eve party under the stars, it’s time to get back to the water. Theia will begin traveling to the South Ari Atoll and along the way will search for whale sharks, one of the prime attractions of the Maldives. The dives today will be held at Kudarah Thila. In the evening, guests will enjoy a Black-themed evening with Sangria and a crab race, a quirky event that is often the highlight of a Maldives’ dive holiday.
Theia New Year Cruise: January 2-4
Great scuba diving continues on January 2 with dives at 5 Rocks, Thinfushi Ethere Thila and the cruise continues for the whale sharks. The next two days will include dives at Broken Rock, Dhigurah Thila, Vilamendhoo Thila and Dhigaa Thila. Guests will also enjoy a unique island visit to a secluded island where there will be a visit with a local community. The evening on January 4 will include a Margarita party and a beach dinner on Raidhigaa Island.
Theia New Year Cruise: January 5-8
The last few days of the New Year’s Eve 2010 diving holiday on Theia liveaboard include some of the finest dive sites in the Maldives, including Pannettone, a wreck dive at Fesdhu and the legenday night dive at Maaya Thila, where grey reef sharks can be found prowling the reef for their evening meal. A stunning daytime dive at Maaya Thila will also feature among the activities of the last few days as well as several dives at the manta ray cleaning station at Rangali Madivaru dive site. The cruise ends on January 7th in Male with a shopping trip in Male and a visit to the historical sites in the city.
Theia New Year Cruise Package
This amazing New Year 2010 Dive Holiday on Theia includes the following:
- Total 24 dives
- All meals
- Island visit
- Beach Barbecue
- Sunset and Night Fishing
- Island visit
- Whale shark search
- Traditional music on Local Island with Maldivian Bodu Beru Band
All activities, dive sites and routes can change without prior notice.
The total cost for the USD $3,480 per person.