Maldives Manta Expedition

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The atolls in North Male and South Male are viewed on this route. There, the first mantas cleaning stations and some thilas are visited for shark watching, both in Kandooma and Guraidhoo. On the Ari Atoll, go in search of the whale shark and dive with mantas by night. Then, dive in Rasdoo, where pelagic species are awaiting. In Goidoo, make an oceanic dive and to complete the cruise lead to the North up to Baa, in the Dharavandhoo area, next to Hanifaru Bay, before returning back to Male.
Extending the cruise up to 10 days (2 more than the usual) will allow us to combine a large deal of the classical route, which is the best known in Maldives, with the Baa Atoll in the North of the central area.
On this route, North Male and South Male Atolls are explored. There, the first mantas cleaning stations and some thilas are visited for shark watching, both in Kandooma and Guraidhoo. On the Ari Atoll, go in search of the whale shark and dive with mantas by night. Then, dive in Rasdoo, where pelagic species are awaiting. In Goidoo, make an oceanic dive and to complete the cruise lead to the North up to Baa, in the Dharavandhoo area, next to Hanifaru Bay, dedicate to enjoy snorkelling with mantas before returning back to Male.

9 – Day Cruise, August 9 to 17, 2019
DAY 1: August 9: MALE – CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA ROUTE
Arrival in Male, customs process. A MALDIVES BLUE FORCE staff representative welcome at the airport. Transfer by dhoni to MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE. Welcome cocktail. Accommodation. Team and cruise General Presentation.
Days 2-8: CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA ROUTE
The planned route goes over the North Male, South Male, Ari, Rasdhoo & Baa atolls. During the cruise a 20-dive programm for certified divers is developed (day and night dives & snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay) together with visits to pristine beaches and inhabited islands, snorkelling for non-divers, Kayak, paddle SUP.
Day 9: August 17, 2019: MALE
Disembark at the airport at 7.00 am. Optional day hotel booking (room not included. Includes shower, pool and lunch). Depending on the scheduled flight booking, free time to visit Male, the Capital of Maldives.

Included

  • Transfers airport – boat – airport.
  • Liveaboard in double cabin sharing on MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE in full board basis.
  • Water, Tea and coffee.
  • 20 dives with S80 tanks, weights, diving guides and Dhoni.
  • Travel, diving and cancellation insurance. (See covers in www.blueforcefleet.com).

Not included

  • Flights to Male.
  • Payments onboard: Maldives taxes 190$, Green tax 60$, Service tax 160$.
    OPTIONAL:
  • Internet access
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
  • “Day hotel ” inĀ  Male (direct payment).
  • Rental equipment and S100 tanks (it is possible to rent onboard if you book previously).
  • Nitrox USD 50 per person per week
  • Hannifaru bay taxes USD 25 per person
  • Possible increases of fuel or currency exchanges.

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