Maldives Liveaboard Diving 20th-27th January 2018

Simply Scuba

Liveaboard Diving In Maldives

20th - 27th January 2018

IRUVAI, meaning Sunny Season in Dhivehi, is a wooden boat built by local craftsmen in the Maldives. The wood used to build this boat was grown locally and are salt water-resistant. The boat is stretched on 3 decks with indoor / outdoor dining areas, lounge and bar, sundeck with sun loungers and so on.

During the trip our guests can enjoy diving, snorkeling in the best reefs, local island excursions along the beautiful islands and crystal clear waters. All the rooms are double occupancy with 5 rooms on lower deck, 5 rooms on upper deck. All cabins have en-suite facilities, with hot and cold water, Centralized Chilled Water Marine Air-condition system with private temperature control in cabins.

Some of the Popular Dive Sites

KUDARAH THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life. The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

MAAYA THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter. The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

BATHALA MAAGA KANTHILA

Type of dive: Drift dive Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu, is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

MAALHOS THILA (BLUE CURVES)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here

GURAIDHOO KANDU SOUTH

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

FEATURES

· Sun deck with Jacuzzi and sun loungers

· Indoor / Outdoor dining and lounge area

· Indoor Bar with fresh cocktails, liquors and wines

· TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi system

· Indoor / Outdoor resting and reading area with sofas

· Wi-fi Internet access

· Open air swings on the upper deck

· 10 double cabins including a Junior Suite and a Master Suite with Jacuzzi

· Individually controlled air-conditioning

· En-suite bathrooms with hot water available 24hours

· Western and Asian Cuisines

CABINS

Lower DeckUpper Deck
Room 1 (1 Double bed) Master SuiteRoom 6 (2 Single Beds)
Room 2 (2 Single Beds)Room 7 (2 Single Beds)
Room 3 (2 Single Beds)Room 8 (2 Single Beds)
Room 4 (2 Single Beds)Room 9 (2 Single Beds)
Room 5 (2 Single Beds)Room 10 (1 Double Bed) Junior Suite

** Room 6, 7, 8, 9 (2 Single Bed, can be turn into 1 Double Bed)

Recommended Flights

We highly recommend that the group travels together, so we’ve chosen the following flight to Maladives

Flight Detail :

AirlineDepartArrival
Singapore Airline
SQ5482
Singapore
Saturday 20th Jan 2018, 10:05
Male
Saturday 20th Jan 2018, 11:40
Singapore Airline
SQ5482
Male
Saturday 27th Jan 2018, 12:55
Singapore
Saturday 27th Jan 2018, 20:45

Trip Schedule

Route : North Atoll -> South Atoll -> Ari Atoll

Day 1Arrival in Male, and board the boat
Day 23 x Day Dives
Day 33 x Day Dives
1 x Night Dive
Day 42 x Day Dives
Beach BBQ (Night)
Day 53 x Day Dives
1 x Night Dive
Day 63 x Day Dives
Day 71 x Day Dive
Male City Tour
Day 8Check out from Boat
Depart Home

**All Dives are SUBJECTED to WEATHER CONDITIONS**

Pricing

USD1550 per person for 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Junior Suite Upgrade Top up USD200/pax

Master Suite Upgrade Top up USD300/pax

Trip Price Includes:

• Airport Transfers

• All meals

• Up to 17 Dive with experienced local guides

• Air tanks, weight belt and weights

• Free flow coffee, Tea and Milo

• Accommodation for 7 nights on the boat

Trip Price Excludes:

• Gear rental

• Airfare

• Drinks and alcohol from the bar

• Crew gratuities

• Green Tax (USD 42)

• Island Fee (USD 10)

• Visa, hotels and food ashore before and after the cruise

• Travel insurance 

• International and domestic air, land, sea transportation, and excess baggage fees

Additional Notes

• Any food allergies and medical conditions should be informed beforehand

• The above offer is only valid for bookings made through Simply Scuba

• 50% deposit is required when booking

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