Start your Maldives adventure today…
Dates: 23rd November – 1st December
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M/V Sea Spirit
is the embodiment of a comfortable and
spacious scuba diving liveaboard vessel in the Maldives. Her wooden hull has
been specifically designed to optimize sailing through the waters of the
Maldives, while her interior has been fitted out to heighten comfort and
relaxation for guests on board. Catering up to 12 divers, her 6 en-suite cabins
are lavishly fitted and fully air conditioned.
Separate dining and relaxation areas provide plenty of space to unwind after a
full day of diving. Facilities to suit photographers and ample storage space can
be found on board, alongside an extensive DVD library and multi-system home
theatre with surround sound. For divers interested in learning more species in
the Maldives, the available on board library provides marine identification
books along with other literary pieces.
The ‘Central Atolls’ itinerary takes you to a selection of superb dive sites in
the region to show you the best of the Maldives. The nutrient-rich waters in these
areas make for spectacular sightings. Keep an eye out for grey reef sharks,
hammerheads, eagle rays and much more on this exciting Maldives diving adventure.
the dive sites below are just an example of the route taken and are not
guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and local seasonal
knowledge and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain
and dive guides.
Orimas Thila – North Ari
Although sharks are not usually the highlight of the northern itineraries, Orimas Thila is an exception to the rule. Here, grey reef sharks can be observed circling and wriggling whilst they are being cleaned. The best spot to view them from is down-current either on the sandy bottom or from a ledge out of sight, kneeling or using a reef hook if the current is running.
Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male
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 conditions to experience this dive in 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.
Rasdhoo Madivaru – Rasdhoo
Rasdhoo Madivaru is famous amongst seasoned divers of the Maldives. It
has one of the most spectacular and confusing reef formations found in Ari
Atoll. Hammerhead sharks emerge in big numbers just before sunrise swimming in
large groups. Dolphins, dog tooth tunas, along with schools of black snapper are
seen at the reef edge during the early hours. Divers get an opportunity to view
white tip reef sharks, pelagics, trevallys, little tunas, jacks, ribbon eels,
fish leaves tunas, Napolean wrasse and barracudas.
Fish Head – North Ari
Fish Head (also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila) fits the classic definition of a thila – a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40m to 50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing sharks. It features a series of caves and overhangs,
where you can witness thousands of blueline
snapper against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
Â£2,349 per person
Return flights from London-MLE, internal transfers, full board
accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, all diving on 12L cylinder
with air fills and weights.
Mark Lewis at Dive Services on 07534387152 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book on this