Dec 22-29
Dates
7 Days
Duration
2 out of 5
Physicality
Male, Maldives
Starts/End
Open Water Certification
Skill Level

Maldives Diving from Emperor

 

7 days of amazing diving and living on a luxury Liveaboard

 The chance for manta rays, hammerheads, and so much underwater life!

 Experienced guides and cruise director to assist with every need

 Endless views across the sea

Expansive atolls, endless dive options, bountiful marine life, and we have the best of it all!

Wildfire Expeditions has partnered with Emperor Liveaboard to offer you the best diving around Maldives in an amazing package. Join the MV Voyager for a more personal experience. Your 8-day itinerary is arranged so the dives are uncrowded and pleasant. Spend your down time lounging on the sun deck, watching a film on the 38” home theatre system, or having a swim!

INCLUDED

Airport Transfer from Male to LOB

3 chef prepared meals per day, afternoon snacks

Luxury On Board accommodation on twin-share basis

17/18 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day with no diving on the arrival/departure day)

Services of Top Experienced Dive Guides (5 guests to 1 guide ratio)

Daily room cleaning, and fresh towels

Tanks, weights, Nitrox (certification required)

BBQ Beach night on a local island (if the weather and route conditions allow)

Airport Transfer from Male to LOB

3 chef prepared meals per day, afternoon snacks

 GST 12% & Green Tax

NOT INCLUDED

International flights & airport taxes

Diving or travel insurance

Diving Equipment (must be reserved in advance)

15 litre tanks and other tank requests (must be reserved in advance)

 Alcohol and soft drinks

 GST 12% on onboard services

 Other services which are not listed.

*PLEASE NOTE: Dive accident and medical insurance is mandatory for this trip

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Minimum Certification OW.  AOW is highly recommended and you may be asked to sit out of some of the dives due to the technical nature, if only OW certified

CUSTOM DATES/TRIPS

We can run this trip on dates other than Specified.  Email for Dates and Costs

Trip Dates:

22 – 29 December, 2018 – Best of Maldives

27 January – 03 February – Sharktastic

Other dates may be available. Please contact us if interested at: info@wildfirexpeditions.com

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Velana International Airport, Male, Maldives
DEPARTURE TIME Arrive in Male before 4:00pm
RETURN TIME Departure from Male 12:00 Noon or later
WEAR Boardies, bikinis, and wetsuits!
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Advanced Open Water and above

Pre-requisites:

  • Dive accident and medical insurance is required (*World Nomads* recommended if travel/dive insurance is needed)
  • Produce a valid dive certification and signed a completed registration form/waiver prior to commencing dive activities (US and Canadian divers must sign a North American waiver which will be sent separately)
  • Each diver must have a dive computer and SMB, and carry a reef hook and torch (night dive)

You don’t need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be unpredictable and strong. If you are an Open Water Diver, some dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points.

Dive, eat, sleep, repeat!

You’ve dreamed about diving Maldives, and here’s your chance! A magical destination filled with underwater amazement and endless vistas across the sea. Dive with manta rays gliding by in the morning, see the grey reef sharks patrolling the reef in the afternoon, and watch the sun setting across an endless sea in the evening. Eight days of pristine reefs, occasional currents, megafauna and macro life…all from the luxury of a spacious live aboard!

Choose from two amazing themes for your Maldives experience. Pelagic Magic begins in Male and covers areas of North and South Ari Atolls to find Manta Rays at multiple sites, Grey Reef Sharks patrolling the pinnacles, Maya Thila coming to life at night, and chances to snorkel with Whale Sharks! Best of Maldives takes you to the most famous dive sites in Maldives, with a variety of shark and manta dives as well as reef dives with the abundant fish and macro life, including a night dive with Nurse Sharks!

The dive sites are accessed directly from the LOB or by dive tender. Dives are led by experienced guides, with a maximum of 5 divers to each guide for maximum safety and enjoyment. Fantastic and varied meals keep you energized for the 17-18 dives over 8 days.

1

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Male before 4:00pm for your pickup and transfer to spend the first night on the boat!
2

Days 2-6 : Diving, Relaxing, and More Diving

6 days of glorious diving on healthy reefs with mantas, sharks, tropical marine life, and macro! Have your cameras ready!”
3

Day 7 : Return to Male

A beautiful sail back to the mainland. A tour of Male can be arranged for all who are interested – just inquire on the boat! You will spend one final night on the boat on your way back to Male.
4

Day 8 : Departure Day

You will be transferred to Male airport for departure by 9:30am, so please plan departing flights no earlier than 12:00 Noon.

 

All Photos and Videos are courtesy of Emperor Liveaboards.

Additional information

Solo TravellersSingle Travellers Guarantee: We guarantee same sex cabin share on Emperor Voyager. If we can’t ‘room’ you with someone of the same sex and a cabin is free then we will give you a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.
Liveaboard Maldives

Booking Terms

To hold your reservation:

20% deposit due when booking

Final full payment due 95 days before departure

Cancellation policy

  • 75% refund if cancelled 12 weeks or more prior to departure
  • 50% refund if cancelled 9-12 weeks prior to departure
  • No refund if cancelled <9 weeks prior to departure.

Insurance is required for this trip. Get insured with our awesome partner World Nomads

Upcoming Dates

Date Tickets Left
22 Dec 2018 7
29 Dec 2018 7
02 Feb 2019 6
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