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MANTA EXPEDITION 2019 LIVEABOARD

MANTA EXPEDITION 2019 LIVEABOARD
Onboard MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE
9 DAYS SPECIAL LIVEABOARD CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA!!!!!
From August 9 to 17, 2019

MANTA EXPEDITION  2019 LIVEABOARD Onboard MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE

The Maldives Blue Force ONE (awarded as the BEST BUILT LIVEABOARD IN MALDIVES IN 2014), will visit the Baa Atoll again on a special 9-day cruise, from August 9 to 17, 2019,  MANTA EXPEDITION 2019.

After the collaboration experience in previous years with MANTA TRUST Foundation, both in the North (reef mantas) and in Foamulah (oceanic mantas) we propose a new edition of these theme cruises starring the majestic and smart MANTA!

Although not less in importance there come the sharks, and especially the whale shark on a special 9 day cruise, as well as the amazing amount of life and color that the seabed of Maldives offers divers and non-divers. All this is surrounded by an awesome landscape of paradisiacal islands on an exclusive luxury cruise for a maximum of 22 passengers.

 

 

 

MANTA EXPEDITION ROUTE, from August 9 to 17, 2019

During August, which is the best season to visit the North Atolls in Maldives, we propose a special 9-day MANTA EXPEDITION cruise & with a different route.

Extending the cruise up to 9 days (1 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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

CRUISE PROGRAM, from August 9 to 17, 2019

Friday August 9: MALE – MANTA EXPEDITION 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.

Saturday August 10 to Friday 16: MANTA EXPEDITION ROUTE
The planned route goes over the North Male, South Male, Ari, Rasdhoo & Baa atolls. During the cruise a 20-dive programme 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… If Friday afternoon we are already in Male, there will be an option to make a guided visit to Male.

Saturday August 17: 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.

 

 

August 9 to 17, 2019Down deckDown DeckMain DeckUpper DeckUpper Deck
Type of cabin and number of cabinDeluxe Cabin (102 to 107)Master Cabin (101)Master Suite (108 & 109)Junior Suite (110)Deluxe Cabin (111)
Rate per person in USD$2,190$2,290$2,390$2,490$2,190

THE RATE PER PERSON PER WEEK INCLUDES

  • Airport – boat – airport transfers  •Mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Double shared cabin accommodation, on board the MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE in full board.
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • 20 dives including S80 tanks, Nitrox (for certified divers) weights, guides and Dhoni.
  • Travel, dive and cancellation insurance (Click here to see conditions)

RATE PER PERSON PER WEEK DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to Male
  • Payments onboard: Maldives taxes USD 190, Green tax USD 54, Service tax USD 160.
  • OPTIONAL:
  • Internet access
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Day hotel in Male (direct payment)
  • Diving rental equipment and S100 tank (it is possible to book before the arrival)
  • Possible increases of currency exchange or increases of fuel
  • Hannifaru Bay Snorkel tax 25USD (direct payment onboard)