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Workshop Shark Friendly with Gador Muntaner

MALDIVES – DIVING LIVEABOARD
Workshop Shark Friendly with Gador Muntaner
From January 5 to 12, 2019 – Maldives Blue Force One

Workshop Shark Friendly with Gador Muntaner
from January 5 to 12 , 2019 – Maldives Blue Force One

Do you want to make your diving trip an enriching and unforgettable experience? Do you love sharks? Would you like to be a scientific diver for a few days? Join with Blue Force team and the scientist Gador Muntaner. Specialist in sharks! Know more about these incredible animals and their importance for the oceans. To know them is to love them!
A Liveaboard where a part from enjoying the best diving sites in Maldives onboard Maldives Blue Force one, you will learn all you want to know about these marvelous animals and how you can contribute to the conservation , with the help of our oceanographer specialist in sharks.. She will share with all of you her experience with different types of sharks all over the world and she will give an amazing workshop during the trip.

During this week there will be several information talks and workshops from the origin and general biology of the sharks and their importance in the oceans. You will learn to detect different types of sharks when you are diving, identify males and females and know the scientific investigation all over the world. You could also participate in the photoidentification of the sharks during the dives, take your own photos if you carry your camera, take videos and once we finish diving we will study them. Recognize the sharks behavior, understand the corporal language and live with them underwater will be different things you will also learn.

 

MALDIVES Central Atolls classical route

Central Atolls Classical route is our weekly usual route and we do almost all year long from August to January and April and May. This is the best well-known route in Maldives but at the same time the one that offers best and most varied dives. Thanks to that, we know every detail, atoll, passage, thilas and where and when it is convenient to approach every dive zone. It is a 7-night route including 6-dive days on board with embarkation and disembarkation at Male Airport (18 dives with 2-night dives).

Some dives will be done amongst the channels that are between the islands and there can be strong currents. We will do some dives to more than 20 meters. So, we recommend to be advanced or be an experienced diver. It is recommended to dive with Nitrox for which it will be compulsory to be Nitrox certified diver. Diving computer, buoy and torch for night dives are compulsory to carry with you.

Desert islands and typical fishermen villages are also visited to discover and enjoy a bit more of the country and if the weather allows doing so we will even dine on a desert beach.
Although if you are looking for relax, you can enjoy the solarium and 2 Jacuzzis on board, kayak, Paddle SUP…

The aim is to find pelagic, grey sharks, white sharks, black-tip sharks, and in some occasions hammerheads and dolphins, eagle rays and shoals of colorful fishes, morays, tuna fish, gild-head breams, groupers and turtle
Drifting dive in water passages and canals, thilas (submerged coral “seamounts”), cleaning stations where big mantas gather together to deworm themselves, will search for the whale shark (and if we are lucky will snorkel and even dive with the biggest fish). We will dive into a full-of-life wreck. Besides, there will be two spectacular night dives, one with mantas and the other with dozens of nurse sharks

All this will make this cruise an excellent and unforgettable Great Dive Travel.

The habitual itinerary goes by North and South Male Atolls, Vaavu and Ari.

 

 

 

Cruise program, from January 5 to 12, 2019

Saturday January 5: ARRIVAL TO MALE – EMBARK

Arrival to Male. One of our staff members will be waiting for you at Male Airport. You will then get onto our auxiliary boat Dhoni for the transfer to MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE for check in, briefing of the liveaboard, diving and plan itinerary. Dinner onboard.

Sunday January 6 to Friday January 11: CENTRAL ATOLLS CLASSICAL ROUTE
The route will go through North and South Male Atolls, Vaavu and Ari.Dive program for certified divers including day dives, night dives and snorkel with Whale shark. For non-divers we will offer different activities such as snorkel, kayak, paddel SUP…. If the weather, climatology and logistic allow, we will visit desert islands and fisherman villages.

During the liveaboard Gador Muntaner will make the workshop SHARK FRIENDLY.
On Friday afternoon we will anchorage next to Male. So, we will make a guided visit to Male.

Saturday January 12: MALE AIRPORT
Disembark at Male Airport at 07.00 am. Possibility to take a “day hotel” next to the airport (It does not include room but swimming pool, cloakrooms, baggage rooms and food). Free time to visit Male.

 

From January 5 to 12, 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$1,990$2,090$2,190$2,290$1,990

THE RATE PER PERSON INCLUDES

• Transfers Airport – Liveaboard – airport

• Stay in double cabin sharing on MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE in full board basis

•Water, tea and coffee

•18 dives including S80 tanks, NITROX (only for certified divers), weights, guides and diving boat (Dhoni)

•Travel, diving and cancellation insurance (look at the covers clicking here)Traslados aeropuerto – barco – aeropuerto

THE RATE PER PERSON PER WEEK DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to Male.
  • Payments onboard: Maldives taxes 125$, Green tax 42$, Service tax 130$.
    OPTIONAL:
  • Internet access
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
  • “Day hotel ” in  Male (direct payment).
  • Rental equipment and S100 tanks (it is possible to rent onboard if you book previously).
  • Possible increases of fuel or currency exchanges.