Maldives Manta Expedition

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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 leads to the North up to Baa, in the Dharavandhoo area, next to Hanifaru Bay, before returning back to Male. This route will allow us to combine a large deal of the classical route, which is the best known in the Maldives, with the Baa Atoll in the North of the central area. 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 leads to the North up to Baa, in the Dharavandhoo area, next to Hanifaru Bay, dedicate to enjoy snorkeling with mantas before returning back to Male.

Manta Ray Expedition:
Day 1: MALE – CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA 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.
Days 2-6: CLASSICAL ROUTE & BAA ROUTE The planned route goes over the North Male, South Male, Ari, Rasdhoo & Baa atolls. During the cruise, a 20-dive program for certified divers is developed (day and night dives & snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay) together with visits to pristine beaches and inhabited islands, snorkeling for non-divers, Kayak, paddle SUP.
Day 7: 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.

Included

  • Transfers airport – boat – airport.
  • Liveaboard in double cabin sharing on MALDIVES BLUE FORCE ONE on a full board basis.
  • Water, Tea, and coffee.
  • 18 dives with S80 tanks, weights, diving guides, and Dhoni.
  • Travel, diving and cancellation insurance. (See covers in www.blueforcefleet.com).

Not included

  • Flights to Male.
  • Payments onboard: Maldives taxes 155$, Green tax 42$, Service tax 130$. OPTIONAL:
  • Internet access
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
  • “Day hotel ” inĀ  Male (direct payment).
  • Rental equipment and S100 tanks (it is possible to rent on board if you book previously).
  • Nitrox USD 50 per person per week
  • Hannifaru bay taxes USD 25 per person
  • Possible increases in fuel or currency exchanges.

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