Ari Queen is a spacious middle budget dive liveaboard, it offers dive trips around the Central Maldives, it can accommodates up to 22 guests.

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Description

Boat

Ari Queen was built in 2008 and launched in the Maldives in beginning of 2009. It is a 33 meters long, 10 meters wide professional diving liveaboard.

On the main deck, there is an indoor saloon, also use as dining area during the meals time. Equipped with comfortable sitting area, guests can enjoy the gourmet meals here. In this area, you can also find a wide flat-screen TV, DVD player. There is a snack bar that provides coffee/tea throughout the day.

On the upper deck, there is an outside sitting area in front of the bridge, with lots of sun charis, guests also can find a spacious open air Bar, where guests can have alcoholic beverages (extra fee will be charged) while enjoying scenery during cruising.

From the upper deck, there are 2 staircase will lead you to the partially shaded sundeck, here, guests can enjoy a nice tan on the sundeck charis.

In addition, all diving is done from the dive dhoni boat, which provide comfort and function at the same time. All the equipment stay in the dive dhoni (compressors, tanks etc.) in order to keep the noise away from the main boat when filling the tanks.

Ari Queen offer small groups extra discount while booking, please contact us to learn more information.


Cabin

Ari Queen has 12 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodates 20 - 22 guests per trip.

All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with ensuite bathroom/shower, wardrobe and storage.
All cabins has rich wood paneling that gives the cozy feeling and high ceilings.

2 Suite Cabins:
Located at the upper deck, equipped with 2 single beds or 1 king size double bed, 32" Flat Screen TV, mini bar, and seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located at the main deck, equipped with 1 king size double bed, 32" Flat Screen TV, mini bar, and seaview windows.

6 Standard Double Cabins:
Located at the lower deck, equipped with one double bed and one single bed (bunk style), portholes.

2 Dive Guide Cabins (staff cabins):
Located at the lower deck, equipped with two single beds (bunk style), smaller than the standard cabins, portholes.


Diving

  • 17 dives per week, include 1 night, depending on conditions.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Sports Equipment:Fishing gear
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional cost
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD/Euro) Only
  • Crew Number:15, include 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Maldives - Island paradise & a dive destination

A true island paradise and one of the must dive destination in the world, with faboulos reef and wealth of marine life.

Maldives, made of 1190 tiny coral island and of the best destination for Scuba Diving and perfect place for holiday or a romantic honeymoon.

Ari queen, operates throughout Maldives, diving on the best dive spots, with Manta's, Whale Sharks and many more.


Central Maldives's one week itineray - Sample

Atolls visited: North Male'; Atoll, South Ari Atoll, North Ari Atoll and South Male´ Atoll

Check-in time : from 11.00 a.m. to late night
Check-out time : 7.30 a.m.

Day 1
Dive 1: Kuda Giri South Male' Atoll (Check Dive - possible to arrange)
Anchorage: Guraidhoo - south Male' Atoll

Day 2
Dive 1: Cocoa corner, South Male´ Atoll
Dive 2: Omadhoo south, south Ari Atoll
Dive 3: vilamendhoo Thila South Ari
Anchorage: Dhagethi - South Ari

Day 3
Dive 1: Kudarah
Dive 2: Rangli Madivaru
Dive 3: Diga Thila
Anchorage: Raidhiga

Day 4
Dive 1: Dega Thila
Dive 2: Donkalo Thila
Dive 3: Maaya Thila night dive
Anchorage: Maayaa lagoon

Day 5
Dive 1: Hafsha Thila
Dive 2: Kan Thila
Dive 3: Rasdhoo Madivaru
Anchorage: Rasdhoo Madivaru

Day 6
Dive 1: Rasdhoo Madivaru
Dive 2: Boduhithi Thila
Dive 3: Okbe Thila
Anchorage:Himafushi

Day 7
Dive 1: Hp Reef - North Male' Atoll Girifushi
Anchorage: Hulhu Male´ Lagoon - Departure

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Destinations Central Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail
21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
28/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
04/01/2020 to 11/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
11/01/2020 to 18/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
18/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
25/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
01/02/2020 to 08/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
08/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
15/02/2020 to 22/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
22/02/2020 to 29/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
29/02/2020 to 07/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
07/03/2020 to 14/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
14/03/2020 to 21/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
21/03/2020 to 28/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
28/03/2020 to 04/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 11/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
11/04/2020 to 18/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
18/04/2020 to 25/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
25/04/2020 to 02/05/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,800.00 Detail
02/05/2020 to 09/05/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,400.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,400.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Junior Suite From $1,450.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Deluxe From $1,550.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Suite From $1,850.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Central Maldives

Period : Liveaboards only run trips year round, with the high season being from November to May.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Northeast Season: December-April (dry monsoon). Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Cyclones are rare but possible in April/May and October/November. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Water temps stay consistent all year round at or above 27 °C through the central atolls, sometimes even reaching a balmy 30 °C. Because visibility is so clear, it is best to wear at least a rash vest for some sun protection underwater.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine most of the year.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. There are reliable and extensive domestic air carriers flying to many places within the country.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.

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