Assidha is a beautiful cozy dive liveaboard in the Maldives, it offers both diving and surfing charter around the central Maldives, it can accommodate 14 to 15 guests onboard.

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Boat

Assidha is a beautiful wooden boat well renowned in the Maldives, with 24.23 meters in length and 9.82 meters in breadth, It is ideal for surfers as well as scuba divers and free divers, this dive liveaboard is great for those who looking for xecellence in terms of comfort and quality in service with a reasonable price range.

Assidha features an air conditioned saloon with comfortable sofas for lounging and entertainment, a dining area and as well as a indoor bar with diferent drinks available. Next to the indoor saloon, at the back of the main deck, there is an open air deck offers inviting space for any gathering while the upper deck comes with a sundeck solarium with undisturbed sunbathing and relaxing areas.

Assidha is fully equipped for leasure, guests can find on board a flat screen TV, audio & video entertainment system, Fish ID and dive books, board games and a large selection of books and movies.

Assidha offering daily buffet of Western as well as Eastern dishes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main deck dining area. As all the other Maldivan boat, a beach BBQ is arranged on a Sandbank once every week! The beverage menu offers a list of soft drinks, fresh juices (free of charge) as well as a good array of Alcoholic Beverages (Beers, Wines etc. - extra to be paid)

Assidha comes with a diving dhoni fully equipped with compressors for diving.

Assidha offers many activities : diving, Maldivian traditional night fishing, BBQ dinners and deserted island picnics, leisure cruising, special occasion celebrations, snorkeling trips, surfing, fishing, island hopping, as well as Plankton & Whale shark spotting.


Cabin

Assidha has 7 guest cabins that can accommodate 14 to 15 guests per trip.

All cabins include air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with fresh cold and hot water, wardrobe and storage spaces, blankets and towels and complimentary toilet packs.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Locatd on the main deck, comes with one double bed, seaview windows, perfect for couple.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Locatd on the main deck, comes with two single beds side by side, seaview windows.

5 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed (bunk style), portholes.


Diving

  • 15 - 17 dives per week, include 1 night dive, depending on conditions.

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

  • No dive will be provided on the day of arrival & 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, connection are not stable
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD/Euro) or credit card
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Sample Itinerary

Atolls : North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Numbers of Dives : 3 dives a day + 1 or 2 night dive per week (total 17 - 18 dives)
Start - End : Male - Male

Note: All these routes are weather permitting and subjected to changes due to weather or group request.

1st Day
Check Dive: Kurumba House Reef
Anchorage: Guraidhoo (South Male’ Atoll)

2nd Day
Dive 1: Guraidhoo Corner – South Male Atoll
Expect to see: big-eye trevally, tunas, barracudas, eagle ray, grey reef sharks, big green turtles

Dive 2: Dhevana Kandu – Vaavu Atoll
Expect to see: Pelagic fish, Sharks, Coral, Caves

Dive 3: Alimatha House Reef – Night Dive – Vaavu Atoll
Expect to see: nurse sharks. different kinds of stingrays and giant trevallies
Anchorage: Alimatha (Vaavu Atoll)

3rd Day
Dive 1: Miyaru Kandu – Vaavu Atoll
Expect to see: sharks and other big fishes

Dive 2: Maamigili Beyru – South Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Moray eels, lion fish and nudibranchs, eagle rays, mobula mantas and whale sharks

Dive 3: Bodufinolhu Thila – South Ari Atoll
Expect to see: White tip reef sharks, stingrays, mobula mantas and whale sharks
Anchorage: Maamigili (South Ari Atoll)

4th Day
Dive 1: Kudarah Thila – South Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Soft corals, gorgonian fan corals, blue striped snappers, turtles and napoleons

Dive 2: Rangali Manta Point – South Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Manta Rays, Napoleon Wrasse, Blue- Lined Snapper and Parrotfish

Dive 3: Rahdhigga Thila – South Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Reef sharks, tunas, barracudas and eagle ray
Anchorage: Raiydhigga & Barbecue at Raiydhigga island (South Ari Atoll)

5th Day
Dive 1: Panettone – South Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Gray reef, white tip sharks, barracuda, tuna, and trevallies

Dive 2: Fish Head – North Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Grey and white tip sharks, tunas, shoals of fusiliers, turtles, napoleon wrasses, snappers and surgeon fish.

Dive 3: Maya Thala – North Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Turtles, Moray Eels, grey and White Tip Sharks, Fusiliers, Octopus, Stone Fish, Angelfish and Clownfish.
Anchorage: Maya Fushi (North Ari Atoll)

6th Day
Dive 1: Hafsa Thila – North Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Grey reef sharks, octopus, crustaceans, eagle ray, Big Eyed Jack, blue fish and batfish)

Dive 2: Bathalamaagaa Kanthila – North Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Silver tip, white tip and grey reef shark, eagle rays, barracudas, tunas, fusiliers and sweetlips

Dive 3: Rasdhoo Madivaru Corner – North Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Hammerhead sharks, mantas and other large pelagic
Anchorage: Rasdhoo (North Ari Atoll)

7th Day
Dive 1: Rasdhoo madivaru Hammer Head Point – North Ari Atoll
Expect to see: Hammerhead sharks, mantas and other large pelagic
Male city tour (Optional)
Anchorage: Kurumba / Hulhumale

8th Day
Check out

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Destinations Central Maldives
Facilities Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
31/03/2019 to 07/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
07/04/2019 to 14/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
14/04/2019 to 21/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
21/04/2019 to 28/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
28/04/2019 to 05/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
05/05/2019 to 12/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
12/05/2019 to 19/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
19/05/2019 to 26/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail
26/05/2019 to 02/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,442.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Lower Deck From $1,442.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Main Deck From $1,722.00

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

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills

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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