Conte Max is a high standard dive liveaboard in the Maldives, it offers dive liveaboard trip around the Maldives, it can accommodates 16 guests on board.

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Boat

Conte Max was launched back in 2004, it is a 33 meters long and 10 meters wide professional dive liveaboard, with cruising speed at 12 knots per hour, and it has 220v and 110v power onboard.

With the lauch of thes beautiful liveaboard, the the concept of a cruise combining the rejuvenating wellbeing of the Maldivian sea and scenery with the wellbeing of an onboard Ayurveda center was born and in terms of Maldives cruises a totally new trend was set. Thanks to its increasingly refined cuisine, the staff that was raised with the boat, and customer service class and attention to detail.

Conte Max has become one of the best known and most loved yacht among those who for years have not been able to do without regular visits to the Maldives to discover with us what these islands have to offer, both above and below the sea surface...

The indoor saloon has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits, a TV-DVD-Stereo area furnished with comfortable sofas . All yacht furniture is made of valuable Maldivian wood. There is also a recharging area for cameras with 220v electricity.

There is an outdoor dining area and indoor area which can be used in case of rain. Meals are served at the table and the menu include dishes from the Italian-international and Maldivian cuisine, mainly prepared with fresh fish, although our chefs are always ready to satisfy any of our guests specific needs. Once a week a buffet of traditional Maldivian dishes is prepared.

The communal open-air spaces are on three decks furnished with sun loungers, sun mats and deck chairs. The decks allow guests to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored in the lagoons for the night.

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.


Cabin

CONTE MAX featuring 8 spacious guest cabins, it can accommodate only 16 guests on board:

All cabins have ensuite-bathroom, air-conditioning, storage area, outlets, and other facilities.

1 Suite Cabin (#11):
Located on the upper deck, this cabin comes with a queen size bed and a single bed side by side, seaview windows.

1 Deluxe Twin cabin (#9):
Located on the man deck, this cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed side by side, seaview windows.

2 Standard Twin cabins (#3, 6):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side side by side, portholes.

4 Standard Double/Triple cabins (#1, 2, 7, 8):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed side by side, 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 free of charge for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Sports Equipment:Fishing gear, Snorkel gear
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional charge
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Available with additional charge
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD) or credit card
  • Crew Number:14 persons, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Central Atolls

A two weeks trip with stays on the central atolls - North and South Male, Rasdhoo, Ari - with the opportunity of sighting sharks and manta rays on the various diving points, while travelling East-West through the archipelago. Heading towards Rasdhoo and diving in Rasdhoo-Madivaru, in search for hammerhead sharks. Navigation will then proceed towards North Ari, and, crossing the atoll lengthwise, we will touch the most beautiful and rich in life thilas of the Maldives, searching for whale sharks. Frequent landings on desert islands, beaches and fishermen’s islands, are one of the reasons for which those who really know the Maldives appreciate this cruise. We will head back to the eastern edge, navigating through South Male, with a stop at Guraidhoo.

Central South Route - Meemu

A cruise that will reveal six different atolls (North & South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku, South Ari), departure and return from/to Hulhule airport island. Heading South straight away, sailing within the Eastern edge channels, among which Emboodhoo Kandu, Cocoa and Guraidhoo Kandu, Devana Kandu, Fotteyo, Rakeedho Corner, Vattaru and Mulaku Kandu. From here we’ll cruise the inner portion of the atoll heading to the Southern edge of Ari Atoll, where we will attempt the famous whale shark watching at Maamigili ocean reef. We will then sail northwards through the atoll, without neglecting beaches, desert islands, sandbanks. After the must-see destinations -the most famous thilas, we head back to North Male. On second to last day it will be possible to visit the Capital, Male.

Central North Route - Baa

One week safari starting and ending at Hulumale / Malè. We start our cruise northward and -according to the season- we will moor for the night on the eastern or western edge of the Atoll. Male North Atoll has beautiful dives in “thilas” which are covered with soft corals and are home to many different kind of reef fish in big schools. We keep cruising toward Baa Atoll passing through the small Gaafaru Atoll, renowned for its wrecks (Lady Christine, Erlangen, SS Seagull). Since Baa Atoll does not have many touristic resorts, it is still possible to find many uninhabited islands with beautiful coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. As far as diving is concerned, here we can find very peculiar dive sites characterized by the abundance of hard and soft corals. North-East in Bathalaa Kandu it is possible to spot the rare pink coral (Distichopora Violacea) and in the marine protected area of Dhigali Haa Thila, covered with beautiful soft corals and black coral bushes, we can encounter pelagic fish such as jacks, barracudas and also grey reef sharks. But the highlight of the atoll is Hanifaru Bay. Here, from May to November, an exceptional concentration of kreel attracts hundreds of mantas for feeding and often some whale sharks also feed among them. There will be stops at fishing villages and, upon return to North Male, on the second last day it will be possible to visit the city of Malè.

Central South Route - Male to Laamu (Include Ari)

Arrival at Hulule/Male airport and weigh anchors towards the southern part of the archipelago, visiting six different atolls (South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku, Thaa and Laamu) in a week. The long lengths of navigation will be interspersed with thrilling dives in channels, which are the focus of this trip. From Guraidhoo area we will head down towards Alimathà, Rakeedhoo, Vattaru and Mulaku Kandu, then on to Thaa with its less-known passes. Sailing on further south through Vadinolhu Kandu we will reach Laamu; the cruise will then head towards the final destinations of the picturesque Fushi and Maabaidhoo Kandu. Last day visit to the island of Gan, then departure from Kaddhoo airport on a domestic flight to Male.

Deep South Route - Laamu to Gan to Laamu

Arrival at Kaddhoo airport on a domestic flight from Male. Two nights in Laamu atoll, to visit the best dive sites in the area (Mabaidhoo, Funaidhoo..) and then cross onto Suvadiva atoll –second largest atoll on the planet- to spend the rest of the week around the breathtaking Eastern edge with its incredible channel dives, rich in fish in large quantity and stunning dimensions. Suvadiva atoll is definitely famous for the amount of pelagic fish, it is not rare to encounter sailfish and marlins (which please not only divers, but also fishing fans), green turtles, quite rare in the Northern atolls, and the beauty of the channels themselves, not only on the oceanic drop-offs, but also in the inner walls, where amazing encounters are always possible. The dive truly never ends! Being all dive destinations quite close to one another, sailing time is rather neglectable, and we have daily chances to land on desert islands, sandbanks and beaches. The beach barbecue night is very special aswell, a poorly colonized atoll offers incredibly starry skies and being that South we can spot galaxies and stars from both Hemisphere skies. On the last day visit of the island of Viligili, where the fish factory creates an amazing divesite, and early morning departure to Male from Kadeddhoo aiport.

Extreme South - Male to Gan

Departure from the Hulule/Male airport, two-weeks sailing through South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku, Thaa and Laamu to the atoll of Huvadhoo (Suvadiva), which can only be reached with favourable weather conditions (mid-winter). The destinations included in this trip will satisfy all those who wish to visit remote places far from the more commercial destinations. Fun will be guaranteed for both snorkelers and divers (but fishing enthusiasts too), by the beautiful and extremely diversified landscapes: channels, desert islands, sandbanks, islands inhabited by friendly and spontaneous people, trail bait fishing.. all these elements will give you unforgettable memories. On the last day departure from the national airport of Kadeddhoo to Male.

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Destinations Central Maldives, North Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Rebreathe Friendly, Water Toys, Laundry, Massage or Spa, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, Italian

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
26/08/2019 to 02/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
02/09/2019 to 09/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
09/09/2019 to 16/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
16/09/2019 to 23/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
23/09/2019 to 30/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
30/09/2019 to 07/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
07/10/2019 to 14/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
14/10/2019 to 21/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
21/10/2019 to 28/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
28/10/2019 to 04/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
04/11/2019 to 11/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
11/11/2019 to 18/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
18/11/2019 to 25/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
25/11/2019 to 02/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
02/12/2019 to 09/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
09/12/2019 to 16/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
16/12/2019 to 23/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
23/12/2019 to 30/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
30/12/2019 to 06/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail
06/01/2020 to 13/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,520.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Double Twin From $2,520.00

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
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • 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)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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.


North Maldives

Period : Liveaboards to the north Maldives run trips from September through to May every year.

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 fairly consistent all year round at 27°C, though cooler water can come in from the deeper waters surrounding these northern atolls, with the temp occasionally dropping to 24°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine most of the year especially from November to May.

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

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. Domestic flights to and from Hanimaadhoo are needed to reach the vessels.

  • 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.


South Maldives

Period : Liveaboards run trips from January to end of April, during the north east monsoon.

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 : Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Because of the deep water surrounding the southern atolls, water temperature range from a low of 24°C to a high of 27°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine during this time 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 regular flights south to both Kadhadoo Airport and Kahdheedhoo Airport.

  • 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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