Eco Blue is a comfortable standard liveaboard, offering scuba diving trips all around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 20 guests.

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Description

Boat

Eco Blue formerly known as Blue Shark 2, it is a 32 meters long, 10 meters wide traditional Maldivian yacht, it was built back to 2002, and refurbished completely in 2017, cruising at 10 knots per hour, onboard it has has 110/120V AC and 220/240V power, 3 Pin Sockets.

Eco Blue has a large lounge and an independent dining area on the main deck with TV, comfortable sofas, books, Lavazza coffee bar, beer tapping system, charging station and special photographer storage space.

There are 3 outdoor lounge areas: one located in front of the main deck, one located in front of the upper deck and one on the back of the upper deck. All comes with sun loungers, sun mats and bean bags. 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.

Eco Blue also has a dive dhoni which is used to store equipment away from the main boat. There is also ample space to kit up and the dhoni allows divers to enter the water right above the many great dive spots.


Cabin

Eco Blue featuring 11 spacious guest cabins, it can welcome 20 guests :

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

4 Upper Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a large double bed, window.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with a large double bed, portholes.

6 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a large double bed and an extra single bunk bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 16 - 17 dives per week (1 night dive is included per week).
  • No dive on the embarkation and disembarkation day.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional charge.
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Payment on board:Cash only (USD/Euro/MVR)
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Central Atolls |8D/7N | 16 - 17 dives

Which atolls: North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu, (Rasdhoo)
When: All year round. Start/End: Male
For who: 30+ dives, with AOW, Familiarity with drift dives recommended. Snorkelers welcome.
Type of dives: Spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles, world-famous night dives.
Marine life: From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.


Tigershark Special | 8D/7N | 15 - 16 dives

Which atolls: Addu Atoll, Fuvahmulah
When: All year round. Start/End: Gan/Addu Atoll
For who: 50+ dives. Familiarity with drift dives recommended
Type of dives: Spectacular dives with tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah, wrecks, pinnacles, Manta cleaning station
Marine life: From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays, whale sharks and tiger sharks.


Deep South to Addu Atoll

Which atolls: South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhu, Fuvahmulah, Addu Atoll
When: All year round. Start / End: Male / Addu Atoll
For who: AOW minimum 75+ dives. Experience with drift and channel dives required.
Type of dives: Mostly channel dives. Best of everything!
Marine life: Mostly pelagic fauna. Tiger sharks!, Reef sharks, whale sharks, mantas, macro


Baa Atoll incl. Hanifaru Bay | 8D/7N | 16 - 17 dives

Which atolls: North Male, Baa, Raa or Lhaviyani, North Ari Atoll
When: May - September, Start / End: Male
For who: Beginner and experienced divers, Snorkelers
Type of dives: Mostly Thilas, few channels possible. Snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay in Baa atoll
Marine life: From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.


North and Central Atolls | 8D/7N to 15D/14N

Which atolls: North Male, Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani, North Ari Atoll
When: May - September, Start / End: Male
For who: AOW with 30+ dives,
Type of dives: Deep specialty Thila and reef diving
Marine life: From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.


South to Thaa Atoll | 8D/7N to 12D/11N

Which atolls: North Male, South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa Atoll
When: From November to April
For who: AOW with 50+ dives, Nitrox recommended!
Type of dives: Mostly channel dives. Sites exposed to strong currents.
Marine life: Mostly pelagic fauna. Reef sharks, whale sharks by night, mantas


BEST OF MALDIVES SOUTH OR NORTH | 15D/14N

Which atolls: South Male,North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu Atoll
When: All year - depending on the season SOUTH or NORTH
For who: AOW with 50+ dives, Nitrox recommended!
Type of dives: Best of everything
Marine life: Mostly pelagic fauna. Reef sharks, whale sharks, mantas, macro

More

Destinations Central Maldives, North Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, German

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
31/07/2022 to 07/08/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
07/08/2022 to 14/08/2022 7 nights North Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
14/08/2022 to 21/08/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
21/08/2022 to 28/08/2022 7 nights North Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
28/08/2022 to 04/09/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
04/09/2022 to 11/09/2022 7 nights North Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
11/09/2022 to 18/09/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
18/09/2022 to 25/09/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
25/09/2022 to 02/10/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
02/10/2022 to 13/10/2022 11 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,817.00 Detail
13/10/2022 to 23/10/2022 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,570.00 Detail
23/10/2022 to 30/10/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
30/10/2022 to 06/11/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
06/11/2022 to 13/11/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
13/11/2022 to 27/11/2022 14 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,598.00 Detail
27/11/2022 to 11/12/2022 14 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,598.00 Detail
11/12/2022 to 18/12/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,799.00 Detail
18/12/2022 to 28/12/2022 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,998.00 Detail
28/12/2022 to 08/01/2023 11 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,298.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
North Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,799.00
North Maldives 7 nights Deluxe From $1,899.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,799.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Deluxe From $1,899.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Standard From $2,570.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Deluxe From $2,670.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Standard From $2,817.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Deluxe From $2,917.00
Central Maldives 14 nights Standard From $3,598.00
Central Maldives 14 nights Deluxe From $3,698.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • GST 12%
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Green Tax $6/Night
  • 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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