Maldives Explorer is a high standard dive liveaboard with affordable price, it offers liveaboard trip with different route options in the Maldives. It can accommodate 16 - 22 guests per trip.

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Maldives Explorer is a high standard dive liveaboard with affordable price, it offers liveaboard trip with different route options in the Maldives. It can accommodate 16 - 22 guests on board.

Boat

Maldives Explorer is a 33.5 meters long, 10.5 meters wide professional dive liveaboard with wooden hull, cruises at 12 - 14 knots per hour. It was originally built in 2012, then it was completely refurbished in 2018 with brand new materials and high quality facilities. This will guarantee a smooth operation!

Maldives Explorer is a classic liveaboard with exceptional onboard facilities. The boat is spacious to deliver each guest an intimate vacation. On the main deck, there are the kitchen, both indoor and outdoor dinning areas, an indoor lounge area with a 32 inch full HD TV and Blu-ray disk player with surrounded speaker, media library, board games, Karaoke System and WiFi Access.

On the upper deck is the bridge, the captain's cabin, an outdoor deck with lounge chairs. Finally, you will find a large sundeck (with and without shade) with comfortable sun loungers.

Maldives Explorer promising guests a team of exceptional crew with experienced dive guides and good quality of food and quality service. Above all the luxury liveaboard is ideal for diving, surfing and snorkeling cruises.

Maldives Explorer will be joined by a spacious dhoni, where all diving equipment will be stored. There are 2 Bauer Mariner 320 compressors have ample of capacity to fill the tanks in short time. As well as a spare Bauer Mariner 250 compressor to be on the safe side in case a technical problem would occur.


Cabin

Maldives Explorer has 8 adequate sized cabins for up to 16 guests in scheduled trips. When it comes to charter, the guest can choose triple share, then it can goes up to 22 guests max.

All cabins are equipped with ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and spacious storage area.

2 Seaview Suites :
Located on the upper deck, the best cabin type onboard, each cabin comes with one double bed, lots of seaview windows.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Located on the main deck, this cabin comes with one double bed, it can be adjust into two single beds side by side upon request, seaview windows.

4 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, these cabins has double, twin and triple accommodation, some of them comes with one double bed and one single bed, some of them comes with three single beds, portholes.

1 Family Suite :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with the capacity to accommodate 4 guests. It comes with one double beds and two single beds, also can be converted into 4 single beds if needed, portholes.


Diving

  • 17 to 18 dives per week, include 1 night dive per week.

  • 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 Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available, free of charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • 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 (EUR/USD) ONLY
  • Crew Number:16+, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Best Of Maldives Itenary Sample (Male – Male)

Dive sites: North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male
Duration: 7 – 10 Nights | Number of dives: 3 dives a day & 1 night dive a week

Day 1 : Our staff will receive and welcome you at Velanaa International Airport. They will guide you to the boat for boarding where you will be welcomed with refreshments. General briefing of the boat will be provided on arrival. Dinner will be served in the evening as soon as the guests are settled in. The boat will set sail to the first Dive site in the first light of sunrise. ( 1 check dive)

Day 2 : The ‘Check Dive’ or the first dive of the trip starts on ‘Maagiri’ dive site which is more of a warming up for the upcoming amazing dives our guests will get to experience. Dive sites: Maagiri, Embudhoo Express, Kandooma/Guraidhoo, Alimatha. The last dip of the day will be in ‘Alimatha’ where the boat will anchor for the night and prepare for the next day to start on sail for the next diving stops. (4 Dives)

Day 3 : Ari Atoll is a definite ‘must to’ with gorgeous dive points which lets you enhance your beautiful Maldivian Diving Story. Where rays and sharks are present regardless of the directions of the current. This is one of the favorite of many underwater photographers promising to give breathtaking pictures of the underwater scenery, from big to small creatures of corals. Dive sites: Miyaru Kandu/Dhevana Kandu, Vilamendhoo, 5 Rocks. The last dip of the day will be in ‘5 Rocks’, and the boat will anchor near ‘Dhangethi or Dhigurah’ for the night. (3 Dives)

Day 4 : The main highlights of the day is searching for the presence of whale shark. Once we locate the Whale Shark, we will allow you a chance to snorkel or even Scuba with them. Occasionally, if you are lucky, you just might be able to spot whale shark during dives in ‘Maamiligi or Dhigurah’. Dive sites: Kuda rah thila, Maamigili beyru (whale Shark), Whale Shark Dive (Dive site may change). (3 dives)

Day 5 : With the depth of around 12 to 16 meters, Panathone is a famous manta site with high possibility of manta feed sighting outside the atoll during outgoing current. During incoming currents on the ridge of the atoll, you’ll see what is known as the “Shark City” and dozens of big grey reef sharks mesmerizing your every thought. Dive sites: Rangali Manta, Rai Dhiga, Panathone. (3 dives). After dozens of dives our staff will invite you a BBQ dinner.

Day 6 : Discover numerous Manta Cleaning Stations, extra ordinary pinnacle – rich with marine life. Eagle rays, hawks-bill turtles, napoleon wrasse, school blue stripped snappers, bat fish and fusiliers are some of the creatures you’ll be able to sight and conclude with night manta show. Dive sites: Moofushi Manta Point, Himandhoo Thila, Mayaa Thila, Manta Fesdu/Mayaa Thila. (4 dives)

Day 7 : Watch beautiful movement of large school of grey reef sharks big schools of snappers, jack fishers, fusiliers, barracudas and dog tooth tunas at Bathala Maagau. Fish head is the wonderful place to view schools of fish and many other marine life. If time permits, last dive at Fish Tank will give amazing movements of fish life, specially guitar sharks and rays – Eels are the stars of the show. Dive sites: Fish Head, Fish Tank (Kaafu) / Kuda haa. (3 dives).

Day 8 : Our amazing crew will assist you to cleaning and washing your dive equipment and help you for packing if required. We will guide you through domestic flight to your International Flight checking. Our Team is guaranteed to provide assistance throughout your trip until the very last moment at the Maldives.

Itinerary may change anytime according to weather conditions, last minute request & other issues.


Other available Itineraries :

Deep South Maldives :
Depends on the length of the trip, usually, two ways domestic flights between Male (Velanaa International Airport) and Kooddoo / Kaadehdhoo will be invoveld.

Hanifaru Bay :
Hanifaru Bay is a marine protected uninhabited island located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives Islands. Its size is no greater than that of a football field and yet it has become one of the hottest spots for underwater photographers. The reason for this modern day phenomenon of underwater diversity is because plankton blooms between the months of May and November – a very unusual phenomenon – attracting manta rays by the hundreds. At any one time at Hanifaru Bay, there can be up to 200 manta rays feeding off the coral reefs as well as plenty of whale sharks which do the same! Hanifaru Bay has become the world’s largest manta ray feeding destinations.

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

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
22/06/2019 to 29/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,750.00 Detail
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03/04/2021 to 10/04/2021 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,750.00 Detail
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24/04/2021 to 01/05/2021 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,750.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,750.00
Central Maldives 7 nights 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
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • 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
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • 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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