Moonima is a comfortable standard dive liveaboard, offering dive trips around the Maldives according to the seasons. It can accommodate up to 18 guests.

Danie

15/02/2020

Confortable bateau avec plusieurs endroits/niveaux pour se détendre et prendre ou non le soleil. Cabine spacieuse pour ce type de bateau. Pas de coffre fort dans la cabine ni de jacuzzi sur le pont...

Description

Boat

Moonima is a cozy and luxurious yacht measuring 30 meters long, 10 meters wide. To provide best diving and highest comfort, service and EcoProDivers standard we run the boat only with max. 18 people, even though it can host up to 20 guests.

Moonima has a cozy and extremely pleasant atmosphere. Relax on our different outside areas with a coffee from our Lavazza machine, beer from tapping system and enjoy various cocktails and mocktails during the sunset.

Facilities on-board include an indoor air-conditioned lounge on the main deck with bar, comfortable sofas, chairs and tables, TV/DVD/CD, hi-fi stereo, and a selection of books and board games.

On the second deck is a panoramic lounge area with a corner bar, where a selection of drinks, beers, wines, and international liquors will be served.

There are also two sun-decks with sunbeds and a shaded area, and a lounge area at the prow of the boat.

Onboard there is a program called "Well Being", which means it offering healthy dishes with many fresh fruits and vegs perpared by the chef. The team do pay attentions to quality and sustainability in all what they do.

Moonima want to address all your senses while your stay with us and give you the opportunity to bring your body and soul in harmony and gather new energy for your stressful everyday life.

Moonima 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

Moonima featuring 10 cozy guest cabins, it can accommodate 18 guests only:

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

3 Upper Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, desk area, seaview windows.

2 Standard Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, portholes.

4 Standard Cabins:
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, depends 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 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 (USD/Euro)
  • 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, French, German

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions

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
  • Fuel surcharge
  • 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
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • 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.


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.

Diver's reviews (2)

Danie, 15/02/2020

Confortable bateau avec plusieurs endroits/niveaux pour se détendre et prendre ou non le soleil. Cabine spacieuse pour ce type de bateau. Pas de coffre fort dans la cabine ni de jacuzzi sur le pont supérieur. La literie mériterait par contre d'être changée (puces de lit)! La nourriture à bord est de qualité, peu variée cependant sur 10 nuits passées à bord. Des efforts sont faits pour proposer un dîner/grillades sur la plage (malheureusement un autre groupe à côté...) et sur le sun deck (typique maldivien épicé ++) le dernier soir. Peu de souplesse sur les horaires de dîner et repas un peu servi au "lance-pierre", dommage.Plongées de très bon niveau, sur des thila ou dans des passes. Moniteurs sérieux et attentifs.

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Wolfgang Putzinger, 20/01/2016

We did the south tour in jan 2016. it was a great trip with wonderful dives Mantas Whalesharks Tigershark eagle rays and the "ordinary Stuff" we saw and some divesites we had alone. The crew is nice and helpful in total it was a wonderful trip it is helpful to speak French on this boat

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