We propose you the Moonima and Princess Haleema as 2 of the best Quality / Price Diving Liveaboard you can experience in Maldives. Services onboard is given with excellence to the guest in a friendship atmosphere, try them.

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...

Description

Boat

The Moonima is a 30 Metre (98ft) dive yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is twin diesel-powered and has 110 volt power on board.

The Moonima sleeps up to 16 guests in privacy and comfort.

The main deck has a beautiful air conditioned salon with bar, TV/DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies, CDs and books. There is an outdoor coffee area at the front and an outdoor dining area at the aft.

The upper deck is partially shaded and has chaise longues, chairs and a hot tub for relaxation. For those that enjoy the sun there is a top level sun deck with chaise longues.

The platform is equipped with exit ladders and freshwater showers.

The dive tender is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station.


Cabin

The Moonima has 8 comfortable staterooms.

All cabins have private head with shower, closet and AC.

Upper deck

  • 1 Suite Stateroom (no 1): Double bed, window.

Lower deck

  • 2 Deluxe Staterooms (no 2 & 3): Double bed, porthole.

  • 5 Deluxe Staterooms (no 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8): Double bed and single bed, porthole.


Diving

  • 17 dives per week, including one night dive.

  • Weights, weight belts and 80 cu. ft. (11.2Ll) aluminium tanks with standard yoke and DIN valves are included.

  • All dives are done from dhoni under the guidance of PADI dive guide.


Other information

  • Nitrox Available: No
  • Rental Dive Equipment Available: Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
  • Dive Insurance: Mandatory.
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended.
  • Wi-Fi Internet Available: Yes, 20 USD for up to 5GB of data.
  • Payment on board: Cash in USD/EUR or by credit card (+4% additional charge)
  • Crew gratuities: Not included, suggested amount 70 USD per person per week

Itineraries

Diving Liveaboard Male Ari : 7 nights, 6 Days

Welcome on Board

On the first day you will be welcomed by one of Seafari's staff at the airport and transfer by Dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) to your boat just before lunch. On board the team will give you a warm welcome and will show you around to your cabin. We usually sail on the next morning. During the week your guide with the boat captain will select the route through the atolls to let you enjoy the best dives possible.

A day on board, cruising (sample)

Sun Rise : The, coffee and 1st dive (depending on tide and site).
8h30 : Continental breakfast
9h30-10h30 : Navigation
10h30 : Some days 2nd Dive.
12h30 : Lunch, fresh fish, rice, vegetable local fruits.
14h00 : Navigation or 2nd dive.
16h00 : Island hopping or rest.
At Sun set : Night dive (once per week).
20h00 : Diner: Fresh fish and traditional Maldivian cuisine
Evening : "under the stars" or presentation of the Indian Ocean sea life.

Some dive sites (depending on the exact route)

Embudu Kandu : Are the pelagic cruising at the entrance of this famous channel.

Lion's Head : Marine Park. Discover diving in the Maldives, grey reef sharks and eagle rays.

Maaya thila : Day or night dive with an incredible marine life.

Maalhos thila : Also known as the « Blue Caves ». Numerous overhangs are covered with vivid blues soft coral.

Rangali or Donkalo : Drift dive along a reef known for its Mantas ballets at the cleaning station.

Kandooma Cave ou Cocoa Thila : Drifting looking for eagle ray and white tip reef sharks. On some inhabited Island we will enjoy Maldivian life and culture.

On the last day

We sail back to the Marina of Male late afternoon. On the last day (optional program) treat yourself and chill out at the pool of the Hulhulé Island Hotel or venture on the capital Island of Male and its traditional fish market.

More

Destinations Central Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Internet
Languages spoken English, French, Italian

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
28/04/2019 to 05/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,548.00 Detail
05/05/2019 to 15/05/2019 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,196.00 Detail
20/10/2019 to 27/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
27/10/2019 to 03/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
03/11/2019 to 10/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
10/11/2019 to 17/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
17/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
24/11/2019 to 01/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
01/12/2019 to 08/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
08/12/2019 to 15/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
15/12/2019 to 22/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
22/12/2019 to 29/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
29/12/2019 to 05/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
05/01/2020 to 12/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,752.00 Detail
12/01/2020 to 19/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,992.00 Detail
19/01/2020 to 29/01/2020 10 nights South Maldives Male - Male From $2,742.00 Detail
30/01/2020 to 09/02/2020 10 nights South Maldives Male - Kadhdhoo Laamu From $3,060.00 Detail
09/02/2020 to 19/02/2020 10 nights South Maldives Kadhdhoo Laamu - Male From $3,060.00 Detail
20/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 10 nights South Maldives Male - Male From $2,742.00 Detail
01/03/2020 to 08/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,992.00 Detail
08/03/2020 to 15/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,992.00 Detail
15/03/2020 to 22/03/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,992.00 Detail
22/03/2020 to 01/04/2020 10 nights Central Maldives Kadhdhoo Laamu - Male From $3,060.00 Detail
02/04/2020 to 12/04/2020 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,742.00 Detail
12/04/2020 to 19/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,992.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Double Twin From $1,548.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Double Twin From $2,196.00
South Maldives 10 nights Double Twin From $2,742.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • 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
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • 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.


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 (1)

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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