Princess Haleema is a deluxe standard liveaboard, offering scuba diving trips around the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 22 guests.

Olivier Martine

26/01/2016

trajet bien choisi avec plongées variées et riches bateau confortable et spacieux

Description

Boat

Princess Haleema is a professional dive yacht running by the famous French liveaboard operator - Seafari Diving Fleet. It provides guests quality time and pleasant moments in the Maldives. It keeps a yearly renovation for the best comfort.

Princess Haleema measuring 36 meters in length and 10 meters in width, with Volvo Engine, it cruises at 9 knots per hour. Onboard, there are 4 decks in total :

On the partially shaded Sky deck, you will find lots of chaise longues, cushioned benches/sofa, as well as an outdoor jacuzzi for relaxation between the dives.

On the upper deck, there are 2 relaxation area : at the front and back of the boat, the front sundeck is completely open, equipped with a sofa. And the back deck, thre is a spacious outdoor lounge with shaded area equipped with lots of cushioned sofa-bed, benches, tables where you can get a cool drink while sea watching.

On the main deck, there is a beautiful & spacious air conditioned salon which also can use as indoor dining area, equipped with sound system (CD player & Tape player), a Plasma TV and DVD/VCR connected with home theatre audio system, Book/Magazine/CD/DVD library, tables, charis, sofas, as well as power supply facilities.

Like other liveaboards in the Maldives, 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

Princess Haleema has 11 beautiful cabins, can welcome 22 guests per trip.

All cabins are in good size, and each cabin has air conditioning, a private bathroom with shower and toilet, ample storage space, mirror, wardrobe, power supply with 220 volts is available.

2 Oceanview Suites (#10 & #11) :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, table with armchair, mini refrigerator, seaview windows.

1 Deluxe Cabin (#13) :
Located on the upper deck, with two separate singel beds or one double bed, seaview windows.

4 Standard Cabins (#1 - 4):
Located on the lower deck, each with one double bed, portholes.

4 Standard Cabins (#5 - 8):
Located on the lower deck, each with one double bed and one separate singel bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 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
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment yet
  • 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:Cash only (USD/EUR/MVR)
  • Crew Number:12, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Classic Cruise

Start/Finish: Male - Male
Visit Atolls: Rasdhoo, North Ari, South Ari, North Felidu, South Male

Strengths: whale sharks, manta rays, Grey sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, nurse sharks, reef fishes, corals, deserted islands, sand banks, fishermen islands, Male visit.

Diving and snorkeling : Oceanic channel (pass), coral banks (thila), in and outreefs.

The itinerary takes place amongst the most famous Atolls of the Maldives where most of the holiday villages can be found. Therefore, it’s sometimes possible to organise a dinner on the beach of a resort or an evening at the disco. The cruise also stops at splendid desert islands and enchanting sandbanks. During the journey you will encounter many fishing islands with local cultures and you can go shopping for souvenirs. The submerged part of the Ari Atolls is now at its best for over 20 years. The reef is healthy and rich with hard and soft corals which have re-grown after the bleaching in 1998.


South Cruise

Start/Finish: Male - Male
Visit Atolls: Male Sud – Felidu – Wattaru – Mulak

Strengths: Grey sharks, eagle rays, sting rays, nurse sharks, manta rays, reef fishes, corals, deserted islands, sand banks, fishermen islands, Male visit.

Diving and snorkeling : Oceanic channel (pass), in and outreefs.

This itinerary is very interesting and visits many different atolls with particular characteristics. There are very few holiday villages here having opened up over the last few years. There are numerous desert islands and sandbanks which are surrounded by clear blue turquoise waters. Frequently these are deep creating wonderfully natural swimming pools for an unforgettable swim. The reefs are really beautiful and perfect for snorkelling. The fishing villages are still genuine and have conserved their local culture.


Deep South 1

Start/Finish: Addu - Addu
Visit Atolls: Addu – Fuvahmulah

Strengths: Thresher sharks, Tiger sharks, Hammerheads, Giant manta rays, Grey sharks, Eagle rays, Fishrmen island.

Diving and snorkeling : Outreefs and channels, wreck


Deep South 2

Start/Finish: Addu - Addu
Visit Atolls: Addu – Fuvahmulah – Suvadiva – Addu

Strengths: Whale shark by night, Tiger shark, Thresher shark, Hammerheads, Manta rays, Grey sharks, Scools of eagle rays, wreck dive, Fishermen island.

Diving and snorkeling : Oceanic channels and reefs


Deep South 3

Start/Finish: Male - Addu or Addu - Male
Visit Atolls: South Male – Felidu – Mulak – Thaa -Laamu – North Suvadiva – South Suvadiva – Fuvahmulah – Addu

Strengths: Whale shark by night, Tiger shark, Thresher shark, Hammerheads, Giant Manta rays, grey sharks, eagle rays, fishermen island

Diving and snorkeling : Oceanic channels (Passes), coral banks (thilas), in and outreefs, wreck

More

Destinations Central Maldives, North Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Jacuzzi, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, French, Italian, Spanish

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
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • 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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Olivier Martine, 26/01/2016

trajet bien choisi avec plongées variées et riches bateau confortable et spacieux

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