Stingray is a budget standard liveaboard, offering scuba dive and surf trips in the Maldives according to the seasons, It can accommodate 18 guests.

Andy

07/02/2016

Had a great time diving with Stingray Liveaboard,Beginning with the ease of booking thru Dive and cruise,the Boat Crew,namely Saddeh,Mohd,Chattu,Head Chef for great meals,the dive boat crew attending...

Description

Boat

Stingray is a solid wooden boat and combines traditional Maldivian boat-building with modern engineering. It is running by a well experience Maldives Dive Fleets company, you will feel at home onboard as everything was made to make you dive and relax.

On the main deck, the alleyways on this deck are quite wide. The saloon, bar and kitchen are located on this deck. The saloon has 75 sq Meters in size, and equipped with TV/VCR/DVD and Hi -Fi System. The Bar facility in the Salon offers a choice of fresh fruit juice soft drinks, cocktails, liquors, wine and draft beer during the cruise.

The Kitchen provide 3 meals a day, with a balanced mixture of local and European cuisine. Coffee, drinking water and tea are 24 hrs available for free. After diving, fresh coconut or biscuits are served.

From the saloon a stairway leads to the rooms on the lower deck. A stairway to the water is provided at the stern for your occasional swim or getting back to the boat from the water.

The upper deck, also called sundeck, there is a large shaded open space provided at the after end of this deck and is commonly used for relaxing by the guests. There are deck chairs and mats available for use. The dive guide's room is located after the wheel house on this deck.


Cabin

Stingray featuring 9 air-conditioned cabins, it can welcome 20 guests on board.

All cabins equipped with ensuite-bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, external portholes, storage area, and other cabin facilities.

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

5 Twin Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds (bunk style), 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 cost
  • 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 cost
  • 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:By cash only (USD/EUR)
  • Crew Number:10, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Best of Male' & Ari Atoll

Atolls visited: North Male', South Male', Felidhu, South Ari & North Ari Atoll

Day 1
Arrive on board
Dive 1: Kurumba House Reef, North Male' (Check Dive)
Anchorage: Vellasaru - North Male'

Day 2
Dive 1: Vaadhoo Caves, South Male´
Dive 2: Kadooma Thila, South Male'
Dive 3: Alimathaa House Reef (Night Dive), Felidhu Anchorage: Near Alimathaai

Day 3
Dive 1: Miyaru Kandu, Felidhu
Dive 2: Dhevana Kandu, Felidhu
Dive 3: Kudhima Wreck, South Ari
Anchorage: South Ari

Day 4
Dive 1: Rangali Madivaru, South Ari
Dive 2: Maamigili Beyru, South Ari
Dive 3: Dhigurah Beyru, South Ari
Anchorage: Dhagethi or Dhigurah

Day 5
Dive 1: Kuda Rah Thila, South Ari
Dive 2: Rangeli, South Ari
Dive 3: Dhiga Thila, South Ari
Anchorage: Raidhigga (BQQ Dinner Night)

Day 6
Dive 1: Panettone, North Ari
Dive 2: Moofushi Corner, North Ari
Dive 3: hafsa Thila, North Ari
Anchorage: Rasdhoo

Day 7
Dive 1: Rasdhoo Madivaru, North Ari
Anchorage: Hulhumale´ Lagoon

Day 8
Breakfast, goodbye..
Departure by 10 am back to Male Airport


Other Itineraries

Best of Southern Atolls, Male - Down South (11D/10N)

Atolls visited: North Male', South Male' , Vaavu, North Ari, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Gaafu Alif. Foamulah, Addu Atoll.
Note: This route is good from NORTH EAST monsoon (Dec to Apr).

Best of Southern Atolls, Down South - Male (11D/10N)

Atolls visited: Addu Atoll, Foamulah, Gaafu Alif, Laamu, Thaa, Meemu, Vaavu, South Male.
Note: This route is good from NORTH EAST monsoon (Dec to Apr).

More

Destinations Central Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
02/10/2022 to 09/10/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
09/10/2022 to 16/10/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
16/10/2022 to 23/10/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
23/10/2022 to 30/10/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
30/10/2022 to 06/11/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
06/11/2022 to 13/11/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
13/11/2022 to 20/11/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
20/11/2022 to 27/11/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
27/11/2022 to 04/12/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,490.00 Detail
04/12/2022 to 11/12/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
11/12/2022 to 18/12/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
18/12/2022 to 25/12/2022 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
25/12/2022 to 01/01/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
01/01/2023 to 08/01/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
08/01/2023 to 15/01/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
15/01/2023 to 22/01/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
22/01/2023 to 29/01/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
29/01/2023 to 05/02/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
05/02/2023 to 12/02/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
12/02/2023 to 19/02/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
19/02/2023 to 26/02/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
26/02/2023 to 05/03/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
05/03/2023 to 12/03/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
12/03/2023 to 19/03/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
19/03/2023 to 26/03/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
26/03/2023 to 02/04/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
02/04/2023 to 12/04/2023 10 nights South Maldives Male - Addu From $2,230.00 Detail
13/04/2023 to 23/04/2023 10 nights South Maldives Addu - Male From $2,230.00 Detail
23/04/2023 to 30/04/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail
30/04/2023 to 07/05/2023 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,590.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,490.00
South Maldives 10 nights Standard From $2,230.00

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
  • 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.


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)

Andy, 07/02/2016

Had a great time diving with Stingray Liveaboard,Beginning with the ease of booking thru Dive and cruise,the Boat Crew,namely Saddeh,Mohd,Chattu,Head Chef for great meals,the dive boat crew attending to our every diving needs and assistance,Cabin Steward for keeping our rooms clean & tidy.

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