Come dive the Maldives with us!
We are going from November 29 to December 7, 2019!
Maldives is a country formed by 1,200 small islands, distributed along 868 km, in the waters of the Indian Ocean. These coral atolls emerge from depths of more than 2,000 meters and make up a truly idyllic landscape, small islands covered with vegetation with white sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters. One of the attractions of the Maldives is the pelagic and undoubtedly the most expected are the whale shark and the blankets. But Maldives offers much more for divers, as on its reefs it is possible to enjoy encounters with large schools of snappers and surgeons, dive with sea eagles or marble strips and tour the famous canals where reef sharks are patrolled. An exciting itinerary that satisfies the most demanding divers.
Day 01: Arrive at the airport, three hours before the departure of the flight to Istanbul, where it will be linked with the flight to Malé.
Day 02: Arrival in Male, where the staff of Sub Maldives will be waiting for the transfer in a dhoni to the main ship. Reception, welcome cocktail and meeting to complete the documentation and establish the operating procedures. If there is time after the arrival of the flight, there will be a check dive in the afternoon.
Day 03 to Day 08: The cruises during these days will be made of the best points of the central atolls of the Maldives, according to the sea conditions. Between these places they emphasize the cleaning stations of the mantas, the low submarines full of life, the night dives with sharks and mantas, the meeting points with the whale shark or channels frequented by reef sharks.
Day 09: End of the cruise. Transfer to Malé airport to take the flight to Istanbul, to link with the flight to your country of origin. Overnight Flight
Day 10: Arrival at the airport of origin and end of the trip.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
• Flights: From your country – Malé, round trip. • 7-night cruise aboard the Southern Cross. • Full board during the cruise. • Water, coffee and tea during the cruise. • Diving program (18 scheduled dives) • Nitrox free • Travel insurance, diving and cancellation (up to € 1,500).
THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Airport taxes (€ 460 approx.) • Dive and port fees (€ 160 approx.) • Any other items not specified
Diving: • 3 or 4 daily dives are made to complete a total of 18 scheduled dives. • Aluminum bottles – 12 litres. • Rash vests or 3 mm suit Season: • The southwest monsoon is the one that conditions the diving, with heavy rains in the months of May and June. • The rainy season lasts until November, but allows a very acceptable diving. • The driest season is from December to April. Water temperature near 28 ºC.
Documentation: • Valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. • No visa is required for stays of less than 30 days. Currency: • The currency is the Rufiyaa. • Most places accept US $ and Euros. Language: • The official language is the Dhivehi. • On boats and diving centers, English is usually used mainly, although on this ship the director of the cruise is Spanish.
Electricity: • 220/240 volts. There is no standard for plug types, although the most abundant ones are the European (2 round legs) and the English (3 flat and round legs). Health: • No type of vaccination is required.
MV SOUTHERN CROSS
• A boat managed by Spaniards and with many years of experience. It can be classified as tourist class, but it’s size makes it more comfortable. It has capacity for 20 passengers in double cabins. They operate 6 different itineraries from north to south of the Maldives. • Separate dining room and living room, area for photo and video cameras, outdoor relaxation areas, small pool and a solarium that occupies the entire second deck. • The cabins are very spacious, equipped with a double bed and a single bed, except for the two that can be converted into triples, which have one more single bed. • Only one of the cabins is located on the upper floor, with two single beds. • All the dives from a Dhoni.
• Dimensions 38 m length and 11 m. of manga • Capacity 20 – 22 divers. Cabins 8 double and 2 double / triple (on request) • Private bathrooms in each cabin. • Duration 7 to 14 nights. • Diving 18 dives per week Nitrox Free