- Travel Info
Liveaboard: MY Anastasia
Duration: 6 days 5 nights
Promotion Price: USD1,230
- Accommodation in Twin Sharing Room
- 3 meals per day
- 1.5L of mineral water per day + mineral water during meals
- Tea and coffee during meals
- 3 dives per day
- Tanks, weights
- Dive guides service
- All transfers within Maldives
- All Taxes
- Flight ticket
- Diving Insurance
- Rental of diving gear
- Alcohol and soda
- Other services that are not listed here or above and might be requested by the guest.
- No refund, cancellation or amendments allowed upon confirmation of booking.
- In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.
Anastasia is a luxury dive liveaboard based in the Maldives. The liveaboard is about 28 meters long and has is equipped with 7 ensuite air-conditioned guests rooms.
The liveaboard is facilitated with an air-conditioned lounge and bar, restaurant, sundeck and many more.
Diving in the Maldives
Maldives is renown for being one of the top diving destinations in Asia, and quite possibly the world. Its islands and surrounding waters are blessed with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, teaming with an abundance of marine life, in particular, large pelagics like manta rays, tunas, giant trevallies and a variety of sharks, including whalesharks.
Although most hotels and resorts around the archipelago have in-house diving facilities, it is commonly believed that the best way to explore the underwater world of Maldives is via a dive liveaboard. As the best dive sites are peppered throughout the atolls and not just within one particular region.
Most dive sites in the Maldives have medium to strong currents. The Indian Monsoon Current through the channels between the islands, bringing along with it rich nutrients to feed the abundant marine and coral life living in its waters.
Popular dive regions include:
- Ari Atoll
- Baa Atol
- Male Atoll
- Vaavu Atoll
- Meemu Atoll
- Addu Atoll
It is possible to dive in the Maldives all year round, however, most liveaboard operators only run regular trips between November to May. The best months for diving are thought to be between January to April, with the best weather, visibility and overall diving conditions.
It is important to note that generally speaking, lower visibility could be caused by an abundance of plankton in the water, which could also increase chances of whaleshark and manta ray sightings.
Maldives lives up to its name for being a tropical resort location all year round and has a tropical-monsoon climate. The annual average daily surface temperature ranges from 25°C (77°F) to 31°C (88°F), with March typically being the hottest month and January the coldest month. February enjoys the most sunshine with almost 10 hours of sunshine daily on average. September is usually the wettest month with the most rain.
Water temperatures remain fairly constant year round as well, usually ranging from 26°C (79°F) to 30°C (86°F).
Upon arrival at Male International Airport, you will be met by a representative from the boat holding a signage near the Airport Help Desk.
If the route requires guests to fly out from Male to join the boat, boat representative will meet the guests upon their international arrival time and show them the short way to the Domestic Terminal.
The international airport of Maldives is also known as Ibrahim Nasir Male International Airport, which is accessible through most major airlines.
Male International Airport is about 10-15 minutes away from the Capital of Maldives, Male. You can get into Male from the Airport by commercial ferry (Dhoni) or speedboat, which departs almost every 15 minutes. You can purchase the ticket of the counter, which is located at the point of boarding.
Immigration and Visa
Tourists are issued a 30-day visa on arrival. A valid travel document is necessary. You can obtain circumstantial visa grants through the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Male'.