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Travel Period
Apr 24,2016 - May 01,2016
Booking Period
Apr 21,2016 - Apr 24,2016

MV LEO last minute PROMOTIONS

Travel Date: 24 April 2016 - 1 May 2016
Destination: Maldives
Starts: Male, Maldives
Ends: Male, Maldives

 

INCLUSION

  • Y
    Accommodation
  • Y
    3 Meals per day, unlimited drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Y
    17 dives per week
  • Y
    Tanks, weights and nitrox
  • Y
    Return transfer to and from the boat
  • Y
    Bed tax, green tax & government Tax
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EXCLUSION

  • N
    Flight ticket 
  • N
    Diving insurance
  • N
    Rental of diving equipments
  • N
    Alcohol and soft drinks

 

POLICIES

  • 1
    No refunds, cancellation or ammendments allowed upon confirmation of bookings.
  • 2
    In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.

About

About MV LEO | Maldives Liveaboard

MV Leo Maldives is a 115 feet long and 30 feet wide liveaboard operating in the Maldives. It has a total of 10 en-suite cabins. All accommodations are air-conditioned. All cabins are en-suite with individual air-con, TV, DVD player, safe, mini bar and dryer.

 

The main deck of the liveaboard has a large salon with sofas, licensed bar and Jacuzzi whilst the sun deck is perfect for reflecting on the day as the sun goes down. WiFi is available when in range at an extra charge.

 

Diving is done from a large 19.8m diving dhoni, getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. It is one of the few Maldives dive liveaboards to offer free Nitrox.

 

Liveaboard Facilities

Food & Drink  In house dining
Internet WiFi is available
Dive Center  Equipment rental available
 Free Nitrox 
Facilities  Sun deck, Bar, Lounge, Jacuzzi
 

 

Diving

Sample Itinerary 

Day 1 – Pick up and Check-in from 1.00pm at Male Airport

Day 2 – Dive North Male Atoll, cross to Baa Atoll 

Day 3 – Baa Atoll - Hanifaru Bay Area

Day 4 – Baa Atoll - Hanifaru Bay Area, cross to Rasdhoo Atoll

Day 5 – Dive Rasdho Atoll and North Ari Atoll - Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks

Day 6 – North Ari Atoll - Mantas and night dive on the famous Maaya Thila 

Day 7 – North Male Atoll - Manta Point, afternoon tour of Male city 

Day 8 – Check out at 07.00am and 09.00am, Male Airport

 

 

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

 

Dive Season

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.

 

 

Climate

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).

Travel Info

Airport Transfer

Upon arrival at Male International Airport, you will be met by a representative from the boat holding a signage near the Airport Help Desk.

 

Check in times:  1.00pm onwards.

Check out times: 7.00am and 9.00am 

 

Should you arrive prior to the start of the cruise, please kindly be at the airport at 1.00pm on the start day of the cruise.

 

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.

 

Getting Here

The international airport of Maldives is also known as Ibrahim Nasir Male International Airport, which is accessible through most major airlines.  

 

Getting Around

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'.