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Deal

Travel Period
Mar 03,2016 - Dec 31,2016
Booking Period
Mar 03,2016 - Mar 12,2016

Deal Details

Liveaboard: Any Maldives Liveaboard*

Destination: Maldives

Voucher: USD300 for only USD150

 

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  • No refund, cancellation or amendments allowed upon confirmation of booking.
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  • All bookings must be made before 31 March 2016.
  • Only one(1) voucher per reservation.
  • Voucher is not exchangable for cash.
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  • In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.
  • All booking is subject to availability.
  • Not to be combined with any other promotions

About

About Maldives
 
The Republic of Maldives (or more commonly referred to as the Maldives) is an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls. Geographically, the Maldives comprises mainly water, with only 1% of the country being land-based. 
 
The Maldives is renown for being one of the top diving destinations in Asia, and quite possibly in the world. Its islands and surrounding waters blessed with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and are teeming with marine life, in particular, large pelagics like manta rays, tunas, giant trevallies and a variety of sharks, including whalesharks.
 
Over the years, Maldives has gain popularity among divers for its great visibility and underwater marine life. With only 1% of the country being land based, its no surprise that you can almost find a great diving spot at almost any corner of the country.
 
Although most hotels and resorts around the archipelago have in-house diving facilities, it is commonly believed that the best way to the Maldives is via a liveaboard since the best dive sites are peppered throughout the atolls and not just within one particular region. Each hotel and resort island may one a few good dive sites nearby, however, to experience the wide variety of diving in Maldives, liveaboards are highly recommended.
 
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.
 
With over 1,190 islands, spreading over 90,000km2, it is no doubt almost impossible to cover the whole of Maldives in a single diving trip.
 
Therefore, picking your diving route to satisfy your diving crave in Maldives is important.

Diving

Maldives has always been popular among divers for whalesharks and mantarays. Whaleshark hunting is a great experience among many divers where you try spotting it from far. You will be surprise on how amazing are the eyes of the dive guides. 
 
On a lucky day, you will find the whaleshark almost immediately. On a bad day, you spend hours moving up and down potential diving area searching for the elusive whaleshark.
 
If you enjoy the adrenaline rush of drift diving, Maldives has plenty to offer you. With the great amount of channels, it is never difficult to find a diving spot to satisfy your craving.
 
 

Night diving

Diving at night in the Maldives will give you a glimpse of what night life is like down under. Other than seeing corals extending tentacles en masse to catch a bite, nocturnal ones like shrimps out finding food, phosphorescent plankton have waters glowing blue due to bioluminescent effect, you will also get to see rays, eels and sharks sleeping – all of which can only be found after the sun sets. 

 
Popular dive regions include:
Ari Atoll - Whaleshark and Mantarays 
South Male Atoll
North Male Atoll
Addu Atoll
Baa Atoll - Mantarays (August)

Travel Info

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'.