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Travel Period
Dec 20,2015 - Jan 03,2016
Booking Period
Oct 23,2015 - Nov 15,2015

Trip Details

Liveaboard: MV Orion 

Destination: Maldives

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

Promotion Price: USD1,650 (U/P: USD2,338)

 

Trip Dates To Select From

  • 20 December 2015 - 27 December 2015
  • 27 December 2015 - 31 December 2015

 

Price Includes

  • Standard room only 

  • 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks

  • unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee

  • 1 BBQ night on an uninhabited island (if the weather and route conditions allow)

  • 17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the first day of the trip)

  • Tanks, weights, Nitrox

  • Dive guides service

  • All transfers within Maldives

  • Bed tax

  • GST 8% from January 2013

  • Male city tour with local guide (upon request)

 

 

Policies

  • No refund, cancellation or amendments allowed upon confirmation of booking.

  • In the event of no show, booking will be forfeited.

About

MV Orion | Maldives Liveaboard 
 
Onboard MV ORION Maldives Liveaboard, we bring paradise to your doorstep.
 
On a typical trip, the Orion anchors at night and cruises only for a few hours during the day, but this is enough to discover real cast-away desert islands, unblemished inhabited islands and remarkable dive spots.
 
Passengers are usually a good international mix of young and old, divers and non-divers, and a house-party atmosphere swiftly develops. This is helped by the lack of formality in dress code that preaches nothing more than shorts by day and casual outfits at night.
 
Meals on board ORION are buffets with breakfast cooked to order, lunch and dinner with soup, salad, fruits and a choice of main courses. Catered special dishes can also be arranged on request. Currently there is Indonesian and Sri Lankan chefs onboard.
 
If you seek more than basic comfort, guaranteed good food and companions, cruising around the islands of the Maldives is the perfect idea for a holiday.
 
 
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.

Diving

Sample Itinerary

 
Day 1 – Pick up and Check In from 13 PM, Male Airport
 
Day 2 – Dive North Male Atoll, Cross to Rasdhoo
 
Day 3 – Dive Rasdhoo & North Ari Atoll (Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks)
 
Day 4 – North Ari Atoll (Mantas and Famous Maaya Thila Night Dive)
 
Day 5 – South Ari Atoll (Mantas & Whalesharks)
 
Day 6 – South Ari & Male Atolls (Sharks and Pelagic Action), Desert Island Dinner
 
Day 7 – South Male Atoll (Pelagic Action), Male City Tour
 
Day 8 – Check out 7&9am, Male Airport

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'.