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Travel Period
Dec 28,2016 - Jan 05,2017
Booking Period
Oct 05,2016 - Oct 31,2016


Travel Date: 28 Dec 2016 - 5 January 2016
North Male - Ari - Felidhoo - South Male
Starts: Male, Maldives
Ends: Male, Maldives



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    3 Meals per day, unlimited drinking water, tea and coffee
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    Tanks, weights and nitrox
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    Return transfer to and from the boat
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    Bed tax, green tax & government Tax


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


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


About MV Carina Liveaboard

MV CARINA attracts many repeaters from all over the world and the ultimate reward for any high-quality safari operation. MV CARINA is at present one of the two safari boats in the Maldives that offers ENOS-diver-location security equipment.


MV CARINA has 10 cabins in total. Four of them have a double plus a single bed and five cabins have two single beds. One cabin has a Queen-size bed. All cabins are air-conditioned and have en-suite shower (hot water) and WC. The cabins are equipped with a mini-bar. 


Liveaboard Facilities

Food & Drink  In house dining (Full Board)
Internet WiFi is available
Dive Center Diving courses available
Diving equipment rental



Trip Information Guide 

Dive sites: North Male - Ari - Felidhoo - South Male
Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
Number of dives:3 dives a day & 1 night dive a week
Ports: Male/Male

Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male

Since the eastern side of the channel is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional sail fish and hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Maaya Thila – North Ari

Maaya Thila is one of the most famous dive sites in the Maldives and is known as a great spot for both daytime and night-time scuba diving. The marine life seen at Maaya Thila depends largely on the currents, which vary greatly; when the currents are not strong, Maaya Thila is an easy dive site, suitable for less experienced divers, but when currents are strong Maaya Thila is recommended for only advanced divers and they will need to use a surface balloon.
Maaya Thila is most famous for the white tip reef sharks that can nearly always be seen here, both during the day and night. A night dive at Maaya Thila also allows divers to encounter moray eels, turtles, octopus and stone fish.

Fish Head – North Ari

Fish Head also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, fits the classic definition of a thila – a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40 to 50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing sharks. Featuring a series of caves and overhangs in between where you can see thousands of blueline snapper against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians.

Maamigili – South Ari 

Maamagili is the place to find whalesharks in Ari! There are several locations right on the southern point of South Ari atoll where the whalesharks cruise up and down, looking for their next meal. If you are lucky you can see them passing by whilst you are diving. However, most of the encounters will be snorkeling so don’t forget your gear!

Travel Info

Airport Transfer

Please kindly email your flight details to info@dive-holidays.com for airport transfer to be arranged


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'.