Highlights

Includes
Excludes

Accommodation

Itinerary

Optional
Activities

17th to 22nd February, 2018
Hotel Option 1 - Sold Out
Hotel Option 2
Non DiverRs.    78,000
Fun DiverRs. 1,02,500
PADI Open Water Certification (Referral)Rs. 1,24,500  

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Description

South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Maldives is a nation made up of over a thousand Islands. It is known for its white sandy beaches and excellent reefs with an abundance of marine life. 

South Ari Atoll is one of the best places in the world to dive with Whale Sharks and Mantas. So get set to head out to some of the most famous dive sites in the world, such as Kudarah Thila, Seventh Heaven ,Broken Rock, Five Rocks, Dhigu Thila, Dhigurah Thila, Dhigrah Beyru

Highlights

Diving with Whale Sharks
Also knows as the gentle giants of the ocean, Fish Bank, Dhigurah Beyru, Lux Beyru & Maamigili are 4 world class dive sights where you can spot whale sharks within a  20 min boat ride from our hotel. 
 
Manta Rays 
Manta Point and Lilly rock are 2 sights we are going to visit to try our luck at seeing the biggest rays in the ocean. One of the best experience a diver could probably have is to dive with the Manta Rays. These rays are also sometimes called “Devil Rays” because of its two horn-like flaps in its mouth. It might be the biggest ray on the planet, but it is completly harmless.
 
Kudarah Thila 
South of Kudarah island there is this marine protected area, considered one of the most exciting dives in South Ari. 
The thila starts at 14m and ends at 30. One of the highlights are the fields of seafans around which you usually see grey reef sharks.  

Includes

  • Airport pick up from Male International Airport to hotel by speed boat  at 4:00 PM.
    • All flights must land before 2:30 PM to be able to catch the boat.
  • Accommodation in A.C. rooms on a double sharing basis for all nights.
  • Activities
    • For fun divers:
      • 8 Dives over 4 days
      • Includes green tax, equipment rental and boat fees. 
    • For non divers
      • Daily snorkeling on the same boat as divers
    • For referral divers:
      • 4 lagoon dives.
    • Trip to an Island resort (drinking island J):
      • Boat rental including basic cover which can be used to buy drinks and snacks.
  • Meals: F&B at Hotel 1:
    • Daily Breakfasts, Lunch & Dinner.
    • Unlimited soft drinks & water.
    • Local fresh juices & mocktails during the meals.
    • Unlimited tea & coffee
  • Airport drop to Male International Airport.
    • Boat leaves the island for Male at 6.30am and arrives at 8.30am

Excludes

  • Return tickets to Maldives (India – Male - India) and visa 
  • Dive insurance / travel insurance.
  • Transport within cities unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • All activities unless specifically stated in includes section.
  • Extra dives
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Late / early pick up or drop to the airport.

 *Visas are on arrival for Indian citizens though please note that the approval of visas is at the sole discretion of the immigration officials / concerned embassy.

Accommodation

Double sharing A.C rooms in hotels 

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive at Male international airport and transfer to hotel.
    • Transfer time is 4:00 PM, so all flights must arrive before 2:30 PM.
  • Check in and then free time to rest.
  • Head to down to the dive center for equipment check.
  • Head down to the restaurant at Hotel 1 between 7.30 PM – 9:00 PM for dinner.

Day 2, 3 & 4

  • Wake up early and head to hotel 1 for breakfast. 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Head out for your first 2 dives:
    • Start time is 8:00 AM.
    • Keep your fingers crossed for whale sharks and Mantas.
  • Return in time for lunch. 12.30 PM – 2.30 PM.
  • If you still have the energy you can head out for an extra dive at 2:00 PM.
  • The rest can explore the beautiful island and meet the friendly locals.
  • Be back for dinner between 7.30 PM and 9:00 PM.

Day 5

  • Wake up early and head down to hotel 1 for breakfast. 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM.
  • Head out for your first 2 dives:
    • Start time is 8:00 AM.
    • Keep your fingers crossed for whale sharks and Mantas.
  • Return in time for lunch 12.30 PM – 2.30 PM.
  • Get ready to head out to Amaya Resort – a resort island where you can drink! Spend the day lazing on their beach and sipping on some cocktails or mocktails.
  • Return to our hotel in time for dinner.
  • Be back for dinner between 7.30 PM and 9:00 PM.

Day  6

  • Wake up by 5:30 AM to be ready to take the 6.30 AM boat to Male
  • Arrive in Male between 8:00 AM and 8.30 AM.
  • Grab a bite at the airport and wait for your flight back home

Optional Activities

  • Extra Dive Cost Including Boat Charges – USD 66
  • Extra Dive Cost Including Equipment & Boat charges –USD 88
  • Night Dive Supplement – USD 15 + Tax
  • NITROX fill per person per dive for Nitrox Certified Divers - USD 5.00 + Tax
  • Day Trip To Amaya Resort
    ► Boat Charges One Way - USD 40+Tax 
    ► Cover Charge For Day Visit To Resort. - USD 50

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