SOLD OUT Maldives Liveaboard + Manta and Shark madness add-ons

      Malé, Maldives

      Gt
      53 reviews
      Sep 14 - 21, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 2
      SOLD OUT Maldives Liveaboard + Manta and Shark madness add-ons
      Malé, Maldives

      53 reviews

      Sep 14 - 21, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 2

      About this trip

      Liveaboard trip 14 - 21st Sept 

      Pre-extension Fuvahmulah 10 - 14 Sept

      Post-extension Hannifaru 21 - 24 Sept

      Certification: We recommend Advanced Open Water with minimum 20 dives

      Full information on the trip and recommended flight times and logistics are available upon booking


      The mighty Maldives - we just can't stay away, and why should we? Have you seen how amazing it is? We are SO excited to be releasing our 2nd Maldives GTS group after the huge success of our past Maldives trip. If you watched with envy then this is your chance to do the same trip! Yet again we are partnering with our friend's Insider Divers (making it a mixed-gender trip) and calling the M/Y Blue Voyager our home for the week.

      Our Boat

      The first blue o two fleet vessel in the Maldives, M/Y blue Voyager was built specifically for divers and originally sailed in the Red Sea. She underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 before relocating to the Maldives with further updates in the summer of 2016 and 2017. M/Y blue Voyager welcomes up to 26 divers on board with spacious modern comfort, providing the best Maldivian diving experience!  M/Y blue Voyager is a 37-metre, steel hulled vessel that boasts three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins. She features an indoor dining area, a bar and sky lounge, as well as a Jacuzzi - yes, guys, we have a Jacuzzi on board! Would you expect anything less?

      Liveaboard route; Best of Central Atolls

      Dive sites: North and South Male Atolls - Felidhu Atoll - Rasdhoo Atoll - Ari Atoll
      The diving in the Maldives is absolutely sublime; shark and manta ray sightings are very very likely as well as myriads of reef fish, morays, critters and the king of them all - the whale shark!! Diving with Manta rays and reef sharks in various cleaning stations will be one of our aims for this trip, including night dive with Manta Rays and Nurse Sharks on two special night dives unable to mimic anywhere else in the world!  This itinerary is subject to change, depending on the weather. 

      Cancellation Policy

      Please read our cancellation policy before you book. Upon booking, you agree to this cancellation policy. Full payment is required for this trip as it is less than 3 months away.

      Flight info

      You will need to fly in and out of Male International Airport, Maldives. If you are just coming for the liveaboard you will need to arrive by 12 pm on the 14th of September to embark on the boat. On the last day, the 24th, we disembark the boat at 8 am and recommend you book international flights from midday.

           

      EXTENSION FUVAMULAH 

      10TH SEPT 

      Arrival Male Flight to Fuvamulah 3pm or 11pm TBC - flights included in the price

      14TH SEPT 

      5am flight to Male, embark liveaboard 12pm

           

      EXTENSION HANIFARU 

      21TH SEPT 

      Flight 11am - included in price of add-on

      24TH SEPT 

      Flight 

      What’s included

      • 7 nights accommodation
        in a shared twin room
      • 3 dives a day
      • 3 meals a day
        plus snacks and hot drinks
      • Green tax

      What’s not included

      • Flights
        Fly in and out of Male International Airport.
      • Alcohol
        available in the onboard bar to buy at your own cost
      • Nitrox
        available at extra cost
      • Equipment
        weights inculded,anything else you require can be hired at an extra cost

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,499

      Available options

      Itinerary

      Pre Trip Add on 10-14th
      Fuvamulah

      Fuvahmulah - one atoll, one island, big pelagic nursery and a cleaning station in the middle of open ocean. We can see 7 types of rare sharks in one dive - the main attraction being the Tiger Shark that we will hopefully be diving with during this 4 day add-on 

           

      Includes 

      -Domestic flight from Male to Fuvahmulah and back
      -Three guided boat dives per day (incl. Tigershark dive) 

      -Tax, service Breakfast. 


      Hotel

      www.marinaboutiquehotel.com 

      The spectacular island setting surrounded by the diverse pelagic life of the Maldives, combined with the promise of a home away from home, the Marina Boutique hotel offers an exclusive retreat. From here we will do 3 dives per day including diving with tiger sharks. 

      Your Organizer


      Gt
      Girls that Scuba
      53 reviews
      Girls that Scuba Trips are unique once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving and freediving trips in the best dive destinations in the world. From longer liveaboards trips, retreats, one-day events and week training camps, we offer a range of female-only and mixed trips for all dive experiences. Read reviews of our past trips here: www.trustpilot.com/review/girlsthatscuba.com

      Reviews

      I had a great time, the animals were cool, took awhile but we definitely got the full treatment with mobulas. The casita were so lively, great setting and very nice rooms. Meals were local, fresh, and varied. The wine was not all that great. Sara was very nice, informative, and a good guide. Very attentive to our needs and questions. The boat rides were some times quite long before finding animals, 2 hours some days. Pretty scenery tho. I had a great time on and in the water, despite the sailing times. I took a Freediving course in advance for this trip and bought some gear. Dive Ninjas also offered these courses in advance of the trip. As it turned out, while one could freedive with the animals, that drives them deeper. Since everyone else on the trip was a snorkeler, it would have been bad form to drive the animals farther from the surface viewing. It may be best to make some kind of statement in future trips that clarifies the etiquette. There were other patrons from other boats freediving and driving the rays deeper out of camera and viewing range. Seemed kind of rude to my Girls that Scuba companions. One down side, the boat captain, who was very knowledgeable as to where the animals would be, was a smoker. I understand the need but we were trapped on the boat with that. One day he lit up while standing directly over a full, spare gas tank. There was gas spillage on the top of the tank so, this was alarming. I moved to the back of the boat in case I needed to make a quick exit off the back. Aside from these critiques, 5 stars. Thanks for the great time.
      By Kimberly O for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on Jun 03, 2024
      Lots of fun on the Mobula trip. Dive Ninjas were friendly and well-organized. Accommodations were lovely. Although the mobulas were a bit elusive, we did have one lengthy and memorable morning with them. Our guide and captain worked hard to find blues whales, whale sharks, sea lions, and lots of dolphins. Despite these positive experiences, I have one very strong negative comment: why the f&$k did the captain think it was ok to smoke on the boat with a fuel cannister located a few feet away? Very dangerous for everyone! He was also cavalier about several other safety issues, but smoking near a can of fuel on a small boat is shocking. He put everyone's life at risk. Completely unacceptable.
      By Traci G for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on Jun 03, 2024
      This was a great trip. The location was away from touristy Cabo and absolutely gorgeous. Our accomodations were very comfortable. Our guide, Victoria, and captain, Beto, love they work and it was contagious. The migration was breathtaking and Sea of Cortez's rich biodiversity blessed us with many other animals...including Orcas. I still can't believe that we were in the water with them. So huge and so indifferent to us. Obviously they can't guarantee this experience but I will forever be grateful.
      By Reshma d for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on May 11, 2024
      We met wonderful new friends and had a leader that was amazing! Bonus- we encountered 7 orcas and were able to swim with them! What a fabulous trip!
      By Diane H for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on May 10, 2024
      KC
      It was a great trip with wonderful people. The time on the boat was advertized as a couple hours in the morning and a couple hours in the late afternoon. Instead it was 5 to 6 hours in the morning. For me that length of time was not ideal.
      By Kelly C for Mobula Expedition - The Largest Ray Migration on Earth on May 03, 2024
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