Join Us Nov. 29 – Dec. 15, 2018: The Maldives offers an enormous playground for divers to explore hundreds of isolated and deserted islands. Between these islands, there are channels connecting the Indian Ocean to Lagoons. This water coming from the ocean is full of plankton and nutrients which attract incredible amounts of marine life. We will see eagle rays, napoleon wrasses, lots of pelagic fishes such as the Giant Trevally and the Barracuda, along with manta rays and perhaps a whale shark!
The aim is to find the white tip or gray reef shark and if we are lucky – hammerhead sharks! Inside the lagoon, the shallow water has a teeming fish life with myriads of reef fishes and bright, colorful coral gardens.
We will be staying aboard the Maldives Blue Force One. It is a custom built 42-meter-long, stunning live-a-board. The MV Blue Force One has 11 excellent cabins catering to 22 people, including seven double cabins, one Junior Suite, one Master Cabin and two Master Suites.
Each cabin has individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and 32-inch TV with in-house movies. We will be diving from a dhoni boat, allowing us to explore both the north and south atolls and gain access to otherwise hidden and inaccessible dive sites.
Trip Includes: Roundtrip airfare from MSP to Male’, 14 nights’ accommodations (double shared cabin) aboard the Maldives Blue Force One which include all meals, snacks, coffee, water and tea, three daily boat dives over 12 days with four night dives, tanks and weights, nitrox (for certified divers), and airport transfers to and from boat.
Trip Cost: For divers, $5,999* per person, plus tax. For non-divers, deduct $200. Maldives dive service ($255/week payable on board) and green charges ($6/night payable on board), trip insurance, gratuities, bar tab, fuel surcharge and day hotel option are not included.
* Price is based on 2017 rates. Final cost subject to change. If paying by credit card please add on a 5% surcharge. Sign up early to guarantee the best rate. There will be a payment plan offered for this trip.
A $500 per person nonrefundable down payment will hold your spot.
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