Carpe Diem

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35m long motor Maldives safari yacht with a wooden hull. Carpe Diem has 3 decks plus a sundeck offering over 10 routes to choose from. This spacious vessel sleeps 20 guests in 10 comfortable cabins.

The Carpe Diem is the first boat we started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

Our local dive team of 3 with their abundance of experience can cater for any experience level diver and is able to ensure that everyone of any nationality has a lasting wonderful diving experience. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day.

What makes the Carpe Diem further stand out is the service provided by a dedicated crew, some of which have been with the company for a many years. Clients that have come back described it as “coming home”.

The MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

Double & Twin Cabins

A total of 6 standard cabins, SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SNORKEL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed. The 2 other standard cabins (SMILE and SNORKEL) each have a single bed and single bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.

  • Main Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Portholes

Double & Twin Cabins

A total of 6 standard cabins, SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SNORKEL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed. The 2 other standard cabins (SMILE and SNORKEL) each have a single bed and single bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.

  • Main Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Portholes

Main Deck Double Bed Cabin

The Carpe Diem has two double cabins, SEA and SAND located on the main deck, which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin on the upper deck and standard cabins on the lower deck. They have queen size double beds and window view. Further amenities TV plus DVD/MP3 players.

  • Main Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Queen Size Double Bed
  • Window View
  • TV
  • DVD/MP3 Player

Deluxe Double Cabin

Opposite the suite on the upper deck is another big cabin, the STAR cabin, with a queen size double bed, flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters.

  • Upper Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Bathroom (Hot Shower)
  • Queen Size Double Bed
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD/MP3 Player
  • 3 Windows

Suite (2 People Sharing)

The very spacious suite, our SUN cabin, with over 20 m2 in size is located at the upper deck. The suite has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and an ample closet plus storage space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea.

  • Upper Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • King Size Bed
  • Wide Flat Screen DVD/MP3 player
  • 5 Windows
  • Private Bathroom (Hot Shower)

Route Options

Classical Routing
10 Nights: Atolls: North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - South Male

Carpe Diem/Carpe Novo

Saturday: Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm or 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.
Monday: North Male, 3 dives; Approximately 5 hr crossing from North Male to Baa after last dive. Night spent anchored.
Tuesday: Baa 2 dives, cross to Lhaviyani 1 dive. Night spent anchored
Wednesday: Lhaviyani 2 dives, cross to Noonu 1 dive. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: Noonu 1 dive, cross to Raa atoll. Raa 2 dives. Night spent anchored.
Friday: Raa 1 dive, cross to Baa. Baa 2 dives and cross to Rasdhoo after last dive
Saturday: Rasdhoo 1, North Ari 2 dives. Night spent anchored
Sunday: Nort Ari 1 dive, South Ari 2 dives. Night spent anchored
Monday: South Ari 3 dives; cross to South Male.
Tuesday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Wednesday: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Carpe Vita
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.
Monday: North Male, 4 dives; Approximately 5 hr crossing from North Male to Lhaviyani after the last dive. Night spent anchored
Tuesday: Lhaviyani 3 dives, cross to Noonu, Noonu 1 dives. Night spent anchored
Wednesday: Noonu, 2 dives cross to Raa. Raa 2 dives. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: Raa 1 dive, cross to Baa. Baa 3 dives. Cross to Rasdhoo after last dive.
Friday-Saturday: Rashoo 1 dives, North Ari 3 dives including night dive.
Sunday: North Ari 2 dives, South Ari 2 dives. Night spent anchored.
Monday: South Ari 4 dives. Crossing from South Ari to South Male after last dive.
Tuesday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Wednesday: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

7N Classical Routing
Atolls: North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male

Carpe Diem/Carpe Novo

Saturday: Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm or 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.
Sunday: North Male, 2 dives; Ari, 1 dive. Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to Ari. Night spent anchored.
Monday-Tuesday: Ari 3 dives including night dive. Night spent anchored
Wednesday: Ari, 1 dive. Cross to Meemu. Meemu 2 dives. Night spent anchored
Thursday: Meemu 1 dives; cross to Vaavu 2 dives including night dive. Cross to South Male
Friday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Saturday: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Carpe Vita
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.
Monday: North Male, 4 dives; Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to North Ari. Night spent anchored.
Tuesday: Ari 4 dives including night dive. Night spent anchored.
Wednesday: Ari, 4 dives and cross to Meemu. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: Meemu 3 dives and cross to Vaavu for night dive. Night spent anchored.
Friday: Vaavu 3 dives. Cross to South Male. South Male 1 dive Night spent anchored
Saturday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Sunday: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Atolls: North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights)

The above 7 night routing is designed to be able to visit all the by manta frequented spots and lagoons including famous Hanifaru Bay in Baa atoll during the summer months (July/August/September/October). The trips are either ending or starting in Baa atoll, which means a one way domestic flight will be needed at the start or the end of the trip. In winter time this routing is also offered as an alternative to the classical routings that end and start in Male atoll.

During all of our trips guests will be asked to gather pictures and/or make sketches of the mantas seen during the dives. This information is passed on to mantamatcher.org to assist in information gathering and research of the manta populaton in the Maldives. If the manta has been identified before info of the name of the manta and when it was last seen will be returned to the guest. If it is a “new” manta and it is spotted for the third time, the guest can decide on a name and keep track of “their manta” in future. asked to try and identify as many mantas as possible.

On board of our Fleet we offer Manta diver specialty courses which are recognized by PADI. Our instructors are certified to conduct these specialties. For those not joining the courses we will do a workshop as to how to identify and how to assist the research which is being supported by IUCN in the Maldives.

The trips are designed to
a) Create awareness. Divers will be fortunate to observe and interact with mantas in a completely natural environment and have a first hand personal experience with these spectacular fish.
b) Expand divers’ knowledge of mantas, to include identification of the species, sex and individual animal identification. The Manta dive course has some academic input but much of the learning will come from observation and interaction with the animals and will support their reputation as the gentle giants of the sea.
c) Divers observations will be included in on-going manta research project being held in the Maldives. Data on manta identification and migration is being collected by the Marine Research section of the Ministry of Fisheries in Male.

So book your spot now and help us contribute to this important research.

Atolls: North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights)

The above 7 night routing is designed to be able to visit all the by manta frequented spots and lagoons including famous Hanifaru Bay in Baa atoll during the summer months (July/August/September/October). The trips are either ending or starting in South Ari atoll, which means a one way domestic flight will be needed at the start or the end of the trip. In winter time this routing is also offered as an alternative to the classical routings that end and start in Male atoll. This to avoid the crowds and only spend a total of 1 night in Male port instead of 2 on a normal trip starting and ending in Male.

During all of our trips guests will be asked to gather pictures and/or make sketches of the mantas seen during the dives. This information is passed on to mantamatcher.org to assist in information gathering and research of the manta populaton in the Maldives. If the manta has been identified before info of the name of the manta and when it was last seen will be returned to the guest. If it is a “new” manta and it is spotted for the third time, the guest can decide on a name and keep track of “their manta” in future. asked to try and identify as many mantas as possible.

On board of our Fleet we offer Manta diver specialty courses which are recognized by PADI. Our instructors are certified to conduct these specialties. For those not joining the courses we will do a workshop as to how to identify and how to assist the research which is being supported by IUCN in the Maldives.
The trips are designed to
a) Create awareness. Divers will be fortunate to observe and interact with mantas in a completely natural environment and have a first hand personal experience with these spectacular fish.
b) Expand divers’ knowledge of mantas, to include identification of the species, sex and individual animal identification. The Manta dive course has some academic input but much of the learning will come from observation and interaction with the animals and will support their reputation as the gentle giants of the sea.
c) Divers observations will be included in on-going manta research project being held in the Maldives. Data on manta identification and migration is being collected by the Marine Research section of the Ministry of Fisheries in Male.

So book your spot now and help us contribute to this important research.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2008
Number of Cabins 10 cabins for a maximum of 20 people
Length & Width 35m
Engines Doosan Daewoo Diesel 650HP
Other Facilities 3 Bathrooms
Length & Width 10m
Disalination & Water Capacitity 5000L
Diesel Capacity 7000L
Communication & Navigation Systems GPS, Sounder
Communication & Navigation Systems VHF Radio, Internet, GSM
Safety Features Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Dive Deck 3 decks and a sundeck
Dive Tenders & Zodiacs Dive Dhoni
Cylinders 15L Tank: USD 100 per week (USD 150 for 10 days)
Full Equipment USD 220 for 7 days / USD 300 for 10 days
Wetsuits USD 40 for a week (USD 50 for 10 days)
Regulator USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
BCD USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
Mask, Fins & Snorkel USD 30 for a week (USD 40 for 10 days)

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Maaya thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A Protected Marine Area, this offers one of the best-known dives in the Maldives. There is a remarkable variety of marine life on the thila, including grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles, stonefish, frogfish, zebra morays, batfish and many, many more species. At the edge of the thila, where there is a large coral overhang full of bright orange Tubastrea corals.The top of the rock, at 15m (50ft), is covered in colourful soft corals. The vertical side of the rock drops down to the atoll plate at 40m (130ft). In this channel between the satellite rock and the thila, grey reef sharks often patrol and we have seen guitar shark here on a number of occasions.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Cocoa Corner

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Cocoa Corner is located on the north side of the Biyadoo channel. The wall of the channel is steep and we can find many caves and overhangs, whereas the outside reef slopes more gently. Inside the channel 200m from the corner, is a large outcrop of reef 20m long at the depth of 30m.

The best conditions are with an in-going current even if it is also possible with an out-going. Watch out with an out-going to go down before the large outcrop. We might also witness “washing machine” with an in-going current knowing that they will not be as strong as other dive sites.

The outside corner offers a great diversity of fish life. School of pyjamas, snappers, fusiliers, many groupers are very often seen. We can even spot on the corner at 30m some white tips reef sharks, eagle rays, grey reef sharks. There is also a great quantity of colourful soft coral after the corner in-between 10 and 20m. Some beautiful caves and overhangs finishing the dive with an in-going current or start it with an out-going.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kandooma Caves

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Those huge caverns are among the largest and the nicest of all the Maldives tourists’ atolls. 2 big caves close to one another are just 50m from the corner, one at 20m, and the other one at 16, the latest one is 70m long and has a curly overhang. Inside the pass you come to one cave at about 10m with a hole going all the way to the top reef at 5m. With a torch it is even better.

Inside the caves, we will see yellow sponges, seafans, blue soft coral, small tube corals and often giant morays, as well as squirrelfish, and many groupers. Along the reef we should see clown triggerfish, Napoleon, sweetlips, and angelfish, and this is a great site to spot many turtles, especially green turtles.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
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Losfushi Canyon

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

This site is a little channel on the north side of Guraidhoo channel. This channel has a very shallow, narrow sandy canyon, separating the inside from the outside. The channel deepens inside to a sandy bottom at 30m, and the reef slopes from 6m to 30m on the outside.

Here divers can encounter plenty of fish life inside the channel and especially inside the canyon. School of pyjamas, lutjans, fusiliers, butterflies are very common. At the entrance of the canyon, with an in going or out going, white tips reef sharks are very often spotted as well as napoleon. The canyon is the high light due to the quantity and diversity of fish and also to the reflection of the light on the sandy bottom.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Nassimo Thila

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Thila shaped like a teardrop, between 16 and 30m deep, it is about 250m long of one of the most spectacular dive of this atoll, for scenery as well as a prolific fish life. The west and north coast are covered with soft corals and schools of red bass or even big-eye trevallies.

The north and West Coast are the most impressive, top reef is about 20m. There are some outcrops and overhangs where the soft coral outgrowth is very good, but the nicest feature there is the nearly sure meeting with grey sharks, white tip sharks and eagle rays that should be found on the north east of the reef, along with tuna and barracuda. To finish in style on the top reef where the hard coral is still intact, green turtles and maybe a school of batfish might accompany us.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Ranikan

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

The reef is on the west side of Rihiveli. The top reef is between 5 and 10 m, and is dropping slowly to a sand patch at around 30 m. Overhangs can be found in at all depths, but some lovely caves around 12m offer a great variety of coral, white tip shark, turtles, lobster. This is our favourite place for night dives.

All kind of tropical fish are there, butterfly, sweetlips, angel or trigger, but we can also see the white tip sharks either in the caves around 12m, or down on the sand at 25m, lobsters and big groupers are hiding in those caves, as well as turtles.
Great site to spot torpedo ray or stingrays, leaf fish are not rare there if we look well enough, lionfish are very numerous, and the coral on the overhangs are very delicate. Big Napoleon as well as mantis shrimp or ribbon eels can also be seen.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Fish Head

Ari Atoll, Maldives

The square-shaped reef is about 80 metres wide and can be circled in one dive if divers wish, providing the current is not too strong. There are ledges and caves at different depths around much of the reef and for the most part, there is a big undercut from about 25 to 30 metres before the reef tapers to the bottom slopes. The north and north west sides have a particular interesting landscape at reasonably shallow depths, making it ideal for the less experienced diver, while at depth, are caves with all the usual features including sea fans and black coral bushes. Divers tend to stay shallower at Fish Head, hovering around the reef edge at about 15 metres as this gives the best all round view of a family of about 20 resident grey reef sharks.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kuredo Express

Northern Region, Maldives

Kuredo Express is one of the most famous dive sites in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Express gets its name from the strong currents that can flow here. The Sandy channel leads to a corner where there are terraces of different depths, perfect for action encounters with grey reef sharks, eagle rays, large tuna, napoleons, stingrays and barracuda.

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Bathalaa

Northern Region, Maldives

Bathalaa on the northern side of Vinaneiy Faru in the Raa Atoll is a brilliant site with the dive starting in the sandy area of Vinaneiyfaruhuraa and slowly slopping down to a cliff at 18 metres where it vertically drops to 25 metres. Along this beautiful wall you will find patches of pink and black coral making unique colour scenery.

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Maadhoo Wreck

Northern Region, Maldives

Maadhoo Wreck is located on the south side of Dapparhu Island in the Haa Alifu Atoll. This beautiful 80 metres long wreck immediately presents you with 4 chimneys rising out of the water and it is easily accessible at a depth of 5 to 18 metres. As you descend to the deepest point of the dive, you'll see leopard sharks hiding from the moderate current beneath the stern.

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Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 120 feet during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Alimatha House Reef

Northern Region, Maldives

This is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Definitely not to be missed.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Hanifaru Bay

Northern Region, Maldives

The famous Hanifaru Bay, which is known locally as Vandhumaafaru Adi, is thought to be one the few places in the world where whale sharks congregate in to mate, although recent research suggests otherwise with the vast majority of the whale sharks seen there being young males. The bay also regularly sees some of the largest gatherings of Manta rays worldwide with up to one hundred individuals in the small inlet when the tide pushes plankton into the bay.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Nelivaru Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

With high chances of spotting Manta rays, especially during rising tides. The Thila (pinnacle) has several overhangs, with the most interesting parts are the west, east and south sides where you may encounter ghost pipefish, stingrays and Manta rays.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhigu Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Dhigu in the Maldivian language means Long and Thila means pinnacle, and that is exactly what this dive site is, a long thin pinnacle in Baa Atoll, starting at 6m and descending down to 30m. Between 12 and 25m there are some interesting overhangs with some soft coral and Gorgonian Fan coral. Look out for Leaf Fish, Frog Fish and Stonefish, as well as nudibranchs, white tip reef sharks and perhaps the odd Manta passing in its way to it from Hanifaru Bay.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Bodu Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

Also known as 'Big Shark Channel', this is another top dive site and certainly lives up to its name. Dropping in at the south eastern corner you keep the reef on your left until you reach the drop off at the channel entrance which is approximately 30 metres deep. This site features small caves and numerous overhangs, and there is a sloping section on the left side of the channel covered in hard coral and some soft coral.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Dharavandhoo Corner

Northern Region, Maldives

The high concentration of plankton present in these waters gathers a large number of filter feeders, including the large manta rays. Some swim alone, but most are in groups of three, five, eight, even fifteen, twenty advancing in single file forming long undulating ribbons. Plenty of colourful coral structures can be seen with clown fish swimming between the tectacles of orange anemones. The synchronous and harmonic movement of a school of hundreds of yellow snappers is a beautiful view and you may even spot a turtle.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhonfanu Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Dhonfanu Thila is a topographically beautiful dive site that has a pinnacle surrounded by changing currents. There are many overhangs and drop-offs around it, but the narrow swim-through is the most exciting part. It leads to a pool with a lighter current that is full of various species. This dive site is well-known for manta rays and larger pelagic fish as well as being full of cleaner wrasses, fusiliers, triggerfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, and lots of soldierfish.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25

Christmas Tree Rock

Northern Region, Maldives

Christmas Tree Rock is a dive site that has a large pinnacle in a shape of a Christmas tree. It is composed of plateaus, ledges, an arrow-shaped rock, swim-throughs and magnificent coral reefs. This dive site shelters a variety of species living between various types of soft and hard corals, colorful sponges, gorgonians and purple fans. It is easy to spot whitetip reef sharks, stingrays, midnight parrotfish, grouper, and wrasses. Other fish include blennies, yellow-lined snapper, basslets, trumpetfish, and dottybacks.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Shipyard Wreck

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Two storage vessels caught fire while being towed in the process of being deposited in the 1980s. Both ships were almost vertical on the reef of a channel, resting on a sandy bottom at about 30m. One of them remains in its initial position, but the second one fell on the bottom during a violent storm. It is very easy to spot the site due to one boat's bow, which is visible from the surface. The wrecks are still in a good condition and now host a rich fauna. Tinny blennies nesting throughout the ends of shattered pipes, damsels, butterfly fish, emperor angelfish and anthias are normally found all over the wreckages. A large number of glassfish as well as few well-camouflaged scorpion fish can certainly be spotted. You will sometimes find stingrays having a good sleep beneath the wreckage.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Kadooma Thila

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

A magnificent long thin pinnacle in the middle of a channel between Cocoa Corner and Kandooma Island Resort, this is one of the few channels in the Maldives where it doesn't matter which way the current is going - it will be a spectacular dive! Grey reef sharks and eagle rays are likely companions here. Magnificent overhangs with draping colourful soft coral and shark cleaning stations await those who dive this challenging but rewarding dive site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Alimata Jetty

Northern Region, Maldives

This is the perfect site for a night dive. Typically, Nurse Sharks, Black Tips, Marble Rays and Jacks are seen here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 15

Vahhuravalhi Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

Grey Reef Sharks and large pelagics can be seen at this site as well as manta rays, Napoleon Wrasse Eagle Rays and Sailfish.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhiggaru Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

The best diving is on the outside corner of Dhiggaru Falhu, with lots of cavities and small swimthroughs, as well as lots of nice overhangs in the entrance to the channel. The area is covered in soft coral and hard coral groups grow up from the sandy patch, where white tip sharks and stingrays rest.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Golden Wall

Northern Region, Maldives

Expect to see Napoleons, turtles, moray eels and a lot of reef fish. In the blue water pegalics can often be seen passing by. There are caves and overhangs with walls packed full of yellow, blue, pink and white soft coral.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 32

Fotteyo

Northern Region, Maldives

The channel is narrow and features swim-throughs, small caves and large overhangs. The drop-off at the channel entrance is covered in colourful soft corals. Titan triggerfish are common here along with grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tuna and barracuda. You might be lucky enough to get a glimpse of hammerhead sharks in the most outer side of the channel. This is also where eagle rays can be spotted, along with big groupers such as the potato grouper and the black saddle coral groupers. Look out for sting rays resting on the patch of sand and turtles on the channel walls.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Rakeedhoo Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

Situated in a channel between two islands its possible to encounter some larger species such as grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, mako sharks and even hammerhead sharks. There is also the chance of seeing manta rays, eagle rays, barracuda, travellies and groupers. The corners and overhangs that can be found along the site are nicely covered with blue and white soft corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40

Miyaru Vani

Northern Region, Maldives

Eagle Rays Soldier fish, Blue-Lined Snapper, Nurse Shark, White tip Shark Leopard, Guitar Shark and Stingrays can be expected to be seen here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Kottafaru Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

You can expect to see Bannerfish, Napoleon Wrasses, Turtles, Groupers, Eagle Rays, Turtles and Moray Eels at this site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dharavandoo Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

This dive site is a narrow and curved reef which is situated on the northern side of the island of Dharavandhoo. You can see Napoleons, stingrays and turtles. During the South West Monsoon, manta rays can also be spotted here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Amilafushi House Reef

Northern Region, Maldives

Manta rays and sharks can be expected to be spotted here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Kihavah Wall

Northern Region, Maldives

You can expect to spot both sharks and manta rays when diving at this site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Fulidhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

This site is located opposite the similarly named island & features a slope. There are a large number of cavern-like overhangs between 20 & 40m depth from which this site is named. These overhangs are densely covered in blue & yellow soft coral as well as black coral. Nurse sharks can often be found resting here. Stingrays can often be seen on the slopes & if one looks closely, there are numerous nudibranchs also to be found.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40

Feydhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

Feydhoo Caves (also known as Feydhoo Finolhu or Feydhoo Wall) is located north of Malé, Maldives. The reef is an upright wall with lots of holes, clefts, and swim-throughs. At some places, there is almost a 90-degree drop-off. There are swim-throughs and small overhangs at shallower depths, and prolonged overhangs at the deeper areas of the wall. The wall is covered with sponges and corals. This site gives the divers an opportunity to explore caves, walls, reefs, as well as lots of marine life such as fish, sharks, eagle rays, turtles, sponges and corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Raafushi Wall

Northern Region, Maldives

The top of the reef is 10-15 feet (3-5 meters) deep. Expect nudibranchs, and redtoothed triggerfish with their distinctive red teeth that look like incisors. As you navigate the reef’s long crack, you might see a nocturnal nurse shark having a snooze.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 20

Kehaadhoo Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Divers can expect to spot both Manta rays and sharks at this dive site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Kahdhoo Wall

Northern Region, Maldives

Many species can be spotted at this site, including Napoleon Wrasses, Turtles, Groupers, Eagle rays and Moray eels.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Alifushi Beru

Northern Region, Maldives

At this site, you may be able to spot Bannerfish, Napoleon Wrasses, Turtles, Groupers, Eagle Rays, Moray Eels Baa Manta Rays and Sharks.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Ifuru Thila

Northern Region, Maldives

Bannerfish, Napoleon Wrasses, Turtles, Groupers, Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, Manta Rays and Sharks can be expected to be seen here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Fushifaru Thila

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

The thila, with lovely soft corals, sits in the centre of a broad channel and attracts mantas, eagle rays, sharks, grouper, sweetlips and turtles. Cleaner wrasse abound on the thila, which is a Protected Marine Area.

  • Min Dives:
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Komandhoo haa

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

The waters around Komandoo offer an incredible amount of fish life.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Goidhoo

Northern Region, Maldives

The island abounds with unique marine life. Divers will enjoy the chance to look at rays, dolphins, whale sharks and sea turtles at arm’s length.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Maroshi Thila

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Sharks can be expected to be seen at this site, such as guitar sharks.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Gaafaru Atoll

Male Atoll, Maldives

Gaafaru Atoll is a small island on the important shipping route, which is surrounded by numerous shipwrecks. The main dive sites around here are the SS Seagull (a giant sunken steamship with an anchor at 6m/20ft, boilers and stern at 30m/98ft), Lady Christine (a sunken iron vessel with a drop down at 50m/164ft, overhangs and caves) and Erlangen (almost intact shipwreck with the hull at 50m/164ft).

The best season for diving at Gaafaru Atoll (Maldives) is from January to May, while June is usually not recommended. The water temperature averages 27-28C/81-82F, and the air is generally 29-31C/84-88F.

The shipwrecks of the Gaafaru Atoll dive sites serve as home to nurse sharks, Napoleon wrasses, moray eels, rays, grouper, and lots of crustaceans. Sometimes divers may even spot a hawksbill turtle.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 55m
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10 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
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10 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
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10 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
10 Nights 10 Nights - North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £2050
10 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
10 Nights 10 Nights - North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1994
31 Aug 2019
7 Sep 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
31 Aug 2019
7 Sep 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
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7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Double & Twin Cabins £1253
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Double & Twin Cabins £1253
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip l - North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights) Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
5 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
7 Nights Manta Trip ll - North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights) Double & Twin Cabins £1253
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
26 Oct 2019
2 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
26 Oct 2019
2 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
26 Oct 2019
2 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
26 Oct 2019
2 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
2 Nov 2019
9 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1869
2 Nov 2019
9 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1790
2 Nov 2019
9 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1580
2 Nov 2019
9 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1553
9 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1553
9 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1580
9 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1790
9 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1869
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1869
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1790
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1580
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1553
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1553
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1580
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1790
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1869
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
14 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
14 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
14 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
14 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Double & Twin Cabins £1253
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1279
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Deluxe Double Cabin £1437
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights 7 Nights - North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £1516
28 Dec 2019
7 Jan 2020
10 Nights 10 Nights - North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - South Male Suite (2 People Sharing) £2163
28 Dec 2019
7 Jan 2020
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28 Dec 2019
7 Jan 2020
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