Maldives

Sprawled across the Equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean is the unspoiled tropical jewel called the Maldives. The Maldives consist of 1190 islands with 26 major atolls strewn across an area of 500 miles by 75 miles. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited and 87 of those have been developed as resorts.

The Maldives are an unforgettable and marvelous part of the world and a very special place for divers and people who love the sea. Whale sharks, normally an elusive species, are not uncommon as they migrate from the waters of Thailand to S.W. India.

There are three distinctly different types of scuba diving in the Maldives: inside the atolls, outside the atolls and inside the channels or passes, which is where the currents are strongest, and you'll find the greatest congregation of fish life. Most intriguing are the cleaning stations, found around every corner and under every ledge. Groupers, Snappers, Surgeon-fish, Eels, Parrot-fish, even Giant Napoleon Wrasse park casually in corners, oblivious to all, (including cameras) while armies of wrasse, shrimp and other assorted cleaners pick at debris in their open gills and cavernous mouths.

 

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Maldives Resorts

Angsana Ihuru Resort

Angsana Ihuru Resort is a true island paradise. Surrounded by turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, you can spend your days relaxing on the beach, diving a nearby shipwreck or snorkeling on the house reef.

You have the option to choose between a Beachfront Villa or a Beachfront Jet Pool Villa. The Beachfront Villa is decorated with jazzy wall art, bursts of color, and quality furnishings. The Beachfront Jet Pool Villa has a spectacular location facing the beach.

Perfect for beginner & experienced divers, Angsana Ihuru PADI training center on-site. If you prefer to stay on top of the water, you can challenge yourself with a variety of sea sport activities that include Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, reef fishing, sports fishing, fun tubing and wakeboarding.

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Bandos Island Resort

A beautiful coral island situated about 4 miles from Male International Airport. Bandos Island Resort offers 225 rooms discretely tucked away in lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by palm trees and white sandy beaches. The natural splendor is complemented by the modern amenities of the resort, which ensure that your stay is both comfortable and memorable.

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Hulhule Island Hotel

Hulhule Island Hotel is the gateway to this beautiful paradise. Nestled in a lush and tropical landscape, the hotel is just a five minute walk from Maldives International Airport and 10 minutes by boat to the capital city Male.

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Mirihi Island Resort

In the warm waters of the azure Indian Ocean lies a tropical dream island – Mirihi Island Resort. Combining modern and traditional elements, Mirihi is located in the South Ari Atoll, reachable from Male on a 30-minute picturesque seaplane flight. Due to its size and limited number of Villas, Mirihi is considered as being one of the smallest islands in the Maldives.

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Maldives Aggressor II

The Maldives Aggressor II is a 135-foot vessel offering year-round itineraries to three “thrilling” areas. The ‘Best of the Maldives’ offers seven and ten-nights charters with four different itineraries that include areas of: North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu and Rasdhoo which includes spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles and world-famous night dives. You will embark and disembark from Male.

The ‘Far South’ area offers seven-night charters, mostly includes channel dives, wrecks, cleaning stations, coral gardens. Dive sites may include South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhoo, Foammulah, and Addu. You can expect to see mostly pelagic fauna, reef sharks, whale sharks, oceanic mantas, tiger sharks, eagle rays, marco, beautiful overhangs with soft corals, schools of reef fish and hammerheads.

The third area, ‘Southern Hemisphere’, offers both seven and ten-night charters with three different itineraries to choose from. Some places you will visit are South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Laamu, Thaa, Huvadoo, Foammulah and Addu. This itinerary will include mostly channel dives and offers exciting marine life such as pelagics, reef sharks, whale sharks, oceanic mantas and occasionally tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks. Guests will either board the boat in Male and end in Addu or board in Addu and end in Male.

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MV Carpe Novo Explorer

The M/V Carpe Novo Explorer is a 140-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, accommodating up to 22 passengers, offering 11, 10 and 7-night itineraries which change depending on the season.

When diving, you will find that the reefs of the Maldives are teeming with life, both large and small. It's not unusual to find sleeping white tip reef sharks during the day dives and then see them hunting at night. Though probably best known for the larger pelagic creatures like whale sharks, mantas, sea turtles and many other species of sharks, the reefs are also home to a surprising number of fish varieties

Three dives are conducted daily directly from a 60-foot dhoni, which is fully equipped with a bathroom, hot-water showers and air and nitrox compressors.

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MV Carpe Vita Explorer

The M/V Carpe Vita Explorer is a 20-passenger, 125-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, providing guests with an exceptional and luxurious yachting experience. With large, hotel-style staterooms, hot tub and unmatched open-air comfort the Carpe Vita offers 10 and 7-night itineraries which change depending on the season.

This vessel has 10 cabins, all offer a private bath and shower, separately controlled air-conditioning and plenty of storage space. The 2 upper deck cabins are very large with a king bed or two super singles and study area; the 2 main deck cabins can also accommodate 2 individuals with two super singles or a couple in 1 king bed; the 6 lower deck cabins offer a queen bed and a twin bed.

Four dives daily are conducted daily directly from a 60-foot dhoni, which is fully equipped with a bathroom, hot-water showers and air and nitrox compressors.

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