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Dive Conditions:

Water Temp: 80-86˚  

Visibility: 50-100’

Wetsuit: 1mm-3mm

 

Best Time of Travel:

Year-round

 

Maldives

 

The Maldives Islands lie Southwest of India. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna, fascinates visitors as it has for thousands of years. There are three distinctly different types of diving: 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, Surgeonfish, Eels, Parrotfish, 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. The big attraction, however, are the schools of fish that patrol the reefs in colorful packs: Humpback and Black and White Snappers, Trevally Jacks, Barracuda, Batfish, Unicornfish, Yellowback Fusiliers and Harlequin Sweetlips almost comical in design. The reef's larger inhabitants, including sharks, rays and occasionally even Whale Sharks, are often seen cruising in the blue.

 

CHARTERS INCLUDE:

• Accommodations aboard the yacht
• Diving • Compressed air tanks, weights & weight belts
• Airport and/or Hotel transfers on day of charter
• All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine (We are happy to accommodate most special dietary requests)

 

CHARTERS DO NOT INCLUDE:

• Airfare (international and domestic)
• Insurance
• Equipment rentals
• Nitrox fills
• Certification or specialty courses
• Hotel stays/day rooms
• Dinner on final evening
• Crew gratuity
• Port/park fees and/or taxes (when applicable) • Airport Transfers (Some yachts do include)
 

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M/V CARPE VITA EXPLORER

 

The M/V Carpe Vita Explorer, began service in February 2011 and is a very luxurious addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet! This new 20-passenger, 125-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 61-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender). It provides guests with an exceptional and luxurious yachting experience, large, hotel-style staterooms, hot tub and unmatched open-air comfort! The reefs of the Maldives are teeming with life and divers encounter many different species found in few other places. There are lion fish, anemone fish, octopus as well as many species of moray eels. The Maldives are also known for the big animals. Whale sharks, mantas, and dolphins are often seen and sea turtles are seen on almost every dive. It's not unusual to find sleeping white tip reef sharks during the day dives and then see them hunting at night. The dive guides are very good at finding rare creatures like blue ribbon eels, frog fish and scorpion fish. The coral reefs in the Maldives are healthy and colorful with schools of beautiful tropical fish in abundance.

 

Packages Include:

•7 nights/8 days or 10 nights/11 days aboard the vessel

•3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks

•Up to 4 dives daily

•Towels, linen, etc.

•Use of tanks, weights and belts

•All air fills

•Same day transfers

•Good & services tax

•Non-alcoholic beverages and 2 glasses of beer or wine with dinner

 

Packages Do Not Include:

•Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges

•Crew gratuities

•Trip cancellation & Dive insurance

•Port/hotel taxes

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S/Y SIREN MALDIVES 

 

Aboard the S/Y Maldives Siren we welcome up to 14 guests aboard each trip. This ensures abundant space for all guests. However, she has the facilities and ample room to host up to 16 guests on special charters. Liveaboard diving in the Maldives, with crystal clear warm water and stunning island scenery, is an easy appeal to divers of all levels. Siren Fleet 10-night liveaboard diving safaris allow you to explore the Maldivian atolls at the best of the seasons. The often tiny island are surrounded by over 3,000 coral reefs that support a wide variety of marine life, making the Maldives one of the richest diving coral reef areas. The free-flowing tides of the monsoons bring with them nutrient rich waters that support life from the smallest creature to the largest fish - the whale shark. Sightings of large pelagic sharks, manta and eagle rays, schooling fish and plenty of small crustaceans, molluscs and echinoderms keeps the diving here interesting and no two liveaboard diving trips will be alike.

Charter includes:

◦Essential dive equipment of Aqua Lung Wave BCD, Calypso regulator, 3mm shorty wetsuit, mask & fins. We have a large variety of sizes for all aboardeach of our yachts.

◦All meals, refreshments & snacks such as coffee, tea, herbal tea, cocoa, fresh water, carbonated soft drinks fruit juice, fresh fruit & cookies.

◦Free local brand beer.

◦Free Nitrox fills for all Nitrox divers!

 

Charter excludes:

◦International & domestic flights

◦Hotel accommodation either side of the cruise

◦Local transfers to & from the yacht to/from the local airport*

◦Marine Park & Port Fees

 

Optional Extras that may be purchased whilst onboard:

◦Wine, Cocktails & Spirits,

◦Massages & Laundry

◦PADI dive courses.

*For some itineraries the local transfers are included. Please check with our reservations team. 

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