10/24/2020 - 11/06/2020

Maldives

Abundant marine life

Where we are diving

With over 1,100 tiny islands in the Indian ocean, the Maldives offer some of the most scenic seascapes on earth and is one of the most spectacular dive destinations in the world. You’ll be amazed by schools of grey reef sharks, undisturbed manta rays dancing among divers, underwater caves covered by colored soft corals and gorgonians, and giant Napoleon fish. Dives will include drift diving with pelagic fish, shallow coral pinnacles, night diving with bioluminescent phytoplankton, and ocean passes with strong currents. Megan Oswald is our Trip Leader.

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Where we are staying

The luxurious Duke of York yacht is ideal for a fantastic sea adventure. It’s over 110 feet long and 35 feet wide, with four levels and a Dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat used for diving, snorkeling, and to land on desert islands. It includes 11 cabins, a spacious outdoor dining area, an air-conditioned indoor saloon with bar, and three decks to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored. 3G wifi is available.

Price

  • $4,360 per diver
  • Group airfare pricing available December 2019

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $1,000 due July 1, 2019
  • $1,000 due November 1, 2019
  • $1,000 due February 1, 2020
  • Full payment due July 1, 2020

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Seasonal weather

The average high temperature is 84°F and the average low temperature is 77°F. The average water temperature is 82°F.

What prior travelers say

“The Maldives was on my bucket list and did not disappoint. On my checkout dive I was surprised by three Thresher sharks! And it only got better, huge gorgonian coral heads, thousands of banner fish, hundreds of sharks, a Napoleon wrasse as big as me, and octopus everywhere. I can’t wait to go back!”

– Megan O.

What’s included

  • 10 nights aboard the Duke of York
  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • Nitrox
  • 2 sunset fishing trips
  • BBQ beach dinner
  • 2 glasses of wine at dinner
  • All meals and snacks

What’s not included

  • Airfare, Diventures will assist with group airfare December 2019
  • Dive insurance (required)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Recommended courses

  • Deep Diving
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography

Recommended equipment

  • Reef hook and surface marker buoy required
  • SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera
  • SeaLife Sea Dragon 2000 camera light

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