Maldives 2014

Date: 4 - 11 October 2014
Duration: 8 days


Everything you need to know about the LOB
We found a boat called the Maldives Princess. It is one of the most luxurious boats in operation at the moment. And the best time to dive Maldives is Aug - Oct. And we were told that Manta Vortex in Hanifuru Bay happened most likely happen during the full moon, hence 4 - 11 October 2014.

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The liveaboard (LOB) package would be approximately USD1850 per pax for 7 night LOB. (Others are charging around USD2500 for the same trip)

Here are the inclusion of the trip as emailed to us by Maldives Princess:
- 3 dives a day or depends on the route or crossing channel time
- 3 meals a day
- 24 hour coffee or tea with light biscuit
- weight and weight belt
- unlimited mineral water (no extra charge)
- BBQ dinner on island (depends on weather)
- free nitrox for certified divers

- flights from mother country
- soft drinks and alcohol
- crew tipping
- 8% government tax

And since we plan to catch the Manta Vortex in Hanifaru bay, we will get a chance to snorkel (no diving) with hundreds of Mantas. Google: Manta Vortex to see images. Hanifaru bay is a bit of detour from the normal course and it will take an 8 hour channel crossing to do this. So we will lose a couple of dives on that day and there is a USD100 per person surcharge that includes a one time entrance to the marine park. The manta vortex only happens during the months starting Aug - Oct.

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