The Magnificent Maldives
February 24 – March 7, 2018 (Live Aboard Dates)
Trip of a LIFETIME!
Special Shark Itinerary Into the Pristine Deep South!
Stunning Beaches, Crystal Blue Water, Teaming with Marine Life…. This is a “Bucket List” destination for divers! We are going back and this time for the Special “Deep South Shark Itinerary” covering the atolls into the pristine far south! Although the Maldives are known for stunning beaches and crystal blue waters of the tropics, it is life beneath the water’s surface that beckons divers to come to the magnificent Maldives. The Maldive Island Atolls have beautiful hard and soft coral sea mounts and reefs, but it is also the ABUNDANCE of fish life that sets it apart from other dive destinations, especially the BIG Pelagics…Mantas, Whale Sharks, Sharks, Turtles, Dolphins and so much more! The Maldives are teaming with life LARGE and SMALL, and divers encounter many different species found in few other places. We are almost guaranteed manta and whale shark sitings! Also, this “Far South” itinerary is especially made to get away from the busier northern areas and into areas where currents are at their strongest and visibility at its best. With that comes the best chance to enjoy the abundance of sharks the Maldives has to offer. Rarer marine life is also possible in these areas, including thresher and tiger sharks and the mola molas (sunfish)! Advanced diver certification, at least 100 logged dives, and experience with currents is required for this itinerary. Watch the Special Maldives Itinerary video.
Beautiful Accommodations on board the New Live Aboard!
The beautiful new Carpe Novo, a 125 ft custom dive yacht with a 60 ft Dhoni tender dive boat is from where we’ll dive. The Carpe Novo will provide guests with a luxurious vacation, with large, hotel-style staterooms with AC, suites or regular staterooms, and open air comfort. Every dive is preceded and followed by delicious food! Local fare, combined with gourmet dishes, desserts like banana and pineapple fritters and homemade brownies with freshly made whipped cream make it almost impossible to say ‘no.’ You could easily maintain a very healthy diet on board Carpe Novo, if you needed/wanted to, with lots of fresh vegetables prepared in tasty ways, even soy dishes! So much variety!
Your Vacation Includes:
- 12 days/11 Nights on board the luxurious MV Carpe Novo, part of the Explorer Ventures Fleet
- Round-Trip Airport Transfers on the date of arrival and departure and Most Taxes
- Double Occupancy Stateroom
- Up to 3 Dives Daily
- 3 Delicious Meals Daily and Snacks, with open air dining
- Fully equipped main bar offering you a wide variety of spirits, wines, liquors, cocktails and beer (Alcohol Extra, but reasonable)
- Guest Lounge, Sundecks with Shaded Areas
- 2 Outdoor Fresh Hot Water Showers
- Nitrox Available
- 14 professional, knowledgeable crew members
- Group T-Shirt from Dive and Travel Adventures
- Group Leader, Heather Bloom, Dive and Travel Adventures
Based on double occupancy, MV Carpe Novo Live Aboard: 1 upper junior suite left – 2 spaces, $3949 pp – and 0 lower deck space left, $3619 pp. Roommates available. A non-refundable $500 deposit needed to reserve your spot. Booking Airfare when available from any departure city at approximately $1200 – $2000 pp. Air Miles may be used. Not included: International Airfare, Luggage Fees, Nitrox, fuel surcharge, bed tax of $6 pp/night, domestic one way flight to Addu, alcohol, and dive master gratuities.
Add On inclusions are subject to change. Payment Schedule. Dive Insurance Needed. Trip Insurance advised at 6% of the cost of your vacation.
Only 22 spaces available and WE ARE SOLD OUT. Please ask for the waiting list! Reserve Your space now! Welcome Aboard!