One week safari, starting and ending at Hulumale /Malè.
We start our cruise northward and according to the season we will moor for the night on the eastern or western edge of the Atoll.
Male North Atoll has beautiful dives in “thilas” which are covered with soft corals and are home to many different kind of reef fish in big schools. According to the seasonal monsoon, both sides of the atoll offer terrific manta points, where there always are good chances to spot manta rays on cleaning stations all year round. We keep cruising towards Lhaviyani Atoll passing through the small Gaafaru Atoll, renowned for its wrecks (Lady Christine, Erlangen, SS Seagull). The shape and the peculiar position of Lhaviyani Atoll features oceanic channel dives either on the east and on the west side, giving us the chance to dive with “in-coming currents” in both monsoon Seasons to spot any kind of pelagic fish, including grey reef sharks. During summer time the beautiful marine protected area of Fushifaru Thilas attract many manta rays. There will be stops at unspoiled local fishing villages where it will be possible to experience the real rhythm of Maldivian life. Upon return to North Male, on the second last day it will be possible to visit the city of Malè.
One week safari starting and ending at Hulumale / Malè.
We start our cruise northward and -according to the season- we will moor for the night on the eastern or western edge of the Atoll.
Male North Atoll has beautiful dives in “thilas” which are covered with soft corals and are home to many different kind of reef fish in big schools. We keep cruising toward Baa Atoll passing through the small Gaafaru Atoll, renowned for its wrecks (Lady Christine, Erlangen, SS Seagull). Since Baa Atoll does not have many touristic resorts, it is still possible to find many uninhabited islands with beautiful coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. As far as diving is concerned, here we can find very peculiar dive sites characterized by the abundance of hard and soft corals. North-East in Bathalaa Kandu it is possible to spot the rare pink coral (Distichopora Violacea) and in the marine protected area of Dhigali Haa Thila, covered with beautiful soft corals and black coral bushes, we can encounter pelagic fish such as jacks, barracudas and also grey reef sharks. But the highlight of the atoll is Hanifaru Bay. Here, from May to November, an exceptional concentration of kreel attracts hundreds of mantas for feeding and often some whale sharks also feed among them. There will be stops at fishing villages and, upon return to North Male, on the second last day it will be possible to visit the city of Malè.
Extreme North - From Male to Haa
10-days or 2-week safari starting and ending at Hulumale / Malè.
We start our cruise north-westward, mooring for the night in Rasfari Lagoon. The morning after we dive the oceanic reef of the Island and afterwards we keep cruising northward to reach Baa Atoll. Here we will find very peculiar dive sites characterized by the abundance of any kind of hard and soft corals. But the highlight of the atoll is Hanifaru Lagoon. From May to November, an exceptional concentration of kreel attracts hundreds of mantas for feeding and often some whale sharks also feed among them.
We keep cruising north-eastward to reach Lhaviyani Atoll, whose shape and particular position features oceanic channel dives either on the east and on the west side, giving us the chance to dive with “in-coming currents” in both monsoon seasons to spot any kind of pelagic fish including grey reef sharks. During summer time, the marine protected area of Fushifaru Thila becomes a spectacular manta point. But the cruise will go farther north across Noonu and Shaviyani atolls, vast areas only recently open to tourism with lots of dive sites to discover! Beautiful Thilas with overhangs and caves, soft corals, eagle rays, giant groupers and occasionally grey reef sharks. Throughout the cruise it will be possible to visit fishing villages and beautiful uninhabited islands.
A one week cruise with tours to five different atolls eastwards of the archipelago: North and South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku. A wonderful cruise that you can decide to take in any period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey reef sharks, white fin sharks or manta rays, according to the season. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing therefore South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.
You will get the opportunity to relax on wonderful beaches and desert islands, while those who are looking for great emotions will be satisfied by the stops nearby the channels of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku. On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive the atoll of South Male.
It is also possible to visit Male city on the last day.
A two weeks trip with stays on the central atolls - North and South Male, Rasdhoo, Ari - with the opportunity of sighting sharks and manta rays on the various diving points, while travelling East-West through the archipelago. Heading towards Rasdhoo and diving in Rasdhoo-Madivaru, in search for hammerhead sharks.
Navigation will then proceed towards North Ari, and, crossing the atoll lengthwise, we will touch the most beautiful and rich in life thilas of the Maldives, searching for whale sharks. Frequent landings on desert islands, beaches and fishermen’s islands, are one of the reasons for which those who really know the Maldives appreciate this cruise. We will head back to the eastern edge, navigating through South Male, with a stop at Guraidhoo.
It is also possible to visit Male city on the last day.
A cruise that will reveal six different atolls (North & South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku, South Ari), departure and return from/to Hulhule airport island. Heading South straight away, sailing within the Eastern edge channels, among which Emboodhoo Kandu, Cocoa and Guraidhoo Kandu, Devana Kandu, Fotteyo, Rakeedho Corner, Vattaru and Mulaku Kandu. From here we’ll cruise the inner portion of the atoll heading to the Southern edge of Ari Atoll, where we will attempt the famous whale shark watching at Maamigili ocean reef. We will then sail northwards through the atoll, without neglecting beaches, desert islands, sandbanks. After the must-see destinations -the most famous thilas, we head back to North Male. On second to last day it will be possible to visit the Capital, Male.
A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport. Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight staying; we will then transit through the atoll of Rasdhoo (whose main island is the chief town of North Ari). Here, you will be given the opportunity to dive in search for hammerhead sharks.
Navigation will then continue towards North Ari, not far away, trying to sight the devil rays (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. Moreover, there will be many stops on desert islands and in some of the “thilas”, that attract divers from all over the world. On the second last day navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo - the most famous fishermen’s island of the Maldives - and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to sight sharks and big pelagic fish.
It is also possible to visit Male city on the last day.
MALE – LAAMU
Arrival at Hulule/Male airport and weigh anchors towards the southern part of the archipelago, visiting six different atolls (South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku, Thaa and Laamu) in a week. The long lengths of navigation will be interspersed with thrilling dives in channels, which are the focus of this trip.
From Guraidhoo area we will head down towards Alimathà, Rakeedhoo, Vattaru and Mulaku Kandu, then on to Thaa with its less-known passes. Sailing on further south through Vadinolhu Kandu we will reach Laamu; the cruise will then head towards the final destinations of the picturesque Fushi and Maabaidhoo Kandu.
Last day visit to the island of Gan, then departure from Kaddhoo airport on a domestic flight to Male.
In the high season, arrival at Kadeddhoo (Huvadhoo) airport with domestic flight from Male, then week-long stay in Suvadiva, the second largest atoll in the world (by surface area). Internal crossing from the west to the east coast of about 3 hours, navigating among the various passes – which are all very close to each other – and enjoying the fascinating seascapes of intact coral and large schools of pelagic fish which abound in this area. As well as diving, snorkeling also offers an exciting experience to get in touch with nature, which will provide thrilling memories from the first to the last day of holiday.
Sharks (whitetips, grey reef but also zebras and tigers), barracudas and jacks will commonly accompany our dives; the barbecue on the beach will be an unforgettable experience. As well as passes, the dives will visit reefs and the various ‘thilas’ in all their majestic beauty, both during the day and in night-time dives or snorkeling. Departure from Kadeddhoo on another domestic flight to Male, before boarding the international flight.
Arrival at Kaddhoo airport on a domestic flight from Male. Two nights in Laamu atoll, to visit the best dive sites in the area (Mabaidhoo, Funaidhoo..) and then cross onto Suvadiva atoll –second largest atoll on the planet- to spend the rest of the week around the breathtaking Eastern edge with its incredible channel dives, rich in fish in large quantity and stunning dimensions. Suvadiva atoll is definitely famous for the amount of pelagic fish, it is not rare to encounter sailfish and marlins (which please not only divers, but also fishing fans), green turtles, quite rare in the Northern atolls, and the beauty of the channels themselves, not only on the oceanic drop-offs, but also in the inner walls, where amazing encounters are always possible. The dive truly never ends! Being all dive destinations quite close to one another, sailing time is rather neglectable, and we have daily chances to land on desert islands, sandbanks and beaches. The beach barbecue night is very special aswell, a poorly colonized atoll offers incredibly starry skies and being that South we can spot galaxies and stars from both Hemisphere skies.
On the last day visit of the island of Viligili, where the fish factory creates an amazing divesite, and early morning departure to Male from Kadeddhoo aiport.
EXTREME SOUTH THE BEST SEVEN Male - Laamu - Huvadhoo
Departure from the Hulule/Male airport, two-weeks sailing through South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku, Thaa and Laamu to the atoll of Huvadhoo (Suvadiva), which can only be reached with favourable weather conditions (mid-winter). The destinations included in this trip will satisfy all those who wish to visit remote places far from the more commercial destinations.
Fun will be guaranteed for both snorkelers and divers (but fishing enthusiasts too), by the beautiful and extremely diversified landscapes: channels, desert islands, sandbanks, islands inhabited by friendly and spontaneous people, trail bait fishing.. all these elements will give you unforgettable memories.
On the last day departure from the national airport of Kadeddhoo to Male.