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Magical maldives

he Maldives is known for its stunningly beautiful landscape, with small islands surrounded by colorful lagoons, sandy beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. Located far from any continent, the Maldives boasts a unique marine ecosystem, with seasonal ocean currents bringing in nutrient-rich waters that support a diverse array of marine life. The channels created by these currents, known as Kandu, serve as a hub for marine life and are responsible for the Maldives’ rich biodiversity. With such a unique environment, the Maldives offers a one-of-a-kind adventure for those seeking to explore the beauty of the ocean.

Explore

At Scuba Dive Adventures we offer a unique and personalised travel service that sets us apart in the diving industry. Our bespoke adventures are carefully crafted to cater to your individual preferences and desires taking you on exhilarating journeys to the all corners of the world. Our passion for creating unforgettable experiences is evident in every trip we plan. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your adventure is truly unique and unforgettable.

Travel

At Scuba Dive Adventures we have created a unique brand and culture that permeates every aspect of our business. We are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our clients from our unparalleled customer service and top quality liveaboards, to our carefully selected global destinations. Our focus on safety, agility and adventure allows us to push boundaries and set high standards in the diving industry. Join us for an unforgettable journey that exceeds your expectations at every turn.

Adventure

At Scuba Dive Adventures we are committed to sustainable travel, wildlife conservation and supporting local communities. We believe that responsible exploration of the oceans is crucial and strive to promote and preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of the underwater world. Our passion for the ocean is reflected in our core values, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities we visit. Join us in our mission to protect our oceans for generations to come.

Cruise Highlights

Best of the maldives

The “Best of the Maldives” liveaboard diving trip is the ultimate experience for divers who want to explore the most famous and stunning dive sites in Male and Ari Atolls. You’ll get to discover the best sites for channel, drift, and pinnacle diving where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter a range of mesmerizing marine life, including mantas, whale sharks, and many other species.

We offer a flexible itinerary that allows you to explore this underwater paradise at any time of the year. Our goal is to give you a mix of big fish dives, such as shark and manta encounters, as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays, and macro life. You’ll have the chance to get up close to the cleaning stations and observe the locals without disturbing them.

Rasdhoo Madivaru – North Ari Atoll

Located at the corner of the channel into the atoll, Rasdhoo Madivaru Corner is a world-renowned dive site that has earned its place as a must-visit for experienced divers in the Maldives. The reef formation found here is one of the most spectacular and intricate in Ari Atoll. One of the highlights of this dive is the awe-inspiring sight of hammerhead sharks emerging in large groups just before sunrise. During the early hours, divers can also witness dolphins, dog tooth tunas, and schools of black snapper at the reef edge. Whitetip reef sharks, pelagics, trevallys, little tunas, jacks, ribbon eels, fish leaves tunas, Napoleon wrasse, and barracudas are just some of the many species that you can observe in this mesmerising dive site.

Fish Head – North Ari

Fish Head, also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, is a stunning example of a thila – a large, isolated flat top reef that rises sharply from the inner atoll floor. The reef starts at 40m to 50m depth and comes up to around 10m from the surface. This dive site is a paradise for shark lovers as it’s one of the best spots to see them. The site features a series of caves and overhangs, where thousands of blueline snapper can be seen against a backdrop of black coral. Experience the thrill of diving amongst the many species that call this site home, including trevallys, barracudas, and Napoleon wrasse. With excellent underwater visibility, this dive site is a must-visit for any diver in the Maldives.

Maaya Thila – North Ari Atoll

One of the most well-known dive sites is Maaya Thila, which is a pinnacle about 30 meters in diameter, revealing an abundance of sharks and fish. A night dive from our sheltered moorings here is an absolute must! We’ll also make it our mission to find whale sharks and give you the opportunity to snorkel with them, as long as they’re around. Join us for an unforgettable dive experience in the Maldives!

 

Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll

Nestled within a channel, this vibrant reef is teeming with an incredible array of marine creatures, thanks to the nutrient-rich currents that flow through its waters. Soft corals flourish here, creating a colorful backdrop for the diverse fish life and invertebrates that call this reef home. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of majestic sea turtles gliding gracefully through the water, as well as the occasional appearance of sharks and eagle rays along the reef slope.

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Safari Liveaboard

Emperor Serenity

Embark on an unparalleled diving adventure aboard the MV Emperor Serenity in the Maldives. This chic and modern liveaboard comfortably accommodates up to 26 guests across 13 cabins. The lower deck features 8 double-bed cabins, while the main and upper decks each boast 2 suites with a king-size bed, a single bed, and breathtaking ocean vistas. Each stateroom offers individually controlled AC, private en-suite bathrooms, ample storage space, and convenient charging ports.

The main deck hosts a spacious indoor air-conditioned salon equipped with a TV and entertainment system, leading out to an inviting outdoor terrace and lounge area. Savor buffet-style meals featuring a variety of local and international delicacies in the indoor dining room. The expansive sun deck provides a partially covered area and numerous loungers for relaxation.

Scuba diving adventures with the M/V Emperor Serenity are facilitated by a large, fully equipped diving Dhoni, ensuring ample space onboard and swift access to prime dive sites. Enjoy complimentary Nitrox, supported by 4 professional dive guides and a crew of 13 experienced and amiable staff dedicated to crafting an unforgettable Maldives diving experience. Typically spanning 7 nights, itineraries showcase the ‘Best of the Maldives,’ encompassing Rasdhoo Atoll, North and South Ari, and North and South Male Atolls, offering encounters with majestic marine life including sharks, mantas, turtles, morays, and an abundance of macro wonders.

Trips aboard Emperor liveaboards include all port and park fees, complimentary Nitrox, and even free wine, with no additional charges for itinerary or fuel surcharges. Transparent pricing ensures what you see is what you pay, guaranteeing a hassle-free and rewarding diving getaway.

Book your trip of a lifetime

£2699

16th-23rd March 2025

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy with standard cabin. Upgrades are available. The package includes 7 nights full board accommodation on vessel,  internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water. Nitrox is also included. 

Please note that international flights, non-specified activities, and tips/gratuities are not included. Single supplements may apply.Please be advised that all activities and launch times are subject to change due to local environmental conditions, and the order in which they are conducted may also change.

For more information or to book this fabulous Scuba Adventure, please contact the Scuba Dive Adventures team at 0113 4508606 or sales@scubadiveadventures.co.uk

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Sharks

In the Maldives, there are between 25 to 30 different species of sharks that inhabit the surrounding waters. Among these, there are several common species that you are most likely to encounter during your visit. These include:

  1. Blacktip Reef Sharks – These sharks are typically found near coral reefs and feed on small schooling fish and crustaceans.

  2. Whitetip Reef Sharks – Similar to blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks also inhabit coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in the shallow coastal waters of the Maldives.

  3. Grey Reef Shark – The abundance of coral reefs in the Maldives makes it an ideal habitat for the grey reef shark and other species of reef sharks.

  4. Tiger Sharks – Some parts of the Maldives have a large permanent population of tiger sharks, including the Fuhvamulah atoll, which is believed to have up to 200 adults.

  5. Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks – With their distinctive T-shaped heads, these sharks are easily recognizable and can be found in the Maldives.

  6. Whale Shark – The largest species of shark in the world, whale sharks are gentle giants that can grow up to 60 feet long.

  7. Nurse Shark – Measuring around 6 feet long, nurse sharks are commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the Pacific Ocean.

  8. Thresher Shark – Although usually found in open waters, thresher sharks can sometimes be seen close to the island of Fuvahmulah in the Maldives, where they visit a cleaning station.

Aside from these species, there are also other sharks that you may encounter, such as the zebra shark (also known as the leopard shark), the guitar shark (a type of ray), and the silky shark (commonly seen around deepwater reefs, sometimes diving to depths up to 1,600 feet).

 

Diving

Liveaboard

Liveaboard diving is widely regarded as the ultimate way to experience an unforgettable diving vacation. For many seasoned divers, this type of adventure is essential for exploring remote destinations, such as Costa Rica’s Cocos Islands or The Galapagos Islands. Liveaboard charters offer the unique opportunity to explore vast areas and dive different parts of a country, such as the Maldives or Raja Ampat.

A liveaboard is a purpose-built scuba diving vessel or an existing boat that has been adapted to cater to divers. These trips typically last longer than one night, with the average duration being 7 nights. Liveaboard boats can host between 12 and 30 divers, although smaller and larger vessels are also available. Most liveaboard packages include diving, food, and drinks.

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Beaches

The Maldives boasts some of the most stunningly beautiful beaches in the world, making it the perfect romantic getaway for couples seeking a relaxing holiday. The crystal-clear waters are so blue and so inviting that they will take your breath away. While honeymooners flock to these idyllic shores, anyone looking for a soothing escape will find themselves enchanted by the natural beauty of the Maldives.

The islands themselves are surrounded by powdery white sand that seems to blend perfectly with the lush tropical vegetation. The exquisite natural beauty of these islands attracts tourists from all corners of the world, drawn by the promise of an unforgettable vacation.

The beaches in the Maldives are nestled amongst breathtaking coral islands, providing a perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable memories with your loved one. Whether you want to dive into the sparkling waters or simply relax and soak up the sun on the beach, the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from December to April. The light rains and low humidity during this period provide the ideal climate for a blissful and comfortable beach vacation.

The tranquil and serene atmosphere of the beaches in the Maldives is simply unparalleled, and the experience of strolling along the shore under the warm sunshine while taking in the picturesque views is truly remarkable. A trip to the Maldives promises to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and with memories to last a lifetime.