Sachika Maldives

16-23Dec17 now only from $1744 per person !

Sachika is without doubt one of the finest liveaboards in the Maldives. She sails from the capital of Male for her one week liveaboard safaris around North and south Male atoll, Ari atoll and Vaavu atoll experiencing the best diving in the Maldives. Sachika has 10 cabins for 20 guests consisting of 3 suites, 1 junior suite, 4 standard double or twin cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is a fully equipped luxury cruising boat and is equipped with a dhoni (a traditional Maldivian vessel) used for diving the Maldives most amazing reefs and to keep all the tanks and compressors separate so you are not bothered by the noise.

Catering to Clients from all over the world she offers diving in the Maldives but also has a full itinerary for non-divers of islands visits, snorkelling, fishing and treks so whether you dive or not if you are looking to sail the Maldives in style then this is the boat for you.

Sachika - prices

Prices are per person and in USD based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

Cabin type 2017 2018
Suite from US$ 1,890 from US$ 1,890
Junior suite from US$ 1,798 from US$ 1,798
Standard from US$ 1,688 from US$ 1,688
  • For a single cabin, non sharing, please add 60%, if you are a single diver and happy to share with another diver of the same sex the price is as stated originally.
  • Triple share in the Junior suite or standard cabins is -10% on the above rates for the third person.
  • Triple share with teenager under 18 is -20% for the teenager
  • Triple share with child under 12 is -50% for the child
  • Non divers are charged the same price but non-diver guests can enjoy for free one of these special packages:

“Discover Scuba Diving”: you will live the adventure of “breathing underwater” and exploring the wonderful house reef with our instructor for 20-30 minutes at 5-10 m. depth - diving equipment included

or

“Spa treatment”: you will enjoy one 15-20 minutes massage treatment of your choice between head, back, face or feet, made by our professional Indian therapist in the relaxing atmosphere of our small spa room.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 scuba dives per day, included 1 night dive once a week (17 dives)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (in buffet style)
  • Mineral water, American coffee tea 24 hours self service in the restaurant (rooms minibar’s water and every * extra bottle of water are paid at prices stated in the price list)
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Maldivian GST 12%
  • Maldivian green tax $6 per person per night
  • Fishing
  • Trips to the local islands and to the desert islands
  • Trip to Male
  • 1 barbeque dinner on the beach
  • Accompanied daily snorkeling
  • Diving dhoni (with aluminum oxigen tanks 12 lt. and weights)
  • Dinghi (10 seats) with engine 50 hp

THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Flight ticket
  • Nitrox $70 per week
  • Drinks (apart from Mineral water, American coffee tea)
  • Massages
  • Diving courses
  • Diving equipment’s rent ($25 a day)
  • Extra diving beyond the 3 dives a day
  • Banana riding - Seascooter
  • Wi-Fi internet access (guest’s own laptop or mobile phone required)
  • Dinner with lobster (to be booked at least 1 week prior the beginning of the cruise)
  • Tips (we suggest 10 US$ per guest per day)
  • Transport from and to the airport in speed boat or air taxi in date out of the calendar beginning/end of the cruise
  • Everything not described in “The price includes”

DISCOUNTS (not available for full charter):

Third bed adults - 10% Third bed teenager (under 18 years old) - 20% Third bed child (under 12 years old) - 50%

Terms and conditions:

Individual bookings:
Booking deposit:
30% of booking is required within 7 days of booking - non refundable
70 % is due to 90 days prior to departure - non refundable.
Balance due 90 days before your trip departure date - non-refundable.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departured ate are payable in full at the time of booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Group charter:

Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due

Dive equipment rental charges

Items Rent per day Rent per week Loss or damage
Full set (Bcd,Reg,fins,mask, snorkel,wetsuit) 35 170  
Computer - (mandatory to have) 10 50 450
Torch / Lamp 10 50 400
Jackets (BCD) 10 50 400
Regulator 10 50 130
Fins / Mask / Snorkel 5 25 100
Shortie wetsuit (3mm) 10 40 180

Insurance is required for all divers..

PADI Dive course price list

PADI on-board diving course prices USD $
Discover scuba diving 75
Scuba diver 300*
Open water diver 450*
Advanced open water 270*
Rescue diver 500*
Speciality 100**
Bubble maker 150
  • plus certification expenses and course materials - Us$ 120

** plus certification expenses and course materials - US$ 50

Ayurvedic massage price list

Type of Massage Time Price Us$
1 time 15 Minutes 20.00
1 time 30 Minutes 40.00
1 time 40 Minutes 50.00
Silver package - 3 massages 15 Minutes 50.00
Silver package - 3 massages 30 Minutes 100.00
Silver package - 3 massages 40 Minutes 125.00
Gold package - 5 massages 15 Minutes 80.00
Gold package - 5 massages 30 Minutes 160.00
Gold package - 5 massages 40 Minutes 200.00

Note: Prices subject to change.

Where is the pick up for the boat?

In the Maldives the default meeting point for all hotels and liveaboards is the airport so whether you are arriving from an international flight or transfering from another resort you will arrive and depart from the airport which is 100 metres from the port where the dhoni will transfer you to your liveaboard.

Will I be met when I arrive?

You will be met off your flight or resort transfer as per your details you provide to us at the time of booking your trip and returned to the airport at the end of your liveaboard.

Can I buy a local phone card?

phone cards are available for sale at the airport. They are gprs enabled so you can pick your email on your phone nearly anywhere on the trip at very reasonable rates. Please make sure you tell you guest rep that you want one before you leave the airport.

What time will we arrive at the boat?

The boat stays in Male for the first day so dependant on what time you land and we transfer you to the boat

Sachika - schedule

02Dec17
09Dec17
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1884-2108 USD
09Dec17
16Dec17
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
Booking Request
Price from 1884-2108 USD
16Dec17
23Dec17
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
Booking Request
Special offer from 1744 USD
23Dec17
30Dec17
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
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Price from 1884-2108 USD
30Dec17
06Jan18
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
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Price from 2080-2338 USD
06Jan18
13Jan18
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
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13Jan18
20Jan18
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
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20Jan18
27Jan18
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
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27Jan18
03Feb18
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Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
Spaces available
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03Feb18
10Feb18
Embark: Male
Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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10Feb18
17Feb18
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Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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17Feb18
24Feb18
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Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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24Feb18
03Mar18
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Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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03Mar18
10Mar18
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Disembark: Male
Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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10Mar18
17Mar18
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Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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17Mar18
24Mar18
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Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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24Mar18
31Mar18
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31Mar18
07Apr18
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Best of Maldives: North Male, South Male, Felidhoo, Ari, North Male
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07Apr18
14Apr18
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14Apr18
21Apr18
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21Apr18
28Apr18
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28Apr18
05May18
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05May18
12May18
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Price from 1688-1890 USD
12May18
19May18
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19May18
26May18
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21Jul18
28Jul18
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28Jul18
04Aug18
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04Aug18
11Aug18
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11Aug18
18Aug18
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18Aug18
25Aug18
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25Aug18
01Sep18
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01Sep18
08Sep18
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08Sep18
15Sep18
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15Sep18
22Sep18
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22Sep18
29Sep18
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29Sep18
06Oct18
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06Oct18
13Oct18
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13Oct18
20Oct18
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20Oct18
27Oct18
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27Oct18
03Nov18
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03Nov18
10Nov18
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10Nov18
17Nov18
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17Nov18
24Nov18
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24Nov18
01Dec18
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01Dec18
08Dec18
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08Dec18
15Dec18
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15Dec18
22Dec18
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22Dec18
29Dec18
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29Dec18
05Jan19
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05Jan19
12Jan19
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12Jan19
19Jan19
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19Jan19
26Jan19
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26Jan19
02Feb19
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02Feb19
09Feb19
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09Feb19
16Feb19
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16Feb19
23Feb19
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23Feb19
02Mar19
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02Mar19
09Mar19
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09Mar19
16Mar19
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16Mar19
23Mar19
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23Mar19
30Mar19
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30Mar19
06Apr19
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06Apr19
13Apr19
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13Apr19
20Apr19
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Sachika - cabins

Sachika has 10 cabins for 20 guests consisting of 3 suites on the upper deck with a great sea view, 1 junior suite, 4 standard double or twin cabins and 2 twin cabins all on the lower accomodation deck. All cabins are furnished with independent air conditioning units, mini-bar, bathroom with a spacious shower (soap, shampoo and shower gel available - hairdryers on request), fire alarm system. The standard cabins and junior suite room are equipped with portholes, while the 3 suite rooms have large panoramic windows

  • Suites - Upper deck #8, 9 and 10

  • Suites - Upper deck #8, 9 and 10

  • Junior suite - Lower deck #4

  • Junior suite - Lower deck #4

  • Standard cabin - double or twin - Lower deck #1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7

  • The lower deck corridor #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 4 (the Junior suite)

Sachika - itinerary

For your flight arrival times ideally you should aim to arrive around midday on the day of departure as due to a same day turn around of the boat the guests from the trip before will be departing in the morning. The rest of the morning the boat will be being cleaned and prepared for your arrival around lunchtime. You can arrive on the day of departure as late as 10pm as the boat will not leave the Male area on the first day. Whatever time you arrive on the day of departure you will be met off your flight at the arrivals area by our boat representatives and taken to the boat, about 10 minutes from the airport.

If you would like to arrive the day before it is possible to stay in the airport hotel - http://www.hih.com.mv/ which is on the same island as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay on Male for the night where we recommend the Holiday Inn - http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/male/mleam/hoteldetail or the Marble Inn - http://www.marble.mv/ . Your hotel will then deliver you back to the airport the following day (the day of departure) where you will be met by the boats representatives and taken directly to the ship Trip itinerary

Specific itineraries depend on the time of year and the prevailing currents at that time of the year. diving in the Maldives is year round.

Sachika’s safaris are from Saturday to Saturday and the first day of each cruise is spent doing a tour of Male, a check dive and orientating yourself to the boat.

1 week: - 6 days of diving.

  • Male North, Rasdhoo, Ari North, Ari South, Male South
  • Male North, Male South, Felidhoo
  • Male North, Ari North, Ari South, Felidhoo, Male South

10 days:

  • Male North, Rasdhoo, Ari North, Ari South, Felidhoo, Male South
  • Male North, Male South, Felidhoo, Mulaku
  • Male North, Lhaviyani, Baa

2 weeks:

  • Male North, Rasdhoo, Ari North, Ari South, Faafu, Dhaalu, Mulaku, Felidhoo, Male South
  • Male North, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Raa, Baa

Sachika - specs

Maldivian made three deck wooden luxury class motoryacht built in 2007

  • Length 33 m
  • Width 10 m
  • Cruise speed 11 knots
  • Engine Yanmar 480 HP
  • 2 desalination plants with 600 lt/h capacity
  • 2 supersilenced generators, 35 KW each
  • 15 m Diving dhoni
  • 5 m dinghy
  • Sachika crew 11 people (professional chef + professional pastry chef)
  • Dhoni crew 3 people
  • Wi-Fi internet access in the restaurant
  • Massage room
  • 5 seats jacuzzi on the spacious sundeck
  • Hi-fi system inside and out (separate for all decks)
  • Inside coffee bar on restaurant deck
  • Open coffee bar on captain deck
  • Inside restaurant
  • All the latest navigation systems.

Diving

  • Air compressors 16mc/h each
  • 29 aluminum diving tanks octopus int/din attached 12 lt. each
  • 2 aluminum oxygen tanks mono-attached int/din 5 lt. each
  • Weight belts
  • Medical oxygen tank
  • Dive gear rental on board
  • It’s possible to achieve PADI certification on board or experience a try dive on the Maldives stunning reefs
  • Fishing equipment on board

Sachika - diving

A Maldives liveaboard diving safari is without doubt the best way to explore these magificent Atolls. Maldives safaris trips are available for individual bookings and /or for full charter cruises. Spaces and dates are limited so advance booking is recommended.The diverse itinerary of the liveaboard gives you the opportunity to visit many of the varied atolls and experience many types of underwater landscapes in just one trip! If your partner is a non-diver sachika has an comprehensive itinerary for non-divers involving island visits, trips to local villages, treks and fishing tours to keep your partner busy whilst you explore the big blue.

Diving Seasons in the Maldives - The best Time for Diving in the Maldives

*January to April are considered the best months for diving. *May and June can have unstable weather, and odd cloudy days are possible until September. *October and November tend to have clearer weather, but visibility can be slightly reduced because of abundant plankton in the water that attracts the big fishes, good time for whale sharks. *December can have windy weather and rain.

Maldives diving Courses

If you have never been diving before, or want to continue your diving education then why not take a diving course, our PADI certified instructors can offer you scuba instruction from PADI’s Discover diving course, through to the Divemaster program.

THE DIVE SITES - Maldives diving photos

Some useful translarions of commonly used Maldivian terminology

  • Atoll: A group of islands surrounded by a common reef formation
  • Etherevari: Sheltered area inside an Atoll
  • Falhu: Lagoon encircled by a reef sometimes with one or more islands inside
  • Faru: Large reef partially exposed at low tide
  • Finolhu: Island with few or no coconut trees
  • Futtaru: Reef where waves break
  • Giri: Small patch of coral a couple of meters below the surface
  • Kandhu: Sea inside Atoll Kandu
  • Kandu Olhi: Channel
  • Maa Kandu: Sea outside Atoll
  • Thila: Coral reef a few meters below the surface

ARI ATOLL - Some of the popular dive sites

KUDARAH THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life. The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

MAAYA THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter. The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

BATHALA MAAGA KANTHILA

Type of dive: Drift dive Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu, is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

MAALHOS THILA (BLUE CURVES)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.

RASDHOO MADIVARU

Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.

SOUTH MALE ATOLL - some of the more popular dive sites

GURAIDHOO KANDU SOUTH

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

KANDOOMA THILA

Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life. The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

EMBUDU KANDU (EXPRESS)

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive. Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here. The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba diving by letting individuals try it out and experience it for themselves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, how to put on equipment, swim around in a safe environment and discover a totally new world, the beautiful and peaceful underwater world.

On MV Carpe Diem the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is conducted at an open water dive site to give you a real life experience of what Scuba Diving is all about. This experience might get you ‘hooked’ for live on diving and on exploring further the wonders of the underwater sea life.

After trying scuba diving, many will choose to pursue certification by enrolling in a PADI Open Water Diver course, for which the new divers will earn credit (they will have had the first Confined Water Dive done).

Embudu express

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.

Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here.

The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily

Atoll visits, snorkelling, village visits, Male tour and much more all included on the trip more details coming soon.