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Maldives ... idyllic coral atolls ...  engaging manta rays, sharks & whalesharks, too

Reefs, pinnacles, and intriguing channels ... ripping currents ... colourful soft corals ... beautiful schools of colorful fish ... hammerheads, reef sharks and eagle rays .... whalesharks, mantas virtually guaranteed ... plus some great macro dives..  

Questions ?  We can help you sort out which boat, which itinerary & when to go  ......  Cheers, Dom

Maldives Master offers 10% & 20% discounts in 2018

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10% to 20% savings

+   contact us for special small group rates
book by September 30

Maldives Master… October & December

Simply the Best  ... save 10%
10 nights  October 13 - 23
regular from $3000, now from $2700

Magical Maldives - save 10%
7 nights   23 - 30 October.
regular from $2100, now $1890

Best of Central Atolls - save 20%
12 nights    December 9 - 21 
regular from $3600, now $2880

Pelagic Encounters - save 20%

7 nights  December 28 - January 4
regular from $2450, now $1960

Currents are the norm in the Maldives & experience beyond beginner level is recommended.  Submerged pinnacles (thilas) in clear blue water offer the chance for larger pelagics, while there are relaxing drift dives & coral vistas along the outer walls of the atolls.  The boat has 13 well-designed cabins (3 double suites &10 twin cabins).  Five lounges on board means there is plenty of space to chill out.

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Be a Scientist for a Week ... Manta Trust Expedition

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aboard Duke of York or Conte Max
at Baa, Raa & Lhaviyani Atolls
September 24 - October 1   Conte Max  
special rate: $1850 + green tax
October 22 - 29    Duke of York  
$2200 + green tax 

Timed to coincide with the monsoon winds & lunar currents which influence the habits of manta rays, this trip will use the knowledge of Manta Trust experts to find the feeding aggregations, identify individuals & allow divers to immerse themselves in a manta feeding-frenzy.  Duke of York & Conte Max provide all the creature-comforts you desire. 

Duke of York details        Conte Max details    
Manta Trust info below

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Manta Trust Program

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The Manta Trust takes a multidisciplinary approach to the worldwide conservation of manta rays and their habitat through dedicated science and research projects.

One core focus of the Manta Trust expeditions is ensuring that divers leave at the end of the trip with an increased awareness of the threats facing the manta population worldwide ...  as well as increased knowledge of how to help.

On-board workshops allow divers to develop the skills necessary to identify the animals they see on a Manta Trust trip ... and to continue the work on future dive trips by submitting photos on-line to the Manta Trust’s global database.

The Manta Trust operates projects all around the world in top manta ray dive destinations. At each of these locations the project leaders have the expertise to ensure that divers receive an enriching experience.

We will update you on future trips as we receive the information  .... but, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information in the meantime.

Sheena ... Last MInute October Sale

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now 1274€ twin /1414€ double
7-night trips
October 14 - -21  &  October 21 - 28
+ 215€ one-way for air taxi

These are special savings for a spectacular Maldives itinerary.   From mid-July to mid-October each year, Sheena offers routes which include Male, Ari and Nilandhe Atoll which increase the chance of manta and whale shark encounters. These tours either start in Male and end in Filitheyo or they start in Filitheyo and end in Male.  Air transfer is required only one way.

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3 itineraries ... from $1999 through March 20

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New Maldives Aggressor
Any trip from now to March 20, 2019
Best of the Maldives or Deep South or ....
Southern Hemisphere (7 and 10 nights)
book by September 17

The new 135-foot Maldives Aggressor II takes up to 22 divers.  She offers Best of Maldives & Far South Atolls itineraries.   Best of Maldives cruises include everything Maldives is known for: from tiny critters to big schools of snappers & fusiliers the reef sharks, manta rays and whale sharks which can be seen all year round.

OR save 25% August 11 - 21 and August 21 - 31

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Carpe Vita Explorer ... winter getaways

Save $Maldives Carpe Vita Explorer Gr Deals 2 475x425420 + get free domestic flight
now from $2320
Carpe Vita Explorer - 7 nights
November 25   &  December 9
December 16  &  December 23
December 30

Your adventures in the Maldives will include sea mounts (called thilas) which are found outside & inside channels. Those inside the channel normally have a strong current & the most interesting sea life.  Diving the thilas, which rise from the bottom to a coral-encrusted top between 10 and 50 feet in circumference, is similar to wall diving. You'll get big animals and critters, too! 

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Luscious Maldives in November & December ... aboard Carpe Novo

Maldives Carpe Novo Gr Deals Set 475x425 2 Save up to $677 per person
Carpe Novo  (domestic flight not included)
November 24 - December 1
December 1 - 8  &  December 15 - 22

Save up to $1035 per person

December 22 – January 2, 2019

Dives in the Maldives are usually 100 feet or less.   Diving around the thilas, which rise from the bottom  is similar to wall diving & often the safety stop is done at the top of the thila, which allows you to continue diving during the safety stop.  Due to these geologial formations, most dives include blue water action in addition corals & critters & reef fish.  

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