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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


Horizon III at Astonising Summer Rates

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50% Summer Savings
now through September - 7-night trips
now $875 / $1190 / 1270 + Green tax
Regular rates $1750 / $2380 / $2541

These are what Horizon calls “Classic Atolls” trips because they include a beautiful mix of everything:  sharks, rays, napoleons, mantas, corals, sometimes mantas at night, whaleshark, an exciting wreck dive...  Filled with light, this spacious liveaboard provides common areas as well as guest cabins which are airy, bright and welcoming and she features wooden flooring throughout the boat.

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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  
$2050 + 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. 

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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 ... Summer Super Sale

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now 830€ twin /900€ double
7-night trips
July 15  ...  July 22  ...July 29
August 8  ...  August 12
+ one-way flight

These are extraordinary 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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Carpe Vita Explorer ... summer savings & 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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Additional savings on Carpe Vita
10% discount & more this summer

Save 10%, get free nitrox & domestic flight  ...

from only $2088 per person

July 8-15 - Baa to Male
July 29-August 5 - South Ari to Raa
August 5-12 - Baa to Male
August 12-19 – Male to Male
August 26-September 2 - Male to Baa
September 2-9 - Baa to Mal

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

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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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