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Adora

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Adora is a state-of-the art diving yacht offering accommodation for 22 divers in 11 cabins. She mainly offers classic central atolls diving cruises but also northern & southern itineraries.

 

 A word from Dom:  "Having worked with the owners for many years, I was excited when they launched Adora and she's lived up to my expectations.  She's an impresive yacht, spacious, light and with contemporary styling. Plus, she has exciting itineraries all over the archipelago "   ... Dominick Macan


ON BOARD ADORA


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ACCOMMODATION ... AMENITIES ... DIVING ... WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • CABIN TYPES
    4 upper deck DOUBLE ocean view suites
    1 double bed & 1 twin bed, private balcony & picture windows
    1 main deck DOUBLE stateroom
    1 double bed & picture windows
    6 lower deck TWIN / DOUBLE staterooms
    1 double bed & 1 twin bed (adjacent) & port windows
    All staterooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, external windows and TV with media


  • DIVING

    up to 3 dives per day all from the dive dhoni

    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
    15 liter alu tanks
    (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    nitrox available
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C  ...  3mm wetsuit recommended


  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    island visit & beach dinner (itinerary & weather dependent)


  • WHAT'S EXTRA

    international & domestic airfare

     alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks & nitrox 
    individual usage 2 GB data package

    environmental tax


LIVING MADE EASY


At 123-feet in length (37-meters) Adora offers a spacious interior and exterior alike.  Her big, partically-covered sun deck, furnished with loungers, tables and comfy bench seating is a real plus while cruising the stunning isles of the Maldives.

The top deck houses 6 deluxe cabins with picture windows and, at the aft, a good-sized covered lounge.  On the main deck, you'll find the roomy open-plan salon & dining area with bar & entertainment center as well as one superior cabin ... and at the rear, yet a third, small & intimate outdoor space for quiet conversation groups.  The remaining 4 cabins are on the lower deck.

All cabins offer a cabinet, shelves & mirror, reading lights, TVs with movie and music channels, minibar and space for your luggage.  You'll also find 24-hour room service !

Meals, which are plentiful and served buffet style, offer both local and international cuisine.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Year Built: 2014
Cabins: 11
Length: 37-meters (121-foot)
Beam:10 meters (33-foot)

COMMUNICATIONS 

internet 

DIVING FACILITIES

Battery Charging Station
Warm-Water Showers
Fish ID & Diving Books
Spacious Dive deck
Separate Boat/Dhoni

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Fire Alarm
Fire Extinguisher
Life Jackets Life Rafts
Emergency Oxygen Kit
First Aid Kits
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon


ITINERARIES


Adora concentrates on Central Atoll trips with occasional trips to the Northern & Southern Atolls.  7-day trips are generally classic central atolls trips while 10-day trips often venture to the northern and southern regions. 

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The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

BEST OF MALDIVES: (Central Atolls, Male – Male) 7 nights ...You will dive the most famous dive sites of the Maldives with channels, caves, drop-offs, massive coral tables & superb pelagic action.  Expect manta rays & a variety of sharks, including whale sharks ... hammerheads in season and many more.

Central Atolls will include some or most  of the following:

North Ari Atoll: find caves & overhangs here are home to home to a variety of fish … from dog-toothed tuna, napoleons, trevallies and barracuda to parrotfish, butterflyfish, blue face angelfish, batfish and lionfish. You’ll encounter grey reef sharks and white-tip sharks … while on the top of the reef, countless fusiliers dart around and those lovely, ever-present-in-the-Maldives blue-stripped snappers move in waves. Lovely soft corals and gorgonian fans add color … and there’s a nice little wreck …. a fishing trawler with coral growth and loads of fish and critters to add interest.

South Ari Atoll: popular for its population of whale sharks. In season you’re likely to have the opportunity to snorkel with one or more. But, whale sharks aren’t all there is. You’ll find caves and overhangs, more sharks … plus fusiliers, angelfish, tuna & jacks, large sea fans, soft corals and an abundance of other marine life.

North Male Atoll: one of the finest sites in the Maldives for sighting those majestic mantas. A cleaning station here can be very busy between May and December, with cleaner wrasse anxious to get to work on their oversized friends as they sail in. It’s a bit like a busy barber shop!

South Male Atoll: a challenging thila dive here offers some lovely corals and schools of pelagic fish … plus eagle rays and sharks. Another small wreck features some good macro options.

Vaavu (Felidhe): there’s a popular channel dive here with nurse sharks as well as black tip and white tip reef sharks. A possible night dive at a jetty offers up loads of nurse sharks & sting rays. Another dive, loved by photographers in particular, is alive with soft corals in lovely hues and includes a nice variety of reef fish.

Rasdhoo Atoll: a popular reef dive which is usually also very sharky if you’re there early in the day … although the hammerheads tend to be around most of the time. Big schools of pelagic fish are commons as well as the ever-present snappers, fusiliers & batfish.

NORTHERN ATOLLS:   (Male – Male) 7 nights ... The highlight will be the interaction with the mantas at Hanifaru Bay ... but there's much more on the menu !

Hanifaru Cruise (June to November) will include the following:

Lhaviyani Atoll: A favorite dive for many divers looking for an adrenaline rush, the Kuredu Express at his atoll is almost always like downhill racing … and sometimes too wild to dive at all. The currents bring in nutrients and smaller fish for the big guys, who also seem to like the ride. Large groups of grey reef sharks are common … as are giant napoleon wrasses, a giant grouper, big stingrays, turtles, eels, trevally, eagle rays and sometimes a group of mobulas.

Raa Atoll: some good diving for advanced divers in fast currents … with the usual Maldives cast of characters: stingrays, eagle rays, groupers, snappers, jacks and sharks. Hard and soft corals make a splash here and there, attracting colorful reef fish and offering the macro photographer nice opportunities to snap some critters. The icing on the cake is a manta cleaning station.

Baa Atoll: known even to non-divers, Hanifaru Bay is a UNESCO reserve designed to protect the exceptional marine life that congregates within its remarkable shores. The funnel-like bay and reef have a tidal, current action that traps plankton and other nutrients at certain times. Mantas, whale sharks and other animals arrive for a feeding frenzy unlike any other we know of. At times there can be more than 100 mantas taking part in this huge feast. In the neighborhood are other dives where you’ll find hard & soft corals and a sampling of the other Maldives characters: the turtles, the snappers, the sting rays, the sharks … and even a critter or two.

BEST OF SOUTHERN ATOLLS:  (Male to Gan or the reverse ... one-way flight required)  10 nights ... This is big fish & shark territory. You can expect eagle rays & manta rays & massive schools of pelagic fish ... but more than anything, expect sharks:  whitetip reef sharks, gray reef sharks. silky sharks, nurse sharks and even tiger sharks ...

Down South Cruise will include most the following & more:

South Male Atoll: a challenging thila dive here offers some lovely corals and schools of pelagic fish … plus eagle rays and sharks. Another small wreck features some good macro options.

Vaavu (Felidhe): there’s a popular channel dive here with nurse sharks as well as black tip and white tip reef sharks. A possible night dive at a jetty offers up loads of nurse sharks & sting rays. Another dive, loved by photographers in particular, is alive with soft corals in lovely hues and includes a nice variety of reef fish.

Thaa Atoll: known for both mantas and eagle rays and plenty of pelagic fish, there’s also a nice channel dive which often includes a few sharks, including occasionally some silvertips.

Foammulah: if you’re looking for sharky dives, you need look no further. Tiger sharks, thresher sharks, hammerheads and silky sharks can be found in this region … plus oceanic mantas. The currents can be wild, so, it’s strictly for advanced divers. If you’re in that category, this is thrilling stuff! There’s also a beautiful wall dive with more of the same characters and schools of pelagic fish.

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TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


Most of the trips begin and end in Male and the closest airport is Male Intl (MLE). Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pick up your luggage. At the exit of the terminal a crew member will meet and escort you to Adora . The boat departs as soon as everybody is on board.

Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning. Adora docks back in Male in the evening on the second to last day and disembarkation is early the following morning. You  will then be transferred to Male airport.

This schedule is altered for Deep South trips which include a domestic flight one way to or from GAN.

 


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