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Nautilus One & Two

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The 100-foot (30-meter) MV Nautilus One and her sister ship the 141-foot (43-meter) MV Nautilus Two offer 7 to 10 night cruises to North & South Male Atolls as well as Ari Atoll.

 A word from Dom :  "These two liveaboards are extremely popular with the European market thanks to their traditional styling, laid-back atmosphere and tons of space where you can relax into a true holiday spirit.  If you're not looking for a spa-style luxury liveaboard, but want space, comfort, a great crew and excellent diving, these Nautilus vessels are two of my favorites."...... Dominick Macan


ON BOARD NAUTILUS ONE & TWO


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


  • NAUTILUS ONE CABIN TYPES
    3 lower deck DOUBLE cabins
    double bed, deck hatch & port windows
    2 lower deck TWIN / DOUBLE cabins
    double bed & twin bed (adjacent), deck hatch & port windows
    2 lower deck TWIN cabins
    2 twin beds (bunk style), deck hatch & port windows
    All cabins have a private bathroom, air conditioning & plenty of storage.


  • NAUTILUS TWO CABIN TYPES

    2 main deck TWIN / DOUBLE cabins
    king size double bed, large twin bed (adjacent), deck hatch & port windows
    10 lower deck TWIN / DOUBLE cabins
    king size double bed, large twin bed (adjacent), deck hatch & port windows
    All cabins have a private bathroom, air conditioning & plenty of storage.


  • 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
    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


  • WHAT'S EXTRA

    international & domestic airfare

    juices, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks & nitrox
    environmental tax


TIME-TESTED MALDIVIAN DESIGN


Providing plenty of room, these beautifully constructed traditional wooden vessels offer practical living and modern amenities.  Both boats offer very large top level sun decks with sun-loungers and more than enough space for sun lovers, shade seekers, stargazers and of course an ideal place from which to witness the magical Maldivian sunsets.  Plus, the bow & stern on the main deck also have outdoor space with comfortable lounge chairs and sofas, an ideal place to relax after diving as well as a place to chat in the evenings.

Guests will enjoy the main deck lounge bar, a popular venue at the end of the day for chatting with fellow divers over colourful cocktails expertly mixed by the onboard bartenders.  Cabins are practical, all have side windows and hatches ensuring excellent ventilation.  Nautilus One has one cabin on the main deck and Nautilus Two has two, all of which have windows.

The rear of each vessel has a dedicated bathing platforms for snorkeling and swimming in the beautiful Maldivian lagoons. Diving is done from dhoni’s, which are spacious and specifically built for diving, providing easy entries.

Nautilus cuisine consists of a varied menu of local specialties and European dishes.  Of course, your own self-caught fish can also be prepared to your individual liking.

Depending on which cruise you choose, a visit to an inhabited island with a 'palm hike' and a barbecue on a desert island may be offered.

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DECK PLANS

NAUTILUS ONE

                                    

                          

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NAUTILUS TWO

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 SPECIFICATIONS

Nautilus One

Year of construction: 1999
Length: 30 meters
Beam: 9 Meters
Speed: 10 – 12 Knots (max. 14 Knots)

MACHINERY

Engines: 350 PS, Cummins-Turbodiesel
Power supply: 24 Hours – 230 Volt, German Installation
Water Supply: 3000 Liter Watertank, 2 Desalination Plants

NAVIGATION

GPS
depth sounder

COMMUNICATIONS

Radio

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

oxygen
fire alarms
fire extinguishers
life jackets
support boats

Nautilus Two

Year of construction: 2007
Length: 43 meters
Beam: 13 Meters
Speed: 10 – 12 Knots (max. 14 Knots)

MACHINERY

Engines: 350 PS, Cummins-Turbodiesel
Power supply: 24 Hours – 230 Volt, German Installation
Water Supply: 5000 Liter Watertank, 2 Desalination Plants
Compressor: 2x L&W 570D, 8 charging hoses, ENOS

NAVIGATION

GPS
depth sounder

COMMUNICATIONS

Radio

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

oxygen
fire alarms
fire extinguishers
life jackets
support boats


ITINERARIES


The Nautilus boats focuses on Central and Northern Atolls all year round.  A typical itinerary would consist of Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male.

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

Sample itinerary information

ALL YEAR ROUND

ARI AND SOUTH - 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

ARI AND SOUTH - 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS 
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

ARI AND SOUTH - 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS  
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

ARI - 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS  
Male – North Ari Atoll – South Ari Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

SOUTH - 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Male – South Male Atoll - Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

WINTER ITINERARIES

DEEP SOUTH 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS - UP & DOWN (MID-JANUARY to MID-APRIL) 
Male – South Male Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll – Mulaku Atoll – Thaa Atoll – Lamu Atoll – Thaa Atoll – Mulaku Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll – South Male Atoll – Male

SOUTH SPECIAL 12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS - ONE WAY (MID-JANUARY to MID APRIL) SOUTH ONE-WAY
Male – South Male Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll – Mulaku Atoll – Thaa Atoll – Lamu Atoll - Huvadhoo Atoll

SOUTH 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS (MID-JANUARY  to END OF APRIL) SOUTH
Male – South Male Atoll - Felidhoo Atoll – Wataru Atoll – Mulaku Atoll – Felidhoo Atoll - South Male Atoll – Male

SUMMER ITINERARIES (JULY - OCTOBER) 

NORTH SPECIAL - 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS - NORTH ONE-WAY
Male – North Male Atoll – Baa Atoll – Nono Atoll – Shaviyani Atoll – Haa Dhaalu Atoll - Hanimadhoo

 


TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


Most of the trips begin and end in Male and the closest airport is Male Intl (MLE), all safaris start and end at 09.00 AM. Early morning departures will have an earlier transfer. A crew‐member will pick you up at the Male‐Airport (arrival hall area) holding a Nautilus sign, they will bring you to the dhoni. From the small water taxi jetty the trip to the lagoon, where the Nautilus One or Nautilus Two are moored takes about 15 minutes.

Following arrival in the morning there is a check dive in the afternoon. Arrivals at noon and later will have their first dive on the next day. From the next day, the Nautilus boats provide maximum 3 dives per day. When crossing atolls, they offer two day dives and one night dive, subject to the weather conditions. These decisions will be made by the captain.

During whale shark watching (takes approximately 3 – 4 hours) depending on the weather and seasonal conditions, there will only be two dives on these days. One dive only is offered on the day before departure day (early morning dive).

This schedule is altered for Deep South trips which include a domestic flight one way.  Full info for these trips is available upon request.

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