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The Maldives archipelago is made up of 1190 islands, (with only 200 inhabited) located on the equator, forming a wide submarine mountain chain born 2000 million years ago, with beautiful coral reefs on its crest. Stretching 820km from north to south and 120km from east to west, the total surface is 90.000sqm but emerged lands are only 0.3%.
The diving in the Maldives is a wonderful experience with regular sightings of large marine species such as Manta Rays, Sharks and Whale Sharks. Depending upon the season, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks will move around the atolls but itineraries can be changed according to the specific diving objectives of the group.
There are a number of routes taken, mostly focused around Ari Atoll. The actual itinerary depends on the time of year and where teh marine life has most recently been sighted, providing a spectacular safari & giving you a greater chance of spotting the big animals.
North, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll & Rasdhoo
North Male Atoll. Baa Atoll & Goidhoo
North, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll & Felidhoo Atoll
North, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Felidhoo Atoll & Mulaku.
Blue O Two – dubbed the next generation in liveaboards has been operating with high success and standards since 2001 and offer three vessels in the Maldives.
Sachika measures 33 meters in length with a beam of 10m. The cabins are very special with 1 king suite, 3 king PLUS suites, 1 twin cabin (2 SGL beds) and 4 standard double cabins (1 DBL bed & 1 SGL bed) for a total of up to 18 guests.
The vessel offers a comfortable massage room where you can relax and enjoy a massage after a long days diving, the restaurant offers an exquisite Italian and local speciality menu. There is also a coffee corner inside the restaurant and an open-air bar on the upper deck, internet point, hi-fi, TV with DVD.
11 crew members, including and international chef and confectioner, as well as 3 Dhoni crew members take care of your every need.
Built in 2008, M/V Carpe Diem is a 35m luxury liveaboard with separate fully equipped diving dhoni. Cabins and facilities are spread over four decks and so with a maximum capacity of 20 guests, there is ample space to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Indian Ocean.
M/V Carpe Diem offers a range of cabin upgrade options from a double room to a beautiful large king suite on the main deck with stunning views across the water.
M/V Carpe Diem provides the perfect platform from which to explore the Northern Atolls.
Completed earlier this year, luxury Maldives liveaboard M/V Carpe Vita Explorer is 38m with separate fully equipped diving dhoni. Cabins and facilities are spread over four decks so with a maximum capacity of 20 guests, there is ample space to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Indian Ocean.
M/V Carpe Vita Explorer offers cabin upgrade options of two superior twin/double cabins on the main deck and two beautiful large suites on the upper deck with stunning views across the water. These four cabins all enjoy the option of being able to offer double or twins beds. Enjoy open air dining, a drink at the bar and relax in the Jacuzzi!
M/V Carpe Vita Explorer provides the perfect platform from which to explore the atolls of the Maldives
Photographs courtesy of Blue O Two