Diving trip to the Maldives, diving in the South Central Atolls. An area with virgin reefs and full of life. Here we can dive with numerous sharks in their famous “kandus”. Most of the dives are deep diving and sometimes with strong currents. It is not a trip for divers with little experience. We recommend that, you have at least one hundred dives recorded in your “logbook” in order to fully enjoy diving in this part of the Maldives.
From January to March is the ideal time to dive in this part of the Maldives. The current to the “kandus” comes from the East. There is a great variety of dives, from exciting dives in the channels or “kandus” to more relaxed dives within the atolls, in their “Thilas” or “Giris”.
Hammerhead sharks are often found on Thaa Atoll, as well as whale sharks that visit our boat at night attracted by krill, which in turn are attracted to the lights. When the currents are favorable, the dives in the “kandus” are exceptional.
You will join your liveaboard in Male or Laamu (Kadhdhoo), and then go will start our adventure.
This itinerary has a lot of drift diving, making it more suitable for more advanced divers. With a really good visibility in the southern atolls, this is ideal for photographers and videographers looking for bigger pelagic action.
Liveaboard diving program
Day 1 from Malé transfer by domestic flight to Laamu (Kadhdhoo) to board the chosen dive boat.
South Malé Atoll: gray reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, interesting area for a “macro” photo.
Vaavu Atoll: beautiful channels with abundant and varied soft corals and pelagic life. Here we do action-packed night diving with nurse sharks and others.
Meemu Atoll: Channels teeming with pelagic fish, sailfish, gray reef sharks, eagle rays, and beautiful soft corals. Giant Manta Ray Mobula Cleaning Station.
Thaa Atoll: Awesome schools of hammerhead sharks. At night we can see the whale sharks, attracted by the Krill, approaching the boat.
Laamu Atoll: Laamu is an oval shaped southern atoll, which has some of the best dive sites in the world, such as Guraidhoo and Gan. At Foammulah we can dive with tiger sharks and silvertip sharks.
Day 8 transfer to Malé Hulhulé airport and end of the diving trip.
You can complete your diving trip with an extension to India and Sri Lanka. We are specialists in trips to India and Sri Lanka.
Ask for a budget!
- Transfers, including domestic flight to or from boarding point.
- 7 nights on board, double cabin to share with full board with water in meals.
- 3 dives per day of diving + one night dive with 11.5L tank, weights and guide.
- Nitrox 32%
- Maldives taxes including 12% GST and “Green tax”
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Everything not specified
- International flights
- Alcohol, soft drinks and juices on board
- Diving equipment except 11,5L tank and weights
- Crew tips.