M/Y blue Voyager – Maldives

Start your Maldives diving adventure today…

Itinerary: Project Shark: Maldives
Dates: 6th – 14th March 2017 (7 nights onboard)
Aboard: M/Y blue Voyager

The Vessel…

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Originally sailing as a blue o two fleet vessel in the Red Sea, M/Y blue Voyager was      fully refurbished in 2015 ready for her move to the Maldives. M/Y blue Voyager is a 37 metre, steel hulled vessel that boasts three spacious double and ten twin cabins. She features a separate outdoor dining area, bar and sky lounge, as well as a luxurious Jacuzzi.

M/Y blue Voyager benefits from a separate tender and diving dhoni which allows for the best use of space on the liveaboard to explore the pearls of the Indian Ocean in comfort. The vessel is also equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and camera station.

The Itinerary… 

Project shark maldives

The aim of ‘Project Shark’ is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Maldivian focus, as well as enjoying some of the most exciting dive sites the Maldives have to offer! Hosted by a Project Shark expert, the week will involve close encounters with sharks, manta rays and whale sharks (although these sightings cannot be guaranteed!) with the possibility to observe them in their natural habitat and donate vital information to local Maldivian marine research organisations.

Sample Itinerary…

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

– Day 1 – North Male
– Day 2 – South Male
– Day 3 – Felidhu
– Day 4 – Meemu
– Day 5 – South Ari
– Day 6 – North Male

Itinerary Highlights…

Guraidhoo Kandu South
Since the eastern side of the channel is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional sail fish and hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Rangali Madivaru
Madi means “ray” in Dhivehi. Between the months of December and April this is a superb manta ray cleaning station. As with many good manta points, the reef slopes down gently from its top at 8m (25ft) to the atoll floor at 30m (100ft). Although there are many cleaning stations along this 1km reef, the area where the mantas are most active is midway along the northern side. A deep basin, almost 100m (110yd) across has formed in the coral and as the currents flow out of the atoll, the waters eddy in the basin. This attracts the mantas, which hover gracefully in the current.

Maluku Kandul
The north east is peppered with submerged pinnacles covered predominantly in soft corals, whilst the west will see you surrounded by jacks and snappers. Keep an eye open for sharks and rays at 30m!
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

Cost

£2495 per person – Deposit £350 with the final balance due 15 weeks before departure.

Includes: Return flights Manchester to Male, 7 nights full board accommodation on vessel, visa, internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water, Maldivian bed taxes, and an island BBQ.

Optional Bandos Island upgrade

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BANDOS  14 – 19 March 2017

STANDARD DOUBLE ALL INCLUSIVE

RETURN SPEEDBOAT TRANSFERS

£1,436.00 per person based on two people sharing.

 

BANDOS  14 – 17 March 2017

STANDARD DOUBLE ALL INCLUSIVE

RETURN SPEEDBOAT TRANSFERS

£904.00 per person based on two people sharing.

Please contact at Reefers and Wreckers on 01254 825555 or email mick@reefersandwreckers.co.uk for more information or to book on this fabulous Maldives safari! [contact-form to=’mick@reefersandwreckers.co.uk’ subject=’Maldives 2017′][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]