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MALDIVES 2018 April 28- May 6, 2018

FishAstoundingly beautiful soft corals. Abundant fish and invertebrates. Breathtaking large animal encounters. These are just a few of the words divers use to describe the Maldives. Located in the Indian Ocean, this grouping of thousands of jewel-like islands sees few divers from the Western Hemisphere — despite its world-class diving.

An archipelago such as this is almost impossible to adequately explore from a land-based resort. This is why knowledgeable divers choose the luxury liveaboard Manthiri. Everything about Manthiri is first class.

Manthiri

To ensure maximum comfort, Manthiri limits trips to just 12 passengers and employs a separate, 54-foot dive support vessel.

Lankan Manta Point is a seasonal dive site on the south eastern side of North Male Atoll. The dive site takes its name from the nearby island Lankanfinolhu (which translates to Paradise) and the manta cleaning stations that are located here.

Manta

The dive site is a gentle sloping reef that has three cleaning stations where the mantas queue up to use the services of the cleaner wrasse living there. Lucky divers can hover slightly away and below the cleaning station watching as the mantas come again and again and again!

Fish

As this reef also acts as a huge cleaning station, many visitors check in to the area. Regular sightings include white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, hump head wrasse, barracuda and hawksbill turtles. Also check in the cracks and crevices for lobster, moray eels, shrimp, octopus and other cool critters hanging around.

For more information and some absolutely breathtaking pictures of diving from this luxurious liveaboard, visit www.Manthiriliveaboard.com.

 

When Does It Take Place?

Our travel schedule is as follows:

  • The boat departs Male on Thursday, April 28, 2018.
  • We return to Male on Saturday, May 6, 2018.

Whale shark

 

How Much Does it Cost?

Trip Pricing: Pricing for this trip is as follows:

DescriptionPrice
Base price, per diver $4,150 (double)

Deposit and Balance Due: Requirements are as follows:

  • $750 due at signup
  • +$800 due November 1
  • +$1,000 due January 1
  • Balance due March 1
  • Be aware there are no refunds unless we find someone else to take your spot

We will need a copy of your passport at sign up. Your passport must be valid for six months past the date of the trip and have at least two blank pages remaining. Divers must be able to present a certification card and proof of insurance.

Diver

What’s Included: The basic trip price includes the following (if applicable):

Trip Info

  • Ten days/nine nights accommodations on board
  • Tax and service charges
  • Meals on board
  • Approx. 27 dives
  • Use of tanks, weights
  • Food/services tax (12%)
  • Green tax ($6/night)

Not Included: Travelers are responsible for the following (if applicable):

  • Air fare
  • Airport transfers
  • One night’s hotel room
  • Day room at hotel
  • Trip and dive insurance
  • Meals while in transit
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Nitrox
  • Crew gratuity

Additional Requirements: Travelers must supply:

  • Valid passport with six months left past date of return
  • Diver and/or Nitrox certification cards
  • Dive insurance
  • Signed travel waiver and Statement of Understanding
  • Personal dive gear
  • Audible and visual surface signals

 Island

 

Sign Up Now

Space on Just Add Water group trips is limited and offered on a strictly first-come/first-served basis. You can prevent someone else from getting your spot by signing up as soon as possible. To do so, simply stop by the store or call (440) 942-7575.

 

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