Maldives Ocean Safari

1st-8th November 2022
the expedition

Join us on an epic adventure with 8 people from around the world. We will explore the South Ari Atoll, a unique and magical place where we will dive with whale sharks, explore abundant reefs and encounter tons of marine species; Hanifaru Bay, home to one of the largest congregations of manta rays in the world, and the Vaavu Atoll Channel, where we will search for rare cetaceans such as Risso's dolphins and pilot whales.

Meet the experienced local dive instructors who will guide you through these incredible diving locations of the Maldives, while our team of professional photographers capture your best underwater moments with these stunning creatures, including features on one of the world's largest ocean media platforms. We plan to encounter large numbers of reef and oceanic manta rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, cetaceans, the most colorful and diverse reefs, and much more oceanic wildlife on a daily basis.

We will stay in two spectacular hotels on different islands: Maafushi, in a stylish beach resort with all modern amenities, and Aveyla Manta Village in Dharavandhoo, with extraordinary views and very close to the Manta Action. Designed for maximum privacy and comfort, the hotels are in a perfect location, close to the villas and close enough to walk to enjoy the islands and the Maldivian lifestyle. There are white sandy beaches, beautiful pristine waters and plenty of nature to enjoy.

what species will we encounter?

Oceanic Manta Rays

Whale Sharks

Much more

trip program

7 Days, 7 Nights |  8 Spots

MAAFUSHI

DAY 1 - November 1st, 2022

Land in Velana International Airport (Male, Maldives)

- 8:00 am: Meet up at the airport coffee shop by the exit
- 9:00 am: Speedboat transfer to Maafushi (2h)
- 3:00 pm: Island tour/Pick up ride
- 7:00 pm: Welcome dinner at the beach
- 8:00 pm: Tour briefing

DAY 2 - November 2nd, 2022

- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Whale shark tour
- 2:30 pm: Lunch in sand bank
- 3:00 pm: Reef dive
- 6:30 pm: Dinner

DAY 3 - November 3rd, 2022

- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Manta tour
- 3:00 pm: Afternoon tea and island local snacks
- 6:30 pm: Dinner

HANIFARU

DAY 4 - November 4th, 2022

- 10:00 am: Flight to Hanifaru (30min)
- 1:00 pm: Manta snorkeling
- 7:00 pm: Welcome dinner

DAY 5 - November 5th, 2022

- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Manta snorkeling
- 6:30 pm: Dinner

DAY 6 - November 6th, 2022

- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Manta snorkeling
- 6:30 pm: Dinner

DAY 7 - November 7th, 2022

- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Manta snorkeling
- 6:30 pm: Dinner

November 8th, 2022 - Departure

(Breakfast will be served everyday at 7:00 am, Lunch will vary depending on expeditions & Dinner at 6:30 pm)

what's included?

• Internal round trip air and sea transportation.
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner and non-alcoholic drinks.
• Snacks during the boat trips.
• All ocean safaris.
• 7 night accommodation.
• Professional underwater pictures and videos of the experience.
• Diving equipment.
• 50 GB DATA SIM card.

what's not included?

• Flights from your hometown to Male.
• Personal Expenses.
• Tips (On the last day of the expedition envelopes will be layout to spread the tips as you see fit between the food service, boat crew and your expedition hosts, consider to bring a 15% - 20% of the total price of the expedition).

expedition requirements

• Dive Insurance (dan.org recommended or any other).
• Negative PCR COVID test.
• Snorkeling Experience.

NOTE: 50% Non refundable deposit is required to book your spot.

TOTAL PRICE: 2500 USD.

FAQs

The total price of the package is 2500 USD. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to book your spot.

Full payment is due 30 days prior to your trip.

If for any major reason the expedition is canceled, you will be fully refunded.

Click on the "book now" button or email expeditions@oceansnation.com to reserve your spot for the trip. Once we have received your non-refundable deposit, your spot will be confirmed. We accept bank transfers as payment method.

Velana International Airport. The airport code is MLE.

ARRIVAL

You will need to arrive in Male (Velana International Airport) by the morning on the first day of your expedition (November 1st).

DEPARTURE

The expedition will conclude on day 8 (November 8th).

• Dive Insurance (dan.org recommended or any other).
• Negative PCR COVID test.
• Snorkeling Experience.

Local shops trade in Rufiyaa (MVR) and you are able to change currency at Velana International Airport. US Dollars (USD) are also frequently accepted.

To book and travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits.

Photos and videos are free of charge, if you’re interested in private photo packs please communicate to your guide.

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