Cruising around the romantic seas of the Maldives aboard a safari boat jam packed with amenities and entertainment options sounds good? Then you’ll love going on a dive tour in the Maldives on Theia, a luxury cruiser that takes you to the best dive spots in the Maldives.
Painting a word picture of the Maldives is always very easy. White sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and so on… repeated all over magazines and the internet, not without reason. Very few people actually are able to talk about the almost indescribable experience of being in the Maldives. There’s nothing in the Maldives that can be bottled up, packaged and taken away. Nothing that is tangible in any sense.
At first view, there’s an astounding view of the islands that dot the surface of the sea, like cheese omelets garnished with fresh parsley floating in the blue curacao of the sea. A few days on the tiny little islands of the Maldivian archipelago would seem to be a modern romanticized adaptation of the Robinson Crusoe story.
So is that all there is to see about the Maldives? Visiting a resort, or an island and whiling away a couple of weeks, basking on the fabled white sands and turquoise seas? Well, no, not if you’re the adventurous type, who’d rather see a lot of places and experience all there is to see and feel about the Maldives.
Dive safaris are the way to go, cruising around the beautiful Maldivian atolls, while basking on the sun deck of a luxury yacht. If you think that a trip on a safari would be expensive, well, you’re in luck, because the liveaboard, “Theia” slashed the prices of two trips in November and December!
The trip between the 3rd and 10th December 2012 is for only USD 1,449.00 per person on the four star cruiser, which includes full board accommodation and all dives,while the trip that starts on the 26th of November and ends on the 3rd has even lower rates at 50% off, that is, USD 966.00 per person!
These packages include fuel charge, use of local fishing gear, tea and coffee served throughout the day, a complimentary bottle of mineral water per a person per day, reception at the airport, visiting a local island and to the capital city along with a tour guide, transfers to and fro the airport, and if available, a barbeque dinner at a deserted island, along with the dives as scheduled.
You will have to pay for the extras, including the tourist taxes levied by the Maldivian government at USD 8.00 per person per night, the flight tickets in Maldives, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, gear rentals, Travel and Health Insurance, personal laundry, internet and telephone calls. Extra dives are for USD 56.00 per dive and all extras are to be paid direct with 6.00% VAT. DAN Insurance can also be bought on board, and will be valid for 21 days.
About the vessel
A majestic yacht has 8 rooms that can accommodate 16 passengers, all air-conditioned with bathrooms with hot and cold water where you can relax after a day’s diving expeditions. The spacious lounge on the main deck has a lovely place to relax while enjoying a drink, with the seascape of the Maldives unfolding right before your eyes. It also has a flat screen TV, video, DVD, PlayStation 3 and a Nintendo Wii in case you ever feel bored. The galley serves great cuisine thrice a day; enjoy your meals at the outdoor dining area.
The Theia often tours the islands in a particular pattern. While it doe take trips to the Meemu Atoll and beyond, to Thaa and Laamu down south of the capital island, it usually begins its journey from the central part of the Maldives, from the capital city.
One particular trip schedule goes from North Malé Atoll, beginning with a check dive, and then going to Northern Ari Atoll for a night dive, a total of 3 dives on the first dive day. The trip follows through with Fish Head dive point and whale shark spotting, more night dives in Ari Atoll and returning to South Malé to look for Grey Sharks and for a varveque on an uninhabited island before coming back to North Malé atoll to the Manta Point and a farewell party by the youthful crew.
That’s what a typical cruise is like… with about 3 dives a day, each at a fantastic new location, what more could you want for? See the Maldives in all its glory, and don’t fret about weather, because November and December are really warm in this part of the world. Don’t spend another winter wishing you had made plans! Check out our selection of tours on liveaboards here at Maldives Dive Travel.
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