Rather cleverly offering a one week liveaboard, or two weeks seamlessly back-to-back, Emperor Divers Maldives has two new routes offering a magical mix of eight Atolls.
These special itineraries have been chosen to run when the manta are most prolific between August and October.
‘Manta, Whaleshark & Wrecks North (outward trip)’ visits Gaafaru Atoll, Lhaviyani Atoll, Noonu Atoll, Baa Atoll whilst ‘Manta, Whaleshark & Reefs South (return trip)’ visits Baa Atoll, Thodhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North & South Ari Atolls.
Explains Mike Braun, Emperor Divers General Manager, “These two new routes are designed to give our guests the best chance of seeing mantas and whalesharks. Our liveaboard Emperor Atoll offers great value diving and is perfect as a 'liveaboard taster'. And with no more than 12 guests on-board, diving centres and small groups are able to charter the boat exclusively for themselves.
Both routes take in Baa Atoll, home to Hanifaru Lagoon where you can snorkel with the manta and whalesharks that come to feed on the plankton. Baa Atoll is also home to many pinnacles, overhangs and alternative manta sites.
Both trips start on 01 - 08 August, 2015 and cost just £1098 including a flight to or from Male/Daravandhoo, shared cabin, 7 nights/6 days diving, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks, 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, 17 dives (inc 1 night dive), guide, tanks, weights, free Nitrox, return airport transfers and excluding international flights.