Want to get away from it all for Christmas? It's not too late for the Maldives

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With advent now under way, plans for the festive period are starting to take shape. However, if turkey and all the trimmings leaves you a little cold, it’s not too late to seal your escape to the beautiful Maldives.
 
There is still time to fly into Male on one of the many scheduled airlines, join one of our six vessels and start diving with the manta rays, grey reef sharks and the host of other pelagic the Maldives has to offer.
 
Our Best of the Maldives itinerary takes you to the wonderful and most famous sites in a beautiful week of liveaboard diving across Male, Ari and Vaavu atolls.
 
Awaiting you are channels, pinnacles and cleaning stations where you have every chance of meeting mantas, a variety of sharks and mesmerising marine life of so many varieties.
 
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You really get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Fish Head; a marine protected site. This medium-size pinnacle has many resident turtles, huge schools of fusiliers being stalked by trevally and patrolling grey reef sharks. Overhangs and a large school of blue line snapper, the iconic reef fish of the Maldives, make this a genuinely great dive.
 
Other fantastic experiences this trip offers include the chance to swim with whale sharks at night and the world-famous Alimatha jetty night dive where the hunting nurse sharks, trevally and massive stingrays will keep you enthralled for the full dive.
 

Christmas getaway  Best of Maldives – Prices start from €1399 / £1189 / $1650

 
However, if Christmas plans are already in place then January could be the perfect time to get away. Starting 2022 with some big shark action on our Deep South Southern Sharks itinerary would be an amazing way to open the new year.
 
This itinerary takes you diving the southerly Maldivian atolls, allowing you to experience the shark action in the more remote sites between Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls.
 
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Spend a week away from the madding crowds and dive Fuvahmulah and Huvadhoo on the lookout for some of the Indian Ocean’s larger residents; tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks, whale sharks, silky sharks and maybe even a Mola-Mola.
 
Huvadhoo offers many world class channels including Vilingilli, Koodoo, Nilandhoo and Mareehaa - all teaming with sharks and pelagic gems.
 
In Fuvahmulah you can expect to meet tiger, silky, silver tip and thresher sharks on the south plateau while Addu Atoll hosts the World War Two wreck HMS British Loyalty as well as majestic manta cleaning station Maa Kandu.
 
And with a more relaxing drift dive at Demon corner to either start or end the trip with, surely there is no better present to give yourself this Christmas?
 

January - Deep South & Southern Sharks – Prices start from €2715 / £2305 / $3205

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