Itinerary Highlights

  • Dive the best and most famous dive sites across Male and Ari Atoll.
  • Dive channels, pinnacles, action-packed night dive with nurse sharks, get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals!
  • Expect to see sharks, manta, reef fish, turtles, morays, eagle rays, abundant macro life. Possible hammerheads and whale sharks.
  • We don’t follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is key irrespective of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

This is the Best of the Maldives – and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male, Ari & Vaavu atolls.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male, Ari & Vaavu Atoll. Awaiting you are channels (Kandus), pinnacles (Thilas) & cleaning stations where you have every chance of meeting mantas, a variety of sharks and mesmerising marine life of so many varieties.

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and macro life. 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.

A sunset/night dive at Alimatha, Vaavu atoll is a must to have a memorable experience with the resident nurse sharks, these gentle sharks reach up to 3m and offer an up close encounter as they gather here at the end of each day. 

We do not follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is key irrespective of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

Dive Sites

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Dive sites & areas that we may visit are subject to weather conditions.

Ari Atoll
North Male Atoll
Rasdhoo Atoll
South Male Atoll
Vaavu Atoll
Male Airport

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31-07-2022 Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives
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07-08-2022 Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives
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07-08-2022 Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives
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07-08-2022 Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives
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14-08-2022 Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives
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21-08-2022 Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives
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28-08-2022 Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives
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Also Important

Check Dive & Depart Male

Once onboard there will be a safety briefing, crew introduction, complete and check dive paperwork, cabin allocation and boat orientation. Our boats moor in port on arrival day departing early next morning. The first dive is a check dive near port. Following the first dive we depart from Male port and commence the Best of Maldives itinerary.

Return to Male & Optional Land Visit

On the last diving day, 1 dives is available in the morning as standard whilst observing the rule of no diving within 24 hours of reaching altitude. We return to port at approximately 1pm and moor here overnight. There is the option of an afternoon land-visit to stretch your legs and escape the boat whilst in port. Evening-time pack up diving equipment, settle any outstanding bills ready to depart for the airport at 7am the following morning.

Itinerary Experience

All experience levels including snorkellers and non-divers
This is a great itinerary for everyone regardless of your experience level. You don’t need a minimum number of dives to join this trip, but you should be comfortable diving in current as they can be unpredictable and strong. Many dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. Diving is from a dhoni to give precise entry and exit points.

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