Dive Bandos is one of the longest established dive centers in Maldives and an ideal guide to the coral gardens of the Maldives.Our professional staffs will ensure that you experience the lush underwater gardens,colorful fishes and magnificent seascapes in total safety and comfort.
Dive Bandos is the one of the longest serving members of internationally acclaimed PADI International Resort Association.
Dive Bandos is a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre and offers a wide range of PADI courses from bubble maker to professional instructors. Their multi-lingual instructors are able to conduct courses in English, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Chinese and will provide you with all the requisite teaching materials in these languages.
The medical clinic, with a decompression chamber and hyperbaric chamber, is available at all times should you need it. All guests need to have insurance to cover dive accidents. If divers do not have appropriate insurance; DAN short term packages are also available at Dive Bandos which will cover decompression sickness (DCS), and chamber treatments up to €6,000. Bandos Medical has a general practitioner, a dive medical officer (European) and a nurse on location 24 hours a day.
Fascination is a floating hotel, a luxurious and charming 20m yacht, 3 double cabins for up to 6 pax with en-suite bathrooms, air-condition in the Maldives, for private group divings, she will drift you away to 1200 undreamt islands in the different atolls. Imagine waking up to perfection, where dreams become a reality.
On board MY Fascination you will be introduced to a world of lush nature, you will cruise to Vaavu Atoll or Ari Atoll or maybe to Thaa atoll depending on your itinerary.
On the program, you will be able to dive or snorkel every day on different reefs and see what you have never seen under water before. Schools of multi coloured fish, Napoleons, groups of Mantas Rays and Sting Rays, plus majestic eagle rays, friendly sea turtles, harmless nurse sharks, curious black tip sharks and the very famous giant of the sea whale shark, but also a ship wreck, and as we cruise along, playful dolphins will escort Fascination!
We are a Maldivian and English partners, the Captain has over 18 years in liveaboards diving, who knows better the diving in the Maldives but a Maldivian diver ???
We will welcome you at Male international airport on your arrival and start an unforgettable trip for 7 or 10 nights. The route will be " The best of Maldives " Male / Vaavu / Ari / Male. But it can be changed to your wish.
You will be diving with a very experienced Maldivian diver with all the necessary security around you. We also take groups of open water level and we propose Padi lessons.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE:
• Airport transfer to / from the yacht.
• 12% GST Tax.
• Full board meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks ) / water / coffee /tea.
• BBQ night.
• Diving / Snorkelling.
• Excursions to local islands visit and culture / desert islands / sand banks.
So contact us and Live the dream !!!!
Classic route / Central Atoll: Male / Ari / Vaavu / Male Atoll
*Day 1 Airport pick up / Male Atoll
Fascination will pick you up at Malé International Airport. Enjoy a drink while listening to the welcome and safety briefing by the Captain, you will be shown to your cabins. If your flight arrives before 12h00 you can enjoy a first easy reef dive. Dinner will be served in the evening and the first night will be spend close by in front of a resort or a desert island.
*Day 2 North Malé Atoll > Vaavu Atoll
The trip will start by discovering the dazzling long reefs or a manta point (May to Nov only) in North Malé Atoll. Corals are abundant here, giving home to plenty of reef fish and macro species. After the dive, we will cruise to Vaavu Atoll for an unmissable night dive. There’s nothing as exciting as diving with nurse sharks, sting rays, and jacks in their feeding frenzy.
*Day 3 Vaavu Atoll > South Ari Atoll
Small caves, large overhangs, drop-off walls, and sloping reefs covered with corals can be found in Vaavu Atoll. Titan triggerfish are common. Larger marine life such as grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tunas, and barracudas are also found here. Moving west to the South Ari Atoll, you will dive on beautiful pinnacles and be able to spot bigger marine life. Dive into this aquarium offered by mother nature.
*Day 4 South Ari Atoll
We will cruise to the marine protected area, the mighty whale sharks regularly show up, you can have the chance to snorkel or even scuba dive with them. Many thilas and some wrecks dives in South Ari Atoll. Grey reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, moray eels, scorpionfish are definitely part of the fauna here. In the evening our crew will take you to visit a nearby local island, indulge yourself into the Maldivian way of life just before dinner.
*Day 5 South Ari Atoll > North Ari Atoll
Cruising up to North Ari Atoll while taking a last chance to get a close look at whale sharks. In the north, channels are wider and the ocean is deeper, the currents attracts many grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and even other large pelagic fish. When night falls, you will be invited to go ashore again and indulge yourself in a barbecue dinner prepared by our crew on a nearby desert island
*Day 6 North Ari Atoll
Multiple manta cleaning stations, extraordinary thilas and wreck with rich marine life are the highlights of this area of Ari Atoll. You will also find here eagle rays, hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasse, school of blue-stripe snapper, batfish, and fusiliers.
*Day 7 North Ari Atoll > North Malé Atoll
After one last dive in North Ari Atoll the cruise will head back to North Malé Atoll. Here you will find stunning long reefs, small caves, colourful corals with prolific pelagic and reef life. Take a closer look at the squirrelfish, bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, frogfish, and nudibranchs. In the afternoon you will come back to Hulhumalé marina to spend your last night on board.
*Day 8 Hulhumalé and airport transfer
The trip is arriving at the end. Fascination will arrange your transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule once you have had your breakfast on board. We are also glad to help you plan for the day if you have a late flight. Various options or late check out. Time to come back home with fantastic memories!
The peculiarity of Fascination Maldives is to build the course according to your expectations. The itinerary and dive sites are therefore defined according to your preferences and can be tailor made, while also considering the weather conditions and tides.
Blue Horizon offers diving and surfing adventures that are tailored to ensure clients get to fully enjoy and explore the beauty of the Maldives like no other. We currently operate two motorized yachts, namely the Ocean Oasis and Horizon II and two sailing catamarans (leopard 38) namely S/Y Sun Kissed and S/Y White Sand. A dive center is also operated by Blue Horizon on the beautiful island of V. Thinadhoo.
Infinity Blue Liveboard.
Infinity Blue is a beautiful 2-deck wooden and fiberglass boat of the Diving category with Italian managment .
The boat is 29m long and 10m wide, has 7 cabins and spaces dedicated to divers.
On board you will find the Italian leader / diver guide, a real added value to this cruise.
The boat has 7 cabins in total, all standard double / triple with French double bed
and a single bunk bed and private bathroom with hot shower.
All rooms are obviously equipped with private bathroom with shower, controlled air conditioning
and a smoke detection system.
The bedrooms are equipped with opening portholes.
Payable Wi-fi internet connection on request in all areas that can be used with your laptop or smart phone.
Indoor air-conditioned restaurant (with the possibility of breakfast / lunch / dinner also outside) on the main deck.
It is possible to book, at least one week before the start date of the cruise, a dinner with
Indoor coffee corner in the restaurant hall.
Characteristic panoramic coffee bar aft on the second deck.
Covered outdoor lounge in the bow on the first deck where it is also possible to eat.
Wide choice of Italian and international wines and liqueurs.
Large sun deck with sunbeds and cushions, beach towels available.
Large LCD monitor (65 ") in the restaurant with USB reader as well as 2 independent audio systems,
each on each deck.
Live music every evening starting from the aperitif on the upper deck, a piano bar with
international experience which will cheer with his voice the fantastic aperitifs and even dinners
served on the Sun Deck and prepared by a highly experienced chef.
Every Friday Maldivian themed evening with typical local dishes and"Bodu Beru"
(classic Maldivian dance accompanied by handcrafted drums) on the Sun Deck.
Equipment available for gishing and big fish game.
Adapters available for electrical sockets (English type).
Beach towels are available.
The boat is well equipped with the most modern navigation systems. It is possible a "Short Terms DAN" medical and diving insurance directly on board (payable).
Regarding the diving dhoni (luxury category), the typical maldivian vessel used for all the
Underwater activities and which always follow the liveboard during the cruise, Infinity Blue has one of the largest (18.5 meters long by 7 meters wide 280 HP engine) in Maldives fully equipped with 2 Bauer compressors 1 Nitrox compressor,
25 aluminum 12L cylinders and 5 aluminum 15L cylinders din / int connection it is available complete rental diving equipment.
The Infinity Blue liveboard is pleased to have on board the precious presence of the marine biologist , Cruise manager and Master Instructor Lidia Di Marino.
Video themed presentations will be proposed inherent the most interesting creatures encountered during
our blue safaris in the beautiful Maldivian waters.
It will be possible identify any fish and corals that stimulate your curiosity after each scuba dive or sighting during the snorkeling, having books with photos available for marine species identification.
The passion and experience for this paradise, combined with scientific knowledge,
will allow you to come back at home with a wealth of unforgettable experiences and endless curiosities offered by this magic ocean.
A relaxing and complete safari lived till the last
Length mt. 29; Width mt. 10; Cruise speed 11 knots; Yanmar 480 engine
HP; Desalinators n.2 Desalinators capacity 600 l / h; Generators n. 2 of 40 Kw 25 kw super silenced;
Diving dhoni mt. 18.5 with 280HP engine; Dinghi mt. 5 with Suzuki 50 HP engine;
Infinity Blue Crew: 7 people (including 1 Italian Master Instructor and 1 Maldivian Dive Master)
Cruise Director / Master Instructor PADI;
Dhoni crew: 3 people; Languages spoken on board: Italian, English, French and Dhivehi;
Tips: at the discretion of the customers.
NITROX available on board payable for the certified Nitrox.
Compressors: 2 Bauer compressors of 16 mc / h;
Cylinders: 25 Int / din single-ended aluminum 12L cylinders 12; 5 single-ended int / din cylinders 15L Oxygen: 1 cylinder of therapeutic oxygen of 46 liters;
Available free of charge: belts, weights and SMB;
Rental equipment available on board.
PADi course from Discover Scuba Diving till Professional level and specialties are available on board.
The first diving centre was established in 1990 on Thari Village in the Maldives.
The diving centres on Madoogali, Nika Island, Maayafushi and Gangehi followed in the years. Recently a new diving centre has been open on the local island of Huraa.
At the end of the ‘90s opened the diving centre at Coral Beach Montazah in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, and the Calamaresca in Italy.
During the same period the management of diving centres started also on liveaboard cruise ships in the Maldives (M/Y Kureli, M/Y Mandoo, M/Y Kaviar, M/Y Fathulbari, M/Y Eagle Ray, M/Y Maavahi, M/Y Conte Max and M/Y Duke of York) and developed throughout the years.
Currently the diving centres on board are on M/Y Conte Max and on M/Y Duke of York offering the regular air dives but also REBREATHER assistance as well as NITROX dives in order to satisfy all kind of requests.
In 2017 we have started the diving centre on the island Huraa in North Male Atoll at Pearl Sands Resort.
ATD main objective is to create unique and unforgettable experiences in this wonderful underwater paradise.
Established in 2015, Sea Retreats is the first dive and water sports center in the island of Thulusdhoo. Sea Retreats diving center provides professional Padi and SSI Instructors. In this diving center, we offer Padi and SSI scuba dive courses from beginner courses to professional courses. Also the dive center offers a variety of fun diving to satisfy our divers needs, enjoyment, while providing the most safe experience of diving in north Male’ Atoll in Maldives. Regardless of your current experience with diving, they can arrange the perfect dive for each and every one of you!
Dive Club Maldives is a registered local company in the Maldives, established in 2010 and holds Dive Center Operating License issued by the Ministry of Tourism and PADI International Resort & Retailers Association (IRRA) membership. This membership entitles the company to a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort status.
Dive Club Maldives' main focus is on diver training, recreational scuba diving and water sports related activities for an affordable price on multiple local islands. They offer a full rage of PADI scuba diving courses and beginner programs starting from Discovery Scuba Diving up to PADI Divemaster along with daily dive trips and other non-diver excursions which can be bundled with accommodation in their partners hotels in all of their destinations.
Established in 1993, they were Male’s first Dive School and remain leaders in the dive industry in the Maldives.
Sea Explorers is a SSI Instructor training Centre that offers the complete range of SSI courses from introductory dives to professional courses. Whether you want to take your first breath underwater; are a novice diver keen to gain experience under the watchful eye of a professional; or a seasoned diver looking to partake in the adventure side of diving, they can arrange the perfect dive for you.
The friendly and professional staff are all PADI/SSI trained with many years of experience. Dives are conducted in small groups led by qualified Dive Masters and Instructors ensuring an exiting and safe dive. Families are very welcome as children aged 10 can take the Junior Open Water Diver Courses, while your younger ones can enjoy the Scuba Ranger program.
Owner and founder, Michael Kaiser, since 2006 permanent in Maldives, found his love to this place, where he worked in different resorts and safari boats. Since 2014 Miyaru Divers Maldives are registered under tourism ministry of maldives.
After discovering different places, they found their final destination here in dhiffushi island.
With a minimum of staff they offer a maximum of services.
The team from instructors and dive master, will assist you in and out the water
Miyaru Dhiffushi Divers Maldives will be the right place for individuals and groups
Club Med Kani is on the east side of the North Male Atoll. This Club Med in Maldives is a paradise where the ambiance of the Club leaves no wishes unrealized and offers fun, sports, games and activities all day long.
Club Med Kani is on the border of the atoll and offer a large choice of dive sites.
For divers who wish to explore some of the best dive sites in the Maldives.
H.P. reef and Nassimo Thila are covered with soft corals and magnificent black corals. The overhangs and the huge reefs all over these dive sites make this place even more special. They are some of the most famous reefs in the North Male Atoll and are only a short boat ride away.
There are several channels and outside reef close by the resort offering spectacular drift diving with large schools of tuna, jack fish, turtles, eagle rays, sharks and napoleons.