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The 110-meter-long Maldives Victory, also known as MV Victory, was a cargo ship that sunk on the night of 13 February 1981 on its way to Male. The ship, carrying general cargo from Singapore, hit the house-reef of Hulhulé Island, where Male’s airport, Velana International Airport, is located. With the hull compromised, the MV Victory sank upright, slightly titled, and has been resting in the water ever since.

The Maldives Victory wreck sits in 35 meters of water and is accessible to advanced divers. Outgoing currents can be strong, so divers are required to be experienced with diving in current. Diving is possible year-round, but best between December and July. Visibility runs between 10 and 30 meters (33-100 feet).

The ship is partially cored in corals. Other marine animals you can encounter here include groupers, trevallies, batfish, soldierfish, lionfish, hawkfish, pufferfish, and sea turtles.

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Sea Explorer

Эл. адрес: thediveschool@seamaldives.com телефон: +960 3316172

          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.

Ocean Sapphire (Liveaboard)

Эл. адрес: info@oceansapphire.mv телефон: +9603339994

          The beautiful 35m Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard was custom built to deliver fantastic dive trips to some of the Maldives best locations. The Ocean Sapphire stands 3 decks tall; a beautiful and sleek yacht made for the sapphire ocean. With spacious cabins of maximum comfort, this beauty combines modern luxury and polished interiors of natural teak and pine. Ocean Sapphire liveaboard has 11 spacious cabins on board to cater to a maximum of 22 guests. Each cabin has air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, and the 4 top-deck double cabins also have bath tubs. Guests will find ample space for relaxation and can choose from the spacious salon and dining area, where 3 buffet meals of both local and international cuisine will be served per day, the outdoor seating area and bar or the sundeck and Jacuzzi located on the top deck. Diving will take place from the dedicated diving "Dhoni", leaving extra room and quiet on board Ocean Sapphire. Offering 2 itineraries, guests can choose from "The Best of Maldives" or "Magic of Mantas", both offering superb diving in the Maldives. Encounters can include beautiful corals, abundant schools of fish, whale sharks, hammerheads and of course - manta rays. The yacht was built in 2012 and was renovated during summer 2018, with the highest standards in safety and service, offering cozy and pleasant atmosphere with its spacious cabins, lounge areas and open spaces, ready to start the new season. Let the experienced and professional crew of the Ocean Sapphire liveaboard help you to create a diving liveaboard vacation in the Maldives to remember. Call or email us to reserve online now.

Blue Horizon

Эл. адрес: travel@blue-horizon.com.mv телефон: +960 332-1169

          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.

Fascination Maldives - Liveaboard

Эл. адрес: info@fascinationmaldives.com телефон: +33609870931 / +9607850181

          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 !!!! On Fascination FASINATION MALDIVES 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

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.  www.fascinationmaldives.com

Diverland Embudu

Эл. адрес: info@diverland.com

          Embudu is surrounded with a house reef within easy walking distance and drops to 30 meters. 24 hours a day you can choose from 6 different diving routes on the house reef. Already on the house reef you con see nearly everything the underwater world offers. From rays, sharks, moray to Napoleon, lobster, turtles and sometimes-even mantas nearly every meeting is possible. Who is interested in bizarre coral formations will find in the current free coral garden what he is looking for. Of course we offer several boat trips per day to dive sites on the outside of the atoll. More than 35 of the most beautiful dive sites of the North- and South-Male-Atoll can be reached in 30 minutes to one hour by boat. Among them the famous Canyon, Cathedral and The Wall, the colourful Dragon’s Mouth or Lion’s Head that is mentioned in every guide book about the Maldives. We go to several cave dive sites such as the big Wadu Caves or the Vellassaru Caves as well as the big wreck Victory and the colourful, varied Potato Reef are regular on our program. One of the highlights in everybody’s diver life is most probably the legendary Embudu Express, an “action drift dive” in the Embudu Channel, not even 10 minutes by boat away from Embudu. You can meet nearly any big fishes, reef sharks we can nearly guarantee. We are also organising full day trips with two dives and a visit of one or two other islands.

Dive Desk Padi 5* Idc Center

Эл. адрес: info@divedesk.mv телефон: (+960) 7937738

          Dive Desk is a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Center located in the capital of Maldives, Male' City. For PADI Pros: We offer a range of PADI specialties to build your professional skillset. Join us for the next #MaldivesIDC starting 1st February 2023 in A.Dh.Omadhoo. For Beginner Divers: Earn the worlds' most widely recognized scuba certification, PADI Open Water Diver, with the most experienced team of Maldivian Instructors. Broaden your experience and knowledge with more courses: Advanced Open Water Diver, Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver. If you are ready to take the lead in dive adventures, climb the first rung of professional ladder with PADI Divemaster course. For Non-Divers: The PADI Distinctive Specialty Maldivian Waterfront Lifeguard course is one of our most popular courses among non-divers. If you do not want to take a course but simply want to experience the spectacular marine world, we offer the introductory, supervised dive as part of the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. Timing: All courses are available to start anytime and on flexible schedules (except Instructor Development Course). Whether you join us for dive education, ocean exploration or marine conservation, we hope the time we spend together sharing love for the blue ocean last a lifetime. Happy bubbles!

Infinity Blue

Эл. адрес: info@infinitybluemaldives.com телефон: +9697237506

          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 lobster. 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 seashell…" DATA SHEET 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.

Dive Club Maldives

Эл. адрес: info@diveclubmaldives.com телефон: +960 7785165

          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.

Divepoint Maldives, Vadoo

Эл. адрес: info@divepoint-maldives.com телефон: 009607904904

          We live our slogan "Dive with Friends" This now since 1988 Marcus Hauck lives on the Maldives who comes original from the South of Germany. Own enthusiasm to the diving and to the amusing underwater world of the Maldives has brought him in the 80s to remain on the Maldives. He transmits this enthusiasm to his team and to the guests. A pleasant, unconstrained atmosphere thereby expects the diver in a dynamic team with a lot of fun and dives which remain in good recollection. In the meantime he is represented with his enterprise of "Dive Point" and his partner Jalal Mohamed ("Jerry") on four islands in different atolls. Dive Point you can "experience" on Rannalhi, Vadoo, Hudhuran Fushi, Meedhupparu, Amaya Kuda Rah and Guraidhoo

Dive Bandos

Эл. адрес: sales@bandos.com.mv телефон: 00 960 664 0088

          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.
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