MV ADORA I 15 - 22 SEP 2019 I HANIFARU I MALDIVES

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MV ADORA I 15 - 22 SEP 2019 I HANIFARU I MALDIVES
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Modern and spacious, with 3 types of cabin available. The boat boasts a perfect diving holiday, without sacrificing any of the comfort. Free WIFI. 3 Dive Professionals. Nitrox. Dive from dhoni.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 17 Dives
  • Languages spoken English
  • Liveaboard diving in the Maldives onboard a state of the art vessel
  • Hanifaru Bay
  • Congregating whale sharks and mantas
  • Plankton rich feeding environment
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals, drift dive kandus, feel the current in thilas
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerheads, reef & guitar sharks
  • Non-divers, snorkelers & families always welcome
  • Island hopping and picnic on a deserted beach
  • Rental equipment and nitrox available, free internet
  • Spacious air-conditioned indoor salon and bar area with entertainment system
  • Beautiful sundeck with cushioned sunbeds to relax
  • Luxury liveaboard with a single person suite available
  • Cruises Sunday to Sunday

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from dhoni
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck Separate rinse tanks Camera station
  • Wi-Fi (Free) Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area UK (3 Pin) Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkeling Land Excursions
  • Buffet Vegetarian Food
  • Alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash 
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit First Aid Kits Automatic
  • External Defibrillator (Aed) Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

Experienced and Novice Divers head to Maldives on a year round basis, and many opt for a live aboard rather than a land-based stay. This is unusual in the World of Diving and Travel, but most who have visited agree that it is an unforgettable and worthy experience. Remaining at sea allows the visitor to experience more of the finest dive sites possible and all with great comfort and ease.

The MV Adora is 121 feet (37m) long and 33 feet (10m) wide, State of the Art vessel. Every little detail of the MV Adora is arranged to make sure your Dive Safari Holiday becomes unforgettable. The MV Adora provides the best there is in terms of a perfect diving holiday, without sacrificing any of the comforts and luxury you would expect to get from a hotel on land.

The liveaboard is a beautiful Yacht, a platform for the restless modern-day adventurers who want to get a glimpse of the underwater beauty of the Maldives. The MV Adora's schedules were set so the destinations can be explored under the best conditions. Moreover, it differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation, services and facilities.

CABINS

The MV Adora can comfortably accommodate 21 Guests and has 3 types of cabin: Standard Room, Ocean View Suites and a Superior Room for Single Occupancy. The ship has air-conditioning throughout.

AMENITIES

For entertainment and activities apart from great diving, the MV Adora offers snorkeling, island hopping and picnic on an uninhabited island.

FOOD ON BOARD

Food as one of the basic human needs plays a crucial role in any dive holiday because it provides both sustenance, strength and pleasure. Therefore the designers of the Cruise paid special attention to the food they offer. After all, a relaxing meal prepared with care and style is the best way to remain full of energy for the next dive!

DIVING WITH US

Customers are the lifeblood of our business. We foster long-term relationships with our customers by earning and maintaining their trust over time. As individuals, we understand the difference we can make in creating a positive experience or outcome for our customers. People are the strength of our company. We maintain a business environment of caring, dignity and respect for the individual. We want our people to grow and develop their talents and achieve their maximum potential. Quality is the key to satisfying our customers. In our hospitality and residential businesses, we know our customers want a comfortable, clean, quiet and safe environment with a top-notch reliable service. We are never satisfied with just “good enough.” Innovation is the fuel for our future success and growth. We never accept the status quo as the way we will be able to satisfy our customer’s rising expectations in the future.

Male International Airport on Hulhule Island, 10 minutes by boat from the capital city Male, is where most arrivals first set foot on Maldivian soil. It is well connected and easy to get to. Departure Ports are detailed for each trip in the itinerary section in each of our liveaboard boat pages. They will also be sent to you during the enquiry and booking process.

STANDARD ROOM- LOWER DECK - DOUBLE & SINGLE BED

4 Standard Rooms have a Double and a Single Bed All the cabins have: Air-conditioning Private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins Windows (small ones in lower deck cabins) Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights TVs with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types - adaptors are available Life jackets

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double and 1 Single
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

STANDARD TWIN - LOWER DECK- 2 SINGLE BEDS

2 Standard Rooms have 2 Single Beds All the cabins have: Air-conditioning Private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins Windows (small ones in lower deck cabins) Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights TVs with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types - adaptors are available Life jackets

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

SUPERIOR ROOM - MIDDLE DECK- SINGLE PERSON

1 Superior single bed cabin on the middle deck All the cabins have: Air-conditioning Private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins Windows (small ones in lower deck cabins) Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights TVs with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types - adaptors are available Life jackets

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 1
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

OCEAN VIEW SUITES - UPPER DECK

4 Ocean View cabins on the upper deck. With private balcony All the cabins have: Air-conditioning Private bathrooms with hot water showers and hand basins Windows- smaller ones in lower deck mini bar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types - adaptors are available Life jackets

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double and 1 Single
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Male and ends in Male
  • The closest airport is Male Intl (MLE)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • A representative of the Liveaboard will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal
  • You can check in on the boat as of 10:00
  • The boat departs Male in the evening on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with UK (3 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, EUR, USD
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels, shampoo, lotion and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Male late in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 10:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Airport “meet-and-greet”, transfers to and from the airport before noon on arrival and departure days only
  • Meeting place arrival terminal
  • If you are already staying in a hotel - make your way to the meeting point at the airport
  • Check dive on arrival day only if guests arrive before noon
  • Departure usually by evening of arrival day if all guests have arrived and if weather permits
  • The earliest flight you can catch on check out the is 7:00am
  • 17 dives, Advanced Open Water

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 30+ dives recommended Open Water Familiarity with drift dives recommended
  • Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions are around 16 - 17 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • Vaadhoo Caves: expect to see trevally, tuna and eagle rays South Male: big-eye trevally, red bass, tunas, barracudas, eagle ray, reef sharks, big green turtles
  • Miyaru Kandu: sharks and other big fishes
  • Dhevana Kandu: Pelagic fish, Sharks, Coral,
  • Caves Rangali Madivaru, South Ari: Manta Point -
  • Maamigili Beyru, South Ari expect to see: Moray eels, lion fish and nudibranches, eagle rays, mobula mantas and whale sharks
  • Kuda Rah Thila, South Ari: Soft corals, gorgonian fan corals, blue striped snappers, turtles and napoleons
  • Panettone, North Ari: Gray reef, white tip sharks, barracuda, tuna, and travallies
  • Moofushi Corner, North Ari: Manta point
  • Hafsa Thila, North Ari: grey reef sharks, octopus and crustaceans, eagle ray, blue fish and batfish
  • Rasdhoo Madivaru, North Ari: hammerhead sharks, mantas and other large pelagics
  • Up to 4 dives per day
  • Night dives available during the trip
  • Expert dive guides on board

PROGRAM

Atolls visited: North Male', South Male', Felidhu, South Ari & North Ari Atoll

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1 SUNDAY: Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage.  At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Male. Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning). Distribution of cabins.  Overnight on board. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. The Cruise Director will tell you if you have to make any payment.

DAYS 2nd to 7th (MONDAY to SATURDAY)  Diving trip with full board  and daily diving plan. You will have 16 - 17 dives in the most important dive sites on the area SATURDAY afternoon you will arrival at port. Dinner and accommodation on board. Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and/ or optional excursions in the area.

DAY 8 SUNDAY MALE: Disembark in MALE . Transfer to the hotel or airports 

CENTRAL MALDIVES

Central Atolls Classical route is our weekly usual route and we do almost all year long from August to January and April and May. This is the best well-known route in Maldives but at the same time the one that offers best and most varied dives. Thanks to that, we know every detail, atoll, passage, thilas and where and when it is convenient to approach every dive zone. It is a 7-night route including 6-dive days on board with embarkation and disembarkation at Male Airport (18 dives with 2 or 3 night dives).

The 4 atolls route is the ideal route if it is the first time you visit Maldives. It is the most complete one as it gathers all the diversity we can find in this archipelago, from the big pelagic fish to the wide range of species that dwell in the reefs.

The sight of whale sharks and manta rays is almost guaranteed. In Maldives there are two monsoons: the dry one, from November to April, and the wet one, from May to October. In any case, the climate is tropical and the sun is guarateed in both seasons.

The Thilas are great mountains under the sea that we find from a depth of six meters to a maximum of thirty or fourty. The Giris are the same kind of formation but they are closer to the surface, at a depth of only three meters. There are also Farus,  that stand out of the surface of the sea regardless of the tide. The characteristic they have in common is that in all of them we can enjoy carpeted reefs full of life.

The last type of dives we will enjoy during life on board are the famous Kandus, “channel” in Maldivian language. It is for many the best dive in the cruise. It takes place in the space between two islands, where the ocean currents slip in the atoll, allowing the entrance of big pelagic fish. Here one can enjoy the near sight of grey sharks, whitetip sharks, carangidae and eagle rays.

Some dives will be done amongst the channels that are between the islands and there can be strong currents. We will do some dives to more than 20 meters. So, we recommend to be advanced or be an experienced diver. It is recommended to dive with Nitrox. Diving computer, buoy and torch for night dives are compulsory to carry with you.

Desert islands and typical fishermen villages are also visited to discover and enjoy a bit more of the country and if the weather allows doing so we will even dine on a desert beach.

Although if you are looking for relax, you can enjoy the solarium on board, All this will make this cruise an excellent and unforgettable Great Dive Travel.

The normal itinerary goes by North and South Male Atolls, Vaavu and Ari.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including tea, coffee, 1.5 l of water per person per day, desalinated water
  • Dive guides
  • Nitrox
  • 1 island visit + 1 beach dinner on availability and weather condition
  • Airport Meet and Greet, transfers to and from the boat before noon on departure days only
  • Sightseeing and shopping in the capital town of Male on the last evening
  • Use of fishing gear - local style including hook, fishing line, weight and baits

NOT INCLUDED

  • Green fees: USD 42 (USD 6 per night)
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (return)
  • Rental equipment full set (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, SMB, mask, fins and dive computer (375 USD per week)
  • Data package - 2GB (20 USD per trip)
  • Rental equipment (see prices)
  • Local beer & wine, alcohol
  • Tips for the crew

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation
  • 35% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

 

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