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ARI QUEEN I FULL CHARTER I 10 NIGHTS I SOUTH ITINERARY I MALDIVES

ARI QUEEN I FULL CHARTER I 10 NIGHTS I SOUTH ITINERARY I MALDIVES
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Ari Queen is one of our best boats, services and prices are amazing. Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerhead, reef and guitar sharks. Very good value for money with super group specials 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 Nights, 23 - 25 Dives 
  • South Route, Male - Addu or Addu - Male. A domestic flight would be necessary
  • Languages spoken English Italian Others
  • This offer is for groups and dive clubs
  • Chartering a whole boat has great benefits, prices are way lower than when you book individuals
  • Exclusivity, you will have control of the boat itinerary, nº of dives, dive profiles 
  • Liveaboard diving in the Maldives onboard an affordable four-star vessel
  • North & South Ari, South Male, Vaavu, North Male and the "wild south" & thematic cruises
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals, drift dive the kandus and feel the current in thilas
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerhead, reef & guitar sharks
  • Very good value for money with super group specials
  • ​All dives conducted from dhonis
  • Shore excursions and snorkel visits for non-divers
  • Large indoor saloon on the main deck
  • Deluxe cabins and suites
  • Rental equipment, nitrox and dive courses available

SERVICES

  • Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck Separate Zodiac/Dhoni
  • Land Excursions
  • Buffet Alcohol Vegetarian Food
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/Tv Area Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets. Power Socket Adapters
  • Movies
  • Payment Cash
  • Snorkeling
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Life Rafts Emergency Oxygen Kit Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed) First Aid Kits
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OUR BOAT

The 33-meter Ari Queen is a life-cruising aboard scuba diving in Maldives, which takes you to the most famous atolls in the area, such as the north and south of Male, as well as the Ari atolls. The Ari Queen, built in 2009, is fortunate to have a team on board whose experience is older than the dive boat (+/- 15 years!).

CABINS

The Ari Queen welcomes a maximum of 24 people. The boat has 12 cabins, all with private bathrooms with adjustable air conditioning, storage and hot showers. The six cabins located on the lower floor have 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The main and upper decks each have 2 cabins, luxury rooms or suites. It has windows with sea views, a minibar and a flat-screen TV.

AMENITIES

The dive boat was clearly built to be comfortable and conveniently spacious. To relax, on the main deck we have a spacious interior room with comfortable seats, here is also the dining room where 3 delicious meals a day will be served. In the indoor lounge you can take advantage of a complete entertainment system, you will find a large rest area with shade outdoors. There is a bar, tables and chairs, as well as padded loungers available for your comfort. In addition, go up a few stairs and you will find a large terrace from where you can admire the ever changing view and work on your tan. At the top, divers can have a drink while enjoying the sunset in the Maldives. The crew, formed by 15 people, will always be attentive so that we do not miss anything on our unforgettable trip.

FOOD ON BOARD

The food is carried out in the air-conditioned lounge, with high ceilings and wooden panels that give the sensation of an elegant restaurant with spectacular views of the sea. A mixture of local and international food is served in the form of a buffét. Snacks and drinks are also available throughout the day. One of the highlights of the trip is to dine on a beach on the island, enjoying an immaculate environment while watching the sun set over the bright seascape.

DIVING WITH US

The professional diving team is apparently the pride of the boat. With ample space for the storage of diving equipment and all facilities ready for air and nitrox fillers, the Ari Queen is ready for a great dive. There is a large dhoni to help with the diving operation and to make the descent and collection easier!

The Ari Queen offers incredible diving routes in the Maldives. It is stable, equipped with the latest technologies and security features.

The Ari Queen can be compared to the Amba, which was built in 2004, is a bit larger and has the same number of guests. That said, the Ari Queen is a newer ship and a little faster than its counterpart.

Whale sharks, sharks, rays and all kinds of tropical fish await in the clear waters of the Maldives!

DIVING IN THE AREA

Maldives offers crystal clear waters all year round, perfect for wide-angle photography, corals, whale sharks, rays, eagle rays and schools of fish. While reefs and channels provide a great diversity of marine life, the Bay of Hanifaru, although It only allows snorkeling, it is the ideal place for whale sharks, sting rays and giant mantas. We are talking about dozens and dozens of huge mantas that feed, up to 200 mantas at a time. It is also likely that you will encounter whale sharks, opening their huge mouths and swallowing food. Many dive sites have Napoleon fish, barracuda, reef sharks, such as gray reef, white tip and black tip, spotted eagle rays, large marble stingrays, fingerlings and tuna. The current will help to remove more of these larger animals such as hammerhead sharks. If you are in a Manta cleaning station, never chase or carry the manta rays, it will not work. Wait for them to come to you

UPPER DECK - SUITE ROOMS DOUBLE OR TWIN BED

These bright suites are located on the upper deck with double or twin bed & sea view. The cabins equipped with a small fridge and a 32” flat screen TV. All cabins have individually controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage. Size: 12 m². Beds: Double or Twin . Max occupancy: 2. Shareable: Yes. Private bathroom: Yes. Air Conditioning: Yes

MAIN DECK - DELUXE ROOM/strong>

These two bright and airy cabins are located on the main deck with one double bed & sea view. Both deluxe cabins equipped with a small fridge and a 32” flat screen TV, individually controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage. Size: 12 m². Beds: 1 Double. Max occupancy: 2. Shareable: No. Private bathroom: Yes Air Conditioning: Yes

LOWER DECK - STANDARD ROOMS, DOUBLE AND BUNK BED

These cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins feature a double and single bunk bed over with controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers. Size: 10 m². Beds: 1 Double and 1 Bunk. Max occupancy: 3. Shareable: Yes. Private bathroom: Yes. Air Conditioning: Yes

JUNIOR SUITE LOWER DECK

These cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins feature a double with controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers. The photo shows double and bunk, this double cabin is same sizes as photo but not bunk.. Size: 10 m². Beds: 1 Double. Max occupancy: 2. Shareable: No. Private bathroom: Yes. Air Conditioning: Yes

THE MOST IMPORTANT

  • For this route, the boat starts or ends in Male and starts or ends in Addu
  • Attention! The departure / arrival at the marina may change due to the internal logistics of the boat, bad weather conditions of the previous week or bad weather forecast. 

DAY OF DEPARTURE AND BOARDING

  • The nearest airports are Male Airport and Gan Airport in Addu
  • The transfer from any airport to the ship and from the ship to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price. Airport pick-up time is according to your flight arrival
  • The transfer from the airport to the ship is 10 minutes
  • Transfers from hotels to the boat are NOT included as well
  • Only two transfers are included, one on the day of embarkation and one on the day of disembarkation
  • Transfers other than the specified days are extra, cost money and are not guaranteed to be made by the boat as it is not in the program.
  • At the airport or at the hotel you will be picked up by a person with a sign from the boat (the transfers are shared and there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on other passengers' flights and having to pick up other clients at a hotel)
  • Boarding is on the first day indicated on the date the cruise begins
  • The boat leaves port in the morning around 8 am to go to the first dive site where a shallow dive will be conducted to test the diving equipment, ballast, the surface buoy, adjust each group of divers. 

DAY OF ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat arrives in port in the afternoon, this day there are only 2 dives in the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure you respect the 24 hours before the flight time after your last dive
  • Once the boat arrives to port, you can get off the boat and visit the area if you want, dinner will be served on the boat, the night of this day you sleep on the boat.
  • The transfers to the airport will be according to the time of your flights, the maximum time to disembark is in the morning at 10:00 am.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • It is recommended that you try to arrive in the Maldives on the morning of your departure to settle in.
  • Approx. 23 - 25 dives, advanced open water, beginners welcome on request

General Information

Diving certificate. An Advance level or higher is required and a minimum of 50 dives of experience. 

Number of planned dives: Depending on weather and season, 18 dives.

Currents: In some emblematic points of this route we can find strong currents.

TRAVEL PROGRAM

  • Day 1 : ARRIVAL - BOARDING: Arrival to . Customs formalities. A representative of the ship's crew will meet you at the airport. Transfer in dhoni to the boat. Presentation of the boat, the crew, distribution of the cabins. Depending on when all the passengers arrive on the ship, the cruise can begin the same day, otherwise it would leave the next day. General presentation of the equipment and the cruise.
  • Days 2 to 10 3 daily dives: Diving program for certified divers with daytime, nighttime and snorkeling dives with whale sharks. For non divers there are activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle SUP... If the weather, climate and logistics of the cruise allow it, we will visit deserted islands and fishing villages.
  • Day 11 Disembark at the airport at 10 AM. Optional day hotel near the airport. Free time to visit the city until the time of the return flight.

 SOUTH ROUTE

  • We propose a diving cruise on the traditional diving routes in the Maldives. This is the most exciting route. Only here, in the last atolls of the southern Maldives, we can enjoy the experience of discovering a unique and wild view. Southern route means the Maldives in its purest form.
  • The islands we encounter during this trip remain virtually unchanged for at least 50 years. Even today, the main activity of the inhabitants of these islands is fishing. This cruise is the best option for those who enjoy the exciting meeting with the big pelagic fish. The dives are mainly done in kandus, channels that form between the islands. The current in these kandus mainly attracts white-tip and gray-tip sharks, and we can usually observe schools of hammerheads, tiger sharks, thresher sharks, rays, sunfish and the eagerly awaited great hammerhead.
  • Diving in the Indian Ocean can offer us many unexpected moments. The view of eagle rays, carangidas, green turtles and all kinds of ocean life is guaranteed. This is the most exciting route.
  •  Only here, on the last atolls in the southern Maldives, we can enjoy the experience of discovering a wild and unique view. In one of the three atolls we visit on the Southern Route, besides big pelagic fish, we can see the big whale sharks that come during the night to the stern of the boat, attracted by the plankton accumulated there.
  • And now we have a new and exciting dive spot, where the chances of a close encounter with the tiger shark are very high. In one of the three atolls we visited on the Southern Route, besides large pelagic fish, we can see the great whale. The sharks arrive during the night at the stern of the boat, attracted by the plankton accumulated there. And now we have a new and exciting dive site, where the chances of a close encounter with the tiger shark are very high.
  • The route is unique and off all the usual circuits. The quality of the dives is extraordinary. The quantity of life (schools of jacks, schools of sharks and other pelagics, whale sharks at night, mantas, tiger sharks, mola mola, sailfish ...), the quality and exuberance of the reefs, thilas with corals like the Maldives 25 years ago. British royalty (the largest wreck in the Maldives), makes the route the best in the Maldives!

WHAT THIS ROUTE OFFERS

  • 2-3 dives per day for 6 days of diving (7 nights on board)
  • This route requires internal flights
  • Exciting dives with giant pelagic fish. Ideal for those who love the Maldives and have already enjoyed the typical diving routes. We can observe oceanic sharks, schools of hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, thresher sharks, manta rays and the great hammerhead.
  • Night diving: whale sharks.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, 1.5l of mineral water in bottle p.p. /day
  • Dive guides
  • Island tours
  • Fishing
  • Transfer to/from the airport (return)
  • Trips to the local islands (some islands require a small entrance fee of USD 7)
  • Accompanied daily snorkelling
  • Trip to Male city
  • Green fees
  • 12% Maldivian GST

NOT INCLUDED

  • 10% Service charge on item purchased on board
  • Extra dives (45 USD per dive)
  • Nitrox (100 USD per week)
  • Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) (USD 180 per course)
  • Wifi (10 USD access up to 2 GB per activity)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Dinner with Lobster: Dinner for 1 to 2 person (must be pre booked) (75 USD per trip)
  • 1 barbecue dinner on the beach. (if weather conditions are good),(Entrance fee per person for the rent of the barbecue place on the island payable onboard) (7 USD per trip)
  • Rental equipment full set 250 USD per trip
  • Juices, soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

Your reservation request is non-binding and you can cancel it at any time within 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservation team to any other questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 

  • 30% non-refundable
  • Between 120 and 90 days before the trip = 70 % refund
  • Less than 90 days before the trip = no refund

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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