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Indian Ocean - Liveaboards


The Maldives is diving holiday heaven. An Indian Ocean scuba diving holiday, where exciting marine life abounds, is best summed up by the sheer quantity and size that can be seen.  Head to the Maldives for a great mix of endless white sand beaches, azure blue waters and fabulous underwater topography. We have selected the widest range of hotels, liveaboards in the Maldives, exotic Mauritius and hideaway Rodrigues island. As experts in this area we can find something just right for you!

The Maldives is the perfect place to learn to dive from one of the idyllic island resorts, Or why not immerse yourself in diving from a dedicated liveaboards taking you to some of the less busy, pristine sites.

Mauritius and the lesser know nearby Island of Rodrigues offer widely contrasting holidays. The former with luxury hotels resorts and many options for relaxing and other activities. The latter to discover an island untouched by tourism and off the beaten track.

All provide first class facilities for diving and snorkelling, shallow water lagoons and more challenging dive sites for the advanced divers. Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Wreck and Drift Diving characterize most of the Indian Ocean dive sites with more sheltered dives closer to shore.


Maldives Luxury Liveaboard - Maldives, Indian Ocean

The luxury Maldives liveaboard, Dream Catcher II offers an elegant and contemporary interior,  comfortable cabins coupled with world class diving, excellent food and services. Enjoy a cool cocktail while you relax, after your day's diving. on the top desk bar, watching the picturesque sunset over the blue lagoon. The Dream Catcher II liveaboard provides an excellent level of comfort, access to the best sites available in the Maldives and top quality dining and service to maximise your comfort whilst aboard. 

Accommodation
The modern cabins cabins are spacious and are designed with teak finish each with your own TV, DVD and music system. All are individually air-conditioned with your personal control to set to suit your comfort. The Dream Catcher II can accommodate 14 guests in twin/double sharing cabins with a maximum 17 guests when utilising the triple cabins fully. Choice of cabins includes:

• 1 Mega Suite (triple capacity of1 double bed and 1 single bed).
• 2 Panoramic Suites (with 1 x double bed).
• 4 Luxury Suites 2 cabins each with 1 double bed + 1 single bed and 2 cabins each with twin beds.

All cabins have private bathrooms with shower cubicle, hot and cold water, TV, DVD and music system, electronic safe, individually controlled air-conditioning.

Facilities
The elegant bar on the top deck which is the perfect location to sit and relax and watch the world go by, whilst enjoying a long & cooling cocktail and taking in the sunset and the ocean's breeze. The boat itself has all the latest navigational equipment, which enables a safe and pleasant cruise, you may wish to visit uninhabited islands, local inhabited islands and sandbanks that are scattered around in the middle of the ocean, the choice is yours. There is a fully airconditioned Saloon with library, internet access, TV Wii Box, DVD and music sytem and open and closed restaurant. 

Boat Specifications
• Capacity 14 guest, maximum 17 guests (if partly in triple accommodation)
• LOA: 31.21m
• BOA: 9.69m
• Main engine: 400hp – cruising speed 13 knots (Iveco)
• Generator 1 & 2: 40kw each (Sound proof & Onan)
• Desalination plants: 2
• Hot and cold water 24 hours a day
• Shower on dive platform
• CB and VHF radio set/GPS/Mobile/Fish Finders/Depth Finders/Radar

 

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
monsoon) & June-Oct (SW current)

Average Air temps: 28-30°C
Average Water temps: 28-30°C

Visibility: 20-30m + (varies
depending on season & sites).

Top Dive Sites: Too many to
mention. Each island offers
short distance to dive sites,
excellent house reefs. Sites
for all levels. More >

Liveaboard Itineraries More >
 

Great Reasons to Dive in Maldives

  • Clear visibility.
  • Vast number of dive sites.
  • Chance to see Manta Whales
    & Whale Sharks  in Summer months, on the SW side.
  • Large schooling pelagics.
  • 3*,4* & 5* island resorts
  • Liveaboards with free places for whole boat bookings.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.