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.
Conte Max - Maldives, Indian Ocean
NEWLY featured Conte Max Luxury Liveaboard for 2017 offers outstanding scuba diving, luxurious wood interiors and wellness programmes. The Conte Max offered a new concept in wellbeing scuba diving programmes, combining onboard Ayurvedic spa establishing a new trend alongside outstanding scuba diving ideal for both the diver and non diver alike. Service is important and the crew is made up of at least 8/9 members plus 1 dive instructor, all either European or Italian mother tongue and 2 Maldivian diving guides. An Indian masseur is also available on board for spa treatments.
The Conte Max operates out of Male with diving itineraries based on the seasons and best diving locations at that time.
The Conte Max offers 8 large cabins, 1 Suite with Queen size bed and one single bed on the second deck, 4 Triple Cabins, with one double bed and one single bed and 3 Twin Cabins. Each cabin offers individually adjustable air conditioning and private bathroom with shower cabin. here are no bunk beds.
The boat offers an outdoor dining area (in the aft part of the first deck) and indoor saloon which can be used in case of rain. All meals are served, restaurant style, at the table and the menus include dishes from an Italian/Mediterraean international and local Maldivian cuisine, mainly prepared with fresh fish. The chef will satisfy specific dietary need. Once a week a buffet of traditional Maldivian dishes is prepared. The indoor saloon has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits and a TV-DVD-Stereo area furnished with comfortable rattan sofas. All the furniture inside the yacht is made of valuable Maldivian wood. There is a recharging area offering 220v electricity. Outside there are three decks with the top deck offering sun loungers, sun mats and deck chairs. There is an onboard boutique with traditional Maldivian souvenirs, gadgets and Luxury Yacht Maldives T-shirts.
Internet & Phone 3G Wi-Fi connection is available for a fee. For each cabin is available a maldivian Sim card in use.
Diving and snorkelling equipment is available. Tanks and weights are including but specific diving equipment should be booked and paid for in advance of arrival to ensure availability. Diving is from a traditional, wooden Dhoni boat accompanying the Conte Max, equipped with 2 Coltri MCH13 compressors, a CATALINA C100(13lt) 227bar aluminium cylinders with DIN/INT fittings and single and twin regulator .
Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
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