Sportif Dive - diving holidays worldwide

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.

Location
The Conte Max operates out of Male with diving itineraries based on the seasons and best diving locations at that time.

Accommodation
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.

Facilities
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
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 .

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

View Video

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.