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 Liveaboard MYStingray - Maldives, Indian Ocean
For your diving & liveaboard holiday to Maldives - Indian Ocean, M/Y Stingray is an outstanding Maldives liveaboard to discover the most stunning atols of the Maldives.
You will board the MY Stingray in Male, departing directly from near to the airport with our representative meeting you directly at airport arrivals with a short transfer by vehicle.
M/Y Stingray is a solid wooden construction and combines Maldivian boat-building traditions with modern engineering. 9 comfortable cabins (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are equipped with air conditioning and en-suite hot-water showers. All cabins are equipped with outside portholes. Diving takes place from accompanying diving Dhoni where all compressors and equipment are stored.
If you haven't dived for a while, this will also serve as a great refresher course and we try to choose a nice calm dive site for the check dive. Please don’t forget to bring your logbook and your dive certification with you on your Maldives scuba diving holiday. The safari starts as soon as all guests have arrived. The anchor is hoisted and the ship leaves Male for the first dive site. At the first dive site, an obligatory "check dive" is held, which is a great opportunity to check everybody’s scuba gear and diving skills.
At the start of each safari, the captain and the dive instructor decide on a route. This depends on the prevailing seasonal weather and current conditions. You are in the hands of experts; our crews are very good at choosing the best route for the current weather conditions. We will do our best to ensure you have the best Maldives scuba diving experience possible. The experienced dive guides will take you to the most spectacular dive sites in the Maldives. No other dive destination can be compared to the Maldives in terms of top dive sites and marine life diversity.
The rainbow-colored coral reefs and overgrown wrecks of the Maldives are home to endless attractions, both big and small. The Maldives are renowned for the abundance of big aquatic animals such as Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Reef Sharks, Napoleon Wrasse and several Ray species. Time and time again, the breathtaking, synchronized maneuvers of the big schools of fish fascinate even the most experienced of divers. And fans of macro-attractions will also get their money’s worth: the nooks and crannies of the coral reefs teem with Gobies, Blennies, Snails and other tiny wonders of the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives consists of thousands of reefs that are full of beautiful surprises just waiting to be discovered. Each scuba diving safari is an adventure all of its own that can take you into remote parts of the Maldives, which most tourists will never have the opportunity to see. At the end of each day, the ship anchors in a protected lagoon. Our safari boats never travel at night.
Year of Launch: 2002, refurbished 2008
Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
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