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Dive Maldives onboard MV Sea Spirit

January 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - February 2, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

$2780
MV Sea Spirit Maldives
MV Sea Spirit Saloon
MV Sea Spirit Bow
MV Sea Spirit Dhony

Diving Maldives

65 million years ago the islands of the Maldives were part of a huge volcanic mountain range. When the volcanoes ceased to be active they submerged sinking at a rate slow enough that coral formations could grow on their rims. This coral growth eventually became the fringing reefs of the atolls. Recent surveys have discovered that the depth of coral on the fringing reef is as much as 2100m (6400ft), a remarkable statistic when you consider a coral massif may grow just 2mm (0.08in) annually.

As the oceanic currents eroded the atolls’ rims they created channels, and today these channels provide some extraordinary diving. The tides of the Indian Ocean flow in and out through the channels, and in so doing concentrate millions and millions of microscopic plant cells, tiny marine animals and larvae, collectively called plankton. This rich soup provides food for many of the reef’s inhabitants. In turn, creatures further up the food chain are attracted from the ocean by the prospect of a good meal, and a rich and diverse marine community builds.

Inside most of the atolls is a complex formation of reefs. A number of these reefs are circular, enclosing a shallow lagoon, others irregular and shallowly submerged. All offer interesting and usually easy diving and excellent snorkelling. Some of the best diving is on submerged reefs called thilas; usually located in the middle of a channels, these rise from the atoll floor to within 10m (33ft) of the surface.

Dive Maldives onboard MV Sea Spirit 

The MV Sea Spirit is a spacious liveaboard vessel that offers comfortable accommodation together with the high standard of service that people have come to expect of Maldives Scuba Tours Ltd.

Sea Spirit offers an exciting and varied schedule of departures encompassing the very best of Maldives Diving. There are huge advantages to diving on a boat that takes only a small number of passengers – it is so much less intrusive to marine life when twelve divers jump into the water rather than twenty five, so you as a diver will have a much better opportunity to come close up to those elusive species you have been hoping to see. Of course, add to that the more personal service and attention to detail both on board and in the water, and you have an ideal liveaboard experience.

The Sea Spirit is managed by two highly professional Cruise Directors who are fully qualified Dive Instructors and have many years of liveaboard experience behind them. They guide and coordinate the dive planning and ensure that the standards of your holiday are maintained in every way. They are supported by a superb crew led by Captain Mohamed. A good crew and experienced dive team are essential for the successful operation of a liveaboard. With many years experience in the Maldives, our team is able to consistently deliver a high standard of service safety and care.

Dive Maldives with us today!

MV Sea Spirit facility

Sea Spirit offers comfortable accommodation for 12 guests in six large and airy air-conditioned cabins; two double berth and four double/twin berth. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water shower.

On the main deck there is a comfortable saloon which has seating and table areas for dining and relaxation. The saloon is equipped with a TV/DVD player with multi-system home theatre surround sound. For underwater video and photography enthusiasts there are plenty of recharging points and edit playback facilities. We have a DVD library for guests use, including a good selection of documentaries. There is also a library of marine identification books and a swap library for some light reading! For photographers, the saloon has ample storage for cameras and recharging points. The MV Sea Spirit is fully licensed to sell alcohol and the bar in the saloon is stocked with beer, wine and spirits. Soft drinks, tea and coffee are freely available throughout the day.

The foredeck of Sea Spirit is partially shaded and offers an ideal place for guests to relax between dives. Meals are generally served at a table outside to the aft of the boat so that guests can enjoy the wonderful beauty of the Maldives. There are steps from the rear deck that lead up to the sundeck – a great place to watch the sun setting. On the aft deck there is a swim platform with ladder giving easy access to the water. There are also fresh water showers and camera rinse buckets.

There is a 24 hour supply of 220 volt AC electricity on board and an emergency 12 volt DC lighting circuit. Power is supplied by two soundproofed generators. 110V convertors are available. MV Sea Spirit is equipped with a water maker with a capacity for producing three tonnes of water per day. There is plenty of hot and cold water for use throughout the day and night.

The joy of the Sea Spirit is the wonderful open foredeck table. In good weather we are able to enjoy lunch and dinner outside with wonderful views of the archipelago. It is a very sociable experience enjoyed by all.

Our boats are well-known for the excellent quality of food served on board. There is a good variety of both local and European dishes. If guests are vegetarian or have special dietary needs, we will, of course, do our best to cater for them. Breakfast and lunch are normally served buffet style and dinner is generally served seated around the large table on the foredeck.

Trip Cost and Inclusions…

 

Diver Package: SGD $2780

SIN-MLE-SIN Flight: from SGD $580

Remarks: No liquor is to be brought into Maldives. You will be able to purchase alcohol onboard.

 

Includes: 7N Stay at twin/double sharing cabin, all meals onboard MV Sea Spirit, daily 3 dives, night dive wherever possible, tanks, weights, dive guide service

Exclude: SIN-MLE-SIN Tickets (from SGD $580), Nitrox usage (USD 8 per tank), Equipment rental, gratitude to dive guides, purchase of alcohol onboard

Trip Itinerary

 

Day 1:

Take flight SIN-MLE; Check onboard MV Sea Spirit

2 dives

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 2:

Daily 3 boat dives + Night dive wherever possible

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 3:

Daily 3 boat dives + Night dive wherever possible

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 4: 

Daily 3 boat dives + Night dive wherever possible

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 5:

Daily 3 boat dives + Night dive wherever possible

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 6:

Daily 3 boat dives + Night dive wherever possible

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 7:

1 boat dive

All meals onboard; Twin/double sharing accommodation

 

Day 8:

Check out after breakfast for flight

Transfer to airport for flight MLE-SIN

Details

Start:
January 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am
End:
February 2, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
Cost:
$2780

Organizer

Waikiki Travel
Phone:
+65 96555 990
Email:
stella@waikikitravel.com.sg
Website:
www.waikikitravel.com.sg

Venue

Maldives
Maldives + Google Map