Central & Northern Atolls (Malé - Hanimaadhoo)
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Malé

Malé Intl (MLE)

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Hanimaadhoo

Hanimaadhoo (HAQ)

12 Nights

Approx. 34 Dives

Certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters and comfortable with diving in medium to strong currents If you have Open Water certification and experience with currents, we strongly suggest you complete Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during your holiday.

Itinerary Highlights
  • This itinerary takes you to a selection of the best dive sites in the northern Maldives around the atolls of North Male, Baa, Raa, Noonu, Lhaviyani, Haa Dhaalu and Haa Alifu. 

  • Dive pristine reefs, explore beautiful caves and overhangs covered with soft corals, colorful sponges, invertebrates and gorgonian fans, and experience thrilling shark dives in some of the best areas to see hammerheads and grey reef sharks.

  • Many cleaning stations where cleaning wrasses and shrimps help to clean the skin of the larger animals such as sharks and manta rays.

  • Thilas' formations bring water up from the ocean floor against their walls, feeding the sponges and soft corals creating an environment that supports a plethora of crustaceans and schools of resident fish.

  • Manta rays, eagle rays and a variety of sharks including the mighty whale shark.

  • The clear water, brightly illuminated by the sun's rays and the great numbers of fish provides an ideal environment both for photographers and fun divers alike.

  • Night dives available during the trip.

Program Sample

This itinerary gives you 12 days on board and will travel north from Male, crossing the 80km of open ocean known as the Kaashidhoo channel, to take in some of the best dive areas of the northern atolls of Baa, Raa, Noonu, Lhaviyani and Shaviyani. There is a one-way domestic flight from Baa Atoll to Male at the end of the trip.

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

• 06:30 - Tea, coffee and biscuits

• 07:00 - Dive 1 followed by full breakfast

• 11:00 - Dive 2 followed by lunch

• 15:00 - Dive 3 followed by homemade cakes and snacks

• 19:30 - Dinner

Itinerary Description

Please note: the itinerary above is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. 

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