Project Shark: Central Atolls (Malé - Malé)


Malé (MLE)



Malé Intl (MLE)

7 Nights

Approx. 20 Dives

Certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters and comfortable with diving in medium to strong currents.

Itinerary Highlights
  • Don’t miss the chance to join a shark adventure in the Maldives. Dr. Elke Bojanowski, founder and director of Red Sea Sharks will guide underwater enthusiasts to the world of these apex predators, collecting important data for their conservation.

  • This trip will offer you the opportunity to swim in an underwater paradise, inhabited by coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins and pelagic fish!

  • ive 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.

  • Drift dives & negative entries required

Program Sample

The week will involve close encounters with sharks, manta rays and whale sharks (although these sightings cannot be guaranteed!) with the possibility to observe them in their natural habitat and donate vital information to local Maldivian marine research organisations.

You will be joined on board for the duration of the safari by our experienced blue o two Project Shark trip host, Dr Elke Bojanowski. Project Shark is delivered by our resident marine biologist Dr Elke Bojanowski, who will conduct seminars giving divers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the biology and behaviour of sharks. There will also be a chance to learn about globally endangered marine species and what as divers we can do to aid their protection.

Founder of the 'Red Sea Sharks Trust', experienced dive guide and marine biologist, Elke Bojanowski Ph.D, began the Longimanus Project in October 2004 and since this date she has been actively collecting underwater photographs and video-clips of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks for catalogue, review and analysis. Since 2012 the project has expanded to become Red Sea Sharks ( and increased its scope to include Grey Reef and Silky Shark catalogues and monitoring for many shark species.

Our planned dive guide for this trip is Dr Elke Bojanowski. However, if for any reason Elke is unavailable to host this trip due to circumstances outside of our control, we will provide you with an alternative, suitably qualified and experienced dive guide. For the avoidance of doubt, any change in dive guide does not give you the right to amend, change or cancel your holiday, and any changes made will be subject to our normal terms and conditions."

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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