Northern Atolls

MANDATORY Requirements: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent - minimum of 50 logged dives and experience in currents

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Duration

10 nights

itinerary-skill

Skill level

Advanced

Northern Atolls

Overview

Abundant Marinelife
Abundant marine life
Manta Rays
Manta Rays
Pristine Corals
Pristine reefs
Drift diving
Drift Diving
Pelagics
Pelagic Encounters

One of the most diverse itineraries in the Maldives, our Northern Atolls itinerary gives you 10 nights on board and some of the most diverse diving in the region. You cruise and dive through the atolls of North Male, Raa, Baa, Shaviyani, Haa Dhaalu and Haa Alifu. With gentle coral gardens, current driven passes, standalone pinnacles, and some pristine, barely dived sites there is something for everyone here.

Dates & Prices

What's included:
Obligatory surcharges:

*Goods & Services Tax applies to payments made on board for equipment rental, nitrox, courses, alcohol, soft drinks and merchandise.

**Charges to visit Hanifaru Bay are payable on board in USD cash only. Bank notes must be in perfect condition, and no older than 2006.

Maps & Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: The inclusion of some of the sites listed below is dependent on itinerary duration, season and other factors that may be beyond our control.

Haa Dhaalu Atoll and Haa Alifu Atoll

These atolls in the northernmost region of the Maldives are less visited and relatively undeveloped for tourism. This means that divers can explore pristine and less crowded dive sites.

Shaviyani Atoll

With a range of dive sites, including colourful coral reefs, thilas, and channels. Shiviyani attracts a diverse array of marine life, from small critters to larger pelagic species.

Raa Atoll

Known for its diverse marine life, colourful coral reefs and variety of reef fish, you can expect to see different types of angelfish, butterflyfish, and the occasional reef shark. Current-driven channels offer exciting diving and possible pelagic encounters for those with experience in similar conditions.

Baa Atoll

Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, known for its remarkable biodiversity and unique marine life conservation efforts. Hanifaru Bay is famous for its seasonal aggregations of manta rays, though they can be seen in smaller numbers throughout the atoll.

North Malé Atoll

North Male Atoll features more than 36 channels that cut between the islands of the outer barrier reef.  Deep, clear waters mean great visibility in many areas with ingoing currents bringing congregations of barracuda, trevally, tuna and other pelagics to the channel entrances.

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Your cruise director will schedule up to three dives per day. This means up to 25 dives during the 10 night cruise. The diving day is typically scheduled as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing and Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing and Dive 3*
  • Snack relaxation period
  • Dinner

*If we offer a sunset or night dive, the schedule will be slightly amended.

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary involves diving in strong currents and is only suitable for experienced divers. Our crew reserve the right to deny participation in some or all dives if they deem any person unfit or not experienced enough to cope with the diving conditions.

Detailed itinerary

*The itinerary above is an example only and is subject to change at the time of sailing depending on local regulations and restrictions, guests’ experience, weather conditions and logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion. Adverse weather and sea conditions can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.

Accommodation

9.52

Rated excellent

Nitrox

Surcharge

Wifi

Surcharge

Equipment

Surcharge

Tech friendly

No

Blue Voyager welcomes 26 divers on board with spacious modern comfort, providing the best Maldivian diving experience.

At 37m, Blue Voyager is a steel-hulled vessel that boasts three roomy double cabins and ten twin cabins. She features an indoor dining area, a bar and sky lounge, as well as a jacuzzi. A shaded outdoor lounge area can be found on the sun deck, plus viewing decks located at the front of both the upper and sun decks, an open air deck on the sun deck plus an ocean deck at the stern of the boat on the main deck, all providing comfortable seating and loungers.

Extras

Master Liveaboards offers a range of services to make your stay on board even more enjoyable. Equipment rental, Nitrox and courses can be pre-booked and pre-paid when booking your liveaboard. Rebreather diver guests, please send us your gas and equipment requests as early as possible.

7 nights
10 nights
Maldivian Green Tax (per person)*
42 USD
60 USD
Maldivian Goods & Services Tax

*All surcharges, including local taxes, are subject to change at any time, and without notice.

PLEASE NOTE: 16% Maldivian GST applies to all services and extras paid for on board. Credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge.

Cash payments on board can only be accepted in USD. All USD banknotes must be in good condition, without damage, creases, tears, pen marks, stains or discolouration. We can not accept old versions of USD banknotes: $100 banknotes should have a blue security strip (issued after 2013); $20 and $50 banknotes should not be dated older than 2006.

Equipment
7 nights:
10 nights:
Full equipment set*
255 USD
382.50 USD
Wetsuit (3mm shorty)
70 USD
100 USD
Regulators
80 USD
120 USD
BCD
80 USD
120 USD
Fins (open-heel)
25 USD
37.50 USD
Booties
25 USD
37.50 USD
Mask & snorkel
20 USD
30 USD
Dive computer**
70 USD
100 USD
U/W torch
63 USD
90 USD
Reef Hook
9 USD
13 USD
Extra 10L or 12L cylinder
35 USD
52.50 USD
15 Litre cylinder
77 USD
110 USD
3L pony cylinder
55 USD
82.50 USD

*Full equipment set includes wetsuit, BCD, regulators, mask, fins, boots and snorkel only. SMB, Weight belts and weights are provided free of charge.
** All divers are required to dive with a computer. ** All equipment must be pre-booked to ensure availability and correct sizes, etc. are on board.

PLEASE NOTE: All extras paid for on board are subject to 16% Maldivian GST

Price
Nitrox (single cylinder) 7 nights
105 USD
Nitrox (single cylinder) 10 nights
150 USD
CCR cylinder set (7nights)
175 USD
CCR cylinder set (10 nights)
250 USD
Rebreathers – O2 fills (per litre)
0.12 USD
Sofnolime (20 kg tub)
400 USD

On-board pricing is liable to change without notice. Though we try to keep documentation as up-to-date as possible, please be aware that, although it is unlikely, prices may be different on your cruise.

PLEASE NOTE: All extras paid for on board are subject to 16% Maldivian GST

Beer (per 330 ml serving)
from 5 USD
Spirits (per shot)
from 4 USD
Cocktails
from 10 USD
Wine (per 125 ml glass)
from 3 USD
Wine (per bottle)
from 32 USD
Sparkling wine (375 ml bottle)
25 USD
Sparkling wine (750 ml bottle)
47 USD
Sodas (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta)
3 USD per can
Mocktails (per serving)
8 USD
Internet Data Packages
1 GB
11 USD
2 GB
16 USD
5 GB
21 USD

Alcohol prices may be subject to change without notice. While we endeavour to keep this information as up-to-date as possible, please be aware that availability and prices are dependent on specially licensed local suppliers and may be different on your cruise.

PLEASE NOTE: All extras paid for on board are subject to 16% Maldivian GST.

Diving Courses
Cost:
SSI Enriched Air Nitrox
183 USD
SSI Advanced Adventurer Diver**
340 USD
SSI Deep Diving
225 USD
Other SSI Courses
Please enquire*

PLEASE NOTE: The course prices listed above include SSI online learning, training dives on board, and online certification.

** SSI Advanced Adventurer Diver is equivalent to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

*A range of other speciality courses are available on request. Please enquire with our reservations team for more information, prices and to pre-book.

Courses are subject to availability and must be pre-booked to ensure an instructor is available.
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Customer Reviews

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Tiffanie Andrews-Rost
Tiffanie Andrews-Rost
Blue Voyager, Oct. 2023
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Outstanding trip. Knowledgeable and enjoyable crew and staff. Everyone was welcoming and such a joy to spend the time with.
Albert Rybacki
Albert Rybacki
Blue Voyager, Oct. 2023
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This was a great trip. You have amazing team! All smiling, nice, gentle, helpfull. All was perfect. Thank you!
Nathalie Moolenschot
Nathalie Moolenschot
Blue Voyager, Sep. 2023
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Best live aboard experience I have had. Exceptional. Cant wait to book with you again. Very attentive and supportive crew. Went out of their way to be helpful.
Nicolena Berry
Nicolena Berry
Blue Voyager, Sep. 2023
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Oliver and Carmen, Thithi and each member of the crew were wonderful. Every need was met, every concern or question answered, and each day was made better through the continued work and efforts of the staff. Phenomenal dive staff, excellent boat crew.
Roger Allec
Roger Allec
Blue Voyager, Sep. 2023
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The diving was amazing! Carmen, Oliver and Thithi were absolutely incredible! The diving and crew made the trip. The water experience was amazing because of our guides! Thank you to all the crew.
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