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Adora Liveaboard


Maldives Boat Club
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stylishly designed yacht featuring modern facilities
  • Part of the experienced Maldives Boat Club fleet, that has been operating in the area for over 20 years
  • Whale Sharks, Mantas, Hammerheads and loads of other different shark species can be spotted
  • Cruises the archipelago’s area known as “The Best of the Maldives", considered by many to be the best dive location in the world
  • Free Wi Fi
  • Free nitrox
  • Dive from a large auxiliary boat (Dhoni)
Main specification
Year built: 2014
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 37m/10m
Max guests: 21

THE BOAT

With a sea full of diverse and spectacular marine life, including whale sharks, manta rays, hammerheads and beautiful corals, no wonder Maldives is one of the top exotic dive destinations in the world. So if you decide to explore this paradise, make sure you put yourself in the hands of the experts by booking a trip aboard the MV Adora! This luxury boat is the latest addition to the fleet of the Maldives Boat Club, which has been operating liveaboard diving safari cruises for over 20 years.

The MV Adora was custom built in 2014 and great detail was given during its design to ensure it achieved the highest standards for quietness and comfort, meaning tranquility and relaxation are guaranteed while at sea. Stylishly designed, this 37 metres yacht features a large interior and exterior living space, as it caters  to a maximum of 21 guests only, accommodated in 11 cabins – all of them gorgeously decorated, with exterior windows, en-suite bathroom, TV and individually controlled AC. Divers and their non-diving travel companions can make the most out of their holidays by enjoying the view from the sunbeds located on the boat’s beautiful sundeck or by relaxing on the spacious and comfortable indoor salon with AC, where a bar can also be found.

In between dives and also having in mind those who prefer to stay at the surface, the MV Adora offers other activities, such as island hopping, snorkeling and barbecue on deserted islands. And because nutritious food is essential when you are diving every day, special attention to this was paid while designing the menu, which features a wide variety of tasty local and international dishes. Moreover, an attentive crew will look after your needs the whole time to ensure everything runs smoothly and pleasantly.

THE DIVING

A team of three very experienced dive professionals will guide you so you get to see the very best of Maldives underwater, including the big pelagic animals this area is famous for: manta rays, hammerheads and whale sharks. Other common sights are turtles, eagle rays, black-tip sharks, nurse sharks, groupers, an array of colourful reef fish and much more!

The dive sites are approached by a supportive 20 metres Maldivian dive boat (called a “dhoni”), which makes divers’ pick up a lot more comfortable and allows for greater proximity to dive spots where coral reefs are close to the surface. Free nitrox is available onboard. Divers must be insured and a 20€ Divers Alert Network insurance is available for this trip.

WHEN TO GO

Conditions are at their best between October and May, but the diving is very good all year round, as pelagics are always present. Learn more about when to dive in the Maldives.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book your flight into Male, the country’s capital. A member of MV Adora staff will be meeting you in Male at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport at 10AM on the first day of the diving safari – so, if you are arriving on this same day, you should ensure your flight lands in Male well before this time. On the last day you will be disembarking in Male at 10AM.

ROUTES AND AVAILABILITY

Best of Maldives
6 or 7 nights
Embark/disembark: Malé/Malé
Big majestic pelagic like whale sharks, hammerheads or the individuals from the world’s largest population of reef manta ray Read more
Best of Maldives
7 or 8 days / 6 or 7 nights
Departure: Malé
Arrival: Malé
Certification required: Open Water Diver or equivalent
Number of dives required: At least 30 dives logged
Points of interest: Big majestic pelagic like whale sharks, hammerheads or the individuals from the world’s largest population of reef manta ray

Route detail

On the classic MV Adora seven nights trip, it is highly likely that you will spot anything on your bucket list: big majestic pelagic like whale sharks, hammerheads or the individuals from the world’s largest population of reef manta ray! The boat’s main route covers the best of Maldives by visiting the centre atolls - North Male, South Male, Felidhu, South Ari and North Ari.

Maldives has a very special underwater landscape. The country has 26 gorgeous atolls - ring-shaped coral reefs that end up encircling relatively shallow lagoons. These are usually connected to the open ocean through different points through which the water enters and exits, originating channels (called “kandu” locally) with currents rich in nutrients that feed a vast range of fish, corals, sponges, gorgonians and other marine species. Based on the reefs’ geographical formation, diving activity in the Maldives can be carried out in either these channels, in the “thilas” or “giris” (underwater rock pinnacles that develop from 30-40 metres to nearly up the surface) or in the “faru” (the edge of the atolls). Learn more about the coral reef system of the Maldives.

If you would like to learn more, the page Diving in the Maldives (Central region) will give you a good understanding about diving in this region.

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SCHEDULE

Best of Maldives - MV Adora 8 days 7 nights schedule

Day 1: Arrival Day

  • Dive: 1 : Kurumba House Reef, North Male' (Check Dive)
  • Anchorage: Vellasaru - North Male

Day 2

  • Dive 1: Vaadhoo Caves, South Male
  • Dive 2: Kadooma Thila, South Male
  • Dive 3: Alimathaa House Reef (Night Dive), Felidhu
  • Anchorage: Near Alimathaai

Day 3

  • Dive 1: Miyaru Kandu, Felidhu
  • Dive 2: Dhevana Kandu, Felidhu
  • Dive 3: Kudhima Wreck, South Ari
  • Anchorage

Day 4

  • Dive 1: Rangali Madivaru, South Ari
  • Dive 2: Maamigili Beyru, South Ari
  • Dive 3: Dhigurah Beyru, South Ari
  • Anchorage: Dhagethi or Dhigurah

Day 5

  • Dive 1: Kuda Rah Thila, South Ari
  • Dive 2: Rangeli, South Ari
  • Dive 3: Dhiga Thila, South Ari
  • Anchorage: Raidhigga (BQQ)

Day 6

  • Dive 1: Panettone, North Ari
  • Dive 2: Moofushi Corner, North Ari
  • Dive 3: hafsa Thila, North Ari
  • Anchorage: Rasdhoo

Day 7

  • Dive 1: Rasdhoo Madivaru, North Ari
  • Anchorage: Hulhumale Lagoon

Day 8

  • Departure by 10 am

This route is good for all year through. Itinerary may change depending on weather and other conditions while traveling.

Price includes
  • Green Tax of USD 6 per person per night
  • Goods and Services Tax of 12%
  • Airport “meet-and-greet”, transfers to and from the airport before noon on arrival and departure days only.
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with outside window, en-suite bathroom (hot water), towels and room service
  • Full board meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner served as a buffet
  • 1.5L bottle water per person per day, desalinated water, tea & coffee available 24h
  • 17 dives per week (1 night dive); note: dive restriction applies for flying time
  • Diving equipment: 12 lit Aluminum DIN/INT, lead belts, escorting diving boat, instructor and experienced, local dive guide (Padi)
  • Free Nitrox (only for certified divers)
  • 1 island visit + 1 beach dinner depending on availability and weather conditions
  • Use of fishing gear— local-style including hook, fishing line, weight and baits
  • Sightseeing and shopping in the capital city of Male' on the last evening
Price excludes
  • Fuel Surcharge: In case the crude oil price reaches USD 100 per barrel on the international market, USD 6 per person per night will be charged on board.
  • Bar & Equipment Rental
  • IF ANY: Early boarding Fee US$90 + GST per person per night (only on availability)
  • IF ANY: Additional Dives US$65 + GST per dive per per person
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BOAT FACILITIES

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Boat
Free WiFi
Saloon
Camera station
Cabins with air conditioning
Daily housekeeping
Warm water
Bar
Sunbeds
Music and video equipment
Non diver (snorkler) friendly
Child-friendly
Food
Local food
Western food
Buffet style
Snacks all day
Alcohol
Vegetarian options
Diving
Nitrox available
Dive tender
DIN adaptors
Equipment rental
Boat specification
Boat specification
Year built
2014
Max guests
21
Length
37
Width
10
Number of cabins
11
Engine
600 hp
Cabins
Standard Room (Double + twin)
Standard Room (Double + twin)
Cabin type
Twin share + Triple share
Maximum occupancy
3
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
Air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, hot water, towels.
Standard Room (Double + twin)
Ocean View Suites
Ocean View Suites
Cabin type
Twin share + Triple share
Maximum occupancy
3
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
Air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, hot water, towels
Ocean View Suites
Superior Cabin
Superior Cabin
Cabin type
Only single occupancy
Maximum occupancy
1
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Main deck
Air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, hot water, towels
Superior Cabin
Equipment rental
Payment on board. Can be ordered when booking
BCD (per day)USD 15
Computer (per day)USD 12
Torch (per day)USD 7
Regulator (per day)USD 15
Mask (per day)USD 7
Snorkel (per day)USD 7
Fins (per day)USD 7
Wetsuit (per day)USD 7
15 l. Tank (aluminum) (per day)USD 12
FULL EQUIPMENT (per trip)USD 375
Reef hook (to buy) (per trip)USD 24
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