Maldives 2012 - Highest Population of Whale Sharks in the World!

Start:Thursday, 08 November 2012
End:Sunday, 18 November 2012
Duration:11 days
Highlights:The MV Carpe Vita is brand new luxury 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull, designed and built by an experienced Maldivian boat builder which was completed end of February 2011. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.
accompanied by a specially designed new 61 foot diving dhoni (diving tender) to meet the needs and comfort of the divers today.

The Carpe Vita Explorer is a luxurious boat, with gourmet food. The Carpe Vita Explorer has 10 guest cabins divided in 3 categories over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 divers.

Packages Include:

10 nights/11 days aboard the vessel
3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
4 dives daily
Towels, linen, etc.
Use of tanks, weights and belts
All air fills
Same day transfers
Good & services tax
Non-alcoholic beverages and 2 glasses of beer or wine with dinner

Packages Do Not Include:

Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges
Crew gratuities
Trip cancellation & Dive insurance
Port/hotel taxes
Itinerary:North & South Male & Ari Atolls

Day 1: Male. Guests board vessel around 3 pm; Captain’s briefing, document check; check out dive. Approximately 1-1/2 hr crossing from port to North Male.

Day 2: North Male, 1 dive; North Ari, 3 dives. Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to North Ari and approximately a 2 hr crossing time between site in North Ari. Night spent anchored.

Day 3-4: North Ari, 4 dives daily. Night spent anchored.

Day 5: North Ari, 1 dive; South Ari, 3 dives. Night spent anchored.

Day 6-7: South Ari, 4 dives. Night-time crossing to Vaavu, approximately 3 ½ hr (as weather permits).

Day 8: Vaavu, 4 dives.

Day 9: Vaavu, 3 dives; South Male, 1 dive. Approximately 2 ½ hr crossing from Vaavu to South Male after third dive.

Day 10: South Male, 1 dive. May have additional dives based on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.

Day 11: Depart the vessel by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce the 8 am departure.
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