Ari Queen's Best of Maldives

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Malé - Rashdoo - Ari - Vaavu

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The classical route visiting the central atolls of the  Maldives. Known as "Best of Maldives", "Central Atolls" or "Magic Maldives", this route gives you a very nice impression of what it is what Maldives has to offer. Almost all highlights can be seen during this trip.

This trip is comfortably starting and ending from Velana Airport in Malé, so no additional domestic travel is needed.

The Ari Atoll has it all. Amazing thila's as well as great channels. In principle you can see pretty much most stuff Maldives has to offer: nice colourful reefs with plenty of fish, but also sharks and manta rays. With a bit of luck you might even spot a whale-shark as in the South there is a population that seems to be there all year round.

The Vaavu Atoll has a some good channels as well as an amazing opportunity to see many nurse sharks during a night dive near Alimatha.

South Malé has some great divespots, especially the channels and thilas on the east are, with a bit of luck of the currents, overwhelming.


  • 3 dives a day, 1 night dive per week. (Tanks, weights and dive guiding service)
  • Day before departure max 2 dives (depending on flying times), departure day no dives
  • Full board (3 meals a day, buffet)
  • Unlimited drinking water, American coffee, tea and bananas
  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins, based on 2 persons sharing a cabin
  • Welcome/assistance at international airport on arrival
  • Transfer from airport to boat on arrival day, from boat to airport on departure day
  • Visit of Malé (Capital) on last eventing
  • Goods and Services Tax of 12%
  • Green tax


  • Crew gratuities
  • Possible fuel surcharge


  • Nitrox for EANx certified divers USD 100 p/w
  • A beach dinner USD 7 per person
  • Bar consumptions as listed on board
  • Dive Equipment rental
  • Wifi

When in doubt...

  • Anything not mentioned in included is simply not included in the package price. When in doubt . . . ask us before booking.


Arrival and departure

  • Check-in 11:00 hours on arrival day
  • Checkout 7:30 hours on departure day

You should know !

  • Every diver must show his dive certification as well as a valid dive insurance
  • A minimum of Advanced Open Water and 50 logged dives is advised
  • A minimum of 8 bookings is necessary to guarantee the trip
  • The boat keeps the right to make changes (eg route, spots, dives, etc) in the case of unforeseeable events


  • To confirm the reservation a 30% deposit needs to be received within 10 days of the invoice date
  • The balance needs to be received latest 60 days prior to the start of the trip


  • The 30% deposit is non refundable
  • Cancellation within 60 days of the trip starting date: 100% will be charged

On board

  • Anything not included in the package will need to be paid on board at checkout
  • The checkout invoice is made in USD
  • To avoid surcharges and exchange rate arguments we advise you to pay in USD:
  • Creditcards accepted: Visa and Mastercard ( surcharge applies )


On lowerdeck, queen sized bed plus single bed or twin beds, porthole.
6x bed twin
Junior Suite
On lowerdeck, Queen size bed, portholes.
1x bed twin
On maindeck, queen sized bed, tv-screen, mini-fridge, big windows.
2x bed double
On upperdeck, double bed or 2 single beds,tv-screen, mini-fridge, big windows.
2x bed twin

All cabins

  • aircon
  • warm shower
  • bed lights
  • hairdryer



liveaboard lounge clima Ventilated lounge
liveaboard wifi Wifi (U$))
liveaboard voltage on board 220V
liveaboard desalination Hot and cold water
liveaboard Nitrox available Nitrox
Nationality of the dive guids Maldivian diveteam
Dives per day 3 Dives per day
liveaboard cylinders 12 L Alu DIN/INT
liveaboard 15 Liter cylinder 15 L option
liveaboard equipment rental Dive eqm rental
liveaboard meal location Ventilated dining room
liveaboard meal style Buffet
liveaboard coffee and tea 24/7 Coffee, tea, water
liveaboard bar Bar in lounge
liveaboard draught beer draught beer
Sundeck Sundeck
liveaboard fishing options Fishing on request
local island visit Local island visit
deserted island visit Visit of deserted island
liveaboard beach BBQ Beach BBQ (U$)

Trip Details

Starts Saturday, 26 Jan 2019
Ends Saturday, 02 Feb 2019
Free places 1
Price per person USD 1.395 ( ± 1,244 euro )
Embark / Disembark Malé - Malé
We are no longer accepting registration for this trip
Maldives Maldives
1395 USD 1
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