Conte Max's Central Atolls

divetrips Conte Max dive liveaboard maldives


Malé - Rashdoo - Ari - Vaavu

route MLE MLE male ari vaavu

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)
  • Arrival day max 1 dive, day before departure max 1 dives (depending on flying times), departure day no dives
  • Use of Nautilus lifeline (Safety GPS for divers)
  • Free Nitrox for Nitrox certified divers
  • Full board (3 meals a day, buffet)
  • Unlimited drinking water, American coffee, tea and bananas
  • Visit of Malé (Capital) on last eventing
  • 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 to local island (depending weather and route)
  • One or two times sunset fishing
  • Use of kayak
  • Goods and Services Tax of 12%


  • Green tax of USD 6 pp night
  • Crew gratuities
  • If crude oil exceeds USD 0,60 litre, a surcharge applies


  • Bar consumptions as listed on board
  • Dive Equipment rental
  • Beach BBQ USD10 to 18 (weather permitting)
  • Ayurveda Wellness treatments (Spa)
  • Additional dives USD 35 USD per dive
  • 15 Litre tank USD per dive, USD 100 per week
  • Rebreather service or request: 2 or 3 liter O2 tanks (booster charge to refill to 200 bar), Sofnolime, 5 or 7 liter bailout tanks
  • Private diving guide USD 120 p/d plus transfer cost if required
  • Wifi USD 25 per week (when in reach of 3G/4G only)

When in doubt...

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


  • Book 11 people, pay only 10
  • Single use of room:80% supplement
  • Children 2 to 11 years pay USD 400 (share with parents)
  • Third person in a cabin USD 1400 per week
  • Non diver discount USD 60 per week

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in on arrival day as soon as possible after arrival (Not before 11:00 hours)
  • Checkout 8:00 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
  • Every diver needs to have a personal diving computer
  • A minimum certification of Open Water is required
  • 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 7 days of the invoice date
  • The balance needs to be received latest 60 days prior to the start of the trip
  • For reservations within 60 days of the start of the trip, full payment is required


  • 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 or only 2 single beds, portholes.
4x bed double single
2x bed twin
Higher decks
On main and on upper deck, queen sized bed plus single or only 2 single beds, windows.
1 x bed twin
1x bed twin

All cabins

  • aircon
  • warm shower
  • bed lights



liveaboard lounge clima AC Lounge
liveaboard wifi Wifi
liveaboard voltage on board 220V
liveaboard desalination Hot and cold water
liveaboard reading lights in cabin Visa
liveaboard Nitrox available Free nitrox
Dives per day 3 Dives per day
Nationality of the dive guids International diveteam
liveaboard cylinders 11/13.5 L Alu DIN/INT
liveaboard 15 Liter cylinder 15 L option
liveaboard equipment rental Dive eqm rental
Diver tracking device Diver GPS tracking
liveaboard meal location Lounge or deck
liveaboard meal style Buffet
liveaboard coffee and tea 24/7 Coffee, tea, water
liveaboard bar Bar in lounge
liveaboard draught beer draught beer
liveaboard espresso machine Espresso
liveaboard beach BBQ Beach BBQ
liveaboard massage Ayurveda center
liveaboard souvenirshop Boutique
liveaboard kajak Kajak
Sundeck Sundeck
local island visit Local island visit
deserted island visit Visit of deserted island
liveaboard fishing options Fishing on request

Trip Details

Starts Monday, 30 Dec 2019
Ends Monday, 06 Jan 2020
Free places 4
Price per person USD 2.800 ( ± 2,521 euro )
- upgrade (p/p) Main or upper deck - USD 250 p/w
Embark / Disembark Malé - Malé
We are no longer accepting registration for this trip
Maldives Maldives
2800 USD 4
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