Scubaspa Yang's Best of Maldives

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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)
  • Day before departure max 2 dives (depending on flying times), departure day no dives
  • Full board (3 meals a day, buffet)
  • A beach dinner (depending on availability and weather conditions)
  • Drinking water from refillable bottles, instant coffee and tea
  • 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
  • Visit to local island (depending weather and route)
  • Goods and Services Tax of 12%


  • Green tax of USD 6 pp night
  • Crew gratuities
  • Possible fuel surcharge


  • Bar consumptions as listed on board
  • Nitrox for Nitrox certified divers USD 125 p/w
  • Dive Equipment rental
  • Spa, Wellness treatments
  • 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 13:00 hours on arrival day
  • 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
  • The boat keeps the right to make changes (eg route, spots, dives, etc) in the case of unforeseeable events


  • To confirm the reservation a 25% deposit needs to be received within 7 days of the invoice date
  • The balance needs to be received latest 30 days prior to the start of the trip


  • The 25% deposit is non refundable
  • Between 59 and 30 days before the trip 50% of the total will not be refunded
  • Cancellation within 29 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 only queen sized bed, portholes.
8x bed twin
2x bed twin
On lowerdeck, queen size bed and couch/single bed, mini fridge, portholes.
1x bed twin
On maindeck, queen sized bed, sitting area, big oval window.
3x bed twin
On maindeck, king sized bed, sitting area, big oval window.
5x bed twin

All cabins

  • aircon
  • warm shower
  • safety box
  • bed lights
  • hairdryer



liveaboard lounge clima Open air lounge
liveaboard wifi Wifi
liveaboard voltage on board 220V
liveaboard desalination Hot and cold water
liveaboard reading lights in cabin Visa, Mastercard
liveaboard Nitrox available Free nitrox
Nationality of the dive guids International diveteam
Dives per day 3 Dives per day
liveaboard cylinders 12 L Alu DIN/INT
liveaboard equipment rental Dive eqm rental
liveaboard meal location Ventilated dining room
liveaboard meal style Buffet
liveaboard mineral water in cabin Unlimited water refills
liveaboard bar Open air bar
liveaboard draught beer draught beer
liveaboard espresso machine Espresso
liveaboard beach BBQ Beach BBQ
liveaboard massage Complete Spa on board
liveaboard jacuzzi jacuzzi
liveaboard kajak Yoga
liveaboard gym Small gym
liveaboard TV screen Media options in lounge
Sundeck Huge sundeck
local island visit Local island visit
deserted island visit Visit of deserted island

Trip Details

Starts Saturday, 18 May 2019
Ends Saturday, 25 May 2019
Free places 2
Price per person USD 2.453 ( ± 2,229 euro )
- upgrade (p/p) Cowrie Suite - USD 246 p/w
- upgrade (p/p) Dolphin Suite - USD 616 p/w
Embark / Disembark Malé - Malé
We are no longer accepting registration for this trip
Maldives Maldives
2453 USD 2
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