Notes: The minimum recommended age for diving is 15 years‐old. All children who want to dive must hold the required certification and dive accompanied by a responsible adult.
Dive experience: These dive Maldives dive tours are recommended for advanced divers or experienced divers with 50 logged dives. Except safaris that visit the Deep South - at least 50 logged dives are mandatory.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, tea and coffee, return boat-local airport transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive insurance.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set US$ 175 per week), SMB (US$ 15 per week), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), Maldives GST (US$ 155), crew tips (US$ 130), Green Tax (US$ 6 per night), Hanifaru Bay MPA fee (when visited: US$ 30). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash in Euros or US dollars, or bank card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 70 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 60 per week), torch (US$ 10 per dive), Horizon S/C rebreathers, Divertug U/W scooters (US$ 20 per dive).
How to get there: Blue Force 3 departs on 1 week cruises every Saturday. If your trip departs from Male, a team member will be waiting for you at the airport’s arrivals hall, holding a Blue Force signboard. You should aim to arrive before noon so that you can take part in the check dive that afternoon. However, it is still possible to arrive later and board any time on the Saturday. If your trip departs from Kooddoo or Gan, you should aim to arrive at Male airport before 10 am so that you can take the domestic flight to the outer atolls. Likewise, a team member will be waiting for you at the local airport and escort you to the boat for departure in the afternoon.
The final dive will be in the morning of the last full day of the cruise, then the boat will travel back to port in the afternoon. Disembarkation is at 7 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. If the cruise ends in Male, you can join a complimentary city tour on the Friday afternoon. If your departure flight from the Maldives is late on Saturday, it is recommended that you use a day hotel (which can be booked on arrival). If your port of disembarkation is Kooddoo or Gan, you will need to catch a domestic flight back to Male.
For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section.
Non-diver rate: None. Non-diving activities are provided onboard.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 70% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest price cabin (total 5-16 guests), pay for 14 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 17-21 guests), pay for 18 guests and 4 additional persons can join free of charge (total 22+ guests)
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 6 extra persons can join free of charge.