Dive experience: Recommended (not mandatory): Maldives Central Atolls trips: 50 logged dives, and Southern Atolls trips: 100 logged dives, Deep South trips: advanced and 50 logged dives. Divers should be comfortable in currents and with making negative entries.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours, transfers to the boat from local airport at scheduled times, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weight belts, 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 35 per day), dive computer (US$ 10 per day), dive insurance, park fees (US$ 42 - US$ 72), Green tax (US$ 6 per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 15 per day), 15 litre tanks (US$ 11 per day), rebreather supplies (must be pre-booked), reef hooks, airport transfers outside of scheduled times.
How to get there: The MV Blue Spirit liveaboard trips usually depart from Male (MLE) or, for some outer atoll trips, from Kooddoo (GKK), Dharavandhoo (DRV), Hanimaadhoo (HAQ) or Gan (GAN). The price of a domestic flight to the outer atolls (should you need one) is about USD 175 one way. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. If your cruise departs from Male, the dhoni dive boat will dock right at the airport at 12:30 pm and at 4 pm and transfer guests direct to the Blue Spirit. If your flights mean a long wait at Male Airport, please report to the Voyages Maldives counter.
Boarding is usually prior to 6 pm and the boat departs once all guests are onboard. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11 am on the second last day of the trip and then the boat returns to harbour on that day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Disembarkation is at 9 am on the final morning.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge (total 6 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 10 guests and 2 extra people can join free of charge.