Dive experience: Required: Maldives Southern Atolls trips: Advanced Open Water Diver and at least 50 logged dives, Maldives Northern Atolls: at least 30 logged dives, Maldives Central & Northern Atolls trips: at least 10 logged dives, all other trips require Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner (1 BBQ on deserted island weather permitting), snacks, drinking water, hot drinks (excluding Lavazza), transfers to the boat from the airport (until 12 noon), dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English speaking divemasters (8 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set including surface marker device, reef hook and dive computer US$ 290 per week), dive insurance (you will need to bring proof of this with you to show the guides when you check in), Green Tax (US$ 6 per night), 10% service charge on any items paid on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash only in MVR, Euros or US dollars).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, late boat transfers (US$ 15), Lavazza coffees, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 90 per week, must be pre-booked), 15 litre tanks (US$ 50 per week), torch (US$ 7 per day), underwater camera, 10% service charge on any items paid on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The MV Eco Blue liveaboard normally departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. Your flight can arrive in Male at any time on the first day. The earliest airport pick up time of the day is 8:30 am when you will be met, in front of the arrivals exit door, by a representative holding an Eco Pro Divers Maldives sign. Boat transfers begin at 12 moon, and later arrivals will be collected at their respective flight times. A negative PCR test result not older than 96 hours before arrival, or a confirmed antigen test not older than 24 hours before arrival, are required.
For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 9 am on the second last day of the trip. Disembarkation as at 7-9 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a 10% discount from the published rate.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin, pay a supplement of US$ 200 on the published price of a Standard cabin (1 cabin available) or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 7 guests), pay for 10 guests and and 2 additional guests can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 12 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 17 guests and and 3 additional guests can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 20 guests).