Notes: Minimum recommended age: 8 years old.
Dive experience: Divers are required to be Advanced Open Water certified or equivalent and have a minimum of 50 logged dives. Alternatively guests must hold an Open Water licence, have at least 50 logged dives prior to the cruise, and sign up for the Advanced Open Water Diver course onboard the trip.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, drinking water, local airport transfers, domestic flights (where required), dives (as detailed in the trips above), 32% nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 3 English speaking divemasters, tanks, belt and weights. 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 190 per week), dive computer (US$ 45 per week), SMB: US$ 12 per week), diving insurance, service charge (i.e. tips - 7 nights: US$ 100 / 10 nights: US$ 150 / 14 nights: US$ 200), Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night), 10% service charge on any items paid on board. Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (credit card - VISA/Mastercard or cash - EUR/USD).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks (cocktails, beer, wine, liquor), extra dives (US$ 30 per dive), torch (US$ 15 per dive), 15 litre tank (US$ 20 per week), introduction to diving (for non-divers), 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: Seafari Explorer 2 liveaboard dive cruises usually depart from Male, the capital city of the Maldives. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. Guests will be greeted outside the arrivals hall, after luggage claim and customs formalities, by a staff member holding a “SEAFARI MALDIVES” signboard. Guests are then transferred to the yacht by traditional Maldivian dhoni boat. If arriving early, a hotel day room with swimming pool access can be arranged upon request.
For safaris in the outer atolls, Seafari will send any pre-arranged and necessary domestic flight tickets to the port of departure to guests. Again, a staff representative will greet guests at the local airport arrivals hall and escort them to the yacht. The weight limit for checked baggage is 25 kg for scuba divers, and hand luggage of 7/8 kg.
Boarding commences at 11 am and continues all through the first day. The yacht only leaves the harbour on the following morning.
The last dive is in the morning on the penultimate day of the cruise. Disembarkation is after breakfast at 7:30 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: Discount of US$ 10 per night.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin, reserve one of the 2 single cabins, or pay a supplement of 70% of the published price for their own twin/double bed cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 20 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge (total 22+ guests).