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Our Southern Atols itinerary will take you to the most southerly point of the Maldives on a liveaboard holiday that is anything but ordinary. Flying down to Addu atoll (Gaan) not only makes the most of your precious holiday time, but also means you get right in on the shark action of the secluded south. Spend a week in isolated paradise as you dive Addu, Foammulah and Huvadhoo looking for the ocean’s larger inhabitants – tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks and even whalesharks.

Once you arrive in Male, the capital of the Maldives you will be whisked down to Addu atoll (Gaan) by plane to join your liveaboard home for the week. Once the check dive is over, the pelagic action begins in earnest. Kuda Kandu is ideal for watching reef sharks as well as eagle rays. Mulikolhu Fara is otherwise known as Manta Point – they are simply huge here – prepare to be amazed! Adduu is also home to one of the few wreck dives in the Maldives, the British Loyalty which was torpedoed in the Second World War. Lying on her starboard side, the Loyalty is the ideal recreational wreck with a max depth of 33m with magnificent coral growth. From Addu your next stop off point is Foammulah. Prepare to come face to face with tiger sharks and silver tip sharks. These incredible fish patrol the deep walls that surround Foamulah north and South. Your final atoll is Huvadhoo as the boat continues her journey north. The lagoon inside Huvadhoo is one of the deepest in the Maldives and the shifting currents are ideal for yet more shark sightings, including occasional whalesharks.

The Sharks of the South itinerary will suit any diver that has explored the north and central Maldives but not yet ventured this far south. Few divers travel this way and you are certain of week far from the madding crowd. Due to the remote nature of the dive sites, Sharks of the South is more suitable for experienced divers and there is a good focus on drift diving. 17 dives are on offer over a nerve tingling week that will stand out for all the right reasons. Think you have dived the Maldives? Think again!

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Shark Guardian of the Year! Express Speedboat Diving
Scuba Travel would like to congratulate Royal evolution for becoming the Shark Guardian of the year 2012. Playing an essential role in the catching of 4 Yemeni fishing boats and removing over 11km of lone lines releasing sharks as they did so. This required alot of courage bravery and skills. Well done guys!

The Shark Guardian award is given by the Shark Project International

Divers can now reach the world-famous coral reefs of the Straits of Tiran in Sharm El Sheikh in less than 20 minutes with Camel Dive Club’s new express speedboat service.

Camel runs up to three dive trips and three separate snorkelling excursions every day by speedboat. The ‘early bird’ dive trip at 7am provides an ideal opportunity to explore the famous Tiran reefs, and a chance to spot the schooling hammerhead sharks near Jackson Reef at a time when most other divers will still be having breakfast. Camel also plans late afternoon dives during the summer months.

Scuba Diving is good for your waistline!

“Scuba diving provides a full body workout that combines cardio and strength training to burn calories, tone muscles and even improve breathing” says Theresa Kaplan, director of communications for The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). “Although your body is buoyant underwater and you feel virtually weightless while scuba diving, maneuvering through water requires constant motion by your entire body, thus toning and strengthening muscles in your thighs, shoulders and your core.”In fact, just 30 minutes of scuba diving can burn up to 400 calories for the average woman. Most diving excursions last about 30 to 45 minutes, so depending on the diver’s experience level and the type of dive, it’s not uncommon to burn 500+ calories during one workout.

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