Holiday Reference: TRP 33449

Holiday information

  • Pristine northern Hanimadhoo location - domestic flight from Male
  • 3 cabin options with twin or double beds or upgrade to the luxury cabin!
  • Extremely stable liveaboard due to unique ship design - ideal if you get sea sick!
  • BBQ on an uninhabited island every week!
  • Average Water Temp: 27-29 C
  • Average Air Temp: 28 - 30 C
  • Average Visability: 10-25m
  • Good for: sharks, manta and soft corals
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • This is an excellent itinerary for anyone looking to visit a different part of the Maldives, with amazing, pristine diving. Get away from the hustle to sample the very best diving between Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu atolls

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Save £150 Dive with the pioneers Amba on a voyage through the virgin atolls of Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu. After landing in Male you will take the domestic flight to Hanimandoo to join Amba. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). Amba runs a varied and exciting itinerary with 2-3 dives a day and 1 night dive during the week. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. You also have a day use package at the Barefoot Eco hotel before flying back to Male at the end of your trip. This excludes any drinks or meals in the hotel. Flights are typically with Sri Lankan, Emirates or Qatar although we are able to book a variety of scheduled airlines. Excluded are alcohol, fruit juice, soft drinks, nitrox (7 night package 59), additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any diving courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

 

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Liveaboard Details

Amba has pioneered diving in the more remote northern atolls of Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Baa, Raa and Noonu. Here the reefs are devoid of other dive boats. This is dive escapism at it's very best in the Maldives with an experienced crew that know whe ...

Amba has pioneered diving in the more remote northern atolls of Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Baa, Raa and Noonu. Here the reefs are devoid of other dive boats. This is dive escapism at it's very best in the Maldives with an experienced crew that know where the best marine life in the region can be found, whatever the season.

Amba sleeps 20 divers across 3 different room types. All of the cabins are a generous size with en suite and air con as standard. There are 7 lower deck cabins, with both twin bed or double bed options. There are a further 2 standard cabins on the upper deck, with a bunk or double bed arrangement. The master suite is also on the upper deck, with a queen double bed and it's own private sundeck, looking out over the glorious blue seas.

Amba prides itself on an exceptional service standard on board. Thanks to her clever design, she is also an incredibly stable liveaboard... you would hardly know you at at sea! Amba boasts not 1 but 2 tender boats. All diving is done from the spacious dhoni, but there is also a fast speedboat to zip you between the islands. Back on board, soak up the sun on the sun deck or curl up with your book in the shaded areas. There are even windbreaker screens for your optimum comfort. Head to the saloon and you will find a fully stocked bar - so pull up a chair at the end of day and trade stories with your fellow divers. There is a TV, stereo, board games and on board library.

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Itinerary Details

Get away from the hustle to sample the very best diving between on an itinerary of adventure in Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu in serious Maldivian liveaboard style.

Northern Lights Description

The Northern Lights itinerary on pioneering liveaboard Amba soaks up remote and virgin dive sites in Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu, the northern most atoll in the Maldives. Spend your week exploring the unique sites, many of which Amba has discovered. Manta, sharks and macro await on a voyage that dives at the most exciting and beautiful sites over no less than 6 atoll systems. Sail between the remote islands and picture perfect beaches and experience for yourself the endless variety that makes the Maldives a must see diving destination.

One of main attractions to the Northern lights itinerary is the sheer diversity of the diving. There are several thila dives, where you descend onto a submerged reef, hook in and watch the action unfold. Amba thila, Thankandhoo, Nellaidhoo, Anemon Thila... these are just some of the shark spots that are waiting for you. At Baarah Blue and Maarandhoo Blue head out to look for hammerheads as the baracuda swirl on the drop off! Or experience the thrill of diving through Amba Canyon or Bodu Cave. Stop and watch manta swoop in on the reef. Or look for leopard and guitar sharks cruising along the sandy slopes.

The Northern Lights itinerary will thrill any diver - if you have never been the Maldives before cherry pick the ultimate dive sites as you journey between one adrenalin rush to the other. If you are a seasoned Maldives diver you will appreciate the endless quality of diving, stopping at only the very best sites throughout the region. Currents in the northern areas tend not to be as strong as around Male making this an accessible itinerary for all divers but do bear in mind there is some drift diving. Reef hooks are handy in the Maldives too and an essential tool for any photographers wanting to capture that awesome shark or manta shot.

Want to know more about Northern Lights?

Northern Lights contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.