Holiday Reference: TRP 33881

Holiday information

  • Popular Maldives liveaboard
  • 4 distinct cabin options - lower deck twins & doubles, upper deck deluxe double & suite
  • All fresco dining
  • Longstanding crew with years' experience
  • Average Water Temp: 27-29 C
  • Average Air Temp: 28-30 C
  • Average Visability: 10-25m
  • Good for: sharks, pelagics, channel and drift dives
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • The Seven Southern atolls is an action packed pelagic adventure in the Maldives filled with speedy drift dives, manta, sharks and even a wreck dive in some of the Maldives' least visited atolls.

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Save £200 Get closer to the action in Male atolls, South Ari, Meemu, Vaavu, Thaa & Laamu on board Carpe Diem. After landing in Male you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. You have 10 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cabin upgrades available. Carpe Diem dives the seasonal hot spots with an average of 3 dives a day and all diving is from a dhoni tender. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. There will be a 1 way flight between Kadhdhdoo and Male on this itinerary. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Sri Lankan although we are able to book a variety of scheduled airlines. Excluded are the Maldivian departure tax, alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox 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

Carpe Diem combines superb service, exceptional diving and on board comfort at affordable prices. If it is mantas, whalesharks and speedy drift dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World ...

Carpe Diem combines superb service, exceptional diving and on board comfort at affordable prices. If it is mantas, whalesharks and speedy drift dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World famous dive sites await, all from the comfort and convenience of this superb Maldivian liveaboard.

Carpe Diem sleeps 20 dives across 10 cabins. There are cabin upgrades available on board so please do discuss the options with your travel consultant at the time of booking. No matter which cabin you chose, all have individual air con, safe and en suite bathrooms. The standard cabins are located below decks. 4 have a queen double with a separate single bed. There are a further 2 are twin/bunk bed only cabins. There are 2 main deck cabins with a queen double bed and glorious views. These are ideal for single occupancy as well as couples. They have a TV and DVD player in each cabin. Moving upstairs, you find the deluxe STAR cabin. This is one of the larger cabins on board with a queen double and large windows. Or for an extra special upgrade option, the suite is perfect. This is a massive cabin on the upper deck with a king double and masses of storage space. The sea views are exceptional as well as the creature comforts!

On the main deck you will find a large saloon area with tea, coffee and drinking water. This is the hub of the boat, where briefings are given. There is a large flat screen and audio system. Outside of the lounge is an outdoor seating area. All meals are also served al fresco in the dedicated dining area on the upper deck. Head right upstairs to the sun deck to soak up the views, work on your tan or just relax in the shade with a good book from the boat's library.

Please be aware, Open Water certification (or equivalent) divers are welcome on board. However, due to the nature of the diving in the Maldives, you will be required to complete the Advanced Open Water certification on board (local charges apply).

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Itinerary Details

The Seven Southern atolls is an action packed pelagic adventure in the Maldives filled with speedy drift dives, manta, sharks and even a wreck dive in some of the Maldives least visited atolls.

Seven Southern Atolls Description

The Seven Southern Atolls itinerary is an action packed pelagic adventure in the Maldives filled with speedy drift dives, manta and sharks action. Dive no less than 7 atolls in total! Our exclusive Maldivian liveaboard stops at nothing to ensure that you see manta, sharks and even a wreck as you sail into diving perfection.

Jan - March is the season for this itinerary as the current in the Kandus is predominantly incoming in this period. The Severn Southern Atolls itinerary will focus on diving North & South Male, Vaavu, Vattaru, Meemu, Thaa and Laamu atoll. Your trip will typically include a domestic flight either at the start or end of your holiday. Depending on the boat operator and sightings, you may find that you do not dive Vaavu and Vattaru so as to spend time in South Ari atoll instead - both options boast manta cleaning stations. On longer variations of this itinerary, you may also return to Male by boat rather than a flight.

There is a good variety of diving with exciting channel dives but also more relaxed diving inside the atolls on Thilas or Giris. One of the great things is that there are few other boats en route. North and South Ari are busy during this season, but this itinerary visits atolls that have few or no resorts and many unpopulated islands. Dive in North and South Male on the picturesque Finolhu wall or at HP reef. There is even a chance to squeeze in a wreck dive at the Kuda Giri wreck, famous for the rare black corals and superb macro life... can you find the resident frog fish? There is a shallow manta cleaning station in Meemu Atoll. Hammerheads are consistently found in Thaa, and also whalesharks often come to the boat at night attracted by the lights. The channel dives in a favourable current are really spectacular. Thick with schooling snappers, jacks barracuda, hunting white tips and greys, grouper, napoleon wrasse, turtles, eagle rays etc etc. And as you finish off in Laamu, it's time to get your shark fix!

As there is a good amount of drift diving on the Seven Southern atolls itinerary it is best suited to more advanced divers. Some of the locations are remote so you must be comfortable on drift dives. The brilliant viz in the southern atolls makes it a great choice for photographers who fancy giving their wide angle lens a holiday (although there is also some phenomenal macro including ghost pipefish). If your log book could do with a fresh injection of outstanding sightings or you just want to see different bit of the Maldives, this is the itinerary to be on!

Want to know more about Seven Southern Atolls?

Seven Southern Atolls 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.