Holiday Reference: TRP 31954

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: Manta, Whalesharks, Big Fish
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • Discover these seldom dived atolls with vibrant reefs, current swept walls, a secret shark station and the famous Hanifaru lagoon, where large manta aggregations are common.

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Save £100 Escape the hustle on a special extended itinerary from Hanimandoo to Baa atoll. After landing in Male you will take the domestic flight to Hanimandoo or Baa atoll 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. At the end of your holiday you will be taken back to the local airport for your domestic flight back to Male - day use packages are available with the Hulhule hotel, payable locally. Flights are with Ethiad although we are able to book a variety of scheduled airlines. Excluded are the Maldivian departure tax, alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI 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

These virgin reef systems between Hanimandoo and Baa atolls are infrequently visited, which means diving here is an exploration of the finest quality reefs cushioned in peaceful isolation.

Baa Raa Noonu Atolls Description

Baa, Raa and Noonu atolls are infrequently visited by most Maldivian liveaboards, which means scuba diving here is an exploration of the finest quality reefs cushioned in peaceful isolation. Join Amba on one of their special exteneded voyages all the way from Hanimandoo to Baa for a one off excursion through paradise! Leave the world behind you as you roam the virgin dive sites, encountering the smallest macro to the largest plankton eaters.

Baa has become famous for the manta feeding lagoon of Hanivaru where massive aggregations are found in the late summer months (Aug - Nov). Depending on local tides and currents, you will stop here - we suggest snorkelling for the best encounters but when the manta are not in a lagoon they can be found on the surrounding reefs. Add shark sightings to your log book too! The shark cleaning station at Orimas in Noonu atoll is a sight to behold and Haa Alifu is a perfect for finding leopard sharks as well as reef sharks.

This is a brilliant introduction to the Maldives with a bit of everything (drifts, pinnacles, channels, manta & sharks). The sheer volume of marine life in region makes this itinerary a great choice for photographers. Baa, Raa are secluded and scuba diving in this region takes you away from the stresses of every day life. Amba's expert dive team have picked out the very best dive sites, visiting each at their seasonal best. Adding to the excitement, the guides and crew are constantly on the hunt for new dives sites. When it comes to diving in the Maldives, the Baa, Raa and Noonu itinerary has all the ingredients needed to satisfy even the most adventurous spirits.

Want to know more about Baa Raa Noonu Atolls?

Baa Raa Noonu 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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