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Published by The Scuba Place, 2019-02-21 09:40:44

Maldives Liveaboard Scuba School Oct 2020

© THE SCUBA PLACE by Nigel Wade

7 night Itinerary : Friday 23 October to Sunday 1 November 2020
• Return flights Birmingham to Male via Dubai on Emirates Airlines
• 7 nights aboard Ocean Sapphire for Best of the Central Atolls itinerary
• 3 dives daily and NITROX included
• Airport transfers and taxes included __________________________________________________________________________ PRICING - 22 SPACES AVAILABLE
£2479 per person based on double occupancy
£100 per person upgrade to suite available
£500 non-refundable deposit per person
balance due 12 weeks prior to departure _______________________________________________________________________________________
FLIGHT DETAILS: flight times for illustration only - to be updated when flights are published Friday 23 October 2020 : Emirates Airlines
departing : BHX - Birmingham at 21:40
arriving : DXB - Dubai at 07:55 (GMT+4/next day) Saturday 24 October 2020 : Emirates Airlines
departing : DXB - Dubai at 09:40 (GMT+4)
arriving : MLE - Male at 14:55 (GMT+5)
details : economy seating, 30kg checked baggage plus 7kg hand baggage allowance
Saturday 31 October 2020 : Emirates Airlines
departing : MLE - Male at 22:55 (GMT+5)
arriving : DXB - Dubai at 02:05 (GMT+4 / next day)
Sunday 1 November 2020 : Emirates Airlines
departing : DXB - Dubai at 07:25 (GMT+4)
arriving : BHX - Birmingham at 11:25
details : economy seating, 30kg checked baggage plus 7kg hand baggage allowance
Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard : Male, Maldives
check in : Saturday 24 October 2020
check out : Saturday 31 October 2020
details : twin cabin, full board basis (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Ocean Sapphire Liveaboard : Male, Maldives
details : 6 days with up to 3 dives each day included, plus one night dive. Additional day and night dives subject to availability, can arranged on board for an extra charge.
[email protected] | 020 3515 9955 |

airline upgrades : we can arrange for higher class seating and/or extra baggage, please contact us for up to date pricing
liveaboard extras : extra dives, equipment rental, wifi, alcoholic drinks, trips to private islands may require small entrance fee, tips (at your discretion - $100USD per week per diver is recommended) The liveaboard will accept $USD or MasterCard and VISA with a 4% fee ________________________________________________________________________________
To book this trip or for questions, contact John at [email protected] or 020 3515 9955
Any change in pricing due to flight availability or other circumstances will be disclosed and discussed at time of booking.
Tickets and full travel documentation for group travel will be issued to all passengers 2 weeks prior to departure. All passengers will receive confirmation of their booking and receipt for deposit or any payment immediately after processing along with an ATOL certificate.
Passenger names as listed on passport, together with passport number and expiry date, date of birth and nationality is required for each passenger travelling before final documents can be distributed.
This brochure is intended for marketing purposes only. You will have been alerted to the conditions of your booking at the time of booking and as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice, a contract will exist between you and Major Travel Plc. Please check your confirmation invoice carefully and contact us immediately if any details are not correct. The contract is made on the terms of our booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Travel and Diving Insurance are mandatory. Please review all Booking Conditions here. Thank you!
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Widely regarded as one of the world's most fascinating scuba diving destinations with hundreds of unique diving sites for enthusiastic scuba divers to explore; The Maldives offer a myriad of possibilities for amazing scuba diving holidays. There are so many dive sites to explore that even divers who live here full-time never get to see all the underwater marvels of the Maldives, so those visiting these magical islands hungry for varied scuba diving experiences, will never be disappointed.
The Maldives have some outstandingly beautiful coral reefs, but it’s the abundance and colourfulness of fish life that can be found throughout the atolls that sets these blessed islands apart from other scuba diving destinations in the world. And it is due to the myriad channels and passages between the atolls, that the currents sweep and play throughout the island chain so that nutrients for colourful species are always on the move. This accounts for the vast numbers of fish enjoying the passing feast and divers can expect to spot Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, barracudas, jacks and sweetlips in every site where the water flows.
In the channels there are caves, caverns and overhangs to explore, all teeming with soft corals, and there is a riot of colourful sponges, invertebrates and gorgonian fans all profiting from the nutrient-rich water. There are also plenty of cleaning stations where cleaning wrasses and shrimps service the larger marine species. Inside the atoll lagoons one can often find pinnacles of rock vaulting up almost to the surface. These are known locally as 'Thilas' and are often bejewelled with sessile life forms. These formations bring water up from the
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ocean floor against their walls, feeding the sponges and soft corals that cling to its sides as well as creating an environment that supports a plethora of crustaceans and schools of resident fish.
Slightly removed away from the reefs, divers are likely to encounter the pelagics that frequent the Maldives, including manta rays, eagle rays and a variety of sharks including the mighty whale shark. Wherever you look there is likely to be something of interest going on and for many it is in the shallows where the best of the action takes place. Here the clear water, brightly illuminated by the sun's rays and playing host to great numbers of fish, provides an ideal environment both for photographers and scuba divers alike.
For scuba diving there are two distinct seasons in the Maldives, the North East Monsoon which runs from December through to April during the Maldivian summer and the South West Monsoon which runs from May to December and during which the focus is shifted to diving on the western side of the atolls. Both seasons offer equally amazing and different diving opportunities. On both seasons water temperatures remain fairly consistent and warm at a temperature of around 25° - 28° C.
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The Ocean Sapphire stands three decks tall; a beautiful and sleek yacht made for the sapphire ocean. With spacious cabins of maximum comfort, this beauty combines modern luxury and polished interiors of natural teak and pine.
The lower deck houses six twin rooms, that can be converted to double rooms and a family room for 3, the main deck houses the restaurant, and the top deck – four rooms each with double beds and a bathtub. The salon welcomes you with a buffet of both international and of local flavours and can accommodate 22, and the bar will be ready to fix you the cocktail of your choice..
Diving takes place from a traditional Maldivian Dhoni providing ample space for divers. Your dive kit and compressors are kept on board the dhoni, making the diving easy and keeping the noise at a minimum.
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© THE SCUBA PLACE by Nigel Wade

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