Maldives ~ November 2024

Sachika : Best of the Central Atolls
7 night itinerary
Friday 15 November 2024 departure
All inclusive island resort add on option


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Return airfare London to Male direct on Virgin Atlantic
  • 7 nights aboard Sachika for the Best of the Central Atolls itinerary
  • 17 scheduled dives included with extras offered on board with NITROX included
  • Beach bbq and sandbar cocktail evenings
  • Transfers and Maldivian Green and Bed taxes included
  • Add On: 7 nights at Kuredu Island Resort in a Beach Bungalow all inclusive plus : diving package and accommodation upgrades available : sea plane transfers included

PRICING

From £2859 per person based on double occupancy in standard or double cabin
Cabin options :
Standard Cabin : 2 twins or 2 doubles : 2 available
Double Cabin : 1 double + 1 single : 4 available
Lower Deck Jr Suite : + £150 per person : 1 double + 1 single : 1 available
Upper Deck Suite : + £200 per person : four poster double : 3 available

Kuredu Island Option:
from £1950 per person - all inclusive plus in a Beach Bungalow

£250 non-refundable deposit to secure space. Balance due12 weeks before departure

Maximum occupancy 22 adults and 4 children


FLIGHT DETAILS

Friday 15 November 2024 : Virgin Atlantic
departing : London Heathrow at 18:20 (GMT +1)
arriving : Male at 09:40+1/next day (GMT+5) on Saturday 16 November 2024

Saturday 23 November 2024 : Virgin Atlantic
departing : Male at 11:30 (GMT+5)
arriving : London Heathrow at 17:50 (GMT +1)
details : checked baggage allowance of 23kg with 10kgs hand luggage


LIVEABOARD :

Sachika Liveaboard : Male, Maldives
check in : Saturday 16 November 2024
check out : Saturday 23 November 2024
details : standard cabin (twin or double), full board basis (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner) with soft drinks, tea, coffee, water and juices.

DIVING :

details : 17 scheduled dives with NITROX included for certified divers.


KUREDU ISLAND RESORT ADD-ON:

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS :
Kurdedu Island Resort : Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
check in : Saturday 23 November 2024
check out : Saturday 30 November 2024
details : Scuba Place exclusive upgrade to All inclusive Plus board basis in selected accommodation.


UPGRADES & EXTRAS :

Airline upgrades : we can arrange for a higher class of seating and/or extra baggage. Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy with 2x23kgs from +£1500pp, Upper Class with 2x32kg and flat bed from +£3300pp. Economy Extra 23kg baggage £65.00 each direction
Liveaboard extras : cabin upgrades, additional dives offered on board, equipment rental, alcoholic drinks, private island bbq fee $5USD, wifi for $25USD, mandatory service surcharge of $100USD per person per week designated by the Maldivian Government which replaces tip, will be added to your room bill at the end of the week. Additional tips are at your discretion. The liveaboard will accept $USD or MasterCard and VISA with a 4% fee.


BOOKING DETAILS :

To book this trip please contact us at dive@talscuba.co.uk or 01202 473030
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 information 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

 

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 holidays. 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 throughout the island chain so 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!

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 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.



The Sachika is a luxury liveaboard based in the Maldives offering itineraries in the Central and Deep Southern Atolls. Ten spacious cabins, all ensuite with individual air conditioning and a mini-bar can accommodate 22 guests.


Sachika is a fully equipped cruiser with a large salon, spacious sun deck with a jacuzzi, lounge area at the bow and on the Captain’s deck, a lounge bar with panoramic views. A professional massage therapist is also on board. Meals are served buffet style on the main deck with coffee, tea and bottled mineral water available at all times.

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.

 

Kuredu Island Resort is one of the larger resorts in the Lhaviyani Atoll, an area famous for its abundant fish life. Situated 80 miles north of the International Airport and 35 minutes by seaplane, Kuredu Island is protected by one of the best house reefs in the country and has more than 3km of white beaches and lagoons. With a glorious setting and a range of facilities there is something for everyone.


Kuredu ProDivers operates a dedicated dive centre offering a full range of daily excursions and courses catering to beginners and experienced divers and snorkelers alike.  With almost 50 dive sites on offer, variety is the key theme. Whether it’s a calm and relaxed shallow dive, or an adrenalin fuelled drift dive or channel crossing, Kuredu ProDivers caters to your every wish. They also have access to the only dive site in the Maldives with two shipwrecks at the same site.  Independent diving is available at the house reef and night dives can be done every night.

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