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Thrilling Diving Experience With Maldives Explorer

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day diving expedition through the pristine waters of the Maldives aboard the MV Maldives Explorer. Arrive in Male, where you’ll be greeted at Velana International Airport and board the boat. Set sail at sunrise for your first dive site, Maagiri, in North Male Atoll. Encounter vibrant reef fish and sharks as you explore dive sites like Embudhoo Express and Kandooma/Guraidhoo in Vaavu Atoll. Spend your nights anchored near Alimatha, preparing for the next day’s adventures.

Continue your journey to Ari Atoll, home to magnificent dive spots like Miyaru Kandu/Dhevana Kandu and Vilamendhoo. Dive among whale sharks in Maamigili Beyru and explore the depths of Kuda Rah Thila and Maamigili. Sail to Panathone, known as the “Shark City,” and dive sites like Rangali Manta and Rai Dhiga in Central Ari Atoll. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on Embudhoo Island before anchoring for the night.


Male Airport to MV Maldives Explorer

  • Arrive in Maldives!
  • Pickup and Assistance at Valena International Airport
  • Board to the Boat
  • Listen to the General Briefing of the Boat while Enjoying Welcome Refreshments
  • Boat will Set Sail to the First Dive Site in the First Light of Sunrise!
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat
Maldives Airport Transport
North Male Atoll

North Male to Vaavu Atoll

  • Experience Diving at Different Dive Sites
  • You will Encounter Plenty of Reef Fishes and Sharks and Occasional View of Rays While Diving in Below Spots : Dive 1 – Maagiri, Dive 2 – Embudhoo Express, Dive 3 – Kandooma/Guraidhoo, Dive 4 – Alimatha Night Dive
  • Boat will Anchot at ‘Alimatha’. You can Refresh and Prepare for the Next Day
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat
Shark In Maldives
MV Explorer In Sea

Vaavu Atoll to Ari Atoll

  • Morning Start on Sail for the Next Diving Stops – Ari Atoll
  • Drive In Following Dive Spots in Ari Atoll : Dive 1 – Miyaru Kandu/Dhevana Kandu, Dive 2 – Vilamendhoo, Dive 3 – 5 Rocks
  • Boat will Anchot at near ‘Dhangethi or Dhigurah’ for today’s night.
  • You can Refresh and Prepare for the Next Day
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat
MAldives Atoll
Wilpattu Park Tiger

South Ari Atoll

  • Today is All About Spotting Whales Sharks!
  • Once You Locate the Whale Shark, you will get a chance to snorkel or Scuba with them
  • Dive In Following Spots too : Dive 1 – Kuda rah thila, Dive 2 – Maamigili beyru (whale Shark), Dive 3 – Whale Shark Dive (Dive site may change)
  • Boat will anchor near ‘Maamigili’ for the night
  • Following Dinner, You May Spend a Restful Night
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat

South Ari to Central Ari Atoll

  • Today Sail to ‘Panathone’ – The Shark City
  • You Will also Dive in Following Dive Spots : Dive 1 – Rangali Manta, Dive 2 – Rai Dhiga, Dive 3 – Panathone
  • Boat will anchor near the desert island for the night
  • Enjoy a BBQ Dinner in ‘Embudhoo’ Island
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat
Pidurangala Rock in Sri Lanka

Central Ari Atoll to North Ari Atoll

  • Today You will Leave to Explore and Dive in Manta Cleaning Stations
  • Dive in Following Dive Spots : Dive 1 – Moofushi Manta Point, Dive 2 – Himandhoo Thila, Dive 3 – Mayaa Thila, Dive 4 – Night Manta Fesdu Show/Mayaa Thila
  • Boat will anchor near the ‘Fesdu’ for the night
  • Enjoy a BBQ Dinner in ‘Embudhoo’ Island
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat
sigiriya cooking class

Ari Atoll to Kaafu Atoll

  • Explore ‘Bathala Maagau’ Atoll along with Schools of Fish and Many Other Marine
  • You will also Dive in Below Spots : Dive 1 – Bathala Maagau / Fish Head, Dive 2 –Bathala Maagau / Fish Head, Dive 3 – Fish Tank (Kaafu) / Kuda haa
  • Boat will anchor near the ‘Kurumba’ for this last night
  • Overnight Stay in Mv Maldives Explorer Boat
Dambulla Cave Temple
Tooth Relic Temple

Maldives to Home

  • It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Maldives! Clean, Wash and Pack Your Dive Equipment
  • Transfer Via a Sea Plane Back to Male Airport for Your Flight Back Home
Peradeniya Garden
Maldives Male Airport


Q. How many cabins are there in the boat and what’s the maximum occupancy?

There’s are 08 cabins [01 Family Quad Suite | 02 Seaview Suites | 04 Standard Suites | 01 Standard Seaview Suite] and can accommodate up to 16-22 pax.

Q. Are the cabins air-conditioned and have attached bathrooms?

All cabins are air-conditioned and have attached bathrooms with hot and cold water.

Q.What are the activities and amenities in Maldives Explorer?

Activities > Snorkeling, Island Hopping, BBQ, Fishing
Amenities > Sun beds, Television, Library, English Socket, WiFi, Karaoke System, Multimedia Library and Board Games

Q. Is there Wi-Fi/Internet facilities available?

WiFi is available everywhere on the ship and runs for 24 hours a day, as does electricity.