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Cruise Hotel floating asia 2018 | summer edition


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38 years of experience 1190 tropical islands 25 agencies represented 7 safaris 1 travel agency Voyages Maldives, Narugis, Chandhanee Magu, Male’ 20191, Maldives T: +960 332 2019, F: +960 332 5336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com, W: www.voyagesmaldives.com IV


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Welcome Aboard FLOATING ASIA, the annual magazine, is still the only of its kind showcasing Liveaboards and trends exclusively from the cruising and Liveaboard holiday market of Asia. Our readership is a premium blend of over 40,000 travelers and those who visit our website www. floatingasia.com to find more details in their search for the best Liveaboard holiday experience with the assurance that FLOATINGASIA would serve the purpose. On this very special edition of FLOATING ASIA 2018, our team has applied modern concepts and designs to present the publication in such a fashion, that it meets the expectations of the fourth Generation Traveler. Furnished with the most up-to-date information for those who seek their ultimate Liveaboard experience, from Budget to Luxury that are available in the Asian Hotspots for Scuba Diving, Surfing and Liveaboard Vacations. There is more to come every year on FLOATING ASIA, as we cruise along the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives and Sri Lanka in our publication. Begin your journey and explore www.floatingasia.com

Ismail Hameed FROM THE FOUNDER OF FLOATING ASIA, FOR OUR READERS, ISMAIL HAMEED

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Contents & Welcome Speech

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Destinations

Article: World Exclusive Deepflight Adventures

Article: Giants of the Sea

Article: Cover Story - Ritrella

Article: Floating Vacations Types of Cruises and Liveaboards

Article: The 5 Best Surfing Spots in Asia

Article: World’s First Biodegradable and Edible Straw to the Maldives

Article: SolĂŠ Diesel - Marine Engines & Generators

Article: Fuel Express Maldives

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Team EDITOR IN CHIEF Ismail Hameed (Issey) Issey@floatingasia.com

CONTENT EDITOR Mariyam Maaisha Shujau (Maai) manager@highriseint.com

WEB EDITOR Hamid Yamyn

CONTRIBUTORS Mariyam Maaisha Shujau (Maai) Mohamed Shamin Ismail Hameed (Issey)

CREATIVE DESIGN Ahmed Nasheeth design@highriseint.com

MANAGING DIRECTOR Ismail Shifraz shifraz@highriseint.com

DIRECTOR FINANCE Mariyam Niuma (Neuma) niuma@highriseint.com

GENERAL MANAGER Mohamed Shamin gm@highriseint.com

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER Mariyam Maaisha Shujau manager@highriseint.com sales@highriseint.com

COLOMBO MEDIA Nishan Senaviratne cmb@highriseint.com

ACCOUNTS & ADMIN OFFICER Yusra Naseer (Yusra) accounts@highriseint.com

DIRECTOR SALES (HIGHRISE INT) Tuan Saabir Vaflor (Tuan) tuan@highriseint.com

SALES ENQUIRIES Highrise Private Limited G.Kiyavaage, Shabnam Magu, 20089 Male,’ Republic of Maldives Tel +960 330 6606 Fax +960 330 6676 Email info@floatingasia.com www.floatingasia.com

HOTLINE Maldives +960 999 1191, +960 798 6626 Sri Lanka +94 (77) 474 7080 /floatingasia

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Team & Partner Events

Partner Events AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL DIVE EXPO

DIVING RESORT TRAVEL EXPO Tel: +852 2961 4565 marketing@divingandresorttravelexpo. com www.drtexpo.com

Level 1, Hall 3, International Convention Centre, Darling Habour, Sydney, Australia Tel: +60 3 7980 9902 info@australiadiveexpo.com DRT SHOW SHANGHAI www.australiadiveexpo.com 1099 guo Zhan Road, Shanghai, China Tel: +86 21 2089 3600 www.chinadiveexpo.com ASIA DIVE EXPO Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd 1 Syed Alwi Road,, #06-01 Song Tlin DRT SHOW HONG KONG Building, Singapore 207628 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong Tel: +65 6298 3241 Tel: +852 2582 8888 Fax: +65 6291 2068 www.divingandresorttravelexpo.com adex@asiandiver.com www.asiandiver.com DRT SHOW BEIJING No. 8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL DIVE District, Beijing Tel: +86 10 8498 0105 EXPO www.beijingdiveexpo.com 50-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +03 7980 9902 DRT SHOW TAIWAN info@mide.com.my No. 1, Yumen St. Zhongshan Dist., Taipei www.mide.com.my City 104 Tel: +886 2 2182 8886 www.taiwandiveexpo.com THAILAND DIVE EXPO N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co. Ltd. Queen Sirikit National Convention DRT SHOW PHILIPPINES Center, 60 New Rachadapisek Road, Julia Vargas cor. EDSA, Eack-wack Klongtoey, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 Village, Mandaluyong City 1555, Tel: +66 2 203 4221 Philippines Fax: +66 2 203 4250-1 Tel: +63 2 633 1697 tdex@qsncc.com www.philippinesdiveexpo.com www.thailanddiveexpo.com

DRT SHOW SINGAPRE 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593 Tel: +65 6337 2888 www.singaporediveexpo.com

DRT SHOW MALAYSIA 41, Jala Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603 2614 6999 www.malaysiadiveexpo.com

DRT SHOW INDIA Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai, India Tel: +91 22 6645 0123 www.indiadiveexpo.com

MALDIVES MARINE EXPO BLAK Pvt Ltd 3rd Floor, Bumberuge, Shariu Varudhee Magu, Male’, 20274, Rep. of Maldives Tel: +960 301 0999 www.marineexpo.mv

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Indonesia The name “Indonesia” is formed from two Greek words: “Indos” which means “Indians” & “nesos” which means “islands”. The Indonesian name for Indoneasia is “Tanah Air Kita” - Our Land and Water www.indonesia.travel

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Destination Indonesia

Quick Facts TIME ZONE

COORDINATES

COASTLINE

GMT: +0700

0.7893° S, 113.9213° E

54,716 kilometers

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LOCATION

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The international access code for Indonesia is +62. For operator assisted international calls, call 101. Roaming and IDD services are available by most mobile operators. Internet cafés are abundant in main areas and resorts.

Archipelago stretching along the equator between the South East Asian mainland and Papua New Guinea, with which it shares an island.

National Currency: Rupiah Central Bank: Bank Sentral Republik Indonesia Currency abbreviation: Rp

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Indonesian, Balinese. English is spoken in tourist areas.

Living on more than 13,400 islands, the Indonesian nation today counts some 200 million population comprising more than 200 ethnic groups. After Independence in 1945 inter-marriages among people of different ethnic groups have welded the population into a more cohesive Indonesian nation. Each of them has its own art, architecture and housing, cuisine, traditional dress, festivals, music, dance, tradition, ritual, myths, philosophy of life, even language. The cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions.

Being a tropical country, Indonesia is blessed with two seasons, namely dry and rainy. Dry usually occurs from June to September and the rest is rainy season. It is advisable to visit Indonesia during dry season. The uniformity warm waters that make up 81% of Indonesia’s area ensure that the temperatures on the land remain fairly constant, with the coastal plains averaging 28° C, the inland and mountain areas averaging 26° C.

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Destination Indonesia

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Maldives The Maldives is one of the most dispersed countries in the world, despite being Asia’s smallest country in terms of population and land area. www.visitmaldives.com

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Destination Maldives

Quick Facts TIME ZONE

COORDINATES

COASTLINE

GMT: +0500

3.2028째 N, 73.2207째 E

644 kilometers

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All islands have mobile network coverage and Wi-Fi is also available in most islands. Mobile Broadband dongles are also available from both network operators. The country code for Maldives is +960.

Indian Ocean, South Asia.

National Currency: Rufiyya Central Bank: Bank of Maldives Currency abbreviation: Rf or MVR

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Dhivehi, although most of the people speak fluent English.

The customs and social behavior of the Maldivians have been greatly influenced by the Indians, Sri Lankans, Arabs and North Africans who visited the Maldives while traversing through the trading routes of the central Indian Ocean. The Maldivian culture is rich and vibrant due to the infusion of various other cultural elements.

Maldives is typically bright, hot and humid all year round, except for the occasional rainy days hardly accompanied by thundershowers. The monsoonal rain usually arrives on the sunny shores during mid-year. However, light rainfall is unpredictable and could happen at any time, but it is always followed by sunny skies. Temperature of Maldives range between 24째 C and 33째 C throughout the year.

Though Maldives was culturally influenced by other traditions, Maldivians have built and preserved an exclusive cultural identity. Accordingly the Maldivians converse using a language of their own; in 1153 AD Maldivians converted to Islam and the religion has transformed and introduced new fundamentals to the Maldivian culture.

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Destination Maldives

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Sri Lanka Before Sri Lanka became famous for Tea, it was famous for Coffee - but the coffee fields of Sri Lanka were wiped out by leave light in the 1870’s. www.srilanka.travel

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Destination Sri Lanka

Quick Facts TIME ZONE

COORDINATES

COASTLINE

GMT: +0530

7.8731° N, 80.7718° E

1340 kilometers

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The international access code is +94. Most areas of the island have mobile network coverage with IDD, and the internet cafes are found in the main areas and resorts.

Indian Ocean, South Asia, South of India.

National Currency: Rupee Central Bank: Central bank of Sri Lanka Currency abbreviation: Rs or SLRs

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Sinhala is official and national language. Tamil is also considered as a national language. English is widely spoken and used.

Culture and values of Sri Lanka is based around the fusion of traditional forms of art, dance and music. It is one that fascinates many due to its uniqueness and mystifying diversity. Nourished by Buddhism in the early 2nd century B.C and also influenced by ancient Indian invasions. Customs and traditions are deeply ingrained in Sri Lankan society and have been passed on from one generation to the next, over a period of 2,500 years. These traditions are intertwined with day to day life of the island’s four ethnic groups, the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers and their religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.

Sri Lanka as a tropical climate. Upland areas are generally cooler, and coastal areas are coolest by sea breezes. There are two monsoons, although there is hardly any distinction between the seasons. Monsoons visit the country in the May and November, bringing heavy rain fall. Most of the rain falls on the plains on the south of the island.

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Philippines The Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. It has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Prior to Spanish colonization in 1521, the Filipinos had a rich culture and were trading with the Chinese and the Japanese. www.tourism.gov.ph

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Destination Philippines

Quick Facts TIME ZONE

COORDINATES

COASTLINE

GMT: +0800

12.8797° N, 121.7740° E

36,289 kilometers

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LOCATION

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International access code for Phillipines is +63. All the major towns, cities and tourist hot spots have mobile network coverage and the internet cafes are frequently found in Manila and the tourist resorts.

On the South Eastern rim of Asia

National Currency: Philippine peso Central Bank: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Currency abbreviation: PHP/ PhP/ Php/ P$

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The two official languages are Filipino and English, the first having eight dialects (tagalog, Cebuano, ilocan, Hiligaynon or ilonggo, bicol, waray, pampango, and pangasinense).

Although the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, its people are commonly deemed to be significantly “less Asian” than those from other Asian countries. This is due to the myriad of inhabitants the country has had throughout the years, including Chinese, Malay, and Islamic peoples to name a few. In a sense, Philippine culture can be said to be a marriage of the East and the West. Spanish influences on Philippine culture are most evident when it comes to religion and religious practices. As the slogan suggests, “It’s more fun in the Philippines”. Numerous “fiestas” or religious festivals are celebrated year-round, mostly in honor of their respective patron saints.

The Philippines experience a dry season from April to June, and a wet season from June to October, with the hottest month being May, and the coolest being January. Heavy rains usually comes between May and October. Philippines is located within the world’s most severe cyclone belt, and is hit by approximately 15 cyclones each year.

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Thailand Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is a government body responsible for marketing and promoting Thailand’s tourism industry. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, tourism represent 20.3% of total GDP (2014), with the contribution expected to rise by 6.4% per annum to 22.7% of total GDP in 2024. www.tourismthailand.org

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Destination Thailand

Quick Facts TIME ZONE

COORDINATES

COASTLINE

GMT: +0700

15.8700° N, 100.9925° E

3219 kilometers

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LOCATION

CURRENCY

The international access code for Thailand is +66, city code for Bangkok is 2, Chiang Mai 53. IDD facilities are available in most areas of the country. And internet cafes are available in the main areas and resorts.

South Eastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea. And the gulf of Thailand, South East Burma

National Currency: Thai Baht Central Bank: Bank of Thailand Currency abbreviation: ฿ or THB

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Thai is the official language. English is fairly well spoken. A number of ethnic and the regional dialects are spoken as well.

Much of Thailand’s culture comes from the ethnic Thai people. One of the most important influences on Thai culture has been Buddhism. Many of the traditions and beliefs of the people in Thailand stem directly from Buddhist principles. Hinduism has also made important contributions to Thai culture, and the close links between Thailand and India can be seen in art, literature, and in many Thai customs. The cultures of nearby Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and China have also played an important role in forming the traditions of Thailand, as have indigenous belief systems such as Animism.

Thailand has a tropical climate with a high temperatures and humidity. There are four general seasons; the dry season from January to February. Hot season from March to May, Wet season from June to October, and cool season from November to December. Most of the rainfall occurs in the wet season.

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Ritrella Cruise Hotel

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Our Story began 20 years ago with a chance encounter onboard a yacht in Maldives. After sharing ideas, we decided to try to do something together. Our goal was to build something that provided exceptional service and different to what was already available in the market. After the architectural drawing and hectic days of work on a local island in Maldives, we built our first yacht in 2002. It was our first foray into the tourism market in Maldives. Fast forward 10 years, and we found ourselves on a boat that is now known as Ritrella Cruise Hotel. The wood that we used were handpicked, the curved edges may it be steel or wood were hand curved by master craftsmen from around the globe. The crew were selected with our clients in mind. Our crew members are always ready and willing to help the clients, with a pleasant smile. With such attention to detail, the yacht we first saw was transformed into a sleek, luxury Cruise Hotel; the first of its kind in the Maldives. At 58m in length, 5 decks, 25 rooms, 2 bars, a restaurant and a very experienced captain at the helm, Ritrella Cruise Hotel was officially launched in 2017. With sleek exteriors, and art nouveau interiors, Ritrella offers clients the chance to experience Maldives like they have never before. Our rooms were designed with the clients in mind. With private balconies available in deluxe rooms, clients are guaranteed full privacy and a view that will always leave them wanting more. Our superior and standard rooms come with full amenities ensuring their stay with us is as comfortable as possible. 25

On our onboard spa, we offer a wide variety of treatments to choose from. It is led by professional spa therapists who are eager to pamper you. Treatments can also be arranged in the privacy of your room or a special spot on a deck of the clients choosing. We have a fully certified dive school onboard, managed by one of the most experienced and the very first dive instructor to start a dive school in Maldives. At our dive school, we make all the divers feel at home, from beginners wishing to be certified to twin tank divers who are on the lookout for their next adventure. Clients are welcome to partake in many different activities offered. From taking a quick dip in the onboard swimming pool, snorkelling the beautiful reefs of Maldives, scuba diving, cozying up in a quiet spot with a good read or relaxing on the sun deck while sipping on drinks from the bar. We also offer jet-ski and paddle boards for our clients along with island excursions, beach barbecues and many different experiences that can only be had onboard Ritrella Cruise Hotel. We welcome you to come onboard and experience your ocean address.


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Carpe Diem Maldives Collaborates with Loliware to Bring the World's First Biodegradable and Edible Straw to the Maldives 31


Article: Lolistraw

Carpe Diem Maldives is working together with Loliware to bring the world’s first biodegradable and edible straw to the Maldives. It is widely claimed there are enough plastic straws to wrap around the Earth’s circumference 2.5 times each day. Because they are so small, most straws are not recycled and usually end up in landfills and waterways, where they linger indefinitely, harming wildlife, and marring the natural beauty. According to Carpe Diem Maldives manufacturing begins this month to create the healthy and refreshing straw that can be eaten or composted after being used. Made to disappear and designed to have the same functionality expected of a plastic straw, Lolistraw will last for up to 8 hrs in a beverage and will have a shelf life of up to 24 months. The founders of LOLIWARE and the straw’s designers, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker, have coined the term “hyper-compostable” to convey that all of their products, including Lolistraw, will break down at the same rate as food waste in compost or the natural environment, such as a waterway. Made from a new seaweed-based material, the initial texture is like plastic but can be created with

a flavour or with added nutrients. On Carpe Diem Cruises and at the upcoming resort, the chosen lime flavour will add to the experience when sipping a cocktail, a simple glass of water or a refreshing coconut juice. For those who do not want to eat the straw, it is also compostable and marine degradable. Unlike another material often used for compostable utensils–PLA, which is usually made from corn starch–Loliware breaks down quickly, so it can be composted in a home system rather than requiring industrial composting equipment. If the seaweed-based straw happens to end up in the ocean, it will dissolve, which is excellent news for the pristine waters of the Maldives, and any unassuming hungry marine life that might swim by. “We’re not telling the consumer, hey, you can’t have your straw. We’re providing them with a solution to the plastic straw crisis while also giving them a fun experience on top of that,” says Chelsea Briganti. “It’s not about the consumer sacrificing anymore, and it’s about the consumer having fun and being sustainable at the same time. Some bioplastics just break down into smaller pieces, whereas Lolistraw is designed to disappear literally.”

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In ten years of operating our dive safari cruises across The Maldives, we're always looking for ways to reduce our waste footprint. For example, we've never had one-time use bottles on our boats. Each guest receives a durable plastic water bottle that they take home with them. - Agnes van Linden, Assistant Managing Director of Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt Ltd.

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Article: Lolistraw

The Maldives is surrounded 99% by the ocean, straddles the equator and is home to some of the world’s most precious coral reefs and marine life. Considerations towards protecting the environment are an essential influencer in all business decisions for Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt Ltd.

accommodating two adults and two children, or 3 adults, start from USD899 per villa, per night, and for solo travellers in a shared twin-bed Over Water Pool Villa from USD450. The resort is already accepting bookings for stays from 1st June 2018 onwards.

“When we were exploring for new sustainable solutions to bring to our upcoming resort project last year, I came across the Lolistraw project on Kickstarter. Together with the management team we carefully researched all the information, and we all knew it was a winner. We had to seize the day and the opportunity, like our company name, while at the same time supporting this great innovation get off the ground.”

Established in 2008 Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt Ltd. showcases a collection of luxury liveaboard cruises and is currently expanding its operations in the Maldives with a new 115-room pool villa resort in the Northern Raa Atoll, scheduled to open 1st June 2018. Carpe Diem is renowned for delivering a sense of discovery, adventure and always with expertise that enriches our guest’s knowledge and time with us.

Carpe Diem Maldives is just one of two main Lolistraw Launch Partners from the Kickstarter project, with close to 1000 other smaller donation supporters.

The Carpe Diem name has built significant brand recognition within the top echelons of the travel industry for diving & leisure. The current portfolio includes three highend liveaboard cruises, each catering 20 guests at a time. With the expansion into resorts, Carpe Diem is one of the unique and only hospitality brands in the Maldives to offer both liveaboard cruises and resort stays.

Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, or a 20-minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll combined with a 25-minute speedboat ride. Full-board room rates

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ADVENTURES


Article: Deepflight Adventures

DeepFlight produces the world’s highest performance personal submarines. On May 3, 2018, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru was the first resort to launch submarine excursions in DeepFlight’s most advanced model, the Super Falcon 3S. In a world exclusive, DeepFlight Adventures take up to two guests on a once-in-a-lifetime sub-aquatic “dive” exploration of the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Landaa Giraavaru’s Baa Atoll home. With a professional pilot at the controls, passengers can skim over coral formations; fly through shoals of brightly coloured fish; encounter creatures such as turtles, sharks, dolphins and rays; and explore the Maldivian waters down to a depth of 120 feet (37 metres) – all without getting wet. Brought to the Maldives in collaboration with leading water sports operator Ocean Group Pvt. Ltd, the Super Falcon 3S represents the pinnacle of personal submarine technology: an environmentally friendly, battery-operated submersible that offers unparalleled underwater “flying” from the safety, comfort and style of a personal pressurised and air-conditioned cockpit, with individual viewing domes. Once submerged, the domes virtually disappear, providing a 360-degree view of the underwater world. Additionally, its flight-inspired design allows the Super Falcon 3S to glide effortlessly over reefs and cruise alongside marine mammals such as dolphins. The Super Falcon 3S has also been designed with the environment in mind: its electric and acoustic emissions have been minimised so as not to disturb marine life, and it never lands on the seabed or reefs. The pilot narrates each dive with a real-time commentary, educating and inspiring guests about the wonders of the underwater ecosystem. Safety is DeepFlight’s number one priority. Certified by Lloyds Register, a leading marine classification society, the Super Falcon 3S features fixed positive buoyancy and a patented thrust and lift system that enables it to not only “fly” underwater, but to automatically float back to the surface in the unlikely event of power loss. A surface team tracks and monitors the

submarine during each dive, staying in communication with the pilot via an underwater communications system. Commenting on the launch, Four Seasons Regional Vice President Armando Kraenzlin said, “At Four SeasonsLandaa Giraavaru, we have long been aligned with DeepFlight’s mission to bring awareness to the oceans. These submarine excursions redefine marine exploration and bridge the gap between the world we see above the waves and the one that exists below. We couldn’t be prouder to be the first resort in the world to launch the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S.” More about DeepFlight Adventures: How long is a DeepFlight Adventures’ submarine excursion? About one hour from boarding to flying underwater and disembarkation. What are the age/weight/height restrictions? Children must be aged 7 and above and over 1.2-metres (4 feet) tall; maximum weight per person is 120 kilograms (265 pounds); maximum height is 1.9 metres (6.4 feet). How much does a DeepFlight Adventures’ excursion cost at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru? USD 1500 (+ 12 percent GST) per flight for up to a maximum of two passengers. How does one book a DeepFlight Adventures’ excursion? Pre-booking is essential through Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru or www.oceangroup.mv To find out more about the launch of DeepFlight Adventures at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and make reservations, contact the Reservations department via email at reservations.mal@fourseasons.com or telephone +960 66 00 888. 38


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VACATIONS TYPES OF CRUISES AND LIVEABOARDS

SAFARI BOATS IN MALDIVES Maldives with its exotic beaches and tranquil blue waters is a major Cruising destination of the world. Sailing is a major water based activity that one can embark upon over here. Because of this reason cruising in and around Maldives has gained a lot of importance over the past few years. One can find numerous safari boats in Maldives that takes the tourists for a trip around the country. The Maldives safari boats are equipped with all the modern facilities and features that allow one to travel in a comfortable manner. One can either go for those cruise vessels that have basic facilities or go for the luxury cruise boats, which are equipped with ultra modern and special features. The Maldives safari boats can accommodate around 8 to 22 or more passengers. Some of the bigger boats can accommodate upto 50 passengers at one point of time. The cruise boats have comfortable rooms, equipped with modern amenities like television, coffee makers, hair dryers, mini bars, in

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room safe and telephone facilities. The rooms are all air-conditioned and most of the rooms have private balconies for more convenience. The boats are spacious and most of the boats have sundecks, jacuzzi/ mini swimming pools (on some vessels), dining rooms, bars and lounges. The newly advanced safari vessels also have shops and boutiques. Many luxury safari boats also have entertainment room with games rooms where the children and the adults can play different types of games. In addition, almost all the safari boats have facilities for large number of activities like surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, other watersports and excursions. These boats takes the tourist for a tour around the special zones. The best way to take a trip around the islands of Maldives will definitely be cruising. Today, Safari boats are designed with state of the art comfort to suit the needs of the travelers and traveling on them is an experience

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Article: Floating Vacations

SAILING IN SRI LANKA A great way to enjoy the tropics is to set sail from Sri Lanka’s East or south coast on luxury Catamarans or cruise boats. Sri Lanka provides perfect atmosphere for sailing all year round: sunny weather, good winds and beautiful landscapes. From October until May - Mirissa and Beruwela are the places to be. From June until September - Trincomalee and Pasikudah are the perfect spots for sailing. Sri Lanka offers different standards of coastal cruises, sailing boat rental, and private sail boat charters which can enjoy

and make your journey amazing while in Sri Lanka. Cruising tourism is not new, however it’s been widen after the long war and now tourists can cruise across the country. Private charters with family and friends, or adventures whale watching and many other Watersports activities are offered on these trips. Moreover, authentic Sri Lankan food and Ayurveda spa treatments are offered in many cruises.

CRUISES AND LIVEABOARD TRIPS IN INDONESIA Indonesian cruises take visitors through one of the most beautiful yet comparatively unexplored countries in the world. Though Bali has a well-developed resort culture, the rest of the country is largely untouched by tourism and ripe for explorations and discovery. A series of over thousands and thousands of islands, Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and best explored aboard a small boat cruise. A cruise of the Indonesian islands takes visitors from the beaches of Bali and Sasak villages of Lombok, to the dragons of Komodo and the stone spires of Raja Ampat, not to mention the volcano-

studded Spice Islands and the remote isles of Southeast Sulawesi. The Liveaboard diving in Indonesia is incredible. Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world, extending 5,120 kilometers (3,181 mi) from east to west and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) from north to south and has over 17,000 islands. Of these less than half are inhabited. Indonesia straddles the equator and forms the southern edge of the famous Coral Triangle. The coral triangle has the greatest biodiversity in the world.

Diving in Indonesia can be either from land based resorts or by liveaboards depending on the location.

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BACKWATER HOUSEBOATS IN KERALA , INDIA The houseboats, as we know them today, the huge, slow-moving, exotic barges used for leisure trips - are the renovated kettuvalloms of olden times. The original kettuvalloms were used to carry tons of rice and spices from Kuttanad to the Kochi port. An average kettuvallom can carry up to 30 tons. The kettuvallam or ‘boat with knots’- is so called because the entire boat is held together with coir knots alone. Not a single nail is used during the construction. The boat is made of planks of jack-wood jointed together with coir. This is then coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kernels. With careful maintenance, a kettuvallom can last for generations. Back in the day a portion of the kettuvallom was covered with bamboo and coir to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew. Meals would be cooked on board and supplemented with fresh fish from the backwaters. The tradition is still continued on the houseboats of today and typical Kerala cuisine is served by the crew on board, who themselves come from Kuttanad, the heart of the backwaters. When modern trucks replaced this system of transport, a ingenious

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idea was implemented to keep them afloat. Most of these houseboats were more than a 100 years old and still in good condition. By constructing special rooms to accommodate travellers, these boats cruised forward from near- extinction to enjoy their present popularity. Now these are a familiar sight on the backwaters and in Alleppey alone, there are as many as 300 houseboats. While converting kettuvallams into houseboats, care is taken to use only natural products. Bamboo mats, sticks and wood of the arecanut tree are used for the roofing, coir mats and wooden planks for the flooring and the wood and coir of coconut trees for beds. For lighting solar panels are used. Today, the houseboats are fitted with all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for sunbathing or angling. Parts of the curved roof of plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted views. While some boats are poled by local oarsmen, most are powered by a 9 HP engine. Boat trains - formed by joining two or more

houseboats together - are also used by large groups of sight-seers. What is truly magical about a houseboat ride is the breathtaking view of the untouched and otherwise inaccessible rural Kerala that it offers , while you float!


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LIVEABOARD TRIPS IN THAILAND Thailand is popular for Scuba Diving Liveaboards. Liveaboard diving in Thailand offers enough to tempt any serious diver- healthy reefs, schools of fish, barracuda, whale sharks and manta rays. Thailand with amazing traditions and exotic delicacy of Thai food, people, and landscapes makes the cruise vacation more memorable. It’s no wonder that Thailand is among the world’s favourite for divers and Southeast Asia-lovers alike, who return year after year for affordable liveaboard dive trips to incredible underwater destinations. Thailand is filled with some of the world’s best dive sites, the most popular areas being Koh Tao and Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Phuket in the Andaman Sea. Thailand’s dive sites include fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, caverns, tunnels,

pinnacles and open ocean adventures. Marine life, given Thailand’s location on the edge of the Coral Triangle, is extremely varied and the corals are very healthy. The Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and its whale sharks, Mergui Archipelago and its undisturbed Burmese waters, and the southern pinnacles off Phuket promise dramatic underwater topography and a wealth of marine life. The relative closeness of these destinations to the Thai mainland makes Thailand the perfect country for a dive certification trip; once you have earned your PADI Open Water card on the mainland, check out the array of options for a short liveaboard dive safari or even day trips to the Similans or southern destinations like Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lipe, and Koh Lanta National Marine Park.

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Located within the borders of the International Whaling Commission’s Protected Zone in the waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is gradually turning out to be a favored island destination for Whale Watching with sightings of varieties of Baleen whales and Toothed whales. Our little island stands proud as a destination for all year round recreational activities. Over a hundred rivers and eco systems contribute to the ocean around Sri Lanka. With the swell during the monsoon season as well as the island’s perfect location and its proximity to the continental shelf creates the perfect condition to support the food chain in the warm tropical water systems of Sri Lanka. Whales are warm blooded, marine mammals which are of the order Cetacea. They breathe air, give birth to live young and are found in all the oceans of the world. Whales are divided into two suborders, the Odontoceti (toothed whales) and Mysticeti (baleen whales). Mysticeti are toothless mammals while instead of teeth, they have a rigid brush like whalebone plate material which is called ‘baleen’ which hangs from their upper jaw area. These mammoth sea creatures are indeed a spectacular sight to witness while there are a number of tour packages that we have in store for the adventure loving tourists. Some of the best Whale watching destinations in Sri Lanka consist of the Alankuda Beach in Kalpitiya along the West Coast, Mirissa or Dondra in the Deep South and Trincomalee along the East Coast. Destinations such as Aluthgama, Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa are also known for the sighting of whales. There are 80 species of whales that have been identified in all oceans, while 26 of them have been recorded up to date in and around the seas of Sri Lanka. Some of them include the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca), Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus), Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps), Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia simus), Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera brydei), Melon Headed Whale (Peponocephala electra), Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris), Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens), Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons), False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens), Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata) and Shortfinned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Some of these species are occasional visitors while some are permanent residents around Sri Lankan waters. Most of these whales are seen while migrating from the Arabian seas to the Bay of Bengal. A high concentration of sperm whales and blue whales can be spotted off the coast of Dondra during the months of December to April. According to marine biologists, these whales can be residents or visitors since the continental shelf off Dondra and Mirissa is quite narrow. Also the best spot to have a glimpse of the sperm whale would be along the North-Western coast in Kalpitiya. Whale watching is also possible during the months of June to September along the Eastern coast such as Trincomalee. Whales are fond of deep waters while they have the tendency to communicate with sound and song.

Previously, Trincomalee was considered as the hotspot for Whale Watching but after recent sightings in the Deep South, whale watching expeditions have been increased off the Southern coastal belt as well. The average time duration for a trip would be approximately 4 hours while the trip usually starts off at 6.30 in the morning. We have partnered with a number of water sports centres around the island to offer you the best whale watching experience in Sri Lanka.

Blue Whale Tagged as an endangered species category, the blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales. Ranging up to 30 meters in length and approximately 170 tonnes or more, the blue whale is the largest existing animal in the world. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. They occasionally swim in small groups but mainly they are found alone or in pairs.

Sperm Whale The largest toothed whale and the largest toothed predator, the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) or Cachalot stands at an average of 16 meters (52 ft) in length. It has the ability to plunge down to 2250 meters for prey which mainly consists of squid. The sperm whale has the largest brain compared to all the animals on earth and it is believed to be more than 5 times heavier than a human brain. The sperm whale can live up to 60 years.

Bryde’s Whale These mammals are moderately sized rorquals while the average length spans from 45 – 50 feet. The Bryde’s whale is also a baleen whale and belongs to the same group as blue whales and humpback whales. A significant feature is that this species have twin blowholes, no teeth and 2 two rows of baleen plates. Bryde’s whale or the Bryde’s whale complex putatively comprises two subspecies of rorqual and maybe three.

Killer Whale Belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, the killer whale (Orcinus Orca) is a toothed whale that has a diverse diet. Some feed on fish, some hunt marine mammals such as pinnipeds and large whales. These species are very social while they boast of very sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behavioural patterns.

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The 5 Best Surfing Spots in Asia You Need to Experience South Asia is a surfer’s paradise! It’s not just the swells, it’s also the beaches, the weather, the people and all those little things that make a surfing destination highly sought after by surfers. If you’re serious about going on a surfing holiday, then Asia should definitely be on your bucket list. The climate, warm water, perfect breaks, delicious cuisine and fascinating culture spell surfing paradise.

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Indonesia

Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world, a whopping 33,998 miles (54,716 km), and it was only natural that it became a surfing magnet. Below is just some pertinent information about this surfing paradise. Weather: In a nutshell, the weather in Indonesia is nothing short of superb! The average annual temperature of the coastal plains is a wonderful 82°F (28°C), while the mountain and inland areas average in at 79°F (26 °C). Best Surf Spots: Bali, the renowned ‘Island of the Gods”, is the place to be if you want to experience the best waves in Indonesia. Some great spots in Bali are Uluwatu, Suluan, Padang Padang, Bingin, Balangan, Canggu, Keramas and Nusa Lembongan. Lombok is another Indonesian island where surfing is up pretty much up all the time. Desert Point and Gili Islands are also exquisite surf destinations, as well as the island of Java. Best Months for Surfing: Indonesia has two seasons, one dry and one wet. The best time to do some surfing in Indonesia is during the dry season, which spans from May to September, but April and October are also great surf months. While some surfers also find it fun to surf during the wet season, it’s not really recommended to try to learn how to surf during the wet season.

Sri Lanka

Weather: Sri Lanka’s weather is as if it’s taken right out of a surfer’s dream! Its coldest (if you Sri Lanka’s coastline sums up can even call it that) month is January, with a 833 miles (1,340 km) and, even temperature of 81°F (27°C) and the warmest is though it is considerably smaller April, with an average temperature of 84°F (29°C). than Indonesia, it has managed to become one of the best surfing Best Surf Spots: Some of the best surfing destinations in the world – not just destinations in Sri Lanka are Hikkaduwa, Asia. Unawatuna, Bentota, Mirissa, Weligama, Ahangama, Matara, and Trincomalee. There are so many great surf spots crammed in Sri Lanka’s 833 miles of coastline, that it’s impossible to mention all of them in one article! Best Months for Surfing: The best time to surf in Sri Lanka on the south coast is from October through April. And when it comes to the east coast, the best time to surf is May through September.

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Thailand

Thailand has a cool 2,000 miles (3,219 km) of coastline and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This has spilled over into surfing, and while some believe that the surfing scene in Thailand is quite crowded, we assure you that you’ll find a good spot wherever you go!

Weather: In Bangkok, the coldest month is December, with a chilly 79°F (26°C) and April is the hottest, with 87°F (31°C). If you like rain, then be sure to visit Thailand during its wettest month, September. The south of Thailand has two seasons, the dry and the wet, while the north of Thailand the seasons are more defined.

Best Surf Spots: Phuket is an awesome surfing destination! Kalim Beach is one of the best surfing beaches in the entire Thailand, not just Phuket. Other great beaches are Kata Beach, Kamala Beach, Surin Beach and also stunning Cape Pakarang. Best Months for Surfing: April to November is a great time to do some surfing in Thailand. The swell is good, the surf camps are pumping and the monsoon is starting up. If you prefer calmer waves, then the winter months are for you!

Philippines

With an impressive 22,548 miles Weather: As expected, the high season is when (36,289 km) of coastlines, the the temperatures are a bit cooler. The dry season Philippines is the 5th country in includes the months of December through the world, by size of coastline. April and it’s when everything is just a bit more The country itself isn’t large, but expensive. The low season, June to September, is it’s mostly comprised of coastline when the prices decline and the humidity rises. In and islands. This, of course, Manila, January is the coldest month (78°F/26°C) makes surfing in the Philippines and May, the hottest (85°F/30°C). absolutely perfect! Best Surf Spots: Baler is where surfing came to life in the Philippines, which makes it an obligatory destination for any surfer. Other great surfing spots in the Philippines are La Union, Zambales, Siargao, and Samar. Best Months for Surfing: Surfing in the Philippines is a year-round pursuit. Some prefer to do it from August to November, when the winds and swells are strong, while others prefer to surf in the Philippines during the summer months, when the surf is smaller, but the winds are calmer and it’s more beginner friendly.

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Maldives

Maldives is an island nation with different surf breaks consisting in various atolls across the country. Maldives’ waves are beautiful and water is warm, the swell normally reaches shoulder-to-head high, but it offers big chances of barrels and long fun waves. It’s the perfect trip for intermediate and advanced surfers. The Maldives, located on top of a vast underwater mountain range have around 1190 islands and sandbanks. The pearl string like islands covers a land area of no less than 298 km2. All the islands are encircled by a lagoon blessed with crystal clear water. These islands are protected by a reef structure, housing one of the most exclusive and spectacular underwater life

Weather: Maldives, the sunny side of life is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunshine for the better part of a year. Similar to tropical countries, the Maldives enjoys a dry and wet season. Conveniently, the hot and humid weather is complemented with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain.

Best Surf Spots: The Maldives are exposed to the same swells as the surf in Indonesia, but the waves are not as aggressive. It is, therefore, the perfect destination for intermediate to advanced surfers, with plenty of beginner-friendly spots too.

Very few breaks are accessible from the shore, Best Time to Surf: The best time for Maldives the best ones being located on the outer reefs, surfing trips is the Southern Hemisphere winter, accessible by surf charters only. On the bright which lasts from March ’til October. During this side though, there are so many breaks so close to one another that finding good surf should not period, the roaring forties cause storms which be a problem. The Maldives are an enchanting bring the largest swells to the archipelago. The biggest waves are likely to occur in June, July and surf playground, with more breaks than we can August. During this period, the wind is mainly possibly count. offshore all day long. This paradise is exposed Most attractive surf locations are based in North Male’ Atoll, South Male’ Atoll, Southern Maldives, to the same swells as Indonesia is, except that Laamu Atoll, Meemu , Thaa Atoll and Addu Atoll. its higher latitude and its South-East exposure offers cooler and less hardcore surfing. The typical madivian wave rolls up like most point breaks with workable corners, fun pockets and long rides. Very rarely will the sets wall up or close out the channels. The waves break on mostly dead reef, and very rarely will you come in contact with it unless you are surfing on a very low tide. Surfing in the Maldives is tempered by the North-East and South-West monsoons. During the North-East monsoon (from March until April), conditions are optimal in the Southern Atolls. From May to October, during the SouthWest monsoon, the best surfing area is in the Northern atolls or the Central atolls. A Maldives surfing charter is one of the best ways to experience the many different waves and breaks. If you have any questions regarding our charter boats, what is included on the surf trip, or any other questions regarding the maldives surfing experience, please visit our FAQ page or contact us directly. 59


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Adora MALDIVES

Adora is a 123 feet tri-deck fiber yacht featuring 11 spacious cabins each with private bath. Guests can enjoy a view of the ocean from the 04 ocean view suites on the third deck. Stylishly designed, the yacht provides maximum tranquility at sea. The yacht features a large interior and exterior living space. Great detail has been given to achieve the highest standards for quietness and comfort.

Length: 37 Meter Width: 10.36 Meter

12 Knots

Lower deck: 6 Standard Rooms each with 01 double bed, 01 twin bed. Top Deck: 01 superior room Upper deck: 04 Suites, Ocean View

BBQ on deserted island, scuba diving, snorkeling, Wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups.

Internet Access, Radio telephone, Mobile phone, UHF, CB radio, Therapeutic Oxygen tanks

Guided Dives: Yes PADI Instructure: Yes PADI Courses: Yes Dives per Day: 2 to 3 Dive Dhoni: Yes Equipment Rental: Yes

MALDIVES BOAT CLUB M. Narugismaage- aage, Alhivilaa Magu, Male’ 20292, Republic of Maldives

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Carpe Vita MALDIVES

The Carpe Vita, the upgraded sistership of the carpe Diem, meaning “Seize Life” was built in Maldives and started operations in 2011. The Carpe Vita is a luxury 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. With 10 spacious cabins divided 3 decks providing a lot more space for a maximum of 20 people. The Carpe Vita provides standard 4 dives a day on her dedicated scuba diving trips on a spacious 18m long diving dhoni with normal air and nitrox available.

Length: 38m Width: 10

12 Knots

2 VIP suite, 2 Superior and 6 Standard

BBQ on deserted island, scuba diving, snorkeling, and wave Surfing, fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups.

PADi dive school & equipment Rental, Nitrox & Temporary Dan insurance available, Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, Life jackets

Open Air Bar & Restaurant with 180*Ocean view, spacious sundeck with Jacuzzi,Comfortable shaded areas, air conditional Lounge with TV & DVD/ HiFi system,Library and fresh fruits.

CARPE DIEM MADLIVES PVT LTD H. Coalfield/ 1st floor B Kalhuhuraa Magu, 20085, Male’ Republic of Maldives

TEL: +960 330 0883 FAX: +960 330 6747 E-mail: info@carpediemmaldives.com www.carpediemmaldivescom

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Conte Max MALDIVES

A synergy between luxury and wellbeing. High level design and quality for a 33 meters yacht: 3 sundecks, restaurant (one in the saloon and the second outside), elegant rooms and precious wood furnishings with parquet flooring in all the boat. Our Cruisers will allow you to discover the Maldivian archipelago along exclusive and personalized routes which will show you breathtaking natural scenery and uncontaminated places for an unforgettable experience.

Length: 33m Width: 10m

12 Knots

4 triple cabins and 4 double with en suite Bathroom and air-conditioning, towel and Beach towel.

Diving Cruises Snorkeling, Fishing, Kite Surfing

Diving Dhoni, Tender, Canoe, Diving equipment, snorkeling- fishing equipment, First Aid & Oxygen

Open Air Bar & Restaurant with 180* Ocean view Spacious sundeck with Jacuzzi, comfortable shaded Areas, airconditioned lounge with TV/ DVD/ HiFi system.

LUXURY YACHT MALDIVES G.Shafag Rahdhebai Magu Male’, Republic of Maldives

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TEL: +960 777 1837 +39 0323 505220 E-mail: booking@luxuryyachtmaldives.com www.luxuryyachtmaldives.com


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Dhinasha MALDIVES

At the start of the cruise industry in the Maldives, Canopus Maldives made its first steps with two luxury Liveaboards or ‘safari boats’ called Dhinasha and Orca. The experience of discovering Maldives onboard a vessel became an instant success with both Tour Operators and Tourists. The boats did Surfing, Diving, and Cruising trips and other services like island Hopping, Barbeque on Uninhabited Island, onboard games and other. The 7 cabin cruise boat, Orca, was sold off late 2007.

Length: 26m Breadth: 9m

14 Knots

7 Air-conditioned cabins Featuring fan with twin beds, wardrobe and attached bathroom with hot water facility.

Scuba Diving and Surfing, In addition, enjoy big game Fishing, Night fishing, Snorkeling, Island Hopping, Picnics and BBQ, Visits to local islands

Yanmar 300 HP Engine, Onan generators (27kw, 22kw and 9kw), Desalination Plant, Diving boat, Dinghy.

Large sundeck with a separate shaded area, bar boasting a variety of alcohol and soft drinks, TV, DVD player, surround sound system, mini library

CANOPUS MALDIVES G. Maavehi, Buruzu Magu, Male’, 20092 Republic of Maldives

TEL: +960 332 1079 FAX: +960 3325397 E-mail: info@canopusmaldives.com www.canopusmadives.com

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Dolphin 1 MALDIVES

Dolphin after recent refurbishment is now equipped with modern facilities to provide safe and excellent service to those on board. Handcraft wood décor give the whole boat a majestic new look its comes with a very experienced captain who is well versed in the best dive sites, surf spots and fishing grounds of the Maldives. Days and nights are packed with activities to suit every mood. The Dolphin aptly named will wine and dine you in total modern comport.

Length: 22m Width: 7m

10 Knots

4 triple cabins and 4 double with en suite Bathroom and air-conditioning, towel and Beach towel.

Scuba diving, surfing, cruising, fishing

Desalination Plant, Diving Boat, Dinghy

Large sundeck with a separate shaded area, Bar Boasting a variety of alcohol and soft drinks, TV.

BLUE ‘K’ SAFARI M. Everfree, 1st floor Haveeree hingun Republic of Maldives

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TEL: +960 333 5033 FAX: +960 333 5060 E-mail: blue_k@dhivehinet.net.mv www.bluesafari.com.mv


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Duke of York MALDIVES

Launched in January 2010 M/y Duke of York is the expression of the ability of the local architects and naval engineers. The boat is developed on 4 levels and with its wide space makes you experience the magnificent adventure of the Maldives in total comfort. Every detail has been carefully considered to make you feel in the perfect holiday. All the itineraries have been created and selected throughout our 22 years long experience in the Maldives.

Length: 36m Width: 11m

14 Knots

10 Cabins with en suite bathrooms and airconditioning; towel & beach towel

Diving Cruises, Snorkeling, Fishing, Surfing, Diving Courses, island Hopping, BBQ on deserted islands

Sound Proof Generator

Diving Dhoni, Tender, Canoe, Diving equipment, snorkeling- fishing equipment First Aid & oxygen, Sound proof generators, Declinator

LUXURY YACHT MALDIVES G.shafag Rahdhebai Magu Republic of Maldives

TEL: +960 777 1837 +39 0323 505220 E-mail: booking@luxuryyachtmaldives.com www.luxuryyachtmaldives.com

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Felicity MALDIVES

If you are looking for a surf vacation, an adventurous trip, or a scuba diving holiday and want to explore thousands of reefs filled with breathtaking beauty and richness of marine life, come aboard Felicity. You will be offered the best options to discover the mesmerizing beauty of Maldives and the treasures within the reefs of this archipelago. Felicity offers a variety of water sports-snorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing. You can also enjoy different activities, from adrenaline rush adventures to relaxing sightseeing and barbecue beach parties.

Length: 28m Beam: 6.85m Draft: 2.60m

9 Knots

7 Fully Air Conditioned cabins (6DBLs &1TRPL), 14 guests ( 15 with TRPL cabin)

BBQ on deserted island, scuba diving, snorkeling, Wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips for both Individuals as well as groups.

Mobile Phone, Compass, VHF Radio, GPS with Mapper life jackets, Life buoys, Fire Extinguisher

Toilets with Hot & Cold water, Saloon space with bar Facilities, large sun beds, fully equipped PADI dive Center, Windsurf/ Canoe/Dinghy/ Tender boat, TV/DVD/ Music Library

TRAVEL PASS MALDIVES Industrial Zone M15-16 Hulhumale’ ,Republic of Maldives

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TEL: +960 335 6677 FAX: +960 332 6542 E-mail: slaes@travelpassmaldives.com www.travelpassmaldives.com


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Flying Fish MALDIVES

Floating in the Ocean in Maldives since 1994, Flying Fish even though petite, is well known among the and surfing enthusiasts visiting the Maldives. Its compactness makes it ideal as a vessel for Big Game Fishing and to have a peaceful and serene vacation with complete privacy. The crew, the captain & the diving instructor would be more than pleased to serve you and aid you with any requests.

Length: 26m Breadth: 9m

12 Knots

10 Rooms

Diving

Internet Access, Radio Telephone, Mobile Phone, UHF, CB Radio, Therapeutic oxygen tanks

Fully air-conditioned restaurant and bar, TV, Video Recorder, Stereo System, Non Alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, Diving Dhoni

PANORAMA MALDIVES M. Muli, Sabudheli Magu Republic of Maldives

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Gahaa MALDIVES

We designed Gahaa to suit for larger groups who wish for a short getaway. Families and large group of friends who have come aboard Gahaa are among our repeat clients who have become accustomed to our services. Find yourself unwinding with a stroll on countless sands and endless green or visit and island to experience the unique lifestyle of the Maldivians At night, revel to the beat of boduberu and experience Maldivian culture in style. We’ll take it to such extents to make sure that it’s the perfect way to make the infinite ocean your home.

Length: 21.58m Width: 6.1m Depth: 3.32m

7 Knots

1 cabin with double sized bed & single bunk Bed, 4 cabins with double sized bunk beds (2 en-suite) 2 toilets with shower.

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Wave Surfing-on request ,Diving, BBQ on desert island, Cultural shows, Island Hopping, Visit to Male’

Life Jackets, Life Buoys, Fire Extinguishers, Fire blanket, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher

Bar, Dining Area, Library, Sun deck, Televison DVD/ VCD Player, Music Player, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing Line, Dinghy with outboard engine

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Gulfaam MALDIVES

Gulfaam was built in 1990 and is a slightly bigger boat that can accommodate up to 10 pax. It is ideally designed for large group of divers who wish to explore the best diving spots in the Maldives under the guidance of an experienced Dive Master and assistance from the professional crew. Well take you to a different dive spot everyday so that you may experience the marine diversity first hand. Go for a dive or go snorkeling with friends and get up close and personal with the underwater life, a delightful meal awaits you when you return to the boat.

Length: 21.6m Width: 5.86m Depth: 2.68m

8 Knots

5 cabins with bunk beds, 4 toilets with shower.

Night fishing, Snorkeling, wave surfing, diving- on request, BBQ on deserted island, cultural shows, island hopping, visit to Male’.

1 soundproof generator set, AC: 220v, water desalination.

Fully air-conditioned restaurant and bar, TV, Video Recorder, Stereo System, Non Alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, Diving Dhoni

VOYAGES MALDIVES Narugis Chaandhanee Magu, 2019, Male’ Republic of Maldives

TEL: +960 332 2019 +960 332 5336 E-mail: info@voyagesmaldives.com www.voyagesmaldives.com

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Gurahali MALDIVES

Gurahali is the newest and the biggest addition to our fleet of 7 safaris. Gurahali is an epitome of elegance. Its modern and minimalistic design has made it envious to the eyes of every passerby. The traditional design, famously represented by the twin masts, remains a hallmark concept of us. It is designed to appear as a more superior safari compared to the earlier inventions. Sip on morning coffee on you private ocean balcony and savor on the finest tropical delicacies fresh from the sea on the breezy dining area.

Length: 28.8m Width: 938m Depth: 4.5m

9 Knots

6 en suite cabins with double size bunk beds, 1 en suite cabin with double bed & separate single bed.

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Wave Surfing-on request ,Diving, BBQ on desert island, Cultural shows, Island Hopping, Visit to Male’

2 soundproof generator sets, Kohler 45 KW, AC: 220v, water desalination

Bar, Dining Area, Library, Sun deck, Lounge, TV, DVD/ VCD player, music player, BOSE home theatre system with surround sound, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing line, Dinghy with outboard engine; Honda 90 HP, Separate Dive Boat.

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TEL: +960 332 2019 +960 332 5336 E-mail: info@voyagesmaldives.com www.voyagesmaldives.com


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Haira MALDIVES

Its easy to find the right location and the right time for your ideal holiday, but it is very rare that you get to experience and realize your dream on the perfect boat! Now your dream can come true on-board HAIRA, your cruise expert in the Maldives. We offer you your dream vacation with your favorite activities, be it surfing, diving or simply, cruising in the Maldives. You can experience the beauty and the miracle of nature. Haira gives you a sense of comfort and peace that you experience only at Home.

Length: 28m

13 Knots

8 Comfortable, airconditioned double/twin cabin

Surf excursions, Dive Excursions (on request), Visits to local/ Uninhabited islands BBQ on Deserted Islands, Fishing Experience.

2 Sound Proof Generators, Desalination Plant.

Spacious Air Conditioned Lounge/ Bar,Sundeck, outdoor dining, Video and music library, Snorkeling Gear, FishingGear, Dinghy. Safety equipment diving facilities (on request), Extra Dhoni for Scuba Diving.

TRAVEL MATE MALDIVES Naseemusobbah, Nedhun Goalhi, 20290, Male’ Republic of Maldives

TEL: +960 332 4525 +960 777 2749 E-mail: legend@dhivehinet.net.mv www.facebook.com/hamathihaira.safaris

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Hamathi MALDIVES

Visitors to the Maldives, those in less of a rush, believe and prefer the poetry of motion in traveling by sea onboard a cruise vessel. It is the best way of holidaying in Maldives Now you can experience the real rhythm of the islands onboard Hamathi. The boat glides across azur seas, allowing you to adjust gradually to this new leisurely pace. Come and catch a wave on board Hamathi.

Length: 25.3m

10 Knots

6 comfortable, airconditioned double/twin cabins, All cabins with ensuite shower.

Surf excursions, Dive Excursions (on request), Visits to local/ Uninhabited islands BBQ on Deserted Islands, Fishing Experience.

2 Sound Proof Generators, Desalination Plant.

Spacious Air Conditioned Lounge/ Bar, Sundeck, outdoor dining, Video and music library, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing Gear, Dinghy. Safety EQUIPMENT diving facilities (on request), Extra Dhoni for Scuba Diving

TRAVEL MATE MALDIVES Naseemusobbah, Nedhun Goalhi, 20290, Male’ Republic of Maldives

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Horizon 2 MALDIVES

For small groups who need a value for money boat with modern comforts, she is an agile adventurer. With 20 years experienceto take you to where the action is the Horizon 2 Yacht with 6 guest rooms has the capacity to cruise all the traditional tourist atolls and additional new atolls in the Maldives.

Length: 25M

12 Knots

Double bed or twin bed cabin with private hot and cold water shower

Cruising, dolphin watching, snorkeling, island hopping, sun bathing, night fishing, picnics on virgin island on all cruises.

GPS, Compass, life jackets and buoy, 4M support dinghy with motor, telephone

On-board entertainment electronics gear include DVD player, PAL/NTSC video playback, include hi-fi stereo system and indoor board games.

BLUE HORIZON M.Bolissafaru, 2nd Floor, Orchid Magu, MalĂŠ, Maldives.

Tel: +960 332 1169 Fax: +960 332 8797 Email: travel@blue-horizon.com.mv www.blue-horizon.com.mv

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Island Safari 1 MALDIVES

A truly unique way to explore and experience the splendor and wonder that the Maldives in onboard the island safari- 1 Deluxe-Cruising in class and comfort!

Length: 30M Beam: 9M

11 Knots

09 Air conditioned cabins.

Island hopping, Traditional buffet night,big game fishing, resort visit, visit to local islands, Night fishing, snorkeling,BBQ on the beach and diving.

Internet acess, radio, telephone , mobile phone, UHF, CB Radio, Ttherapeutic oxygen tanks.

Kitchen, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, indoor games, TV, Video/ CD, a Library and a dive center (all the necessary EQUIPMENT can be rented), 30KV two sound proof generators 220/240V , desalination system and 2 sundecks.

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Island Safari 2 MALDIVES

Relax and embark on a scenic cruise above and underwater onboard the island safari2 Royal- you are sure to have a wonderful time!

Length: 32M Beam: 9.5M

11 Knots

24 packs, 10 air conditioned cabins

BBQ on deserted island, scuba diving, snorkeling, wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips made for both individuals as well as groups.

Fire alarm, fire extinguishers, life jackets, defibrillator, Oxygen, first Aid kits

A spacious kitchen, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge with indoor games, TV, Video/CD and library. A disco with local folk music “ Bodu Beru”, boutique, dive center, 30KV 2 soundproof generators 220/240V, Desalinating system and 2 sundecks

AIMO TRAVELS M. Rowville, 3rd floor, fareedhee magu, male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 3337756 FAX: 3330959 Email: sales@aimotravels.com www.aimotravels.com

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Kethi MALDIVES

Set to sail with kethi, an unforgettable journey is about to begin. Explore and be amazed is on the itinerary. Onboards kethi, we offer you more privacy and space as well as the increased comforts. The low noise, heavy duty engine will take you around the Maldives in cruising comfort. Kethi has a cozy saloon and large sundeck, and provides comfortable accommodation for 10 guests in six airy cabins.

Length: 21.6M Width: 6.5M Depth: 3M

8 Knots

2 en-suite cabins with double sized beds & bunk bed, 3 cabins with double sized bunk beds ( 2 ensuite), 1 toilet with shower

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, wave surfing-on request, diving- on request, BBQ on desert island, cultural Shows, Island hopping, Visit to male’

Sound Proof Generator

Bar, Dining Area, Library, sun deck, television, DVD/VCD player Music Player, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing line, Dinghy with outboard engine.

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TEL: +960 332 2019 +960 332 5336 E-mail: info@voyagesmaldives.com www.voyagesmaldives.com


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King Fish MALDIVES

Kingfish Suitable for groups, friends, family charter with its facilities onboard with the crew. Itinerary we have as according to our clients preference, what you want to see, where you want to go, activities you want during your fantastic holidays in Maldives. During the charter, you can see the most beautiful snorkeling areas and native island for beach, fishing villages with local culture in Maldives.

Length: 13.45M Beam: 7.20M

12 Knots

8 Packs, 8 Cabins

Sailing, Diving, Snorkeling, Dinghy and fishing

Log & wind instruments, depth sounder, GPSplotter, VHF x 2 Satellite phone and cell phone.

Generator, 4kVA, watermaker 100 ltr per hour

INDIAN OCEAN CHARTERS MALDIVES 1 st Floor, MA. Rafrafge, Buruzu Magu, Male’, Rep. of Maldives

Tel: +960 332 9240 FAX: +960 332 9241 Email: ops@iocmaldives.com.mv www.iocmaldives.com.mv

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KLM Atasita INDONESIA

KLM Atasita, has been designed to cater to the top end of the market. She provide main deck accommodations for all guests: she is fully airconditioned and provides massive main deck recreation space for those lazy days of sun and fun. This vessels is decompression chamber equipped with along list of dive toys available to those that are looking for a special exploration live aboard any place in the archipelago.

Length: 28M Width: 9M

9 Knots

2 DBLS, 2 twin, 1 Master suite FULL A/C

Night Fishing, Wave surfing- on Request, Diving- on request

Radar, GPS, Plotter, Satphone, Life jacket

NRC Nitrox, Recompression chamber and full complement of dive gear, shower & toilets.

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KLM Embaku INDONESIA

The vessels KLM Embaku is unqiue to this charter market, she has been designed to cater to clients looking for a private yacht as apposed to diving or cruising with other guests. This vessels is fully air conditioned, fully equipped electronically and her gallery is equipped with all the amenities one would expect in a vessel of this class including a dishwasher, freezers and multiple refrigeration to keep everything ice cold.

Length: 25M

9 Knots

4 dbls

Night Fishing, Wave surfing- on Request, Diving- on request

Radar, GPS, DS, Plotter, Radio, Satphone, Life Jacket.

NRC Nitrox, Recompression Chamber and full complement of dive gear, shower & toilets

SONGLINEB CRUISES OF INDONESIA & THE TRADITIONAL FLEET Jalan martilang 18 KD2 no. 4 Bintaro, jaya, sector 9

Tel: +62 21786 56174 Email: songnyc@uninet.net.id www.songlinecruises.com

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KLM Matahariku INDONESIA

The Vessel KLM Matahariku is NEW to this charter market, she has been designed to cater to clients looking for a private yacht as apposed to diving or cruising with other guest. This vessel is fully aircondtioned, fully equipped electronically and her galley is equipped with all the amenities one would expect in a vessel of this class including a dishwasher, freezers and multiple refrigerator to keep everythind ice cold.

Length: 34M

9 Knots

7 DBLS

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, wave Surfing- on request, diving- on request

Radar, GPS, DS, plotter, Radio, Satphone, Life Jackets

NRC Nitrox, Recompression Chamber and full complement of dive gear, shower & toilets

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KLM Songthai INDONESIA

KLM Songthai had been designed to service an exclusive market of small group holiday makers looking for a true sense of style and comfort. This vessels is dive equipped and makes a perfect platform for small groups of divers or just leisure sailing in the area of the Andamen Sea.

Length: 25M

9 Knots

4 dbls

Night Fishing, Wave surfing- on Request, Diving- on request

Radar, GPS, DS, Plotter, Radio, Satphone, Life Jacket.

NRC Nitrox, Recompression Chamber and full complement of dive gear, shower & toilets

SONGLINEB CRUISES OF INDONESIA & THE TRADITIONAL FLEET Jalan martilang 18 KD2 no. 4 Bintaro, jaya, sector 9

Tel: +62 21786 56174 Email: songnyc@uninet.net.id www.songlinecruises.com

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Koimalaa MALDIVES

Come on board Koimala and the captain and the crew will make sure that every nautical mile travelled counts. Built in 1994, koimala is the second largest boat of the fleet and one of the most comfortable. Solidly built koimala has a quality unmatched by many other Maldivian boats.

Length: 22.2M Width: 7.3M Depth: 4.4M

9 Knots

2 en-suite cabin with double sized beds, 2 ensuite cabins with double size bunk beds, 2 cabins with bunk cabins, 1 toilet with shower.

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Wave Surfing – on request, diving – on request, BBQ on desert island, cultural shows, island hopping, visit to male’

Life jackets, life Buoys, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detector, Fire Blanket, First aid kit, Map, Compass, GPS- Plotter, search lights, CB set

Bar, Dining area, Library, Sun deck, Television, DVD/VCD player music Player, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing Line, dinghy with outboard engine.

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TEL: +960 332 2019 +960 332 5336 E-mail: info@voyagesmaldives.com www.voyagesmaldives.com


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Kaani Princess MALDIVES

Kaani Princess, located on Maafushi Water Front, a floating Restaurant & Bar on the sea. Enjoy the unrivalled views and enjoy a cocktail in our bar or outside on our outdoor deck- a promising option for a sunny afternoon on the sea. Dine with us in the stunning Restaurant or celebrates your birthday or any special occasion in our private bar.

Length: 27.7M Beam: 7M

12 Knots

One Master suite with queen bed and single bed, six deluxe rooms with twin bed

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Wave surfing- on request, diving- on request, BBQ on desert island, Cultural shows, Island Hopping, visit to Male’

Sound proof Generators

Dining Area, Library, sun deck, television, DVD/ VCD Player Music Player, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing line, Dinghy with outboard engine

KAANI HOTELS Aabaadhee Hingun Road, Maafushi 08090, Maldives, Maafushi

Tel: +960 993 3626 Email: info@kaanihotels.com www.kaanihotels.com

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Leia Cruise INDIA

Leia Cruise is one of a kind houseboat designed to the most modern comforts and luxury. Unlike the cruise vessels or yachts, it is lavish in space. The houseboat is rented to a couple or a family as exclusive, and hence one’s privacy is never indulged. The boat has well-furnished bedrooms, modern hygienic toilets, cosy living rooms, a beautiful kitchen. Out of the three bedrooms on Leia Cruise, one is located o the upper deck of the boat and has a private balcony and sundeck. All rooms and living spaces have an excellent visibility of the surrounding through the glass windows which can be also be partially opened.

Length: 100ft Width: 18 ft

6 Knots

03 double (02 doubled and 01 twin) Appropriate to accommodate : 09 pax for overnight stay

Evening Entertainment, Water sports Facilities( on site) Cycling, Canoeing, Library, Bicycle rental (additional charge), fishing

GPS Compass, fire extinguishers, life jacket, first aid kits, radar, Satellite phone

Fully Aircondtioned lounge Fully fledged butler serviced dinning

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Tel: 0091 9995068622 / 7559068622 Email: mail@leiacruise.com www.leiacruise.com


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Maldiviana MALDIVES

Maldiviana is a magnificent luxury liveaboard safari vessel built in 2002. The vessel measuring 26.9 meters in length and equipped with themost modern amenities cuts through the ocean at 11.5 knots per hour. The ultramodern look of the vessel together with the carefully designed and crafted interior gives the boat a truly magical touch. The experience on board the vessel with its fun filled activities is truly enchanting and offers you the chance to combine the best of both worlds – the beauty above and under the vast Maldivian seas bustling with colourful marine life. The vessel and its spacious rooms are equipped with all the comforts of modern living to ensure uncompromising comfort to you.

Length: 26.9 Meters Beam: 8.15 Meters Draft: 2.5 Meters

11.5 Knots

6 Cabins , en-suit attached toilet with hot and cold fresh water shower all the cabins are fully airconditioned.

Scuba diving, Surfing, Fishing, Snorkeling, Swimming, Island visits to Resorts, Inhabited (local villages) and Uninhabited (desert) Islands, BBQ on Desert Islands.

GPS, CB set, Compass, Life jackets, Fire alarm, Fire extinguishers, Defibrillator, Oxygen, First Aid kits, Main Engine, Generators, Water maker, Diving compressors

DVD and music CD player, Video and music library, Fully equipped dive centre, PC with internet, mobile,

MALDIVIANA GROUP PVT LTD First Floor, H. Aagadhage, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 3340 555 Fax: +960 334 0565 Email: info@maldiviana.com Website: www.maldiviana.com

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Manta Cruise MALDIVES

Manta Cruise offers the excellent comfort, generous space and attentive service our regular guest have come to expect. All cabins are air-conditioned, the interior design is functional and tasteful and the cuisine is mouth watering.

Length: 32M

11 Knots

5 twin rooms 2 Double Rooms 2 Suite Rooms (Deluxe)

Diving

DAN first aid kit, Fire extinguishers, Life jackets, Medical Oxygen

All cabins have en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled air-conditioning. There are seven cabins on the lower deck which can be used for double or twin births, and two suites on the upper deck which are much more spacious and have double beds.

TRIP CONCEPT H. Mehelige, 4/3, 03rd Floor, kurangi Goalhi, male’ Republic of Maldives

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Marselia Star MALDIVES

Luxury Yacht built for real ocean safari. Marselia star is designed for maximum satisfaction from travelling to the Maldives ask for classical diving safari itineraries and unexplored points of Maldives archipelago. Because of the size, design and layout of the yacht, as well as a qualified crew, you will be provided with an unforgettable trip.

Length: 37M

12 Knots

13 cabins ( 10- superior, 1 – suite, 2 Master rooms).

Sports and recreation: Diving Dhoni Fully equipped, island visits and island hoping, Snorkeling, Surfing and Fishing

2 Zodiac , diving dhoani with full equipment, 2 engines (450HP), 2 generqtors (70kw and 90w)

surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Night Diving, Visit Male’, Mingle with the locals, night fishing, Big game Fishing, Explore an uninhabited island . BBQ on sand bank

MARSELIA STAR Marselia Maldives pvt ltd Ma. Boagan villa, Raiydhebai magu, Republic of Maldives

Tel: +960 7785836 Email: info@marseliamaldives.com www.marseliamaldives.com

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Madivaru MALDIVES

This is a stunning locally build 25m, boat which has been completely refurbished recently, bringing out a true uniqueness to this boat. Its is fully equipped for game fishing, accommodating up to 12 guests on a sailing cruise around the Maldives in the indian ocean.

Length: 25M

9 Knots

6 cabins, 4 twin and 2 double cabins

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Island hopping, Cultural shows, Visit to Male’, BBQ on Desert island, diving on request, wave surfing on request

All dive equipment available for Hire ( upon prior request)

Bar, Dining, Library, Sundeck, Lounge, Television, DVD Player, Snorkeling Gear, fishing Line

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Moonimaa MALDIVES

Built in the tradition of the luxury wooden yacht with modern engineering MV Moonimaa is one of the finest vessels in the liveaboard fleet of the Maldives. Beautifully furnished the AC cabins with and en-suite showers offers space and comfort. The spacious salon and the sun deck equipped with a Jacuzzi makes life onboard a relaxing experience to let you enjoy fully the beauty of the Maldivian atolls.

Length 30M Width 10M

14 Knots

08 doubles chain with individually AC units, bathroom en suite each cabin.

sports and Recreation: Dicing dhoni fully equipped, nitrox 32% on board, island visits and island hopping, snorkeling, surfing and fishing.

GPS, Echo sounder, VHF, 2 Onan generators 220 volts, engine Volvo 380 HP.

Grand salon, dining room with AC, bar, flat screen, video, stereo, CD, DVD, high standard Jacuzzi on sundeck, Desalination unit

MUNI TRAVELS MALDIVES PVT LTD Muni Building, M, Loobiya, 5th Floor, Ameenee Magu. K. Male’Maldives

Tel: +960 333 1512 Email: munitrav@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.muni.com.mv

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MV Emperor Leo MALDIVES

Part of the former constellation fleet family of liveaboard, this is where your guarantee for a happy and memorable diving holidays starts. She exudes comfort and easily accommodates 24 guest in 12 ensuite cabins. Leo is a stylish boat with contrasting wooden dĂŠcor throughout. The main deck has a large bright and airy lounge with sofas, licensed bar and Jacuzzi whilst the sun deck is perfect for reflecting on the day as the sun goes down. She has a spacious dining area serving international cuisine to suit every taste. Diving is done from her large 19.8M dhoni tender, getting you to the perfect dive spot every time and, as your dive equipment is stored here, you have even more space on board.

Length: 25M

11 Knots

12 guest rooms, each with ensuite and individually controlled air-con

Island hopping, traditional buffet night, Visit to local island, night fishing, snorkeling, beach BBQ, diving

Full Range on offer, must be arranged before arrival in Maldives. Fully equipped diving dhoni. Non-divers are welcome and get a free snorkeling kit +$ 50 voucher to spend on board.

Free nitrox, Jacuzzi, fully stocked bar, navigation and communication. Wifi is available when in range of signal, charged per week

EMPEROR MALDIVES H. Coral Reef, Boduthakurufaanu Magu MalĂŠ 20008 Maldives

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MV Emperor Orion MALDIVES

Having been a firm favourite with the Constellation Fleet, years of experience culminate in the design of this liveaboard, buil with the diver inmind and yet equally attractive to the non-diver. At a superspacious 39 meters in length, orion delivers hotel standards in every aspect. Her 12 cabins are some of the largest you will find on a liveaboard anywhere, easily accommodating 24 guest including a spacious master suite with king-sized bed, private Jacuzzi and outside patio area. The main deck has a large lounge with sofa and equally large dining room with bar and TV, whilst on the upper deck is the Jacuzzi, massage room and main bar. The upper sundeck is indcredibly roomy with lots of sunbeds. All diving takes place from her impressive 19.8m dhoni.

Length: 39M

12 Knots

13 Cabins all with spacious ensuite and individually controlled ai-con.

Fully equipped diving dhoni, island visits, island hopping, snorkeling, surfing, beach BBQ, fishing

SMB and dive computer compulsory on every dive, reef hooks are recommended. Fully equipped diving dhoni. Non divers are welcome and get a fresh snorkeling kit +$50 Voucher to spend on boards.

Free Nitrox, Spa, Jacuzzi, Full bar, Navigation and communication. WiFi is available when in range of signal, charged per week

EMPEROR MALDIVES H. Coral Reef, Boduthakurufaanu Magu MalĂŠ 20008 Maldives

Tel: +960 799 6657 Email: info@emperordivers.com www.emperormaldives.com

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MV Emperor Serenity MALDIVES

She’s brand new for the 2016/17 season and brings a class for her own to the Maldives waters. Contemporary and spacious, this is where fine accommodation and service is standard. This 40 meter boat easily accommodates 26 guest in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with individually controlled air-con. Enjoy the open air dining area at the stern of the main deck. Sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned lounge and upper deck boats both covered and open areas ideal for watching footage from your diving or just relaxing. The sundeck is perfect catching those sunrays. All diving is done from her large dhoani tenders, giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time.

Length: 40M

12 Knots

13 cabins all ensiute with individually controlled air-con

Diving, island hopping, Traditional buffet night, visit to local island, Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Beach BBQ

SMB and dive computer compulsory on every dive, reef hooks are recommended. Fully equipped diving dhoni. Non divers are welcome and get a fress snorkeling kit +$50 Voucher to spend on boards.

Free Nitrox, fully internationally stocked bar, spacious sundeck, Navigation and communication, WiFi is available when in range of single, charged per week. Spa treatment on request prior to arrival.

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MV Emperor Virgo MALDIVES

Dive the celebrated Maldives on our exclusive liveaboard, Virgo. Cruise the atolls of Male’ and Ari Knwing you’re getting great value on liveaboard devoted to your diving holidays ( she’s pretty good for nondivers too) Comfortably accommodating 18 divers, all her cabins have twin/double beds and are ensuite. Upper deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond. Decorated in light wood and contemporary style, the main deck has a large lounge with comfy sofas. The bar is fully licensed so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as the sun dips below the horizon. The upper deck has loungers for sun bathing and for just kicking back.

Length: 32M

11 Knots

9 cabins all ensiute with individually controlled air-con

Diving, Island hopping, traditional buffet night, Visit to local island, night fishing, Snorkeling, beach BBQ. Kayaking

SMB and dive computer compulsory on every dive, reef hooks are recommended. Fully equipped diving dhoni. Non divers are welcome and get a fress snorkeling kit +$50 Voucher to spend on boards.

Free Nitrox, fully stocked licensed bar, spacious sundeck, Navigation and communication, WiFi is available when in range of single, charged per week.

EMPEROR MALDIVES H. Coral Reef, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Malé 20008 Maldives

Tel: +960 799 6657 Email: info@emperordivers.com www.emperormaldives.com

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MV Emperor Voyager MALDIVES

A welcoming modern, spacious liveaboard built to a high standard, Emperor Voyager is a 30 meter boat accommodating 20 guest in 7 twin and 3 double cabins, all ensuite with air-con and a fan. The main deck has a large outdoor relaxing area with a corner bar and drinks area. On the upper deck is a home theater and comfy sofas, whilst outside is the dining lounge with a sea view where you will have all your meal and aperitifs. You can also enjoy this area to check your cameras and torches or just simply relax. The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a nap in a deckchair. All diving is done from her large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board getting you to the perfect dive spot every time.

Length: 30M

11 Knots

10 cabins all ensiute with individually controlled air-con

Diving, island hopping, Traditional buffet night, visit to local island, Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Beach BBQ

SMB and dive computer compulsory on every dive, reef hooks are recommended. Fully equipped diving dhoni. Non divers are welcome and get a fress snorkeling kit +$50 Voucher to spend on boards.

Free Nitrox, full bar, spacious sundeck, navigation and communication. Wi-Fi is available when in range of signal, charged per week.

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MV Emperor Atoll MALDIVES

Divers love Emperor Atoll because, with a maximum=m of 12 guest, the guides make sure you get the absolute utmost from your trip. A comfortable boat, Emperor Atoll measures 26 meters and offers 6 twin/ double ensuite cabins. On the main deck is a large lounge with four separate seating and table areas as well as a LCD flat screen TV with multi- system home theatre. For underwater video and photography enthusiasts, there are plenty of recharging points/edit playback facilities. Emperor Atoll is fully licensed to sell soft drinks, beer, wine, and spirits. Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water are available throughout the day. The food is renowned for its excellent quality with an impressive variety of local and European dishes.

Length: 26M

12 Knots

6 cabins all ensiute with individually controlled air-con

Diving, island hopping, Traditional buffet night, visit to local island, Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Beach BBQ

SMB and dive computer compulsory on every dive, reef hooks are recommended. Fully equipped diving dhoni. Non divers are welcome and get a fress snorkeling kit +$50 Voucher to spend on boards.

Free Nitrox, full bars, spacious sundeck, navigation and communication. Wi-Fi is available when in range of a signal, charged per week.

EMPEROR MALDIVES H. Coral Reef, Boduthakurufaanu Magu MalĂŠ 20008 Maldives

Tel: +960 799 6657 Email: info@emperordivers.com www.emperormaldives.com

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MV Maldives Princess MALDIVES

Cruising along the vast Maldivian waters, Maldives princess offers exquisite and stylish rooms with en suite bathroom facilities. Guest may enjoy diving activities or a barbecue session on board. The cruise also features a restaurant, library and free Wi-Fi access in its public areas. Fitted with wooden walls and flooring air conditioned rooms are well-equipped with a safe, wardrobe, minibar and flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player. The private bathroom includes a bathtub or shower, bathrobes and hairdryer

Length: 43M Breadth: 11M

14 Knots

11 Spacious cabins ( 09 state cabins and 02 suite) can be booked as double, twin accommodations

BBQ on deserted island, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, wave surfing, fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups.

Regulator complete, BCD Complete, dive lamp, Dive computer, Mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits

Global Positioning system(GPS), SSB Marine Radio, Depth sounder, Mobile Phones, Internet, Search Light, Binoculars, Map

ISLAND PEARL HOLIDAYS Champa building, 6th floor #4, Orchid Magu, Male’ Republic of Maldives

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Tel: +960 332 5994 FAX: 331 7840 Email: travel@islandpearl.com.mv www.maldivesafari.com


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MV Carina MALDIVES

As our internationally renowned dive spots are scattered across atolls, dive safaris provide the most attractive option to cover the best of Maldives at a relaxed pace. Since the aquatic life varies significantly between atolls, our experienced dive guides will tailor the dive spots per you need. Our exquisite ecosystem is home to wide spectrum of aquatic life: from the colorful coral gardens to the playful dolphins, the docile whale sharks to the majestic mantas.

Length: 32M Width: 10M

12 Knots

10 double cabins with attached bath rooms with hot and cold water air conditioned adjustable in room.

BBQ, Night Fishing, snorkeling, island excursions and Scuba diving( Nitrox) Available

380 HP Yanmar Engine, Generator 2 sets of 35 KVA Sound proof, 220V and 12V 2x water maker of tons each.

TV Lounge, Sundeck with open air, diving, surfing, cruising and snorkeling equipment.

ARK TRAVEL STO Tread Centre, 1st Floor, Orchid Magu. Male, Maldives

Tel: +960 333 3943 FAX: +960 333 3942 Email: marketing@ark.travel http://www.ark.travel

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Ocean Oasis MALDIVES

Ocean Oasis, the fiber glass twin engine yacht is among the best boats in Maldives. Agreeing to let you have a mind relaxing and comfortable journey in superior way. Diving or Surfing can be one of the best ways to experience an adventure trip. Ocean Oasis can meet up with up with your expected adventure plan, by taking you to show the stunning underwater paradise and to thrilling surfing spots.

Length: 36M

14 Knots

Air Conditioned 8 Cabins, 2 Deluxe Cabins, 1 Suite

Sunset, Sunrise watching, massage, island hopping, beach walking, stops to uninhabited island or sand banks, snorkeling, fishing, diving, surfing, beach barbecue.

Sound Proof Generators

Dining: Buffet in the front. Spa: Spa service is provided by a therapist on board at extra cost. Bar: Bottle water, Soft drinks, juice, beer and alcohol at extra cost. Jacuzzi: on the 3rd deck Jacuzzi. Sun Deck: Lounger chairs with mattresses Diving: Dive master with tank, weight, belt and compressors on diving safaris. NITROX Entertainment: DVD player with LCD TV.

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Tel: +960 332 1169 Fax: +960 332 8797 Email: travel@blue-horizon.com.mv www.blue-horizon.com.mv


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Princess Haleema MALDIVES

Princess Haleema is one of the most luxury cruisers in Maldives. With rooms compared to none, princess Haleema has been designed with the most modern features and the yacht is equipped with modern amenities for an exceptional service.

Length: 36M Width: 10.5M

12 Knots

4 Cabins with 1 big bed and one single bed, 4 cabins with 1 big bed, 1 cabin with twin bed, 2 Deluxe suites with big bed.

Diving Dhoni fully equipped, Nitrox 32% on board, island visit and island hoping, Snorkeling, surfing and fishing.

GPS, Echo Sounder, VHF, 2 onan Generator 220 Volt, Engine Volvo.

Grand Salon, dining room with AC, bar, flat screen, vedio stereo, CD, DVD, high standard Jacuzzi on sundeck, desalination unit.

MUNI TRAVELS MALDIVES PVT LTD Muni Building, M, Loobiya, 5th Floor, Ameenee Magu. K. Male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 333 1512 Email: munitrav@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.muni.com.mv

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Ritrella MALDIVES

Ritrella Luxury Cruise Hotel is one of newly established luxury liveaboard in Maldives which was launched in the year 2017. It is the largest yacht in Maldives. With three decks, a sun deck, specifically designed with the clients in mind, Ritrella has the capacity to handle 50 guests at a time. This floating cruise hotel is the first of its kind in Maldives. Ritrella Luxury Cruise yacht also caters to host corporate events as well. On Ritrella, you can have the best of what Maldives has to offer.

Length: 58 meter Breadth: 9.2meter

10.9 Knots

6 (Suite Room) and 7 (Deluxe Room)

Jet skiing, Surfing, Fishing, Snorkeling, Paddling, Canoeing, Diving, Big game fishing, SUP, Dolphin watching, Sand Bank, Scuba Diving, Sundeck, Beach Barbeque, Island Excursions

GPS, CB set, Compass, Life jackets, Fire alarm, Fire extinguishers, Defibrillator, Oxygen, First Aid kits, 2 Main Engine, 4 Generators, Water maker, Diving compressors

4 Decks, 1 Restaurant, 2 Bars, Pool, air conditioned, Wi-Fi, Safe, Smart TV, Telephone, DVD and music CD Player, Video and Music library, fully equipped dive center, Internet

MALDIVIANA GROUP PVT LTD First Floor, H. Aagadhage, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Male’, Maldives

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Tel: +960 3340 555 Fax: +960 334 0565 Email: marketing@ritrella.com Website: www.ritrella.com


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Rahai’i Pangun INDONESIA

The Rahai’I Pangun has 6 cabins : 1 superior Large Double Cabin with private terrace, ensuite and optional air conditioning, 2 Double Cabins with ensuite and optional air conditioning, and 3 Twin Cabins which are fan cooled ad share a bathroom. The upper deck is large and comfortable, where our famous meals are served and where you can enjoy the passing scenery from the sofas or deck chairs.

Length: 20M Width: 6M

8 Knots

3 Double room and 2 Twins rooms.

River Cruising

Sound proof Generator

Comfortable cabins, towels provided, all windows with mosquito screens, fan cooled, power points for re charging equipment, adjacent toilets. Spacious viewing decks with comfortable rattan sofas, all meals freshly cooked on board and served on deck

WOWBORNEO Jalan Barito no 11. Palangkaraya 73112, Indonesia

Tel: +62 536-322-2099 Email: info@wowborneo.com www.wowborneo.com

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Sail Fish MALDIVES

Sailfish suitable for groups, friends, family charter with its facilities onboard with the crew. Itinerary we have as according to our clients preference, what you want to see, where you want to go, activities you want during your fantastic holidays in Maldives. During the Charter, you can see the most beautiful snorkeling areas and Native Island for beach, fishing villages with local cultural in Maldives.

Length: 14.8 M

12 Knots

8 packs, 8 Cabins

Sailing, Diving, Snorkeling, Dinghy Fishing

Log & Wind instruments, depth sounder, GPS-Plotter, VHF x 2, Satellite Phone, Cell Phone.

Generator, 4 kVA, watermaker 100 ltr per hour

INDIAN OCEAN CHARTERS MALDIVES Ma.Rafrafge, 1st Flr, Buruzu Magu Republic of Maldives

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Tel: +960 332 9240 FAX: +960 332 9241 Email: opa@iocmaldives.com.mv www.iocmaldives.com.mv


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Samambaia INDONESIA

Samambaia is a magnificent Phinisi, the Traditional Indonesia wooden sailing vessels, built and designed to offer its guests only the top world’s rated dive sites of Indonesia with absolute comfort, safety and autonomy regardless the remoteness of the dive point. This brand new liveboard is fitted with all the features of a modern diving boats, as its powerful marine engine that can reach 10 knots cruise speed, making sure a swift travel.

Length: 40M Beam: 9M

10 Knots

Below Deck: 2 twin Cabins, 2 Double Cabins, 2 Twin/ Double Cabins Main Deck: 1 Master Cabin

Fully equipped dive facility ( incl. free Nitrox), Up to 4 dives a day, 5 complete sets of SCUBA rental gear, 2x 6,5 meters fiberglass tenders, 2x 40 HP each, Waterski & Wakeboard

2 x Garmin GPS, 2 x Furuno radar, 2 x Furuno depth sounder, VHF radios, SSB radios, AIS 2 x liferafts lifejackets, safety flares, fire extinguishers

Spacious sundeck, outside daybeds, Spacious lounge with AC and large couch, TV/DVD in lounge

SAMAMBAIA LIVEBOARD Tel: +62 81 295 33 99 37 Email: info@samambaia-liveaboard.com www.samambaia-liveaboard.com

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Scubaspa Ying MALDIVES

Scubaspa is a unique concept of two 50 meters long identical safari yachts based in the warm, blue waters of the Indian ocean. Both vessels are built of various cabins to meet the expectations of the most demanding guests. Onboard Scubaspa you can also find two bars, restaurant with an international flair serving wide selection of the fineness wines from all over the world. Scubaspa is ready to accommodate 38 passengers, but only 26 divers at the same time so the dive guide is taking care of maximum 6 divers at the time. Scuba divers will have a possibility to experience the best dive sites in the Maldives. Both vessels are accompanied by its own spacious and well equipped dive boat called dhoni, which serves as a floating dive centre. Dive Package at Scubaspa offers 17 dives during the week.

Length: 50 Meter Width: 11.2 Meter

12 Knots

Scubaspa offers 19 modern, spacious and elegant suits equipped with comfortable bed, safe, air-conditioning and en-suite facility

Day & night scuba diving, snorkeling, yoga, kayaking, paddle boarding, local island visits and BBQ at sandy beach.

GPS, satellite phone, life raft, life jackets, AED, 100% oxygen.

300 square meters SPA, jacuzzi, 2 bars, outdoor HD Cinema, 2 large sundecks, secluded deck for massage and treatments, outdoor SPA lounge, yoga parlour, separate dive dhoni - equipped with NITROX.

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Scubaspa Yang MALDIVES

Scubaspa is a great choice not only for diving lovers - 5 fully equipped SPA rooms are waiting to provide luxury treatments based on natural products for those, who are looking for the highest level of sweet laziness. Non divers can choose SPA Package which includes 8 treatments during 7- days stay. More than taking care of a body Scubaspa offers activities that will take your mind to the next level of relaxation. Snorkelling in the deep blue water, kayaking and paddle boarding will remind you what fun is all about. For those who can’t decide which package they should get Scubaspa prepared Scuba & SPA Package that includes 6 dives and 4 SPA treatments. 29 crew members onboard Scubaspa will make sure that each and every guest is satisfied with the services provided through their journey.

Length: 50 Meter Width: 11.2 Meter

12 Knots

Scubaspa offers 19 modern, spacious and elegant suits equipped with comfortable bed, safe, air-conditioning and en-suite facility

Day & night scuba diving, snorkeling, yoga, kayaking, paddle boarding, local island visits and BBQ at sandy beach.

GPS, satellite phone, life raft, life jackets, AED, 100% oxygen.

300 square meters SPA, jacuzzi, 2 bars, outdoor HD Cinema, 2 large sundecks, secluded deck for massage and treatments, outdoor SPA lounge, yoga parlour, mini GYM, separate dive dhoni - equipped with NITROX.

SCUBASPA MALDIVES Scubaspa pvt ltd H. Aagadhage 3rd floor 20026 Boduthakurufaanu Magu MalĂŠ, Republic of Maldives

Tel: +960 332 2666, +960 975 5148 Email: sales@scubaspa.com website: www.scubaspa.com

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Sea Coral MALDIVES

As you lay there on the deck watching the sun sink in to the horizon leaving a splendid view across the sky reflected in the sea, that’s how you end everyday and begin every night onboard Sea Coral. Sea Coral was launched in 1988 along with its sister boat Sea Farer. It mainly attracts surfers and divers who come in small groups promised to experience the best known surf breaks and spectacular underwater sites in the Maldives.

Length: 19.5M Width: 5.6M Depth: 2.38M

9 Knots

3 cabins with bunk beds, 2 toilets with shower

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Wave surfingon request, Diving- on request, BBQ on Desert island, Cultural shows, Island Hopping, Visit to Male’.

Life Jackets, Life Buoys, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Blanket, First Aid Kit, 1 Sound proof generator set, AC: 220v, Water Desalination

Bar, Dining area, Library, Sun deck, Television, DVD/ VCD player Music Player, Snorkeling Gear, Fishing line, dinghy with outboards engine.

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TEL: +960 332 2019 +960 332 5336 E-mail: info@voyagesmaldives.com www.voyagesmaldives.com


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Soliel MALDIVES

Soliel with spacious classic décor brings elegance to your diving holidays, soaking in the sun as you pass different hues of blues. Soliel can make all your diving dreams come true. Soliel is proud o be the only diving safari specialized in exploring the untouched dive spot of Maldives with all the diving amenities available. All the International dive instructors on board would guide you through one of the ‘Wonders of the World’ as said by Ibunu Batuta in his Chronicles.

Length: 94ft

12 Knots

8 Cabins with attached toilet and shower with hot and cold water.

Surfing, Cruising, Fishing, Scuba Diving

1 Engine, Dinghy with outboard engine, Desalination Plant, 2 Sound proof Marin Generators, Air-conditioned Cabins

Large lounge deck, saloon with bar, lending library, TV monitor for VCR tapes and a stereo CD player & Restaurant

BLUE ‘K’ SAFARI M. Everfree, 1st floor Haveeree hingun Republic of Maldives

TEL: +960 333 5033 FAX: +960 333 5060 E-mail: blue_k@dhivehinet.net.mv www.bluesafari.com.mv

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Soliel 2 MALDIVES

The brand new edition to the fleet of Blue k safari Maldives “Soleil-2”was officially launched on November 2015 . She has been designed with most modern features by the proffesionals in the field to reach the latest standard specially for upmarket travellers. The yacht is well equipped with the modern amenities with the aim of providing an acceptional service to her clients. Alfresco and all cabins are fully air-conditioned with it’s own individual control and ensuite with latest new desingned fixtures running hot & cold water throughout the trip. “Soleil2”and her crew will assure you that, you’ll have the best trip of your life...

Length: 94ft

12 Knots

15 Cabins with attached toilet and shower with hot and cold water.

Surfing, Cruising, Fishing, Scuba Diving

1 Engine, Dinghy with outboard engine, Desalination Plant, 2 Sound proof Marin Generators, Air-conditioned Cabins

Large lounge deck, saloon with bar, lending library, TV monitor for VCR tapes and a stereo CD player & Restaurant

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TEL: +960 333 5033 FAX: +960 333 5060 E-mail: blue_k@dhivehinet.net.mv www.bluesafari.com.mv


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Spirit of Borneo INDONESIA

Destination in Operation: Central Kalimantan, Indonesia- cruises start from the provincial capital of palangkaraya, accessible by direct flight from Jakarta

Length: 18M Width: 5M

5 Knots

Double rooms 3

River Cruising

Sound proof generators

Comfortable cabins, towels provided, all windows with mosquito screens, air conditioned, power points for re charging equipment, adjacent toilet. Spacious indoor sitting and eating area, outdoor and upper viewing deck.

WOWBORNEO Jalan Barito no 11. Palangkaraya 73112, Indonesia

Tel: +62 536-322-2099 Email: info@wowborneo.com www.wowborneo.com

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Sting Ray MALDIVES

Stingray is a solid wooden boat and combines traditional Maldivian boatbuilding with modern engineering. 9 comfortable cabins (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are all equipped with air conditioning and en-suited hotwater showers. All cabins offers external portholes.

Length: 31 M Beam: 9 M

12 Knots

9 rooms

Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing

Oxygen, fire extinguishers, life jackets. Radio set. VHF, GPS and magnetic compass

Full board 3 meals, a balances mixture of local and European cuisine. Coffee and tea 24 hrs available free. After diving, fresh coconut or biscuits are served

MALDIVES BOAT CLUB M. Narugismaage-aage, Ahivilla Magu, Male’ 20292 Republic of Maldives

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S/Y Sun Kissed INDONESIA

Sailing a catamaran means enjoying all the exhilaration of yachting on a more stable platform. This is the kind of boats you can take anywhere in the world and have a comfortable home. The hull flare / chine above the waterline contributes longitudinal stiffness and reserve buoyancy in the ends and adds critical interior volume while keeping hulls below the waterline narrow and easy to drive. Our catamaran have a four doubled-cabin configuration including a forepeak bunk in the forward cabins-perfect for sleeping 8-10 in absolute comfort

Length: 11.43M

5 Knots

Maximum of 8 guest per charter. 4 air- conditions cabins- 4 double berths, each queen size . 2 separated facilities with heads and shower.

Full Day cruise(1000 tp 1600) group 10 pax charter or individuals

Mask, Fins, fishing gear

Bar, lounge, CD/DVD player with USB support,Radio, Cockpit speakers, Sun deck, Bathing ladder, Deck shower, Dinghy, BBQ

BLUE HORIZON M. Bolissafaru, Orchid Magu, Male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 332 1169 Fax: +960 332 8797 Email: travel@blue-horizon.com.mv www.blue-horizon.com.mv

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Sunset Queen MALDIVES

Sunset Queen is sturdy wooden structure combining traditional Maldivian boat with modern engineering. Most of the interior dĂŠcor and furnishing in the vessel are handcrafted. This luxury cruiser offers all the modern amenities and facilities for the comfort and wellbeing of the guests. From the Spacious cabins of the rooftop sundeck with Jacuzzi, sunset queen provides ample opportunity for space and relaxation with unlimited fun.

Length: 30 M Width: 8 M

12 Knots

6 double rooms, 2 twin room and 1 single room. All fully air conditioned cabins with ensuite toilet and hot & cold water. Hair dryer, ventilation.

Diving- PADI licensed diving operated by sun Diving School Snorkeling, Visit to Desert Island, Night Fishing, Island Hopping to local villages and resorts, fishing & BBQ on private beach and surfing.

Sound proof generators

TV lounges, sundeck with open air Jacuzzi, Board games, diving, surfing, cruising and snorkeling equipment.

SUN TRAVELS & TOURS H.Maleythila, meheli Goalhi, 20012 Republic of Maldives

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TEL: +960 332 5977 FAX: +960 331 8273 Email: sunsetqueen@suntravels.com.mv www.sunholidays.com


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White Sand INDONESIA

Sailing a catamaran means enjoying all the exhilaration of yachting on a more stable platform. This is the kind of boat you can take anywhere in the world and have a comfortable home. The hull flare/chin above the waterline contribute longitudinal stiffness and reserve buoyancy in the ends and adds critical interior volume while keeping hulls below the waterline narrow and easy to drive. Our catamarans have a four double-cabin configurations including a forepeak bunk in the forward cabinsperfect for sleeping 8-10 in absolute comfort.

Length: 11.43M

12 Knots

Maximum of 8 guests per charter,4 air-conditioned cabins- 4 double berths, each queen size, 2 separate facilities with head and shower.

Full day crusie( 1000 to 1600) groups 10 pax charter or individuals. Half day cruise( 0930 to 1330) groups 10 pax Charter or individulas. Sunset cruise(1630 to 1930) group 10 pax

Mask, Fins, fishing gear

Bar, Lounge, CD/DVD Player with USB Support, Radio, cockpit speakers, sun deck, bathing ladder, deck shower, dinghy, BBQ

BLUE HORIZON M. Bolissafaru, Orchid Magu, Male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 332 1169 Fax: +960 332 8797 Email: travel@blue-horizon.com.mv www.blue-horizon.com.mv

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