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asia’s exclusive liveaboard magazine

www.floatingasia.com

SONEVA IN AQUA GULF CRAFT

LUXURY YACHTS & BOAT MANUFACTURER

DHIRAAGU FLEET MANAGER

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FOREWORD

Welcome Aboard FLOATING ASIA meticulously showcases liveaboards and trends exclusively from the cruising and liveaboard holiday market of Asia. Our readership is a premium blend of over 40,000 travellers as well as visitors to our website www. floatingasia.com in their search for the best liveaboards, surf breaks and dive sites in the region. On this very special Winter 2019 Edition of Floating Asia, the concept and design have been specially and skilfully curated by our talented team to meet the expectations of the ‘Next

Gen Traveller’. Our readers can browse with confidence as they learn about the most up-to-date, ultimate liveaboard experiences this season – whether it’s on a budget, for luxury, or everything in between. Published bi-annually for anyone seeking the hottest spots in Asia for scuba diving, surfing and liveaboard vacations, there is always more to come with Floating Asia as we cruise along the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Ismail Hameed Begin your journey and explore www.floatingasia.com

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Destinations

Exclusive Interview of Ismail Shareef

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Cover Story Soneva in Aqua

Ferretti 881 by Oceanaire Yachting

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Gulf Craft Luxury Yachts & Boat Manufacturer

Travel in style at Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives

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Dhiraagu Fleet Manager Your Vessels at your Fingertips

Blue Corner Dive Bali, Indonesia

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Exclusive interview of Prahlad Kakar

Top Boat Shows Around the World

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Outboard Motor in Maldives

Liveaboard Directory

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Team Director Sales (Highrise Int)

Editor in Chief

Creative Design

Ismail Hameed (Issey) Issey@floatingasia.com

Ahmed Nasheeth Naafee Ibrahim design@highriseint.com

Tuan Saabir Vaffor (Tuan) tuan@highriseint.com

Content Editor

Managing Director

Director of Operations

Mariyam Maaisha Shujau (Maai) dosm@highriseint.com

Ismail Shifraz shifraz@highriseint.com

Mohamed Shamin shamin@highriseint.com

Fathimath Maaesa Zaki Contents & Sales Executive sales@highriseint.com

Director Finance

Director of Sales & Marketing

Mariyam Niuma (Neuma) niuma@highriseint.com

Mariyam Maaisha Shujau (Maai) dosm@highriseint.com

Web Editor Hamid Yamyn

Contributors

Accounts & Admin Officer Colombo Media

Ismail Hameed (issey) Mohamed Shamin Mariyam Maaisha Shujau (Maai) Fathimath Maaesa Zaki Mariyam Zeena Ahmed Ijaz Amit Malhotra Dharshana Jayawardena Soneva PR Team Gulf Craft Maldives Team Dhiraagu PR Team MTCC PR Team Blue Corner Dive PR Team

Yusra Naseer (Yusra) accounts@highriseint.com

Special Features www.soneva.com www.dhiraagu.com.mv www.gulfcraftinc.com www.mtcc.com.mv www.luxuryhues.com www.jumeirah.com www.bluecornerdive.com www.visitmaldives.com

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Sales Enquiries Highrise Private Limited Champa Building #44, 5th Floor, Orchid Magu, 20183, Male’, Maldives Email: info@floatingasia.com www.floatingasia.com

Nishan Senaviratne cmb@highriseint.com

Hotline

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


TEAM & PARTNER EVENTS

Partner Events Australia International Dive Expo AsiaEvents Exsic Pty Ltd, Suite 201, Level 2, 272 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest NSW 2065, Australia Tel: +60 12332 2723 info@australiadiveexpo.com www.australiadiveexpo.com

Maldives Marine Expo

Malaysia International Dive Expo AsiaEvents Exsic Sdn Bhd 5-4 Jalan 1/116B Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park Off Jalan Kuchai Lama 58200 Kuala Lumpur Tel: (+60)03-7980 9902 info@mide.com.my www.mide.com.my

Sri Lanka Boat Show

National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) G. Maavehi (2nd Floor), Buruzu Magu, 20092, Male’, Maldives Tel: +9603300640 info@boating.mv

CDC Events LE CUBE 2nd Floor, No. 130, High Level Road, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka Tel: +94 11 2515786, 2515787 info@cdcevents.net www.cdcevents.net

Thailand Dive Expo

Asia Dive Expo

CW Tower 5 Floor, 90 Rachadapisek Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Tel:+(662) 203 4221-5 tdex@nccexhibition.com www.thailanddiveexpo.com

ADEX - Asia Dive Expo 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore Tel: +65 6298 3241 hello@uw360.asia; adex@asiandiver.com www.adex.asia

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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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DESTINATIONS/INDONESIA

Quick Facts Time Zone

Coordinates

Coastline

GMT: +0700

0.7893° S, 113.9213° E

54720 kilometers

Communication 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.

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

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

Language Indonesian, Balinese. English is spoken in tourist areas.

Culture Living on more than 17,508 islands, the Indonesian nation today counts some 259 million population comprising more than 300 ethnic groups. After Independence in 1949 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.

Climate 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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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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Quick Facts Time Zone

Coordinates

Coastline

GMT: +0500

3.2028째 N, 73.2207째 E

644 kilometers

Communication 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.

Location Indian Ocean, South Asia.

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

Language Dhivehi, although most of the people speak fluent English.

Culture 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. 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.

Climate 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.

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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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Quick Facts Time Zone

Coordinates

Coastline

GMT: +0530

7.8731° N, 80.7718° E

1340 kilometers

Communication

Location

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.

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

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

Culture 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.

Climate 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 September , 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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DESTINATIONS/PHILIPPINES

Quick Facts Time Zone

Coordinates

Coastline

GMT: +0800

12.8797° N, 121.7740° E

36,289 kilometers

Communication 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.

Location On the South Eastern rim of Asia.

Currency

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

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

Culture 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.

Climate 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 Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is the 50th largest country in the world and the 12th largest in Asia! Thailand is divided into six regions: North, Northeast, Central, South, East, and West. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is a government body responsible for marketing and promoting Thailand’s tourism industry. www.tourismthailand.org

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DESTINATIONS/THAILAND

Quick Facts Time Zone

Coordinates

Coastline

GMT: +0700

15.8700° N, 100.9925° E

3219 kilometers

Communication 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.

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

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

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

Culture 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.

Climate 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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paints for dinghy to megayatch and all in-between

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Pure drinking water Removes bacteria, chlorine, algae, cysts and other harmful substances. Adds essential minerals and adjusts the pH level of the water to alkaline range Enhanced taste Saves cost and hassle of buying bottled water cases Wide range of water puriďŹ ers to ďŹ t ever budget, space and preference Say no to plastic. Save the environment!

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THE LIVEABOARD EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Picture this: pure white sails unfurled to catch the winds that skim the surface of the Indian Ocean. Jewel-like atolls that are home to vibrant marine life, the majestic manta ray and the elusive whale shark. Visit islands where Maldivians still practice traditional arts and crafts, or be cast away on a deserted island. Whether you are looking for a private liveaboard experience where you can snorkel and dive at your leisure, or embark on surfing charters that take you to little-known surf breaks, Soneva in Aqua will awaken the seafaring adventurer within you.

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Soneva’s iconic luxury on the open ocean Moored off of Kunfunadhoo, the island that Soneva Fushi calls home, Soneva in Aqua is a luxurious yacht that offers guests the ultimate sense of exclusivity and privacy. The 23-metre-long and 6.40-metre-wide yacht combines all of Soneva’s iconic barefoot philosophy and eco-friendly ethos with the unfettered freedom to explore beyond Soneva Fushi’s house reef. The two-cabin yacht has a maximum occupancy of four adults and two children, and has all the amenities of a Soneva villa. The crew is made of up of the Captain, Sous Chef, and Mr. Friday butler. A Dive Master, Massage Therapist and Astronomer are available on request. Take in the sights of the Maldives from the decks, plush daybeds, outdoor Jacuzzi and catamaran nets on the prow. Below decks is the library, bar and lounge, all with WiFi connectivity. Both the master and guest cabins come with en-suite toilets and showers, while the master cabin’s floor retracts to reveal a glass-bottomed spa tub with water jets.

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Dive and snorkel the atolls Soneva in Aqua’s customisable charters range from one to seven-night itineraries, winding their way through the Baa, Raa, Noonu, and Lhaviyani Atolls, with longer itineraries available on request. These areas have countless diving and snorkelling sites for divers of all skill levels. Divers can explore wrecks, caves, swim-throughs, overhangs, drop offs, and dives with currents ideal for drifting. Manta rays, eagle rays, batfish, Napoleon wrasse, turtles and sharks can be spotted at various tilas (tila means ‘shallow reef’ in Dhivehi).

Soneva Fushi’s Soleni Dive Centre, run by Thomas Waelchli and Elisabetta Benini, has multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes to ensure worldclass diving experiences. A number of diving courses are available to choose from, including Discover Scuba, Resort Course, PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water. Thomas was one of the first foreign divers to visit the Maldives over 25 years ago, and as such, has a wealth of knowledge about the area. All dives from Soneva in Aqua are run by the Soleni Dive Centre at an additional cost. The Maldives is well-known for its larger pelagic species, with Hanifaru Bay in the Baa Atoll being one of the best places in the world to see manta rays from May until November. What makes this destination truly stand out is the sheer number of mantas that congregate there. In most locations you’ll only see a dozen mantas at any given time, in Hanifaru Bay they flock in the hundreds to feed on zooplankton, making this destination incredibly unusual. The Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere’s guidelines do not permit diving in the bay, but you can snorkel to your heart’s content. You might also spot hawksbill turtles and the elusive whale shark during your trips.

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Catch turquoise waves When one thinks of the Maldives, you usually conjure scenes of smooth ocean vistas, with not a wave in sight. But the Maldives does in fact have a surf season, and it runs from mid-February to November. The consistency of swells around the atolls vary throughout the season, from March to May’s clean conditions, June to August’s bigger swells and September to October’s consistent waves with variable wind conditions.

Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani’s Eco-Friendly Surfing is the world’s first 100% sustainable luxury surfing programme. All of the surf equipment at Soneva, sourced from numerous brands, are made from recycled waste, and the resorts provide full usage of their surfboards, sunscreen, and rash guards. All items (except for the surfboards) are also available for retail. This initiative hopes to encourage guests to leave their equipment at home, making for lighter packing and to raise awareness of eco-friendly brands. The Baa and Noonu Atolls have several local spots in addition to Goidhoo, which is one of the most well-known areas in the Maldives for surfing. The left and right breaks wrap around the stunning reef entrance to the massive lagoon and can last as long as 70 metres with the right swell direction. The protected lagoon on the reef’s interior provides excellent shelter for overnight visits and endless snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding and various other water sports. Surf 14 different locations in the Baa and Noonu Atolls where the conditions are suited to all levels of surfers, including beginners, all year round. Soneva in Aqua offers the perfect platform for an incredible surf holiday with the benefit of your own yoga/spa therapist who can offer treatments before and after each surf session, or bask in the on-deck Jacuzzi to release any post-surf tension in your muscles. With a professional surf instructor on-board and private tender to take you right to the breaks, this is one of Soneva’s premier packages. 18

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Island hopping Experience the height of castaway luxury, surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. Have an uninhabited island all to yourself for snorkelling and sunbathing in complete privacy. Satiate an appetite fuelled by swimming after brightly coloured fish under the warm rays of the Maldivian sun by tucking into bespoke gourmet picnic or barbecue on the powdery sands, all prepared by your Sous Chef. Visit local islands to sample traditional Maldivian cuisine or stop by a café for a taste of the slow pace of life in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Take an excursion to the island of Maalhos, a quaint traditional fishing island with just 600 inhabitants. Get a glimpse into Maldivian history as local women weave mats and baskets using traditional techniques that have been passed down for hundreds of years.

Extend your adventure beyond Earth’s atmosphere A glimmering starlit sky awaits. For those looking for a unique stargazing experience, look no further than the Maldives. Its location, near the Equator, means it is perfectly positioned to view constellations in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The Maldives’ low population density ensures it has little to no light pollution, so the Milky Way really has a chance to shine. See the North Star and the Southern Cross in one sky, and hear stories from local sailors of how they used them to navigate. Your on-board Astronomer will show you constellations and delve into how cultures used to use the stars to pass down knowledge, plan their harvests and teach their children right from wrong.

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GULF CRAFT

Luxury Yachts & Boat Manufacturer Launched in 2004, Majesty Yachts is, in many ways, Gulf Craft’s flagship brand – representing the epitome of their engineering and design sophistication, their ability to translate clients’ vision into luxurious reality and their ambitions to build bigger and better yachts in the years to come. It is the region’s first full line-up of luxury fly-bridge yachts, designed to compete with the best international yacht manufacturers. Today, it has established itself as a brand recognised internationally for its reliability, innovative design and timeless exterior styling. Each yacht in the Majesty Yachts range can be personalized to better meet the requirements of the owner – from exterior finishing, to interiors, design and spatial layout. Majesty Yachts starts with the Yacht Collection at 48 feet (15 m) and extends to the Superyacht Collection featuring luxury superyachts up to 155 feet (47 m). Currently, Gulf Craft is working to expand the Majesty Yachts portfolio to feature mega yachts - with the addition of Majesty 175 and Majesty 200.

As UAE’s pioneering shipyard, Gulf Craft continues to enthral the world with the finest “Made in UAE” luxury yachts and leisure boats. The growing portfolio features the ultra-luxury series of Majesty Yachts, the oceangoing Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft fishing boats, Oryx sport cruisers, and the Utility Series of touring, passenger and multipurpose transportation vessels.

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The adventurous Nomad Yachts collection features a product line of exceptional craftsmanship and engineering. The range starts with the sophisticated Nomad 55 (17 metres) and extends to the refined long-distance 95 feet (30 metres) yacht. Featuring premium comfort, safety, and oceangoing capability, the Nomad Yachts feature a functional design that meets CAT A specifications. Gulf Craft has come a long way, as they began operations on a small scale in 1982 to produce 15-feet and 19-feet fishing boats to cater to the local market. Coming from humble beginnings, Gulf Craft was formed with a vision of producing these distinctive vessels, inspired by the skills of the region’s forefathers. Growth and higher demand


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have enabled Gulf Craft to produce larger vessels for a wider market and increase annual production capacity. Gulf Craft has grown into an international manufacturer of top-quality yachts for a global clientele, winning customers in the American, Asian as well as European markets. Today, Gulf Craft is one of the top ten superyacht builders in the world and markets its yachts and boats to 50 countries worldwide, through its dealer network. According to the company, their state-ofthe-art manufacturing facilities, spread well over 1,000,000 square feet, enabling them to carry out major production processes inhouse, ensuring tighter quality control, cost efficiency and the ability to be flexible with client requirements. Gulf Craft produces products to strict international maritime and industrial standards, such as ABS, RINA, MCA, Lloyd’S Register and others. Gulf Craft has also been CE and BVQA certified. All vessels are produced using some of the latest machinery such as the CNC and the CAD and CAM systems operated by specialized personnel and final touches done by skilled workforce from all around the world, Gulf Craft manufactures its yachts and boats to meet international standards and specifications.

The UAE-based company also has a manufacturing unit and marine service centre in the Maldives of 100,000 squarefeet, which was the very first investment from the Middle East of its kind in the Asian marine industry. The facility which was launched in the year 2000 produces top quality yachts, pleasure boats, and rapid transport vessels. A work ethos of innovation with passion has been influential in making Gulf Craft as one of the top seven shipyards in the world, backed by a strong global network spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Gulf Craft envisages success not as the reward for its innovation, but as a motivation to set out on a path of difference, with dedication and commitment, while creating ocean-going masterpieces that truly belong to the waters of the world.

Gulf Craft’s manufacturing capabilities stretch from the vertical integration, meaning almost every yacht and boat is done in-house. Semi-customization is another asset at Gulf Craft because we believe a yacht is a personal investment that the customer appreciates. Therefore, the engineering of each yacht has to be re-structured and re-calculated with every new build. The company’s ultra-modern 462,000 square foot facility in Umm Al Quwain dedicated to the production of super yachts, is one of only a handful of manufacturers capable of producing vessels of 100 feet and over.

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ARTICLE/DHIRAAGU FLEET MANAGER

Dhiraagu - the leading digital service provider in the Maldives has launched a digitized Fleet Management solution at the Maldives Marine Expo 2019 ‘Dhiraagu Fleet Manager’ will have the potential to reshape how businesses and individual owners manage their fleet on a daily basis. Through a user-friendly web and mobile based application, Dhiraagu has enabled a cost-effective solution that will allow boat owners and fleet managers to be securely connected to their most valuable assets by granting access to real time analytics of the crew and vessels. With the growing need for fleet safety in the Maldives, the application allows fleet managers to easily view, manage and mitigate unforeseen circumstances.

Other features include, remote transmission of engine data such as RPM, speed and fuel consumption. This offers an efficient solution to measure vehicles health and route history to reduce downtime whilst complying with its best practices. All data will be retrieved via a cellular network and can be viewed through personal devices. Dhiraagu has always been consistent in bringing innovative solutions to its customers. The expansion of a comprehensive product portfolio is a true testament of Dhiraagu’s persistent quest for enriching lives through digital services.

“The introduction of this platform is part of the digitization efforts we have taken under our ‘Digital Raajje’ programme, where we look into various industries on how we can bring about digitized solutions to enrich the lives and make it more convenient for everyone. Dhiraagu Fleet Manager is a unified solution providing fleet management and vessel tracking at your fingertips”– stated Senior Manager, Brand & Marketing Communications, Mr. Mohamed Mirshan Hassan. Safety, efficiency and value are the three core ideologies that are the driving force of the solution. It is often a hassle to manage and keep track of all the critical information such as insurance, registration or driver profiles all in one place. Dhiraagu Fleet Manager enables to compile the data together into one dashboard for instant review and facilitate information that allows prompt decision making. There are also mechanisms put in place to send an alert before the license expires, giving ample time for necessary renewals. This is just the initial phase and Dhiraagu is working to further expand the application to include more features.” Product Development & Innovation Manager, Mr. Muaz Mohamed Badeeu gave us an insight into what’s to come for the future of this platform, “The application will include the details of the crew and the passengers. This is to say that if there were to be any issue on the boat, the fleet managers will know exactly who the passengers and the crew are, when the journey started, the route that was taken and the current location of the vessel. You will be able to retrieve the complete history of the vessel for easy tracking The tracking device is a combination of sophisticated GPS tracking technology with an advanced mapping and reporting software managed by a single dashboard. It is a lightweight and waterresistant device that will send an SMS command to a preferred emergency contact via an inbuilt panic button for effective emergency rescue and action. In order to optimize performance and prevent accidents, the app will store driver profiles and hours of service in the document wallet to analyze productivity and behavior of the driver.

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Dive with The Best, Dive With The First Exclusive Interview with Prahlad Kakar Founder of Lacadives, the the first dive center in India Lacadives is the first scuba diving operation started in India. The team lead by Prahlad Kakar has the highest-class of Instructors, divers, who are pioneers in the dive business in India Lacadives are specialists in India, and can provide clients with the best experiences in the local diving community. As well as local clients, Lacadives also takes on many international clients on a regular basis, they do training and use local swimming pools for pool training throughout the year. They do courses for

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recreational divers, dive masters and dive instructors who would like to join the activity as professionals. Prahlad Kakar is an Indian diver, Film maker and Advertising business owner and resident of Mumbai. He has an intense passion for diving, ocean conservation and is a family man. He has over 30 years of recreational diving experience, with Dive centers based in Lakshwadeep and Andamans and has dived extensively all over the world.


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How did Lacadives begin? Lacadives, like diving in India was a happy coincidence. Though the beginning of Lacadives was very deliberate once we learnt to dive.. Us learning how to dive was purely accidental because we went to Mauritius on some business and some friends of ours were going diving and they just took me along and since I was sitting on the boat and they had disappeared and I was seasick green , as a dog . The boy on the boat advised me to jump into the water and told me I would feel better. Initially hesitant, I jumped into the water with a mask for the first time in my life and it opened up an entire new world. I could suddenly see everything, I could see the divers and the marine life, everything. As we were leaving the following day, I somehow managed to convince the diving instructor who was very sceptical about us and about Indian in the first place because he had never met any Indians who dived! He initially said no as we were flying the day after and we needed a 24 hour gap, I persisted and told him to give us a short dive just to see what it feels like to have a tank. Finally he agreed to take us on a dive at 6.30 am the next day . Excited we reached on time, kitted up and set off in the dive boat. I panicked because I was really scared. I thought I was going to die as we descended into the blue water. I used up all my air in fifteen minutes! A potential one hour long tank in fifteen minutes flat. I recall somewhere in the middle of the dive, seeing something fluttering on the reef and I pointed out to Hugues, my bald French instructor, and asked him what is it and he left my hand and said “go get it”. I sort of struggled through it and finally got to it .. It was a book and I put it inside my jacket pocket. When we came up and looked, it turned out to be a Quran! What are the chances…I washed it with fresh water and gave it to the Dive team.. 5 years later we opened the first Indian dive school in 1993 in a 100% Muslim island in India, off the western coast of India in Lakshadweep. It is so ironic that those two incidents are so linked together, on my first dive I find a Quran and I start the first diving school, Lacadives, in a Muslim island. How many years have you been diving? What is your dive count? I stopped counting my dives long time ago but I have been diving since 1989 so I must have done at least 3000 dives. After 2000 I have not counted.

the wall and my kids stopped counting after 80 and they were all big huge green sea turtles, at least 150 to 200 of them.

What first inspired you to start scuba diving? Nothing inspired me I was really scared on my first dive, but when I went down it just changed my whole attitude towards the Ocean because the ocean is scary for people who are land based like me and generally in India most people fear the sea.. We look at the ocean as something that is an unknown factor, it’s bottomless and dangerous.. Most people don’t swim out beyond the waves in Goa, there are very few Indians who actually enjoy swimming in the sea. When I started diving it just opened up an entire new world for me and because we knew so little about it, it was a huge learning experience. It was like being born again. Any interesting stories for us from the past? Unforgettable sea life encounters or old times diving when you have had something you cannot forget? Once when we were all diving in Kadmat we started seeing these roosting turtles in

I also remember our instructor, when we used to go back for our dive master course to Mauritius and we were doing our advanced course, he decided to give us a treat and he took us on his boat far away to a little bird island in the middle of the Ocean. When we reached he briefed us about the Shark Pit cave dive we were about to do! He told the rest of us to go through this whirlpool of a channel, to be careful as there was a current and go on top of the pit. It was like a cave, but an open cave gouged out by the wave action, it was like a pit actually. He took Mitali (my lucky wife) inside the pit where unbeknowest to her, she would be surrounded by grey reef sharks... We were on the rim of the pit and just 3-4 metres below the surface where the waves break, so it’s difficult to hang on. From up there we could see him descend with Mitali 16 metres inside the winding channel into the pit which was full of sharks. Hence appropriately called

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the Shark Pit! I counted around 29 sharks and they were circling around them in the pit. They were looking at these two sitting inside and looking at us over the rim of the pit with our big googly eyes and they would come right up to us and go back. We were there for half an hour watching these sharks until one by one they kept jumping out of the pit and heading out to the open ocean. It was the most mesmerising , memorable dive I can remember. I never imagined so many sharks in one place. What lead you to Lakshadweep? Curiosity! We looked at a marine chart and they have very detailed depth drawings,which indicate if there is sand or coral and the depth and length of the reef. We found the coral islands of Lakshadweep perfect because the lagoons were huge, the sand banks and coral lagoons and the depth outside the wall were infinite and varied. There were shallow sites and walls that fell away to 400 metres, there were ledges which were around 20 metres and the sand dunes on the east side were all at 15-20 metres, so it was perfect and we decided this is the place we want to go to. When are your busiest months? Due to the monsoon in India, after May it’s

not possible to dive there. The monsoon lasts from May till October, so we really start diving from November to April and beginning of May. On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy your diving work? Diving is my passion there is no scale, it is way off the scale. If you ask me what would I like to do all my life, that’s what I’d like to do I mean I love making films, I love cooking, I love running a restaurant, all those are also part of my passion because I have never worked a single day in my life, I have only followed my passion. What has been the most rewarding moment? When my youngest son from age 3 years used to stand on the jetty and wave , a lone figure watching everybody going off for the dive. (My older 2 boys were already diving and he was the only one left out ). He used to wait for us to return and ask us all the time ‘when can I dive?’ We told him he couldn’t dive until he was 11. He was really into it and when he was 10, I remember one day Mitali (my wife and a senior instructor) decided to finally let him learn to dive and she told the instructor in Kadmat, Seemant, to take him up to 5 metres. I remember there was a conversation between this little figure and this tall figure standing on the edge of the jetty. Seemant tells him, “Anhjin get up, your time has come” and he looks at him with great gravitas and says “Do you know I have waited for this moment all my life”. That was such a special moment. How many divers do you have in your team? Do you all teach all levels? Almost all the people who are diving in India today, practically 70% of them are ex-Lacadives. They have all become instructors, started their own schools, Orca Dive Club, is run by Anees, he was one of my original instructors in Lakshadweep. Seemant who started his own company and a lot others who do out bound dive travel. Out of the 15 to 20 dive schools that are there I think 10 of them are ex-Lacadives. So we have actually groomed a whole lot of instructors to spread this sport. From one single dive school in Lakshadweep, there are centers in Andamans. The Lakshadweep Sports Dept is now running their own diving with the people who we trained in Lacadives in the 90’s.

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As an inexperienced diver, how long would it take me to become a confident to diver? Do you find that some people struggle more than others to get the courage to do it?

coast is Lakshadweep and east coast is Andaman. These are unique spots because they have not been explored and there are still sites which have not been dived in or named.

We run the PADI course which is 2 days of confined water diving in a pool, 2 days of open water diving and you are certified. It is actually a 4 or 5 day course, but in Kadmat, when we first started, especially for our Indian clients, we gave them 2 extra days of training. Initially, we ran CMAS courses which are 7 days of training in total.. Since most of our guests never had the privilege of owning fins and masks (as they were all imported especially) we had to spend a day getting them used to the equipment and did our training in the lagoon which was 2.5 metres deep so that if they were uncomfortable or panicked they could just stand up. Lakshadweep had the advantage of shallow sandy lagoons ideal for training.

For people across the world diving in India is so special because they will not be diving with hundreds of divers, they will be diving with maximum of 12 people and you have the entire dive site to yourselves across the 37 islands. Where else would you have such unique isolation. Today all the popular dive destinations like Maldives, the Red sea, Galapagos have so many dive boats and divers. Here unless you are on a LiveAboard, you will never get showbiz 7-star diving like in Lakshadweep and the Andaman.

Where is the best diving around India? How long does one session of diving last? The best diving in India is off the coast where the coral reefs are . On the West

Is there any specific times of the day or night that you prefer to go diving? Preferably during the day with great visibility. When we are training divers we teach all courses during the day., However we do take people who are already qualified on night dives, which is a completely different experience.

Does Lacadives do anything for ocean conservation? From the inception of Lacadives, we realized that we needed to protect the ocean so we started an NGO doing marine conservation work almost parallel. All our divers and team in Lacadives were involved in the NGO. The NGO, ReefWatch Marine Conservation, is a non-profit organization. It was set up to educate children about the ocean and how we cannot treat the Oceans like a dumping ground. The plastic problem at that time was not so bad. Now it is horrible so it is become even more necessary to educate people. We found over a period of time that educating adults was actually a thankless job because they would forget very easily and get back to their normal habits but if you work with children it would impact them massively, and so today ReefWatch not only does research on coral reefs and the possibility of restoring reefs and creating artificial reefs but most importantly it continues its education programs emphasizing the importance of our marine eco systems. We take them snorkelling and show them the forests of the oceans, the diverse coral

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reefs, we introduce them to what they are protecting because when you are on land you can’t see them so you don’t know what you are protecting. I would like more NGOs and individuals to be involved in this initiative so that we get more children engaged in the environment programs, so that we have a very strong protection lobby for the oceans, especially certain globally threatened species like the whales and sharks. When is the best time of year to go diving in Lakshadweep and Andaman and why? The best time is November to May. The best month is actually January and February because the visibility is unbelievable, waters are flat calm and the weather is beautiful.

You also made a difference by encouraging your wife Mitali Kakar to become the first Female Dive Instructor in India, what made you do that? I did not encourage her, as a matter of fact nobody can encourage her. If she doesn’t want to do something she won’t do it, so she became a diver because she wanted to. Our instructor saw her potential as the best diving instructor among the entire group 30

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and so he specially trained her and he was very hard on her. He failed her once and she had to go all the way back and re-do her exam and today she is the senior most female CMAS diving instructor and Course Director in this country. You both run the businesses as a couple? How does it work? Well she pulls rank on me underwater, but we don’t run both the businesses together. She runs the NGO and I’m a Co Founderof the NGO and I run the diving with Sumer Verma now and she is a part of that as well. We have very distinct responsibilities. Prahlad is also known as the Ad Guru of India being the pioneer in making Television Commercials and connected well with Bollywood and superstars, while your service is used by some of Major World Class Brands? So how did these too industries connect? You know in advertising we have always been disruptive because we were like cowboys who never followed any rules and it gave us both a great name and a bad name. it gave us tremendous opportunities to explore the possibilities of what you can do without necessarily following somebody else’s script. Diving is also very similar in

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nature because you are exploring a medium which nobody has ever explored. We know space better than we know the Oceans so this is the unknown. There are very specific rules that the ocean has ‘don’t mess with me’ is just one of them. Our instructor Hugues Vitry summed it up very easily he said,”You have to respect the Ocean , become one with it, give up your own ego, only then can you becomes as powerful as the Ocean itself”. As a couple, do you and Mitali encourage other couples to go diving and be divers? We are a diving family, we taught all our 3 boys, so that we can all dive together. We encourage families to dive together because it is a hugely bonding sport. We encourage colleagues in offices to dive together because of the respect and bonding it inspires. It is a tremendous team building activity. When the senior management of an office come to the islands we take them all diving together.. Even if they are scared in the beginning and are bonded by that fear, through the course the thrill and exhilaration of having done it together is such a great sense of achievement that they are generally bonded for life.


You have been the Adex India - Mumbai Dive Show Ambassador at the first International Dive Expo held in India, what’s your vision and opinion for International Diving Events in India? Even today diving is such a new and growing sport and even the government has suddenly realized that if they want to preserve the fragile ecosystems of islands like the Lakshadweep and the Andaman, we cannot have mass tourism trampling all over the place and that if the islanders themselves are going to benefit from that tourism, it has to be high value low volume, and diving is the only activity that does that. They have understood that but still have not come to grips with the idea of how much freedom to give the diving operators, where and how to go and which boats to use, etc. But all this regulation will come into place, they should follow international norms and learn from that. We are happy to consult with and advise government bodies on establishing norms and regulations.. We have a lot of workshops together and there is a lot of lobbying going around to establish diving as a definite recreational tourism sport in areas that are very bio diverse but also very fragile. Diving in the islands is very desirable because all the divers are first taught how to love and

protect their environment. All dive operators understand that a healthy reef is their cash counter! If you destroy the environment, you will lose your business because nobody will come and visit a destroyed reef. The dive operators feel hugely responsible and are trained to protect the marine environment as part of any course today. They all become natural conservationist and lobbyists for the ocean and its protection. The government then has an easy time because they don’t have to educate anybody because we are educating the children in schools with the NGOs, we are educating the divers in the water and we act as the keepers of the reefs, literally ! Dive schools can become the eyes and ears to help the governments set up safe dive havens for the years to come..

families during the diving season. If you want to settle down and raise a family, then it can become a challenge because you are sitting in some remote place and you can’t bring your family there, especially if you have to send your children to school. Finding a balance that works for you is important.. If starting your own dive centre or tourism resort which is specific to diving and water sports is an option, then the sky is the limit with this fast growing sport.

What’s your message for youngsters on Diving and Scuba Diving as a Career? Well it is a limited career unless you are an entrepreneur and instructor and not just a diver. As a diving instructor you can have a great life travelling, training , teaching . Today there are lots of related careers like Vlogging and Blogging, being a travel writer, consulting with resorts to set up dive centers. However, some of the challenges could be that one may be posted in a remote area, isolated from their friends and Winter Edition

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THE NEW SUZUKI DF325A OUTBOARD MOTOR IN MALDIVES WATERS Known for its beaches, blue lagoons and unbelievable reefs, the Maldives consists of 26 ring-shaped atolls which are made up of more than a thousand coral islands. Being 99% ocean, one of the main sources of transportation from one island to the other is via speedboats installed with outboard motor (OBM) engines. MTCC, the sole distributor of Suzuki OBMs in the Maldives, is always looking for better solutions in terms of fuel economy, dependability, and the availability of spare parts in remote locations for these transportation providers. One of the major ongoing projects is the sea trial of the new DF325A model engines. MTCC, along with the support from Suzuki Marine Corporation (Japan), has been conducting sea trials for the DF325A twin engines installed on a Gulf Craft Touring 38 which used to have a twin installation of DF250. The trials’ success is showcased in the vessel’s improved performances, high fuel-efficiency, high stability from the dual prop system, and the increased grip and propulsion to evenly distribute torque between each propeller. The eyes of all commercial users in the Maldivian outboard market were set on the successful sea trials of the DF325A engines. MTCC aims to revolutionize the OBM market with the introduction of the DF325A engine to the OBM market and give the ultimate boating experience to the users in the industry. Maldives Transport and Contracting Company, (MTCC) was incorporated in 1980 and is currently the longest serving public company in the Maldives. The company was established with the objective to contribute towards the development of infrastructure and transport service in the country. Since then MTCC has positioned itself as one of the strongest business entities in the country with a diversified range of products and services, with a work force of over 1090 employees across the country. Today the company offers a diverse range of services such as construction and project management services, logistical operations, modern transport services, engineering and docking service and a plethora of reputed product as, Yanmar and Suzuki marine engines, Hamilton propulsion system, Castrol lubricants, Sigma protective coatings, Scott Bader boat building composite.

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What kind of boat-building do you do at Al Shaali Marine Maldives? We build a massive variety of fiberglass boats. And what are the types or models? We manufacture many different models. This includes boats for diving recreation, excursions, water sports, big game fishing. We produce a wide variety of dhonis and speedboats. Al Shaali Marine is always introducing new products to the Maldives boat market. Our dream is to ensure a variety of boats for customers in the Maldives under one roof. Tell us your story – where and how did you join the boating industry? When I first dived into the workforce which was right after I finished school, I joined MWSC. I then got the chance to work in MIFCO. Some time afterwards, I joined Universal Enterprises, where I worked on the Island Explorer – the biggest cruise liner operated in the Maldives at that time. I worked on the ship for more than two and a half years from 1998 to 2000. Sadly in 2000, the Island Explorer had to be shut down due to some operational issues.

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Next up, I transferred to Laguna Beach Resort, now called Velassaru, as the Launch Section Manager of Marine Operations. This was the starting point of my life in Operations. As the Launch Section Manager, my responsibility was to manage operations and maintenance of the speedboats. In 2002, I got an offer from Meeru Island Resort & Spa, where I worked as Transport Manager from 2002 to 2008. During my time there, I completed my Marine Engineering course under the FET program. Just before I became a part of Al Shaali, I worked at Sultans of the Sea as Operations Manager. It was while I was there that I got offered to join Al Shaali, a joint venture between Al Shaali Dubai and Coastline Investments, in 2011. Since the Island Explorer, I had always been involved in the world of boats – but never in the manufacturing industry. I was interested to see where it would lead. Now, I’m the Operations Manager for Al Shaali Marine Maldives, and what a journey it has been.


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Looking back, are you happy with your decision to join and be a part of Al Shaali Marine? Yes, of course. It has been a very unique and interesting experience in my life. The knowledge and experiences I have gained during my time here are invaluable. What is your role as Operations Manager? I manage and oversee everything. I’m involved in strategic planning, directing, and coordinating the manufacturing of our vessels in compliance with our company goals and objectives. Since you joined the company in 2011, what progress have you seen in Al Shaali Marine Maldives in terms of the number of boats or the types of boats that are built? When I first joined, Al Shaali Marine Maldives used to mainly provide services to Universal Group Resorts. The company would only build a few new boats a year – though we always provided maintenance and repair to many of their boats. We weren’t too famous at the time and we didn’t advertise much. In 2014, I took over the Operations of the company and started advertising, product marketing, yard development, staff training, and operational strategic plans. From 2015, every year we release one or two brand new models into the market. In 2015, we released a Watersports Launch. In 2016, it was a twelve-passenger speedboat and a 36-feet Fishing Launch. In 2017, it was a 21-feet Water Sports Launch. In 2018, we released a 47-feet passenger-transfer and two different types of Game Fishing Launches. In 2019, a parasailing boat and “Coast Craft 38 Plus” thirty-four-passenger speedboat as well as a 24-footer fishing & recreation concept. Do your boating industry experiences and relationships help and influence your sales? Experience and good networking will always have a positive influence on a company. In my experience we have to try to be as innovative as possible in this industry – within the limits of what is required by the Maldivian market. At Al

Shaali Marine, we always do our research on what the market requirements and new design trends are before designing, manufacturing and launching a new boat. How do you position Al Shaali Marine in the Maldives as a boat building company? Al Shaali Marine Maldives is currently the biggest boat manufacturing company in the country. With Al Shaali, customers are presented with the greatest number of models and choices under one roof – it is the only place in the country where you can get the most variety of boats from one place. On top of that, we have a very successful boatyard with substantial space. Another factor that has helped us to achieve and remain in the position we are in today is the copious amount of support we have received from other various sectors and companies in the industry. It is very important to be trustworthy as a business. How many awards has Al Shaali Marine Maldives received since you took the role of Operations Manager? I’m happy to say that we have achieved a number of awards; At the 2019 Marine Expo, we won Best Innovative Product. This is the first time that a Maldivian product was presented with this award. We were awarded Boating Award 2018 for Best Production Fiberglass for our Coast Craft 37 (27ft – 40ft). We also received Best Dockyard / Slipway of the Year 2017 and 2018. We got Innovator of the Year 2017 at the GOLD 100 Gala. This is quite the prestigious award given to a select group of companies excelling in their client relations as well as innovativeness. We received GOLD 100 Gala awards in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. We also received the Maldives Boating Award in the years 2016 and 2017 Best Production Fiberglass for the Island Hopper 50 (15m – 40m), Maldives Boating Award 2017 for Best Production Fiberglass for Coast Craft 37 (05m – 24m) as well as Best Boat Designing of the Year 2017

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How many boats have you sold from 2017 to 2019?

What is your biggest challenge in operations?

Well, on average in a year, we complete more than three hundred jobs. This includes production, repair and maintenance.

We face many challenges in operations, but we always try to overcome them. In order to help ease the challenges we face, it requires a lot of assistance from regulatory bodies. This will help to further build this industry in all aspects.

What do you think about the changing trends in the boating industry? Trends will always keep changing. These days, there are many luxury cruises and super-yachts being manufactured and also coming into the country, but we try to stick to what our Maldivian market requires. We build boats that suit the waters of Maldives. We must always understand and study the market that we are catering to – then build it. However, if any of our clients would prefer to order larger luxury yachts, we will coordinate with Al Shaali Marine Dubai as they build and specialize in super-yachts that can be brought in to the Maldives.

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How many new customers have you got in the recent two years, and are you happy with the outcome? We received quite a lot of new customers. And yes, I’m very grateful and happy with the outcome. Do you also serve as an after-sale service center? Yes, at Al Shaali Marine Maldives we have always emphasized on providing the best after-sale service to each and every one of our clients – maintaining and repairing their vessels. Al Shaali Marine Maldives’ clients are in great hands.

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How’s the boatyard business? Our boatyards are doing very well. Currently, we have two sites in K. Thilafushi with a total land area of over 100,000 square-feet – an ample amount of space. We always make sure all our equipment are in top condition and we test them regularly. We leave no stone unturned. What are Al Shaali’s plans to continue to grow the business in the Maldives? We have many plans in place for the future. Not just in terms of production and aftercare services, but also in building people. We always work as a team and we do our best to develop the industry.


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FERRETTI 881 A TIMELESS MASTERPIECE

Oceanaire Yachting brings an exceptional Yacht to the shores of Maldives: Ferretti 881, a timeless masterpiece. The Ferretti 881, the flagship of Ferretti Yachts is one of the most beautiful, 88.68ft Length, timeless high-speed motor yacht. It is surprising to see every attention to detail given by the manufacturer to built this fiber Yacht. The helms position is well forward to create a large living area saloon, there is the wide beam to create generous width. Has comfortable living area inside, and a worldclass flying bridge for entertaining, plus a huge water sports activity area on the stern. Externally a very large flying bridge, provided with a Jacuzzi, hard top and sofas, makes this area the ideal place for sharing unforgettable moments with the guests. There are two huge sun pads on the bridge, seating for at least 12, a secondary

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helm complete with retractable instrument panel, a mini galley complete with fridge, stove top, sink and serving bar –plus, the centerpiece for entertaining: a large hot tub with Jacuzzi. The generous salon with leather sofas and an ample central table reveals design and practicality. Throughout, there is the highly lacquered cherry interior. This warm cherry has been the classic and adds to elegance. The cherry paneling and furniture have a pale finish, and produce a light, soft interior, which matches well with the tan leather and cream-colored, coarse-woven fabric on the walls; thin horizontal wood strips break up the paneling. This rich simplicity creates what is one of the best and most restful interiors. Ferretti 881 is an ideal yacht for enjoying


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the outdoors: from the Jacuzzi on the fly bridge to the cockpit which boasts a teak table suitable for eight people to enjoy the sea while relaxing. The cockpit has space for a gleaming wood table and settee - it’s an attractive alfresco dining alternative to the saloon. The master stateroom on the Ferretti 881 is one of the most unusual and exciting master staterooms. The Ferretti 881, the timeless beauty, presents design solutions made to optimize the spaces and the brightness of the different cabins. The innovative use of space brings out best features like the layout of the master cabin which presents two large open-view windows on both sides making it an incomparable suite in terms of spaces and light and gaining an incomparable spaciousness and luminosity.

Located wide in the central part of the hull, the master-cabin faces the direction opposite to the navigation, and allows the ship owner to enjoy a unique view of the sea lying down on the bed or in the Jacuzzi. A large garage located aft, with an hydraulic opening, folds out producing a 90-square-foot platform extending out over the water. Not only can this be used for swimming, diving and sunbathing, but we also have this as a handy dock for the inflatable, jet ski, kayak, or other water toys. The interiors spaces and finishing made this yacht a real villa on the sea. All of these features make the boat versatile, thus serving the needs of a wide range of charter activities.

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Jumeirah’s dedicated airport personnel will welcome you on arrival and guide you to the resort’s lounge where fresh coffee, homemade cookies and a relaxed atmosphere are on offer. Log into the complimentary WiFi to catch up on the day’s news or post your first snap of arriving in this stunning island destination. Next, the resort’s team will accompany you to their top of the line transfer vessels - luxurious catamarans that will make the 20-minute ride past idyllic scenery of lush tropical islands and endless ocean blues pass in no time. Designed by the award winning iYacht agency based out of Hamburg/Germany and operated by Jalboot, these vessels are inspired by the sophistication and elegance of Jumeirah Vittaveli. The new catamarans come in three models – the Polestar, the Jumeirah, and the Classic Yacht. The Polestar’s interiors are decked in lush tones of pale gold, cream and grey, the Jumeirah showcases darker bronze and turquoise shades that reflect the brilliant colours of the Indian Ocean; the classic yacht mixes rich wooden features with soft greys and beige. Each model features spacious lounge seating, inviting guests to relax the moment they step on-board, while they may enjoy a freshly brewed espresso from the on-board kitchenette, or browse through the latest Jumeirah magazine and familiarize themselves with the plethora of activities on offer at Jumeirah Vittaveli. “I am delighted to be able to surprise our guests for the festive season, as we have many families and couples returning to their favourite holiday destination. It is a delight to know that we were able to introduce yet another service that will enhance our guests’ experience while still keeping true to the elements that have become so dear to our guests – the genuine warmth and dedication that welcomes you the moment you meet our team at the airport and that will continue throughout your stay” comments Jumeirah Vittaveli’s General Manager Abhijit Ghosh. With a traditional Maldivian welcome and more activities to fill your days with than you can dream of, Jumeirah Vittaveli is the perfect place for all the family to speed things up or slow things down. Land and water-based activities include the destination’s first ice rink, a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, Talise Spa, six restaurants and bars, a wine library, an overwater lounge, an underground whisky and chocolate salon and a cigar lounge. They have curated a collection of all of the most remarkable experiences the Maldives has to offer in one place. Shape your own unique Maldives experience and enjoy the beauty of Sun, Sand and Sea.

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Blue Corner Dive’s goal is to build a culture of professional divers, avid conservationists and underwater enthusiasts. They invite all the ocean lovers to come and be part of something bigger. Blue Corner Dive has been open since 2011 catering to divers of all certification levels and experience levels. Small groups, no more than 4 divers to one PADI Divemaster. They strive to keep certification and experience levels together, so please let them know your certification level and experience level so that they can put you in the most appropriate group. Blue Corner Dive supports the local community through community development of training Indonesian Divemasters.

ADEX INDIA 2019/2020 PACKAGES CERTIFIED DIVER PACKAGES

DIVE AND STAY BLUE CORNER DIVE

DIVE AND STAY LIVING ROOM

Blue Corner Dive is a PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Resort located directly on the beach to the north of Jungutbatu Village. Blue Corner Dive specializes in small groups, all PADI courses and environmental research. Blue Corner Dive Resort has accommodations on site. The Blue Corner Bar and Cafe offers a full food and cocktail menu. We are located at the end of the beach, our pool makes a great place to enjoy the magnificent sunsets while enjoying your favourite cold beverage. 3 Nights/ 2 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 223 USD Published: 293 USD 4 Nights/ 3 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 317 USD Published: 407 USD Price is per person. Based on double occupancy. Price inclusive of return transfers and daily breakfast. Rooms are rustic beach bungalows with AC, and fresh hot water showers. 2 Daily dives including all scuba equipment, coffee, water, tea, and snacks provided on the boat.

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Living Room Lembongan is a new build with a modern design. Nestled in a quiet location only a 5 minute walk from Blue Corner Dive it has 4 double rooms with private bathrooms and a swimming pool. There is a small kitchen for guest use that includes a fridge and cooking facilities. Free tea, coffee and water is available all day. 3 Nights/ 2 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 252 USD Published: 312 USD 4 Nights/ 3 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 353 USD Published: 433 USD Price is per person. Based on double occupancy. Price inclusive of return transfers and daily breakfast. Rooms are rustic beach bungalows with AC, and hot water showers. 2 Daily dives including all scuba equipment, coffee, water, tea, and snacks provided on the boat.


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PADI DISCOVERY SCUBA

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a non diving certification for those wishing to give Scuba Diving a try. Here at Blue Corner we begin with a theory session and confined water practice in our on site pool. After participants are comfortable we will go out and complete 2 dives exploring the reefs of the Nusa Penida Marine Park.

The PADI Open Water Diver Certification is the entry level certification that is internationally recognised to dive anywhere in the world. The course includes a combination of dive theroy, confined water training sessions here at our onsite pool. Fianally divers will complete 4 open water dives completed over a variety of sites within the Nusa Penida Marine Park.

PADI Discover Scuba and Stay at Blue Corner Dive.

PADI Open Water Diver and Stay at Blue Corner Dive

1 Night/ 1 Day . . . . . . . ADEX: 146 USD Published: 186 USD PADI Discover Scuba and Stay at Living Room 1 Night/ 1 Day . . . . . . . ADEX: 153 USD Published: 193 USD

4 Nights/ 4 Days. . . . . . . ADEX: 430 USD Published: 538 USD PADI Open Water Diver and Stay at Living Room 4 Nights/ 4 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 452 USD Published: 565 USD

All PADI programs include return transfer to Nusa Lembongan from Bali, all scuba equipment, snacks, water, coffee an tea while out on the boat.

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

SOME FLIGHT SUGGESTIONS TO BALI

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification is designed for those wanting to continue their adventure and gain more experience diving under the supervision of a PADI instructor. The course is here at Blue Corner Dive is 6 dives, 5 training dives and one dive to put all those skills together. All divers must complete the Deep and Navigation adventure dives and then we help you select 3 additional training dives. Adventure dives recommended on Nusa Lembongan are drift, peak performance buoyancy Digital Photography, Fish ID, Nitrox, and Dive Against Debris.

OD 216 BOM - KUL 23:15 OD 306 KUL - DPS 09:05 Arrive Bali 12:15 Airport Connection at KUL 1:50

SQ 5552 DPS - SIN 15:40 OD 306 SIN - BOM 20:40 Arrive BOM 23:45 Airport Connection at SIN 2:15

OD 305 DPS - KUL 13:05 OD 215 KUL - BOM 19:15 Arrive BOM 22:25 Airport Connection at KUL 3:05

MH 195 BOM - KUL 23:25 MH 175 KUL - DPS 09:00 Arrive Bali 12:05 Airport Connection at KUL 1:25

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SQ 423 BOM - SIN 23:40 MI 5832 SIN - DPS 09:15 Arrive Bali 11:55 Airport Connection at SIN 1:35

MH 714 DPS - KUL 12:55 MH 194 KUL - BOM 19:50 Arrive BOM 22:25 Airport Connection at KUL 3:50

3 Nights/ 3 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 395 USD Published: 495 USD PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Stay at Living Room 3 Nights/ 3 Days . . . . . . . ADEX: 446 USD Published: 546 USD

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TOP BOAT SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD Excitement, action and fun for all water sports enthusiasts - Get to know about the latest updates of the Boats and Yachts, Engines, Technologies, Equipment, Accessories, Surfing, Diving, and many more. Following are the world’s best boat shows which we do not want to miss. Book your dates for 2020.

JANUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

Boot Düsseldorf

Miami International Boat Show

Miami Yacht Show

Dubai International Boat Show

Date: 18 – 26 January 2020 Venue: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Postfach 10 10 06 40001 Düsseldorf Messeplatz 40474 Düsseldorf Country: Germany

Date: February 13-17, 2020 Venue: Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Virginia Key 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami FL 33149 Country: Miami, Florida, US

Date: February 13-17, 2020 Venue: One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132 (on Biscayne Bay from Sea Isle Marina to the MacArthur Causeway) Miami FL 33149 Country: Miami, Florida, US

Date: 10 - 14 March 2020 Venue: Dubai Harbour, Located between Dubai Marina / Bluewaters and Palm Jumeirah Country: Dubai, UAE

MAY 2020

MAY 2020

JUNE 2020

AUGUST 2020

MYBA Charter Show

Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS)

Newport Charter Yacht Show

Sydney International Boat Show

Date: 2nd – 6th May 2020 Venue: Nafplio Port, Nafplion Country: Greece

Date: 22nd – 25th June 2020 Venue: Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island Country: Rhode Island, New England, United States

Date: 30th July – 3rd August 2020 Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney Country: Sydney, Australia

Date: 27th – 30th April 2020 Venue: OneOcean Port Vell Country: Barcelona, Spain

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Palm Beach International Boat Show

Singapore Yacht Show

Seatrade Cruise Global Miami

Palma Superyacht Show

Date: 26- 29th March 2020 Venue: 101 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach FL 33401 Country: Florida, United States

Date: 9-12th April 2020 Venue: #01, 11 Cove Dr, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Country: Singapore

Date: 20 – 23rd April 2020 Venue: Miami Beach Convention Center Country: Miami Beach, FL USA

Date: 29th April – 3rd May 2020 Venue: Located in Moll Vell, a scenic marina in the centre of the island’s capital, Palma de Mallorca. Country: Mallorca, Spain

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Cannes Yachting Festival

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

Salone Nautico

Monaco Yacht Show

Date: 08 – 13th September 2020 Venue: Located in both the Vieux Port de Cannes & Port Canto Country: Cannes, France

Date: 11th – 20th September 2020 Venue: Mayflower Park, Southampton Country: Hampshire, UK.

Date: 17 - 22 Sep 2020 Venue: Port of Genoa Country: Genoa, Italy

Date: 23 – 26th September 2020 Venue: Port Hercule Country: Principality of Monaco

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OCTOBER 2020

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OCTOBER 2020

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Mets Trade Amsterdam

Date: 14 – 17th Oct 2020 Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Country: UAE

Date: 28th Oct – 01st Nov 2020 Venue: Hall of Fame Marina, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina and the Sails Marina, Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, Yachting Centre, Las Olas Municipal Marina, the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina, Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Centre Country: Florida, US

Date: 17-19 November 2020 Venue: Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein 22, Amsterdam Country: Netherlands

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Adora Maldives Size Length: 37 m Width: 10 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation Lower Deck: 4 Standard Rooms (01 double bed +01 single bed) Lower Deck: 2 Standard Rooms (02 sgl bed) Middle Deck: 1 Superior Room (1 double bed) Upper Deck: 4 Ocean View Suites, (private balcony, 1 double bed and 1 single bed)

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.

Recliners, On board bar / sun deck bar/ In room TV Media

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

MALDIVES BOAT CLUB M. Narugismaage Aage, Alhivilla Magu, Male’ 20292, Republic of Maldives

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Carpe Vita Maldives

Size Length: 38 m Width: 10 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 2 VIP suite, 2 Superior and 6 Standard

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 3 dive a day on her dedicated scuba diving trips on a spacious 18m long diving dhoni with normal air and nitrox available.

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

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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.

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

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.carpediemmaldives.com

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Conte Max Maldives Size Length: 33 m Width: 10 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation Second deck: 01 cabin (queen size bed and one single bed) 4 triple cabins: (one double bed and one single bed) 3 Twin bed cabins 1 Single cabin

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.

Outdoor and indoor dinning area, Italian-international and Maldivian cuisine, indoor saloon with a bar, TV-DVD-Stereo, on-board boutique, diving and snorkeling equipment, compressors single and twin regulators

Diving Dhoni, Tender, Canoes, Diving and snorkeling equipment, Nitrox free, Rebreather friendly. First Aid, Oxygen and cardiac defibrillator.

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

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Dhinasha Maldives

Size Length: 26 m Width: 9 m Speed 14 Knots

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

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.

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

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Sports & Excursions

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

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

CANOPUS MALDIVES G. Maavahi, 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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Duke of York Maldives Size Length: 36 m Width: 11 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation Second deck: 01 double with twin beds - wide glass window overlooking the stern of the second deck, 01 double with convertible twin beds, 01 double with twin beds, Lower deck: 04 triples (one double bed and a single one), 03 doubles with twin beds, 01 single cabin

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.

Individual air conditioned, three sun decks, boutique, bar and restaurant, bookstore, divestore, WiFi, table games TV and DVD Player.

Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Island hopping , Surfing and Kite Surfing,.

LUXURY YACHT MALDIVES G. Shafag Rahdhebai Magu Republic of Maldives

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

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Felicity Maldives

Size Length: 28 m Beam: 6.85 m Draft: 2.60 m Speed 9 Knots

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

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 sportssnorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing. You can also enjoy different activities, from adrenaline rush adventures to relaxing sightseeing and barbecue beach parties.

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

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

Industrial Zone M15-16 Hulhumale’ Republic of Maldives

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

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TRAVEL PASS MALDIVES

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Tel: +960 335 6677 Fax: +960 +960 335 0602 E-mail: slaes@travelpassmaldives.com www.travelpassmaldives.com

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Flying Fish Maldives Size Length: 26 m Breadth: 9 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 7 Rooms

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.

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

Diving

Tel: +960 3327066 Fax: +960 3326542 Email : panorama@dhivehinet.net.mv www.panoramamaldives.com

PANORAMA MALDIVES M. Muli, Sabudheli Magu Republic of Maldives Floating Asia 2019

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Gahaa Maldives

Size Length: 21.6 m Width: 6.1 m Depth: 3.38 m Speed 7 Knots

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

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.

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

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Sports & Excursions

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

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

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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Gulfaam Maldives Size Length: 21.6 m Width: 5.85 m Depth: 5.85 m Speed 8 Knots

Accommodation 02 cabins with Double bed 03 cabins with bunk beds 02 toilets with shower

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.

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

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

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

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

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Gurahali Maldives

Size Length: 28.8 m Width: 9.38 m Depth: 4.5 m Speed 9 Knots

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

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.

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

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Sports & Excursions

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.

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

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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Haira Maldives Size Length: 28 m Speed 13 Knots

Accommodation 8 Comfortable, airconditioned double/twin cabin

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.

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.

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

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

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Hamathi Maldives

Size Length: 24.3M Speed 10 Knots

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

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.

Equipment 24hrs 220volt/50Hz A/C, 2 sets KOHLER soundproof generators, Aqua Tec Desalination Plant 6000 Litres, Storage Tank 4000 Liters, Hot water System, Oxygen, First Aid, Fire Extinguishers, Life jackets, Radio Set, VHF, GPS

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Sports & Excursions

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

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

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

Tel: +960 332 4525 +960 777 2749 Email: info@travelmatemaldives.com www.travelmatemaldives.com

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HONORS LEGACY Maldives Size Length: 33.53M Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation There are 9 cabins in total: 2 Ocean View suites and 7 Superior twin or double cabins.

HONORS LEGACY is one of the most elegantly built luxury motor yachts in the Maldives and is custom made for the passionate water sports enthusiasts. Having a wide range of equipment for scuba diving charters, surfing trips and fishing cruises and with an

experienced crew onboard assures your charters are well delivered with preplanned itineraries to suite the purpose of the charters.

BBQ on desert island, Diving, Cruising, Surfing, Snorkeling, Fishing, tailor made trips and water sports.

Indoor and outdoor dining, Spacious Lounge deck, airconditioned saloon with restaurant and bar, sun deck with sun loungers, shades with Jacuzzi and sun pads, Spa with indoor and outdoor treatments, Boutique, Wireless Internet Access, Full HD TV and Blu-ray Disk player with surround speakers, Karaoke System, Board Games and multimedia library.

HONORS HOLIDAYS 04-02 Filaa Building 1, Kolige Umaru Maniku Goalhi Male’ 20188 | Republic of Maldives

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Fully equipped PADI certified Diving Dhoni, Dinghy with 115hp outboard engine, Fishing lines and gear, Snorkeling gear, Life Jackets, Life buoys, Fire Alarms & Extinguishers, first aid and oxygen.

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Tel: +960 3342255 Fax: +9603340066 Email: sales@honorsholidays.com www.honorslegacy.com

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Horizon 2 Maldives

Size Length: 25 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation Total 6 rooms: 2 Double Bedrooms and 4 Twin Bedrooms on board with hot and cold water.

Horizon II is a type of yacht that is rarely seen in Maldives today, it is a traditionally built wooden yacht that is perfect for a family or a small group. It is the agile adventurer that will take you to the most remote locations of the Maldives, where you can enjoy the secluded beaches and waters of the Maldives.

accompanies Horizon II on her trips to make the diving experience more comfortable and to take you to the surfing locations where a larger boat just cannot enter. Ideal for groups, families, friends or individuals, Horizon II is an affordable boat which give you a maximum of flexibility.

Equipment Emergency Lights (12V), Water Maker: Static x 3 tonnes per day Aqua Reef, Life Jackets, life rings, fire retardants and pumps, Compass, Maps and GPS, CB Set, Mobile Phone.

Whahira, a wooden dhoni (smaller diving boat)

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

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

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 Size Length: 29.6m Beam: 9 m Speed 11 Knots

Accommodation Eight Deluxe cabins and one suite with hot and cold water

Island safari offers you numerous ways to experience Maldives aboard its fleet of live-aboard safari vessels . A truly unique way to explore

and experience the splendor and wonders that the Maldives is - on aboard the Island Safari 1 Deluxe and Island Safari 2 Royal - cruising in class and comfort.

Kitchen, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, indoor games, TV, Video/ CD, a Library and a dive center (all the necessary EQUIPMENT can be rented),

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

Aimo Travels Pvt Ltd M. Rowville, 3rd Floor, Fareedhee Magu, Male’, Maldives

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Internet access, radio telephone , mobile phone, UHF, CB Radio, Therapeutic oxygen tanks, 30 KV two generators 220/240 V, Desalinates: 6000 liters (Daily productions)

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Tel: +960 3332504 Fax: +960 3330959 Email: sales@aimotravels.com www.aimotravels.com


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Island Safari 2 Maldives

Size Length: 32 m Beam: 9.5 m Speed 11 Knots

Accommodation 2 Junior Suite, 4 Double/ Twin Cabins, 4 Triples, Fully Air-conditioned Cabins, individual Control

Relax and embark on a scenic cruise above and underwater onboard the island safari 2 Royal - you are sure to have a wonderful time! All rooms have stylish top quality fixtures and fittings with

elegant wooden wardrobes, mirrors, lighting,a lockable fridge, air conditioning and cabin-to-cabin telephones. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold water and glassdoor shower cubicles.

Equipment Internet access, radio telephone , mobile phone, UHF, CB Radio, Therapeutic oxygen tanks, 30 KV two generators 220/240 V, Desalinates: 6000 liters (Daily productions)

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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.

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

Aimo Travels Pvt Ltd M. Rowville, 3rd Floor, Fareedhee Magu, Male’, Maldives

Tel: +960 3332504 Fax: +9603330959 Email: sales@aimotravels.com www.aimotravels.com

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Infiniti India / Philippines Size Length: 39M Beam: 8M Speed 8 Knots

Accommodation 11 Rooms (2 Deluxe Upper Deck, 4 Deluxe Main Deck, 5 Lower deck: Standard Triple Lower Deck & Standard Double Lower Deck)

The internationally acclaimed Infiniti, India’s pioneering scuba diving live-aboard after operating amazing journeys in the pristine Andaman Islands has now moved to the Philippines. Exploring the Andaman Islands with the Infiniti has been listed among top 25 luxury experiences of India - Uber-posh holidays and indulgences of body & mind. The Infiniti is a 39 meter (133 ft) all steel vessel with four

decks, which is classed & certified by RINA, Italy for unrestricted navigation in the open sea. Infiniti have highly qualified onboard team three operational verticals onboard: shipping, diving & hospitality. Crew is a team of captain, navigational officers, engineers; PADI dive masters; dedicated chef & assistant; and deck hands & boat boys. Explore the world’s oceans and seas is to venture out on Infiniti liveaboard cruise.

Onboard Kayaks, Audio & Video Entertainment, Air Conditioned Saloon, Sun Deck, Sun Loungers, Open Air Saloon, Indoor Saloon, Bar, Child Friendly, Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly, Land Excursions.

Scuba diving:RIBs, night dives, wreck dives, wall dives; and for non-divers; Underwater photography, Snorkeling;huge sundeck; Dining: Delicious & nutritious meals & snacks; Stargazing; Books and Libraries: books, movies, magazines & games.

ILA Adventures Inc. 5/F Unit B & C Kingston Tower Acacia Avenue, MBP Alabang, Muntinlupa City

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Nitrox: Nuvair Membrane and LP comp, Gear: Full set of 25+ Scubapro Gear, Fuel capacity: 20,000 liters, Water makers: Annovi Reverberi, Sea Recovery, Air Storage: 12 cascade tanks. 6-Nitrox, 6-Air, Water Capacity: 26,000 liters, Engines: 2 X 650 HP Cummins,

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Kethi Maldives

Size Length: 21.6 m Width: 6.5 m Depth: 3 m Speed 8 Knots

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

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.

Equipment Sound Proof Generator

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

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

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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Koimalaa Maldives Size Length: 22.2 m Width: 7.3 m Depth: 4.4 m Speed 9 Knots

Accommodation 4 en-suite cabins with double sized bunk beds 02 cabins with bunk beds 02 toilets with shower

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.

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

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

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

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

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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

Size Length: 27.7 m Beam: 7 m Speed 12 Knots

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

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.

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

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

KAANI HOTELS Ziyaaraiy Magu, Maafushi 08090, Maldives

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

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Leia Cruise India Size Length: 100 ft Beam: 18 ft Speed 6 Knots

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

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.

Fully Aircondtioned lounge Fully fledged butler serviced dinning

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

PATHIRAMANAL JETTY Kayipuram, Muhamma Alappuzha, Kerela, India

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

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

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Maldiviana Maldives

Size Length: 26.9 m Beam: 8.15 m Draft: 2.5 m Speed 11.5 Knots

Accommodation Total 7 cabins 01 cabin with king-size bed, 2 cabins with standard bed, 2 cabins with double and 1 standard bed, 2 luxury cabins 01 superior cabin on the low deck, beautifully appointed deluxe cabin on the upper deck with circular panoramic view

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.

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

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DVD and music CD player, Video and music library, Fully equipped dive centre, PC with internet, mobile, Restaurant, Bar, Lounge with TV & Music System, Karaoke, DJ, Sun Deck, Board Games

Diving, Fishing, Dolphin Watching, Island Excursions, Souvenir shopping and Beach BBQ on a sandbank

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

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

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Manta Cruise Maldives Size Length: 32 m Width: 9 m Speed 11 Knots

Accommodation 9 cabins. 7 in lower deck and 2 suites in upper deck all with private bathroom and toilet, hot water, air conditioning

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.

Restaurant, Bar, Lounge with TV & Music System, Karaoke, DJ, Sun Deck, Board Games

Diving, Fishing, Surfing, swimming, island visits to resorts

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

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

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Tel: + 960 331 0941 Fax: +960 331 6153 Email: info@tripconcept.com www.tripconcept.com

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Marselia Star Maldives

Size Length: 37 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 08 superior Twin cabin 02 dbl junior suite cabins 01 dbl suite cabin 02dbl/triple master room

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.

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

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

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

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 Size Length: 25 m Speed 9 Knots

Accommodation 6 cabins, 4 twin and 2 double cabins

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.

WIFI, Karaoke System, Laundry

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

STAY ISLANDS H Noomuraka, 1st Floor Hadheebee Magu Male’, Republic of Maldives

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All dive equipment available for Hire (upon prior request)

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Tel:+960 3304055, Fax:+960 3340567 E-mail: stay@stayislands.mv www.stayislands.mv

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Moonimaa Maldives

Size Length: 30 m Width: 10 m Speed 14 Knots

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

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.

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

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

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

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 www.muni.com.mv

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MSY Mola Mola Indonesia Size Length: 32.5m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 8 Guest Cabins = 16 Guests with air conditioner and ensuite bathroom

MSY Mola Mola is a 32 meter long traditional wooden Phinisi boat, newly built 2018, ready to explore the best of Indonesian waters, from Komodo Islands to Cendrawasih Bay that house thousands of underwater creatures and fantastic views. MSY Mola Mola has 8 airconditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms full with hot water and cater to a maximum

of 16 guests, also a full airconditioned dining room and lounge for comfort journey. 16 friendly crews and dive guides are on hand to help create your unforgettable journey. Guests are catered with delicious international and traditional cuisine cooked fresh every day with locally sourced ingredients.

Tasty cuisine in MSY Mola Mola lovely dining room, western and local cuisine, explore the best dive spots around eastern Indonesia, explore and experience Play Nemo Dive Spot, enjoy the Sunrise View from The Ship, enjoy the Ocean View

8 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms full with hot water, Navigation : Radar, Echo Sounder, GPS Navigation, Radio SSB, Radio VHF, Compass, Life Raft, Life Jacket, and Fire Extinguisher.

MOLA MOLA LIVEABOARD Tel: +62 838 7722 7889 Email: info@molaliveaboard.com www.molaliveaboard.com Floating Asia 2019

Main Engine: Mitsubishi 8DC9 Turbo (400 HP), Secondary Engine: Mitsubishi 6D22 Turbo (280 HP), Compressor: 2 x Coltri 315, Nitrox: Coltri, Generator: 1 unit Mitsubishi 60 KWH + 2 unit Mitsubishi 32 KHW, Water maker: 2 x 5000 lt per day

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Maldives Size Length: 40 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 13 cabins all ensiute with individually controlled air-con

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 aircon. 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.

Equipment 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.

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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.

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

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 Atoll Maldives Size Length: 26 m Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 6 cabins all ensiute with individually controlled air-con

Divers love Emperor Atoll because, with a maximum 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.

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

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

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

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MV Maldives Princess Maldives Size Length: 43M Speed 14 Knots

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

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 WiFi access in its public areas.

Fitted with wooden walls and flooring air conditioned rooms are well-equipped with a safe, wardrobe, minibar and flatscreen satellite TV with DVD player. The private bathroom includes a bathtub or shower, bathrobes and hairdryer

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

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

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

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

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MV Carina Maldives Size Length: 33 m Speed 12 Knots

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

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.

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

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

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

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Tel: +960 333 3943 Fax: +960 333 3942 Email: marketing@ark.travel www.ark.travel

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NOORAANEE 2 Maldives Size Length: 22.50 M

Speed 11 Knots

Accommodation 6 Cabins. All cabins are with Double bed and a single bed, Air-conditioned and attached toilet with hot/cold water.

Nooraanee 2 is a multipurpose liveaboard vessel in Maldives. It is specialised for big game fishing and cruising as well as surfing trips. Nooraanee 2 caters well to fishing safaris, with a low stern and 6 rod holders installed. The crew has excellent knowledge of the local fishing grounds, and a fish finder is installed. Surfing and Cruising

safaris are offered as a norm, and Diving is arranged on request.All rooms onboard are air-conditioned and furnished with two bunk beds (one single & one double) and have attached toilets. 6 Cabins (All cabins are with Double bed and a single bed, Air-conditioned and attached toilet with hot/cold water).

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Equipment Dinghy with outboard engine, Marine Sound proof Generators 220V, 2500 ltr Fresh Water Tank, 3000 liters/day water-maker, Snorkeling and fishing Gears, Fish-finder, Air-conditioned cabins, TV & DVD/VCD, and mini library.

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Big game Fishing,Night Fishing, Snorkeling, BBQ on desert Islands, Island Hopping, Visits to Resort Islands, Visits to Uninhabited Islands and Local Fishing Villages, Surfing and Cruising

Dinghy With Outboard Engine Marine , Sound Proof Generators, 220V2500 Ltr Fresh Water Tank3000 Liters/Day Water-Maker, Snorkelling And Fishing Gears, Fish-Finder, AirConditioned Cabins, TV & DVD/ VCD, Mini Library, CD Radio, Mobile Phone, G.P.S, Search Light, Binoculars, Plotting Tools Kit, Compass, Chart, DepthFinder

NOO RANI TRAVELS 24 Orchid Magu, Male, Maldives 20239

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Ocean Oasis Maldives Size Length: 36 M Speed 14 Knots

Accommodation Air Conditioned 8 Cabins, 2 Deluxe Cabins, 1 Suite

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.

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.

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

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Princess Haleema Maldives Size Length: 36 M Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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Ritrella Maldives Size Length: 58 m Speed 13 Knots

Accommodation Total 25rooms Decks: 04 Double Rooms: 12 Twin Rooms: 13

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.

2 Bars, Restaurant with seating for 55 guests, Spa services, Swimming pool, Sun Deck, TV & Music System, Karaoke, DJ, Board Games

Diving, Surfing, Snorkelling, Watersports, Fishing, Big game fishing, Dolphin Watching, Island Excursions, Souvenir shopping and Beach BBQ on a sandbank

MALDIVIANA GROUP PVT LTD First Floor, H. Aagadhage, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Male’, Maldives Floating Asia 2019

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Rahai’i Pangun Indonesia Size Length: 20 m Speed 8 Knots

Accommodation 3 Double room and 2 Twins rooms.

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.

Equipment Sound proof Generator

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Sports & Excursions

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

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WOWBORNEO Jalan Barito no 11. Palangkaraya 73112, Indonesia

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Samambaia Indonesia Size Length: 42 m Speed 10 Knots

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

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.

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

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

SAMAMBAIA LIVEABOARD Scuba Diving Center in Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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Scubaspa Ying Maldives Size Length: 50 m Speed 12 Knots

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

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

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accommodate upto 40 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.

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

Facilities

Sports & Excursions

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.

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

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 www.scubaspa.com Winter Edition

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Sea Farer Maldives Size Length: 27 m Speed 11 Knots

Accommodation 4 en-suite cabins with bunk beds 2 en-suite cabins with double bed and separete single bed 1 en-suite cabin with twin beds

Refurbished in 2018, Sea Farer is the earliest boat that was built among our existing boats in operation. The size of the boat lets us tailor the voyage to your liking, delivering unmatched service. While exploring the picturesque beaches of the

Maldives, you’ll find you’re at home as a guest aboard Sea Farer. Share an intimate moment amongst the lesstravelled islands away from the crowd. At day’s end, you can be back onboard to relax under the stars on our open deck.

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

Night Fishing, Snorkeling, Wave Surfing – on request, Diving – on request, BBQ on Desert Island, Cultural Shows, Island Hopping, Visit to Male’

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

Life Jacket, Life Buoys, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Blanket, First Aid Kit, 2 soundproof generator set (AC: 220v), Water Desalination, Map, Compass, GPS- Plotter, Search Light, CB Set, Binoculars, VHF Radio, Mobile Phone

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Sea Coral Maldives Size Length: 5.76 m Speed 9 Knots

Accommodation 3 cabins with bunk beds, 2 toilets with shower

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.

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

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Sports & Excursions

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

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

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 Winter Edition

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Spirit of Borneo Indonesia Size Length: 11.5 M Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation

Destination in Operation: Central Kalimantan, Indonesia- cruises start from

the provincial capital of palangkaraya, accessible by direct flight from Jakarta

Equipment Sound proof generators

Double rooms 3

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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.

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Sting Ray Maldives

Size Length: 31 M Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 9 rooms

Stingray is a solid wooden boat and combines traditional Maldivian boat-building with modern engineering. 9 comfortable cabins (4 with

double and 5 with twin beds) are all equipped with air conditioning and en-suited hot-water showers. All cabins offers external portholes.

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

Facilities

Sports & Excursions

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

Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing

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

Tel: +960 3314811 Email: info@maldivesboatclub.com www.maldivesboatclub.com

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S/Y Sun Kissed Maldives Size Length: 11.43 M Speed 5 Knots

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Sunset Queen Maldives Size Length: 27 M Speed 12 Knots

Accommodation 9-ensuite cabins 4 cabins with dbl bed 4 cabin with twn bed 1 single cabin bedroom

Sunset Queen is a sturdy wooden structure providing modern comfort over the Indian Ocean. Designed with open spaces for lounging, it perfectly fits a traveler’s notion of class and luxury offering modern amenities and facilities for the comfort and wellbeing of our guests. Sunset Queen accommodates

15 guests comfortably. Watch the beautiful Maldives islands slide past on the horizon as you sip a chilled drink whilst relaxing on deck or for the more adventurous; we offer diving, snorkeling, surfing and island hopping.

Equipment Sound proof generators

Facilities

Sports & Excursions

Spacious lounge deck, WiFi, Air conditioned saloon, Restaurant, Bar, Media library, TV lounge with full HD TV, Sundeck with Jacuzzi, Board games and Sun beds

Surfing, Snorkeling, Diving, Desert island excursions, Night fishing, Island hopping to local villages and resorts, Fishing & BBQ

SUN TRAVELS & TOURS Sun Siyam Building, 66, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Maldives

TEL: +960 332 5977, +960 777 6650 Email: sunsetqueen@sunsiyam.com www.sunholidays.com

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White Sand Maldives Size Length: 11.43 M Speed 12 Knots

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

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 cabins- perfect for sleeping 8-10 in absolute comfort.

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

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

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

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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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DHIVEHI INBOUND TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is an exclusive cover for tourists arriving in the Maldives. Discover Maldives by soaking in our turquoise waters and relaxing on the best beaches in the world. In case something goes wrong you do not want to miss out when you are spending time in the sunny side of life. Our local expertise will provide local assistance which we will be more familiar with. Get your travelinsurance through our local travel partners.

WHO CAN APPLY? Any Holiday-Maker | Travel Agency | Tour Operator | Safaris | Guest Houses

MARINE HULL INSURANCE FOR SAFARIS

With the steady rise in the number of Safaris in our waters and high repair and replacement costs, having the right insurance policy should be a priority for all boat owners. If you own a vessel for business or recreational purposes, you should always be aware of the associated risks – not only at sea, but also whilst your boat is moored, in storage ashore or being transported.

WHY DO YOU NEED THE COVER? Tailored to Maldives market to cover all holiday activities even if you have an insurance it may restrict some activities specific to Maldives, this cover will fill any existing gaps in your existing insurance local service and support incase of any accidents Hospitalization in Maldives or evacuation to home country

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PASSENGER LIABILITY COVER Passenger/Crew/Guest Liability - It covers loss of life, bodily injury and property damage of crew and passengers on board. Including bodily injuries following diving and water sports related activities to your guest

Dhivehi Insurance Company Pvt Ltd, | G. Maajehige Aage 1st Floor, | Daisy Magu, Male' 20129 | Republic of Maldives Tel: (960) 300 7799 | Fax: (960) 301 7788 E-mail: info@dhivehiinsurance.com | Website: www.dhivehiinsurance.com


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DAMAS PAINTSMART Faamudheyri Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3313239, Fax: +960 3348700 Email: paintsmart@damas.com.mv


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