Maldives Shark Week - Feb 25

Maldives 'Shark Week' Special with Marine Biologist Dr. Elke Bojanowski 9th-16th February 2025


In association with her charity, the Red Sea Shark Trust, Elke will be taking her world-famous ‘Shark Week’ on tour to the Maldives in 2025. She will be hosting the trip on board the luxurious MY Horizon III liveaboard. This liveaboard focuses on quality diving, comfort, and safety. A twin-engine motor yacht, with 12 cabins that can accommodate 22 divers, a restaurant serving delicious buffet food, a fully stocked bar with your favourite tipple, spa, sundecks and an open-air hot tub. As well as Elke the boat provides 4 experienced Divemasters and the average ratio is 1 Divemaster for every 6 divers.


‘SHARK WEEK’ ITINERARY

The liveaboard will be cruising the Central Atolls focusing on searching for large pelagics including the following sharks and rays:

  • Schools of grey reef sharks
  • Manta Rays
  • Whale Sharks
  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Eagle Rays
  • Nurse sharks
  • There is also a chance of seeing a Tiger, Bull and other sharks too!


Running across several evenings or afternoons, Elke will be conducting fun & interesting talks about shark & ray biology, how to interact safely with them, their conservation, and how you can get involved with her research.

Elke has been a marine biologist, scuba diver and environmentalist for over 20 years. She has an amazing ability to find the sharks in the area, and is referred to by many as “The Shark Lady”.

Date

9th-16th February 2025

Arrive at Male International Airport and transfer to MY Horrizon lll 9th and check out 16th.

Boat Deck Plan


Price £2385 Includes - Price increase by £300 March 2024

  • Local Transfers
  • Full board accommodation in a Twin/Double cabin share
  • Water/tea/coffee
  • 6 Days diving
  • 12L cylinders
  • Air Fills
  • Weights
  • Shark Talks


Extra cost

  • Flights - Available for package around March 2024
  • Cabin upgrade Upper Double Deck plus £150
  • Rental equipment (see list below and attachment Price List Equipment Rental)
  • Nitrox - Unlimited Nitrox (single cylinder) $112
  • Courses
  • Alcoholic drinks - Bar Menu List and Prices


Obligatory surcharges

  • Green tax $6/night - TBC


Itinerary

  • Thriving reefs and corals
  • Manta ray and Shark sightings
  • Grouped atolls
  • Drift diving
  • Tropical beaches


Upgrades & Extras
Wifi - available to purchase on board. While wifi is available in many areas, we cannot guarantee a signal. You may also purchase a local SIM card at MLE airport for internet data packages.


Ayurvedic Massage Service

Price List


Dietary & Special Requirements

Please inform us about any dietary or special requirements you may have throughout your trip. We can cater for most diets as long as we are pre-informed. Further to this, if you or any member of your group has a special occasion whilst on-board, such as a birthday or anniversary, let us know and we will make them feel special!


Diving Qualifications & Experience
Please ensure you hold the correct diving qualification and number of logged dives for the itinerary you are booked onto. You will be required to present your qualification card and recent log books upon check-in onto the vessel. Please note that decompression diving is not allowed in the Maldives and that the maximum depth is 30 metres. Diving in the Maldives is suitable for more experienced divers with training/certification to dive to a depth of 30 metres. Experience and comfort with currents and drift diving is necessary, as well as negative entries.


Minimum qualification

Advanced Open Water with Deep and advantageous to have Nitrox with min 30 logged dives.


Quick Facts

  • Average Water Temp: 28 - 30 C
  • Average Air Temp: 28 - 30 C
  • Average Visability: 5 - 25m
  • Good for: Whaleshark, Manta, Sharks, Reefs
  • Suitable for beginners: No


Highlights

The Maldives is a must see diving destination for any diver serious about getting close to those magical creatures, manta and whalesharks. Surely the only way to experience the absolute very best of diving in the Maldives is on board our latest liveaboard - MY Horrizon lll which brings luxury liveaboard diving in the Maldives at a truly affordable budget. Don't delay - don't miss out on what is one of the most memorable dive holidays you will take!


Please note: Use of a dive computer is obligatory.


Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s Travel Health Pro website at http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/139/maldives#Vaccine_recommendations.
Please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives for the most up to date advice.


Currency

The local currency of the Maldives is the Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR), however most large businesses including resorts and restaurants accept US Dollars. If you bring US Dollars cash it must be in good condition without damage, tears or stains. Please note that local banks (and therefore local businesses) will not accept old versions of US banknotes: the newer $100 banknote should have a blue security strip, and the $20 and $50 bank notes should not be dated older than 2004.

Kit Hire and Extras

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Equipment Rental Package

BCD, Regulator & Octopus, Dive Computer, Buoy

£255 Package

Equipment Rental Single

Mask, Fins & Buoy

$30 per item = $90

Equipment Rental Single

BCD, Regulator & Octopus, Dive Computer

$75 per item = $225 per week

Dive Torch

$30 per week

Reef Hook

$10 per week



Twinset Hire

TBC

Sidemount Hire

TBC

Nitrox per dive

$8 per fill, Big Tank $10 per fill

Nitrox per week

$112, Big Tank $148



Wifi Internet per week

$20 per person or $30 per couple

Laundry Service Wash & Dry

$5 per peice or $20 full load




Non Club Members Rate Supplement

£100

All you need to do now is contact the office for the booking details.


Confirmation of the flights etc will be forwarded. Balance required 90 days prior to departure.