Blue Shark One

Blue Shark One, Maldives

Blue Shark One Maldives, part of Eco Pro Divers Fleet, is an eco-friendly, budget-friendly liveaboard with a unique diving experience in the central atolls and northern atolls and its incredible marine life of the marvelous Maldives.

Recently revamped in 2018, this state-of-the-art liveaboard operates with a professionally trained and friendly crew that works hard to make your holiday memorable and reduce waste from the earth by using eco-friendly products.

With dive trips to pristine dive sites conducted round-the-year, this ideal-sized, spacious liveaboard ensures a thrilling experience to swim with pelagics in every season and provides various decks all across the board to relax in between the dives or only to soak up the sun, all the while enjoying non-stop access to the drinks and fabulous ocean views.

Accommodation

Blue Shark One Maldives is 30m in length, large enough to host up to 16 divers in 9 cabins, all of which are located all across the lower deck and can accommodate two guests in each.

All the cabins have twin beds that can be configured according to the need and are fully equipped with the amenities that include an en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air-conditioning, closet, bookshelf, chair, a small table, an added fan to make your vacation a comfortable experience.

Blue Shark One Maldives provides reusable aluminum bottles, bamboo straws, and biodegradable shower gel and shampoos in the bathrooms, sustaining marine life and ecology as their prime concern.

Standard Cabins

Standard Cabins

Room size: -
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double and Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

Other than diving, Blue Shark One Liveaboard offers three large decks with ample shade, padded loungers, and beanbags to unwind and rest after a long day of dive or to enjoy a leisurely sunbath.

There is a large indoor saloon where you can watch your favorite movies, read any books from a mini library, or check up on your social media or important emails on the internet.

The sun deck can also be your perfect choice to enjoy the mesmerizing sunsets in the blue waters of the beautiful Maldives.

Catering

The main deck on the Blue Shark One Maldives has a spacious and fully air-conditioned restaurant, which offers a combination of delicious European, Asian and local cuisine served buffet-style thrice a day.

Besides meals and snacks, large varieties of refreshing beverages are also available, which can be enjoyed any time of the day while relaxing on the sundeck or socializing in the saloon. We can arrange any specific dietary requirements of the guests on demand.

Diving

Custom-built for scuba diving, Blue Shark One Maldives has all the arrangements necessary to help you make the most out of your diving experience with the help of highly competent dive guides, a dedicated dhoni, and plenty of space on the dive deck for dive gear setup.

Thrilling dive trips are conducted to the Maldives’ best dive sites, where you can dive alongside gorgeous grey reef sharks, turtles, white tips, napoleons, eagle rays, manta rays, and whale sharks and experience the tremendous diversity of marine life.

Other fun activities are also offered for the whole family and non-divers, including snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and surfing.

Night dives are also a highlight of the trip, where you can watch nurse sharks whirling around beautifully and later enjoy a barbeque on a beach island.

The boat has all the essential safety equipment handy, including life jackets, fire extinguishers, fire alarms, first aid kits, and oxygen. The dive guides are well-trained and proficient in managing emergencies just in case. We can also provide rental gear.

Specifications

Year built: 2002

Length: 30 meters

Beam: 9 meters

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Engines: Yanmar 350PS

Max guests: 16

Number of cabins: 9

Number of bathrooms: 9

Tenders: 1 diving dhoni

Water capacity: 6000 liters

Fuel capacity: 10 tons

Freshwater maker: 6 tons per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

Depth Sounder

GPS

Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

Emergency Rafts

Life Vests

Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

Oxygen

First Aid Kits

Satellite & mobile phones

Bilge pump alarm

Engine room CCTV

Crew trained in first aid

Blue Shark One offers week-long itineraries to the Central and Southern Atolls of the Maldives, diving the best of the Indian Ocean.

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04 Dec 2021
Tigershark Special (Gan/Addu - Gan/Addu)
$ 2099 13% discount
Arrival: 04 Dec 2021
Departure: 11 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tigershark Special (Gan/Addu - Gan/Addu)

Itinerary Extras: 4 Tiger shark dives at Tiger zoo (50$US extra per dive, guided by local dive center)


Dive Sites Description:

ADDU ATOLL:

Addu Manta Point: This outstanding dive site is part of Maa Kandu, but is often dived specifically to see manta rays who gather at this cleaning station for a few hours in the morning when the incoming current makes conditions just right for these majestic creatures. The cleaning station is at 20m and there are strong currents, we require our divers to use a reef hook.

British Loyalty Wreck: The British Loyalty, an oil tanker used to supply Gan, was torpedoed in 1944 by the German submarine U-183. The wreck lies in 33m of water with its port side about 16m below the surface; it has a good covering of soft corals. Much small stuff like nudis and ghost pipefish. Turtles, trevally and many reef fish inhabit the encrusted decks, making it a fascinating place to dive.

Outer Reef: Beautiful and intact coral life. Open ocean, everything is possible. Often we can encounter oceanic manta rays.

FUVAHMULAH:

Tiger Zoo: In front of the harbor, entry of the isolated island Fuvahmulah, we dive with a local dive center the Tiger Zoo. Sometimes 15 or more different Tiger sharks come up from the drop-off.

South Plateau: It´s sometimes a challenging dive in the blue depending on the currents. Everything can happen from Tiger sharks, Hammerheads, Whale sharks, etc.

North Plateau: Explore the beautiful and intact coral life of Fuvahmulah.

Marine life: Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays, whale sharks and tiger sharks.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only. We reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services depending on currents and weather & monsoons.

Start/End: Gan Addu Atoll (domestic flight from Male or direct from Colombo/Sri Lanka)

11 Dec 2021
Tigershark Special (Gan/Addu - Gan/Addu)
Arrival: 11 Dec 2021
Departure: 18 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tigershark Special (Gan/Addu - Gan/Addu)

Itinerary Extras: 4 Tiger shark dives at Tiger zoo (50$US extra per dive, guided by local dive center)


Dive Sites Description:

ADDU ATOLL:

Addu Manta Point: This outstanding dive site is part of Maa Kandu, but is often dived specifically to see manta rays who gather at this cleaning station for a few hours in the morning when the incoming current makes conditions just right for these majestic creatures. The cleaning station is at 20m and there are strong currents, we require our divers to use a reef hook.

British Loyalty Wreck: The British Loyalty, an oil tanker used to supply Gan, was torpedoed in 1944 by the German submarine U-183. The wreck lies in 33m of water with its port side about 16m below the surface; it has a good covering of soft corals. Much small stuff like nudis and ghost pipefish. Turtles, trevally and many reef fish inhabit the encrusted decks, making it a fascinating place to dive.

Outer Reef: Beautiful and intact coral life. Open ocean, everything is possible. Often we can encounter oceanic manta rays.

FUVAHMULAH:

Tiger Zoo: In front of the harbor, entry of the isolated island Fuvahmulah, we dive with a local dive center the Tiger Zoo. Sometimes 15 or more different Tiger sharks come up from the drop-off.

South Plateau: It´s sometimes a challenging dive in the blue depending on the currents. Everything can happen from Tiger sharks, Hammerheads, Whale sharks, etc.

North Plateau: Explore the beautiful and intact coral life of Fuvahmulah.

Marine life: Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays, whale sharks and tiger sharks.

Please note that the itineraries are examples only. We reserve the right to change the itinerary or specific agreed services depending on currents and weather & monsoons.

Start/End: Gan Addu Atoll (domestic flight from Male or direct from Colombo/Sri Lanka)

02 Jan 2022
Central Atolls (Male - Male)
Arrival: 02 Jan 2022
Departure: 09 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male - Male)

Day 1:
Meet & greet at the airport. Group transfer to the port. Onboarding, meeting the crew & briefing.

Days 2-7:
MALE ATOLL
Lankan Beyru (Manta Point) *
The outer reef of the Paradise Island resort, not far from the airport island. The main attraction of the site are manta rays coming to the cleaning station during the southwest monsoon. The divesite is relatively easy to access, with small currents and is very often considered as a good dive to start the week. The cleaning station itself is a large coral block covered with anemones and full of fish life. It is also very common to come across whitetip reef sharks, turtles and napoleons.

Rasfari Corner *
Large and shallow plateau (3-5 meters) on the west side of the atoll, right next to the wide lagoon of Rasfari. It is covered with hard corals and hosts a cleaning station during the northeast monsoon. The most common way to do the dive here is to start on top of the reef, which is protected from the currents and after spending some time with the mantas continue the dive towards the wall that drops down to about 25 meters. The wall is nicely covered with hard corals, rich with fish life and popular with turtles.

SOUTH MALE ATOLL
Kandooma Thila ***
Definitely number one in the ranking of the best dive sites in South Male atoll. Long thila, located in the middle of the channel, offers spectacular conditions to observe grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, big schools of jacks and snappers both with incoming and outgoing current. North side of the pinnacle is nicely covered with soft corals with the top of the reef being home to many reef fish and green turtles. Currents can be pretty strong so negative entry and fast descent is often required. Current hooks should be ready to use. Rasdhoo atoll

Rasdhoo Madivaru ***
Channel dive between Rasdhoo island and Madivaru offering a spectacular ridge facing the ocean to observe grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and large dogtooth tunas. More pelagics are visible during strong incoming currents, the use of current hooks is advisable. The ridge dropping down to 50+ meters on the outside, expands to a sandy bottom inside the channel where it is common to see stingrays.
If dived during the first rays of the sun, with incoming current and a bit of luck it is possible to encounter hammerhead sharks. In this case the dive starts in the blue. Depending on the air consumption and no- deco time we continue the dive on the ridge and then drift into the channel.

NORTH ARI ATOLL
Maaya Thila **
The thila (a pinnacle) is about 80 meters wide in diameter and is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Top reef at 5 meters makes it easy to access even with strong currents. The upcurrent side is always very active and busy with fusiliers and snappers. Big jack fish, whitetip reef sharks, stingrays and moray eels can be spotted easily. Some overhangs around the thila provide shelter for turtles. Even though it has a reputation for a night dive it is also quite popular during the day. A few separated coral blocks south of the thila create a tunnel and are full of beautiful coral bushes. With the right current this is a place to spot grey reef sharks as well.

Fish Head **
One of the major attractions of the atoll, cannot be missed. Due to its exposure to the currents it offers rich presence of fauna and flora. Big schools of jacks and fusiliers on the upcurrent side as well as difficult to count amount of blue striped snappers hiding from strong currents inside the overhangs all around the thila are the highlights of the place. It is also popular with grey reef sharks, schools of barracudas and dogtooth tunas in the blue as well as turtles and moray eels on the top reef. With strong currents negative entry is recommended and current hooks should be ready to use.

Bathalaamaagaa Kanthila ***
Long coral ridge in the middle of a channel, extended from the outer reef and sloping gradually down to 25 meters and deeper offering good conditions for observing grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleons as well as schools of jacks and fusiliers. The dive site is active during both incoming and outgoing currents but might be more challenging during outgoing currents of northeast monsoon. Negative entry required and divers are recommended to hide below the depth of the top reef to to protect from the current. Current hooks strongly recommended.

SOUTH ARI ATOLL
Moofushi Kandu (Manta Point) **
Drift dive with a chance to spot manta rays hovering over the cleaning station at the depth of around 14 to 25 meters. If mantas are spotted it is recommended to use current hooks and stay around the cleaning station for a longer time. The dive site is quite popular during the northeast monsoon and sometimes might be overcrowded with divers. Whitetip reef sharks are common visitors around the deeper part of the cleaning station with blue striped snappers and fusiliers being permanent residents.

Kudarah Thila ***
The thila is a part of Marine Protected Area and is often considered the most beautiful site of the atoll with exceptional diving conditions. Overhangs rich in sea fans and the top reef nicely covered with healthy soft corals are the highlights. It is also known for big schools of blue striped and midnight snappers, fusiliers and jacks. It is worth to have a torch and look inside small caves where often you will find big groupers hiding. The water entry might be challenging due to its exposure to strong currents and with the top reef at 15 meters negative entry is recommended. The use of current hooks might be required if the current is strong.

Kudhimaa Wreck **
50 Meters long cargo ship lying on a sandy bottom at around 30 meters depth, right next to a resort island called Machchafushi. It was sunk in 1998 and already offers good coral growth and a large variety of species living on it. Nurse sharks, batfish, stone fish, lion fish and moray eels are permanent residents and can be spotted around the wreck. There are a few entrances allowing to penetrate the cargo hall as well as the wheelhouse. The site is nicely protected from the current so the only concern will be no-deco time as you will spend most of the time below 20 meters.

Maamigili Beyru (Whaleshark search) *
Located on the southern tip of Ari atoll within the Marine Protected Area of South Ari atoll. Shallow and very easy dive which might turn into a very exciting one as it is known as the best location in the Maldives for spotting the biggest fish in the world. Whale sharks can be seen cruising along the reef all year round. Most of the boats look for them from the surface. Once spotted, divers enter the water, go down and start swimming along with them. The code of conduct for whale shark encounters must be followed and is always discussed during the briefing.

VAAVU ATOLL
Miyaru Kandu ***
One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 40 meters during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip. Outgoing current offer worse visibility but the sharks are still there. The site is not recommended for beginners, negative entry is often required and current hook is a must to avoid causing unnecessary damage to the reef. Most o the time you will spend at the depth of 26 to 30 meters so checking air and no-deco time more often is strongly recommended.

Alimatha House Reef **
Located on the south side of Alimatha island resort and considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives, being often a victim of its success and resulting in overcrowding of divers. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Maximum depth will not exceed 15 meters and most of the time you will be kneeling on a sandy bottom waiting for the sharks to come closer. Definitely not to be missed.

Day 8:
Check-out from the yacht, and transfer to the airport.

Marine life: Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.

09 Jan 2022
Central Atolls (Male - Male)
Arrival: 09 Jan 2022
Departure: 16 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male - Male)

Day 1:
Meet & greet at the airport. Group transfer to the port. Onboarding, meeting the crew & briefing.

Days 2-7:
MALE ATOLL
Lankan Beyru (Manta Point) *
The outer reef of the Paradise Island resort, not far from the airport island. The main attraction of the site are manta rays coming to the cleaning station during the southwest monsoon. The divesite is relatively easy to access, with small currents and is very often considered as a good dive to start the week. The cleaning station itself is a large coral block covered with anemones and full of fish life. It is also very common to come across whitetip reef sharks, turtles and napoleons.

Rasfari Corner *
Large and shallow plateau (3-5 meters) on the west side of the atoll, right next to the wide lagoon of Rasfari. It is covered with hard corals and hosts a cleaning station during the northeast monsoon. The most common way to do the dive here is to start on top of the reef, which is protected from the currents and after spending some time with the mantas continue the dive towards the wall that drops down to about 25 meters. The wall is nicely covered with hard corals, rich with fish life and popular with turtles.

SOUTH MALE ATOLL
Kandooma Thila ***
Definitely number one in the ranking of the best dive sites in South Male atoll. Long thila, located in the middle of the channel, offers spectacular conditions to observe grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, big schools of jacks and snappers both with incoming and outgoing current. North side of the pinnacle is nicely covered with soft corals with the top of the reef being home to many reef fish and green turtles. Currents can be pretty strong so negative entry and fast descent is often required. Current hooks should be ready to use. Rasdhoo atoll

Rasdhoo Madivaru ***
Channel dive between Rasdhoo island and Madivaru offering a spectacular ridge facing the ocean to observe grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and large dogtooth tunas. More pelagics are visible during strong incoming currents, the use of current hooks is advisable. The ridge dropping down to 50+ meters on the outside, expands to a sandy bottom inside the channel where it is common to see stingrays.
If dived during the first rays of the sun, with incoming current and a bit of luck it is possible to encounter hammerhead sharks. In this case the dive starts in the blue. Depending on the air consumption and no- deco time we continue the dive on the ridge and then drift into the channel.

NORTH ARI ATOLL
Maaya Thila **
The thila (a pinnacle) is about 80 meters wide in diameter and is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Top reef at 5 meters makes it easy to access even with strong currents. The upcurrent side is always very active and busy with fusiliers and snappers. Big jack fish, whitetip reef sharks, stingrays and moray eels can be spotted easily. Some overhangs around the thila provide shelter for turtles. Even though it has a reputation for a night dive it is also quite popular during the day. A few separated coral blocks south of the thila create a tunnel and are full of beautiful coral bushes. With the right current this is a place to spot grey reef sharks as well.

Fish Head **
One of the major attractions of the atoll, cannot be missed. Due to its exposure to the currents it offers rich presence of fauna and flora. Big schools of jacks and fusiliers on the upcurrent side as well as difficult to count amount of blue striped snappers hiding from strong currents inside the overhangs all around the thila are the highlights of the place. It is also popular with grey reef sharks, schools of barracudas and dogtooth tunas in the blue as well as turtles and moray eels on the top reef. With strong currents negative entry is recommended and current hooks should be ready to use.

Bathalaamaagaa Kanthila ***
Long coral ridge in the middle of a channel, extended from the outer reef and sloping gradually down to 25 meters and deeper offering good conditions for observing grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleons as well as schools of jacks and fusiliers. The dive site is active during both incoming and outgoing currents but might be more challenging during outgoing currents of northeast monsoon. Negative entry required and divers are recommended to hide below the depth of the top reef to to protect from the current. Current hooks strongly recommended.

SOUTH ARI ATOLL
Moofushi Kandu (Manta Point) **
Drift dive with a chance to spot manta rays hovering over the cleaning station at the depth of around 14 to 25 meters. If mantas are spotted it is recommended to use current hooks and stay around the cleaning station for a longer time. The dive site is quite popular during the northeast monsoon and sometimes might be overcrowded with divers. Whitetip reef sharks are common visitors around the deeper part of the cleaning station with blue striped snappers and fusiliers being permanent residents.

Kudarah Thila ***
The thila is a part of Marine Protected Area and is often considered the most beautiful site of the atoll with exceptional diving conditions. Overhangs rich in sea fans and the top reef nicely covered with healthy soft corals are the highlights. It is also known for big schools of blue striped and midnight snappers, fusiliers and jacks. It is worth to have a torch and look inside small caves where often you will find big groupers hiding. The water entry might be challenging due to its exposure to strong currents and with the top reef at 15 meters negative entry is recommended. The use of current hooks might be required if the current is strong.

Kudhimaa Wreck **
50 Meters long cargo ship lying on a sandy bottom at around 30 meters depth, right next to a resort island called Machchafushi. It was sunk in 1998 and already offers good coral growth and a large variety of species living on it. Nurse sharks, batfish, stone fish, lion fish and moray eels are permanent residents and can be spotted around the wreck. There are a few entrances allowing to penetrate the cargo hall as well as the wheelhouse. The site is nicely protected from the current so the only concern will be no-deco time as you will spend most of the time below 20 meters.

Maamigili Beyru (Whaleshark search) *
Located on the southern tip of Ari atoll within the Marine Protected Area of South Ari atoll. Shallow and very easy dive which might turn into a very exciting one as it is known as the best location in the Maldives for spotting the biggest fish in the world. Whale sharks can be seen cruising along the reef all year round. Most of the boats look for them from the surface. Once spotted, divers enter the water, go down and start swimming along with them. The code of conduct for whale shark encounters must be followed and is always discussed during the briefing.

VAAVU ATOLL
Miyaru Kandu ***
One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 40 meters during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip. Outgoing current offer worse visibility but the sharks are still there. The site is not recommended for beginners, negative entry is often required and current hook is a must to avoid causing unnecessary damage to the reef. Most o the time you will spend at the depth of 26 to 30 meters so checking air and no-deco time more often is strongly recommended.

Alimatha House Reef **
Located on the south side of Alimatha island resort and considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives, being often a victim of its success and resulting in overcrowding of divers. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Maximum depth will not exceed 15 meters and most of the time you will be kneeling on a sandy bottom waiting for the sharks to come closer. Definitely not to be missed.

Day 8:
Check-out from the yacht, and transfer to the airport.

Marine life: Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs and eels, through schools of reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.

Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (20 USD), Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Extra Dives (45 USD), Nitrox Course (200 USD), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (200-300 USD), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (20 USD per week).

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