Blue Spirit Maldives

Blue Spirit Maldives is an intimate yet traditional yacht committed to providing a more exclusive and comfortable diving experience to the guests, owing to its small capacity without compromising the fun.

A small group of divers is taken to the most excellent dive sites in the central, northern, and southern atolls, where you can have a fantastic Maldives diving experience that they will cherish for a lifetime.

A part of the Blue o Two Fleet, wooden-hulled MV Blue Spirit liveaboard is 26m long and 7m wide and offers year-round diving to the pristine atolls in style.

This dive boat provides a fine blend of comfort and adventure both off and onboard, with ample space on the decks to the luxurious accommodation, fine dining, and thrilling diving experience in the spectacular dive sites.

Accommodation

Blue Spirit is a compact, smartly built yacht yet offers ample accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 comfortable cabins, with a range of double or twin bed settings distributed across the lower deck.

Two cabins offer double beds, which are ideal for couples. All the cabins have an impressive interior with portholes to let the light in and are fully equipped with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with shower, wardrobes, and spare fans.

Classic Twin/Double Cabin

Classic Twin/Double Cabin

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

Classic Double Cabin

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

Comfort

Blue Spirit Maldives provides adequate space and various options for indoor and outdoor relaxation and socializing. It has a massive lounge with comfortable seating, a bar, TV & DVD player with home theatre with sound system, and a mini-library.

Since Maldives atolls are heaven for the photographers because of their vivid, vibrant, and diverse aquatic life, the lounge at the Blue Spirit provides enough storage and charging ports for the cameras to facilitate the passionate photographers.

The main deck has a sundeck with the sun loungers and seating where you can laze around after a long day of diving to soak up the sun or enjoy the star-lit night while sipping on your favorite drink from the bar that is open at all times and offers a vast assortment of drinks to choose from. On the sun deck is plenty of shaded areas for those hot, sunny days where you want to relax outdoors without getting a tan.

Catering

Meals are delectably prepared by a fantastic Sri Lankan chef, who has been with the liveaboard for 15 years and serves mouth-watering international and local food.

The food is served on a table outdoors to let the guests enjoy the food while absorbing the beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Meals can also be served in the indoor lounge, upon request, or when the weather does not allow.

Diving

Dive trips are conducted from the additional dive boat, which is called dhoni. The dhoni takes scuba divers to the beautiful dive sites to swim along and observe the magnificent mantas, eagle rays, grey reef sharks and white tip reef sharks, and brilliant coral reefs north Ari atolls, northern atolls, and the deep south of the Southern atolls of the Maldives in their full glory.

The dive dhoni guarantees the availability of diving essentials and safety gear like first aid kits, life jackets, and oxygen equipment for emergencies to ensure a safe, smooth, and comfortable diving experience for the guests.

The diving crew at the Blue Spirit consists of professionally trained dive guides, cruise directors, and members with an exceptional knowledge of the aquatic life who make sure that you get the most out of these diving trips. The shallow keel of Blue Spirit lets the liveaboard anchor closer to dive sites, minimizing the time that transportation on the dhoni takes.

Specifications

Year renovated: 2002

Length: 26m

Beam: 7m

Engines: 1 x 350 HP Daewoo

Max guests: 12

Number of cabins: 6

Number of bathrooms: 6

Tenders: 1 x 14m dive support vessel

Freshwater maker: 4 ton per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

GPS

Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

Life Vests

Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

Oxygen

Satellite & mobile phones

Searchlight

Crew trained in first aid

MV Blue Spirit offers year-round liveaboard diving holidays around the Maldives with routes to the Central, Northern, and Southern Atolls.

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29 Sep 2021
Central & Northern Atolls (Male - Ifuru)
Arrival: 29 Sep 2021
Departure: 09 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Central & Northern Atolls (Male - Ifuru)

As the itinerary’s name indicates, this 10-night cruise will take you to a selection of some of the best dive sites in the central and northern atolls of the Maldives, including North Male, Baa, Raa Noonu, Shaviyani, and Llaviyani. Enter a wonderful world of Kandus, Thilas, and wrecks. There really is so much to explore in this exciting diving adventure, with expected sightings of sharks, eagle rays, tuna, manta rays, and whale sharks. Please note that this itinerary will involve diving in currents. We strongly recommend that guests have a minimum of 50 logged dives with Nitrox certification and experience with diving in currents.

We wish to show you the very best diving possible. However, the number of factors determine which route the Cruise Director and Captain will choose and which dive sites we visit. Weather, tides, currents, and the number of other dive vessels at a particular site all play a part in where the boat is heading to. While we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all on board is paramount, and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.

Arrival airport: Male

Departure airport: Male

Embarkation: Male

Disembarkation: Ifuru

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

  • Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing, and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing, and Dive 3
  • Snack, relaxation period
  • Dinner – if we offer a night/sunset dive, we will slightly amend the schedule.

The following is a description of some of the dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard safari with us.

Baa: Encompassing 54 islands of South Maalhasmaddu and Goidhoo Atoll. Baa Atoll is best known for Hanifaru Bay, where huge Manta Rays congregate to feed at certain times of the year, especially around a full and new moon phase when high tides and strong currents bring nutrients plankton-rich waters into the bay.

Hanifaru Bay: Hanifaru Bay is a marine protected, uninhabited island located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives islands.

Please note: Scuba diving is not permitted in Hanifaru Bay. However, you will be able to snorkel in this area for a $20 fee (per person for approximately 45 minutes).

Dhigala Haa: This beautiful Thila in Baa Atoll is easily circumnavigated in one dive and is a favorite for shark sightings, often big numbers of grey reef sharks together.

Raa: Just north of Baa, and separated by a thought channel, Raa atoll contains a high density of Thilas within its lagoons with caves, overhangs, and drop-offs providing stunning underwater scenes of abundant marine life with colorful corals, a huge number of reef fish and a variety of pelagics including mantas and whale sharks in the summer months.

Lhaviyani: Excellent channel diving in the north with sites closely located together.

Shaviyani: We dive around Thilas, making for excellent spots to watch large numbers of grey reef sharks feeding.

Miyaru Faru – North Male: Located on the outside corner of Thulhaagiri Kandu in North Male Atoll.

Okobe Thila – North Male: A spectacular dive site, which comprises three large reefs with various features and an abundance of different types of coral, teeming with fish.

Lions Head – North Male: This protected marine area is another great location for spotting grey reef sharks.

Embarkation and disembarkation times may vary depending on the itinerary, so please check your cruise confirmation carefully.

If your cruise departure is from Male, embarkation time is at 10 in the morning. Guests should take an international flight that arrives before these times. Upon arrival at Male airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Voyages Maldives. Please look out for them in the arrivals hall. They will have a sign displaying a blue o two logo.

The meeting point is the Burger King at the airport. The dhoni will dock right at the airport pier (almost like a boat taxi stand) and transfer the guests straight to the boat. Please note that this time may vary depending on the itinerary, so please check cruise confirmation carefully.

For this itinerary, a short domestic flight to or from Dharanvandhoo airport is required, which we are happy to book for you. We recommend booking early arrival and a late departure from Male airport to make the domestic connection easily. The embarkation time in Dharanvandhoo is flight-dependent. Disembarkation is at 9 in the morning.

10 Oct 2021
Central & Northern Atolls (Dharavandhoo-Male)
Arrival: 10 Oct 2021
Departure: 22 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Central & Northern Atolls (Dharavandhoo-Male)

As the itinerary’s name indicates, this 12-night cruise will take you to a selection of some of the best dive sites in the central and northern atolls of the Maldives, including North Male, Baa, Raa Noonu, Shaviyani, and Llaviyani. Enter a wonderful world of kandus, thilas, and wrecks. There really is so much to explore in this exciting diving adventure, with expected sightings of sharks, eagle rays, tuna, manta rays, and whale sharks. Please note that this itinerary will involve diving in currents. We strongly recommend that guests have a minimum of 50 logged dives with Nitrox certification and experience with diving in currents.

We wish to show you the very best diving possible. However, the number of factors determine which route the Cruise Director and Captain will choose and which dive sites we visit. Weather, tides, currents, and the number of other dive vessels at a particular site all play a part in where the boat is heading to. While we attempt to ensure the number of dives we have scheduled is fulfilled, bad weather can hinder the yacht’s ability to reach a specified dive site in good time. The safety of all onboard is paramount, and we always do our best in offering diving at alternate locations should we be unable to visit those sites listed below.

Arrival airport: Male

Departure airport: Male

Embarkation: Male

Disembarkation: Dharanvandhoo

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

  • Light breakfast followed by a briefing and dive 1
  • Full breakfast, relaxation period, briefing, and Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing, and Dive 3
  • Snack, relaxation period
  • Dinner – if we offer a night/sunset dive, we will slightly amend the schedule.

The following is a description of some of the dive sites we may visit during your liveaboard safari with us.

Baa: Encompassing 54 islands of South Maalhasmaddu and Goidhoo Atoll. Baa Atoll is best known for Hanifaru Bay, where huge Manta Rays congregate to feed at certain times of the year, especially around a full and new moon phase when high tides and strong currents bring nutrients plankton-rich waters into the bay.

Hanifaru Bay: Hanifaru Bay is a marine protected, uninhabited island located in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives islands.

Please note: Scuba diving is not permitted in Hanifaru Bay. However, you will be able to snorkel in this area for a $20 fee (per person for approximately 45 minutes).

Dhigala Haa: This beautiful Thila in Baa Atoll is easily circumnavigated in one dive and is a favorite for shark sightings, often big numbers of grey reef sharks together.

Raa: Just north of Baa, and separated by a thought channel, Raa atoll contains a high density of Thilas within its lagoons with caves, overhangs, and drop-offs providing stunning underwater scenes of abundant marine life with colorful corals, a huge number of reef fish and a variety of pelagics including mantas and whale sharks in the summer months.

Lhaviyani: Excellent channel diving in the north with sites closely located together.

Shaviyani: We dive around thilas, making for excellent spots to watch large numbers of grey reef sharks feeding.

Miyaru Faru – North Male: Located on the outside corner of Thulhaagiri Kandu in North Male Atoll.

Okobe Thila – North Male: A spectacular dive site, which comprises three large reefs with various features and an abundance of different types of coral, teeming with fish.

Lions Head – North Male: This protected marine area is another great location for spotting grey reef sharks.

Embarkation and disembarkation times may vary depending on the itinerary, so please check your cruise confirmation carefully.

If your cruise departure is from Male, embarkation time is at 10 in the morning. Guests should take an international flight that arrives before these times. Upon arrival at Male airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Voyages Maldives. Please look out for them in the arrivals hall. They will have a sign displaying a blue o two logo.

The meeting point is the Burger King at the airport. The dhoni will dock right at the airport pier (almost like a boat taxi stand) and transfer the guests straight to the boat. Please note that this time may vary the depending itinerary, so please check cruise confirmation carefully.

For this itinerary, a short domestic flight to or from Dharanvandhoo airport is required, which we are happy to book for you. We recommend booking early arrival and a late departure from Male airport to make the domestic connection easily. The embarkation time in Dharanvandhoo is flight-dependent. Disembarkation is at 9 in the morning.

10 Nov 2021
Central Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male)
Arrival: 10 Nov 2021
Departure: 17 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male)

This itinerary gives you ten days onboard and will include a combination of either the Central and Northern Atolls or the Central and Southern Atolls. You can expect to visit some of the following: North and South Male Atolls, Felidhoo Atoll, Meemu Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North and South Nilandhoo Atolls, Baa Atoll, and Lhaviyani Atoll.

Sample itinerary:

Please note: The itinerary below is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather & logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion.

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

06:30 – Tea, coffee, and biscuits

07:00 – Dive 1 followed by full breakfast

11:00 – Dive 2 followed by lunch

15:00 – Dive 3 followed by homemade cakes and snacks

19:30 – Dinner

Activities:

Thriving reefs and corals, manta ray sightings, grouped atolls, drift diving, tropical beaches

Please Note:

The itinerary below is an example of the planned route, and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions, and the final route is taken at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.

06 Dec 2021
Best of the Central Atolls (Male - Male)
Arrival: 06 Dec 2021
Departure: 16 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Best of the Central Atolls (Male - Male)

This itinerary gives you ten days onboard and will include a combination of either the Central and Northern Atolls or the Central and Southern Atolls. You can expect to visit some of the following: North and South Male Atolls, Felidhoo Atoll, Meemu Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North and South Nilandhoo Atolls, Baa Atoll, and Lhaviyani Atoll.

Sample itinerary:

Please note: The itinerary below is an example only and is subject to change depending on local regulations, guests’ experience, flight schedules, weather & logistics and is at the Captain’s discretion.

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

06:30 – Tea, coffee, and biscuits

07:00 – Dive 1 followed by full breakfast

11:00 – Dive 2 followed by lunch

15:00 – Dive 3 followed by homemade cakes and snacks

19:30 – Dinner

Activities:

Thriving reefs and corals, manta ray sightings, grouped atolls, drift diving, tropical beaches

Please Note:

The itinerary below is an example of the planned route, and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions, and the final route is taken at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.

Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day), National Park Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (15-19 USD), Nitrox Course (100 USD), Rental Gear (35 USD), Scuba Diving Courses (200-250 USD).

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