Blue Voyager

Blue Voyager Maldives; Master of the Indian Ocean

Master Liveaboards is a premium diving and liveaboard yacht company founded in 2014 that offers customers the ability to visit the best diving locations in the world on a range of custom-built vessels, including the Blue Voyager Maldives.

The company is pleased to provide clients the opportunity to experience Blue Voyager liveaboard, a newly refurbished, spacious, and luxurious 37-meter, steel-hulled vessel perfect for diving holidays.

Accommodation

Blue Voyager offers the very best in premium accommodation, including 13 cabins split into three spacious double suites and ten twin cabins. Each cabin includes excellent facilities, such as air conditioning and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms. While the boat is in range, passengers can also enjoy free internet.

With such a generous amount of space onboard, Blue Voyager liveaboard can comfortably accommodate up to 26 passengers for an equally exciting and relaxing diving trip.

Classic Cabin

Classic Cabin

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

Premium Double Cabin

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

Premium Twin Cabin

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

Comfort

When embarking on a diving holiday, each passenger’s comfort onboard is one of the main priorities. To ensure that every Blue Voyager Maldives passenger is at ease during their stay, the boat benefits from an outdoor dining area, jacuzzi, bar, three sun decks, and seven lounges, including a sky lounge and shaded mid-deck lounge. Each lounge is equipped with comfortable seating and loungers.

All of the designated areas for relaxation on the Blue Voyager liveaboard ensure that while passengers are not diving, they can unwind, enjoy the trip, and make the most of the beautiful views and scenery The Maldives has to offer.

Catering

Diving holidays can quickly work up an appetite, which is why Blue Voyager Maldives trips include full catering.

A typical catering itinerary onboard Blue Voyager trips include a light breakfast before the first dive of the day. When the divers return, they are provided with a second, more hearty breakfast. An afternoon snack before the second dive of the day will also be offered, and a delicious dinner is cooked every evening.

Dietary requirements will be catered for on Master Liveaboard trips, but it is best to inform the team before embarking on your journey to ensure catering is equipped for any special requirements.

Diving

The Maldives is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, and diving in its waters is a unique and beautiful experience. The Maldives is such a coveted diving location because of its colorful coral reef home to over 700 species of fish and warm 26-29C waters.

When diving in this magnificent location, divers can expect to see turtles, whale sharks and reef sharks, manta rays, and a range of rare fish, including the giant Napoleon wrasse. To catch a glimpse of these marvelous creatures, divers will explore caves, caverns, and overhangs.

Blue Voyager Maldives trips include drift dives, three dives per day, and are led by experienced diving guides. Usually, passengers embark on each diving during daylight hours. However, occasionally the final day dive is substituted for a sunset or night dive.

Dive sites on Blue Voyager liveaboard trips vary but usually include the Northern Atolls, such as North Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll, Dhaalu Atoll, North Male Atoll, and South Male Atoll.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2006

Year renovated: 2015

Length: 37 meters

Beam: 8 meters

Engines: 2 x Cat 764HP

Max guests: 24

Number of cabins: 13

Number of bathrooms: 14

Tenders: 2

Water capacity: 6000 liters per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY FEATURES

Radar
GPS
Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
Oxygen
First Aid Kits
Satellite & mobile phones
Crew trained in first aid

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15 Oct 2021
Best of the Northern Atolls (Malé-Hanimaadhoo)
Arrival: 15 Oct 2021
Departure: 25 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Best of the Northern Atolls (Malé-Hanimaadhoo)

Dive areas: Haa Alifu – Haa Daalhu – Shaviyani – Raa and Noonu – Lhaviyani – Baa – North Malé
Number of dives: Up to 3 dives a day

Venture to the less-traveled atolls of the far north, a mainly uninhabited region with beautiful scenic reefs and soft corals, a delight for underwater photographers. As you journey between the central and the northern atolls, experience a shift in topography, corals, and colors. Expect to see mantas, black and white tip reef sharks, giant trevallies, colorful nudibranchs, and even a chance to see whale sharks around Baa Atoll! The north’s diving has fewer channel dives and more fringing reefs and submerged thilas, dotted with caves and overhangs.

Itinerary highlights:
HAA ALIFU, HAA DAALHU, AND SHAVIYANI – these atolls are the oldest of the Maldives archipelago and form a single chain of widely spaced islands that clear deep blue water, small thilas packed with fish life, undercut ledges with excellent corals, and beautiful white sand floors.
Notable dive sites include…

  • Thakan: a deep ridge adorned with soft coral and excellent shark spotting opportunities.
  • Fssp: a shark cleaning station with vast schools of batfish, trevally, and eagle rays.
  • Pink Canyon and Heaven and Hell: have stunning soft corals for excellent wide-angle photography.
  • The wreck of Captain Pentalis: resting on a shallow reef, this wreck is home to an astonishing amount of fish life, and every afternoon pods of common dolphins are often seen passing by.
  • Magic Mushroom: miraculous macro life and a stunning night dive.
  • Island Hideaway: mantas!!!
  • Moroshi Thila and Handi Thila: provide action-packed dives with sharks, fish life, and excellent corals.

RAA AND NOONU ATOLLS – here, the islands and reef systems are closer together and double-chained, changing the underwater topography and offering shallower reefs, soft corals with spectacular drift dives.
Notable dives sites include…

  • Alifushi and Ifaaru (on the North West of Raa): mantas!!!
  • The seven kings: a stunning labyrinth filled with fish life and pristine hard and soft corals.
  • Long ridge at Noonu Atoll: classic shark cleaning station.
  • Queen’s rock: beautiful Xmas tree thila.

BAA ATOLL – a UNESCO biosphere reserve with significant biodiversity makes this a great place to spot whale sharks and mantas.
Notable sites include…

  • Hanifaru Bay: An unusual phenomenon of underwater diversity because of plankton blooms between May and November attracts manta rays by the hundreds. At any one time at Hanifaru Bay, there can be up to 200 manta rays feeding off the coral reefs, as well as plenty of whale sharks that do the same! PLEASE NOTE: From January 2012, 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 approx 45mins).

LHAVIYANI – another change in topography and reef systems here with deep channels.
Notable dives sites include…

  • Kuredu Express and Fushi Kandu: exhilarating channel dives.
  • Kuredu caves: the friendliest green turtles in the Maldives and the incredible anemone thila.

QUALIFICATION NEEDED: You must be certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters and be experienced and comfortable with diving in medium to strong currents. Please refer to our itinerary checklist for additional information. Suppose you have Open Water certification and experience with currents. In that case, we strongly suggest you complete Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during your holiday so you can maximize your diving experience on board.

**PLEASE NOTE** The dive sites above are just an example of the route taken and are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and local seasonal knowledge, and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

14 Nov 2021
Central Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male)
Arrival: 14 Nov 2021
Departure: 21 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male)

This 7 day Maldives dive safari takes you to some of the highlights of the Central Atolls, including the North and South Male Atolls, Rasdhoo Atoll and more.

**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

Itinerary highlights:
**PLEASE NOTE** The dive sites below are just an example of the route taken and are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and local seasonal knowledge and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Orimas Thila – North Ari – Although sharks are not usually the highlight of the northern itineraries, Orimas Thila is an exception to the rule. Here, grey reef sharks can be observed circling and wriggling whilst they are being cleaned. The best spot to view them from is down-current either on the sandy bottom or from a ledge out of sight, kneeling or using a reef hook if the current is running.

Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll – Since the eastern side of the channel is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional sail fish and hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll – Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life. The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

Rasdhoo Madivaru – Rasdhoo Madivaru Corner is located in the corner of the channel into the atoll. Madivaru has its fame amongst seasoned divers of the Maldives. It has one of the most spectacular and confusing reef formations found in Ari Atoll. Hammerhead sharks emerge in big numbers just before sunrise swimming in large groups. Dolphins, dog tooth tunas along with schools of black snapper are seen at the reef edge during the early hours. Divers get an opportunity to view white tip reef sharks, pelagics, trevallys, little tunas, jacks, ribbon eels, fish leaves tunas, napoleon wrasse and barracudas. Experience the thrilling scuba diving adventure amongst fine coral formations with highest underwater visibility.

Fish Head – North Ari – Fish Head also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, fits the classic definition of a Thila – a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40-50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing populations of grey reef sharks and white tip reef sharks. Featuring a series of caves and overhangs in between where you can see thousands of blueline snappers against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians. Marine Life: grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, eagle rays, sailfish, hammerheads, dolphins, dog-tooth tuna, snapper, napoleon wrasse, barracuda, trevally, ribbon eels, leaf fish

You must be certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters as well as be experienced and comfortable with diving in medium to strong currents. Negative entries and drift dives are to be expected. If you have Open Water certification and experience with currents, we strongly suggest you complete Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during your holiday so you can maximize your diving experience on board.

For Sea Spirit trips departing from Male, the Cruise Directors meet guests in the arrivals area of MLE airport (next to the Burger King) at 10 am. Therefore we strongly recommend guests arrange their international flights for a morning arrival, or the day before and stay overnight in a hotel to catch up on sleep with the time change.

For Blue Voyager, the Cruise Directors meet guests in the arrivals area of MLE airport (next to the Burger King) at 12:30 and at 16:00 so it is best to arrange international flight arrival times accordingly (otherwise make use of overnight hotel, HIH Day Use, airport luggage storage, etc.)

Disembarkation is usually around 8:30 am (could vary a little depending on the time of the domestic flight HAQ-MLE).

23 Nov 2021
Baa & Central Atolls (Male-Male)
$ 1796 25% discount
Arrival: 23 Nov 2021
Departure: 30 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Baa & Central Atolls  (Male-Male)

The diving day has a typical schedule as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing & Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, briefing & Dive 3
  • Snack, relaxation period
  • Briefing for Sunset or Night dive
  • Dinner – if we offer a night or sunset dive, the schedule will be slightly amended

Dive sites: Baa – Raa – Lhaviyani – North Malé

Number of dives: Up to 3 dives a day

THE EXPEDITION

This expedition has been specifically timed to coincide with the most productive monsoon winds and lunar currents, which strongly influence the movements and feeding habits of reef manta rays. This trip aims to use Manta Trust experts’ knowledge to find these feeding aggregations and allow the guests to experience the wonder of immersing themselves amongst a feeding frenzy of these gentle giants.

On this expedition, we will explore the pristine and rarely visited northern atolls of Baa, Raa, and Lhaviyani, diving on untouched reefs and looking for poorly studied manta ray populations. A trip designed especially for adventurers looking for something new and rarely offered in the Maldives!

Baa Atoll is off the main route for the majority of dive liveaboards, and we will venture into this more northern atoll specifically to seek out the feeding mantas and hopefully a few whale sharks as well. To see several of the world’s largest fish feeding amongst dozens of the world’s largest rays is something most people will never forget.

Just north of Baa, we will venture into Raa Atoll, one of the most unexplored atolls of the Maldives regularly visited by mantas and hosting some stunning dive sites. Vertical walls covered in soft corals, gardens of anemones, and mantas gliding above our heads are only a few of the marvels of this region.

Before descending back to Malé, we will finally visit Lhaviyani Atoll, another spectacular northern atoll. Here, sharks, schools of eagle rays, tunas, and other large pelagic fishes will be our dives’ main characters. The possibility of encountering more manta rays and dive one of the most beautiful shipwrecks of the country.

While the weather in the Maldives at this time of the year is likely to be more changeable, these monsoonal conditions are exactly what create the planktonic blooms upon which the mantas and whale sharks aggregate to feed. Furthermore, we can never guarantee these natural events. Still, we have put together a trip that maximizes our chances of being in the right place at the right time, guided by the expertise of The Manta Trust’s CEO and founder Dr. Guy Stevens.

Hanifaru Bay: There may be an opportunity to snorkel in the famous Hanifaru Bay (Baa Atoll), but this depends on conditions and availability. There is a $20 park fee per person, which must be paid locally.

**PLEASE NOTE** The dive sites and highlights above are just an example of the route taken and are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and local seasonal knowledge, and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

QUALIFICATION NEEDED: You must be certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters and be experienced and comfortable with diving in medium to strong currents. Please refer to our itinerary checklist for additional information. We suggest you have Advanced Open Water (or equivalent) before joining this Manta Trust Expedition. We also strongly suggest diving on nitrox to get the most out of your experience – the nitrox course can easily be completed on board; please contact our team if you are interested.

Itinerary Checklist:

  • Common sightings: Mantas and other pelagics
  • Reefs: Submerged reefs and channels
  • Wrecks: None
  • Night dives: Normally two-three during the week
  • Experience required: Beyond beginner.
  • Currents: Varies – None too strong
  • Important Information: Drift dives and negative entries required
  • Amount of travel: No overnight sails

For this itinerary, a short domestic flight to or from Hanimaadhoo Airport is required, which we are happy to book for you. We recommend booking an early arrival and a late departure from Male airport to make the domestic connection easily. Upon arrival at Male airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Voyages Maldives. Please look for them in the arrivals hall. They will have a sign displaying the blue o two logos. Voyages Maldives will advise and assist you with your onward domestic flight transfer. They also have counter No. 34 located in the arrivals hall. If your domestic flight is scheduled to leave within 2 hrs of your arrival in Male, the representative will escort you to the domestic terminal for your flight to Hadnimaadhoo, from where your boat departs. If your domestic flight is scheduled to leave more than 2 hours from your arrival in Male, please check-in at the Voyages Maldives counter.

01 Dec 2021
Central Atolls (Male/Male)
Arrival: 01 Dec 2021
Departure: 08 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male/Male)

This seven day Maldives dive safari takes you to some of the Central Atolls’ highlights, including the North and South Male Atolls, Rasdhoo Atoll, and more.

 

**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

Itinerary highlights:
**PLEASE NOTE** The dive sites below are just an example of the route taken and are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and local seasonal knowledge, and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Orimas Thila – North Ari – Although sharks are not usually the highlight of the northern itineraries, Orimas Thila is an exception to the rule. Here, grey reef sharks can be observed circling and wriggling while they are being cleaned. The best spot to view them from is down-current either on the sandy bottom or from a ledge out of sight, kneeling, or using a reef hook if the current is running.

Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll – Since the channel’s eastern side is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sharks, schools of eagle rays, and the occasional sailfish and hammerheads. The best condition to dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef, following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish along the reef.

Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll – Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry a lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life. The site is renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life, and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope, you may find sharks and eagle rays.

Rasdhoo Madivaru – Rasdhoo Madivaru Corner is located in the corner of the channel into the atoll. Madivaru has its fame amongst seasoned divers of the Maldives. It has one of the most spectacular and confusing reef formations found in Ari Atoll. Hammerhead sharks emerge in big numbers just before sunrise, swimming in large groups. Dolphins, dogtooth tunas, and schools of black snapper are seen at the reef edge during the early hours. Divers get an opportunity to view white tip reef sharks, pelagics, trevally, little tunas, jacks, ribbon eels, fish leaves tunas, napoleon wrasse, and barracudas. Experience the thrilling scuba diving adventure amongst fine coral formations with the highest underwater visibility.

Fish Head – North Ari – Fish Head, also known as Shark Point or Mushimasmingili Thila, fits the classic definition of a Thila – a large isolated flat top reef rising sharply from the inner atoll floor at 40-50m to around 10m from the surface. It is one of the best sites for seeing grey reef sharks and white tip reef sharks. Featuring a series of caves and overhangs in between where you can see thousands of blueline snappers against a backdrop of black coral bushes and large gorgonians. Marine Life: grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, eagle rays, sailfish, hammerheads, dolphins, dog-tooth tuna, snapper, napoleon wrasse, barracuda, trevally, ribbon eels, leaf fish

You must be certified to dive to a depth of 30 meters and be experienced and comfortable with diving in medium to strong currents. Negative entries and drift dives are to be expected. Suppose you have Open Water certification and experience with currents. In that case, we strongly suggest you complete Advanced Open Water or Deep Diver Adventure Dive either before or during your holiday so you can maximize your diving experience on board.

For Sea Spirit trips departing from Male, the Cruise Directors meet guests in MLE airport’s arrivals area (next to the Burger King) at 10 am. Therefore we strongly recommend guests arrange their international flights for morning arrival or the day before and stay overnight in a hotel to catch up on sleep with the time change.

For Blue Voyager, the Cruise Directors meet guests in the arrivals area of MLE airport (next to the Burger King) at 12:30 and 16:00, so it is best to arrange international flight arrival times accordingly (otherwise make use of the overnight hotel, HIH Day Use, airport luggage storage, etc.)

Disembarkation is usually around 8:30 am (could vary slightly depending on the time of the domestic flight HAQ-MLE).

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