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Fun Azul

FUN AZUL; AFFORDABLE SHORT BREAKS IN THE MAGNIFICENT MALDIVES.

Imagine this: Sunny weather, cruising through crystal clear waters. Dolphins playing alongside your luxury yacht. You are passing white beaches with slanting palm trees. Your excitement level is growing because you have reached the first diving spot of the day. Jump in and start your adventure! MV Fun Azul makes it all happen. Select from 7 different itineraries through the tropical Maldives atolls. How about a short trip for Christmas? Our prices might just suit your budget.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Soft drinks, bottled water, alcoholic beverages, dive gear rental, USD 15 snorkeling entry at Hanifaru Bay, crew gratuities (approx. USD 100 per trip per person would be appreciated.), Entrance to private island for dinner (between $5-$20), Nitrox package, Green Tax ($6 p.p/p.n), Internet: USD 20 per person per week. Please Note Single Supplements on double cabins are as follows: Deluxe Twin and Deluxe Double – $800 per trip, Master Cabin – $1000 per trip, Suite – $1100 per trip

ACCOMMODATION

The modern yacht has a length of 35 meters and accommodates 20 guests in 10 separate quarters. All are comfortably climatized and furnished with quality bedding, entertainment system, storage facilities and private bathroom. On the lower deck are 8 porthole cabins: 1 Deluxe single (for an individual passenger), 1 Deluxe double (king size bed) and 5 Deluxe twin cabins (2 single beds). Room sizes are approximately 9 square meters. On the upper deck are 3 cabins featuring big windows and a minibar: 1 Suite with king size bed (19 sqm.) and 2 Master cabins with 2 single beds (10 sqm).

COMFORT

Our crew of 8 is totally dedicated to your convenience and enjoyment. The lounge area has large windows, air conditioning, sofas, a library with computers, monitors and Wi-Fi. The partly covered sundeck is situated on the upper deck with loungers as well as a hot tub.

CATERING

The dining room and bar are located on the main deck. We serve 3 meals a day. Our buffets offer a lovely fusion of Asian, European and Maldivian cuisine. Tableside service is standard at dinnertime. Our chef is renowned for his sashimi and sushi. Tea and coffee are available all day. The bar sells a range of drinks including beer, wine and imported liquors. Beach barbecues are part of the fun.

DIVING

Water temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year at 26-29°c. You can encounter schools of hammerhead sharks, impressive whale sharks, turtles and Napoleon wrasse all year round. Scuba diving is safely conducted from a large custom build diving dhoni that follows the divers through the currents. Equipment can be rented and nitrox is available. There will be a minimum of 2 dive guides to support and safeguard you. Optional activities include snorkelling and fishing. A city tour for sightseeing and shopping can be arranged upon request.

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

Vaavu Atoll Cruise
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Vaavu Atoll has spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles and world famous night dives. This is a year-round itinerary with each of the dive areas offering exciting diving.
Itinerary may change depending on weather & other conditions while travelling

Day 1
Transfer to the boat
Check in from 19:00 pm
Welcome briefing

Day 2 – 7
Vaavu (or Felidhoo) Atoll is an undeveloped vacation paradise comprised of 19 beautiful isles and the natural atolls of Felidhoo Atoll and the Vattaru Reef. It is the smallest and among the least commercialised atolls in the Maldives. The pristine, warm waters here are teeming with fish and larger marine life providing superb scuba diving
One of the features of this diving area is the deep channels known as Kandus that bring in fast-flowing currents full of nutrients. Throughout the year you can find numerous sharks in the heavy currents and there are many thrilling shark dive sites. As well as plenty of grey reef and white tip reef sharks, you may be lucky enough to see hammerhead sharks.

Day 8
Check out around 17 pm
Transfer to the airport

Dive Sites:

Miyaru Kandu is 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.

Alimatha Reef 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.

Fotteyo Kandu is a favourite location and is considered by some to be one of the best dive sites in the Maldives due to the vast array of marine life that can be found there. The channel is narrow and features swim-throughs, small caves and large overhangs. The drop-off at the channel entrance is covered in colourful soft corals. Titan triggerfish are common here along with grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tuna and barracuda.

In the early morning, you might be lucky enough to get a glimpse of hammerhead sharks in the outermost side of the channel. This is also where eagle rays can be spotted, along with big groupers such as the potato grouper and the black saddle coral groupers. Look out for stingrays resting on the patch of sand and turtles on the channel walls.

Ari Atoll Cruise
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 17 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

The Ari Atoll trip will take you to South Male-Atoll, South Ari-Atoll, North Ari-Atoll,
Rasdhoo-Atoll and North Ari-Atoll.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: After 7:00pm ARRIVAL & BOARDING
Arrival at Airport Transfer to our Marina and Check-In. No dinner is served this day.

Days 2 -7: Divers can expect 2 -3 dives per day.

Day 8: – Around 5:00 pm Transfer to airport
or Male City tour (Available upon Request)

This tour includes Manta point and Whale-Shark area. In Rasdhoo-Atoll, you can try to search Hammerhead Sharks too! The Fun Azul Maldives takes the best possible route for the season to encounter these animals.

Marine Life: This tour includes Manta point and Whale-Shark area. In Rasdhoo-Atoll, we can try to search Hammerhead Sharks too

Baa Atoll Cruise
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 17 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

This trip explores the amazing atolls of Baa Atoll, Ari Atoll and Rasdhoo Atoll.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: After 7:00pm ARRIVAL & BOARDING
Arrival at Airport Transfer to our Marina and Check-In. No dinner is served this day.

Days 2 -7: Divers can expect 2 -3 dives per day.

Day 8: Around 5:00 pm Transfer to airport

The Fun Azul Maldives takes the best possible route for the season to encounter the best marine life.

Marine Life: Baa-Atoll is the hottest and becoming a very famous area in the Maldives in recent years. Only in the rainy season, we have a chance to see “Aggregation of Mantas”!! We have a chance to see 20-30 mantas in one dive!! And if you are very lucky, a Whale shark is coming through these mantas.

Fun Azul Short Cruise
  • Departure Port: Male Airport
  • Return Port: Male Airport
  • Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights (Approximately 8 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: 19:00
Arrival at Male Airport Combined transportation is provided from Male airport. 19:00 – CHECK IN – 23:00 – LATEST CHECK IN (No dinner is served)

Day 2:
South Male Atoll Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3:
South Ari Atoll – Whale shark search dive and snorkelling. Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4: Ari Atoll – Manta rays at night diving. Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Around 10 am
Check out at 10:00 am Combined Transfer from M/V Fun Azul to MLE airport Breakfast / Lunch

Schedules are subject to change.
This is a sample itinerary. The number of dive and dive sites are subject to change depending on the weather condition.

The route is suitable for the guests who cannot take a long holiday but want to enjoy the Maldives! The trip covers South Male Atoll and Ari Atoll. You can enjoy whale sharks and mantas with just only for 3days diving!

Deep North
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Baa
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 18 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

Limited special trip in October and November. Focus on Baa Atoll further North.

You aim for a school of Mantas in HanifalBay by snorkelling and we aim for Manta rays go round and round by diving. From Lahaviyani Atoll with some untouched ocean to Noonu Atoll to Haa Atoll. Grey Reef Sharks, WhiteTip Sharks and Black Tip Sharks can be spotted here. This course lets you feel the wilderness with the variety of young Cardinal fish often covering your eyes in this season.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Domestic flight to the airport on Male. Welcome briefing.

Days 2 -7: Divers can expect 2 -3 dives per day.

Day 8:  Around 5:00pm Transfer to airport.

Marine Life: Manta rays, grey reef sharks, whitetip sharks and black tip sharks, cardinal fish.

Thaa Cruise
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Thaa
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 16 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 50 minimum logged dives required.

Please Note: This trip includes a domestic flight from Thaa – Male on the Day 7 of the trip. Guests will stay in a Male City hotel (included) on the last night.

DAY 1:
Arrival at Male Airport TBA: Combined Transfer to our Marina 19:00: Check In 23:00: LATEST CHECK-IN (D: No dinner is served)

Day 2:
16-17DV during stay North Male / South Male / Felidhoo (BF:〇/L:〇/D:〇)

Day 3:
Felidhoo / Meemu (BF:〇/L:〇/D:〇)

Day 4:
Meemu / Thaa (BF:〇/L:〇/D:〇)

Day 5:
Thaa / Laam (BF:〇/L:〇/D:〇)

Day 6:
Laam (BF:〇/L:〇/D:〇)

Day 7:
Early Morning Check Out TBA: Combined Transfer to Thaa airport Transfer from Thaa to Male by domestic flight (BF:〇/L:×/D:×)
Male Hotel/Guest House.

Day 8:
Departure from Male airport (BF:×)

Schedules are subject to change.
This is a sample itinerary. The number of diving & dive sites are subject to change without notice.
Domestic Flight
-Passport copy is required upon reservation for the arrangement of domestic flights.

Long awaited “Thaa Route” concentrating on the school of Hammerhead sharks. This trip takes you around 5 atolls covering 2 of the very famous night dive points, Alimatha night dive with nurse sharks and night dive or snorkel with whale sharks.

  • Year built: 2009
  • Year Renovated: 2013
  • Length: 35.62m
  • Beam: 10.2m
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots
  • Engines: 450HP
  • Max guests: 20
  • Number of cabins: 10
  • Number of bathrooms: 11
  • Tenders: Dhoni
  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
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