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Ocean Divine

OCEAN DIVINE; COME AS GUESTS, LEAVE AS FRIENDS.

MV Ocean Divine was built in 2005 and a dream came true. The French owners, who live on the boat as a family, love to share their passion for the ocean and the idyllic Maldives. This luxury liveaboard is the perfect vessel to embark if you want to join in their contagious passion for scuba diving and surfing. Each journey will entertain a maximum of 14 guests, assuring personalized service and attention by the owners and a crew of 12. Diving cruises are scheduled from November till May. The rest of the year is the best time for surfing adventures.

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Included: Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals

Excluded: 12% VAT, Green tax, Alcoholic beverage, Massage, Video Services, Crew tips (USD only). Please note all onboard expenses (alcoholic drinks, spa treatments etc) will be submitted to 12% GST tax and can be paid on board either in USD or credit card. Special pick-up arrangements can be made for an extra charge (with advance notice) for guests who arrive after 5:00pm on the day of embarkation.

ACCOMMODATION

This five-star vessel offers 7 spacious Deluxe staterooms on the lower deck. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with bathrobes, toiletries and fresh towels daily. The rooms are individually climatized, have porthole views and can be used for twin or double occupancy. Quality bedding, wardrobes, TV, DVD and reading lights are standard amenities.

COMFORT

MV Ocean Divine is a 33-meter ship with a steel hull, providing plenty of room and comfort for the lucky passengers. The social areas include an indoor lounge with full-service bar and a restaurant. Outside are multiple leisure areas furnished with lazy daybeds and bean bags. At the bow is a platform for swimming and snorkelling. A professional physio massage service is available. Wi-Fi internet enables you to share the happy moments with your loved ones at home.

CATERING

The chef and sous chef will prepare tasty and attractive dishes on par with the finest restaurants. Your cruise will be an international gastronomic journey with a great variety of delicious and nutritious meals. A light breakfast is served at daybreak, followed by a hearty breakfast served to order. Lunch is a buffet and dinner is à la carte. Food can be enjoyed indoors or on deck. In between snacks are always a lovely surprise. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are on sale. All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.

DIVING

A fully equipped 16-meter dive boat brings you to the dive sites in next to no time. Showers and fresh water containers are there to rinse your wetsuits and gear. Nitrox and rental equipment are available. Beginners and advanced divers are equally welcome. Divemasters provide courses for all levels, including a free-diving class for a pure diving experience. Extra activities include island hopping, snorkelling, surfing, paddle boarding and fishing.

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.

Felidhoo - Ari
  • Departure Port: Male, pickup time at the airport is no later than 17:00. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags, boat departs Male in the morning on the following day.
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Itinerary highlights
Central atolls was the first area of the Maldives discovered by dive tourism, and its channels, pinnacles, sharks, and mantas have never lost their appeal. While drift diving in the current swept channels rewards divers with opportunities to encounter large pelagics.
Beautiful wrecks, sharks thilas, Mantas cleaning station, caves with soft corals, beautiful islands and sand banks.

Day 1
Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

Day 2 – 10
This Central Atolls cruise offers adventure at some of the most incredible dive sites in the Maldives. There are still quiet spots within the Central Atolls, and you’ll probably be so amazed by the marine life that having company does not make a huge difference.
Discover manta points, hammerheads and experience the exhilarating channel diving amongst amazing critters. Whale shark, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray, The dive sites of the South Ari Atoll are popular for photo opportunities of healthy reefs, prolific marine life and large pelagic encounters. There are plenty of channel dives where you can drift along looking out for large pelagic encounters, including turtles, sharks and rays.

Felidhoo Atoll
With dive sites for beginning divers and experts alike, the area is well known for its manta ray and whale shark encounters. There are more than fifteen named dive sites around the atoll, all of which are special in their own right. Felidhoo Atoll, is a fantastic place where you can observe big pelagic fish. This area is a great spot for meeting up with different shark species as well.
There is a strong current here so it is best for more experienced divers, but that is the main reason why the marine life is so rich and fascinating. Whale sharks are common here at certain times of year, particularly on the east side of the atoll. You will also be treated to encounters with huge schools of fish such as barracuda, snapper and trevally.

Ari Atoll
Ari Atoll is not the place to look for beautiful corals. With lots of Thilas, giris and kandus where the current can be strong it is more a dive destination to encounter the bigger fish of the ocean. With Hammerheads, Manta Rays and on some dive spots Whale sharks.
Manta Rays elegantly swim through the warm clear waters surrounding the many tranquil atolls and islands. With waters packed full of life and plenty of large pelagic species the Maldives is one of the most exciting places in the underwater world to dive.

  • Year built: 2006
  • Length: 110 feet
  • Beam: 30 feet
  • Cruising speed: 10-12 knots
  • Engines: Cumins N 14 480HP
  • Max guests: 14
  • Number of cabins: 7
  • Number of bathrooms: 7
  • Tenders: 3 – Dive boat 52 feet & 2 dinghies 18 feet
  • Water capacity: 8’000 litres
  • Fuel capacity: 7’000 liters
  • Freshwater maker: 10’000 litres per day
  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Crew trained in first aid
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