Soleil 2

Soleil 2 Maldives; Friendly Priced Jet-Set Cruises In The Maldivian Scuba Paradise.

Custom built-in 2015 as the ultimate liveaboard for diving in the Maldives, the Soleil 2 is an impressive 44-meter vessel on par with jet-set yachts. It is constructed of wood and equipped with all the latest safety and emergency equipment to deal with any eventuality.
The Vessel is owned and run by the Blue “K” Safari company with more than 20 years of diving tourism experience in this underwater paradise. Organized cruises offer a choice of several different itineraries around the Maldivian atolls. Check out our schedule for prices and dates!

Accommodation

Soleil II Maldives has 14 cabins cater to 28 guests. Every room is spacious and individually airconditioned. All have an en suite bathroom with hot and cold water shower and toilet.

The Standard cabins on the lower deck have twin or double beds and portholes. The Balcony cabins on the upper deck have their private balcony with tables and chairs.

The main deck is 2 Master Suites, the ultimate luxury with large windows, wardrobes, and sofas, plus an optional double or twin layout.

Comfort

The friendly crew is multilingual and passionate to offer you the best Maldivian experience. The modern design interior has a large communal salon complete with a film projector, sound system, TV, DVD, library, and Wi-Fi internet.

Onboard Soleil 2 Maldives are ample charging points for all your technical devices. The large sun deck, complete with a jacuzzi, is the favorite place for relaxation and evening entertainment.

Catering

There are two dining areas to choose from. You can dine inside in the comfortable air-conditioned restaurant or on deck to simultaneously enjoy your meal with fresh air and stunning seascapes.

The chef provides tasty buffet meals with a choice of local and international flavors. A bar serves soft drinks all day and alcohol after the last dive of the day. If you have special alimentary requests, please inform us at the time of your booking.

Diving

MV Soleil 2 liveaboard brings you to the best dive sites in the Indian ocean. Diving into these crystal clear waters of the Maldives have an abundance of marine life such as turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, and several species of sharks,

Diving takes place from a designated diving Dhoni. Showers and freshwater containers are available for your convenience.

Nitrox is available to extend your downtime. Several courses are proposed for the beginning and advanced diver. A rental shop allows you to travel light. Snorkeling, fishing, and surfing are additional activities for our guests.

We also facilitate beach visits and island hopping for the non-divers. The Blue “K” Safari experience guarantees your perfect holiday.

Specifications

Year built: 2015

Length: 44m

Beam: 12m

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Max guests: 28

Number of cabins: 15

Number of bathrooms: 15

Tenders: 1 Diving Dhoni

Fuel capacity: 8 tons

Freshwater maker: 8 tons

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

GPS

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Bilge pump alarm

 Searchlight

 Crew trained in first aid

Soleil 2 Maldives luxury liveaboard that provides diving safaris around the central, Northern, and Southern Atoll in the Indian Ocean.

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30 Oct 2021
Ari, Vaavu Classic Route
Arrival: 30 Oct 2021
Departure: 06 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Ari, Vaavu Classic Route

Day 1 – Arrival and Departure Day

Blue K Safari Maldives Airport staff will welcome you at Velanaa  International Airport.

And they will bring you to the boat for boarding while having welcome refreshment he/she will give general boat briefing.

We will give all information on arrival to Soleil – 2 safaris.

Dinner will be served in the evening as soon as all the guests are on board and settled in. We will Set sail to our first Dive site in the first light of sunrise.

Day 2 – Sunday – North Male > Vaavu Atoll

We will start a classic dive trip with a dive site called maagiri. We call it “check dive” but just an ordinary dive. Kind of warming dive to start fill your Maldives dive story. Embudhoo express and Ran Thila/Guraidhoo Corner giving a home  to plenty of reef fishes and sharks and sometimes rays

  • Dive 1 – Maagiri
  • Dive 2 – Embudhoo Express
  • Dive 3 –  Kandooma/Guraidhoo
  • Dive 4 –  Alimatha Night Dive
  • Anchor Alimatha

Day 3 – Monday – Vaavu Atoll >  Ari Atoll

Ari Atoll is the place where we cannot miss, and that is the atoll you must before you finish your dive story. Where rays and sharks are present, whatever the directions of the current are. This atoll comes with many dive sites. which can be the favorites of many photographers who want to capture underwater beauty, from big to small creatures

  • Dive 1 – Miyaru Kandu/Dhevana Kandu
  • Dive 2 – Vilamendhoo
  • Dive 3 –  5 Rocks
  • Anchor Dhangethi/Dhigurah

Day 4 – Tuesday – South Ari Atoll 

Particular highlights of the day are Search for the presence of whale shark soon as we found, we will allow you a chance to snorkel or even scuba with them, and if we are lucky, sometimes we could see whale shark during dives in maamiligi or dhigu rah archers.

  • Dive 1 – Kuda rah thila
  • Dive 2 – Maamigili beyru (whale Shark)
  • Dive 3 – Whale Shark Dive (Dive site may change)
  • Anchor Maamigili

Day 5 – Wednesday – South Ari to Central Ari Atoll

Panathone is another great dive for both incoming and outgoing currents. The external part of the panathone, which is at a depth of around 12 to 16 meters, is a famous manta site, and you’re very likely to see mantas feeding outside the atoll during the outgoing current. During incoming currents on the ridge of the atoll, you’ll see what I call “Shark City” and dozens of big grey reef sharks mesmerizing your every thought, and after dozens of dives, our staff will invite you to a BBQ dinner.

  • Dive 1 – Rangali Manta
  • Dive 2 – Rai Dhiga
  • Dive 3 – Panathone
  • BBQ Embudhoo optional after dozens of dives if you like to relax
    evening on the beach of the desert island our staffs will organize that
  • Anchor Desert Island

Day 6 – Thursday – Central Ari Atoll to North Ari Atoll

Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations, extraordinary thrillers, rich with marine life apart from It you will also find eagle rays, hawksbill turtles, Napoleon wrasse, school blue striped snappers, batfish, and fusiliers and also conclude with night manta show…

  • Dive 1 – Moofushi Manta Point
  • Dive 2 – Himandhoo Thila
  • Dive 3 – Mayaa Thila
  • Dive 4 – Night Manta Fesdu/Mayaa Thila
  • Anchor Fesdu

Day 7 – Friday – Ari Atoll to Kaafu Atoll

It’s lovely to watch the elegant movement of a large school of grey reef sharks at Bathala Maagau, big schools of snappers, jack fishes, fusiliers, barracuda, and dogtooth tunas. The fish head is a beautiful place for schools of fish and much other marine life. And maybe if time permits us to do our last dive to a fish tank will give great movements of fish life, especially guitar sharks and rays and eels are the stars.

  • Dive 1 – Bathala Maagau/Fish Head
  • Dive 2 – Fish Head/Bathala Maagau
  • Dive 3 – Fish Tank (Kaafu)/Kuda haa
  • Anchor Kurumba Beyru

Day 8  – Saturday

Arrival/ Departure

Note:

14-day dives + 1-night dive or a total of 15 tanks if the customer needs nitrox.

16-day dives + 1-night dive or 17 tanks if the customer needs normal air.

If weather permits us, we will schedule 18-day dives and 2-night dives. Many times guests need to drop some dives during the trip because of tiredness or different reasons so that guests can pick up any interested 17 dives from our schedule. And if you want to do more than 17 dives, you also can enjoy it with an extra $35 per dive.

Marine Life:

There is a large school of grey reef sharks at bathala maagau, big schools of snappers, jack fishes, fusiliers, barracuda, and dogtooth tunas. The fish head is a beautiful place for schools of fish and much other marine life. You can also find eagle rays, hawks-bill turtles, napoleon rasse, school blue striped snappers, batfish, and fusiliers and conclude with a night manta show.

Please Note: This dive package includes 15 dives. Any additional dives will be charged at the extra dive rate. The itinerary may change anytime according to weather conditions, last-minute requests & other issues.

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided, Kayaks

Excluded: Airfares, beverages, personal laundry, clients’ insurance, airport departure tax, Domestic transport charges, fines imposed due to negligence of Maldivian laws &regulation, Staff tips, or service charge. (Per person per night $10), Early check-in and check-out, Fees on an inhabited island (only where required by some inhabited island, usually around 5 – 10 $ per person), Hanifaru Bay fees (only when the itinerary is to Baa Atoll),

Special event rate like wedding and honeymoon and another special event request, Some of the water sports, Soft drinks, Beer &wines, other Alcohol or Any other item purchased from the shop, Steel tank 14 – 15 liters $ 6 per tank per day. (Normally, we serve 11-12liters aluminum tanks), Dive Equipment Rental, Dive torch 7$ per day, Extra diving, day dive 35 $ per dive per person and night dive 40$ per dive per person, Nitrox = 6 $ per tank per filling, Movie of your cruise 50$

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