Dive Worldwide is first to encapsulate a new dive trend for living like a local while diving the famous sites in the South Male Atoll of the Maldives. Its brand new island hopping adventure for summer 2016 includes a 15% discount when booked by 31st July. Stay in small guesthouses on two lesser-known Maldivian islands, a world away from what the sometimes bland 5-star resorts usually on offer.
Hitherto it has only been possible to dive the Maldives from a liveaboard or stay in a single resort and, while island hopping is popular in the Philippines and Thailand, it is virtually unheard of in the Maldives. Tune into a slower pace with two morning dives, followed by a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the local food and culture, with the chance to rub shoulders with local people during the evening. Optional excursions include the Hedika Experience, a cultural culinary experience at a local cafe or sharing a meal prepared by a local family.
Time is divided between two islands on the South Malé Atoll, diving popular sites such as Embudhoo Kandu, Guraidhoo Corner, Cocoa Thila and Kandooma Caves, including those in marine protected areas. Underwater highlights include drift dives, soft corals, caves, turtles, wrasse, grouper, sharks and eagle rays. The journey begins on Maafushi, a tiny island with a thriving community before moving further south to Guraidhoo, a small island with a 2,300 strong fishing community, renowned for boat building. Importantly, the island hopping is by ordinary day boat which is so much more economical than the usual sea plane transfers on offer to other visitors.
Special Offer Price
From £1,650pp based on 2 sharing (saving £145pp), including return flights from the UK, transfers, 7 nights half board, 5 days diving (10 dives), tanks and weights.
Terms of Special Offer
- Summer Special – save 15% on ground arrangements only
- Valid for travel up to 31st October 2016 on all new bookings
- Book by 31 July 2016
For more information, visit www.diveworldwide.com or call +44 (0)1962 302087.