Classic route / Central Atoll: Male / Ari / Vaavu / Male Atoll
Day 1 Airport pick up / Male Atoll
Fascination will pick you up at Malé International Airport. Enjoy a drink while listening to the welcome and safety briefing by the Captain, you will be shown to your cabins. If your flight arrives before 12h00 you can enjoy a first easy reef dive. Dinner will be served in the evening and the first night will be spend close by in front of a resort or a desert island.
Day 2 North Malé Atoll > Vaavu Atol
The trip will start by discovering the dazzling long reefs or a manta point (May to Nov only) in North Malé Atoll. Corals are abundant here, giving home to plenty of reef fish and macro species. After the dive, we will cruise to Vaavu Atoll for an unmissable night dive. There’s nothing as exciting as diving with nurse sharks, sting rays, and jacks in their feeding frenzy.
Day 3 Vaavu Atoll > South Ari Atoll
Small caves, large overhangs, drop-off walls, and sloping reefs covered with corals can be found in Vaavu Atoll. Titan triggerfish are common. Larger marine life such as grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tunas, and barracudas are also found here. Moving west to the South Ari Atoll, you will dive on beautiful pinnacles and be able to spot bigger marine life. Dive into this aquarium offered by mother nature.
Day 4 South Ari Atoll
We will cruise to the marine protected area, the mighty whale sharks regularly show up, you can have the chance to snorkel or even scuba dive with them. Many thilas and some wrecks dives in South Ari Atoll. Grey reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, moray eels, scorpionfish are definitely part of the fauna here. In the evening our crew will take you to visit a nearby local island, indulge yourself into the Maldivian way of life just before dinner.
Day 5 South Ari Atoll > North Ari Atoll
Cruising up to North Ari Atoll while taking a last chance to get a close look at whale sharks. In the north, channels are wider and the ocean is deeper, the currents attracts many grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks and even other large pelagic fish. When night falls, you will be invited to go ashore again and indulge yourself in a barbecue dinner prepared by our crew on a nearby desert island.
Day 6 North Ari Atoll
Multiple manta cleaning stations, extraordinary thilas and wreck with rich marine life are the highlights of this area of Ari Atoll. You will also find here eagle rays, hawksbill turtles, napoleon wrasse, school of blue-stripe snapper, batfish, and fusiliers.
Day 7 North Ari Atoll > North Malé Atoll
After one last dive in North Ari Atoll the cruise will head back to North Malé Atoll. Here you will find stunning long reefs, small caves, colourful corals with prolific pelagic and reef life. Take a closer look at the squirrelfish, bannerfish, oriental sweetlips, frogfish, and nudibranchs. In the afternoon you will come back to Hulhumalé marina to spend your last night on board.
Day 8 Hulhumalé and airport transfer
The trip is arriving at the end. Fascination will arrange your transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule once you have had your breakfast on board. We are also glad to help you plan for the day if you have a late flight. Various options or late check out.
Time to come back home with fantastic memories!
The peculiarity of Fascination Maldives is to build the course according to your expectations. The itinerary and dive sites are therefore defined according to your preferences and can be tailor made, while also considering the weather conditions and tides.