Deep South (Huvadhoo - Malé) - DUNE Liveaboard



Deep South (Huvadhoo – Malé)

11 Days

Trip itinerary

A Dune agent will meet you at Male International Airport and transfer you to the domestic terminal for your domestic flight to Kooddoo located on Gaafu Atoll where your guides will be waiting to welcome you and guide you aboard the boat

Gaaf dhall is also made up of very beautiful canals with intact corals and also very frequented by pelagics.
Depending on current and wind conditions we will then head to the mythical site of Fuvamulah. Located below the equator, it is renowned for the presence of many sharks, in particular tiger sharks, and very often reserves beautiful surprise encounters!

Day 3 :

We will spend the day on this mythical atoll searching for large pelagic fish for special encounters. In addition to the beautiful underwater scenery, there are also new chances to encounter napoleons and other shoals of coral fish. Depending on the weather conditions, we will anchor at night.

A last dive on Fuvamulah atoll and then we will go back up to Gaafu to enjoy the multitude of canals that this atoll offers. Afterwards we will anchor at night with the possibility to observe whale sharks at the back of the boat.

Return from the deep south. In general the crossing is done at night and we arrive on Laamu atoll at first daylight where we visit other dive sites, especially colourful reefs with many beautiful surprises.

We will leave for Thaa Atoll where we will put the boat in a night anchorage that is famous for its whale shark encounters, and then we will do more dives in the rich canals while waiting for nightfall.

On the way up to the north, we will go to Meemu to dive other sites with a variety of colours and fauna, and why not enjoy another session with manta rays.

A stop at Fotteyo, one of the richest and most famous dives in the Maldives with unrivalled colour, but also very famous for the possibility of encountering hammerhead sharks. In addition, the environment around the anchorage offers a splendid sunset over the sandbank.

Return to Guraidhoo with the opportunity to visit the fisherman's island and dive two legendary and unmissable canals.

Back to the starting point with a last dive surrounded by stingrays and giant moray eels and sometimes even a guitar shark who will come to see us every now and again; then rinsing of the equipment, sunset and last evening on board.

Day 11 :

Departure from the boat to Male airport for your international flight.

Trip & Price Details

Embark on an extraordinary 11-day dive expedition with Dune Maldives Liveaboard aboard the luxurious vessel, Noraya. This meticulously planned itinerary promises a seamless blend of comfortable liveaboard accommodations and unparalleled underwater exploration in the pristine Deep South atolls of the Maldives.

Deep South (Huvadhoo – Malé)

11 Days
From USD 4175
/ Adult

Price Inclusion

Included in the price

  • Transfers from the airport to the boat and from the marina.
  • Double/twin shared cabin accommodation.
  • Guides.
  • 12 liter aluminum cylinders + DIN/Int, and diving weights.
  • Professional and experienced crew.
  • Meals and all soft drinks on board (excluding beer, spirits, wine, espresso coffee).
  • 24 dives minimum, extra ones according to weather conditions and flights schedule.
  • Bath towels are changed at least once during the trip, depending on the duration of the cruise.
  • The selected sea route will take into consideration the passengers' wishes.
  • Dune reserves the right to limit dives frequency due to : weather conditions, dive level and physical conditions of passengers, and no refund would be applied.
  • Nitrox.
  • Wifi : the speed is limited to emails and messages such as whatsapp or viber.
  • Maldivian Government Tourist Tax.
  • Service Charge.
  • Jacuzzi (On board of Noraya only).

Excluded in the price

  • International flights to and from Malé.
  • The supplement for a superior or sea view cabin.
  • The supplement for a single cabin.
  • Drinks such as beer, wine, etc
  • Transfers by speed boat, airplane or seaplane depending on special routes or unscheduled arrivals and departures.
  • Diving courses, rental equipment
  • Dive insurance (mandatory)
  • Massage Service (On board of Noraya only)