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Deep South (Malé – Huvadhoo)

11 Days

Trip itinerary

Arrival at Port Sudan's International Airport. 25 min bus ride to go to the marina. Welcome briefing. Cabin attribution. Document checking (diving card, logbook, insurance etc.) Payment of marine taxes and visa. Installation of your diving equipment. Small briefing about life on board and safety instructions.

The ship will depart from the marina early in the morning to reach the first dive site of the week. Wake-up call at about 8:00am. Breakfast. Your guide will introduce the crew. Then you will have your first briefing for the “check” dive on a site called Windgate Reef. The guides will tell you everything you need to know about the diving safety instructions and environmental protection. After the dive, you will sail to the second dive site of the day Protector. Then you will head south to reach a site where you will spend a quiet and peaceful night, moored behind a big reef. Before dinner, the guides will give you a presentation on the sharks of the Red Sea.

At the break of dawn, after a short navigation, your guides will choose 3 sites for this day of exploring the waters of the deep south. You will discover an abundant fauna and a rich flora. After the third dive, the captain will choose the most comfortable spot to moor the boat and spend a comfortable night.

3 new dives in the deep south will be proposed. You will have a unique opportunity to encounter hammerhead sharks, grey sharks and whitetip reef sharks. You will then spend a comfortable night moored behind a big reef.

With Darraka, Quab Myum 2, Dahrat Abid, your guides will be spoilt for choice on that day

Two dives in the deep south before starting going north towards Suakin and its wonderful dive sites. The last dive can be a night dive on Sha'ab Ambar where we will stay overnight.

The boat will leave the lagoon during the night to head towards 3 different dive sites : Kerry's reef, Nahalat or Logan and Sha'ab Ambar south. We will spend another night in the lagoon.

The first two dives of the day will take place on Jumna's Reef. After the second dive, the Nemo will sail for about 3 hours to Sanganeb Marine Park. The third and last dive of the day will be on Sanganeb's southern reef-flat.

he first dive will be at the break of dawn on Sanganeb north. Then we will sail for 1h30 to Sha'ab Rumi. The second dive of the day will take place on the splendid southern reef-flat of Sha'ab Rumi. After some snorkeling with our dolphin friends, a night dive will be organised on the vestiges of Cousteau's Pre-Continent 2.

The first two dives will be on Sha'ab Rumi's southern reef-flat where you will encounter all the species the Sudanese waters are famous for. Then the Nemo will leave the site and sail for 1h30 to reach Sanganeb Marine Park where you will have the opportunity to visit the 50m-high lighthouse and admire the panoramic view. The last dive of the day will take place on the southern reef-flat. You will then sail one last time towards Windgate Reef where you will spend the night.

Day 11 :
Umbria

For this last day at sea, two dives on the famous shipwreck of the Umbria will be on the menu. After the last dive, you will rinse your diving equipment and go back to the marina.

Day 12 :
Departure

A visit of Port-Sudan in a traditional tuk-tuk (typical motor taxi) will be proposed (no obligation, of course) : 30€/tuk-tuk (3 passengers).Divers who do not wish to do the visit can stay on board but will have to vacate their cabin for the cleaning of the boat. Bus transfer to the airport.

Trip & Price Details

Embark on a breathtaking 12-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 mesmerizing Deep South atolls of the Maldives.

Deep South (Malé – Huvadhoo)

11 Days
From USD 4175
/ Adult

Price Inclusion

Included in the price

  • 12 days and 11 nights on board in a shared double cabin (single cabin available with an extra fee), full board (includes tea, instant coffee, water and soft drinks)
  • 28 dives package with a 12 L tanks (DIN or INT), and weights (w/o the belt).
  • Nitrox is free of charge.

Excluded in the price

  • Visa (145$ to be paid upon arrival)
  • Government taxes such as follows : 7 Nights itinerary : 187€ ; 10Nights and 11 Nights itinerary 223€ ; 14 Nights itinerary 250€ (to be paid in cash upon arrival, please kindly provide change)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Cancellation and assistance insurance
  • Rental of diving equipment, diving computer, diving
  • lamps, SMB
  • Diving courses
  • Assistance and visa delivery
  • Extras nights or day use before and after the liveaboard
  • Transfers airport/hotel or hotel/airport in case of day use before and after the liveaboard
  • Additional activities at the end of the cruise
  • Tips for the crew (7€ advised per person per day to be given at the end of the stay) and at the discretion of the client.
  • Drinks such as beer, wine, and espresso