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Going South – Noraya

Trip & Price Details

Going South – Noraya

11 Days
From USD 3985
/ Adult

Price Details

Included in the price

  • Airport - boat - airport transfer (AR)
  • The 10-night cruise in a double cabin (single occupancy
  • is available at an additional cost)
  • 2 to 4 guides (dive master and instructors)
  • 12L single output aluminum blocks (DIN/Etrier) and
  • weights.
  • 8 to 10 professional crew members on the boat
  • 23 dives minimum, additional dives possible depending
  • on weather conditions and flight schedules
  • All meals on board, water, tea and coffee
  • The chosen itinerary may be adjusted according to
  • requests
  • Dune reserves the right to limit the frequency of diving
  • according to: external events, weather conditions, diving
  • level limitations, physical condition of divers... without
  • any compensation being claimed.
  • Nitrox is free and cannot be claimed, especially in case
  • of compressor failure.
  • Maldivian tourist taxes
  • Wifi: subject to network availability. Some areas may not
  • be covered

Excluded in the price

  • International and domestic flights
  • domestic flight in 10 nights down and up south
  • approximately 260$ current price
  • Additional drinks: alcohol, espresso coffee etc
  • Rental of diving equipment, diving flashlight, SMB,
  • computer...
  • Diving courses
  • Supplement for superior cabin, sea view or single cabin
  • use
  • Speedboat, seaplane transfers or fees due to flight
  • delays/cancellations
  • Service charge $240 per passenger, to be paid in cash
  • on board at the end of the trip.
  • Fuel surcharge

Trip itinerary

Day 1 :

A Dune agent will meet you at the airport and will transport
you to the boat. Once you arrive, you will be offered
refreshments while the cruise director will provide you with
all the necessary information about the ship's organisation
and the details of your cruise. Dinner will be served in the
evening and the first night will be spent in the Hulhumale

The trip will start by exploring the long reefs of North Male
Atoll. Corals are abundant here, providing an exceptional
home for many fish and smaller creatures. After the first
dive we will sail to Vaavu Atoll to get straight into the heart
of the action. There is nothing more exciting than watching
sharks, rays and jacks crevalles searching for food.

In addition to the exceptional topography and marine life,
you will also visit the virgin reefs of Meemu Atoll. The
excellent canal covered with steep walls and overhangs
covered in soft corals. A great chance to encounter
hammerheads with grey sharks, white tip sharks, eagle
rays, napoleons and turtles.

Travelling south, you will discover a varied topography:
thilas, gyres, canals, coral gardens and overhangs. You will
also encounter reef sharks, white tips, eagle rays, tunas,
and jacks crevalles shoals.

Laamu Atoll is characterised by drift dives and deep canals
that attracts sharks, rays, jacks crevalles and tunas. You will
also discover intact caves and drops offs. The central
lagoon hosts large shoals of parrotfish, triggerfish and

The largest atoll in the Maldives, located in the deep south,
offers intact reefs and lagoons. A wide variety of turtles and
sharks, including blacktip, whitetip and nurse sharks have
made their home here. You may even be lucky enough to
see the bulldog and tiger sharks that sometimes honour us
with their presence.

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!

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.

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.

Day 10 :
Gaafu Atoll

Depending on your return flights we will make 2 to 3 dives
in the passes around the islands of Vilingili and Khoodoo.

Day 11 :

Departure from the boat to Khoodoo domestic airport and
transfer to Male airport for your international flight.