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Sailing In The Maldives

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The Maldives is one of the most stunning holiday destinations. It's a country comprised of over a thousand coral islands in the Indian ocean - only around 200 of them are inhabited. The crystal clear waters and stunning marine life make this such an ideal place for scuba diving. The Maldives may well be the most beautiful islands you will ever see, but they have only become a tourist attraction in recent decades. Today the Maldives attracts increasingly well-off travellers, and you will find wonderful restaurants, hotels and top quality service as a result.  On this sailing trip you'll travel around the various islands on a yacht. You'll have plenty of chances to scuba dive, enjoy luxury spa treatments and to wine and dine on the beautiful islands. With over a thousand islands to see, what better way to travel the Maldives than by yacht? 

time difference


5 hours ahead of the UK

flight time


10 hours direct from UK

Day 1

When you arrive at the airport you'll be transferred to the main vessel. You'll be allocated a cabin and then enjoy a lunch buffet. You'll be able to reserve any spa treatments that take your fancy. After a welcome dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant, the boat will sail for Coco Palm Bodu Hithi Resort area in North Male Atoll. We'll anchor at 10:30 pm. 

Day 2

At 6 am our first dive will take place at Boduhithi Thila. Yoga classes take place a 7 am and breakfast begins an hour later. You can then indulge yourself at the spa. The second dive takes place at the Boduhithi Manta Point, before sailing to Rasdhoo Atoll. The third dive will be at Rasdhoo Madivaru Channel, where you can see dogtooth tunas, eagle rays, humphead rasses and leaf fish. We'll enjoy water sports and a  beach visit to Madivaru Finolhu. At 7 pm we'll have a Sunday Roast Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant. 

Day 3

If you're up at 5.45 am you can dive at Kuramathi Kandu, one of the last places on earth where you can see Hammerhead sharks! You can then recover from the shock at yoga class and tuck into your breakfast. Our second dive takes place at Rasdhoo Madivaru - keep an eye peeled for manta rays. Sailing onto North Ari Atoll, we'll have our sunset salutation on deck. You can then take a night dive at Maaya Thila, which will no doubt get you in the mood for a surf and turf dinner. 

Day 4

Wake up early to dive at Fish Head with sharks - yes, more sharks! Swimming with sharks really is the most bracing way to start the day. Makes you think, woo, I lived to eat breakfast! The spa opens at 9 am and the boat sails for Constance Moofushi Resort area. There'll be time for more snorkelling and watersports. After lunch we'll sail to Innafushi island. We'll dive in the Bulhalhohi Caves. This will be followed by a moonlight barbeque at Sandy Beach. 

Day 5

After yoga, breakfast and spa treatments, we enter Moby Dick territory. We'll be embarking on a whale research trip! In the evening the boat sails to Dhigurah Lagoon. We'll have a Mexican dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant. At 20:30 we'll have a lecture presentation by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme at Spa Deck

Day 6

Our first dive takes place at 6:30 am at Kudhima Wreck. The second takes place at Broken Rock. We'll have a BBQ lunch at Al Fresco Restaurant and then sail to Alimatha area in Vaavu Atoll. We'll visit the beach at Sand Bank, and then more sharks! Yes, we shall dive at Alimatha House Reef with nurse sharks. We'll enjoy an Italian meal at Al Fresco Restaurant, and then a Starry Sky Movie Night at Sun Deck

Day 7

Feel free to start your day with sharks at our 6:30 am dive at Miyaru Kandu. After breakfast the boat sails towards South Male Atoll. After diving and snorkelling we'll visit the unimprovably named Sexy Beach. When we've had lunch we'll head to Kuda Giri for more diving, and then sail towards Kurumba near Male. Here we'll have a sunset cocktail and a farewell Pan-Asian Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant. 

Day 8

After a fortifying breakfast the first transfers for Velana International Airport will begin at 7 am. 

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Check-out and bills with Cruise Manager
  • 08:45 Final Transfer to Velana International Airport

Travel Info

It's important to be up-to-date with the latest travel advice to The Maldives and the laws in every destination.

LGBT RIGHTS IN The Maldives The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth office provides information to LGBT travellers through its 'Travel Aware' campaign.

Whilst by law being gay is illegal, many gay couples choose to travel to The Maldives without any problems. Public displays of affection are not acceptable in The Maldives - but that applies to all couples. All of the resorts we feature have successfully hosted gay couples before without incident.

It is important to note that the law in The Maldives does pose risks to gay people. However what our service offers are hotels and resorts with whom we have had extensive discussions and they ensure that as a part of the LGBT community you will receive a respectful welcome from them. There remain risks under the law but our gay-friendly resort and hotel partners will help you to enjoy their countries as freely as possible.

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