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MALDIVES 2020 Manthiri Live-a-board

Dive the Maldives Aboard the Manthiri

With Fisheye Scuba as your guide

 

February 23 to March 07, 2020

On Boat February 24 to March 06, 2020

 

Whale Sharks, Mantas, and lots more!

 

 

Manthiri Live-a-Board Maldives

...Highlights: whales sharks, shark action, manta rays, schooling fish & big pelagics...

..Diving environment: drift diving, beginner and advanced divers...

Maldives tropical fishAlthough the Maldives are known the world over for the stunning beaches and azure waters that typify the tropical idyll, its life beneath the water's surface is the abundance of marine life throughout the country that sets it apart from other dive destinations around the world. Most dives in the Maldives are drifts allowing the current to move you along. Due to the myriad channels and passages between the atolls, the currents sweep and play throughout the island chain so that nutrients are always on the move. This accounts for the vast numbers of fish enjoying the passing feast and you can expect to see NapoleonBig Maldives fish wrasse, parrotfish, snappers, fusiliers, jacks and sweetlips at every site where the water flows. 2 main features you are likely to encounter at the dive sites in the Maldives are the current swept channels and the pinnacles that act like magnets for marine life. In the channels, you can explore the caves, caverns and overhangs where soft corals proliferate, and there is a riot of colorful sponges, invertebrates and gorgonian fans all profiting from the nutrient-rich water. There are also plenty of cleaning stations where cleaning wrasses and shrimps service the larger marine species. 

Atoll in MaldivesInside the atoll lagoons you often find pinnacles of rock vaulting up almost to the surface. They are known locally as 'Thilas' and are often bejewelled with sessile life forms. These formations bring water up from the ocean floor against their walls, feeding the sponges and soft corals that cling to its sides as well as creating an environment that supports a plethora of crustaceans and schools of resident fish.

Slightly removed from the reefs, you are likely to spot the pelagics that frequent the Maldives, including manta rays and eagle raysMaldives Manta Ray and a variety of sharks including reef sharks, whale shark encounters, hammerheads, Thresher sharks and tiger Maldives sharksharks. Wherever you look there is likely to be something of interest going on and for many it is in the shallows where the best of the action takes place. Here the clear water, brightly illuminated by the sun's rays and playing host to great numbers of fish, provides an ideal environment both for photographers and fun divers alike.School of fish Maldives

 

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Package Includes:

  • Airport transfers in Male
  • Hulhule Hotel 1 Night (Based on double occupancy) 
  • 10 Days/9 Nights aboard the Manthiri based on double occupancy 2/26 to 3/06 2020
  • 3 to 4 Dives per day (First and last days 2 dives per day)
  • Meals, bottled water, juices, coffee, and tea (Alcoholic and soft drinks are for sale.)
  • Tanks and weight belts
  • 12% Food/Services Tax (price subject to change)
  • $6 per night ($60) Government Green Tax
     
    Airfare is not included in the package price (Call us for current pricing). You are welcome to book your own air or we can book it for you. Recommended flying in on 2/25 and over night at the Hulhule Island Hotel and you will board the boat on 2/26 at 9am. You get off the boat on 3/06 at 9am. If you have an earlier flight we will get you to the airport on time. 
    We will book the Hulhule Hotel as a group.

Additional Costs:

Airfare

Day room at the Hulhule Hotel based on double occupancy with airport transfers (If needed)

Nitrox

Crew Gratuity

Soda, beer, wine, hard liquor

Personal purchases

Meals in transit

Trip insurance

 

 

 

 

 

Package Price

Maldives Transfers & Boat Package (Airfare and hotel are not included in price)

Credit Card Payment $5150  Cash or Check $4999

Maldives Trip
Trip Insurance Highly Reccommeded

Airfare - Call for current price.

Airfare prices are subject to change. 
Pricing is based on double occupancy.
Non-refundable unless spot is sold. A 6% service charge will be assessed to all refunds.
Prices may increase or decrease slightly due to fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.
Air schedule is subject to change.

Payment Schedule
Payments are non-refundable unless spot is sold.

Initial Deposit:  $500 Due upon registration Click here to pay

Scheduled Payment #1 - $1500 - August 10, 2019 

Scheduled Payment #2 - $1500 October 10, 2019

Final Payment Due - Credit Card $1650  Cash or Check $1499 December 10, 2019

 

Please check your passport to make sure that it has not expired and that it has at least 6 months left from the return date.

 

 

 

 

The hard working crew of the Manthiri invites you to join FISHEYE SCUBA on this dive trip of a lifetime!

 

Manthiri Crew

 

 

*Are you a solo dive traveler? We will find a roommate for you and a dive buddy to boot!

YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS FROM OUR RETURN DATE.  U.S. Passport applications and information can be found on line at PASSPORT HOME

 TRIP CANCELATION POLICY:

Fisheye Scuba reserves the right to cancel the trip up to 30 days prior to departure. There is a minimum of 7 travelers (excluding trip leader) required for a trip to run. In the event Fisheye Scuba cancels the trip, we will either refund your monies paid or move you to another trip. It will be your choice.

If you must cancel, all deposit money is non-refundable unless we are able to fill your vacated space.  If we are able to fill your vacated spot at the full purchase price, FES will credit your refund to an in-store account minus a per person $300 cancelation fee.  If we are unable to fill your spot on the trip, all money paid toward the trip will be forfeited.

Trip Release of Liability Waiver Requirement:  Every person who reserves a spot on a trip through FES must have a completed TRIP WAIVER form on file at FES before being allowed on the trip.  If you do not know the cost of your trip to put in the "amount" space, contact Fuisheye Scuba.  Download, print, fill in the blanks, indicate you have read and understand the waiver by signing and dating the FISHEYE SCUBA COZUMEL 2020 TRIP LIABILITY RELEASE and e-mail completed form to info@fisheyescuba.com 

Note 1. YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEYOND YOUR RETURN DATE o travel to THE PHILIPPINES.  U.S. Passport applications, renewal forms and information can be found on line at  PASSPORT HOME

Note 2:  Every diver on this trip should have Diver Accident Insurance coverage. If you do not wish to join Divers Alert Network and purchase their Diver Accident Insurance, proof of another plan you have that covers you for an an out-of- the- country accident including medical flight evacuation back to the U.S. or to a better medical facility should that be required is acceptable. 

Diver's Alert Network Divers Accident Insurance can be purchased on line by clicking this logo link:

DAN Divers Alert Network - Scuba Diving and Dive Safety Association

NOTE 3:  For peace of mind, FES strongly recommends you purchase additional trip cancelation/interruption coverage to help defray costs arising from unforeseen events.  No one plans an emergency.  But you can prepare for one.  Carefully read any insurance policy before purchase to make sure it covers your specific needs.   *Fisheye Scuba is NOT a seller of insurance. We are giving you information about insurance coverage as a service only. Dive Assure has dive accident, trip interruption, and live-a-board trip interruption insurance packages.

NOTE 4: FES highly recommends purchase of this trip specific additional coverage.  In the event you have to cancel, the additional trip insurance coverage could help you receive reimbursement for non-refundable deposits and costs should you have to cancel or interrupt your trip to come home for reasons not covered under the Diver Accident Insurance Coverage.

NOTE 5: Complimentary  FISHEYE SCUBA TRIP PACKING LIST

NOTE 6: FISHEYE SCUBA ACTS ONLY AS AN ORGANIZER AND EXPEDITOR OF DIVE TRAVEL FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF OFFERING A SERVICE TOFISHEYE SCUBA. CUSTOMERS.  FES DOES NOT SELL DIVER ACCIDENT INSURANCE NOR DO WE SELL TRIP CANCELATION AND INTERRUPTION INSURANCE NOR ARE WE LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS.  WE SOLICIT THE ASSISTANCE OF LICENSED REPUTABLE TRAVEL AND INSURANCE AGENTS TO ASSIST US ON YOUR BEHALF.

 

For more information email us info@fisheyescuba.com

FISHEYE SCUBA

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916-850-1145