Ultimate Maldives: A Snorkeling & Diving Adventure

Ultimate Maldives
January 12, 2017
15 Days
Aboard the Orion
20 Guests
From $9,980

Additional Departure: January 2, 2017

Napoleon Wrasse

Expedition Highlights

  • Cruise through the lesser-traveled southern Maldives aboard the 20-guest Orion, to witness pristine reefs teeming with healthy populations of kaleidoscopic fish.
  • Search for a variety of large pelagic species, including whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, turtles, Napoleon wrasses, and dolphins, as well as swirling schools of barracuda and tuna.
  • Enjoy two to three dive or snorkel excursions daily, with several opportunities to search for nocturnal species during night dives.
  • Explore the fascinating underwater topography—a dramatic landscape of thilas, pinnacles and submerged coral structures enveloped in brilliant corals and sea fans, and kandus, deep channels that run between atoll and coral-terraced reef.
  • Meet the hospitable residents of tiny, traditional fishing villages and attend a thrilling Bodu Beru drum and dance performance.

Expedition Team

Orion

The 20-guest Orion is a diving live-aboard used only in the Maldives. Its intimate size is perfect for exploring the archipelago; she is equipped to offer opportunities for multiple dives per day, including night diving. All staterooms have an ocean view with en suite bathroom, personal safe, and individually controlled air conditioning. The Orion features a single-seating dining room, large open-air deck, lounge, and spa with Jacuzzi.

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • UPF Rash Guard & Snorkel Top
UPF Rash Guard & Snorkel Top

Forget that dog-eared T-shirt and pack this UPF Rash Guard and Snorkel Top for your next aquatic adventure, be it whitewater rafting and paddling or snorkeling, surfing, and swimming. You’ll stay protected from “stingy” things, as well as the blazing sun with a UPF 50 rating. LycraDry fabric keeps your core warm and feels great against your skin.

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