Frequently Asked Questions

Find below the most common questions you might have in mind while travelling to Maldives, if you don’t find the answer to your question please don’t hesitate to send it to us using the submit question button on the right "contact us"
Visiting Maldives
Do i need a visa to go to Maldives?
All Visitors get on arrival 30 days Visa. Visitors entering the Republic of Maldives should fulfill the following requirement for the grant of an entry permit into the country. Valid international travel document issued by the Government of a Sovereign State. Return air ticket. Minimum of US$30.00 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation.
When is the best time to dive in the Maldives?
Usually it is from November to April
Flights and travel
How do I reach Maldives, does your package include flight.
There are daily flights from all around the world to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport or Male’ International Airport. Our package does not include flight.
Which airlines fly to the Maldives?
Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Sri Lankan, Indian Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways and many other flights. Check out www.airports.com.mv 11. What are the visibility levels i
What next when I reach the Airport?
There will be our representatives at the airport to receive you and then you will be taken to the Liveaboard.
General Diving
Are there any dive wrecks in the Maldives?
There are many wrecks, but most of them are sunken for diving purpose.
What’s on offer on the cruise/boat?
Usually three dives a day, trip includes island hopping, barbecue on an uninhibited island beach.
What do I have to bring to dive?
Your C cards and log book.
What is the maximum depth?
The maximum depth for all-recreational diving in the Maldives is 30 meters
Is dive computer essential?
Use of dive computers are highly recommended for all divers and must use a dive computer. Diving without a dive computer is not allowed on board.
Are there dive equipment available for rent?
Yes, BCD, Regulator, Fins, Mask and snorkel, SMB, Wet suit, Computer, UW torch, tanks are available for rent. Please inform of the sizes before arrival to ensure availability
What are the visibility levels in different months?
During the very high season (Jan to Apr) the visibility is usually very good.
Can we see sharks, heard Maldives fish them out?
Yes you can see lots of them. Shark fishing is banned in Maldives.
Can we see hammerhead sharks?
Yes, there are 2-3 different points for hammerhead. Most common is hammerhead point located in North Ari Atoll.
When is the best time to see manta rays and whale sharks?
Best time is Nov to Apr (southwest season)
What can we see during northeast season
Northeast season (May to Oct), you will see pelagic species such as shark and jacks on the eastern side of the atoll. Manta rays and whale sharks will only be found on the west side during this season.
What if I bring along kids?
You are most welcome to bring kids on board.
Do you assist kids to qualify for padi?
Yes, we provide Padi courses
Are there any dive regulations in the Maldives?
Yes there is. you can find it here. http://www.tourism.gov.mv/downloads/Maldives%20Recreational%20Diving%20Regulation.pdf
Liveaboard Diving
What is the capacity of the boats?
Liveaboard “Sting Ray” has a capacity of 18 pax Liveaboard "Adora" has capacity of 21 pax
How stable are the boats, will I get seasick?
Most of the time the sea is calm, so you won’t feel much seasick.
How many Dive Guides are on each boat?
Normally we have 3 Padi Certified Guides on board each boat
What type of electricity sockets are there?
Liveaboards has British socket type There are power converters/ adapters available on board
Money
How can I pay for my trip?
We accept most major credit and debit cards on board or payment by bank transfer prior arrival. Credit cards are subject to a 5% fee. Unfortunately we are unable to accept American Express or Diners Club cards..
What Currency is accepted in Maldives?
Currency accepted in most places are local currency Rufiyaa and United States Dollars. Major currencies can be exchanged at banks, tourist resort islands, hotels and leading shops.
Itinerary
Which route does your Liveaboard safari take?
Normally if it is 07 nights, we cover four atolls (North Male´ Atoll, South Ari Atoll, North Ari Atoll and South Male´ Atoll); but it depends on weather conditions and the current as well. Most popular Itinerary is "Best of Maldives" Itinerary.
Can we go far south?
Yes cruise to far south or Huvadhu atoll usually are done 10 nights or 14 nights. Please check out our Itineraries section.
What is your cruise length in a day?
In a normal day, 5-6 hours.
What am I expect to cover in the Maldives in a week?
in an ordinary safari, you can expect to see mantas, whale sharks, hammerheads, bit of soft corals etc.
Weather
How many seasons does Maldives have?
Maldives has 2 major seasons which are Dry Season ; Northeast (Nov - Apr) known locally as Hulhangu and Wet Season; southwest season (May to Oct) known locally as Iruvai
What is the Air temperature?
Maldives has a tropical climate, generally humid and warm. Air temperatures are stable across the year Highest air temperatures / Dry season : between 30°C/32°C (86˚- 90F˚) Lowest air temperatures / Rainy season : between 25°C/28°C (77˚- 83F˚)
What is the water temperature?
Maldives water temperatures does not vary also. It is between 26°C/29°Cs (79˚- 84F˚)