Dive Maldives

23rd March to 31st March 2010
Liveaboard Dive Trip On Southern Cross

Thousands of precious gems thrown on the equator in the Indian Ocean forms anarchipelago of major 26 atolls, the finest place on earth named the Maldives-theparadise on earth. Consisting 1190 beautiful coral islands stretching over 820kilometers north to south and 120 kilometers east to west, these jams thatcontain the most beautiful and healing beaches and the clearest waters of theworld, that possess an enormous share of 99 percent of the geographical economiczone.

This generally warm and humid heaven keeps the sun and sun shineall year through as if it is in its very instinct. The sands as shiny as pearlsand the crystal clean water drag the attention of not only of the hundreds ofthousands of people who are visiting every year, but every single soul that justhas head about it.

Laying on the equator this one piece of heaven obtains the most marvelous temperature that the good old earth would ever be bounty bythe Mother Nature. An average temperature of 29 degree Celsius up to 32 degreeCelsius through out the year. At times one would be more than amazed to discoverwhen the trees are like plastic arrangements and the blue lagoons flat spread upto the horizon, the marks of the coral reefs slightly visible between the darkblue sea and the light blue lagoons with a temperature that teaches you the artof doing nothing, makes you do nothing but feel heaven.

A proud yetsomewhat a mixed history and a culture have been visible since the very ancienttimes. This has been a very vigorous melting point of resembling various peopleas Maldives lies in rout of the sea hunters and the sea seekers of the ancienttimes and still possesses the position of this very delicate and strong route.It is believed that there has been people from all parts of the world whotraveled and found that Maldives to be their destiny for its beauty, piece andharmony as man has always searched for this three espects.From nearby countriesto the very far as up to African and parts of Europe, features of the Maldivianpeople reflect towards.

Some of the local music and dance for instanceresemble African influences, with hand beating of drums and songs in a languagethat is not known to any but certainly represents that of East Africancountries.

As one would expect there is a great South Asian influence in some of themusic and dancing and especially in the traditional food of the Maldivian. Manyof the traditions are strongly related to the seas and the fact that life isdependent on the seas around us.

Dhivehi is the language spoken in allparts of the Maldives. A language that is believed to be a mixture of Hindi,Tamil, Singhala and Arabic that derives far as to indo-Arians. This is adifferent dialect of a different language. However there are three majordialects spoken in this tiny nation of approximately one hundred and eightythousand people. The Southern most three Atolls speak in three differentdialects and they are Addu, Mula and Huvadhoo Atoll. Nevertheless English iswidely spoken by Maldivian and visitors can easily make themselves understoodgetting around the capital island. In the resorts, a variety of languages arespoken by the staff including English, German, French, Italian and Japanese.

Maldivian has been always independent in trading from the beginning as ofhistory. In this regard the first form of trade known in the Maldives was Batatrade and the first currency was cowry shells, then in the form of loamaafaanuwhich was just a metal peace in silver written by the king and then came thecurrent form of money as Rufiyaa. Dollars and Euro are widely accepted all overthe country as well as other hard currencies.

International flight operatethroughout the week around the clock from all the major destinations of theworld including all the destinations of Europe and charter flights from the restof the globe, which apparently allow any visitor to catch their fare share ofseat from any part of the world. And yet makes it is easy to visit Maldives-Thetrue Heaven on Earth.

Trip Itinerary as follow:-

23rd March 2007

2035 Depart Singapore on SQ452

2200 ArriveMale and transfer tohotel

24th March2007

Transfer to MV SouthernCross

2 Dives in North MaleAtoll

25th March2007

Sail to AriAtoll

Manta & Whale Sharkexpedition around Maami Gili

26th March2007

Manta & Whale Sharkexpedition around Maami Gili

27th March 2007

Manta & Whale Sharkexpedition around Maami Gili

28th March2007

Sail to South MaleAtoll Dive

29th March 2007

30th March 2007

31st March2007

2315 Depart Male onSQ451

0700 1st April 07 Arrive Singapore

Dates at respective atolls aresubject to weather conditions


* 2 way Singapore Airlines tickets
* All transfer at Maldives + Accommodation on board Southern Cross
* All meals on board
* 21 dives in total (Subject to weather)
* Dive Guide

* Airport taxes ($219/-)
* Other not mentioned

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