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Deep South & Southern Sharks (February & March)

7 day trips - Laamu to Addu / Addu to Laamu

Most dives will involve going to depth and diving in channels with strong currents, which can be challenging, therefore this itinerary is not for inexperienced divers. We recommend you have 100 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points.

Please note: Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each Atoll. Your Cruise Director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving. For safety reasons there are no night dives offered on this itinerary.

  • Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.
  • Huvadhoo Atoll: Whale sharks at night, abundant grey reef sharks, oceanic black tip sharks, fast and exciting channel dives - don't take your eyes off the blue; silky sharks, great hammerhead sharks, mola-mola and bull sharks seen from time to time.
  • Foammulah Island/Atoll: Tiger sharks, oceanic manta and thresher sharks. Oceanic Island rising from the deep with incredible visibility.
  • Addu Atoll: The most southern atoll of the Maldives, which is located south of the equator and used to be a British Royal Air Force base.

February and March are the best times to sail to the southerly Maldivian atolls and dive into the shark action in these out-of-the-way southern dive sites between Huvadhoo and Addu (Seenu) Atolls. Spend a week away from the madding crowds and dive Foammulah and Huvadhoo on the lookout for the Indian Ocean's larger residents; tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks, whale sharks and many, many more.

From Male we take you to Laamu (Kadhdhoo) or Addu (Gan) by domestic flight to join your liveaboard, and then it's off on our adventure. Laamu is an oval shaped southern atoll, which has some of the top dive sites in the world such as Guraidhoo and Gan. In Foammulah you can expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks. At Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for even more shark sightings including, hopefully, whale sharks and silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks spotted most of the time. There are swift channel dives with several kandus; Vilingilli, Nilandhoo, Mareehaa and Kondeey. Addu Atoll hosts the WWII wreck, HMS British Loyalty, as well as popular majestic Manta Cleaning stations with more relaxing sites to either start or end the trip with too.

This itinerary suits experienced divers (100+ dives) looking for 'away from it all and different diving' with quite a focus on drift diving.

Deep South & Southern Sharks - Availability

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Special offers in red have limited availability; book early to make sure you don't miss out.
Please note: Certain offers cannot be combined with other offers including group-free places. If you are looking to book a group, please contact us for a quotation.

Date Boat Dep / Arr Spaces Rate Passengers
05/02/2022 - 12/02/2022 MV Emperor Leo Gan - Koodoo 1 € 2,455.00 Please Email
05/03/2022 - 12/03/2022 MV Emperor Leo Gan - Koodoo 9 € 2,725.00 Please Email
05/03/2022 - 12/03/2022 MV Emperor Voyager Gan - Koodoo 4 € 2,295.00 Please Email
28/01/2023 - 04/02/2023 MV Emperor Leo Gan - Koodoo 24 € 2,745.00 Please Email
11/02/2023 - 18/02/2023 MV Emperor Leo Gan - Koodoo 21 € 2,745.00 Please Email
12/02/2023 - 19/02/2023 MV Emperor Explorer Gan - Koodoo 26 € 3,095.00 Please Email
25/02/2023 - 04/03/2023 MV Emperor Leo Gan - Koodoo 24 € 2,745.00 Please Email
04/03/2023 - 11/03/2023 MV Emperor Leo Koodoo - Gan 24 € 2,745.00 Please Email
04/03/2023 - 11/03/2023 MV Emperor Voyager Koodoo - Gan 20 € 2,595.00 Please Email
05/03/2023 - 12/03/2023 MV Emperor Explorer Koodoo - Gan 26 € 3,095.00 Please Email
11/03/2023 - 18/03/2023 MV Emperor Voyager Gan - Koodoo 20 € 2,595.00 Please Email
11/03/2023 - 18/03/2023 MV Emperor Leo Gan - Koodoo 14 € 2,745.00 Please Email
12/03/2023 - 19/03/2023 MV Emperor Explorer Gan - Koodoo 26 € 3,095.00 Please Email

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