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Manta Madness (July - November)

7 days

You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.


This itinerary runs at the time of a New Moon when the manta are most prolific between July and November, sailing from Male to the northern atolls of Baa (Hanifaru Bay) and back again.

As well as manta, you can get close to whale sharks, hammerheads and reef sharks. One of the big attractions is the promise of manta encounters and diving at this time of the year will hopefully fulfil that promise.

Thanks to the currents that sweep plankton into the shallow lagoons, manta and whale sharks follow in vast numbers to feed. Here you'll see manta swim and loop at dive sites that have been chosen to hopefully give you sightings all week long.

Manta Point and Gangethi are well known stations that manta visit all year round and Rasdhoo and Maya Thila promise some fabulous diving with hammerheads, grey reefs and white tip sharks. And be sure to do the night dive on this trip!

Of course, sightings can't be guaranteed, but diving at this time means your chances are very high!

Please note: Manta Madness will visit either the cleaning stations of Male, Ari and Vaavu atolls or Baa Atoll, which includes Hanifaru area. This is at the Cruise Director's discretion based on the weather and current conditions to ensure you get the most possible interactions with manta and whaleshark.

Manta Madness - Availability

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Date Boat Dep / Arr Spaces Rate Passengers
26/11/2017 - 03/12/2017 MV Emperor Atoll Male 6 € 1,369.00 Book
07/07/2018 - 14/07/2018 MV Emperor Leo Male 11 € 1,529.00 Book
21/07/2018 - 28/07/2018 MV Emperor Leo Male 13 € 1,529.00 Book
05/08/2018 - 12/08/2018 MV Emperor Serenity Male 12 € 1,849.00 Book
19/08/2018 - 26/08/2018 MV Emperor Serenity Male 14 € 1,849.00 Book
26/08/2018 - 02/09/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 10 € 1,379.00 Book
02/09/2018 - 09/09/2018 MV Emperor Serenity Male 14 € 1,879.00 Book
02/09/2018 - 09/09/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,399.00 Book
09/09/2018 - 16/09/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 11 € 1,399.00 Book
16/09/2018 - 23/09/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,399.00 Book
23/09/2018 - 30/09/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,399.00 Book
30/09/2018 - 07/10/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,399.00 Book
07/10/2018 - 14/10/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Please Email
14/10/2018 - 21/10/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Book
21/10/2018 - 28/10/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Book
28/10/2018 - 04/11/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Book
11/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Book
18/11/2018 - 25/11/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Book
25/11/2018 - 02/12/2018 MV Emperor Atoll Male 12 € 1,569.00 Book

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