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DUKE OF YORK I APR - MAY 2021 I CENTRAL ATOLLS I MALDIVES

DUKE OF YORK I APR - MAY 2021 I CENTRAL ATOLLS I MALDIVES
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DUKE OF YORK. The vessel has luxurious, roomy A/C cabins. Italian and Maldivian cuisine. Massage and spa service. Dive from dhoni. Re-breather friendly. Free Nitrox. WIFI . On board dive shop. Kayak and Windsurf.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 17 - 19 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English Italian Spanish
  • North & South Ari, South Male, Vaavu, North Male 
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals, drift dive kandus, feel the current in thilas
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerheads, reef & guitar sharks
  • Non-divers, snorkelers & families always welcome
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Free nitrox
  • Shore excursions, ayurveda massage services available
  • Internet and Rental equipment available
  • 1st trial dive - free
  • Italian management

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from dhoni
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($) Internet ($)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/TV Area Equipment For Kids  Movies
  • Land Excursions Snorkeling Fishing Kayaks
  • Spa Facility Massage Services
  • Buffet Vegetarian
  • Alcohol and soft drinks - available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash 
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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Departure: 11/04/2021
Arrival: 18/04/2021
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 20
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
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Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 20
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Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 20
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Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 20
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Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
11/04/2021 18/04/2021 7 nights 20 Male - Male
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16/05/2021 23/05/2021 7 nights 20 Male - Male
23/05/2021 30/05/2021 7 nights 20 Male - Male
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OUR BOAT

Duke of York is 118 feet (36m) long and 36 feet (11m) wide and carries 16 welcoming crew members who speak both English and Italian. The 10 air conditioned and roomy cabins can accommodate up to 24 guests.

OUR CABINS

The choice of cabins include: Lower Deck 4 x Triple cabins and 2 x Twin cabins, Main Deck 1 x Twin cabin, Upper Deck 3 x Twin cabin 1 of which can be converted into a double bed cabin. The suite cabin has giant floor to ceiling windows offering a panoramic view of the amazing seascape. Each spacious cabin features individual climate controls, private bathrooms with shower gel and towels.

AMENITIES

When not enraptured with the breathtaking diving, guests will find many activities aboard the Duke of York. Relax in style and comfort in the lavish air conditioned Main Salon with comfy seats, TV and a full entertainment system. Internet is available for a fee. Chat about your dives with your buddy at the fully- stocked Bar.

Three Decks offer spectacular views of the sea and have cushioned lounge chairs, sun mats, and shaded deck areas to rest in comfort. Perhaps your vacation will be complete with some pampering from the Spa and Ayurvedic Massage service. If you like more active leisure time activities, embark on a Land Excursion, go Snorkeling or Fishing.

FOOD ON BOARD

Guests will enjoy table service and mouth-watering Italian and Maldivian cuisine served at the guest’s choice of the indoor or outdoor dining areas. Dine in air conditioning or under the fresh open air of the night sky. Breakfast and lunch have a buffet style option. Along with the plentiful and varied menu, a selection of beer and wine is available with your meals. Snacks of course, are offered all day long to keep divers well fed. Special dietary needs will be accommodated with advance notice.

DIVING WITH US 

Duke of York is the ticket to not only luxury accommodation but delivers of the best diving in the Maldives. White, sandy beaches are the vista as Dive Safari Adventurers experience the rich biodiversity fed by the Indian Monsoon current. The crystal clear waters are home to large Pelagics such as Mantas and Whale Sharks, as well as brilliant Flatworms, Ghost Pipefish and a myriad of Macro Life hiding in the brilliant coral gardens, channels, pinnacles and ancient Wrecks. Duke of York’s itineraries include World-class dive sites such as North Male Atoll, Hanifaru Bay, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo, Baa Atoll and more.

UPPER DECK - TWIN BED CABIN WITH WINDOWS OVERLOOKING THE AFT DECK #11

Suite with twin beds and wide glass window overlooking the aft part of the upper deck. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. Shower gel and towels provided.

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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MAIN DECK - DOUBLE/TWIN CABIN #9

A beautiful double cabin with double bed or convertible twin beds on the main deck. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. Shower and towels are provided.

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - TWIN CABIN #3, 6.

These spacious cabins with convertible twin beds. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. Shower gel and towels are provided. (N.B. this image is not a lower deck cabin. Lower deck cabins will have portholes and not large windows)

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK TRIPLE CABIN #1, 2, 7, 8.

These cabins have a variety of set ups (twin, double, or triple). Please let us know which one you need. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. Towels and shower gel are provided. (N.B. this image is not a lower deck cabin. Lower deck cabins will have portholes and not large windows)

  • Size: 10 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double and 1 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 3
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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UPPER DECK DOUBLE/TWIN CABIN #12

Double cabin with double bed or convertible twin beds located on the 2nd deck. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. Shower gel and towels provided.

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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UPPER DECK - TWIN CABIN #10

A spacious and airy twin bed cabin located on the 2nd deck. All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning and bathroom with shower cabin. Shower Gel and towels provided.

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 1 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Male and ends in Male
  • The closest airport is Male Intl (MLE)
  • Pickup time at the airport is no later than 11:00.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is late in the morning.
  • The boat departs Male on the same day and a check dive is planned
  • During your trip Accepted payment methods on board: USD, EUR, VisaCard, MasterCard (5% surcharge for credit card payments)
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Male in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is in the morning on the last day.
  • Transfer to the airport is offered (see what's included/not included section for potential charges)

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Please note that all payments on board are subject to GST 12%
  • Electricity 220 – European at 2 / 3 points, adaptors available
  • Two dives per day and one night dive during the week.
  • You can request extra dives when compatible with the daily and weekly program
  • Rental equipment only BCD, Octopus and Wetsuit.
  • Fins, masks, mouth pieces and torches are not available
  • GSM mobile phones are usually working and you can easily send or receive SMS, there are possibly times without reception though

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 17 – 19 dives, Open Water
  • The Maldives with its amazing coral reefs and wide variety of marine life,  is one of the best dive destinations in the world.
  • Discover hideaway islands, local fishermen villages, coloured reefs, unspoilt beaches, amazing snorkelling sites and dive sites renowned for mantas and whale sharks.
  • Rich marine life, large pelagics, vibrant coral reefs, drift dives and wrecks
  • Schools of grey reef sharks, undisturbed manta rays dancing around among divers, underwater caves covered by colored soft corals and gorgonians, or giant Napoleon fish, as big as a human being.
  • Be prepared to experience a lot of action
  • Cruising the atolls is the best way to enjoy and discover this amazing archipelago above and in the water
  • The itineraries will be custom made (weather allowing) according to guests expectations.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour. During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

  • The Maldives' crystal clear waters are home to mantas, whale sharks, and reef sharks, not to mention the brilliant flatworms and ghost pipefish who hide among its wrecks, coral gardens, channels, and pinnacles.
  • Maldives liveaboards offer itineraries encompassing the world-class dive sites North Ari and Rasdhoo
  • A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport.
  • Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight stay;
  • We will then transit through the atoll of Rasdhoo (whose main island is the chief town of North Ari). Here, you will be given the opportunity to dive in search for hammerhead sharks. Navigation will then continue towards North Ari, not far away, trying to sight the devil fish (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. There will be many stops in desert islands and in some of the “thila”, that attract divers from all over the world.
  • Navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo - the most famous fisherman’s island of the Maldives - and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to view sharks and big pelagic fish.
  • A visit to Male on the last day.
  • Or Felidhoo and Mulaku A one week cruise with tours to five different atolls eastwards of the archipelago: North and South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku.
  • A wonderful cruise that you can decide to make in every period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey sharks, white fin sharks or devil fishes, according to the season.
  • Arrive and commence boarding. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.
  • You will get the opportunity to relax on wonderful beaches and desert islands, while those who are looking for great emotions, will be satisfied by the stops nearby the passes of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku.
  • On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive at the atoll of South Male.

DAY 7

  • Two dives in the morning
  • A visit to Male in the evening.

DAY 8 

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out and disembark in Male

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, fresh fruit
  • Dive guides
  • Night dives
  • Nitrox
  • Kayak usage
  • Island tours
  • Tips for the crew
  • Trolling fishing during navigation
  • 1 Free Scuba Try in the lagoon (from 8 years old) for non-divers; equipment included
  • For regular cruise arrivals and departures the transfer by dhoni(from/to the airport) will be arranged.
  • Excursion to Male (only during trip in Central Atolls)
  • Sunset fishing (1-2x per week)
  • Experts on Manta Trust trips
  • Rebreather and nitrox cruises: 1 bailout of 11 lt, air recharge and nitrox up to 32%
  • Nautilus Lifeline (marine radio & GPS for divers)
  • 12% Maldivian government sales tax (GST)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Green fees (USD 6 per day)
  • Service fees (8 USD per day)
  • GST Tax adjustment (in case GST increases)
  • Extra dives (USD 40 plus tax per dive)
  • Wifi (USD 25 per device per week)
  • Rental equipment - full set (BCD, reg, wetsuit and dive computer) (200 per trip)
  • Sofnolime 20kg (20 USD x can per activity)
  • Decompression tanks 6,7,10 or 11 lt. (20 USD per day)
  • O2 supply tank 50lt (80 USD per dive)
  • Set of 02/diluent tanks of 2 or 3 lt (20 USD per day)
  • Ayurveda and wellness treatments
  • Entry fees if local island charges visitors
  • Assistance & refills for REBREATHER diving supplement, (on request at reservation)
  • Rental equipment
  • Soft drinks, alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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