We just can’t get enough of the amazing diving in the Maldives. This marks our 10th charter on the Manthiri since 2009 when we first witnessed the manta aggregation of Hanifaru. We’ve since fallen in love the surrounding reefs with gin clear water, lush soft corals and large schools of fish. These two 10 night charters are scheduled during the prime time of year to give us the best opportunities to see all the action.
Hanifaru Bay, Maldives is one of the greatest dive sites in the world. For a few months each year, ocean currents and wind patterns align to capture krill in this white sand bay in shallow water. This tiny bay acts as a natural krill net and thus attracts hundreds of manta rays and dozens of whalesharks to feed on the dense krill buffet. When ocean conditions are perfect, divers can swim alongside the greatest gathering of mantas ever seen in the wild. When ocean currents are fickle, the bay can be nothing but sand. Good timing and luck are essential, thus our experienced boat and photo crew are essential for making the best out of our timing.
Watch a video from one of our previous trips:


Photo Guides: Berkley White & Erin Quigley
Standard Package Includes: 10 nights aboard the Manthiri, twin shared cabin All meals Bed tax and 12% GST
Pricing: $5,599 per person
Additional costs: Airfare to Male (MLE) Accommodations before and after cruise. Nitrox Beer and alcoholic drinks Additional purchases Trip Insurance Crew Tips
Travel info: TRIP #1: Boarding: September 5, 2017 9AM Returning: September 15, 2017 9AM
TRIP #2: Boarding: September 16, 2017 9AM Returning: September 26, 2017 9AM
We suggest you arrive in Male (MLE) the day before the trip boards. You can fly home anytime on the return day. Contact us for more travel details.
For more information about the Manthiri, check out their Web site: http://www.manthiriliveaboard.com/