Ari Atoll – Maldives

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  • Beach in Hanifaru Bay - Maldives
  • Whale Shark off Hanifaru Bay
  • Manta Ray off Hanifaru Bay
  • Diving in Hanifaru Bay - Maldives
  • Diving in Ari Atoll - Maldives
  • Fish in Ari Atoll - Maldives

Explore beneath the Maldivian Waters!

Have you ever seen a hammerhead shark, Manta Ray, or other pelagic fish? Nawaimaa classic offers you a golden chance to experience and explore the Maldivian waters with big marine life! Ari Atoll is famous for its diving spots with colorful reefs full of fish and life, and the chance to swim with mantas, eagle rays, and reef sharks. Snorkeling, is also an excellent idea, perfect for families or beginners. Ari Atoll also has some of the most well-known sea-wrecks that have become popular destinations for divers.

Day 1:

Meet Guests on Arrival at the Airport.

Transfer of Guests from Airport to your yacht.

Queen’s Welcome Cocktail served on embarkation.

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Welcoming brief and cruise orientation by the Cruise Director.

Depart Kurumba and cruise to Boduhithi Sand Bank, North Male Atoll.

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Orientation Dive

  • Location: Madigaa , North Male Atoll
  • Reef Type: Outer Atoll Reef
  • Fish Life: Abundant Coral
  • Growth: Very Good
  • Features: White Tip & Black Tip Reef Sharks, Sting Rays, Morays, Hard Corals.

(According to the Maldivian Government Regulations, we are obliged to carry out an orientation dive, but have suggested the orientation dive at a famous dive site which will be basically be as any other dive).

Visiting sand banks where you can:

  • Sunbathing on beach
  • Beach Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Guided Snorkeling on Reef

Sunset Fishing – Arguably the oldest profession in the Maldives, fishing is among the most rewarding activities made available to the active traveller. Reef Bottom fishing with line and weights on the dive tender, where catches of common reef fishes include Red Snappers, Job Fish and Jacks are common.

Dinner at Main Restaurant.

With superb service and a personalised menu, the mouth-watering cuisine aboard a superyacht is the epitome of gourmet dining.

Day 2:

Early morning tea/coffee and snack.

Early Morning Dive:

  • Location: Rasfari, North Male Atoll
(Protected Marine Area)
  • Reef Type: Outer Atoll Reef
  • Fish Life: Above Average
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Sharks, Eagle Rays

Underwater Scenery Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Depart Boduhithi Sand Bank, North Male Atoll and cruise to Maayafushi, North Ari Atoll.

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Afternoon Dive:

  • Location: Kari Veyru Thila, North Ari Atoll(Protected Marine Area)
  • Reef Type: Submerged Reef
  • Fish Life: Above Average,
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Sharks, Turtles, Reef Fishes, Coral. This is an excellent night dive site

Visiting sand bank. Sunbathing on the beach of sand bank,
beach sports, water sports, snorkeling on Reef and/or visit to Halaveli Constance Resort.
(Prior visit bookings are not accepted by the Resorts and will need to be checked one day ahead for availability/permits. The crew will check and inform guests).

Night Dive:

  • Location: Maaya Thila ,North Ari Atoll (Protected Marine Area)
  • Reef Type: Submerged Reef
  • Fish Life: Above Average
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Sharks, Turtles, Reef Fishes, Coral. An excellent night dive site.

Dinner at Main Restaurant.

Day 3:

Early morning coffee/tea with snack.

Early Morning Dive:

  • Location: Bulhaa Lhohi Caves, South Ari Atoll
  • Reef Type: House Reef
  • Fish Life: Above Average,
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Caves, Seafans, Feather Stars, Reef Fishes

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Depart Maayaafushi, North Ari Atoll and cruise to Rangalifinolhu, South Ari Atoll.

Visiting sand banks where you can:

  • Sunbathing on beach
  • Beach Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Guided Snorkeling on Reef

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Afternoon Dive:

  • Location: Rangali Manta Point South Ari Atoll
 (Protected Marine Area)
  • Reef Type: Outer Reef
  • Fish Life: Above Average,
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Soft Corals, Anemones, Reef Fishes, Sharks, Turtles and Manta.

Sunbathing on the beach of this uninhabited island, beach sports, water sports, snorkeling on reef
and / or visit to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort. (Prior visit bookings are not accepted by the Resorts and will need to be checked
one day ahead for availability/permits. The crew will check ahead and inform guests).

Sunset Fishing – Reef bottom fishing with line and weights on the dive tender. (Catches of common reef fishes such as Red Snappers, Job Fish, Jacks are common)

Dinner at Main Restaurant.

Day 4:

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Depart Rangalifinolhu, South Ari Atoll and cruise to Dhigurah, South Ari Atoll.

Cruise for Whale Shark sightings at South West Ari Atoll. (Whale Sharks are frequently sighted here during this time of the year).

Morning Dive:

  • Location: Broken Rock , South Ari Atoll
  • Reef Type: Submerged Reef
  • Fish Life: Abundant
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Canyon, Sharks, Soft Corals, Barracudas, Sea Fans

Visiting sand banks where you can:

  • Sunbathing on beach
  • Beach Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Guided Snorkeling on Reef

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Afternoon Dive:

  • Location: Kudarah Thila, South Ari Atoll
(Protected Marine Area)
  • Reef Type: Submerged Reef
  • Fish Life: Abundant
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Overhangs, Caves, Seafans, Soft Corals, Sharks, Reef Fishes.

Visiting sand banks. Sunbathing on the beach, beach sports, water sports, snorkeling on reef and/or visit to local inhabited island, South Ari Atoll Dhangethi, with an island tour to give a glimpse into the simple livelihood of the Maldivians and their day-to-day activities.

Dinner at Main Restaurant.

Day 5:

Early Morning Dive:

  • Location: Dhigurah Thila , South Ari Atoll
  • Reef Type: Submerged Reef
  • Fish Life: Abundant
  • Coral Growth: Very Good
  • Features: Overhangs, Caves, Reef Fishes, Soft Corals

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Depart Dhigurah, South Ari Atoll and cruise to Maadhoofinolhu, South Male Atoll.

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Depart Maadhoofinolhu, SM Atoll and cruise to boduhithi Sand Bank, South Male Atoll.

To finish off the perfect day, enjoy a special beach barbecue dinner.

Day 6:

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Depart Boduhithi S/Bank and cruise to Kurumba, North Male Atoll

Guests Disembarkation from their yacht and transfer to Airport or hotel.