dance with mantas in the maldives, august 15-22, 2019 (Liveaboard)
In August 2019, we’re headed to the Maldives to catch the post-monsoon monsoon frenzy! The plankton-filled waters will attract large filter feeders – mantas, whale sharks – and of course the sharks and coral gardens that make the Maldives such an exciting destination. We’ll start in Male and cruise around the central atolls, hitting North Ari, South Male, and the famous Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll to snorkel with the mantas! Expect choppy seas and some current – participants must have at least a PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent certification and 20 – 30 dives to participate.
The Maldives has something for everyone – from tiny jewel-colored critters to mighty whale sharks. And, just because sensory overloads are never enough, dolphins may play in the boat’s wake. You’ll be diving in kandus (channels), sandy bottoms with shark action, coral atolls with hunting dogtooth tuna, swim-throughs with coral overhangs, cleaning stations with mantas, eagle rays and perhaps larger creatures! The post monsoon season boasts plankton-rich waters, so we are looking forward to meeting large filter feeders that are attracted to the plankton blooms.
Spots are extremely limited. Reserve yours soon!
The galapagos islands, ecuador - june 3-10, 2019 (Liveaboard)
We’re going on the SCUBA diving trip of your dreams, to Charles Darwin’s playground circa 1831. Some 900 miles west of Ecuador are islands sprinkled on either side of the equator. These islands and their weird and wonderful inhabitants helped forge over a century of understanding on how life on this planet evolved. Las Islas Galapagos, so sacred in the history of science, is a place of scarcity and abundance. The cold waters of the Humboldt Current feed one of the most productive fisheries on earth, and the islands’ isolation gave rise to species found nowhere else.
We’re chasing the big ones and the oddballs both above and below the surface – schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, Mola mola, marine iguana, red-footed boobies, giant tortoises. This is our second guided trip to The Galapagos, and Sumer and the Lacadives team cannot wait to adventure in this SCUBA wonderland again. Come out and play.
This is advanced diving. Expect cold water and currents - participants must have at least 50 dives and an advanced certification. Nitrox is recommended.
This trip is now closed. Contact us to get on the wait list or join us on another trip!