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.
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