Manta Trust Expedition Maldives

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Run by: Dive Worldwide

Reference number: 7717

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Discover the mantas of the Maldives as you head out to the Baa Atoll aggregation sites and learn more about these majestic animals on one of our preferred liveaboards.

Your ten night expedition on board the Duke of York includes diving opportunities on the Malé, Vaavu, Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani and Ari atolls (depending on your chosen dates). The boat will visit special locations maximising manta ray encounters both during the day and at night. The expeditions have been specifically timed to coincide with the most productive monsoon winds and lunar currents. Whilst the weather may not be at its glorious best, the monsoonal conditions are exactly what is required to help create plankton blooms upon which the mantas and whale sharks aggregate to feed on.

The on-board Manta Trust expert (Niv Froman) will help locate the aggregations and you have every chance to get involved with conservation research by helping record manta sightings throughout the trip. The information collated is crucial in developing effective management and conservation strategies for these increasingly vulnerable animals. This is a fantastic opportunity to help make a difference and get some amazing photographs of these graceful animals.

Niv Froman is the current Project Leader of the Maldivian Manta Ray Project and has been involved with the trust since 2010, when he began working as a marine biologist in the Maldives. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for the Maldives
  2. Days 2-11: Manta Trust Expedition
  3. Day 12: Depart

You should note: You must have a minimum 60 logged dives to participate. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers. The 10 night expedition hopes to visit South Malé, Vaavu, Ari and Baa atolls.

  • Available*: Jul to Sep
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £3,095 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 10 nights liveaboard (FB)
    • Up to 3 dives per day (tanks/weights)
    • Nitrox for qualified divers
    • Transfers
    • Manta Trust expert on board

Departures

This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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