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Deep South Shark Itinerary – Male to Huvadhoo – 10 nights

North Male – South Ari – Vaavu – Meemu – Thaa – Laamu – Huvadhoo


QUALIFICATION NEEDED: Experienced divers only with minimum PADI Advanced Open Water.


Please note that the itineraries are sample itineraries only, and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.


Carpe Diem offers a limited number of Deep South Shark trips during the peak high season of February/March/April. These trips get away from the crowds by venturing deep South and take advantage of the strongest currents and best visibility to enjoy the abundance of sharks the Maldives has to offer.


This trip will start in Male atoll after which we cruise to South Ari atoll in search of the whale sharks and mantas. Then the trip continues via Vaavu atoll which has an excellent night dive with nurse sharks on to Meemu for possibly some more mantas and good channel dives. Following we will stop in Thaa atoll where we will be looking for hammerheads and hopefully have a night visit of a whale shark at the back of the boat! Then onto Laamu, known for its channels/drift dives and the opportunity of seeing big schools of fish. The coral is less exciting here but the fish life makes up for it with the correct currents.


Ultimately the trip will end in the big atoll of Huvadhoo, remote and unspoilt. Huvadhoo is a large atoll just 13 miles north of the Equator, with lots of channels leading into it from the ocean. This makes for wonderful and hugely exciting dive sites.  Some of the sites are swarming with sharks and sometimes juvenile and adult tiger sharks are seen.  The coral in Huvadhoo atolll is outstanding, the reefs are still pristine with dense and varied species. At the end of the trip you will fly back by domestic flight from Koddhoo airport to Male. The trip will offer 3 dives a day, weather depending and is only suitable for experienced divers.