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Manta, Whaleshark & Wrecks - North

August - October


Please note:  We recommend that you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent to get the most out of this trip but you do not need a minimum number of dives to join. You should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from a zodiac to give precise entry and exits points. Please note: the maximum depth for diving in the Maldives is 30m.


This special itinerary has been chosen to run when the manta are most prolific between August and October. Boarding your liveaboard in Male, you head north to begin your safari ending in Baa Atoll (Hanifaru Bay) where you catch a flight back to Male.


Your journey begins with wreck diving at Gaafaru Atoll, continuing on to the northern atolls of Lhaviyani and Noonu with an abundance of grey reef sharks, exciting channel diving, beautiful coral formations and pinnacles brimming with life.


Baa Atoll is home to Hanifaru Lagoon where you can snorkel with the manta and whalesharks that come to feed on the plankton in this shallow lagoon. Of course, sightings can't be guaranteed but joining us at this time of year means your chances are really high! Baa Atoll is also home to many pinnacles, overhangs and alternative manta sites.


You can combine this itinerary with our Manta, Whaleshark & Reefs - South, which is the return trip but calling at different sites, making an exciting two week safari covering eight atolls.


Itinerary Highlights 

Gaafaru Atoll: Wrecks

>Lhaviyani Atoll: Grey reef sharks, Pelagics, Channels and Coral reefs

Noonu Atoll: Grey reef sharks, Pinnacles and great dive sites

Baa Atoll: Hanifaru Bay and other great dive sites


Please note: This itinerary is at the Cruise Director's discretion based on the weather and current conditions to ensure you get the most possible interactions with manta and whalesharks.