• Year built / renovated

    2009 / 2012

  • Cabins

    10

  • Length / Width

    125 ft / 26 ft

  • Internet

    No

  • Nitrox

    Yes ($)

  • Rental equip.

    Yes ($)

  • Price

    From USD 1,897.50

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HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Diving one of the best dive locations in the world, the Maldives
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals
  • Famous manta cleaning stations, whalesharks, sharks of many types, great macro
  • Dives done from dhonis with experienced guide
  • Guests will dive up to 18 dives during the week
  • Bar, grill, all on the spacious sundeck
  • Beer, wine and all non-alcoholic beverages included
  • Cell phone service offered
  • Nitrox, dive courses and rental equipment available

DESCRIPTION

MALDIVES AGGRESSOR IS AN IMPRESSIVE YACHT BUILT EXCLUSIVELY TO SERVE TODAY’S DIVERS AND TO SHED LIGHT ON THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF THE MALDIVES.

The Maldives Islands lie Southwest of India. Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna, fascinates visitors as it has for thousands of years.

The beautiful and spacious Maldives Aggressor cruises the Southwest of India where islands are visible across the equator like gems. Divers describe the islands of the Maldives as a rare vision of a tropical paradise, coral reefs teeming with pelagics and biodiversity are fringed by palms and brilliant white beaches.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The elegant and perfectly designed Maldives Aggressor is 115 ft. long yacht with a 26 ft. beam. She was built specifically for divers and offers power, comfort, safety and stability. The Maldives Aggressor features a beautiful and spacious salon, as well as chaise lounges, deck chairs, bar, grill, all on her roomy sun deck.

Maldives Aggressor can accommodate 20 passengers in 10 staterooms; 6 staterooms with a double/single and 4 staterooms with 2 single berths. Each of the double and single staterooms has portholes in the cabin. The luxurious and well-equipped staterooms are located on the main deck. This amazing yacht has amenities such as a 110 volt camera charging station and computer station in each room. For recording diver’s experiences, she is equipped with a complete photo/video center.

Diving

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF DIVING ABOARD THE MALDIVES AGGRESSOR

Diving takes place inside atolls, outside the atolls and in the channels or passes where currents are the strongest. This is also where the largest concentration of fish lie. In addition, divers will be intrigued at nature’s cleaning stations found on ledges and corners. Fish such as groupers, eels, snappers, parrotfish and wrasses belly-up to the bar to have armies of shrimp and other debris pickers clean their gills and mouths.

THE BIGGEST DIVING ATTRACTION IS THE LARGE SCHOOLS OF FISH AND PELAGICS THAT PATROL THE REEFS

These include Humpbacks, snappers, jacks, barracuda, unicornfish, and harlequin sweetlips, just to name a few. The larger inhabitants are the sharks, giant rays and even a passing whale shark. January can have visibility as great as 200ft. Visibility is determined by tidal movements.  Mantas and sharks are seen year round but are more prevalent April, May, and October through November.

There are two thrilling itineraries to choose from on the beautiful Maldives Aggressor II. The ‘Best of the Maldives’ offers 7-night itineraries that includes the areas of:  North Male, South Male, North Ari, south Ari, Vaavu and Rasdhoo which includes spectacular channel-drift dives, wrecks, pinnacles and world famous night dives. Guests will embark and dismark from Male.  This is a year-round itinerary with each of the dive areas offering exciting diving. Guests will dive up to 18 dives during the week.

THE MALDIVES AGGRESSOR HAVE A VERY SPACIOUS DIVE DECK  MAKING DIVERS LIFE SIMPLE

Drift dives will be accommodated with the roomy dhonis. An expert divemaster will guide you through finding the amazing array of life and safely secure you back on board at the end of the dive. If certification is what you desire, take advanced open water, Nitrox or underwater photography courses. Nitrox is available for an extra fee.  Equipment can also be rented. From snorkeling to guided dives, your range of experiences and sighting of amazing sea life will make this a dive to remember.

Itinerary

DIVERS WILL BE WELL-FED ABOARD THE MALDIVES AGGRESSOR

Food and menus are plentiful and include American and local cuisine. Wake up to fresh fruit and hot entrees. Lunch offers a choice of dishes, soups, and salads. Dinners are three-course meals prepared by the chef and include beer or wine. Guests may purchase bottles of scotch, rum, vodka and gin 7 days prior to the departure date. Nightly entertainment includes video presentations, movies, and games. Thai food, international, Chinese, local specialties, Italian, Japanese and BBQs all feature on the varied menu; Meals are served buffet style from a fixed menu in either the open-air dining area on the main deck or the air-conditioned saloon. Waitress service is available; Meals include pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between; Snacks feature biscuits, candy bars, ice cream and bread/toast & cereals in the mornings; Fruit juice, tea & coffee, soft drinks, and water are all available to quench your thirst, Vegetarians, Halaal and other special diets can be catered for with advance notice; First meal onboard the Maldives Aggressor is dinner on cruise check-in day.

HOW TO GET THERE

Included in the rate is the free airport transfer (pick-up from and return to airport). There are several major airlines that fly into Male (MLE): Singapore, Emirates, Sri Lankan, Delta and Qatar Airways. Find an easy connecting flight from the US, the UK and Europe. Once you arrive at the Male Airport you will be met by a Maldives Aggressor crew member. The meeting and embarking takes place from 13:00 to 15:00.  You will be transported to the yacht via a dhoni. Early arrivals may visit Male and/or stay at the Airport Hotel. Maldives Aggressor diving tours depart from Male City. The last night of the cruise the boat is moored in Male harbour. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.