Maldives Aggressor

Overview:

There are three distinctly different types of diving: inside the atolls, outside the atolls and inside the channels or passes, which is where the currents are strongest and you’ll find the greatest congregation of fish life. Most intriguing are the cleaning stations, found around every corner and under every ledge. The big attraction, however, are the schools of fish that patrol the reefs in colorful packs: Humpback and Black and White Snappers, Trevally Jacks, Barracuda, Batfish, Unicornfish, Yellowback Fusiliers and Harlequin Sweetlips almost comical in design.

  • 20 passengers
  • Seven-day charters are Sunday to Sunday
  • 8 Deluxe Staterooms, each has one double berth and one single berth
  • 2 Twin Staterooms, each has two single berths

Accommodations:

The Maldives Aggressor accommodates 20 passengers in 10 staterooms; 6 staterooms witha  double/single and 4 staterooms with 2 single berths. The double and single staterooms have portholes in the cabin and bathrooms. The single staterooms, #1 and #2 do not have portholes in the bathrooms. All staterooms are located on the main deck and have en-suite bathrooms with shower, closet, porthole, hairdryers and individual AC climate control. The yacht has 110 volt at the camera charging and computer stations. The yacht has a safe to keep valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.

Dining:

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us as soon as possible so the yacht can adequately prepare to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, a choice of main dishes, salads and fresh fruit. Dinners are chef prepared and a three-course meal is served each evening accompanied by local wine or beer.

Sample Itinerary:

Itinerary I- North Male, South Male, Felidoo Atolls

  • Sunday: Boarding 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Kuda Giri Wreck lying upright at 65 feet. Guraidhoo Corner, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Napoleon Wrasse and reef fish
  • Tuesday: Kandooma Thila, dense schools of Jacks, Trevally and Snapper, large outcroppings with brilliant soft corals. Guraidhoo Corner, Sharks, Eagle Rays, schooling Bannerfish, Tuna, schooling Fusilier, Cocoa Corner, many caves and overhangs Turtles and Black Snapper. Medhu Faru, sea fans, soft corals, Barra cuda and Sharks.
  • Wednesday: Guraidhoo Corner, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Napoleon Wrasse, and reef fish. Miyaru Kandu, White-tip and Black-tip Sharks, cave at 108 feet is home to Grey Reef SHarks. Fotteyo, a photographer’s paradise, overhangs and cave ceilings are covered in soft coral, hard corals, Sharks, Titan Triggerfish, schools of Sweetlips, a remarkable dive.
  • Thursday: Fotteyo, it’s worth diving again! Rakeedhoo Kandu, a deep channel with coral terraces on the channel walls, lots of pelagics. Vattaru Kandu, large sea fans, Black Coral trees, occasional Leopard Sharks, schools of Fusilier, Turtles and Manta Rays.
  • Friday: Mulaku Kandu attracts giant Trevally, Tuna, Great Barracuda, White-tip and Black-tip Sharks and Turtles. Rakeedhoo Kandu. Ambara Thila, hundreds of anemones, excellent hard corals, White-tip Sharks. Kudiboli Kandu, a corner with a cave at 82 feet, beautiful soft corals, White-tip and Black-tip Sharks.
  • Saturday: Guraidhoo Corner. Embudhoo Express, on a swift incoming current, pelagics, like Eagle Rays and Napolean Wrasse  are drawn to the channel. The 270-foot freighter, Victory Wreck, lies upright at 110 feet, nudibranches and stony corals. Manta Point, a Manta Ray cleaning station, when the cleaning is compelte, they swoop down to the reef feeding on Zooplankton. Afternoon: snorkeling and visit to Male
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Check Out. Day rooms available for up to 12 hours.
Itinerary II- Ari Atoll
  • Sunday: Boarding 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Rasdhoo-Madivaru, one of the most spectacular reef formations in the Ari Atoll, a narrow spur extends out like a suspension bridge; Hammerheads Sharks, Manta Rays, schooling Barracuda, Trevally and much more.
  • Tuesday: Madivaru-Hammerheads. Ukulhas Thila, a long narrow pinnacle, Manta Ray cleaning station, schools of Fusilier, Moray Eels, Grouper, Sharks. Miyaruga Thila, in the middle of the reef, there are two tunnels, Fusiliers pass through the tunnels in large schools, soft corals and colorful sponges, Napoleon Wrasse.
  • Wednesday: Maaya Thila, considered the White-tip Shark capital of the Maldives, many caves and outcroppings, Lionfish, Moorish Idols, Dog-toothed Tuna, Blue-face Angelfish, Clown Triggerfish, lush soft corals and huge gorgonians. Halaveli Wreck, a 124 foot cargo vessel, large stingrays, Moray Eels, nice corals on the telegraph mast. Orimas Thila, lots of caves and crevices,a patch of Sea Anemones on the eastern side at 50 feet, reef tops have Staghorn, and Table Coral.
  • Thurday: Fish Head, a large isolated flat top reef, large schools of Grey Reef Sharks. Maalhoss Thila, also called “Blue Caves,” a series of caves, the cave ceilings are covered in white and blue soft corals.
  • Friday: Panettone, Sharks, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, brilliant soft corals and sea fans, Turtles, Manta rays, many reef fish such as Starry Rabbitfish, Bulhaa Lhohi Caves, great reef for divers and snorkellers, one cave at 52 feet, has a swim-through to another cave, sea fans and featherstars. Madivaru-Manta Reef, feeding Mantas, Napoleon Wrasse, Basslets, Midnight Snapper and Parrotfish.
  • Saturday: Maamigili Faru, the reef on the outer corner of Maamigili  is a shallow platform that extend to the outer atoll rim. Sharks, Group, Stingrays, turtles and even Whale Sharks. Kudarah Thila, great expanses of large sea fans, Grey and White-tip Sharks, Rainbow Runner, Great Barracuda, Tuna and other pelagics. Broken Rock, a canyon slices through the reef, Turtles, Fusilier, Tall fin Batfish, schools of Barracuda, and soft corals. Afternoon: snorkeling and visit to Male.
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. Check Out. Day rooms available for up to 12 hours.

The Diving:

You will be diving in water that averages 80-86 F. Most guests make as many as 3-4 dives each day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 3mm wet suit is recommended year round. All diving is from dhonies.

Diving is carried out from a “diving dhoni” that will not anchor but will follow the divers from the surface. This is the safest and most comfortable way to dive in the Maldives due to the wind and current. Every diver will have his/her own seat and own basket where they will store their diving gear, which will always remain on the diving dhoni.

Due to the currents in the Maldives, it is mandatory everyone bring safety device(s) to dive with such as an emergency safety sausage, Dive Alert air horn, personal mini strobe, whistle and/or signaling mirror. There is a law in the Maldives that the depth limit is 98 feet.

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