M/V Manthiri Live-Aboard Cruises
|M/V Manthiri Pricing 2016 - 2017|
|Travel Date Range||Price per person per night in USD|
|January 7, 2016 - January 7, 2017||$425/night + 12% tax|
|January 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018||$450/night + 12% tax|
|Island Dreams Full Boat Charter
Conducted Group Tours
February 16 - 25, 2017
|$4536 per diver, taxes included
Airfare to Male, Maldives is additional
|Non-diver pricing||Less 20%|
Manthiri package includes:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy lodging. Availability is limited.
Prices, schedules and inclusions are subject to availability and subject to change.
A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person will guarantee your berth.
Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
Itinerary for Island Dreams' Full Boat Charter in 2017 - Please note this commentary from the Manthiri's owner:
"Your tour will cover South Maleí, Felidhe and Ari Atolls (both North and South) and parts of North Male Atoll. This is by far the best route for that time of the year. The guests will see great blooms of colorful soft and hard corals and an abundance of fish. The chance of sighting whaleshark and manta rays -- off cleaning stations -- are excellent. By the way, our reefs have recovered well from the impact of 1998 El Nino.
"Ken, as a rule we donít give away the specific itinerary which is highly confidential. That information,freely given in the past, has sometimes, to our chargrin, ended up with our competitors. The tour circuit, though, is broadly as stated above.
M/V Manthiri - Maldivian owned and operated, the 85' motor yacht Manthiri brought Maldives live-aboard diving into the modern era, and remains one of the highest regarded dive operations in the world. This premier live-aboard carries only 12 guests in six comfortable double occupancy cabins. Each cabin has its own individually controlled air-conditioning, storage, a personal mini bar, and en suite bathroom with modern fixtures, toilet, shower, and plenty of hot water. To accommodate an international clientele, the cabins and salon are equipped with both 110-volt and 220-volt electrical outlets.
For Your Comfort - Dedicated to excellence in diving and superior service, Manthiri's crew of 12 pride themselves on looking after your every need from the moment you arrive at Male International Airport, until your departure for home or a land-based resort option. Outfitted with a spacious salon with comfortable couches and a roomy dining area, life aboard Manthiri is relaxed and accommodating. Two chefs provide three delicious meals daily, plus snacks after every dive. When not underwater, guests can relax in the air-conditioned cabins, in the comfortable salon, on the large sun deck, or rest in the pleasant open air shaded area.
Diving Dhoni, the Vasantha - Diving is done from an accompanying dhoni, the Vasantha, a 54' dive boat fitted with air and Nitrox compressors, oxygen, and safety equipment. This 45-ton displacement vessel is designed to provide a stable and comfortable diving platform. The large 300 square foot covered dive deck is conveniently laid out with tank racks, two hot water showers, and a camera rinse tank. For your diving comfort, a modern toilet is also provided onboard. Dive gear remains on the Vasantha for the duration of your cruise and is carefully maintained by the dive crew. Typical of Maldives live-aboard diving, the diving dhoni feature ensures greater comfort, ease of diving, and best of all, no compressor noise for guests aboard Manthiri.
The Maldives Await You - Each tour begins in Male, the capitol, and covers approximately 250 miles, visiting two, three or more atolls depending on duration of the cruise. Cruising is done during daylight hours with the Manthiri passing by palm-fringed islands and pristine turquoise lagoons. At sunset, your mobile dive hotel anchors in calm waters near a deserted island or perhaps a small village island where guests have the opportunity to experience local arts and crafts, music, dancing and the local way of life. Maldivians are hospitable people and take pride in sharing their world. They, along with Manthiri and Island Dreams, invite you to come and experience the Maldives for yourself.
For your consideration, we offer additional Maldives information and photographs:
- Read Ken Knezick's new Maldives Dive Report
- View Island Dreams' Maldives Photo Gallery
- See our other: Group Conducted Dive Tours
Looking for YOUR next great adventure? If this sounds like your kind of diving experience, contact Tina at Island Dreams now to learn how you can join in the fun. Tina@divetrip.com