Maldives 2000 - The prime diving season in the Maldives is January through early May, with a secondary season late July through October. While there are land-based operations offering diving, a live-aboard in the Maldives allows you to cover more territory and visit a much greater variety of dive sites. Based on a ten day live-aboard experience, Island Dreams' suggested itinerary will bring you the very best of the magnificent Maldives. You may choose between group and individual travel. Join one of our conducted group tours, or let us custom-design a Maldives dive vacation to meet your personal requirements.
Saturday, February 19, 2000
Island Dreams will assist in arranging evening flights from around the U.S. to Los Angeles. Check in at the Singapore Airlines counter at the LAX International Terminal no later than 8:30 p.m. You will check your bags all the way through to the Maldives. The flight is scheduled to depart LAX at 11:15 p.m.
Monday, February 21, 2000
Flying Los Angeles to Singapore, you will have crossed the International Dateline while enjoying the superb services of award-winning Singapore Airlines. Arrive Singapore at 11:35 a.m. Have time for a rest and shower in the airport's excellent Transit Hotel, and/or a free tour of Singapore. Depart Singapore at 10:30 p.m. and fly on to Male, the Maldives. Transfer directly to the M/V Manthiri and overnight.
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
Now begin your 9 night, 10 day cruise, as you experience the best diving the Maldives have to offer. Designed for the discriminating diver, Manthiri will provide four boat dives per day. The Manthiri's divemaster, Manik, is widely acknowledged to provide the finest diving opportunities in the country.
Thursday, March 2, 2000
Return to the port of Male in the morning, with your day free for touring, shopping, and fascinating photo opportunities. Complimentary day room lodging is provided aboard the Manthiri.
Friday, March 3, 2000
Depart Male at 12:55 am, and connect all the way back to Los Angeles, arriving LAX at 10:55 am, same day (remember that pesky International Dateline?), with plenty of time to make flight connections to cities around the U.S.
With special airfares from award-winning Singapore Airlines, Island Dreams has created a prime Maldives itinerary. If you can not travel with one of our conducted group tours, we will create an itinerary to meed your schedule and personal needs.
A $300 deposit guarantees your
place in the fun, with final payment due 60 days prior to your departure.
Prices are subject to change. To receive a color brochure, current availability,
detailed itinerary, and confirmed reservations, contact your Adventure
Experts at Island Dreams. It's our pleasure to serve you.
For additional insight read Ken Knezick's Report from the Maldives
For a selection of additional photographs see the new Maldives Photo Portfolio
Or read Bob Ricke and Maria Hults' review of the M/V Manthiri Manthiri Report