BEST OF THE CENTRAL ATOLLS (Male-Ari-Vaavu-Male) -
35% off, Save over $800, now from $1,498 per person
02-Oct-2022 to 09-Oct-2022
Male to Male
12 spaces available
02-Oct-2022
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12 spaces available
09-Oct-2022
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Lower Deck Standard 
1498 USD
5 spaces
Lower Deck Standard 
1498 USD
5 spaces
Main Deck Standard 
1498 USD
1 spaces
Main Deck Standard 
1498 USD
6 spaces
Upper Deck Deluxe 
1908 USD
6 spaces
Upper Deck Deluxe 
1908 USD
1 spaces

Mandatory extra charges per person

Green fee $6 per night
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Itinerary
Whats Included?
    Deck :  Lower Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV
    Deck :  Main Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV
    Deck :  Upper Deck
    Max. occupation:  2
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    Fan
    Hair Dryer
    TV
    Refrigerator
    En-suite Bathroom
    AC
    TV

Why you should choose Blue Horizon:
High quality dives and service to their guests with almost 65% of guests returning every year. With 28 years of operating in Maldives the dive masters have over 15+ years and the captain 30+ years of experience in the Maldives. There are 4-5 guides for a maximum of 24 guest that permits all dive levels get the maximum dive experience with an average ratio of 6 divers per dive master. They love to show guests fantastic places away from the crowds and they do not have a minimum number of guests in order to sail so every trip is guaranteed and there is an onboard masseuse.

The 36m long Blue Horizon3 twin engined yacht is amongst one of the best boats in the Maldives.
Blue Horizon 3 accommodates 24 guests in 12 en-suite air-conditioned cabins made up of 3 deluxe cabins on the Upper deck with a sea view and 1 standard cabin on the main deck with a sea view and 8 standard cabins with portholes on the lower deck all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
The living area is complemented with the restaurant, fully provisioned with your favorite drinks and a spa and sun deck including a Jacuzzi enables you to relax in the most amazing setting and an experienced ayurvedic therapist from Sri Lanka offers massages at any time of the day.

You can dine on the front deck in the open air and enjoy the breath taking scenery or inside in the air-conditioned dining room where complimentary tea, coffee and water are always available any time of day. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with no problems, just let us know in advance.
The Horizon-3 is accompanied by a diving Dhonicomplete with a Nitrox station and camera rinse tanks.
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Blue Horizon III - schedule

Blue Horizon III - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The price includes:
Full Board 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with free tea & coffee throughout the day.
A mineral water bottle (free 1500ml) per person per day or mineral water dispenser available.
Local style fishing with line & baits.
All dives (incl. air/tank/weight, 7 days 16 dives and 14 days 37 dives)
All excursions, if time & weather permits (island & beach hopping, snorkeling, resort visit, Male’ city visit and HulhuMale’)
Transfers (Pick-up and Drop off from the Airport)

The price does not include:
Alcohol and soft drinks
International or domestic flights
Dive course
Nitrox
Internet
Equipment Rental
Diving or travel insurance
Crew tips – recommended US$100 per person per trip for the whole crew
Single supplement - If you wish to have the whole cabin to yourself, the single supplement is +50% from the normal price.

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per week
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $ 255
Regulator with octopus $75
Computer $75
BCD $ 75
Mask $30
Fins $30
Torch $ 30
Nitrox $ 112 normal tank / $148 Big tank
Prices are in United States Dollars and exclusive of GST of 12% and are subject to a Service Charge of 10%.
Prices may change without further notice.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Blue Horizon III - Video

Blue Horizon III - cabins

Blue Horizon 3 accommodates 24 guests in 12 en-suite air-conditioned cabins made up of 3 deluxe cabins on the Upper deck with a sea view and 1 standard cabin on the main deck with a sea view and 8 standard cabins with portholes on the lower deck all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.

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    Main deck Standard Cabin
    There are 9 Standard cabins with 1 on the main deck with a double and a single bed and sea view, the remaining 8 Standard cabins are on the lower deck with a double bed or twin beds and portholes that open, all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning and an En-suite bathroom.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

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    Lower Deck Standard Cabin
    There are 8 Standard cabins on the lower deck with a double bed or twin beds and portholes that open, all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning and an En-suite bathroom.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

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    Lower Deck Standard Cabin
    There are 8 Standard cabins on the lower deck with a double bed or twin beds and portholes that open, all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning and an En-suite bathroom.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

  • Blue Horizon III

    Lower Deck Standard Cabin
    There are 8 Standard cabins on the lower deck with a double bed or twin beds and portholes that open, all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning and an En-suite bathroom.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

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    Upper Deck Deluxe Double Cabin
    There are 3 Deluxe Double bed cabins on the upper deck which would normally suit a couple.
    These cabins have large seaview window, en-suite bathroom and all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

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    Upper Deck Deluxe Double Cabin
    There are 3 Deluxe Double bed cabins on the upper deck which would normally suit a couple.
    These cabins have large seaview window, en-suite bathroom and all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

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    Upper Deck Deluxe Double Cabin
    There are 3 Deluxe Double bed cabins on the upper deck which would normally suit a couple.
    These cabins have large seaview window, en-suite bathroom and all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

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    Upper Deck Deluxe Double Cabin
    There are 3 Deluxe Double bed cabins on the upper deck which would normally suit a couple.
    These cabins have large seaview window, en-suite bathroom and all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning.
    There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
    All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
    Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

Lower Deck Standard Cabin
There are 8 Standard cabins on the lower deck with a double bed or twin beds and portholes that open, all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning and an En-suite bathroom.
There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

Main Deck Standard Cabin
There are 9 Standard cabins with 1 on the main deck with a double and a single bed and sea view, the remaining 8 Standard cabins are on the lower deck with a double bed or twin beds and portholes that open, all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning and an En-suite bathroom.
There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

Upper Deck Deluxe Double Cabin
There are 3 Deluxe Double bed cabins on the upper deck which would normally suit a couple.
These cabins have large seaview window, en-suite bathroom and all rooms have remote controlled Air Conditioning.
There is plenty of storage, a wardrobe, shelving, a mirror and small table.
All beds have Duvets, Bed Covers and Bed Linen.
Beach Towels, Shower Towels are regularly changed.

Blue Horizon III - itineraries

The Best of the Central Atolls
Male-Vaavu-Ari-Male (7 nights)

The Best of the Central Atolls includes a beautiful mix of everything: Sharks, Rays, Napoleons, Mantas, Corals, sometimes Mantas at Night, Whale shark and an exciting wreck dive.
You will love it because it offers a beautiful mix of the best of the Maldives.

Detailed day to day itinerary of the trip:

Day 1: You will be picked up from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and will start sailing from Male, depending on everyone's arrival time a check dive will be done.
Day 2: You will make three dives, 1st dive Lankan manta, after dive cross to Ari atoll, 2nd Dive bathalakanthila,v3rd Dive fesdu thila, after dive check for manta at night.
Day 3: You will make three dives, 1st dive Maalhos thila, 2nd dive moofushi manta, 3rd Dive raidhiga thila, if the weather is good check hopefully there will be a barbq dinner on a beach.
Day 4: You will make three dives, 1st dive Rangali madivaru, after the dive and after breakfast you will search for whale sharks on the surface from the boat and hopefully swim with one, 2nd dive Maamingli beyru, after the dive and after lunch you will get to search for whales sharks again, 3rd dive dhidhoo beyru.
Day 5: You will make three dives, 1st dive kudarah thila,after dive boat cross to vaavu atoll, 2nd Dive dhigaluvashee kandu, 3rd dive Night dive with nurse sharks Alimatha house reef.
Day 6: You will make three dives, 1st dive miyaru kandu,after dive boat cross to south male atoll, 2nd dive kandooma thila, 3rd dive kuda giri wreck.
Day 7: Depending on your flight times you will make one dive and return to Male at the end of the trip and if you would like to, site seeing to Male city will be organized.
Day 8: You will be dropped off to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport after breakfast around 7am.

Other Excursions
Fishing trips
Local Island Visits
Resort Visits
Uninhabited island BBQ
Snorkeling
Night Fishing
DVD Player and LCD TV
Indoor board games

Arrival
Meet & Greet Service
Your Surf Guide or the Dive Instructor will be at your service upon arrival to the Maldives to get you on board.
You will be picked up from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport upon your arrival and dropped off to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport on your day of departure to catch your international flight.

Check-In
Direct to the boat upon arrival from the airport

Check-Out
The time of check-out on the last day is around 7-8 am

Blue Horizon III - specs

Speed & Engine Mechanism
Engine: 2 engines x 360hp DOOSAN Daewoo (Dual Screw)
Speed: 10 to 14 knots
Generators: 220V, 50Hz (British Sockets) 77Kw DOOSAN and 85Kw DOOSAN
Water Maker: 2 x 6 tons per day Aqua Reef
Diesel: 8 tons
Number of Decks: 4
Tender-1: 18 meter Dhoni with 3 crew for transfers, diving or surfing or excursions etc.
Tender-2: 06 meter Boston Whaler with outboard engine for surfing or excursions.

Safety
Life Jackets
Life rings
Fire retardants
Pumps

Navigation
Compass
Maps
GPS

Communication
CB Set
Mobile Phone
Internet (chargeable as per the number of stay & guests)

Blue Horizon III - diving

Maldives diving conditions
The climate is warm year round and determined by the monsoons. The monsoons are mild and not as defined as in neighbouring countries.
The northeast monsoon starts in January and goes through the end of April. In January and February the currents can be very strong but the big animal activity can be fantastic.
The beginning of January brings clear water to most of the region which can be over 60m (200ft) visibility.
Underwater visibility in the Maldives is determined by the tidal movements with incoming and outgoing tides.
The monsoon patterns have a significant impact on the diving. From May to October, the southeast monsoon brings more big animal action and is the ideal time to go North to places like Baa Atoll and Hanifaru bay. The air temperature varies little with an annual average of 30C (90F) and minimum of 26C (80F), while the water temperature ranges from 26C (80F) to 30C (86F).

Diving is carried out from a purpose built “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 currents.
Every diver will have their own Dive Station with their own basket where for storing their diving gear, which will always remain on the diving dhoni.
This system leaves the main boat free to handle accommodations, meals and social activities in a quiet atmosphere with more available space for you to relax in.

Most guests make up to 3 dives a day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 3mm wetsuit should be comfortable and adequate.
There is a law in the Maldives that the depth limit is 98 feet/ 30 metres. Your Divemaster will requires proof of certification before the first dive.
Proof of your Dive Insurance will also be required, as well as the signing of the usual Waiver of Indemnity form.
Every effort is made to ensure you have a safe trip. However, unforeseen circumstances can and do happen and therefore, dive accident insurance is compulsory.
The reasonably priced DAN Dive Insurance can be purchased online.
We also highly recommend Travel and Trip insurance which can often be added onto your DAN insurance for an extra charge dependant on where you are from.

The Maldives offer the best that diving and snorkelling has to offer, Manta rays are guaranteed on pretty much every trip and there are a myriad of sites where you can see these beautiful creatures of the sea.
All of our liveaboards will give you the best experience possible dependant on the current conditions on your trip and all our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itineraries.
One of the highlights of any Maldives safari is the possibility to see one of the gentle giants of the ocean.
Whale sharks are unusually common in the Maldives and are seen nearly year round in some areas and the liveaboard staff will do their utmost to give you this chance encounter of a lifetime.
Diving from a liveaboard in the Maldives is without doubt one of the cheapest and easiet ways to experience the best that the Maldives has to offer and visit and discover more areas and better sites than diving from a land base.

Maldives dive sites

Kudarah Thila

Type of dive: Reef dive

Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life.

The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

Maaysa Thila

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive

Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter.

The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

Bathala Maaga Kanthila

Type of dive: Drift dive

Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu and is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

Maalhos Thila (Blue Curves)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive

Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.

Rasdhoo Madivaru

Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive

Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.

Guraidhoo Kandu South

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive

Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean.
At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Kandooma Thila

Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive

Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life.
The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

Embudu Kandu (Express)

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.

Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here.
The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.